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September 23, 2015
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index rose by 0.3% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in August, following a 0.1% gain in July. The overall specialty chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/US-specialty-chemicals-stable-but-oilfield-chemicals-decline_73824.html
September 22, 2015
Emery Oleochemicals (Shah Alam, Malaysia) says it has opened a $50-million polyols plant at Cincinnati that is designed to use renewable raw materials and recycled content as...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Emery-Oleochemicals-commissions-polyols-plant-based-on-renewable-raw-materials-and-scrap-foam_73823.html
September 22, 2015
Ashland on Tuesday announced plans to spin off its Valvoline motor oil and automotive maintenance segment as a separate, publicly traded company. After the spin-off, the “new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Ashland-to-spin-off-Valvoline_73822.html
September 21, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says that it is acquiring Pinova Holdings (Brunswick, GA) for $397 million. The acquisition includes the operational...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-acquires-Pinova-Holdings_73796.html
September 18, 2015
Avery Dennison has expanded its Kunshan, China performance tapes manufacturing facility with a new coater to meet increased demand for industrial tapes and adhesives in the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Avery-Dennison-to-expand-China-plant-add-new-coater_73754.html
September 21, 2015
Kemira at today’s capital markets day (CMD) at its R&D center at Espoo, Finland, will confirm its mid-term financial targets. The company's updated vision, "The first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-confirms-financial-targets-at-capital-markets-day_73731.html
September 17, 2015
Air Products plans to spin off its electronics and performance materials segment to shareholders via a tax-free spin-off. The business, which accounts for roughly 20% of Air Products revenue, had 2014 sales of $2.1 billion and adjusted Ebitda of $521 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Air-Products-to-spin-off-materials-technologies_73730.html
September 15, 2015
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) has completed a $3.8-million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility in Valladolid, Spain. The company says that the expansion, which will support...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Industries-completes-plant-expansion-in-Spain_73684.html
September 16, 2015
Albemarle today announced plans to increase its mineral conversion capacity by up to 50,000 m.t./year in an effort to add capacity for battery-grade lithium, including lithium...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Albemarle-to-boost-battery-grade-lithium-capacity_73661.html
September 11, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has entered into a memorandum of understanding for an exclusive distribution and reseller agreement with Contém 1G (São João da Boa Vista...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Amyris-enters-distribution-partnership-with-Brazil-cosmetics-retailer_73609.html
September 9, 2015
Shareholders of Alent plc (Woking, UK) have voted to approve a takeover by blank-check firm Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL), which was announced in July. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Alent-shareholders-approve-acquisition-by-Platform_73528.html
September 9, 2015
Capital Southwest’s previously announced spinoff of its specialty chemicals assets will be effective from 30 September, the company says. Shares in the new entity, Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Capital-Southwest-chemicals-spin-off-to-occur-at-end-of-September_73525.html
September 6, 2015
Frutarom Industries (Herzliya, Israel), one of the world's 10 largest flavors and specialty fine ingredients firms, announced on Sunday that it has acquired a 79% share in the Spanish...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-acquires-Spanish-natural-plant-extracts-company-Nutrafur_73448.html
September 3, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced that it plans to eliminate up to 100 jobs. The company says that it will start statutory negotiations with all of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-to-cut-up-to-100-jobs-in-Finland_73410.html
September 1, 2015
Ashland has completed its acquisition of cellular fraction isolation technology, called Zeta Fraction, from AzkoNobel, in a deal that was announced in July. Terms of the transaction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-completes-technology-acquisition-from-AkzoNobel_73362.html
September 8, 2015
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland) says it has acquired 100% of the shares of Induchem Holding (Volketswil, Switzerland) and its subsidiaries...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-acquires-Induchem_73325.html
August 31, 2015
Axalta announced Monday that it has signed a contract to supply industrial and architectural coatings to structures along the Panama Canal. The structures include buildings and locks...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-to-supply-coatings-to-Panama-Canal_73326.html
August 31, 2015
Evonik Industries has started up plants for C4-based products at its Marl, Germany, site, part of a three-digit million-euro investment for these products in Europe. The plants were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-starts-up-C4-expansion-at-Marl-using-new-technology_73322.html
August 31, 2015
Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) and Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) have announced a lactide-caprolactone copolymer for hot melt adhesives. The new copolymer is the result of a long-term...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Corbion-and-Perstorp-announce-lactide-caprolactone-copolymer-for-hot-melt-adhesives_73320.html
August 28, 2015
Swiss flavors and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan has slightly trimmed its five-year organic sales growth target to 4–5%/year in 2015–20, down from the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-aims-to-grow-outside-traditional-core-to-counter-possible-slowing-of-emerging-markets_73307.html
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