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April 15, 2014
Sensient Technologies has reported a first-quarter net loss of $2.08 million, or 4 cts/share, compared with a profit of $21.4 million, or 43 cts/share, in the year-ago quarter, due...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-swings-to-loss-on-restructuring-charges-raises-guidance_60303.html
April 15, 2014
BASF has lifted its declaration of force majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E products for human and animal nutrition, at Ludwigshafen, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/BASF-lifts-force-majeure-on-citral-derivatives_60300.html
April 14, 2014

Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has agreed to acquire flavors and nutrition ingredients maker Diana Group (Vannes, France) from private equity firm Ardian (Paris) for €1.3 billion ($1.8 billion). The deal is expected to close in third-quarter 2014.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-to-acquire-Diana-Group-for-$1-8-billion_60284.html
April 11, 2014
Shareholder advisory firm ISS (New York) issued a report yesterday recommending a vote against a hedge fund’s dissident director slate at Sensient Technologies. FrontFour Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Shareholder-advisory-firm-weighs-in-against-Sensient-dissidents_60255.html
April 11, 2014
Givaudan (Geneva) recorded sales of  1.09 billion Swiss francs ($1.24 billion) during the first quarter of 2014, according to the company's results, published today. The results...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudans-first-quarter-sales-rise_60251.html
April 9, 2014
Paints and coatings makers are feeling increasingly optimistic about business prospects for 2014, as the rebounding construction market drives demand for architectural coatings and raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/ACS-2014-Optimism-rising-in-the-coatings-industry_60219.html
April 9, 2014
In the fourth quarter, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) will open a site for R&D and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Symrise-opens-R-and-D-facility-in-Brazils-Amazon-region_60206.html
April 9, 2014
The board of BASF–Petronas Chemicals (BPC), a 60-40 joint venture, has approved the final investment decision and agreed to invest 1.5 billion ringgit ($462 million) to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/BASF-Petronas-JV-confirms-aroma-ingredients-project-in-Malaysia_60204.html
April 9, 2014
Clariant has completed the acquisition of Plastchemix (Vadodara, India), the company announced today in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Plastchemix's activities will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-completes-acquisition-of-India-masterbatch-firm_60203.html
April 8, 2014
Research and development (R&D) in the paints and coatings industry is being driven by a variety of issues, chief among energy efficiency and the development of new substrates in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/ACS-2014-Energy-issues-new-substrates-key-drivers-for-coatings-R-and-D_60195.html
April 8, 2014
Sensient Technologies announced today that it has named Sam Lteif president of its flavors business. Lteif joins the company, effective 7 April, after 14 years at PepsiCo. Lteif has 23...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-names-flavors-president_60179.html
April 8, 2014
Ashland’s specialty ingredients unit has completed a 13,000 sq-ft expansion of its Macon, GA facility—moving its Nuosept biocides production line from Leaside, ON to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Ashland-completes-Georgia-biocide-plant-expansion_60181.html
April 4, 2014
Balchem says it has agreed to acquire SensoryEffects (St. Louis), a privately-held maker of food and beverage ingredients, for $567 million. SensoryEffects’ 2014 revenues should...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Balchem-to-acquire-food-ingredients-maker-SensoryEffects_59971.html
April 4, 2014
Sherwin-Williams (SW) announced today that it is terminating its agreement to acquire Mexican paint supplier Comex, which has run into antitrust issues in Mexico. SW has already...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-terminates-Comex-Mexico-acquisition_60120.html
April 4, 2014
BASF-Petronas Chemicals,  a 60-40 joint venture, is expected to begin construction of a 1.63-billion ringgit ($496.2 million) integrated aroma ingredient plant at the end of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Reports-BASF-and-Petronas-to-start-construction-soon-on-aroma-ingredient-project-in-Malaysia_60116.html
April 3, 2014
Sensient Technologies today said it expects first-quarter earnings to exceed analysts’ consensus of 65 cts/share. The company also said it expects to raise its full-year earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-raises-earnings-guidance-trades-barbs-with-FrontFour-over-director_60059.html
April 1, 2014
PPG announced two new executive appointments today, effective immediately. Dave Cole has been named v.p./packaging coatings and Anup Jain has been appointed v.p./specialty coatings and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-announces-executive-appointments_59978.html
March 28, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it is realigning responsibilities under Nicolas Mirzayantz, president/fragrances, effective 1 April. The change includes creation of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-makes-organization-changes-in-fragrances-business-unit_59903.html
March 27, 2014
H.B. Fuller today reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 29.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $24.6 million, or 28 cts/share, on revenues up 1.3%, to $486 million. Higher volume...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Fuller-net-income-falls-despite-revenue-increase_59876.html
March 26, 2014
PPG announced today that it has agreed to acquire Canal Supplies Inc. (CSI; Panama City), a Panamanian distributor of protective and marine coatings, for an undisclosed sum. CSI...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-coatings-distributor-in-Central-America_59845.html
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