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March 20, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) will build a new plant for liquid inks for packaging applications in the Alia─ča Organize Sanayi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/printinginks/DIC-to-build-liquid-inks-plant-for-packaging-applications-in-Turkey_59681.html
March 19, 2014
PPG announced today it is investing $27 million to expand its coatings manufacturing plant at San Juan del Rio, Querterano, Mexico. The expansion will involve four new buildings with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-launches-$27-million-expansion-of-Mexico-coatings-plant_59656.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
March 17, 2014
Sensient Technologies today released a letter to shareholders outlining its opposition to hedge fund FrontFour Capital’s (New York) slate of director nominees. Sensient says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-releases-letter-opposing-FrontFour-director-nominees_59623.html
March 14, 2014
Bills have been introduced in the US House and Senate designed to clear the backlog of US FDA approval for sunscreen ingredients and implement a streamlined process for ingredient...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Congress-introduces-bill-to-speed-sunscreen-ingredient-approval_59599.html
March 13, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating (Martinsville, VA), a manufacturer and distributor of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Eastman-acquires-Virginia-film-manufacturer_59554.html
March 13, 2014
Haldor Topsoe says it has opened its newly expanded catalyst plant at Frederikssund, Denmark. The expansion, an investment of over 300 million Danish kroner ($56 million), has added a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Haldor-Topsoe-expands-catalyst-plant-in-Denmark_59459.html
March 11, 2014
Edge Adhesives (Fort Worth, TX) has been sold to private equity firms Akoya Capital Partners (Chicago) and Gladstone Investment (McLean, VA) for an undisclosed sum. Edge’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Edge-Adhesives-shuffles-private-equity-owners_59473.html
March 10, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it achieved record sales and earnings during 2013. Sales grew to €1.83 billion ($2.54 billion) in 2013 compared with €1.74 billion in 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-achieves-record-sales-and-profitability-in-2013_59441.html
March 7, 2014
The sale of Plextronics (Pittsburgh) to Solvay USA (Houston), a Solvay subsidiary, for $32.6 million has been approved by the Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, according to court records...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Reports-Delaware-court-green-lights-Solvays-acquisition-of-Plextronics_59402.html
March 6, 2014
BASF broke ground today on a resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing, China, the company says. The plant is scheduled to commence...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-breaks-ground-on-electrocoat-plant-at-Shanghai_59365.html
March 4, 2014
Sensient Technologies announced today that it is initiating a new restructuring program, which will consolidate manufacturing plants and “eliminate underperforming...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-announces-further-restructuring-raises-dividend_59323.html
March 4, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to divest PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO), part of BASF's plastic additives business unit, to private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-divests-plastic-additives-unit-PolyAd-to-private-equity-firm_59311.html
March 4, 2014
Essential Ingredients (Lawrenceville, GA), a sales and marketer of personal care, household, and industrial (HI&I) products, says it has been chosen by SE Tylose USA (Itasca, IL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Cellulose-ether-firm-selects-Essential-Ingredients-for-marketing_59271.html
March 3, 2014
PPG has closed its acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology (Boxborough, MA), a maker of high-heat resistant industrial coatings, the company says. Financial terms of the deal, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-closes-heat-resistant-coatings-deal_59276.html
March 2, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operations of DuPont, says it is to invest $60 million to build a next-generation plant to expand its production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-Coating-Systems-to-invest-$60-million-in-waterborne-coatings-Germany_59250.html
February 28, 2014
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) has launched LpHera, an enzyme to make starch conversion more efficient, which boosts yields during liquefaction while securing significant chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Novozymes-launches-yield-boosting-cost-saving-starch-conversion-enzyme_59227.html
February 28, 2014
Calumet Specialty Products announced today that it has acquired United Petroleum Company (Gilbert, AZ), the producer of Quantum-brand lubricants. Calumet calls Quantum, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Calumet-Specialty-Products-buys-lubricants-maker_59246.html
February 28, 2014
Henkel has signed an alliance with CMS Technology (Danbury, CT), a packaging technology developer, to create food-safe antimicrobial additives for packaging, the company says. CMS owns...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-signs-antimicrobial-packaging-alliance_59236.html
February 28, 2014
Tronox reports a net loss of $3 million, narrower than the $97 million loss reported in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share were at a loss of 6 cts/share—slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tronox-reports-tighter-net-loss-stabilizing-pigment-market_59150.html
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