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May 20, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it will acquire the business of Klebag Chemie (Ennetbürgen, Switzerland), a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding, and flooring markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sika-acquires-Swiss-adhesives-manufacturer_61150.html
May 16, 2014
Comex Mexico has filed suit against Sherwin-Williams (SW) over SW’s termination of the $2.34-billion merger agreement between the two companies, a Reuters report says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Comex-Mexico-files-suit-against-Sherwin-Williams-over-deal-termination_61108.html
May 15, 2014
Suppliers of chemicals to the personal-care and cosmetics industries were mostly upbeat at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show, held earlier this week at Edison, NJ. Most...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Suppliers-Day-2014-Mood-mostly-upbeat-for-personal-care-industry_61087.html
May 14, 2014
Start-up business Catalytic Technologies Ltd. (CTL; Stockton-on-Tees, UK) says it is aiming for 50% of worldwide polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and film production to be based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/UK-start-up-targets-50-percent-market-share-for-its-titanium-based-PET-catalyst_61057.html
May 13, 2014
FMC announced today that it has broken ground on a blending facility for natural colors at its Newark, DE manufacturing site. The company produces natural colors in Santiago, Chile and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FMC-to-expand-Delaware-site-with-natural-colors-blending-facility_61050.html
May 12, 2014
Private Equity firm Huron Capital Partners (Detroit) has cofounded Valentus Specialty Chemicals, an acquisition platform, Huron says. The company is joining forces with industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Huron-Capital-launches-specialty-chemicals-acquisition-platform_60996.html
May 9, 2014
Kemira said today that it has been selected as a supplier of sodium chlorate to Klabin's (Rio de Janeiro) new 1.5-million m.t./year pulp mill in Paraná, Brazil. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-to-build-sodium-chlorate-plant-in-Brazil-to-supply-Klabins-pulp-mill_60958.html
May 9, 2014
AkzoNobel's Imperatriz Chemical Island at Imperatriz, Brazil, has become operational and started supplying the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill, in the northern part of the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/AkzoNobel-chemical-island-starts-up-in-Brazil-to-supply-pulp-industry_60965.html
May 8, 2014
FRX Polymers (Chelmsford MA) has closed its series-C financing round at $20 million, the company has announced. The financing was led by the Flemish investment company, PMV (Brussels)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Green-flame-retardant-start-up-closes-$20-million-series-C-financing-round_60895.html
May 8, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says that its revenue for the first quarter of 2014 increased to €141.5 million ($196.8 million), compared with €138.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-sales-increase-by-2-2-percent-in-first-quarter-2014-Ebit-jumps-28-5-percent-YOY_60898.html
May 7, 2014
Balchem says it has completed the acquisition of SensoryEffects, a maker of food ingredients, for $567 million. The deal was announced in early April. SensoryEffects will maintain its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Balchem-closes-acquisition-of-SensoryEffects_60887.html
May 7, 2014
Rockwood today reported first-quarter net income of $21.7 million, more than double that of the year-ago quarter. Net sales totaled $354.5 million, up 5.2% year-on-year (YOY). Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Rockwood-earnings-rise-on-solid-surface-treatment-results_60863.html
May 7, 2014
Innospec has reported first-quarter net income down 6% year-on-year (YOY), to $16.9 million, on sales up 11%, to $220.7 million. Adjusted earnings, excluding some foreign currency and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Innospec-earnings-fall-despite-rising-sales_60864.html
May 7, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it increased sales in the first quarter of 2014 of €470 million ($654 million) compared with €458 million in the year-ago quarter, or 2.6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-sales-up-2-6-percent-in-first-quarter-Ebitda-rises-by-9-0-percent_60854.html
May 7, 2014
BASF has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer at Ludwigshafen, the company announced today. The company increased capacity for its Hexamoll Dinch–branded plasticizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-doubles-non-phthalate-plasticizer-capacity-at-Ludwigshafen_60849.html
May 6, 2014
FMC today reported first-quarter net income down by about half year-on-year (YOY), to $65.6 million, or 49 cts/share, on revenues up 3%, to $942 million. Earnings excluded some charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/FMC-earnings-fall-as-ag-results-hit-by-bad-weather_60841.html
May 6, 2014
Kemira says it has completed the acquisition of BASF's worldwide AKD emulsions business. The deal was announced in late February. Financial terms of the transaction have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-completes-purchase-of-BASFs-AKD-emulsions-business_60837.html
May 6, 2014
US Water Services (St. Michael, MN) has acquired Water Chemical Service (Waterchem; Aberdeen, MD), a maker of pathogen control products, for an undisclosed sum, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/US-Water-Services-acquires-treatment-firm-in-Mid-Atlantic_60826.html
May 6, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) today reported first-quarter net income up 18% year-on-year (YOY), to $106.7 million or $1.30/share, on sales up 6%, to $770 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-earnings-beat-estimates-on-strong-sales_60825.html
May 2, 2014
Niagara Fiber, which is owned by private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York), has announced it will acquire Allied Blending & Ingredients (ABI; Keokuk, IA), a maker of fiber and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Arsenals-Niagara-Fiber-acquires-Allied-Blending_60768.html
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