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June 5, 2014
BASF announced today that it is implementing a series of measures within its home-care and industrial and institutional cleaning and formulation technologies businesses to strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-restructures-care-chemicals-cuts-jobs_61582.html
June 5, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC; Tokyo) and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; Ibaraki) said on Wednesday that the Patent Court of Korea has rejected an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Korean-court-rejects-Intematix-challenge-to-Mitsubishi-red-phosphor-patent_61577.html
June 4, 2014
Laticrete (Bethany, CT) has agreed to buy DuPont’s surface-care business, a maker of protective coatings and surface treatments for the stone and tile market, the companies say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Laticrete-to-buy-DuPonts-surface-care-business_61566.html
June 4, 2014
A. Schulman has agreed to acquire Ferro’s specialty plastics business, a maker of engineered plastic compounds, colorants, and liquid coatings mostly for thermoset plastics, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Schulman-to-acquire-Ferros-specialty-plastics-business-Ferro-looking-to-sell-polymer-additives_61554.html
June 4, 2014
FDA has approved Addivant's (Danbury, CT) registered Weston liquid antioxidant for food contact applications, the company announced today. The product is made using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/FDA-approves-Addivants-nonylphenol-free-liquid-antioxidant-for-food-contact-applications_61552.html
June 3, 2014
BASF says it has completed the previously announced divestment of its PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO) business unit to Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland), a private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-completes-divestment-of-PolyAd-Services-to-private-equity-firm_61499.html
June 3, 2014
Axalta Coatings Systems announced today that it has named Eduardo Nardinelli president and general manager/Brazil. Nardinelli has a background in the automotive sector, and comes to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-names-Brazil-president_61522.html
June 3, 2014
Givaudan says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of cosmetic ingredients producer Soliance (Pomacle, France). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-completes-acquisition-of-cosmetic-ingredients-producer_61514.html
June 2, 2014
Wacker Chemie announced today that it will spend €20 million ($27.2 million) to expand the capacity of its dispersible polymer powders capacity at Burghausen, Germany. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Wacker-hikes-dispersible-polymer-powders-capacity-in-Germany_61471.html
May 28, 2014
Mapei (Milan), a privately owned maker of products for the construction industry has acquired General Resource Technology (GRT), a US-based producer of concrete admixtures.  GRT...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Mapei-acquires-US-producer-of-concrete-admixtures-General-Resource-Technology_61373.html
May 27, 2014
BASF today announced the construction of a new plant to manufacture polyalkylene glycol (PAG)–based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The facility will start operations by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/BASF-builds-polyalkylene-glycol-plant-at-Ludwigshafen_61316.html
May 22, 2014
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper, and emulsions businesses of Clariant, has acquired a 49% stake in M. Dohmen (San Vittore, Switzerland), Archoma announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Archroma-takes-stake-in-textile-dye-firm_61225.html
May 22, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says today it is entering into a strategic partnership with the non-profit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-enters-into-strategic-partnership-to-preserve-biodiversity_61227.html
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
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