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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
March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal to amend the hazard classification and labeling (CLH) for diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), the agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ECHA-invites-comments-on-hazard-classification-and-labeling-for-DIBP_59837.html
March 25, 2014
Stepan announced yesterday that it has introduced a novel biobased surfactant developed jointly with Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. (Woodridge, IL) that is capable of replacing high...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-launches-surfactant-developed-jointly-with-Elevance_59812.html
March 20, 2014
W.R. Grace said yesterday that the company is targeting 8-10% growth in Ebit, and sales growth of 1.5-2 times (x) GDP from 2014 through 2018. The company, which in February emerged...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-sets-8-10-percent-Ebit-growth-target_59692.html
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
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