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June 17, 2014
Axalta, the former automotive coatings business of DuPont, has named Luke Lu v.p. and president/China, a newly created post. Lu will report to Axalta chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-names-China-president_61869.html
June 17, 2014
PPG says it will spend $40 million to expand a coating resins facility near São Paulo. The expansion will add 65,000 sq ft to the facility, which makes resins for electrocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-expands-coatings-plant-in-Brazil_61867.html
June 13, 2014
China's mining authorities have increased the production quota of rare earth metals for 2014 to 105,000 m.t., about 12% higher than 2013's quota, reports say. The prior quota of 93,800...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Report-China-raises-rare-earth-production-quotas_61818.html
June 13, 2014
PPG Industries has completed the previously announced acquisition of nearly all of the assets of Canal Supplies Inc. (CSI; Panama City), a privately owned distributor of protective and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-completes-acquisition-of-marine-coatings-distributor-in-Panama_61797.html
June 12, 2014
GEO Specialty Chemicals (Ambler, PA) has broken ground on a manufacturing facility for polyaluminum chloride (PAC) products, to serve Texas municipalities in need of improved and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/GEO-Specialty-Chemicals-breaks-ground-on-water-treatment-chemicals-plant-in-Texas_61715.html
June 11, 2014
RPM says it has acquired Betumat Quimica (Candeias, Brazil), maker of waterproofing products in Bahia state. Betumat makes asphaltic membrances, cement grouts and modified asphalt...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/RPM-acquires-waterproofing-products-maker-in-Brazil_61700.html
June 10, 2014
GE announced today that its advanced water treatment technology will help purify water at IRPC’s (Rayong, Thailand) combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Rayong. GE will use its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/GE-to-provide-water-treatment-technology-to-Thailand-power-plant_61651.html
June 10, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) announced today the opening of its new automotive glazing coating facility at Leverkusen. MPM says customers will be able to coat...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Momentive-Performance-Materials-opens-automotive-coating-facility-in-Germany_61649.html
June 10, 2014
PPG has acquired Masterwork (Pittsburgh), a distributor of architectural paints in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. Masterwork owned and operated 13 stores, which mostly stock...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-paint-stores-in-northeastern-US_61650.html
June 9, 2014
Takasago (Tokyo), specialized in the creation of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) will start commercializing farnesene-derived fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Takasago-Amyris-to-commercialize-farnesene-derived-fragrance-molecules_61623.html
June 5, 2014
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Homax Group (Bellingham, WA), a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products. The transaction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-wall-and-ceiling-repair-firm-Homax-Group_61585.html
June 5, 2014
Altana today inaugurated its new additives facility at Wallingford, CT, doubling capacity for paints, composites and other additives in its BYK Additives and Instruments division. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Altana-doubles-US-additives-capacity_61598.html
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
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