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October 15, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Chicago) has signed an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc. (SCI; Fargo, ND) for $170 million, subject to postclosing adjustments. SCI works...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/ADM-to-acquire-specialty-ingredients-firm-for-$170-million_64519.html
October 14, 2014
KMG Chemicals (Houston), a specialty chemical maker, today announced its results for its fourth fiscal quarter, ended 31 July. The company reports a net loss of $822,000, slightly up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-Chemicals-reports-narrower-loss-in-fiscal-fourth-quarter_64499.html
October 13, 2014
KMG Chemicals says it will realign its hydrofluoric acid (HF) operations by ending HF production at Bay Point, CA in the first quarter of 2015. The move comes after KMG and Chemtrade...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-restructures-HF-operations_64489.html
October 13, 2014
PPG Industries (PPG) says Mexico's competition commission is extending the deadline for its review of PPG's proposed s $2.3-billion acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Mexico-antitrust-commission-extends-review-of-PPGs-proposed-acquisition-of-Comex_64477.html
October 10, 2014
Bostik (Paris), Total's adhesives subsidiary, has inaugurated an R&D center, the Bostik Smart Technology Center, at Venette, France, near Paris. The center covers 5,100 sq meters...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Bostik-opens-R-and-D-center-in-France_64449.html
October 9, 2014
Kemira (Helsinki) today inaugurated its biggest water treatment chemicals manufacturing plant at Dormagen, Germany. The facility produces aluminum salts, using recycled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-inaugurates-its-biggest-water-chemicals-production-plant_64359.html
October 8, 2014
RPM today reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 3.9% year-on-year (YOY), to $99.1 million, on sales up 3.4%, to $1.2 billion. Earnings totaled 73 cts/share, down 5.2% YOY and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-earnings-fall-3-9-percent_64340.html
October 8, 2014
The biocidal products committee (BPC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted opinions on four active substances: glutaraldehyde; clothianidin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/ECHAs-biocidal-products-committee-adopts-ten-opinions_64335.html
October 7, 2014
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a letter criticizing the management of Innophos Holdings, urging strategic changes, increased shareholder remuneration, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/FrontFour-Capital-criticizes-Innophos-management-suggests-sale-of-company_64329.html
October 7, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it is increasing the size of its management board to three members. Christoph Schlünken, president/additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Altana-enlarges-management-board_64315.html
October 7, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on proposals for harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for clorophene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultations-on-two-substances_64317.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has open a 45-day public commenting period on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for four substances: dibutyltin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/ECHA-starts-public-consultation-on-four-substances-under-CLH_64293.html
October 3, 2014
Shell has become the first organization to offer a globally available portfolio of natural gas–based fluids and solvents, Shell announced today. The high-purity paraffinic fluids...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Shell-Chemical-offers-gas-based-fluids-and-solvents-product-portfolio_64260.html
October 2, 2014
Reverdia (Geleen, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and starch manufacturer Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), is licensing its biobased succinic acid technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Reverdia-to-license-of-biobased-succinic-acid-technology_64236.html
October 1, 2014
Huntsman today closed its $1.28-billion acquisition of Rockwood's titanium dioxide business, as well as four other businesses. The other businesses include color pigments, timber...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Huntsman-closes-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-acquisition_64180.html
September 30, 2014
Coatings and composites maker Reichhold Industries (Durham, NC) today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. As part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Reichhold-files-for-bankruptcy-may-sell-US-business-to-bondholders_64178.html
September 30, 2014
BASF has named Canada Colors and Chemicals (CCC; Toronto) exclusive distributor for the company’s water treatment products in Canada. The agreement takes effect on 1 October for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/BASF-names-Canadian-distributor-for-water-treatment-products_64151.html
September 30, 2014
Brenntag has agreed to acquire Chimab (Padua, Italy), a supplier of food ingredients and semifinished products for several food subsectors, including beverages, ice cream and desserts...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Brenntag-acquires-food-ingredients-distributor-in-Italy_64132.html
September 29, 2014
Lanxess has announced it has started up a new Lewatit weak acid cation (WAC) exchange resins production line at Leverkusen. The company has invested €10 million ($12.7 million) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Lanxess-starts-up-ion-exchange-resins-plant-at-Leverkusen_64091.html
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