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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
September 26, 2014
The European Commission has adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products. The commission's decision follows an assessment by the Scientific...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Europe-bans-or-restricts-three-more-preservatives-from-cosmetic-products_64081.html
September 25, 2014
Eastman Chemical today said it has completed its expansion of non-phthalate plasticizers capacity at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing plant. The expansion will increase production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-completes-plasticizers-capacity-expansion_63889.html
September 25, 2014
Omnova Solutions today reported fiscal third-quarter net income of down 80% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.8 million, or 4 cts/share, on sales down 3.5%, to $252.1 million. Adjusted income...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Omnova-earnings-tumble-on-weakness-in-paper-business_64001.html
September 25, 2014
Air Liquide has signed a major contract with BOE Technology Group to supply gases to BOE’s new G8.5 flat panel display device and system project located at Chongqing, China. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Air-Liquide-signs-new-contract-to-supply-Chinas-leading-display-manufacturer-with-high-purity-nitrogen_63995.html
September 24, 2014
H.B. Fuller today reported fiscal third-quarter net income down 85.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $4 million, or 8 cts/share, on revenues up 2.4%, to $526.8 million. Adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-earnings-plummet-on-problems-with-Forbo-integration-systems-update_63990.html
September 24, 2014
Bostik, a subsidiary of Total and a leading global producer of adhesives for industrial, construction, and consumer markets, has expanded its cementitious powder manufacturing capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Bostik-opens-adhesives-plant-in-Malaysia_63842.html
September 24, 2014
US specialty chemicals volumes were flat sequentially in August, with volumes expanding in twelve segments and declining in fourteen. Two segments had flat volumes. Volumes grew 0.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/ACC-Specialties-volumes-flat-in-August_63985.html
September 24, 2014
BASF says it is increasing prices for vitamin B2 products for human and animal nutrition by 20% across the globe. The increases will be in effect immediately with considerations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/BASF-raising-prices-for-vitamin-B2_63965.html
September 24, 2014
BASF said today that it is changing the organizational structure of its paper chemicals business to strengthen competiveness. As of 1 January 2015, the paper chemicals division will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-to-dissolve-paper-chemicals-division-cut-jobs-in-reorganization-plan_63962.html
September 22, 2014
A US district court in New Jersey issued an opinion last week siding with MacDermid in a patent dispute over flexographic imaging plates. The dispute relates to thermal processing for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Court-finds-against-DuPont-in-patent-dispute-with-MacDermid_63927.html
September 22, 2014
Pidilite Industries (Mumbai), a maker of consumer and specialty chemicals, is acquiring the adhesives business of Blue Coat Pvt (Ahmedabad, India) on a so-called slump sale basis for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Pidilite-Industries-buys-another-adhesives-business-in-India_63921.html
September 16, 2014
PeroxyChem has announced that it will raise prices for its high-purity electronics grades of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by about 31%, or 3 cts/lb, in response to rising demand from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/PeroxyChem-to-raise-prices-for-high-purity-hydrogen-peroxide_63850.html
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