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August 21, 2014
Clariant’s industrial and consumer specialties plant at Gendorf, Germany, has been granted mass balance certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO; London)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Clariant-plant-in-Germany-gains-RSPO-certification_63336.html
August 20, 2014
Bartek Ingredients (Stony Creek, ON) has announced a large expansion of its capacity for malic and fumaric acid, and its precursor material, maleic anhydride. The company will add 50...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Bartek-Ingredients-to-expand-malic-fumaric-acids-capacity_63327.html
August 20, 2014
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel), a producer of flavors and fragrances, today reported second-quarter net income rose 44.5%, to $25.5 million, on 29% higher sales of $218.1 million. Ebitda was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Acquisitions-help-lift-Frutaroms-revenues-and-earnings_63308.html
August 20, 2014
AkzoNobel today broke ground on its previously announced decorative paints facility at Chengdu, China. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province. The new facility is part of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-breaks-ground-on-decorative-paints-facility-in-China_63307.html
August 20, 2014
Firmenich (Geneva), the world's largest privately owned flavors and fragrances firm, has appointed Gilbert Ghostine as its new CEO, effective 1 October. Ghostine was most recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Flavors-and-fragrances-firm-Firmenich-appoints-new-CEO_63306.html
August 18, 2014
Coatings maker Axalta has announced a $10.5-million investment to expand its transportation coatings resins site at Tlalnepantla, Mexico. The expansion will expand the site’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-to-expand-Mexico-site_63281.html
August 14, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it has selected the city of Curitiba, in the state of Parana, Brazil, as the location of its next forest products manufacturing site in Latin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Momentive-selects-Brazil-site-for-forest-products-facility_63190.html
August 14, 2014
Apple announced today that it will ban the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its electronics as part of a renewed effort to eliminate unsafe work conditions since...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Apple-bans-benzene-and-n-hexane-from-final-product-assembly_63187.html
August 13, 2014
BASF's venture capital business says it has invested €1.0 million ($1.3 million) in the technology company SmartKem (St. Asaph, UK), a leader in R&D of high-performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/BASF-invests-in-organic-semiconductor-inks-firm-SmartKem_63145.html
August 12, 2014
Valspar says that net income for the quarter ended 25 July was $97.8 million, up 4% year-on-year (YOY). Reported earnings of $1.14/share dipped slightly below analyst estimates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-results-up-on-strength-in-coatings_63127.html
August 8, 2014
Calgon Carbon today reported earnings up 17.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $15.2 million, or 28 cts/share, on sales up 3.3%, to $145.1 million. Earnings totaled 28 cts/share, matching...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Calgon-Carbon-earnings-rise-on-higher-sales_63088.html
August 7, 2014
Fragrances and flavors group Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) today reported its financial results covering the first six months of the year with net income rising 17% to €109.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-earnings-rise-outlook-confirmed_63044.html
August 6, 2014
Rockwood Holdings today reported second-quarter net income from continuing operations up 32.7% year-on-year (YOY), to $34.1 million, or 47 cts/share, on sales up 4.1%, to $362.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Rockwood-beats-estimates_63025.html
August 6, 2014

HallStar (Chicago) has acquired the Florasolvs natural esters product line of specialty ingredients from FloraTech (Chandler, AZ), a maker of botanically derived ingredients.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/HallStar-acquires-natural-esters-personal-care-line_63017.html
August 5, 2014
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF; New York) today reported second-quarter net income of $110.2 million, up 8% year-over-year (YOY). Reported earningsof $1.35/share in line...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-sales-and-earnings-up_62988.html
August 5, 2014
Bio2Electric (Princeton, NJ), trading as EcoCatalytic Technologies, has received a three-year, $3.8-million award from the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/US-start-up-receives-award-to-develop-catalyst-technology-for-olefin-production-from-natural-gas_62999.html
August 4, 2014
Novomer (Waltham, MA) says it has appointed Reschem Italia (Parabiago, Italy) as its authorized distributor of Converge-registered polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Italy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Novomer-appoints-distributor-for-its-PPC-polyols-in-Italy_62958.html
August 4, 2014
Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R; New York) has closed its $1.8-billion acquisition of Ashland’s water technologies business on Friday, renaming the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Ashland-water-technologies-sale-complete-company-renamed-Solenis_62964.html
August 1, 2014
Private equity firm American Securities (New York) has closed the acquisition of specialties maker Emerald Performance Materials (Cuyahoga Fall, OH) from Sun Capital (Boca Raton, FL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Private-equity-firms-close-Emerald-Performance-Materials-deal_62945.html
July 31, 2014
Ashland today reported fiscal third-quarter earnings from continuing operations down 20% year-on-year (YOY), to $71 million, or 90 cts/share, on sales down 1%, to $1.6 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Ashland-earnings-fall-but-adjusted-earnings-beat-estimates_62918.html
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