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December 20, 2013
Huntsman’s $1.33-billion acquisition of Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business has cleared the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) waiting period under US antitrust law...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Huntsman-Rockwood-TiO2-deal-clears-US-antitrust-barrier_57606.html
December 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries and ConAgra foods were found liable to pay $1.1 billion to replace or mitigate lead paint in thousands of homes in California in a court ruling...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-NL-Industries-ordered-to-pay-$1-1-billion-in-lead-paint-case_57489.html
December 16, 2013
China will reduce rare earth exports during 2014, the Ministry of Commerce (Beijing) has announced. China set its first batch of these quotas for 2014 at 15,110 m.t., a 2.5% decline...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/China-reduces-rare-earth-export-quotas-for-first-half-of-2014_57417.html
December 16, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a proposed rule to require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate that their products are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/FDA-proposes-triclosan-restrictions_57420.html
December 13, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) said today that it plans to invest more than $50 million in its flavors operations at Jakarta, Indonesia. The investment will include a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-to-invest-$50-million-in-flavors-operation-in-Indonesia_57390.html
December 12, 2013
W.R. Grace says the company is targeting an exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on or about 31 January 2014, general counsel Mark Shelnitz told investors during a conference call today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/W-R-Grace-expects-bankruptcy-exit-by-end-of-January_57356.html
December 12, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has completed its first full risk assessment of aspartame, used as a sweetener, and concluded that both aspartame and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/EFSA-concludes-aspartame-is-"safe-at-current-levels-of-exposure"_57318.html
December 12, 2013
Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel), the flavors and specialty ingredients  company, announced today that it has acquired Hagelin & Co. (Branchburg, NJ) for $52.4 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-Industries-acquires-US-flavors-company-Hagelin-and-Co-_57302.html
December 10, 2013
KMG Chemicals today reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.35 million, down 67.4% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 43.3%, to $93.6 million. Sales rose primarily because of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-Chemicals-earnings-fall-on-restructuring-charges_57246.html
December 10, 2013
Air Products announced today that it is increasing prices globally for fluorinated gases and other process materials supplied by its electronics business, effective 1 January 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Air-Products-increases-electronics-materials-prices_57221.html
December 9, 2013
The engineering team at Emerald Polymer Additives and Nitriles (Akron, OH), a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has commissioned a pilot plant to expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Emerald-Performance-Materials-commissions-pilot-plant-for-nitrile-butadiene-emulsion-products_57198.html
December 6, 2013
Nestlé has announced plans to sell its 10% stake in Givaudan via a private placement to investors. The placement is being managed by Goldman Sachs. The stake is valued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Nestle-to-sell-its-10-percent-stake-in-Givaudan_57172.html
December 6, 2013
BASF will invest £70 million ($114 million) by the end of 2015 at its Bradford and Grimsby, UK, water solutions sites as part of an optimization program, says Torben Berlin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/BASF-details-investment-job-cuts-at-UK-water-treatment-chemical-sites_57169.html
December 6, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reviewed key events in 2013, and provided an outline for 2014. The second deadline for the EU's Registration, Evaluation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/ECHA-reviews-2013-outlines-plans-for-2014_57176.html
December 4, 2013
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington, DC) announced today that it has elected new members for its board. New directors include Dale Steichen, v.p. of surface chemistry and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/American-Cleaning-Institute-names-new-board-members_57076.html
December 3, 2013
Evonik Industries has started up its expanded capacity for L-threonine at Evonik Agroferm, its 100% subsidiary at Kaba (Hungary). The official opening took place in the presence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Evonik-expands-L-threonine-capacity-for-animal-feed-in-Hungary_56910.html
December 2, 2013
Pure Bioscience (El Cajon, CA), an antimicrobial producer, has announced it has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Brenntag—providing the rights to distribute...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Pure-Bioscience-signs-distribution-agreement-with-Brenntag_57027.html
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened its first public consultation under the biocidal products regulation (BPR). The consultation will be on the active substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/ECHA-opens-first-public-consultation-under-biocidal-products-regulation_57009.html
November 28, 2013
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland), has appointed Stephan Sielaff as chief operating officer, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Archroma-appoints-new-COO_56995.html
November 27, 2013
Dow Corning says it will buy out Mitsubishi Materials’ (Tokyo) stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Group joint ventures for $240 million. Dow Corning has purchased Mitsubishi Materials’ 12.125% ownership share in both Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. and Hemlock Semiconductor LLC. The deal increases Dow Corning’s stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. to 80.5% and in Hemlock Semiconductor LLC to 100%.  Shin-Etsu maintains a 19.5% stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Corp....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Dow-Corning-buys-Mitsubishi-Materials-stake-in-Hemlock-Semiconductor_56981.html
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