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September 16, 2013
Rockwood is in negotiations to sell its Sachtleben titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business to Huntsman for $1 billion to $1.2 billion, according to a Reuters report. A deal could be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Report-Huntsman-close-to-buying-Rockwood-TiO2-business_55194.html
September 16, 2013
Arkema will convene a central workers' council on 19 September to discuss closing production facilities at a site at Chauny, France, in March 2014, the company confirmed today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-to-convene-workers-council-to-discuss-closing-plasticizer-unit-in-France_55180.html
September 16, 2013
Chemtura’s petroleum additives business will increase the prices for calcium sulfonate greases and detergents products because of rising raw material costs, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemturas-petroleum-additives-business-to-raise-prices_55181.html
September 13, 2013
Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Walmart-to-phase-out-10-chemicals-in-consumer-products_55153.html
September 11, 2013
BASF has started production of cost-efficient binders (CEB) based on styrene acrylics and styrene butadiene at its site at Hamina, Finland, the company has announced. The products were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-starts-production-of-styrene-acrylic-styrene-butadiene-paper-binders-in-Finland_55095.html
September 10, 2013
AkzoNobel says it is has informed employees of its intention to streamline its organizational structure in Germany. The changes will also result in a reduction of more than 25% in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-simplify-structure-in-Germany-reduce-workforce-by-25-percent_55038.html
September 10, 2013
AB Enyzmes (Darmstadt, Germany) and Barentz International (Amsterdam) say that they have signed a five-year distribution agreement that continues their long-term partnership. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/AB-Enzymes-Barentz-extend-distribution-agreement_55066.html
September 9, 2013
Cargill and Evolva's (Reinach, Switzerland) development program for fermentation-based steviol glycosides is moving into pilot scale ahead of schedule, potentially making the process...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Cargill-Evolva-fermentation-based-steviol-program-moves-to-pilot-phase-ahead-of-schedule_55035.html
September 5, 2013
IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has acquired a majority interest in Makeni Chemicals (São Paulo), a specialty chemical distributor in Brazil, IMCD has announced. Financial details...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/IMCD-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazil-specialty-chemical-distributor_54944.html
September 4, 2013
Innospec announced on 3 September that it had acquired Chemsil Silicones (Chatsworth, CA), a developer and marketer of silicone-based formulations for the personal care industry, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Innospec-acquires-US-West-Coast-silicone-formulator-and-distributor_54892.html
August 30, 2013
The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Simplified-regulation-for-biocides-in-Europe-from-September_54842.html
August 30, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its final review of the risk assessment of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diiosodecyl phthalate (DIDP). The substances are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ECHA-says-no-justification-for-reexamination-of-restriction-on-DINP-DIDP-plasticizers_54810.html
August 29, 2013
Synalloy has acquired the production and business assets, including a plant in South Carolina, of Color Resources (CRI; Spartanburg, SC), for a total purchase price of $4.55 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Synalloy-acquires-manufacturing-facility_54819.html
August 29, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an expanded plant for the production of raw materials and additives for personal- and household-care at Bekasi, Indonesia. The company says that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-opens-expanded-plant-for-personal-care-products-in-Indonesia_54821.html
August 28, 2013
RPM announced today that it has reached an agreement with the US General Services Administration (GSA; Washington) resolving a dispute over improper pricing and discounting practices...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-reaches-agreement-with-US-government-on-roofing-contract-issues_54798.html
August 28, 2013
FMC has entered into an agreement with Belchim Crop Protection (Londerzeel, Belgium) under which it will develop, manufacture, and sell patented valifenalate-based fungicides in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/FMC-acquires-rights-to-mildew-fungicide_54797.html
August 27, 2013
Increasing environmental and regulatory pressures and concerns over toxicity to humans continue to drive growing demand for greener solvents in developed countries, while demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/IHS-Mounting-environmental-regulatory-pressures-driving-global-solvents-industry-to-greener-alternatives_54736.html
August 26, 2013
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) today announced several investments in support of its polyurethane (PU) additives business, including a new headquarters in China and several...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Momentive-moves-PU-additives-headquarters-expands-global-capacity_54735.html
August 22, 2013
Privately held Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, UK) says it has secured a £38.5-million ($60.3 million) debt refinancing package from the Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Warwick-Chemicals-secures-£38-5-million-debt-refinancing_54641.html
August 22, 2013
Symphony Environmental Technologies (Borehamwood, UK) has signed a five-year supply and marketing agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica (Bersee, Belgium), a division of Johnson &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Symphony-Environmental-Janssen-Pharmaceutica-sign-agreement-for-antifungal-masterbatches_54633.html
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