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October 17, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has developed a more efficient process for the enzymatic synthesis of the amino acids D-serine, L-serine, and DL-serine. The company says it has expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Evonik-develops-new-enzymatic-process-for-serine_55997.html
October 17, 2013
Eastman Chemical announced today that it is expanding capacity of its Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizers at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing facility. The expansion will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-plans-non-phthalate-plasticizer-expansion-at-Texas-City_55995.html
October 17, 2013
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) is investing about 1 billion Swedish kronor ($153.8 million) to develop a production platform at Stenungsund, Sweden—the largest investment the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Perstorp-to-build-butene-based-facility-at-Stenungsund_55990.html
October 16, 2013
Albemarle has reported third-quarter net income of $90.5 million, down 1.7% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 1.9%, to $648.6 million. Sales fell due to the exit of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-beats-estimates-but-earnings-fall-on-lower-sales_55986.html
October 16, 2013
International Fiber Corporation (IFC; North Tonawanda, NY) says it has acquired Fibred (Cumberland, MD), a maker of dietary soy fiber for foodstuffs. Fibred’s products go into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Arsenal-Capitals-IFC-buys-soy-fibers-firm_55983.html
October 16, 2013
UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL; Northbrook, IL), has validated the benefits of Milliken's (Spartanburg, SC) new-generation Millad-branded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Milliken-PP-clarifier-qualifies-for-environmental-claim-validation-label_55977.html
October 16, 2013
Clariant underlined its commitment to the plastics and coatings industry at a press conference today at the K plastics trade show, currently taking place at Düsseldorf. Megatrends...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Innovation-megatrends-emerging-markets-are-key-drivers-for-Clariant_55963.html
October 14, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) board will make a final investment decision in the first quarter of 2014 on a previously announced expansion of normal alpha-olefins (NAOs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/CPChem-to-decide-early-next-year-on-NAO-expansion-in-Texas_55934.html
October 14, 2013
KMG Chemicals today announced preliminary fiscal fourth-quarter operating income of $2.5 million, down 62.7% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales of $81.1 million, up 19.9%. Operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-preliminary-results-beat-estimates_55923.html
October 10, 2013
Chemtura has reached agreement to sell its pool and spa chemicals business to KIK Custom Products (Toronto) for $315 million. The company also announced that is exploring the sale of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-sells-pool-chemicals-for-$315-million-exploring-sale-for-agchems_55878.html
October 10, 2013
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) has launched a biobased polymeric performance additive for recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The I6003rp-branded additive was developed based on data...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Metabolix-launches-biobased-PVC-additive_55810.html
October 10, 2013
Fragrance and flavors group Givaudan (Geneva) today reported a 3.7% increase in third-quarter sales to 1.09 billion Swiss francs ($1.2 billion) on a like-for-like basis with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-reports-higher-third-quarter-and-nine-months-sales_55801.html
October 9, 2013
RPM today reported first-quarter net income more than double that of the year-ago quarter, at $103.1 million, on sales up 11.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.17 billion. Earnings totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPMs-earnings-rise-on-higher-sales-fewer-charges_55781.html
October 8, 2013
Albemarle (Baton Rouge) has acquired Cambridge Chemical (Cambridge, UK), a maker of high-purity metal organic chemicals used in the laser market. The acquisition was completed on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Albemarle-acquires-electronic-materials-firm-in-the-UK_55756.html
October 8, 2013
Molycorp has named Geoff Bedford, age 47, president and CEO, effective 2 December. Bedford is currently the company’s executive v.p. and COO and was previously executive v.p. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Molycorp-names-new-CEO_55755.html
October 8, 2013
Miox (Albuquerque, NM), a provider of on-site chemical generation technology, has signed a distribution agreement with Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (Paris) for cooling...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Miox-and-Veolia-sign-distribution-for-water-treatment-technology_55758.html
October 8, 2013
CP Kelco is investing 60 million Danish kroner ($10.7 million) to expand its pectin production site at Lille Skensved, Denmark, the company says. CP Kelco had previously spent DK15...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/CP-Kelco-expands-pectin-plant-in-Denmark_55747.html
October 8, 2013
Algal oils producer Solazyme (South San Francisco) says it has entered into a commercial supply agreement with Goulston Technologies (Monroe, NC), a leading global producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Solazyme-signs-supply-deal-with-textile-lubricants-firm_55745.html
October 8, 2013
Ashland today said it has opened a testing lab for lithium-ion battery materials at Wilmington, DE. The lab will be a support center for customers of the company’s specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Ashland-opens-battery-testing-lab_55757.html
October 2, 2013
H.B. Fuller today reported fiscal third-quarter net income from continuing operations of $27.2 million, or 53 cts/share, up 1.1% year-on-year (YOY), on net revenue up 2.8%, to $514.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-earnings-rise-on-higher-sales_55447.html
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