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June 21, 2013
Rockwood is canceling the auction of its Sachtleben titanium dioxide (TiO2) and performance additives businesses after negotiations with private equity firms failed produce an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Report-Rockwood-canceling-TiO2-sale-spin-off-possible_53049.html
June 21, 2013
AGC Chemicals Americas (Exton, PA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass, has launched a perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-free chemical that provides a water- and oil-repellent finish...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/AGC-Chemicals-Americas-launches-PFOA-free-repellent-for-textiles-and-nonwovens_53035.html
June 21, 2013
Brenntag has opened a laboratory at Querétaro, Mexico to provide extended services in Mexico and Central America for customers in the adhesives, coatings, elastomers, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Brenntag-opens-R-and-D-lab-in-Mexico_53034.html
June 20, 2013
Omnova’s performance chemicals segment, which includes its specialties businesses, has been reorganized to include three new business groups. The three groups will be oilfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Omnova-rearranges-performance-chemicals-segment_52989.html
June 20, 2013
Evonik Industries has launched production of its previously announced phthalate-free plasticizer 1,2-cyclohexa dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester at the company's Marl, Germany site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Evonik-launches-production-of-phthalate-free-plasticizer_52959.html
June 20, 2013
Bosch (Gerlingen, Germany), GS Yuasa International (Kyoto, Japan), and Mitsubishi Corp. have formed a joint venture to collaborate on the development of next-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Bosch-GS-Yuasa-Mitsubishi-form-JV-to-develop-next-generation-Li-ion-batteries_52957.html
June 20, 2013
Quest Specialty Chemicals (QSC; Charleston, SC) has completed its acquisition of US Chemical & Plastics (Massillon, OH), a maker of automotive refinish products, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Quest-Specialty-Chemicals-acquires-automotive-refinish-products-maker_52916.html
June 19, 2013
Arkema says it will debottleneck bis-peroxide capacity at both its Spinetta, Italy, and Franklin, VA plants by 15%. Neither the existing capacity, nor the amount of the investment were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Arkema-to-expand-its-global-bis-peroxide-capacity_52910.html
June 19, 2013
Authorities in the US and China have reached different decisions SI Group’s trade secrets complaint regarding its rubber tackifying resin, or tackifier, product. A judge...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/US-China-reach-different-decisions-on-SI-Group-trade-secrets-case_52946.html
June 19, 2013
PPG Industries has been awarded $1 million by the Department of Defense's strategic environmental research and development program to help develop nonisocyanate liquid coatings that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-awarded-funding-to-develop-isocyanate-free-coatings_52912.html
June 19, 2013
Mascoma's (Waltham, MA) bioengineered yeast has been favorably reviewed by the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, supporting the yeast's use as a processing aid in the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FDA-supports-use-of-Mascomas-bioengineered-yeast-as-animal-feed-processing-aid_52907.html
June 18, 2013
Applied Minerals (New York), a producer of halloysite clay, has entered into an agreement for Mitsui & Co. to market Applied Minerals' dragonite halloysite clay and iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Mitsui-and-Co-to-distribute-Applied-Minerals-halloysite-clay_52887.html
June 17, 2013
Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), a group of leading apparel and footwear brands and retailers, has agreed to timelines for a phaseout of perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, chemistry by January 2015, the group announced today....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Apparel-and-footwear-industry-group-agrees-to-2015-phaseout-of-PFOA-chemistry_52831.html
June 14, 2013
Codexis and Chemtex (Tortona, Italy), a chemical engineering and renewable technology firm, announced it has successfully started production of their newly developed cellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Codexis-and-Chemtex-begin-production-of-cellulosic-detergent-alcohols_52837.html
June 13, 2013
Clariant, Wison Engineering (Shanghai), and a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler's global engineering and construction group have signed a long-term agreement to equip a pilot plant to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Clariant-Foster-Wheeler-Wison-Engineering-sign-agreement-for-pilot-plant-in-China_52800.html
June 13, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an innovation center for products for the cosmetics industry at its site at Essen, Germany. The center cost nearly €17 million ($23 million) and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-opens-innovation-center-for-cosmetics-industry_52787.html
June 12, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement to acquire Voltaix (Branchburg, NJ), Air Liquide announced today. The acquisition is expected to close later this summer, pending applicable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Air-Liquide-acquires-advanced-precursors-firm_52782.html
June 12, 2013
Specialty metals and chemicals producer 5N Plus (Montreal) will invest an undisclosed amount to build a gallium chemical facility in South Korea, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Canadian-firm-to-build-gallium-chemicals-facility-in-South-Korea_52769.html
June 12, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has started operations at a new powder mixing plant at Holzminden for producing flavored powders for sweet and savory food. The complex also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-starts-up-powder-mixing-plant_52768.html
June 11, 2013
The key theme for Borealis, Borouge, and Nova Chemicals at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year will be Open your mind, Borealis said at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Borealis-Borouge-and-Nova-outline-plans-at-pre-K-event_52712.html
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