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March 24, 2015Flavors and fragrances firm Firmenich (Geneva) has appointed Geneviève Berger as chief research officer, effective 1 July. She will report directly to the CEO, Gilbert Ghostine...
March 24, 2015Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced that revenues rose to €3.7 million ($4.04 million) in 2014, up from €700,000 in...
March 20, 2015Altana (Wesel, Germany) announced today sales of €1.95 billion ($2.09 billion) in full-year 2014 compared with sales of €1.77 billion in 2013, an increase of 11% year-on-year...
March 19, 2015PPG today completed a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot expansion of a coatings manufacturing plant at Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The plant makes resins for electrocoat products for...
March 18, 2015Ningbo Haiyue New Material's (Ningbo, China) plant at Ningbo has become the first propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant to operate using Clariant's heat-generating material (HGM) for...
March 19, 2015Antioxidants maker Addivant, which is owned by private equity firm SK Capital (New York), today named John Steitz CEO. Steitz was most recently COO at PQ Corporation, and has also...
March 17, 2015GlycoSurf (Tucson, AZ), a University of Arizona (UA) start-up, has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology that it says could replace...
March 13, 2015One Rock Capital (New York), a private equity firm associated with Mitsubishi Corp., has purchased a stake in Compass Chemical (Smyrna, GA), a maker of organophosphates. Terms of the...
March 10, 2015Fragrances and flavors group Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) today reported its financial results for 2014, exceeding its targets and making “substantial Increases in sales...
March 5, 2015Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has announced the successful start-up of its oxo plant at Stenugsund, Sweden. The new plant is Perstorp’s largest ever plant investment, boosting its...