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May 24, 2013
The European Commission says it has launched a campaign for coordinated public investment in micro- and nano-electronics, including semiconductors and computer chips. The campaign is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/EU-launches-campaign-for-coordinated-investment-in-micro-and-nano-electronics_52260.html
May 23, 2013
BASF and Petronas Chemicals say they will invest a total of $500 million in an integrated aroma ingredients project at the companies’ BASF Petronas Chemicals joint venture site in the Gebeng Industrial Zone at Kuantan, Malaysia....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/BASF-Petronas-to-build-aroma-ingredients-facility-in-Malaysia_51671.html
May 23, 2013
DSM has opened a manufacturing plant at Geleen, Netherlands, for the production of the company’s antireflective coatings, marketed as KehpriCoat. The coating is primarily...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/DSM-opens-antireflective-coatings-plant-in-Netherlands_51690.html
May 23, 2013
Lonza says that it will permanently close its biocides manufacturing site at Swords, Ireland, in June. The Swords site became a part of Lonza through the acquisition of Arch Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Lonza-to-close-Ireland-biocides-manufacturing-plant-in-June_51689.html
May 23, 2013
PPG Industries says it has started manufacturing protective and marine coatings (PMC) at the company’s facility at Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland. The facility became a part...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-starts-production-of-protective-and-marine-coatings-at-Poland-facility_52252.html
May 23, 2013
Clariant will build a pigment preparations plant at Tangerang, Indonesia, as part of a series of investments to strengthen support for customers in China, India, and Indonesia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Clariant-invests-in-pigments-in-Indonesia-China-and-India_51676.html
May 22, 2013
Specialty chemicals and advanced materials firm Rockwood Holdings' (Princeton, NJ) sale of certain business units has attracted interest from various private equity suitors, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Reports-Rockwoods-divestment-of-noncore-assets-sparks-private-equity-interest_52229.html
May 21, 2013
Chemtura says it has acquired UP Chemical’s (Pyeongtaek, South Korea) 50% stake in their DayStar Materials (Pyeongtaek) joint venture. DayStar was formed in 2011 as a 50-50 jv of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-LED-buyout_52119.html
May 21, 2013
Dynea (Helsinki) has formed a company, Dynea North (Lillestrøm, Norway), focused on the specialty wood adhesives market in Europe. The new firm includes Dynea assets in Norway...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Dynea-forms-new-unit_52105.html
May 21, 2013
DSM says that it has signed agreements to acquire a 19% equity interest in Yantai Andre Pectin (Yantai, China), a producer of texturing ingredients. Financial terms were not disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/DSM-buys-stake-in-pectins-maker_52083.html
May 21, 2013
Ashland says its Valvoline Cummins (Gurgaon, India) joint venture has opened a manufacturing and packaging plant in the Ambernath industrial area, near Mumbai. The $30-million facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/New-Valvoline-plant-in-India_52082.html
May 21, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) have agreed to a multiyear collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize a set of biobased fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-Amyris-sign-fragrance-deal_52068.html
May 21, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for Akzo’s surfactants and coatings products using Solazyme’s algae-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Solazyme-ink-oils-pact_52067.html
May 21, 2013
Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC) and Bondex, RPM insulation products subsidiaries that are in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of asbestos claims, could be held liable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Court-sets-RPM-subsidiaries-asbestos-liability-at-$1-17-billion_52203.html
May 21, 2013
PPG Industries has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of  privately owned specialty coatings firm Deft (Irvine, CA), PPG has announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-completes-acquisition-of-aerospace-coatings-firm_52197.html
May 20, 2013
H.B. Fuller says it has signed an agreement to purchase adhesives company Plexbond Quimica (Curitiba, Brazil), a provider of chemical polyurethane specialties and polyester resins...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-to-acquire-Brazilian-adhesives-firm-Plexbond-Quimica_52186.html
May 20, 2013
Personal-care chemical manufacturers are optimistic about the industry’s outlook despite weakness in Western Europe, attendees at New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Suppliers-Day-2013-Optimistic-outlook-amid-shifting-consumer-preferences_52173.html
May 20, 2013
The government of Canada will invest in technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in oil sands by converting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into commercial products, the National...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Canadian-consortium-builds-pilot-plant-to-grow-algal-biomass-using-oil-sands-CO2-emissions_52168.html
May 17, 2013
PQ says it will invest more than $120 million to expand catalyst production at its Kansas City, KS, site. The project will increase capacity for PQ’s wholly owned silica...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/PQ-to-invest-$120-million-to-boost-catalyst-production-at-Kansas-City-site_52144.html
May 17, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has concluded that 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene, used as a flavoring additive in food, is mutagenic in vitro and in vivo, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/EFSA-panel-concludes-that-3-acetyl-25-dimethylthiophene-is-genotoxic_52138.html
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