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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
October 2, 2013
AkzoNobel says that it plans to make its decorative coatings business more competitive by reducing the number of senior management teams and introducing a new operating model for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-restructure-its-decorative-paints-business_55573.html
October 1, 2013
AkzoNobel has finalized the €260-million ($351.2 million) divestment of its building adhesives business to Sika (Baar, Switzerland). The deal was originally announced on 8 August...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/AkzoNobel-completes-sale-of-building-adhesives-business-to-Sika_55540.html
October 1, 2013
Altana has completed the $635-million acquisition of Rockwood’s rheology additives business, the company says. The deal, which was announced in July, adds 350 employees and four...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Altana-completes-Rockwood-rheology-acquisition_55539.html
October 1, 2013
Sabo (Bergamo, Italy) has entered into an agreement with BASF for the license of BASF's Chimassorb 2020 technology, Sabo has announced. The license will further expand Sabo's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Sabo-signs-licensing-agreement-for-BASFs-Chimassorb-technology_55534.html
October 1, 2013
Clariant says it has closed the sale of its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses to SK Capital (Boca Raton, FL). The three former businesses are now operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Archroma-starts-up-as-Clariant-completes-textile-chemical-paper-specialties-and-emulsions-divestment_55533.html
October 1, 2013
Huntsman says that is plans to refocus its surfactants business in Europe. The company plans to move away from various surfactants assets that have become commoditized and will focus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Huntsman-to-reposition-surfactants-business-in-Europe-250-jobs-potentially-affected_55531.html
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