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September 24, 2014
Bostik, a subsidiary of Total and a leading global producer of adhesives for industrial, construction, and consumer markets, has expanded its cementitious powder manufacturing capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Bostik-opens-adhesives-plant-in-Malaysia_63842.html
September 24, 2014
US specialty chemicals volumes were flat sequentially in August, with volumes expanding in twelve segments and declining in fourteen. Two segments had flat volumes. Volumes grew 0.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/ACC-Specialties-volumes-flat-in-August_63985.html
September 24, 2014
BASF says it is increasing prices for vitamin B2 products for human and animal nutrition by 20% across the globe. The increases will be in effect immediately with considerations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/BASF-raising-prices-for-vitamin-B2_63965.html
September 24, 2014
BASF said today that it is changing the organizational structure of its paper chemicals business to strengthen competiveness. As of 1 January 2015, the paper chemicals division will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-to-dissolve-paper-chemicals-division-cut-jobs-in-reorganization-plan_63962.html
September 22, 2014
A US district court in New Jersey issued an opinion last week siding with MacDermid in a patent dispute over flexographic imaging plates. The dispute relates to thermal processing for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Court-finds-against-DuPont-in-patent-dispute-with-MacDermid_63927.html
September 22, 2014
Pidilite Industries (Mumbai), a maker of consumer and specialty chemicals, is acquiring the adhesives business of Blue Coat Pvt (Ahmedabad, India) on a so-called slump sale basis for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Pidilite-Industries-buys-another-adhesives-business-in-India_63921.html
September 16, 2014
PeroxyChem has announced that it will raise prices for its high-purity electronics grades of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by about 31%, or 3 cts/lb, in response to rising demand from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/PeroxyChem-to-raise-prices-for-high-purity-hydrogen-peroxide_63850.html
September 16, 2014
Univar has reached an agreement with Evonik to become the exclusive distributor of Evonik’s personal-care products in the northeastern United States. Evonik, however, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Univar-to-distribute-Evonik-personal-care-products-in-the-northeastern-US_63848.html
September 15, 2014
Essential Ingredients (Lawrenceville, GA), a supplier of raw materials and chemicals, has agreed to distribute and sell AkzoNobel’s surface chemistry personal-care products and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Essential-Ingredients-to-distribute-AkzoNobel-personal-care-products_63824.html
September 15, 2014
ATP Adhesive Systems (Wollerau, Switzerland) says it is expanding its adhesives production facility at Mihla-Buchenau Germany, with an investment of €20 million ($25.9 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/ATP-Adhesive-Systems-expanding-plant-in-Germany_63826.html
September 11, 2014
CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP; New York) has reached a deal to acquire a 47% stake in silica and catalyst maker PQ from Carlyle Group (Washington). CCMP sold PQ to Carlyle for $1.5 billion in 2007. Terms of the latest deal, expected to close by early 2015, were not immediately available....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/CCMP-returns-to-acquire-47-percent-stake-in-PQ-from-Carlyle_63760.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63725.html
September 10, 2014
Solvay has inaugurated a specialty surfactants plant at the industrial park at Genthin, Germany, the company said today. The facility will help Solvay to meet customer requirements in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solvay-inaugurates-specialty-surfactants-plant-in-Germany_63702.html
September 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) broke ground on an expansion of capacity to produce water-based coatings at Wuppertal, Germany, the company announced. The Wuppertal site is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-breaks-ground-on-water-based-coatings-facility-in-Germany_63698.html
September 8, 2014
AkzoNobel has announced plans to simplify the structure of its performance coatings business. The new structure, which will become fully operational in January 2015, will reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-simplifies-structure-of-performance-coatings-business_63527.html
September 8, 2014
Ecolab has acquired the chemicals segment – including water treatment, car top dust control, and freeze conditioning chemicals – of AKJ Industries (Fort Myers, FL). AKJ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-acquires-chemicals-segment-of-AKJ-Industries_63613.html
September 8, 2014
Bemis (Neenah, WI) announced today that it has agreed to sell its pressure-sensitive materials business, Mactac, to private equity firm Platinum Equity (Beverly Hills, CA) for $170...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Bemis-sells-adhesives-business-to-private-equity-firm_63660.html
September 5, 2014
Johnson Matthey says it has acquired Catacel (Ravenna, OH), a maker of high-heat transfer catalysts for gases production and reactors for fuel processing in fuel cells. The deal's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-US-catalysis-firm_63638.html
September 3, 2014
Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives (South Bend, IN) announced today that it has purchased Chemque (Toronto), a maker of polyurethane foams and adhesives for the telecoms, flooring...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Royal-Adhesives-to-acquire-Chemque_63582.html
September 2, 2014
Accella Performance Materials (St. Louis), a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital (New York), has purchased Zeus Tyrefill Systems (Dortmund, Germany) for an undisclosed sum, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Arsenals-Accella-buys-German-tire-materials-firm_63564.html
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