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July 21, 2015
AkzoNobel has posted a 61% increase in net income for the second quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €331 million ($361.7 million), on sales up 6%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-beats-estimates-on-currency-effects-restructuring_72332.html
July 16, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has entered into a multiyear, multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement with an unspecified "global food ingredients supplier," Amyris announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Amyris-enters-multimillion-dollar-collaboration-with-food-ingredients-supplier_72190.html
July 14, 2015
Total global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales are expected to grow by 7.1% year-on-year (YOY) during 2015, to about $40.2 billion, according to figures released today by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Semi-Global-semiconductor-equipment-market-to-grow-7-1-percent-in-2015_72148.html
July 14, 2015
Albemarle will cease production of n-butyllithium at New Johnsonville, TN, by the first quarter of 2016 and shift production to existing plants in Germany and Taiwan. The New Johnsonville facility will continue to manufacture some specialty lithium products, says the company. The facility will support blending operations for customers in North America....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-to-consolidate-butyllithium-production-in-Germany-Taiwan_72122.html
July 13, 2015
ACC reports that only 6 of the 28 specialty chemical segments it monitors expanded in May, falling from 14 in April and 17 in March. Volumes for the segments electronic chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/ACC-Specialties-market-volumes-remain-soft-falling-0-8-percent-in-May_72106.html
July 13, 2015
Henkel has announced that it has made an additional investment in Vitriflex (San Jose, CA), a developer of high-performance barrier films. Henkel made its first equity investment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-invests-further-in-Vitriflex_72102.html
July 10, 2015
Coty (New York), a cosmetics major, on Thursday signed a definitive agreement to merge with Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) fine fragrance, color cosmetics, and hair color...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Coty-acquires-P-and-Gs-beauty-business-in-a-merger-worth-$12-5-billion_72070.html
July 9, 2015
Solvay on Friday inaugurated its alkoxylation plant in Singapore, the largest plant of its kind in Asia, as part of its global strategy to expand growth of its specialty surfactants in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solvay-inaugurates-alkoxylation-plant-expands-research-center-in-Singapore_72067.html
July 9, 2015
Stepan has signed a long-term supply agreement to supply Sun Products’ anionic surfactant requirements for laundry detergents in North America. The supply agreement is expected...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-signs-long-term-surfactant-supply-deal-with-Sun_72064.html
July 8, 2015
Albemarle today began commissioning its new 20,000 m.t./year lithium carbonate production facility in northern Chile, near Antofagasta. The $200-million plant will begin producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Albemarle-begins-commissioning-lithium-carbonate-plant_72031.html
July 7, 2015
Materis Paints (Clichy, France), a global player in decorative paints with brands that include Tollens and Zolpan in France, MaxMeyer in Italy, Revetón in Spain and Robbialac in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/French-decorative-paints-company-changes-name-to-Cromology_71968.html
July 2, 2015
Ashland has reached a deal to acquire AkzoNobel’s biomaterials technology. The technology selectively isolates desired components from living plants and marine sources to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-to-acquire-AkzoNobels-biofunctional-technology_71849.html
July 1, 2015
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland) has completed the previously announced acquisition of BASF's worldwide textile chemicals business. Archroma says that the deal reinforces the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Archroma-completes-acquisition-of-BASFs-textile-chemicals-business_71788.html
July 1, 2015
Ashland has completed the sale of the industrial biocides assets within the Ashland Specialty Ingredients business to Troy Corp. Financial terms have not been disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Ashland-completes-sale-of-industrial-biocides-business_71812.html
June 30, 2015
PPG Industries today announced that it has completed a $5-million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility at Wuppertal, Germany. The project has increased production capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-completes-coatings-expansion-in-Germany_71762.html
June 29, 2015
Omya (Oftringen, Switzerland) will supply precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) to Thai Paper Co. from a new plant at Ratchaburi, Thailand, that is scheduled to start production during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Omya-to-supply-Thai-Paper-with-precipitated-calcium-carbonate_71714.html
June 26, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and Dinaco Importação Comércio (Rio de Janeiro) announced an exclusive reseller agreement for Amyris's cosmetic ingredients in Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Amyris-signs-exclusive-reseller-agreement-for-biobased-emollients-in-Brazil_71686.html
June 25, 2015
Rare-earths miner Molycorp today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for most of US operations, in order to restructure its $1.7 billion in debt obligations. Under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Molycorp-files-for-Chapter-11-bankruptcy-to-transfer-control-to-creditors_71610.html
June 24, 2015
Frutarom Industries (Herzliya, Israel), one of the world's 10 largest companies for flavors and specialty fine ingredients, on Thursday announced it had signed an agreement for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-acquires-Taura-Natural-Ingredients-Holding_71421.html
June 24, 2015
Blank-check acquisition firm Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) has priced its recently-announced stock offering at $26.50/share, with gross proceeds expected to total...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Platform-prices-stock-offer-at-$26-50share-upping-value-to-$420-million_71577.html
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