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June 9, 2015
SC Johnson announced today that it will offer product-specific fragrance disclosures to consumers as the “next step … [in its] its decades-long journey to transform...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/SC-Johnson-expands-ingredient-transparency-efforts_71110.html
June 8, 2015
Koda Distribution today announced it has acquired Colonial Specialty Chemicals (CSC; Conshohocken, PA), a metalworking and industrial lubricants distributor, for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Koda-acquires-US-lubricants-distributor_71079.html
June 7, 2015
DSM on Friday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership with Sona Biscuits (Sobisco; Kolkata) in India to help provide effective nutrition to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/DSM-forms-JV-with-Sobisco-to-produce-fortified-foods-and-beverages-in-India_71051.html
June 5, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) said on Friday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Flavor Infusion (Laguna Beach, CA), a specialist supplier to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-acquires-California-based-Flavor-Infusion_71032.html
June 5, 2015
Henkel Adhesive Technologies has launched a new product development and diagnostics laboratory for nonwoven disposables at its campus in New Jersey. The centerpiece of the facility is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-Adhesives-Technologies-opens-nonwoven-disposables-lab-in-NJ_71029.html
June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Report-Rare-earths-producer-Molycorp-on-verge-of-bankruptcy_71024.html
June 4, 2015
Omnova Solutions (Beachwood, OH) has acquired New Fluid Solutions (Houston), a producer of oil and gas drilling fluid additives and other products for $5 million, plus up to $2 million more over the next two years depending on performance. The transaction includes New Fluid Solutions' full line of drilling fluid additives and a blending facility, warehouse and quality assurance/control laboratory in Stafford, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Omnova-acquires-oilfield-chemicals-maker_71018.html
June 3, 2015
Revolymer (Deeside, UK) has signed a further license with Solvay; under the terms of the deal, Solvay has exclusive rights to apply Revolymer’s encapsulation technology to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Revolymer-signs-further-licensing-agreement-with-Solvay_70969.html
June 3, 2015
PPG Industries says it has acquired Consorcio Latinoamericano, an operator of a network of 57 paint stores across Central America. Consorcio Latinoamericano previously had a concession...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-Latin-America-paint-stores-network_70947.html
June 3, 2015
PPG Industries says it has acquired Cuming Microwave Corporation (Avon, MA), a maker of coatings that absorb microwaves and radio waves, as well as a subsidiary, Cuming-Lehman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-to-acquire-aerospace-coatings-maker-in-US_70977.html
June 2, 2015
Kemira on Tuesday attended the opening of one of Europe’s largest water treatment chemicals manufacturing plants. Based at Tarragona, Spain the complex includes a unit, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-opens-water-treatment-chemicals-plant-at-Tarragona_70957.html
June 1, 2015
A. Schulman says it has closed its $800-million acquisition of engineered plastics maker Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL), which was announced in March. Citadel was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-closes-Citadel-acquisition_70889.html
June 1, 2015

Nanosys says its quantum dots have passed review under EPA’s New Chemicals Program, and that the company plans to begin mass production at its 25-m.t./year manufacturing facility at Milpitas, CA.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Nanosys-receives-green-light-to-scale-up-quantum-dots_70873.html
June 1, 2015
DuPont and leading inkjet equipment manufacturer Kateeva (Newark, CA) announced today that they will join forces to develop optimized inks, equipment, and processes to further...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/DuPont-teams-up-with-inkjet-manufacturer-Kateeva-to-optimize-OLED-printing-technology_70875.html
May 28, 2015
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) is expanding its phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio with the introduction of a linear trinonyltrimellitate, branded Oxsoft L9TM. The product is suited for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Oxea-expands-phthalate-free-plasticizer-portfolio_70749.html
May 27, 2015
Valspar has reported fiscal second-quarter net income up 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $90.3 million, on net sales down 7%, to $1.08 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.11/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-beats-estimates-but-sales-fall-on-currency-loss-of-customer_70712.html
May 26, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Symrise-opens-production-plant-in-Brazil_70679.html
May 21, 2015
ChromaDex (Irvine, CA), a company that provides proprietary ingredients to various industries, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license and supply agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/ChromaDex-announces-licensing-agreement-for-anthocyanin-rich-purple-corn_70560.html
May 21, 2015
Methes Energies (Las Vegas, NV), will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol, from its Sombra, ON facility. Both of these biobased products help address growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Methes-Energies-to-offer-epoxidized-soybean-oil-and-natural-polyol-from-Canadian-facility_70557.html
May 20, 2015
Perstorp's state-of-the-art oxo alcohols plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. Perstorp has officially opened the Valerox plant, a new state-of-the-art oxo-alcohols production unit at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Perstorp-inaugurates-major-oxo-alcohol-plant-in-Sweden_70518.html
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