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December 3, 2014
IFF announced today it is expanding its flavors business in Indonesia and Chile, with new facilities in both countries. In Indonesia, the company is doubling the size of an existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-expands-flavors-presence-in-Indonesia-and-Chile_65627.html
December 2, 2014
Capital Southwest (Dallas), an investment holding company, today announced plans to split into two publicly-traded entities – one in specialty chemicals and industrial products, and one in finance....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Investment-firm-Capital-Southwest-to-spin-off-specialty-chemical-assets_65781.html
December 2, 2014
BASF’s refining catalysts business has launched a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts testing and research laboratory at a company site at Heidelberg, Germany. The site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-launches-FCC-catalyst-lab-in-Germany_65776.html
December 2, 2014
Automaker Daimler has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel's performance coatings business to make AkzoNobel one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Daimler-sign-worldwide-coatings-supply-agreement_65775.html
December 2, 2014
Ferro  has completed the acquisition of tile coating manufacturer Vetriceramici (Casola Valsenio, Italy) for €83.0 million ($102.8 million), subject to customary working...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Ferro-closes-acquisition-of-tile-coatings-producer-in-Italy_65774.html
December 2, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) announced today the signing of an exclusive supply agreement to supply Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) with biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the five-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/BioAmber-to-supply-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oleon-for-lubricants-manufacture_65773.html
December 1, 2014
Lubrizol today agreed to acquire Weatherford’s oilfield chemicals business and its drilling fluids business for $825 million, including a $75 million performance-based cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Weatherfords-oilfield-chemicals-business-for-$825-million_65746.html
December 1, 2014
PolyOne says that it has acquired the specialty assets of Accella Performance Materials (Maryland Heights, MO), a manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations. Accella will retain its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PolyOne-acquires-specialty-business-of-Accella_65745.html
November 26, 2014
BASF has announced that it plans to make a major investment in a “pioneering superabsorbent technology” that enables design of thinner and more comfortable diapers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-to-invest-up-to-$625-million-in-new-superabsorbent-polymer-technology_65694.html
November 25, 2014
Valspar today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 70% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.1 million, on sales up 11%, to $1.23 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $117 million, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-earnings-easily-beat-estimates_65683.html
November 21, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to sell its manufacturing facility for natural fish oils, medium concentrated omega-3s, and customized bottled fish oil at Brattvåg, Norway, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-divests-medium-concentrated-omega-3-plant-in-Norway_65622.html
November 19, 2014
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a market leader in the global fragrance and flavor industry, says it has opened an expanded technical center and regional offices at Dubai. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-develops-Mideast-presence-with-expanded-technical-center-regional-offices-at-Dubai_65475.html
November 19, 2014
Frutarom Industries (Herzelia, Israel), one of the top-ten companies in the flavors and fine ingredients market, today reported a 42.0% rise in third-quarter net income to $24.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-reports-record-results-helped-by-emerging-markets-and-acquisitions_65524.html
November 17, 2014
A. Schulman says it is closing a former Ferro specialty plastics plant at Stryker, OH in April of next year. The plant’s production – mostly for customers in the US and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-to-close-plant-in-Ohio-as-part-of-restructuring_65495.html
November 17, 2014
Halliburton says it is acquiring all outstanding shares of rival Baker Hughes, for $78.62/share, or $38 billion, including debt, in a deal that will create an oilfield services giant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Halliburton-and-Baker-Hughes-to-merge-in-$38-billion-deal_65483.html
November 14, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced today that its current executive v.p. and CFO, Kevin Berryman, will be leaving the company to take a senior leadership role...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-CFO-to-step-down-interim-CFO-named_65447.html
November 14, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) lowered its guidance for 2014 shortly after announcing its results for the third quarter of 2014 and expecting revenue and Ebit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-lowers-its-guidance-for-2014_65439.html
November 13, 2014
Lonza ‘s consumer care segment has signed an agreement with Koda’s care segment for Koda to serve as Lonza’s exclusive third-party distributor of hygiene and personal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Lonza-partners-with-Koda-for-personal-care-distribution-in-North-America_65364.html
November 13, 2014
Coatings maker Axalta, owned by private equity firm The Carlyle Group (New York), has commenced an IPO that could raise up to about $1 billion – far higher than previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-to-commence-IPO_65122.html
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