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May 14, 2013
W.R. Grace says it has advanced its previously announced plans to build a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts manufacturing plant unit near Abu Dhabi, United Arab...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-advances-Mideast-catalyst-project_51982.html
May 13, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is leading a consortium sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bonn) to develop cobalt-based, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Merck-KGaA-leads-international-consortium-to-develop-cobalt-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells_51950.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
May 10, 2013
Evonik has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil and expects to complete the plant by 2015, subject to approval from respective bodies and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Evonik-starts-basic-engineering-for-silica-site-in-Brazil-continues-to-expand-global-silica-capacity_51908.html
May 10, 2013
A train transporting chemical and nonchemical products derailed in the town of Belaya Kalitva, in the Rostov-on-Don Region, Russia, about 1,000 kilometers from Moscow, on 9 May...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Reports-Freight-train-derailment-in-Russia-causes-chemical-leak_51905.html
May 8, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel announced today that they have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for AkzoNobel's surfactants and coatings products using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/AkzoNobel-and-Solazyme-ink-algae-based-oils-development-deal_51869.html
May 8, 2013
Henkel's adhesive technologies business posted an 11% increase in first-quarter operating profits compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €314 million ($413...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Weak-demand-dents-Henkels-adhesives-sales_51867.html
May 7, 2013
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is awarding the 10th annual Gordon E. Moore Medal to Jerzy Klosin—a research fellow at Dow Chemical—at a luncheon to be held on 17...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Dow-researcher-wins-Society-of-Chemical-Industry-medal_51836.html
May 7, 2013
Innospec today reported first-quarter net income down 26.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $18 million, on sales that were flat, at $199.4 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 72 cts/share, down...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Innospec-earnings-down-as-sales-remain-flat_51821.html
May 7, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) today reported net income up 11.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $90.7 million, or $1.10/share, on sales up 2.4%, to $727.8 million. Adjusted net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-earnings-beat-estimates-on-strong-sales_51820.html
May 7, 2013
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products (DuPont Tate & Lyle), a joint venture between DuPont and agrobusiness firm Tate & Lyle, says it has partnered with preservatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/DuPont-Tate-and-Lyle-RML-develop-biobased-personal-care-ingredients_51819.html
May 7, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) reports net income of €46 million ($60.3 million) for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of almost 7% compared with the same quarter the year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrises-first-quarter-net-profit-up-7-percent_51806.html
May 6, 2013
Calgon Carbon today reported net income up 27.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $9.8 million, on sales down 1.2%, to $135 million. Earnings totaled 18 cts/share, beating analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Calgon-Carbon-earnings-rise-27-percent_51777.html
May 6, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it will close its fragrance ingredient manufacturing plant at Augusta, GA, by July 2014 as part of the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-to-close-Georgia-fragrance-ingredients-plant_51776.html
May 3, 2013
Private equity firm Sun Capital (Boca Raton, FL) says it will combine five of the packaging companies its owns under its Exopack Holdings (Spartanburg, SC) investment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sun-Capital-to-combine-packaging-investments-under-Exopack_51745.html
May 2, 2013
Chemtura today reported a first-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $22 million, compared with a profit of $22 million in the year-ago period. Net sales declined 1.9%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-on-soft-demand_51715.html
May 2, 2013
OM Group today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $109.7 million, compared with a profit of $11.9 million in the year-ago quarter. The loss was mostly due to a $112 million non-cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/OM-Group-beats-estimates-despite-sales-decline_51688.html
May 2, 2013
DSM's core net profit fell 13.4%, to €129 million ($170 million) during the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period last year when it stood at €149 million, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/DSMs-net-profit-falls-13-percent-in-the-first-quarter-as-performance-materials-sales-decline_51661.html
May 2, 2013
Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it has signed an agreement to acquire South African flavor company JannDeRee (Johannesburg) for $5.2 million. The transaction was completed at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-acquires-South-African-flavor-company_51660.html
May 1, 2013
Wolf Group (Tallin) has acquired a 40% stake in Elasteq do Brasil (São Paolo), the group announced.  Elasteq specializes in the manufacture and sale of waterproofing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Estonias-Wolf-Group-acquires-stake-in-Brazil-sealants-producer_51632.html
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