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October 8, 2013
CP Kelco is investing 60 million Danish kroner ($10.7 million) to expand its pectin production site at Lille Skensved, Denmark, the company says. CP Kelco had previously spent DK15...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/CP-Kelco-expands-pectin-plant-in-Denmark_55747.html
October 8, 2013
Algal oils producer Solazyme (South San Francisco) says it has entered into a commercial supply agreement with Goulston Technologies (Monroe, NC), a leading global producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Solazyme-signs-supply-deal-with-textile-lubricants-firm_55745.html
October 8, 2013
Ashland today said it has opened a testing lab for lithium-ion battery materials at Wilmington, DE. The lab will be a support center for customers of the company’s specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Ashland-opens-battery-testing-lab_55757.html
October 2, 2013
H.B. Fuller today reported fiscal third-quarter net income from continuing operations of $27.2 million, or 53 cts/share, up 1.1% year-on-year (YOY), on net revenue up 2.8%, to $514.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-earnings-rise-on-higher-sales_55447.html
October 2, 2013
AkzoNobel says that it plans to make its decorative coatings business more competitive by reducing the number of senior management teams and introducing a new operating model for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-restructure-its-decorative-paints-business_55573.html
October 1, 2013
AkzoNobel has finalized the €260-million ($351.2 million) divestment of its building adhesives business to Sika (Baar, Switzerland). The deal was originally announced on 8 August...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/AkzoNobel-completes-sale-of-building-adhesives-business-to-Sika_55540.html
October 1, 2013
Altana has completed the $635-million acquisition of Rockwood’s rheology additives business, the company says. The deal, which was announced in July, adds 350 employees and four...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Altana-completes-Rockwood-rheology-acquisition_55539.html
October 1, 2013
Sabo (Bergamo, Italy) has entered into an agreement with BASF for the license of BASF's Chimassorb 2020 technology, Sabo has announced. The license will further expand Sabo's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Sabo-signs-licensing-agreement-for-BASFs-Chimassorb-technology_55534.html
October 1, 2013
Clariant says it has closed the sale of its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses to SK Capital (Boca Raton, FL). The three former businesses are now operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Archroma-starts-up-as-Clariant-completes-textile-chemical-paper-specialties-and-emulsions-divestment_55533.html
October 1, 2013
Huntsman says that is plans to refocus its surfactants business in Europe. The company plans to move away from various surfactants assets that have become commoditized and will focus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Huntsman-to-reposition-surfactants-business-in-Europe-250-jobs-potentially-affected_55531.html
September 30, 2013
PPG Industries plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia, the company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-to-invest-$60-million-in-industrial-and-performance-coatings-plant-in-Russia_55498.html
September 26, 2013
Oxea today announced it is expanding its alcohols portfolio to include production of 3-methylbutanol, or isoamyl alcohol, at the company's Oberhausen, Germany site. The product, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Oxea-launches-3-methylbutanol-production_55468.html
September 24, 2013
Albemarle will reorganize its business structure, reducing the number of reporting segments at the company from three to two, effective 1 January 2014, it says. The two business units...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-to-reorganize-business-units_55383.html
September 24, 2013
Arkema says it presented a plan late last week to its central works council to cease activities at the company's Chauny, France site. Production at the Chauny site will cease...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-presents-plan-to-close-plasticizer-site-in-France_55357.html
September 23, 2013
Asahi Glass's Americas' chemicals unit and Zeon Chemicals (Louisville, KY) have signed a distribution agreement for Asahi Glass's Aflas brand of fluoroelastomers, Zeon has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Zeon-Asahi-Glass-sign-agreement-for-fluoroelastomers-distribution-in-North-America_55355.html
September 18, 2013
Henkel says it today opened the world’s largest adhesives plant in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at Caojing, China. Henkel began constructing this previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-opens-worlds-largest-adhesives-plant-in-China_55221.html
September 17, 2013
Huntsman and Rockwood today announced that Huntsman will buy Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business, as well as other businesses, for $1.33 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Huntsman-to-buy-Rockwoods-pigments-additives-businesses-for-$1-33-billion-update_55211.html
September 16, 2013
Rockwood is in negotiations to sell its Sachtleben titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business to Huntsman for $1 billion to $1.2 billion, according to a Reuters report. A deal could be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Report-Huntsman-close-to-buying-Rockwood-TiO2-business_55194.html
September 16, 2013
Arkema will convene a central workers' council on 19 September to discuss closing production facilities at a site at Chauny, France, in March 2014, the company confirmed today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-to-convene-workers-council-to-discuss-closing-plasticizer-unit-in-France_55180.html
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