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July 22, 2013
Expectations for a modest improvement in semiconductor demand and new materials development opportunities presented by next-generation chip architectures helped fuel optimistic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Semicon-West-2013-Outlook-positive-as-chip-demand-rebounds_53584.html
July 22, 2013
PPG Industries has inaugurated a facility at its Tianjin, China, site for the production of heavy-duty equipment coatings, the company has announced. With annual capacity of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-opens-coatings-facility-in-China_53800.html
July 19, 2013
The Indian government has extended antidumping duties on imports of rubber chemicals from China and South Korea by another year, until May 2014. This was in response to a petition from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/India-extends-antidumping-duties-on-rubber-chemicals-from-China-South-Korea_53766.html
July 18, 2013
Chemtura says it is expected second-quarter sales to decline 0.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $735 million, with second-quarter Ebitda falling 7.6%, to $109 million. The company released...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-preliminary-results-in-line-with-expectations_53744.html
July 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW) says that Mexico’s competition commission has voted three to two against authorizing the company’s $2.34-billion acquisition of Comex, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Mexican-authorities-oppose-Sherwin-Williams-acquisition_53743.html
July 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported second-quarter net income of $257.3 million, up 12.9% year-on-year (YOY), on consolidated net sales of $2.71 billion, up 5.5%, as volumes rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_53742.html
July 17, 2013
DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts, a joint venture of DuPont and Tate & Lyle, has introduced a Pharmacopeia-grade propanediol, a natural solvent and humectant that can replace...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/DuPont-Tate-and-Lyle-launches-biosourced-propanediol-for-food-applications_53703.html
July 16, 2013
Synthetic biology start-up Modular Genetics (Woburn, MA) says it has demonstrated the production and downstream purification of the surfactant acyl glutamate via fermentation. Modular...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Synthetic-biology-start-up-demonstrates-glycinate-production_53686.html
July 16, 2013
Koppers says it is cutting its second-quarter 2013 earnings guidance by about 32%, to 66–70 cts/share, down from $1.00/share previously, on "volatility in demand and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Koppers-cuts-guidance-on-weak-European-demand_53678.html
July 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published two new guidance documents concerning biocides, the agency announced today. The documents are applicable from 1 September...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/ECHA-publishes-two-new-guidance-documents-concerning-biocides_53664.html
July 16, 2013
Michelman (Cincinnati) has acquired Ecronova Polymer (Recklinghausen, Germany), a manufacturer of water-based polymers used in the production of paints and lacquers. Financial terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Michelman-acquires-water-based-polymer-firm-in-Germany_53673.html
July 15, 2013
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL; Lausanne, Switzerland) and Technion (Kesalsaba, Israel) researchers have identified nanostructures able to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Researchers-identify-nanostructures-for-producing-hydrogen-via-solar-power_53638.html
July 12, 2013
Less Common Metals Ltd. (LCM; Ellesmere Port, UK), a subsidiary of Great Western Minerals Group (GWMG; Saskatoon, SK), a manufacturer and supplier of rare earth–based metal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/UK-based-company-produces-neodymium-metal-from-oxide-via-electrolytic-reduction-process_53597.html
July 11, 2013
The European Union today adopted modified rules on cosmetics, strengthening safety standards and providing better information for consumers, the European Commission says. Cosmetics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/New-EU-rules-aim-to-put-safer-cosmetics-on-shelves_53523.html
July 11, 2013
Medallion Resources (Vancouver) has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Arab Mining Co. (Amman), a Pan-Arab mining-industry investment firm. The MOU provides...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Canadas-Medallion-Resources-and-Arab-Mining-sign-deal-to-explore-rare-earth-processing-JV-in-Oman_53524.html
July 5, 2013
Pulcra Chemicals (Geretsried, Germany) says it has acquired BASF's Skintex business. The Skintex range was originally developed by scientists from the Henkel and former Cognis textile...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Pulcra-Chemicals-buys-Skintex-from-BASF_53407.html
July 4, 2013
Green Biologics (Abingdon, UK), an industrial biotechnology company, and Easy Energy Systems (Welcome, MN), a producer of cellulosic ethanol from waste paper, have entered into an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Green-Biologics-Easy-Energy-Systems-to-produce-biobased-n-butanol-and-acetone_53385.html
July 4, 2013
Lanxess has opened its first production facility in Russia, the company says. Lanxess subsidiary Rhein Chemie is manufacturing polymer-bound rubber additives at the plant, located at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-opens-first-production-plant-in-Russia_53386.html
July 4, 2013
 Chr. Hansen (Hørsholm, Denmark) has announced changes in its commercial organization’s regional structure to align geographies and to provide a stronger strategic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Chr-Hansen-shuffles-organization-lowers-full-year-forecast_53389.html
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