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June 3, 2013
DuPont says it has expanded its ability to produce and supply its CoolLam thermal substrate products, used in LED products, by 7 times its previous level, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/DuPont-ups-Taiwan-LED-production-capacity_52492.html
May 31, 2013
The European Union's list of authorized food additives takes effect on 1 June, replacing previous European directives with a single regulation, says the European Food Safety Authority...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/EU-food-additives-list-enters-into-force_52477.html
May 29, 2013
Toho Tenax, the carbon fiber unit of Teijin (Tokyo), has announced plans to suspend production of carbon fiber at its Rockwood, TN site by the end of the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Teijin-to-shut-US-carbon-fiber-production-unit_52237.html
May 28, 2013
Axalta Coating Systems, the former automotive coatings unit of DuPont now owned by The Carlyle Group, will invest over $50 million to construct a 25,000-m.t. paint manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-to-construct-Shanghai-automotive-coatings-facility_52326.html
May 24, 2013
The European Commission says it has launched a campaign for coordinated public investment in micro- and nano-electronics, including semiconductors and computer chips. The campaign is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/EU-launches-campaign-for-coordinated-investment-in-micro-and-nano-electronics_52260.html
May 23, 2013
BASF and Petronas Chemicals say they will invest a total of $500 million in an integrated aroma ingredients project at the companies’ BASF Petronas Chemicals joint venture site in the Gebeng Industrial Zone at Kuantan, Malaysia....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/BASF-Petronas-to-build-aroma-ingredients-facility-in-Malaysia_51671.html
May 23, 2013
DSM has opened a manufacturing plant at Geleen, Netherlands, for the production of the company’s antireflective coatings, marketed as KehpriCoat. The coating is primarily...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/DSM-opens-antireflective-coatings-plant-in-Netherlands_51690.html
May 23, 2013
Lonza says that it will permanently close its biocides manufacturing site at Swords, Ireland, in June. The Swords site became a part of Lonza through the acquisition of Arch Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Lonza-to-close-Ireland-biocides-manufacturing-plant-in-June_51689.html
May 23, 2013
PPG Industries says it has started manufacturing protective and marine coatings (PMC) at the company’s facility at Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland. The facility became a part...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-starts-production-of-protective-and-marine-coatings-at-Poland-facility_52252.html
May 23, 2013
Clariant will build a pigment preparations plant at Tangerang, Indonesia, as part of a series of investments to strengthen support for customers in China, India, and Indonesia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Clariant-invests-in-pigments-in-Indonesia-China-and-India_51676.html
May 22, 2013
Specialty chemicals and advanced materials firm Rockwood Holdings' (Princeton, NJ) sale of certain business units has attracted interest from various private equity suitors, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Reports-Rockwoods-divestment-of-noncore-assets-sparks-private-equity-interest_52229.html
May 21, 2013
Chemtura says it has acquired UP Chemical’s (Pyeongtaek, South Korea) 50% stake in their DayStar Materials (Pyeongtaek) joint venture. DayStar was formed in 2011 as a 50-50 jv of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-LED-buyout_52119.html
May 21, 2013
Dynea (Helsinki) has formed a company, Dynea North (Lillestrøm, Norway), focused on the specialty wood adhesives market in Europe. The new firm includes Dynea assets in Norway...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Dynea-forms-new-unit_52105.html
May 21, 2013
DSM says that it has signed agreements to acquire a 19% equity interest in Yantai Andre Pectin (Yantai, China), a producer of texturing ingredients. Financial terms were not disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/DSM-buys-stake-in-pectins-maker_52083.html
May 21, 2013
Ashland says its Valvoline Cummins (Gurgaon, India) joint venture has opened a manufacturing and packaging plant in the Ambernath industrial area, near Mumbai. The $30-million facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/New-Valvoline-plant-in-India_52082.html
May 21, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) have agreed to a multiyear collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize a set of biobased fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-Amyris-sign-fragrance-deal_52068.html
May 21, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for Akzo’s surfactants and coatings products using Solazyme’s algae-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Solazyme-ink-oils-pact_52067.html
May 21, 2013
Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC) and Bondex, RPM insulation products subsidiaries that are in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of asbestos claims, could be held liable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Court-sets-RPM-subsidiaries-asbestos-liability-at-$1-17-billion_52203.html
May 21, 2013
PPG Industries has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of  privately owned specialty coatings firm Deft (Irvine, CA), PPG has announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-completes-acquisition-of-aerospace-coatings-firm_52197.html
May 20, 2013
H.B. Fuller says it has signed an agreement to purchase adhesives company Plexbond Quimica (Curitiba, Brazil), a provider of chemical polyurethane specialties and polyester resins...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-to-acquire-Brazilian-adhesives-firm-Plexbond-Quimica_52186.html
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