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April 2, 2013
The Wind Explorer traveled 3,000 miles in Australia. Evonik Industries in North America is traveling around the United States to display its Wind Explorer 200-lb lightweight electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Evonik-demonstrates-lightweight-electric-and-wind-powered-vehicle_50906.html
March 28, 2013
Ecolab announced today that it expects the close of its $2.2-billion acquisition of oilfield services firm Champion Technologies to occur on or before 15 April. The deal was previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-extends-Champion-close-date-to-15-April_50798.html
March 28, 2013
Adhesives maker H.B. Fuller has reported net income from continuing operations of $20.8 million, or 41 cts/share, for the company’s fiscal first quarter. Net income from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-earnings-up-but-slightly-short-of-estimates_50787.html
March 28, 2013
Clariant Chemicals India (Mumbai) says its board of directors, on 26 March, approved a proposal to divest its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsion products businesses...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Clariant-India-subsidiary-to-sell-three-businesses_50784.html
March 27, 2013
Metabolix reported fourth quarter 2012 results today, citing increased revenue and a slight gain in net income—though net income was reported as a loss for the quarter. Sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Metabolix-releases-fourth-quarter-results-announces-Chinese-film-distribution-deal_50756.html
March 27, 2013
BASF says it will combine its water solutions, oil field solutions, and mining solutions businesses, effective 1 April, to create a new global business unit. The restructuring involves...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/BASF-merges-water-oil-field-and-mining-businesses-cuts-215-jobs_50764.html
March 27, 2013
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the planned acquisition by Nynas (Stockholm) of refinery assets at Harburg from Shell Deutschland Oil. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/EU-launches-in-depth-probe-into-acquisition-of-Shell-base-oils-plant-in-Germany_50763.html
March 27, 2013
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Petrochem Carless (Leatherhead, UK) by Haltermann Holding (Hamburg). The commission says its investigation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/printinginks/European-Commission-approves-Haltermanns-acquisition-of-Petrochem-Carless_50762.html
March 25, 2013
Reverdia, a joint venture between DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), has signed an agreement with Helm (Hamburg) for the European distribution and joint market...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Reverdia-and-Helm-sign-distribution-agreement-for-biobased-succinic-acid_50714.html
March 22, 2013
Altana's (Wesel, Germany) net income increased almost 5% during 2012, to €155 million ($203 million) from €148 million the year before, the company reported today. Ebitda and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Altanas-2012-net-income-up-5-percent_50696.html
March 21, 2013
Dérivés Résiniques & Terpéniques (DRT; Dax, France), a company that specializes in the development of rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/DRT-acquires-acrolein-based-intermediates-maker_50671.html
March 21, 2013
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers today announced development of a modeling process designed to simulate atomic-level etching with chemicals that are effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/UCLA-seeks-PFC-alternative-for-semiconductor-industry_50670.html
March 21, 2013
FMC broke ground on its new microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) manufacturing facility at Rayong, Thailand, the company announced today.  The company will invest more than $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FMC-breaks-ground-for-MCC-manufacturing-facility-in-Thailand_50666.html
March 19, 2013
BASF and Shell have entered into a three-year agreement that will position BASF as a supplier of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts to Shell’s global refining network....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-signs-FCC-catalysts-agreement-with-Shell_50537.html
March 19, 2013
Lubrizol says that its CPI Engineering Services subsidiary, a maker of synthetic lubricants for the compressor original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, will partner with Oxea to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-and-Oxea-to-produce-refrigeration-lubricants-in-China_50496.html
March 19, 2013
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (Beijing) has approved a $4.3-billion investment in a refinery and aromatics complex by Zhejiang Hengyi at Pulau Muara Besar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/China-approves-Hengyis-refinery-and-aromatics-investment-in-Brunei_50461.html
March 19, 2013
Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, to distribute acrylic and styrene acrylic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Nexeo-signs-North-America-distribution-agreement-for-Arkema-floor-resins_50611.html
March 18, 2013
Italmatch Chemicals (Genoa, Italy), a producer of phosphorus derivatives and specialty additives for plastics, lubricants, and water management, has acquired the Dequest phosphonates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Italmatch-buys-Thermphoss-Dequest-and-phosphorus-chlorides-businesses_50577.html
March 15, 2013
Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Firmenich have again expanded their collaboration for development of renewable ingredients for the flavors and fragrances...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Amyris-and-Firmenich-expand-fragrance-ingredient-collaboration_50565.html
March 15, 2013
Solvay and AkzoNobel have joined forces to develop and use biosolvents for use in the manufacturing of AkzoNobel paints, and coatings, Solvay announced. The agreement concerns widely...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Solvay-and-AkzoNobel-partner-to-develop-and-use-bio-solvents_50558.html
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