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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
September 16, 2013
Chemtura’s petroleum additives business will increase the prices for calcium sulfonate greases and detergents products because of rising raw material costs, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemturas-petroleum-additives-business-to-raise-prices_55181.html
September 13, 2013
Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Walmart-to-phase-out-10-chemicals-in-consumer-products_55153.html
September 11, 2013
BASF has started production of cost-efficient binders (CEB) based on styrene acrylics and styrene butadiene at its site at Hamina, Finland, the company has announced. The products were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-starts-production-of-styrene-acrylic-styrene-butadiene-paper-binders-in-Finland_55095.html
September 10, 2013
AkzoNobel says it is has informed employees of its intention to streamline its organizational structure in Germany. The changes will also result in a reduction of more than 25% in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-simplify-structure-in-Germany-reduce-workforce-by-25-percent_55038.html
September 10, 2013
AB Enyzmes (Darmstadt, Germany) and Barentz International (Amsterdam) say that they have signed a five-year distribution agreement that continues their long-term partnership. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/AB-Enzymes-Barentz-extend-distribution-agreement_55066.html
September 9, 2013
Cargill and Evolva's (Reinach, Switzerland) development program for fermentation-based steviol glycosides is moving into pilot scale ahead of schedule, potentially making the process...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Cargill-Evolva-fermentation-based-steviol-program-moves-to-pilot-phase-ahead-of-schedule_55035.html
September 5, 2013
IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has acquired a majority interest in Makeni Chemicals (São Paulo), a specialty chemical distributor in Brazil, IMCD has announced. Financial details...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/IMCD-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazil-specialty-chemical-distributor_54944.html
September 4, 2013
Innospec announced on 3 September that it had acquired Chemsil Silicones (Chatsworth, CA), a developer and marketer of silicone-based formulations for the personal care industry, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Innospec-acquires-US-West-Coast-silicone-formulator-and-distributor_54892.html
August 30, 2013
The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Simplified-regulation-for-biocides-in-Europe-from-September_54842.html
August 30, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its final review of the risk assessment of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diiosodecyl phthalate (DIDP). The substances are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/ECHA-says-no-justification-for-reexamination-of-restriction-on-DINP-DIDP-plasticizers_54810.html
August 29, 2013
Synalloy has acquired the production and business assets, including a plant in South Carolina, of Color Resources (CRI; Spartanburg, SC), for a total purchase price of $4.55 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Synalloy-acquires-manufacturing-facility_54819.html
August 29, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an expanded plant for the production of raw materials and additives for personal- and household-care at Bekasi, Indonesia. The company says that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-opens-expanded-plant-for-personal-care-products-in-Indonesia_54821.html
August 28, 2013
RPM announced today that it has reached an agreement with the US General Services Administration (GSA; Washington) resolving a dispute over improper pricing and discounting practices...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-reaches-agreement-with-US-government-on-roofing-contract-issues_54798.html
August 28, 2013
FMC has entered into an agreement with Belchim Crop Protection (Londerzeel, Belgium) under which it will develop, manufacture, and sell patented valifenalate-based fungicides in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/FMC-acquires-rights-to-mildew-fungicide_54797.html
August 27, 2013
Increasing environmental and regulatory pressures and concerns over toxicity to humans continue to drive growing demand for greener solvents in developed countries, while demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/IHS-Mounting-environmental-regulatory-pressures-driving-global-solvents-industry-to-greener-alternatives_54736.html
August 26, 2013
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) today announced several investments in support of its polyurethane (PU) additives business, including a new headquarters in China and several...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Momentive-moves-PU-additives-headquarters-expands-global-capacity_54735.html
August 22, 2013
Privately held Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, UK) says it has secured a £38.5-million ($60.3 million) debt refinancing package from the Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Warwick-Chemicals-secures-£38-5-million-debt-refinancing_54641.html
August 22, 2013
Symphony Environmental Technologies (Borehamwood, UK) has signed a five-year supply and marketing agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica (Bersee, Belgium), a division of Johnson &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Symphony-Environmental-Janssen-Pharmaceutica-sign-agreement-for-antifungal-masterbatches_54633.html
August 21, 2013
Freudenberg Group (Weinheim, Germany) has acquired all of Capol's (Elmshorn, Germany) shares from private equity firm Riverside (New York) with immediate effect, the two companies have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Freudenberg-Group-acquires-additives-producer-from-private-equity-firm-Riverside_54401.html
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