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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
May 20, 2013
Personal-care chemical manufacturers are optimistic about the industry’s outlook despite weakness in Western Europe, attendees at New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Suppliers-Day-2013-Optimistic-outlook-amid-shifting-consumer-preferences_52173.html
May 20, 2013
The government of Canada will invest in technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in oil sands by converting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into commercial products, the National...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Canadian-consortium-builds-pilot-plant-to-grow-algal-biomass-using-oil-sands-CO2-emissions_52168.html
May 17, 2013
PQ says it will invest more than $120 million to expand catalyst production at its Kansas City, KS, site. The project will increase capacity for PQ’s wholly owned silica...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/PQ-to-invest-$120-million-to-boost-catalyst-production-at-Kansas-City-site_52144.html
May 17, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has concluded that 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene, used as a flavoring additive in food, is mutagenic in vitro and in vivo, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/EFSA-panel-concludes-that-3-acetyl-25-dimethylthiophene-is-genotoxic_52138.html
May 16, 2013
Oxiteno, the specialty chemicals arm of Ultrapar (São Paulo), achieved an Ebitda of 81 million Reais ($40 million) during the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Oxitenos-Ebitda-increases-21-percent-supported-by-weaker-currency-and-higher-volumes_52049.html
May 15, 2013
BASF says it has boosted its presence in the enzyme technology space, via three separate transactions. The company has identified the enzymes business as a key growth area to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/BASF-boosts-its-footprint-in-enzyme-technologies_52019.html
May 14, 2013
Valspar (Minneapolis) on Tuesday reported adjusted net income for the fiscal second quarter, ended 26 April, of $83 million, up 3.8% year-on-year (YOY), from $80 million. Adjusted earnings per share came to 91 cts, up 8.3% YOY, from 84 cents....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-earnings-up-on-flat-sales_51991.html
May 14, 2013
W.R. Grace says it has advanced its previously announced plans to build a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts manufacturing plant unit near Abu Dhabi, United Arab...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-advances-Mideast-catalyst-project_51982.html
May 13, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is leading a consortium sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bonn) to develop cobalt-based, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Merck-KGaA-leads-international-consortium-to-develop-cobalt-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells_51950.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
May 10, 2013
Evonik has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil and expects to complete the plant by 2015, subject to approval from respective bodies and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Evonik-starts-basic-engineering-for-silica-site-in-Brazil-continues-to-expand-global-silica-capacity_51908.html
May 10, 2013
A train transporting chemical and nonchemical products derailed in the town of Belaya Kalitva, in the Rostov-on-Don Region, Russia, about 1,000 kilometers from Moscow, on 9 May...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Reports-Freight-train-derailment-in-Russia-causes-chemical-leak_51905.html
May 8, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel announced today that they have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for AkzoNobel's surfactants and coatings products using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/AkzoNobel-and-Solazyme-ink-algae-based-oils-development-deal_51869.html
May 8, 2013
Henkel's adhesive technologies business posted an 11% increase in first-quarter operating profits compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €314 million ($413...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Weak-demand-dents-Henkels-adhesives-sales_51867.html
May 7, 2013
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is awarding the 10th annual Gordon E. Moore Medal to Jerzy Klosin—a research fellow at Dow Chemical—at a luncheon to be held on 17...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Dow-researcher-wins-Society-of-Chemical-Industry-medal_51836.html
May 7, 2013
Innospec today reported first-quarter net income down 26.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $18 million, on sales that were flat, at $199.4 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 72 cts/share, down...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Innospec-earnings-down-as-sales-remain-flat_51821.html
May 7, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) today reported net income up 11.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $90.7 million, or $1.10/share, on sales up 2.4%, to $727.8 million. Adjusted net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-earnings-beat-estimates-on-strong-sales_51820.html
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