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September 30, 2013
PPG Industries plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia, the company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-to-invest-$60-million-in-industrial-and-performance-coatings-plant-in-Russia_55498.html
September 26, 2013
Oxea today announced it is expanding its alcohols portfolio to include production of 3-methylbutanol, or isoamyl alcohol, at the company's Oberhausen, Germany site. The product, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Oxea-launches-3-methylbutanol-production_55468.html
September 24, 2013
Albemarle will reorganize its business structure, reducing the number of reporting segments at the company from three to two, effective 1 January 2014, it says. The two business units...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-to-reorganize-business-units_55383.html
September 24, 2013
Arkema says it presented a plan late last week to its central works council to cease activities at the company's Chauny, France site. Production at the Chauny site will cease...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Arkema-presents-plan-to-close-plasticizer-site-in-France_55357.html
September 23, 2013
Asahi Glass's Americas' chemicals unit and Zeon Chemicals (Louisville, KY) have signed a distribution agreement for Asahi Glass's Aflas brand of fluoroelastomers, Zeon has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Zeon-Asahi-Glass-sign-agreement-for-fluoroelastomers-distribution-in-North-America_55355.html
September 18, 2013
Henkel says it today opened the world’s largest adhesives plant in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at Caojing, China. Henkel began constructing this previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-opens-worlds-largest-adhesives-plant-in-China_55221.html
September 17, 2013
Huntsman and Rockwood today announced that Huntsman will buy Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business, as well as other businesses, for $1.33 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Huntsman-to-buy-Rockwoods-pigments-additives-businesses-for-$1-33-billion-update_55211.html
September 16, 2013
Rockwood is in negotiations to sell its Sachtleben titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business to Huntsman for $1 billion to $1.2 billion, according to a Reuters report. A deal could be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Report-Huntsman-close-to-buying-Rockwood-TiO2-business_55194.html
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
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