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September 15, 2014
ATP Adhesive Systems (Wollerau, Switzerland) says it is expanding its adhesives production facility at Mihla-Buchenau Germany, with an investment of €20 million ($25.9 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/ATP-Adhesive-Systems-expanding-plant-in-Germany_63826.html
September 11, 2014
CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP; New York) has reached a deal to acquire a 47% stake in silica and catalyst maker PQ from Carlyle Group (Washington). CCMP sold PQ to Carlyle for $1.5 billion in 2007. Terms of the latest deal, expected to close by early 2015, were not immediately available....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/CCMP-returns-to-acquire-47-percent-stake-in-PQ-from-Carlyle_63760.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63725.html
September 10, 2014
Solvay has inaugurated a specialty surfactants plant at the industrial park at Genthin, Germany, the company said today. The facility will help Solvay to meet customer requirements in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solvay-inaugurates-specialty-surfactants-plant-in-Germany_63702.html
September 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) broke ground on an expansion of capacity to produce water-based coatings at Wuppertal, Germany, the company announced. The Wuppertal site is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-breaks-ground-on-water-based-coatings-facility-in-Germany_63698.html
September 8, 2014
AkzoNobel has announced plans to simplify the structure of its performance coatings business. The new structure, which will become fully operational in January 2015, will reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-simplifies-structure-of-performance-coatings-business_63527.html
September 8, 2014
Ecolab has acquired the chemicals segment – including water treatment, car top dust control, and freeze conditioning chemicals – of AKJ Industries (Fort Myers, FL). AKJ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-acquires-chemicals-segment-of-AKJ-Industries_63613.html
September 8, 2014
Bemis (Neenah, WI) announced today that it has agreed to sell its pressure-sensitive materials business, Mactac, to private equity firm Platinum Equity (Beverly Hills, CA) for $170...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Bemis-sells-adhesives-business-to-private-equity-firm_63660.html
September 5, 2014
Johnson Matthey says it has acquired Catacel (Ravenna, OH), a maker of high-heat transfer catalysts for gases production and reactors for fuel processing in fuel cells. The deal's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-US-catalysis-firm_63638.html
September 3, 2014
Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives (South Bend, IN) announced today that it has purchased Chemque (Toronto), a maker of polyurethane foams and adhesives for the telecoms, flooring...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Royal-Adhesives-to-acquire-Chemque_63582.html
September 2, 2014
Accella Performance Materials (St. Louis), a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital (New York), has purchased Zeus Tyrefill Systems (Dortmund, Germany) for an undisclosed sum, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Arsenals-Accella-buys-German-tire-materials-firm_63564.html
September 2, 2014
Albemarle has completed the previously announced sale of its antioxidant, ibuprofen, and propofol businesses and related assets to SI Group (Schenectady, NY), Albemarle said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-completes-sale-of-antioxidant-business-to-SI-Group_63559.html
September 1, 2014
Protex International (Paris) says it has acquired Mereco Technologies Group (West Warwick, RI), including the Metachem Resins and DMS divisions. Financial terms of the deal were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Protex-buys-US-electronic-chemicals-firm_63546.html
August 28, 2014
Silicones and quartz producer Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) says the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is likely to confirm the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Momentive-Performance-Materials-moves-closer-to-Chapter-11-exit_63462.html
August 22, 2014
Axalta, the former automotive coatings business of DuPont, has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) for an initial public offering....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Carlyles-Axalta-files-for-IPO_63347.html
August 22, 2014
DuPont has filed a patent infringement suit in US court in Delaware alleging that SunEdison has violated the company’s patent on using tellurium in front-side silver solar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/DuPont-files-suit-against-SunEdison-over-solar-paste-patent_63346.html
August 21, 2014
Clariant’s industrial and consumer specialties plant at Gendorf, Germany, has been granted mass balance certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO; London)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Clariant-plant-in-Germany-gains-RSPO-certification_63336.html
August 20, 2014
Bartek Ingredients (Stony Creek, ON) has announced a large expansion of its capacity for malic and fumaric acid, and its precursor material, maleic anhydride. The company will add 50...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Bartek-Ingredients-to-expand-malic-fumaric-acids-capacity_63327.html
August 20, 2014
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel), a producer of flavors and fragrances, today reported second-quarter net income rose 44.5%, to $25.5 million, on 29% higher sales of $218.1 million. Ebitda was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Acquisitions-help-lift-Frutaroms-revenues-and-earnings_63308.html
August 20, 2014
AkzoNobel today broke ground on its previously announced decorative paints facility at Chengdu, China. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province. The new facility is part of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-breaks-ground-on-decorative-paints-facility-in-China_63307.html
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