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June 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it will construct a plant at Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, for the production of photomask blanks, the base material of photomasks that are used as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Shin-Etsu-Chemical-to-establish-second-photomasks-plant-in-Japan_71462.html
June 23, 2015
Arsenal Capital (New York) says it has completed the sale of Royal Adhesives and Sealants (South Bend, IN) to American Securities (New York), another private equity firm, for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Arsenal-Capital-completes-Royal-Adhesives-sale_71479.html
June 19, 2015
Henkel has expanded its adhesives production with the opening of a dry building mixes plant in Novosibirsk Region, Russia. Regional governor Vladimir Gorodetsky, Henkel Russia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-opens-adhesives-plant-in-Russia_71473.html
June 19, 2015
Merck KGaA on Friday laid a foundation stone for a new OLED materials production plant at Darmstadt, Germany. The unit will produce high-purity OLED materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Merck-KGaA-starts-construction-of-new-OLED-facility-in-Germany_71470.html
June 16, 2015
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powders (MRPs) for chemical applications, has launched a subsidiary in Spain, called Lehigh Spain, to grow its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Lehigh-Technologies-launches-subsidiary-in-Spain_71375.html
June 11, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on vitamin E imports from China for five years, effective 10 June, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Duties of $1.77/kilogram have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/India-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-vitamin-E-from-China-for-5-years_71161.html
June 11, 2015
Omnova Solutions says it is shutting down styrene butadiene (SB) latex production at its facilities in Calhoun, GA and Mogadore, OH, as part of a cost-cutting program expected to save...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Omnova-to-shutter-SB-latex-production-in-Georgia-and-Ohio_71186.html
June 10, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it has agreed to acquire OM Group for about $1.03 billion, or $34/share. Apollo will then sell OM Group’s electronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Apollo-to-acquire-OM-Group-for-$1-03-billion-sell-some-segments-to-Platform_70874.html
June 9, 2015
SC Johnson announced today that it will offer product-specific fragrance disclosures to consumers as the “next step … [in its] its decades-long journey to transform...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/SC-Johnson-expands-ingredient-transparency-efforts_71110.html
June 8, 2015
Koda Distribution today announced it has acquired Colonial Specialty Chemicals (CSC; Conshohocken, PA), a metalworking and industrial lubricants distributor, for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Koda-acquires-US-lubricants-distributor_71079.html
June 7, 2015
DSM on Friday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership with Sona Biscuits (Sobisco; Kolkata) in India to help provide effective nutrition to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/DSM-forms-JV-with-Sobisco-to-produce-fortified-foods-and-beverages-in-India_71051.html
June 5, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) said on Friday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Flavor Infusion (Laguna Beach, CA), a specialist supplier to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-acquires-California-based-Flavor-Infusion_71032.html
June 5, 2015
Henkel Adhesive Technologies has launched a new product development and diagnostics laboratory for nonwoven disposables at its campus in New Jersey. The centerpiece of the facility is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-Adhesives-Technologies-opens-nonwoven-disposables-lab-in-NJ_71029.html
June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Report-Rare-earths-producer-Molycorp-on-verge-of-bankruptcy_71024.html
June 4, 2015
Omnova Solutions (Beachwood, OH) has acquired New Fluid Solutions (Houston), a producer of oil and gas drilling fluid additives and other products for $5 million, plus up to $2 million more over the next two years depending on performance. The transaction includes New Fluid Solutions' full line of drilling fluid additives and a blending facility, warehouse and quality assurance/control laboratory in Stafford, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Omnova-acquires-oilfield-chemicals-maker_71018.html
June 3, 2015
Revolymer (Deeside, UK) has signed a further license with Solvay; under the terms of the deal, Solvay has exclusive rights to apply Revolymer’s encapsulation technology to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Revolymer-signs-further-licensing-agreement-with-Solvay_70969.html
June 3, 2015
PPG Industries says it has acquired Consorcio Latinoamericano, an operator of a network of 57 paint stores across Central America. Consorcio Latinoamericano previously had a concession...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-Latin-America-paint-stores-network_70947.html
June 3, 2015
PPG Industries says it has acquired Cuming Microwave Corporation (Avon, MA), a maker of coatings that absorb microwaves and radio waves, as well as a subsidiary, Cuming-Lehman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-to-acquire-aerospace-coatings-maker-in-US_70977.html
June 2, 2015
Kemira on Tuesday attended the opening of one of Europe’s largest water treatment chemicals manufacturing plants. Based at Tarragona, Spain the complex includes a unit, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-opens-water-treatment-chemicals-plant-at-Tarragona_70957.html
June 1, 2015
A. Schulman says it has closed its $800-million acquisition of engineered plastics maker Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL), which was announced in March. Citadel was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-closes-Citadel-acquisition_70889.html
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