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June 9, 2014
Takasago (Tokyo), specialized in the creation of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) will start commercializing farnesene-derived fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Takasago-Amyris-to-commercialize-farnesene-derived-fragrance-molecules_61623.html
June 5, 2014
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Homax Group (Bellingham, WA), a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products. The transaction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-wall-and-ceiling-repair-firm-Homax-Group_61585.html
June 5, 2014
Altana today inaugurated its new additives facility at Wallingford, CT, doubling capacity for paints, composites and other additives in its BYK Additives and Instruments division. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Altana-doubles-US-additives-capacity_61598.html
June 5, 2014
BASF announced today that it is implementing a series of measures within its home-care and industrial and institutional cleaning and formulation technologies businesses to strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-restructures-care-chemicals-cuts-jobs_61582.html
June 5, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC; Tokyo) and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; Ibaraki) said on Wednesday that the Patent Court of Korea has rejected an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Korean-court-rejects-Intematix-challenge-to-Mitsubishi-red-phosphor-patent_61577.html
June 4, 2014
Laticrete (Bethany, CT) has agreed to buy DuPont’s surface-care business, a maker of protective coatings and surface treatments for the stone and tile market, the companies say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Laticrete-to-buy-DuPonts-surface-care-business_61566.html
June 4, 2014
A. Schulman has agreed to acquire Ferro’s specialty plastics business, a maker of engineered plastic compounds, colorants, and liquid coatings mostly for thermoset plastics, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Schulman-to-acquire-Ferros-specialty-plastics-business-Ferro-looking-to-sell-polymer-additives_61554.html
June 4, 2014
FDA has approved Addivant's (Danbury, CT) registered Weston liquid antioxidant for food contact applications, the company announced today. The product is made using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/FDA-approves-Addivants-nonylphenol-free-liquid-antioxidant-for-food-contact-applications_61552.html
June 3, 2014
BASF says it has completed the previously announced divestment of its PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO) business unit to Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland), a private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/BASF-completes-divestment-of-PolyAd-Services-to-private-equity-firm_61499.html
June 3, 2014
Axalta Coatings Systems announced today that it has named Eduardo Nardinelli president and general manager/Brazil. Nardinelli has a background in the automotive sector, and comes to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-names-Brazil-president_61522.html
June 3, 2014
Givaudan says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of cosmetic ingredients producer Soliance (Pomacle, France). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-completes-acquisition-of-cosmetic-ingredients-producer_61514.html
June 2, 2014
Wacker Chemie announced today that it will spend €20 million ($27.2 million) to expand the capacity of its dispersible polymer powders capacity at Burghausen, Germany. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Wacker-hikes-dispersible-polymer-powders-capacity-in-Germany_61471.html
May 28, 2014
Mapei (Milan), a privately owned maker of products for the construction industry has acquired General Resource Technology (GRT), a US-based producer of concrete admixtures.  GRT...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Mapei-acquires-US-producer-of-concrete-admixtures-General-Resource-Technology_61373.html
May 27, 2014
BASF today announced the construction of a new plant to manufacture polyalkylene glycol (PAG)–based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The facility will start operations by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/BASF-builds-polyalkylene-glycol-plant-at-Ludwigshafen_61316.html
May 22, 2014
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper, and emulsions businesses of Clariant, has acquired a 49% stake in M. Dohmen (San Vittore, Switzerland), Archoma announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Archroma-takes-stake-in-textile-dye-firm_61225.html
May 22, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says today it is entering into a strategic partnership with the non-profit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-enters-into-strategic-partnership-to-preserve-biodiversity_61227.html
May 20, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it will acquire the business of Klebag Chemie (Ennetbürgen, Switzerland), a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding, and flooring markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sika-acquires-Swiss-adhesives-manufacturer_61150.html
May 16, 2014
Comex Mexico has filed suit against Sherwin-Williams (SW) over SW’s termination of the $2.34-billion merger agreement between the two companies, a Reuters report says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Comex-Mexico-files-suit-against-Sherwin-Williams-over-deal-termination_61108.html
May 15, 2014
Suppliers of chemicals to the personal-care and cosmetics industries were mostly upbeat at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show, held earlier this week at Edison, NJ. Most...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Suppliers-Day-2014-Mood-mostly-upbeat-for-personal-care-industry_61087.html
May 14, 2014
Start-up business Catalytic Technologies Ltd. (CTL; Stockton-on-Tees, UK) says it is aiming for 50% of worldwide polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and film production to be based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/UK-start-up-targets-50-percent-market-share-for-its-titanium-based-PET-catalyst_61057.html
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