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December 10, 2014
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT), a specialty chemicals company, has begun construction on a commercial plant at DanChem Technologies’ (DTI) site at Danville, VA. DTI will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Renewable-chemical-company-to-build-glucaric-acid-plant_66031.html
December 10, 2014
KMG Chemicals today reported fiscal 2015 first-quarter net income down 12% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.19 million, on sales down 3%, to $90.8 million. Adjusted net income rose 14%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-Chemicals-earnings-decline-on-lower-sales_66067.html
December 10, 2014
AkzoNobel says a fire at its Battleground facility in La Porte, TX, damaged the building housing its high-purity metallo-organics (HPMO) unit on 9 December. The company has not said whether the fire, which was extinguished within 20 minutes, affected production....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/AkzoNobel-reports-fire-at-Texas-high-purity-metallo-organics-unit_66034.html
December 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two biocidal active...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/ECHA-launches-CLH-consultations-on-two-biocidal-active-substances_66033.html
December 9, 2014
Solvay announces today that it is acquiring Dhaymers (Taboão da Serra, Brazil), a producer of specialty esters, entering the skin care market and expanding its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solvay-acquires-specialty-esters-producer-in-Brazil_65987.html
December 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has received an intention for karanal (5-butan-2-yl-2-(2,4-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-3-enyl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane) as a substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Karanal-to-be-assessed-as-a-potential-SVHC_65861.html
December 3, 2014
Lubrizol is increasing capacity, and investing in infrastructure and efficiency improvements, at its Deer Park, TX additives blending plant to meet specification upgrades for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-to-upgrade-engine-oil-blending-facility-in-Texas_65826.html
December 3, 2014
IFF announced today it is expanding its flavors business in Indonesia and Chile, with new facilities in both countries. In Indonesia, the company is doubling the size of an existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-expands-flavors-presence-in-Indonesia-and-Chile_65627.html
December 2, 2014
Capital Southwest (Dallas), an investment holding company, today announced plans to split into two publicly-traded entities – one in specialty chemicals and industrial products, and one in finance....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Investment-firm-Capital-Southwest-to-spin-off-specialty-chemical-assets_65781.html
December 2, 2014
BASF’s refining catalysts business has launched a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts testing and research laboratory at a company site at Heidelberg, Germany. The site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-launches-FCC-catalyst-lab-in-Germany_65776.html
December 2, 2014
Automaker Daimler has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel's performance coatings business to make AkzoNobel one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Daimler-sign-worldwide-coatings-supply-agreement_65775.html
December 2, 2014
Ferro  has completed the acquisition of tile coating manufacturer Vetriceramici (Casola Valsenio, Italy) for €83.0 million ($102.8 million), subject to customary working...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Ferro-closes-acquisition-of-tile-coatings-producer-in-Italy_65774.html
December 2, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) announced today the signing of an exclusive supply agreement to supply Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) with biobased succinic acid. Under the terms of the five-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/BioAmber-to-supply-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oleon-for-lubricants-manufacture_65773.html
December 1, 2014
Lubrizol today agreed to acquire Weatherford’s oilfield chemicals business and its drilling fluids business for $825 million, including a $75 million performance-based cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Weatherfords-oilfield-chemicals-business-for-$825-million_65746.html
December 1, 2014
PolyOne says that it has acquired the specialty assets of Accella Performance Materials (Maryland Heights, MO), a manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations. Accella will retain its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PolyOne-acquires-specialty-business-of-Accella_65745.html
November 26, 2014
BASF has announced that it plans to make a major investment in a “pioneering superabsorbent technology” that enables design of thinner and more comfortable diapers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-to-invest-up-to-$625-million-in-new-superabsorbent-polymer-technology_65694.html
November 25, 2014
Valspar today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 70% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.1 million, on sales up 11%, to $1.23 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $117 million, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-earnings-easily-beat-estimates_65683.html
November 21, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to sell its manufacturing facility for natural fish oils, medium concentrated omega-3s, and customized bottled fish oil at Brattvåg, Norway, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-divests-medium-concentrated-omega-3-plant-in-Norway_65622.html
November 19, 2014
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a market leader in the global fragrance and flavor industry, says it has opened an expanded technical center and regional offices at Dubai. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-develops-Mideast-presence-with-expanded-technical-center-regional-offices-at-Dubai_65475.html
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