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July 15, 2014
Monomers producer Sartomer announced today that it has appointed Kenny Messer to president/Americas. In the role, Messer will oversee the company’s operations in North America...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sartomer-appoints-new-Americas-president_62470.html
July 15, 2014
Axalta says is it is adding capacity for polypropylene (PP) powder coatings at its facility in Huangshan, China, which is operated as a joint venture with Yongjia Chemical. The jv is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-adds-PP-powder-coatings-capacity-at-jv-in-China_62469.html
July 15, 2014
Lubricants maker Calumet Specialty Products says it has finalized amendments to its $1-billion revolving credit agreement. The agreement is with a syndicate of banks and matures in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Calumet-Specialty-Products-finalizes-refinancing_62461.html
July 15, 2014
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper, and emulsions business of Clariant, has published its first formulation list of Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Archroma-publishes-ZDHC-MRSL-compliant-formulation-list_62460.html
July 11, 2014
The Japanese food ingredients group Ajinomoto is examining buying German rival Symrise (Holzminden), according to the German investment newsletter Platow Brief. The newsletter says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Ajinomoto-eyeing-flavors-and-fragrances-rival-Symrise_62416.html
July 11, 2014
Surfachem Group (Leeds, UK), and Vitrine Química (Santo Andre, Brazil) have formed Surfachem Brasil (Guarulhos, Brazil), a joint venture for the distribution and supply of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/UK-firm-establishes-distribution-and-supply-JV-in-Brazil_62415.html
July 10, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) today announced that it is acquiring Wild Flavors GmbH (Zug, Switzerland), for an enterprise value of approximately €2.3 billion ($3.13 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Archer-Daniels-Midland-to-buy-Wild-Flavors-for-$3-billion_62266.html
July 10, 2014
Hansa Group (Duisburg, Germany) an integrated European supplier of care chemicals for detergents, cleaning agents, and body-care products, said on Wednesday that it had filed for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Care-chemicals-and-detergents-player-Hansa-Group-files-for-insolvency_62385.html
July 10, 2014
BASF and the Cluster of Excellence Unifying Concepts in Catalysis (UniCat) have opened the BasCat Laboratory building on the south campus of Technical University (TU) Berlin, BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-opens-catalyst-research-lab-in-Germany_62363.html
July 4, 2014
China Rerun Chemical Group (Daqing), a producer of lubricant products for the domestic automotive, industrial and agricultural markets today reported unaudited results for the three...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/China-Rerun-Chemical-reports-higher-sales-seeks-more-partnerships-and-acquisitions_62252.html
July 4, 2014
A public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of carbendazim has been opened by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki). Potential candidates for substitution...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-carbendazim_62253.html
July 3, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has secured financing for its €1.3 billion ($1.78 billion) acquisition of the Diana Group by issuing a bond for €500 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-secures-financing-for-Diana-acquisition-through-$680-million-bond-issue_62249.html
July 3, 2014
PPG Industries says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Homax Group (Bellingham, WA), a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-completes-acquisition-of-Homax_62219.html
July 1, 2014
PPG announced today that its North American architectural coatings business has completed acquiring Masterwork Paint (Pittsburgh), an architectural paint distributor. The 13-store...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-Masterwork-paint-stores_62186.html
July 1, 2014
Russian joint stock company Gammachim (Moscow), a trader in oils, fats, and detergents, plans to build a higher fatty alcohols plant in the special economic zone (SEZ) of Alabuga...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Russian-firm-plans-oleochemicals-plant-in-Alabuga-SEZ_62182.html
June 30, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to begin a 100,000-m.t./year expansion of  its Cedar Bayou normal alpha-olefins (NAO; also called linear alpha-olefins) plant in Baytown, TX, in July 2015. The company says its board has approved the project, which has already obtained the necessary environmental permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/CPChem-gets-greenlight-for-Cedar-Bayou-normal-alpha-olefins_62158.html
June 30, 2014
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex (Mexico City), a leading Mexican producer of architectural and industrial coatings, for $2.3 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Industries-to-acquire-Mexicos-Comex-for-$2-3-billion_62154.html
June 27, 2014
AkzoNobel's performance coatings business is benefiting from an improved business climate in 2014, says Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel executive committee member responsible for performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobels-performance-coatings-business-taps-stronger-market-targets-higher-returns_62138.html
June 27, 2014
FMC announced today it is cutting its second-quarter and full-year earnings guidances, to 95 cts–$1.05/share and $4.10–4.30/share, respectively. The decreases are about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/FMC-cuts-earnings-guidance-as-ag-weakness-continues_61972.html
June 27, 2014
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, has begun trial runs at its natural detergent alcohols plant at Al Jubail. Full commercial production is expected to be achieved in the next six months...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Saudi-Kayan-starts-up-detergent-alcohols-plant_62126.html
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