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December 2, 2009
Sasol (Johannesburg) says it has approved an investment of R8.4 billion ($1.14 billion), which will double production of hard wax at the Sasolburg, South Africa site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sasol-to-Double-Wax-Production-in-South-Africa_23215.html
November 16, 2009
Wacker Chemie has officially opened its new disperisble powder and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) dispersion plant at Nanjing, China. The plant, designed for 30,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Wacker-Opens-Chinas-Largest-Dispersible-Polymer-Powder-Plant_22816.html
November 4, 2009
Arizona Chemical, a maker of pine-based chemicals, says a proposed bill meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging companies to burn renewable biomass fuels could, as written, deprive the pine chemicals industry of an important raw material source....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Biomass-Legislation-Could-Hurt-Pine-Chemicals-Industry_22503.html
September 30, 2009
The cuts form part of a restructuring of the company's operations in Europe....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sika-Cuts-Jobs-in-Switzerland_21754.html
August 5, 2009
Hexion Specialty Chemicals says it will partner with Tekle Technical Services (TTS; Edmonton, Canada), a biocomposites company, to develop ‘green’ building products for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Hexion-and-Canadian-Firm-to-Develop-Green-Products-for-Construction-Industry_20617.html
July 16, 2009
Specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany) has agreed to buy Water Ink Technologies (WIT; Lincolnton, NC), a privately owned producer of water-based and UV inks, coatings and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Altana-Buys-U-S-Specialties-Firm_20193.html
June 24, 2009
H.B. Fuller reported net income of $17.6 million, or 36 cts/share, for the second quarter, down from $21.4 million the year-ago period. The company's income exceeded analyst consensus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-Earnings-Down-But-Beat-Estimates_19744.html
June 12, 2009
BASF says it will mothball its 20,000 m.t./year trimethylopropane (TMP) manufacturing plant at Ludwigshafen, its only TMP manufacturing facility, but it will stay in the business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/BASF-Links-with-Italian-Firm-in-TMP-Business_19428.html
May 4, 2009
AkzoNobel says it has acquired the wood adhesives business of Kronochem, a subsidiary of Kronospan (Wrexham, U.K.). The transaction includes a long-term tolling agreement under which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/AkzoNobel-Acquires-Adhesives-Business_18613.html
April 16, 2009
Excluding one-time items, net earnings were $2.7 million (6 cts/share), well below analyst estimates, as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York) of 28 cts/share. First-quarter revenues fell 37%, to $612 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Cytec-Reports-Loss-Cuts-Dividend-by-90-percent_18324.html
April 3, 2009
Some niche sectors of the battered $30-billion global adhesives and sealants market are showing resilience, and major players are clinging to these niches in the face of the persistent...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Some-Adhesives-and-Sealants-Sectors-Show-Resilience_18038.html
December 10, 2008
A survey by Rohm and Haas at the recent packaging event Pack Expo in Chicago has revealed that there is an increasing requirement for adhesives used in laminated packaging to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Survey-Identifies-Need-for-Sustainable-Adhesives_15807.html
December 5, 2008
Prices U.S.: 14 cts/lb, fob ($310/m.t.) EUROPE: €340-447/m.t. Outlook Worldwide demand is forecast to grow at 3.7%/year for crude acrylic acid and at 4.1%/year for glacial acrylic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Acrylic-Acid_15760.html
October 20, 2008
U.S. caulks and sealants demand is expected to rise 2.9%/year to more than 2 billion lbs and reach nearly $4 billion in 2012, says a recent study by The Freedonia Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Caulks-Sealants-Demand-to-Rise_14867.html
October 3, 2008
The Weak European and U.S. economies, high raw material costs, and a sustained slump in the U.S. automotive and housing and construction markets are hurting many players in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Adhesives-and-Sealants_14623.html
August 4, 2008
3M says it has agreed to acquire polyurethane-based structural adhesives and sealants producers EMFI (Haguenau, France) and SAPO (Haguenau). EMFI and SAPO together employ about 350, 3M...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/3M-to-Buy-French-Adhesives-Firms_13424.html
August 4, 2008
Henkel says its Professional and Consumer Adhesives unit will boost prices by as much as 20%, depending on category, effective for August 1 shipments. This is Henkel’s second...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-Raises-Adhesives-Prices_13426.html
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