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July 19, 2012
BASF says that through its catalysts division it is investing "a double-digit million euro" sum to further expand and modernize its emissions catalysts production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-Modernizes-Emission-Catalysts-Facility-in-Germany_44993.html
July 9, 2012
W.R. Grace has closed on the acquisition of RheoSet, a maker of concrete admixtures. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.   RheoSet makes concrete admixtures designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-Buys-Brazilian-Concrete-Admixture-Firm_44761.html
July 2, 2012
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group (New York) and Sunoco say they have agreed to form a joint venture called Philadelphia Energy Solutions that will enable a Philadelphia-area...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sunoco-and-Carlyle-Form-Philadelphia-Refinery-JV_44592.html
June 18, 2012
Haldor Topsoe (Lyngby, Denmark) says it has signed an agreement on June 15, with the Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area (TEDA), to buy land to build a new catalyst plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Haldor-Topsoe-to-Build-Catalyst-Plant-in-China_44246.html
June 7, 2012
Johnson Matthey says sales and underlying operating profits increased 20% and 23% in the year ended March 31, 2012, to £12.02 billion and £426 million, respectively...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-Records-Strong-Financial-Performance_44025.html
May 30, 2012
W.R. Grace says it has agreed to purchase fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst production assets operated by Noblestar Catalysts (Qingdao, China) at Qingdao, giving Grace immediate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-Buys-Chinese-Catalysts-Plant_43813.html
May 18, 2012
Custom Cats: Catalysts are often tailored to a customer’s specific needs. Transportation fuel demand in high-growth regions such as China is changing the face of the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Refinery-Catalysts-Extracting-Growth-from-Heavier-Feeds-and-Emerging-Markets_43567.html
May 15, 2012
Rockwood Lithium, a division of Rockwood Holdings (Princeton, NJ), is increasing prices of its lithium salts to $1,000/m.t., effective July 1. The increase will help fund investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Rockwood-Increases-Lithium-Salt-Prices_43438.html
May 3, 2012
Protex International (Paris), a privately owned global specialty chemicals company, predicts it will drive up sales by a double-digit percentage level this year despite the mixed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Protex-International-On-a-Path-to-Growth_43194.html
April 25, 2012
Higher catalyst prices and construction chemical volumes offset lower engineered materials sales and lifted W.R. Grace’s quarterly results above expectations. The company posted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/W-R-Grace-Profits-Jump-12-percent_42961.html
April 20, 2012
Honeywell’s performance materials and technologies unit posted first-quarter segment profit of $319 million, a 12% gain from the year-ago quarter. Sales were up 19%, to $1.62 billion. UOP sales were up 40% from the prior-year quarter, Honeywell says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/UOP-Lifts-Honeywells-Chemical-Results_42869.html
April 3, 2012
Honeywell's UOP subsidiary says it will invest $20 million to expand production at its Mobile, AL adsorbents and catalysts facility. The company will expand its capacity to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/UOP-Expanding-Catalyst-Production-at-Mobile_42453.html
March 29, 2012
W. R. Grace & Co. says it has entered into an agreement with Dow Chemical to develop new catalysts for polypropylene production. The catalysts, which use one of Dow’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-and-Dow-Developing-PP-Catalyst_42376.html
March 26, 2012
Avantium (Amsterdam), a catalyst technology firm, and Danone, have agreed to jointly develop bottles made from bio-polyethylene furanoate (PEF). The partnership will use...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Avantium-and-Danone-Agree-to-Develop-Bio-PEF-Bottles_42282.html
March 22, 2012
W.R. Grace says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Al Dahra Agriculture (Abu Dhabi) to jointly build and operate a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts and additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-Signs-MOU-for-FCC-Catalyst-Joint-Venture_42213.html
March 21, 2012
Evonik says it has expanded its hydroformylation catalysis research cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT; Rostock, Germany) and will set up a laboratory at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Evonik-Expands-Catalyst-Partnership-with-Leibniz-Institute_42189.html
February 9, 2012
W.R. Grace says it has reorganized its businesses into three operating segments—Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies and Grace Construction Products—to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-Splits-Davison-Operating-Segment_41089.html
January 9, 2012
Global demand for specialty chemicals is expected to grow 3.7% in 2012, after 3.5% growth last year, ACC says. “Gains in basic chemicals will slow in 2012 with specialties...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Specialty-Chemicals-Improvement-and-Challenges_40271.html
January 5, 2012
OM Group (OMG; Cleveland, OH) has purchased Rahu Catalytics (Nottingham, UK), a  developer of iron-ligand based chemistry for use in environmentally friendly coatings, composites and inks from Unilever’s venture capital unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/OM-Group-Acquires-Rahu-Catalytics_40156.html
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Relationship-Between-Light-Vehicles-and-the-Chemical-Industry-Grows-Stronger_39967.html
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