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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
December 8, 2011
BASF is investing $20 million to upgrade its activated alumina adsorbent products plant at Vidalia, LA. The company will transfer all adsorbents capacity to Vidalia as part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-to-Upgrade-Consolidate-Adsorbents-Manufacturing_39566.html
November 25, 2011
BASF says it will invest upward of €100 million ($133 million) in battery technology for vehicles during the next five years, including investment in R&D and the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-to-Invest-Upward-of-$133-Million-in-Battery-Technology-Create-Global-Business-Unit_39267.html
November 15, 2011
Other than a handful of earnings reports and the usual small- to medium-sized acquisitions, specialty chemical firms have had a quiet two weeks. Late-reporting specialty firms, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Specialties-Snapshot-Nov-3-15_39055.html
September 2, 2011
BASF has signed a long-term agreement with Lynas Corp. (Sydney) to secure a pre-determined supply of lanthanum, a rare earth element. Lanthanum is a key raw material used in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-Secures-Rare-Earth-Supplies-for-Catalysts-Business_37345.html
August 5, 2011
Advanced Refining Technologies (ART; Columbia, MD), a hydroprocessing catalyst joint venture equally owned by W.R. Grace and Chevron, says it has signed a deal with Kuwait Catalyst...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-Chevron-JV-Expands-Relationship-with-Kuwaiti-Catalyst-Maker_36755.html
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