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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
July 26, 2011
W.R. Grace reported net income of $76 million in its fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 49% higher than the same year-ago period, on gains in pricing and emerging markets. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Graces-Income-Surges-Past-Estimates_36423.html
June 22, 2011
Clariant has appointed Hans-Joachim Müller to its executive committee, effective July 1. Müller joins Clariant from Süd-Chemie, a company that Clariant has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Clariant-Appoints-Hans-Joachim-Muller-to-Its-Executive-Committee_35669.html
June 21, 2011
The U.S. market for petroleum and chemical catalysts is set to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5%, up from $4.1 billion in 2010 to more than $4.6 billion in 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/U-S-Market-for-Petchem-Catalysts-to-be-Worth-$4-6-Billion-in-2015_35639.html
June 2, 2011
Johnson Matthey reported net income for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 up 11%, to £182.7 million ($299.4 million), on sales up 27%, to £10 billion. Operating income...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Mattheys-Profits-Rise-on-Improved-Demand_35238.html
May 27, 2011
Süd-Chemie has concluded its biennial innovation and technology symposium this week in Beijing with the message that it will continue to provide the same level of service and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sud-Chemie-Promises-the-Same-Service-and-Sustainability-Focus-Following-Ownership-Change_35056.html
May 25, 2011
China is accelerating its shift to coal-derived chemicals to offset its growing dependence on oil imports. The country is on track to significantly hike its coal-to-chemical and fuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/China-Accelerates-and-Deepens-Coal-to-Chemical-Activities_35025.html
April 12, 2011
Privately owned metathesis catalyst technology firm Materia (Pasadena, CA), which started up in 1998, says it is on the cusp of major growth. “We’ll be making announcements...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Materia-Moving-to-a-New-Phase-of-Catalyst-Production_34060.html
April 11, 2011
Saudi Organometallic Chemicals Co. (SOCC), a 50-50 joint venture between Sabic and Albemarle, has selected Samsung Engineering to provide engineering, procurement, and construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Samsung-Selected-to-Build-Sabic-Albemarle-Alkyls-Plant_34039.html
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