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October 15, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Chicago) has signed an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc. (SCI; Fargo, ND) for $170 million, subject to postclosing adjustments. SCI works...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/ADM-to-acquire-specialty-ingredients-firm-for-$170-million_64519.html
September 30, 2014
Brenntag has agreed to acquire Chimab (Padua, Italy), a supplier of food ingredients and semifinished products for several food subsectors, including beverages, ice cream and desserts...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Brenntag-acquires-food-ingredients-distributor-in-Italy_64132.html
September 24, 2014
BASF says it is increasing prices for vitamin B2 products for human and animal nutrition by 20% across the globe. The increases will be in effect immediately with considerations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/BASF-raising-prices-for-vitamin-B2_63965.html
August 20, 2014
Bartek Ingredients (Stony Creek, ON) has announced a large expansion of its capacity for malic and fumaric acid, and its precursor material, maleic anhydride. The company will add 50...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Bartek-Ingredients-to-expand-malic-fumaric-acids-capacity_63327.html
July 16, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that is has established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of four milligrams per kilogram body weight per day for the food...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/EFSA-establishes-daily-intake-limits-for-sunset-yellow-food-additive_62485.html
June 26, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor Barentz International (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) says it has acquired Maustepalvelu (Hämeenlinna, Finland). Maustepalvelu, otherwise known as MP...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Distributor-Barentz-acquires-customized-blending-firm-in-Finland_62047.html
May 13, 2014
FMC announced today that it has broken ground on a blending facility for natural colors at its Newark, DE manufacturing site. The company produces natural colors in Santiago, Chile and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FMC-to-expand-Delaware-site-with-natural-colors-blending-facility_61050.html
May 7, 2014
Balchem says it has completed the acquisition of SensoryEffects, a maker of food ingredients, for $567 million. The deal was announced in early April. SensoryEffects will maintain its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Balchem-closes-acquisition-of-SensoryEffects_60887.html
May 2, 2014
Niagara Fiber, which is owned by private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York), has announced it will acquire Allied Blending & Ingredients (ABI; Keokuk, IA), a maker of fiber and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Arsenals-Niagara-Fiber-acquires-Allied-Blending_60768.html
April 4, 2014
Balchem says it has agreed to acquire SensoryEffects (St. Louis), a privately-held maker of food and beverage ingredients, for $567 million. SensoryEffects’ 2014 revenues should...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Balchem-to-acquire-food-ingredients-maker-SensoryEffects_59971.html
February 28, 2014
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) has launched LpHera, an enzyme to make starch conversion more efficient, which boosts yields during liquefaction while securing significant chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Novozymes-launches-yield-boosting-cost-saving-starch-conversion-enzyme_59227.html
February 14, 2014
CP Kelco announced today that it is expanding capacity by 30% at the company’s pectins plant in Limeira, Brazil. Pectin is a texturizer derived from citrus peels and beet pulp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/CP-Kelco-expanding-pectins-capacity-in-Brazil_58833.html
February 14, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Pisa, Italy) has opened a public consultation on a draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for niacin (nicotinic acid, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/EFSA-launches-public-consultation-on-dietary-reference-values-for-niacin_58835.html
February 5, 2014
FMC today reported fourth-quarter earnings down 73.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $27.1 million, or 20 cts/share, on sales up 24%, to $1.1 billion. Earnings were hit by $114.3 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FMC-earnings-beat-estimates-as-ag-results-jump_58582.html
January 17, 2014
Caldic Sweden, a food ingredients distributor and subsidiary of specialty chemicals distributor Caldic (Rotterdam), has acquired the former production site of International Flavors...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Distributor-Caldic-acquires-former-IFF-site-in-Sweden_58098.html
December 23, 2013
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vale Fertilizantes’ share in Fosbrasil, a joint venture producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Israel-Chemicals-to-acquire-Vales-share-in-Fosbrasil_57627.html
December 12, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has completed its first full risk assessment of aspartame, used as a sweetener, and concluded that both aspartame and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/EFSA-concludes-aspartame-is-"safe-at-current-levels-of-exposure"_57318.html
December 3, 2013
Evonik Industries has started up its expanded capacity for L-threonine at Evonik Agroferm, its 100% subsidiary at Kaba (Hungary). The official opening took place in the presence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Evonik-expands-L-threonine-capacity-for-animal-feed-in-Hungary_56910.html
November 27, 2013
Solvay is planning to invest 55 million Bulgarian Lev ($ 38.1 million; €26.7 million)  in a distillation column at its soda ash plant at Devnya, Bulgaria, Solvay has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Solvay-to-invest-$38-million-to-improve-costs-at-Europes-largest-soda-ash-plant_56980.html
November 1, 2013
Firmenich, a leading, privately owned flavors and fragrances company, has inaugurated a $30-million manufacturing facility in Indonesia. The plant at Karawang, near Jakarta, will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Firmenich-opens-flavors-plant-in-Indonesia_56380.html
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