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February 11, 2015
Prayon (Engis, Belgium) says that it will build a manufacturing unit for food-grade sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) that will double the company's SHMP capacity. The plant will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Prayon-to-build-food-grade-phosphate-plant-in-US_67719.html
February 4, 2015
Regulatory issues, most prominently reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and trade barriers, have been key topics of discussion at Informex 2015, held this week in New...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Informex-2015-Regulatory-hurdles-persist-as-industry-expects-growth_67510.html
February 2, 2015
Penford shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a plan for the food and industrial market ingredient manufacturer to be acquired by Ingredion (Westchester, IL) for $340.0 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Penford-shareholders-okay-merger-with-Ingredion_67414.html
January 26, 2015
BASF has increased its production capacities for vitamin A by 25% by expanding a plant at Ludwigshafen. BASF has not disclosed capacity figures or the size of the investment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/BASF-completes-vitamin-A-expansion-at-Ludwigshafen_67205.html
October 29, 2014
FMC today reported third-quarter earnings that more than tripled year-on-year (YOY), to $56.3 million, or 42 cts/share, on net revenues up 6%, to $1.02 billion. Excluding charges, such...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FMC-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_64920.html
October 23, 2014
Sensient Technologies today reported third-quarter net earnings down 32.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $21.3 million, on sales down 1.6%, to $364.5 million. Adjusted earnings from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Sensient-Technologies-net-earnings-decline-adjusted-earnings-beat-estimates_64771.html
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
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