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August 8, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says it has signed a framework agreement with Bunge to form a triglycerides production joint venture in Brazil. The agreement, subject to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Solazyme-Bunge-Sign-Preliminary-Agreements-for-JV_36790.html
August 5, 2011
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) and Honeywell’s UOP subsidiary have formed a marketing and licensing alliance for their lube and advanced hydroprocessing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/ExxonMobil-UOP-Form-Lube-and-Fuel-Production-Alliance_36758.html
July 21, 2011
Lubrizol says it is constructing a new technical services laboratory in the campus of Jilin University at Zhuhai, China. The lab is expected to be functional in the third quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-Builds-Technical-Services-Laboratory-in-China_36283.html
April 27, 2011
Lubrizol’s first-quarter earnings rose 4% from the same period last year, to $169.5 million, including charges of $9.1 million related primarily to Berkshire Hathaway’s proposed acquisition of Lubrizol. Sales rose 15%, to $1.52 billion, on higher volumes and selling prices, and improved product mix. Adjusted earnings, excluding merger-related and restructuring costs of 14 cts/share, were $2.71/share, well above analysts’ consensus of $2.53/share as reported by Reuters Thomson (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizols-Earnings-Beat-Analyst-Estimates_34423.html
March 14, 2011
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to acquire Lubrizol for $135/share in an all-cash transaction that values Lubrizol at about $9.7 billion, including about $700 million in debt...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Berkshire-Hathaway-to-Acquire-Lubrizol-for-$9-7-Billion_33431.html
March 8, 2011
The new unit at Oberhausen, Germany will come online in late 2012, helping to meet growing demand for synthetic fatty acids for end markets such as lubricant esters and specialty phthalate-free plasticizers....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Oxea-Announces-Third-Carboxylic-Acid-Expansion_33256.html
February 17, 2011
The company expects expects a polyalphaolefin (PAO) capacity increase at Elmira, ON to be completed in the second quarter, and will also boost capacity for its alkylated diphenylamine (ADPA) liquid antioxidants  at both Elmira and Latina, Italy by the end of the first quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemtura-Adding-Capacity-for-Two-Petroleum-Additives_32915.html
January 6, 2011
Perstorp says the deal is part of a larger, "ambitious" effort to increase its polyol capacity....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Perstorp-Buys-Ashlands-Penta-Business_31902.html
January 3, 2011
Quaker says the business is expected to post $30 million in sales this year and is in the process of more than doubling its production capacity....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Acquires-Summit-Lubricants_31858.html
December 16, 2010
The jv will use sugarcane as feedstock and Amyris' yeast platform to produce farnesene, which will then be converted to high-end base oils....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Amyris-Cosan-Form-Base-Oils-JV_31617.html
November 16, 2010
Clariant says it has added polyetheramines to its industrial and consumer specialities chemicals portfolio, having built capacity at its nitril-amine  plant at Gendorf, Germany....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Clariant-Enters-Polyetheramines-Market_30965.html
October 18, 2010
Lubrizol says it has broken ground on a previously announced new additives plant at the Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone in southern China. The Zhuhai facility will require an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-Breaks-Ground-on-Additives-Facility-in-China_30306.html
October 12, 2010
Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez says the government has expropriated the assets of lubricants firm Industrias Venoco (Maracaibo) as well as the privately held portions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Venezuelas-Chavez-Expropriates-Venoco-Fertinitro-Assets_30134.html
September 2, 2010
Robert Ehrenfeld, a pioneering U.S. chemist, played an integral role in the development of fluorine-based materials for the Manhattan Project- the first atomic weapons program - in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Fluorochemicals-Halocarbon-Legacy-Thrives-in-Modern-World_29132.html
July 29, 2010
Lubrizol reported second-quarter net income up 46%, to $201.7 million ($2.88/share), excluding restructuring charges totaling $300,000 in the advanced materials unit. Earnings soared...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-Earnings-Jump-on-Improved-Volumes-Selling-Prices_28419.html
July 19, 2010
The deal settles a complaint against Houghton International by the U.S. Federal Trade Comission, which found that Houghton's 2008 acquisition of D.A. Stuart combined the two largest suppliers of aluminum hot rolling oil in North America, giving the firm almost 75% market share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Buys-Aluminum-Production-Assets_28120.html
June 1, 2010
The report says that, among the larger market size applications, specialty films, printed circuit boards, IC process chemicals, engineering thermoplastics, and construction chemicals will grow fastest....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Specialty-Chemicals-Growth-Estimated-at-3-4-percent-Annually_27102.html
April 29, 2010
Lubrizol reported first-quarter income of $162.3 million, or $2.32/share, compared to $71.8 million during the first quarter of last year, the company announced today. Revenues rose to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-Earnings-Rise-Strongly-on-Volume-Improvement_26389.html
April 14, 2010
The specialty and knowledge chemicals market in India could reach a size of $40 billion in the next 2-3 years, from $18 billion in 2006, Pratik Kadakia, practice head/chemicals &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Specialty-Chemicals-Market-in-India-to-Reach-$40-Billion-in-Next-Three-Years_26018.html
March 8, 2010
Acquisition of Polartech includes manufacturing sites in China, India, and the U.S., Afton says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Afton-Acquires-Metalworking-Additives-Firm_25220.html
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