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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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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....
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...
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 &...
March 8, 2010
Acquisition of Polartech includes manufacturing sites in China, India, and the U.S., Afton says....
August 19, 2009
The company will supply synthetic heat transfer fluid to the plants, both of which are expected to start up in 2010....
August 3, 2009
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it has completed the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s esters plant at Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  The facility will be used to extend...
July 2, 2009
Specialty chemicals firm AllessaChemie’s (Frankfurt) heralded growth of a year ago has deserted the firm and in a bid to reduce costs it is now restructuring. The firm’s...
June 12, 2009
BASF says it will mothball its 20,000 m.t./year trimethylopropane (TMP) manufacturing plant at Ludwigshafen, its only TMP manufacturing facility, but it will stay in the business...
June 8, 2009
Lanxess says its Indian subsidiary Lanxess India Private Ltd. (Thane) will acquire the chemical businesses and assets of Gwalior Chemical Industries (Mumbai), a listed Indian...
April 29, 2009
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted final approval of Chemtura’s $400 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) credit facility, allowing the...
March 26, 2009
Lanxess says its Rhein Chemie subsidiary has started up a previously announced lubricant additives production facility at Qingdao, China. The facility, which was built with an...
March 11, 2009
Ciba Specialty Chemicals says it has opened a new Technical Service Center at Shanghai, to serve the process and lubricants additives industry in China. The new center will perform key...
November 27, 2008
Amid the global economic turmoil and widespread shuttering of chemical plants Evonik Industries has disclosed that it has made a committment to spend tens of millions of dollars to...
November 10, 2008
U.S. demand for lubricants is predicted to increase to about 1%/year to 2.5 billion gals by 2012, says a recent report by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). Total market value for...
July 14, 2008
The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA; Alexandria, VA) says it has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC; Washington) to examine the pricing practices of major...
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