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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....
January 6, 2011
Perstorp says the deal is part of a larger, "ambitious" effort to increase its polyol capacity....
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....
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....
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....
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...
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