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October 16, 2014
Kemira is making a multimillion-euro investment to expand its process and functional chemicals lines at San Giorgio, Italy. Production is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-invests-in-functional-chemicals-in-Italy_64552.html
September 24, 2014
BASF said today that it is changing the organizational structure of its paper chemicals business to strengthen competiveness. As of 1 January 2015, the paper chemicals division will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-to-dissolve-paper-chemicals-division-cut-jobs-in-reorganization-plan_63962.html
August 4, 2014
Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R; New York) has closed its $1.8-billion acquisition of Ashland’s water technologies business on Friday, renaming the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Ashland-water-technologies-sale-complete-company-renamed-Solenis_62964.html
July 17, 2014
GTS Chemical Holding, a specialty chemicals producer and the largest manufacturer of ammonium sulfite in China, today announced its intention to proceed with a fundraising and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Chinese-specialty-chemicals-firm-plans-to-list-in-London_62506.html
May 9, 2014
Kemira said today that it has been selected as a supplier of sodium chlorate to Klabin's (Rio de Janeiro) new 1.5-million m.t./year pulp mill in Paraná, Brazil. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-to-build-sodium-chlorate-plant-in-Brazil-to-supply-Klabins-pulp-mill_60958.html
May 9, 2014
AkzoNobel's Imperatriz Chemical Island at Imperatriz, Brazil, has become operational and started supplying the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill, in the northern part of the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/AkzoNobel-chemical-island-starts-up-in-Brazil-to-supply-pulp-industry_60965.html
May 6, 2014
Kemira says it has completed the acquisition of BASF's worldwide AKD emulsions business. The deal was announced in late February. Financial terms of the transaction have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-completes-purchase-of-BASFs-AKD-emulsions-business_60837.html
April 30, 2014
Ashland today reported a net loss from continuing operations of $61 million, or 78 cts/share, compared with a net gain of $48 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales that were flat...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Ashland-swings-to-loss-on-restructuring-charges-adjusted-earnings-flat-YOY_60712.html
February 21, 2014
Ashland announced today it has agreed to sell its water treatment business to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R; New York) for $1.8 billion, ending a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Ashland-to-sell-water-treatment-to-private-equity-for-$1-8-billion_58874.html
January 23, 2014
BASF announced today that it is implementing a series of measures in its paper chemicals business to improve competitiveness and profitability. The company is the global leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-to-restructure-paper-chemicals-business-may-exit-alkyl-ketene-dimer_58215.html
November 1, 2013
Kemira and Wilmar International announced today that they have signed a joint venture agreement to manufacture alkylketene dimer (AKD) wax in China. The jv entities in China will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-and-Wilmar-to-form-alkyl-ketene-dimer-wax-JV-in-China_56381.html
October 1, 2013
Clariant says it has closed the sale of its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses to SK Capital (Boca Raton, FL). The three former businesses are now operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Archroma-starts-up-as-Clariant-completes-textile-chemical-paper-specialties-and-emulsions-divestment_55533.html
September 11, 2013
BASF has started production of cost-efficient binders (CEB) based on styrene acrylics and styrene butadiene at its site at Hamina, Finland, the company has announced. The products were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-starts-production-of-styrene-acrylic-styrene-butadiene-paper-binders-in-Finland_55095.html
July 23, 2013
Kemira reported today a net profit of €3.7 million ($4.9 million) for the second quarter of this year, a drop of 88% from the €31.4 million posted during the same period last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemiras-net-profit-tumbles-88-percent-restructuring-on-track-outlook-confirmed_53833.html
July 1, 2013
Avery Dennison announced today that it has completed the sale of its office and consumer products and designed and engineered solutions businesses to CCL Industries (Toronto) for $500...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Avery-Dennison-completes-office-business-sale-for-$500-million_53302.html
April 26, 2013
Minerals Technologies today reported first-quarter net income up 4% year-on-year (YOY), to $18.8 million, on sales down 2%, to $251.3 million. Earnings totaled 53 cts/share, slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Minerals-Technologies-earnings-rise-4-percent_51531.html
April 26, 2013
Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta) plans to acquire Buckeye Technologies (Memphis, TN) in a $1.5-billion deal including debt, the companies have announced. The transaction will result in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Georgia-Pacific-to-acquire-chemical-cellulose-manufacturer-in-$1-5-billion-deal_51518.html
April 23, 2013
BASF today announced plans to restructure its performance products segment, including 500 job cuts worldwide by end-2015. The businesses affected are mainly former Ciba Specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-deepens-restructuring-of-performance-products-with-500-job-cuts_51361.html
March 28, 2013
Clariant Chemicals India (Mumbai) says its board of directors, on 26 March, approved a proposal to divest its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsion products businesses...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Clariant-India-subsidiary-to-sell-three-businesses_50784.html
February 7, 2013
Kemira’s revenue increased 3%, to €558.5 million ($755.4 million) during the fourth quarter of 2012, mainly because of continued sales volumes growth, especially in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemiras-fourth-quarter-revenue-up-3-percent_49604.html
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