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February 12, 2016
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced sales of €600.2 million ($676.3 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with €547.1 million in the corresponding quarter of 2014, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Acquisitions-boost-Kemiras-sales-profit_77089.html
January 27, 2016
AkzoNobel has acquired the outstanding shares in EkO Peroxide from joint venture partner OCI Peroxygens for an undisclosed sum. The jv was founded nine years ago to own and operate a 70,000-short tons/year hydrogen peroxide facility at Columbus, MS....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/AkzoNobel-acquires-EkO-Peroxide_76536.html
January 15, 2016
Kemira announced on Friday that it has initiated a preengineering study for additional bleaching chemicals capacity, which may include expanding hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and chlorates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-studying-expanding-bleaching-chemicals-in-Nordic-region_76469.html
December 7, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has concluded that the socio-economic benefits of restricting the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper are unlikely to be higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/ECHA-completes-evaluation-of-proposal-to-restrict-use-of-BPA-in-thermal-paper_75666.html
November 10, 2015
BASF said on Tuesday that it plans to restructure its paper, water, oilfield, and mining businesses, which form part of the performance chemicals division, effective 1 January 2016...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-to-restructure-paper-water-and-oilfield-operations-cut-jobs_75125.html
November 2, 2015
BASF has completed the previously announced sale its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys (Paris). Under a tolling agreement of limited duration, BASF will continue to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-completes-sale-of-PHK-business-to-Imerys_74892.html
October 26, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced sales of €625.1 million ($704.2 million) in the third quarter of 2015 compared with sales of €541.5 million in third-quarter 2014, an increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-reports-double-digit-increases-in-sales-profit-in-third-quarter-update_74623.html
August 6, 2015
WestRock (Richmond, VA) has appointed Albemarle executive v.p. D. Michael Wilson as CEO of its Ingevity specialty chemicals unit, effective 1 September. Ingevity, the former MWV...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/WestRock-appoints-CEO-of-Ingevity_72796.html
June 29, 2015
Omya (Oftringen, Switzerland) will supply precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) to Thai Paper Co. from a new plant at Ratchaburi, Thailand, that is scheduled to start production during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Omya-to-supply-Thai-Paper-with-precipitated-calcium-carbonate_71714.html
June 11, 2015
Omnova Solutions says it is shutting down styrene butadiene (SB) latex production at its facilities in Calhoun, GA and Mogadore, OH, as part of a cost-cutting program expected to save...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Omnova-to-shutter-SB-latex-production-in-Georgia-and-Ohio_71186.html
May 11, 2015
GTS Chemical Holdings’ (Liaocheng, China) unaudited group revenue rose 40% to 167.0 million renminbi ($27.3 million) for the first quarter of 2015 versus Rmb119.3 million a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/GTS-Chemical-first-quarter-revenue-spikes-40-percent_70289.html
May 4, 2015
AkzoNobel said today that it has finalized the €153-million ($170.4 million) divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/AkzoNobel-completes-divesting-paper-chemicals-business-to-Kemira_70053.html
April 14, 2015
Peter Greven (Bad Münstereifel, Germany), a leading producer of oleochemical additives, says that it is starting up a produciton facility this month for metallic soaps at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Germany-based-oleochemical-firm-starts-up-plant-in-Malaysia_69404.html
April 7, 2015
Solenis, the former Ashland water treatment business, on 1 April completed the acquisition of the paper chemicals distribution assets of Connell Bros. Co. (CBC; Mumbai), a maker of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Solenis-completes-India-acquisition_69219.html
February 26, 2015
Axiall today announced it has sold its phosgene and derivatives facility at LaPorte, TX to Altivia Chemicals (Houston) for an undisclosed sum. The facility makes phosgene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Axiall-sells-phosgenes-facility-in-Texas_68120.html
February 18, 2015
Specialty chemical maker MacDermid has named Scott Benson president, effective 20 February. Benson will have responsibility for all of MacDmermid’s operations, including the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/MacDermid-names-new-president_67878.html
February 11, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) has today announced results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2014. The company says that revenue “remained stable” at €547.1 million ($619.4 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-reports-growth-improved-profitability_67682.html
February 9, 2015
Solenis, the former Ashlad water treatment business, today completed the acquisition of tissue-and-towel chemicals maker Clearwater Specialties (Clarkston, WA). Financial terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Solenis-completes-Clearwater-Specialties-acquisition_67653.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/paper_chemicals/Penford-shareholders-okay-merger-with-Ingredion_67414.html
October 28, 2014
Packaging products maker MeadWestvaco (MWV) today reported income from continuing operations up 72% year-on-year (YOY) to $105 million, or 60 cts/share, on sales up 7%, to $1.47...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/MeadWestvaco-earnings-beat-estimates-specialty-chemicals-results-improve_64860.html
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