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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
February 6, 2013
Wacker Chemie has launched production at an additional plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions at its Ulsan facility, in South Korea, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Wacker-launches-production-at-expanded-VAE-dispersions-plant-in-Korea_49598.html
January 25, 2013
SNF Floerger (Andrézieux, France) has begun production at its first quaternized monomer plant in China. The unit, at Taixing, has capacity for 15,000 m.t./year of monomer and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/SNF-Floerger-starts-up-quaternized-monomer-plant-in-China_49342.html
January 22, 2013
Omnova’s fiscal fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations fell 81% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.2 million, the company says. This excludes Omnova’s wall covering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Omnova-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-as-sales-decline_49194.html
January 17, 2013
BASF and Zelfo Technology (Joachimsthal, Germany) say they have signed an agreement for the transfer of intellectual property rights of the latest Zelfo processing technology for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-collaborates-with-German-firm-on-micro-fibrillated-cellulose_49038.html
December 4, 2012
Imerys has announced a price increase for kaolin, effective 1 January. Kaolin is produced in the United States and Brazil, including calcined kaolin products, will increase by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Imerys-increases-kaolin-prices_48138.html
November 19, 2012
BASF says it will expand production at its Chattanooga, TN, emulsion polymers plant, adding capability for production of styrene-acrylic (SA) emulsion polymers. The expanded plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-to-expand-emulsions-at-plant-at-Chattanooga-TN_47824.html
July 25, 2012
Easing supply and recent price weakness in titanium dioxide (TiO2) is raising questions about whether the market has hit a short-term correction or whether there is cause of concern...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Titanium-Dioxide-Weakness-Sparks-Concern-About-Outlook_45103.html
June 27, 2012
Buckman (Memphis, TN) has been presented with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award from the EPA for its “maximyze” enzymes. The enzymes, comprised of natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Buckman-Wins-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award-for-Paper-Production-Enzymes_44511.html
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