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March 19, 2009
Clariant says it has decided to operationally separate the Textile, Leather and Paper business units from each other by the end of 2009. They currently function together as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Clariant-to-Separate-Textile-Leather-and-Paper-Business-Units_17702.html
March 10, 2009
SolVin, a 75-35 joint venture between Solvay and BASF, says it has started up a new unit for the production of Diofan polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) latex at its Tavaux, France...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/SolVin-Starts-Up-PVDC-Latex-Plant-in-France_17542.html
February 9, 2009
Slow Demand, Poor Economy Forces Suppliers to Restructure The financial woes that have plagued papermakers in recent years are expected to continue at least for the near future as...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Reshuffling-the-Paper-Chemical-Stack_16922.html
February 4, 2009
The move forms part of a reorganization of the company's performance products segment in anticipation of the integration of Ciba Specialty Chemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-Considers-Divesting-Its-Leather-and-Textile-Chemicals-Business_16828.html
October 20, 2008
Imerys Pigments for Paper, a unit of Imerys, says it plans to close its ground calcium carbonate facility at Salisbury, U.K. by early 2009, amid rising production costs and slowing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Imerys-to-Close-U-K-Unit-Amid-High-Costs-Slow-Demand_14860.html
July 14, 2008
Imerys Pigments for Paper North America, a unit of Imerys, says it is restructuring its Middle Georgia kaolin operations at Sandersville, GA, amid slowing demand in the North American...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Imerys-Restructures-Georgia-Unit-Suppliers-Boost-Prices-Further_12981.html
July 11, 2008
Ashland has agreed to buy Hercules for $3.3 billion, valued at $23.01/share.  Ashland will create three core specialty chemical businesses from the deal: specialty additives and ingredients, paper and water technologies, and specialty resins....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Ashland-to-Buy-Hercules-for-$3-3-Billion_12929.html
July 4, 2008
AllessaChemie (Frankfurt), Europe’s largest privately owned toll manufacturer of non-GMP specialty chemicals, told CW at the recently held Chemspec Europe expo in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/AllessaChemie-Enjoys-Rapid-Growth-Trajectory-Develops-Novel-R-and-D-Model_12777.html
May 9, 2008
AkzoNobel says it has signed two agreements to acquire specialty chemical businesses in Europe and Asia. Akzo says its Eka Chemicals pulp and paper chemicals business has agreed to buy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/AkzoNobel-to-Buy-Silica-Sol-Unit-Organic-Peroxide-Lines_11854.html
April 10, 2008
Clariant says it will participate in the chemical industry's consolidation with a more active management of its portfolio, especially in areas where its markets are dominated by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Clariant-will-be-More-Active-in-M-and-A_11339.html
April 8, 2008
Private equity firm IMin Partners (Fort Worth, TX) says it has agreed to acquire the kaolin business of J.M. Huber’s Huber Engineered Materials. The business, which supplies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Private-Equity-Firm-to-Buy-J-M-Hubers-Kaolin-Business_11208.html
February 14, 2008
Kemira has announced a restructuring plan to improve its profitability. The plan includes aligning its pulp and paper and water treatment operations to ensure synergies between those...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-Announces-Restructuring-Initiative_10329.html
February 6, 2008
Kemira reported a fourth-quarter 2007 net loss of €46 million ($62 million), compared to earnings of €7.7 million, on sales down 2%, to €654.4 million. Operating losses were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-Reports-a-Fourth-Quarter-Loss_10225.html
February 4, 2008
Asia and Latin America continue to exceed the rest of the world in pulp and paper chemical demand growth in terms of volume, according to preliminary findings in a report from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Asia-and-Latin-America-Lead-Paper-Chemical-Growth_10145.html
February 4, 2008
Paper chemical suppliers remain optimistic that this will be a good year for some sectors as there are factors in place that should stir demand in the downstream market. This includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Paper-Chemical_10180.html
December 14, 2007
Paper chemical and pigment producers have announced a round of price hikes, citing rising energy and raw material costs that have been climbing during the past six months. Nalco says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Paper-and-Water-Treatment-Chemical-Prices-Increase_9423.html
November 9, 2007
National Starch Papermaking Innovation, a unit of ICI’s National Starch and Chemical, says it will implement a double-digit price increase on its papermaking product line in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/National-Starch-Raises-Papermaking-Product-Prices-_8828.html
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