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July 29, 2009
Arkema says its Coatex subsidiary will build an acrylic polymer production facility at Arkema’s site at Changshu, China, to sustain the growth of the specialty acrylic polymer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Arkema-to-Build-Acrylic-Polymer-Facility-in-China_20465.html
July 20, 2009
Paper maker NewPage says it nixed the project with Stockholm-based Chemrec because of escalating costs and lack of demand for methanol and DME in North America....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Paper-Mill-Cancels-Biofuels-Gasification-Project_20255.html
June 2, 2009
Kuraray India (New Delhi), a subsidiary of Kuraray which was established in September 2008, tells CW it has begun sale of Kuraray products in the Indian market since April 2009 and it...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kuraray-India-Begins-Operation-Expects-Sales-of-$100-Million-by-2011_19340.html
April 10, 2009
Food and industrial starch supplier Penford (Centennial, CO) posted a net loss of $22.2 million, including charges, for the second quarter ended February 28, and says it will seek...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Penford-Posts-Loss-Eyes-Alternatives-for-Australian-Operation_18247.html
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
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