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June 23, 2010
Kemira says it has agreed to sell its fluorescent whitening agents (FWA) business to German Catec Gmbh. FWAs are used to improve the whiteness and brightness of paper. Financial terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-Sells-Fluorescent-Whitening-Business-to-German-Catec_27576.html
June 21, 2010
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to sell its National Starch (Bridgewater, NJ) business to Corn Products International (Westchester, IL) for $1.3 billion in cash. In addition, the buyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/AkzoNobel-Sells-National-Starch-to-Corn-Products-for-$1-3-billion_27517.html
June 1, 2010
The report says that, among the larger market size applications, specialty films, printed circuit boards, IC process chemicals, engineering thermoplastics, and construction chemicals will grow fastest....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Specialty-Chemicals-Growth-Estimated-at-3-4-percent-Annually_27102.html
May 14, 2010
Omnova Solutions says it has received FTC approval to approve Dow Chemical’s hollow sphere plastic pigment (HPP) product line. The deal will expand Omnova’s product...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/FTC-OKs-Omnova-Pigment-Buy_26786.html
April 14, 2010
The specialty and knowledge chemicals market in India could reach a size of $40 billion in the next 2-3 years, from $18 billion in 2006, Pratik Kadakia, practice head/chemicals &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Specialty-Chemicals-Market-in-India-to-Reach-$40-Billion-in-Next-Three-Years_26018.html
March 26, 2010
Peter Harrop, chairman, IDTechEx   For 40 years, so called integrated circuits have integrated little more than transistors, diodes and sensors onto one piece of material but now...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Electronic-Materials-The-Truly-Integrated-Circuit-is-Printed-and-Flexible_25664.html
January 21, 2010
Kemira says it has decided not to close its water treatment plant at Columbus, GA. The plant was due to be closed as part of Kemira's plans announced last year to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-Reverses-Decision-About-U-S-Plant-Closure_24224.html
January 19, 2010
 Omnova Solutions reported net income of $11.1 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended November 30, compared to $800,000. Fourth-quarter 2009 earnings included restructuring...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Omnovas-Profits-Improve-on-Lower-Costs_24175.html
November 23, 2009
BASF said today that it will close three plants in Europe that produce carboxylated styrol butadiene (XSB) by mid-2010. BASF sells XSB for paper coating binder applications. The plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/BASF-to-Close-Three-Paper-Coatings-Plants-in-Europe_22918.html
October 28, 2009
 Kemira's third-quarter net income fell 15%, to €41 million ($61 million), on sales down 17%, to €646 million. Operating profit rose 16%, to €65 million. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Decreased-Demand-Lowers-Kemiras-Earnings-Downward-Volume-Trend-Has-Halted_22371.html
October 9, 2009
Solvay and the Huatai Group (Dongying City, China) have joined forces to establish a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production joint venture in China. The 50-50 jv, Shandong Huatai...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Solvay-and-Huatai-Link-in-Hydrogen-Peroxide-JV-in-China_21942.html
October 1, 2009
The company will acquire 26% of a Geosol subsidiary, eventually increasing its stake to 90%....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Sud-Chemie-Forms-Bentonite-JV-in-Brazil_21769.html
August 18, 2009
The subsidiary sells specialty modified starches to the food industry. The sale is expected to be completed in early September....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Penford-Sells-New-Zealand-Business_20848.html
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
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