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April 8, 2008Private 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...
February 14, 2008Kemira 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...
February 6, 2008Kemira 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...
February 4, 2008Asia 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...
February 4, 2008Paper 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...
December 21, 2007Mitsubishi Corp. will link up with Kemira's partner, Ube Industries....
December 14, 2007Paper 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...
November 9, 2007National 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...
October 3, 2007Georgia-Pacific Chemicals has signed a seven-year agreement to license paper chemicals technology to Thermax Ltd. (Pune, India)....
September 21, 2007Akzo Nobel’s Eka pulp and paper chemical business has agreed to supply chlorine dioxide production and take over the operation and maintenance of a bleaching chemicals plant at...
August 7, 2007Le Hénaff: A more resilient company. Arkema says it plans to buy Coatex (Genay, France) from Omya Group (Oftrigen, Switzerland) for an undisclosed sum. Coatex primarily makes...
August 1, 2007Akzo Nobel says it is ready to grow its chemical business following a major reshaping of the business’s portfolio. The restructuring involved divestment of 16 businesses over the...
July 27, 2007Kemira’s Pulp and Paper Chemicals business says it will raise prices on all chemicals in Europe by up to 10%, depending on the product segment. The company gave no exact...
July 26, 2007BIM (Stenkullen, Sweden), a supplier of advanced surface treatments to the pulp and paper industry, says it has set up an operation, BIM Spain, at Barcelona, Spain as part of its...
July 25, 2007Hexion Specialty Chemicals and OAO Shchekinoazot (Pervomaiskii, Russia), an industrial chemicals producer, have formed a joint venture to produce resins for the forest products and...
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