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November 9, 2015
Oxiteno (São Paolo) intends to build a $113 million, 170,000 m.t./year ethoxylation unit at its site in Pasadena, TX, more than doubling the original planned capacity. The company hopes to begin construction by the second quarter of 2016, with start-up to come in the fourth quarter of 2017. João Parolín, CEO, says the investment is part of a long-term plan to turn the Pasadena site into a large, integrated production facility capable of supplying the range of Oxiteno’s technology to the North American market....
November 3, 2015
Ashland has reported a fiscal fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $59 million, or 88 cts/share, on sales down 17% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.28 billion. This compared...
October 7, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has opened a plant for cosmetic ingredients at its Holzminden site. The plant, which cost €15 million ($16.8 million)...
September 23, 2015
Corbion Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) says it has strengthened its position in India with the acquisition of the lactic acid business of Malladi Specialties Ltd. (MSL; Chennai...
September 22, 2015
Ashland on Tuesday announced plans to spin off its Valvoline motor oil and automotive maintenance segment as a separate, publicly traded company. After the spin-off, the “new...
September 11, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has entered into a memorandum of understanding for an exclusive distribution and reseller agreement with Contém 1G (São João da Boa Vista...
September 1, 2015
Ashland has completed its acquisition of cellular fraction isolation technology, called Zeta Fraction, from AzkoNobel, in a deal that was announced in July. Terms of the transaction...
August 24, 2015
TerraVerdae BioWorks (Wilton, UK) has achieved commercial pilot-scale production of its biodegradable, natural microspheres for use in personal care and cosmetic products, as a direct...
August 14, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) and the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) are collaborating in the development of new methods to measure the level of...
August 4, 2015
Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC (Tokyo), has announced that it has acquired Kingfisher Colours (Reading, UK), a privately owned cosmetics color...
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
July 29, 2015
Ashland today reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $107 million, or $1.56/share, up 8.1% year-on-year (YOY), on sales down 14.9%, to $1.37 billion. Adjusted earnings from...
July 24, 2015
ACC reports that US specialty chemical market volumes decreased 0.3% sequentially in June following a sequential fall of 0.4% in May. Volumes are up only 0.1% year-on-year (YOY) on a...
July 24, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has announced that Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (Quebec City), a business of Unipex Group (Paris), has accepted IFF’s previously announced...
July 13, 2015
ACC reports that only 6 of the 28 specialty chemical segments it monitors expanded in May, falling from 14 in April and 17 in March. Volumes for the segments electronic chemicals...
July 10, 2015
Coty (New York), a cosmetics major, on Thursday signed a definitive agreement to merge with Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) fine fragrance, color cosmetics, and hair color...
July 9, 2015
Solvay on Friday inaugurated its alkoxylation plant in Singapore, the largest plant of its kind in Asia, as part of its global strategy to expand growth of its specialty surfactants in...
July 2, 2015
Ashland has reached a deal to acquire AkzoNobel’s biomaterials technology. The technology selectively isolates desired components from living plants and marine sources to produce...
June 26, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and Dinaco Importação Comércio (Rio de Janeiro) announced an exclusive reseller agreement for Amyris's cosmetic ingredients in Brazil...
May 26, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for...
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