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December 12, 2011
Lubrizol says it has signed an agreement to purchase Active Organics, a Lewisville, TX-based producer of botanical extracts and specialty cosmetic ingredients. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Lubrizol-Acquires-Botanical-Extracts-Maker_39708.html
December 8, 2011
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) has announced that its new 10,000-m.t./year, 3-cyanopyridine manufacturing unit at Nantong, China recently started commercial production. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Vertellus-Completes-Production-Capacity-Increase-in-China_39605.html
December 7, 2011
The opening by BASF today of an office in Nairobi, Kenya will increase the company's presence in growing African markets and will serve customers in the East Africa and Sub-Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/New-Office-in-Kenya-Strengthens-BASFs-Presence-in-Africa_39561.html
November 15, 2011
Other than a handful of earnings reports and the usual small- to medium-sized acquisitions, specialty chemical firms have had a quiet two weeks. Late-reporting specialty firms, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Specialties-Snapshot-Nov-3-15_39055.html
November 2, 2011
Sensient Technologies says it has bought out its partner in its Polish cosmetics color and ingredients joint venture, LCW Polska (PoznaƄ, Poland). Neither the financial terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Sensient-Buys-Out-Partner-in-Polish-Cosmetics-JV_38786.html
November 1, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has signed a deal with Method Products, a provider of  environmentally-friendly home and personal care products to big box...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Amyris-Signs-Joint-Development-Deal-With-Method-Products_38687.html
October 25, 2011
Ecolab’s adjusted net income for the third-quarter rose 13% year-on-year, to $177 million, or 75 cts/share, the company says. Including special charges and tax items, net income...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ecolab-Adjusted-Income-Rises-13-percent_38526.html
October 17, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says it has expanded its commercial development deal with consumer goods giant Unilever. The two firms have been collaborating since 2009 to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Unilever-Solazyme-Extend-Renewable-Oils-Collaboration_38364.html
October 11, 2011
BASF has announced capacity for two new superabsorbent polymers (SAP) plants, one in Brazil and the other in China. Both plants will have a capacity of 60,000 m.t./year. The Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-Announces-New-SAP-Capacity_38228.html
September 26, 2011
Willome: Searching for more deals. Clariant’s personal care unit has entered the renewable raw materials market through a long-term partnership with privately held biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Clariant-Enters-Renewables-Market-for-Cosmetic-Ingredients_37809.html
September 26, 2011
BASF says it has restructured its care chemicals distribution network in the wake of its 2010 acquisition of Cognis. Effective Janurary 1, 2012, ChemTec, GMZ, FitzChem, McCullough...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-Restructures-Care-Chemicals-Distribution_37874.html
September 26, 2011
Procter & Gamble (P&G) says it has entered into a master collaboration agreement with Hebrew University of Jerusalem to develop new ingredients for P&G products using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/P-and-G-Partners-with-Hebrew-University_37820.html
August 19, 2011
Amyris has signed an agreement to supply several hundred tons of renewable squalene to Nikko Chemicals. Squaline is a moisturizing ingredient used in cosmetics and Amyris makes it from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Amyris-Inks-Squalene-Supply-Deal_37044.html
August 11, 2011
Novozymes, a biotech firm, says its Ebitda for the first half of the year increased 11% to DK1.6 billion ($306 million) on sales up 9% to DK5.3 billion. All expectations for full-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Novozymes-First-Half-Ebitda-Rises-11-percent-Despite-Market-Uncertainty_36831.html
August 8, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says it has signed a framework agreement with Bunge to form a triglycerides production joint venture in Brazil. The agreement, subject to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solazyme-Bunge-Sign-Preliminary-Agreements-for-JV_36790.html
June 1, 2011
Ashland has agreed to acquire International Specialty Products (ISP; Wayne, NJ) for $3.2 billion in cash, significantly strengthening Ashland's presence in higher-growth personal care and pharmaceutical ingredient markets. Ashland shares soared 12% on the news today, closing at $68.34/share on May 31.
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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-to-Buy-International-Specialty-Products-for-$3-2-Billion_35172.html
May 31, 2011
HallStar (Chicago) says it has acquired B&T (Arcore), an Italian producer of personal care ingredients derived from olives. Financial terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/HallStar-Acquires-Olive-Based-Personal-Care-Ingredients-Maker_35183.html
May 23, 2011
Industry groups have contested the proposed Prop 65 listing for cocamide, a chemically modified form of coconut oil used as a surfactant in many cosmetics and personal care products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Industry-Groups-Contest-Prop-65-Listing-for-Cocamide_34777.html
March 30, 2011
Evonik will build an integrated production plant for organic specialty surfactants at its Shanghai site. Evonik says it will invest  “in the upper double-digit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-to-Build-Specialty-Surfactants-Plant-in-China_33831.html
March 25, 2011
BASF says it aims to generate €275 million ($388.5 million) of additional Ebit as a result of its integration plans for Cognis, which BASF acquired for €3.1 billion in late...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-Eyes-Major-Cost-Savings-from-Cognis-Integration_33727.html
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