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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
March 15, 2011
Private equity firm Bridgepoint (Frankfurt) has agreed to buy fine and specialty chemical maker CABB (Sulzbach/Taunus, Germany) from AXA Private Equity (Paris). Bridgepoint has agreed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/AXA-Sells-CABB-to-Another-Private-Equity-Firm_33450.html
March 11, 2011
Sachtleben Chemie (Duisburg, Germany), the titanium dioxide pigments subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, and Merck KGaA say they will expand their alliance to develop inorganic UV filters...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Rockwood-Subsidiary-Merck-KGaA-Expand-Cosmetics-Alliance_33375.html
January 28, 2011
This Week on CW: At ACI 2010, held this week in Orlando, the cleaning industry expressed renewed optimism as demand continues to rise. Rising demand, of course, means higher volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-28_32528.html
January 27, 2011
Lubrizol says it has acquired Nalco’s performance products business, a supplier of specialty polymer and additives for the household and personal care markets, for $166 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Lubrizol-Acquires-Nalcos-Personal-Care-Business_32442.html
January 10, 2011
Rhodia has announced the acquisition of a newly built guar derivatives production unit from Suzhou HiPro Polymers (Zhangjiagang, China) for an undisclosed amount. The deal is expected...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Rhodia-Buys-Guar-Derivatives-Plant-in-China_32052.html
October 5, 2010
Private equity firm Blackstone has agreed to acquire Polymer Group (PGI; Charlotte, NC) for $18.16/share, or about $389 million, the company says. Turnaround firm MatlinPatterson...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Blackstone-to-Buy-Polymer-Group_29956.html
September 22, 2010
DSM has announced the acquisition of Microbia Inc. (Lexington, MA) from Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microbia is an industrial biotechnology...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/DSM-Acquires-U-S-Biotech-R-and-D-Firm-Microbia_29677.html
September 10, 2010
Sumitomo says it has agreed to acquire cosmetic and personal care formulator and distributor Presperse (Somerset, NJ) for an undisclosed sum....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Sumitomo-Acquires-New-Jersey-Personal-Care-Formulator_29415.html
August 24, 2010
The U.S. market for personal care ingredients is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2% through 2014, driven by stable consumption of personal care products and increased consumer awareness of products with skin protection benefits such as anti-aging and sun care, according to a recent study by market research group says Kline & Company (Little Falls, NJ). The market has posted 3% growth since 2005, it says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Report-Personal-Care-Growth-Slows-in-U-S-_28992.html
July 29, 2010
Lubrizol reported second-quarter net income up 46%, to $201.7 million ($2.88/share), excluding restructuring charges totaling $300,000 in the advanced materials unit. Earnings soared...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Lubrizol-Earnings-Jump-on-Improved-Volumes-Selling-Prices_28419.html
July 29, 2010
 BASF says it will split its care chemicals business into two divisions to prepare for the pending acquisition of Cognis. The changes will take place August 1. Care chemicals will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-Forms-New-Division-to-Prepare-for-Cognis-Deal_28417.html
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