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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
July 20, 2010
Zep (Atlanta, GA), a maker of specialty cleaning and maintenance chemicals, has entered into a $320 million credit line with a consortium of banks led by J.P. Morgan Chase. The line...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Zep-Agrees-to-$320-Million-Credit-Line_28169.html
July 7, 2010
Stepan Co. (Northfield, IL) says it has acquired Peter Cremer's methyl ester plant on Jurong Island, Singapore. The unit has capacity for 100,000 m.t./year. Stepan plans to install a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Stepan-Buys-Methyl-Esters-Asset-in-Singapore-Will-Install-Fractionation-Facility_27834.html
July 1, 2010
Shareholders in specialty chemicals firm Altana (Wesel, Germany) have approved at the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) the transfer of the remaining shares to the company's main...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Altanas-AGM-Passes-Squeeze-Out-Resolution-Will-De-list-from-Stock-Exchanges_27773.html
June 22, 2010
BASF is close to buying Cognis for €3.3 billion ($4 billion), according to press reports. The company reportedly secured the deal after owners, private equity firm Permira and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-Nears-Deal-for-Cognis_27519.html
June 16, 2010
Vivimed Labs (Hyderabad, India) says it has forged a manufacturing alliance with International Specialty Products (ISP; Wayne, NJ) for the production of UV absorbers. The manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ISP-Forms-Manufacturing-Alliance-with-Indian-Firm_27461.html
June 10, 2010
Symrise says it plans to double capacity of L-menthol, an aroma chemical used as an ingredient in dental care products and candy, by mid-2012. Symrise produces L-menthol at Bushy Park...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Symrise-Doubles-Menthol-Capacity_27328.html
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