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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.

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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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