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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...
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...
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...
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...
September 10, 2010
Sumitomo says it has agreed to acquire cosmetic and personal care formulator and distributor Presperse (Somerset, NJ) for an undisclosed sum....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
June 1, 2010
The report says that, among the larger market size applications, specialty films, printed circuit boards, IC process chemicals, engineering thermoplastics, and construction chemicals will grow fastest....
May 24, 2010
Lubrizol says its Lubrizol Advanced Materials business segment will invest about $40 million in its Calvert City, KY manufacturing facility, which specializes in the production of...
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