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October 17, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has developed a more efficient process for the enzymatic synthesis of the amino acids D-serine, L-serine, and DL-serine. The company says it has expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-develops-new-enzymatic-process-for-serine_55997.html
October 1, 2013
Altana has completed the $635-million acquisition of Rockwood’s rheology additives business, the company says. The deal, which was announced in July, adds 350 employees and four...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Altana-completes-Rockwood-rheology-acquisition_55539.html
September 16, 2013
Chemtura’s petroleum additives business will increase the prices for calcium sulfonate greases and detergents products because of rising raw material costs, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Chemturas-petroleum-additives-business-to-raise-prices_55181.html
September 13, 2013
Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Walmart-to-phase-out-10-chemicals-in-consumer-products_55153.html
September 4, 2013
Innospec announced on 3 September that it had acquired Chemsil Silicones (Chatsworth, CA), a developer and marketer of silicone-based formulations for the personal care industry, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Innospec-acquires-US-West-Coast-silicone-formulator-and-distributor_54892.html
August 29, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an expanded plant for the production of raw materials and additives for personal- and household-care at Bekasi, Indonesia. The company says that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-opens-expanded-plant-for-personal-care-products-in-Indonesia_54821.html
August 22, 2013
Privately held Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, UK) says it has secured a £38.5-million ($60.3 million) debt refinancing package from the Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Warwick-Chemicals-secures-£38-5-million-debt-refinancing_54641.html
August 13, 2013
Taminco (Allentown, PA) reports a second-quarter net loss of $13 million, or 21 cents/share, down 286% year-on-year (YOY), from $7 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Taminco-reports-loss-on-one-time-charges-sales-up-6-percent-to-$305-million_54459.html
August 1, 2013
Evonik Industries is among the companies interested in bidding to acquire Lohmann Therapie-Systeme (LTS; Andernach, Germany), valued at an estimated €1 billion ($1.3 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Report-Evonik-among-bidders-for-transdermal-therapeutic-system-firm_54158.html
July 26, 2013
Taminco (Ghent, Belgium), and Temix (Milan, Italy) have signed a distribution agreement whereby Temix becomes Taminco’s exclusive distributor for its line of fatty tertiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Taminco-signs-exclusive-distribution-agreement-with-Temix-for-fatty-tertiary-amines_53962.html
July 25, 2013
Ashland today reported fiscal third-quarter income from continuing operations down 26.9% year-on-year (YOY), to $117 million, on sales down 4%, to $2.1 billion. The declines were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-to-sell-water-technologies-elastomers-earnings-fall_53901.html
July 23, 2013
Croda's (Goole, UK) second-quarter profit before tax stood at £68 million ($89.5 million), up 6.1% on the same period the year before, the company announced today. Ebit was also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Croda-posts-6-1-percent-increase-in-second-quarter-profits_53830.html
July 16, 2013
Synthetic biology start-up Modular Genetics (Woburn, MA) says it has demonstrated the production and downstream purification of the surfactant acyl glutamate via fermentation. Modular...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Synthetic-biology-start-up-demonstrates-glycinate-production_53686.html
July 11, 2013
The European Union today adopted modified rules on cosmetics, strengthening safety standards and providing better information for consumers, the European Commission says. Cosmetics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/New-EU-rules-aim-to-put-safer-cosmetics-on-shelves_53523.html
July 5, 2013
Pulcra Chemicals (Geretsried, Germany) says it has acquired BASF's Skintex business. The Skintex range was originally developed by scientists from the Henkel and former Cognis textile...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Pulcra-Chemicals-buys-Skintex-from-BASF_53407.html
July 4, 2013
Green Biologics (Abingdon, UK), an industrial biotechnology company, and Easy Energy Systems (Welcome, MN), a producer of cellulosic ethanol from waste paper, have entered into an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Green-Biologics-Easy-Energy-Systems-to-produce-biobased-n-butanol-and-acetone_53385.html
June 13, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an innovation center for products for the cosmetics industry at its site at Essen, Germany. The center cost nearly €17 million ($23 million) and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-opens-innovation-center-for-cosmetics-industry_52787.html
May 20, 2013
Personal-care chemical manufacturers are optimistic about the industry’s outlook despite weakness in Western Europe, attendees at New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Suppliers-Day-2013-Optimistic-outlook-amid-shifting-consumer-preferences_52173.html
May 16, 2013
Oxiteno, the specialty chemicals arm of Ultrapar (São Paulo), achieved an Ebitda of 81 million Reais ($40 million) during the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Oxitenos-Ebitda-increases-21-percent-supported-by-weaker-currency-and-higher-volumes_52049.html
May 8, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel announced today that they have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for AkzoNobel's surfactants and coatings products using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/AkzoNobel-and-Solazyme-ink-algae-based-oils-development-deal_51869.html
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