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February 11, 2016
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) turns 90 this year, but president and CEO Ernie Rosenberg says the group is not content to look to the past but instead will continue to “constantly work to ensure a successful future for our supply chain.”...
February 4, 2016
The mood among fine and specialty chemical manufacturers is still mostly upbeat, despite sluggish growth or recession in some emerging markets and increasing pressure on prices, according to attendees at Informex 2016, held this week in New Orleans....
January 26, 2016
Ashland has reported fiscal first-quarter net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $91 million, mostly because of a charge in the year-ago quarter. Sales fell 16% YOY, to...
January 20, 2016
An investment firm has proposed that Ashland sell its specialty ingredients business and restructure Valvoline to create a master limited partnership (MLP), according to a Reuters...
January 8, 2016
The worldwide specialty chemicals market will grow an average 3.6%/year through 2019 versus an expectation of 3.8%/year one year ago, according to IHS Chemical. The combined...
January 4, 2016
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has signed its first biobased farnesene supply agreement for the nutraceuticals and vitamins market. Amyris says the deal is "a multimillion-dollar"...
December 18, 2015
CP Kelco (Atlanta) says it plans to increase its pectin production capacity in Europe. Capacity figures and the magnitude of the investment have not been disclosed. The company...
November 9, 2015
Oxiteno (São Paolo) intends to build a $113 million, 170,000 m.t./year ethoxylation unit at its site in Pasadena, TX, more than doubling the original planned capacity. The company hopes to begin construction by the second quarter of 2016, with start-up to come in the fourth quarter of 2017. João Parolín, CEO, says the investment is part of a long-term plan to turn the Pasadena site into a large, integrated production facility capable of supplying the range of Oxiteno’s technology to the North American market....
November 3, 2015
Ashland has reported a fiscal fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $59 million, or 88 cts/share, on sales down 17% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.28 billion. This compared...
September 25, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has opened a plant for cosmetic ingredients at its Holzminden site. The plant, which cost €15 million ($16.8 million)...
September 23, 2015
Corbion Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) says it has strengthened its position in India with the acquisition of the lactic acid business of Malladi Specialties Ltd. (MSL; Chennai...
September 22, 2015
Ashland on Tuesday announced plans to spin off its Valvoline motor oil and automotive maintenance segment as a separate, publicly traded company. After the spin-off, the “new...
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