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December 4, 2013
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington, DC) announced today that it has elected new members for its board. New directors include Dale Steichen, v.p. of surface chemistry and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/American-Cleaning-Institute-names-new-board-members_57076.html
December 2, 2013
Pure Bioscience (El Cajon, CA), an antimicrobial producer, has announced it has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Brenntag—providing the rights to distribute...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Pure-Bioscience-signs-distribution-agreement-with-Brenntag_57027.html
November 22, 2013
Solvay has agreed to acquire the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química (Itatiba, Brazil), Solvay announced today. Solvay says the acquisition more than double...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solvay-to-acquire-ERCA-Quimica-specialty-chemical-assets-in-Brazil_56915.html
November 21, 2013
Oxiteno, a subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), has received approval from Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) to acquire American Chemical (Montevideo), CADE...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Oxitenos-acquisition-of-American-Chemicals-approved-by-Brazils-antitrust-authority_56854.html
November 5, 2013
Ashland today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations of $404 million, or $5.13/share, compared with a $272-million net loss in the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales-confirms-water-treatment-sale_56453.html
October 23, 2013
Brenntag (Mülheim, Germany) has inaugurated a new facility at Granollers, Spain, dedicated to the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. The facility offers specialized...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Brenntag-opens-life-sciences-facility-in-Spain_56111.html
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
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