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December 15, 2011
The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's proposal to ban the use of phosphates, and to limit the content of other phosphorous-containing compounds, in consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/European-Parliament-Approves-Phosphate-Ban-Phosphorous-Limit-in-Consumer-Detergents_39754.html
December 7, 2011
The opening by BASF today of an office in Nairobi, Kenya will increase the company's presence in growing African markets and will serve customers in the East Africa and Sub-Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/New-Office-in-Kenya-Strengthens-BASFs-Presence-in-Africa_39561.html
November 22, 2011
Methylamines and derivatives producer Taminco (Ghent, Belgium) says it has started up a new dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) unit at its St. Gabriel, LA production facility. DMAPA is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Taminco-Starts-Up-DMAPA-Unit-at-St-Gabriel-LA-Facility_39241.html
October 19, 2011
Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, U.K.), a specialty chemicals producer focused on the manufacture of bleach activators, is investing £10.7 million ($16.6 million) to enhance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Warwick-Invests-$17-Million-to-Enhance-Bleach-Activator-Production_38157.html
June 24, 2011
Amid developing plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant integrated with derivative units in the Marcellus Shale play of the Northeast U.S., Shell Chemicals says it expects steady...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Shell-Outlines-Plans-for-North-American-Derivatives-Business_35686.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Evonik-to-Build-Specialty-Surfactants-Plant-in-China_33831.html
November 4, 2010
The European Commission has today proposed to ban phosphates and limit phosphorus-containing compounds in all domestic laundry detergents across the European Union (EU). If approved by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/EU-Proposes-Banning-Phosphates-in-Laundry-Detergents_30713.html
October 14, 2010
Unilever is pushing ahead with plans to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its detergents business across the world and tells CW that as part of its Cleaner Planet Plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Unilever-Seeking-Innovative-Chemical-Partners-for-a-Greener-Wash-not-Greenwash_30130.html
September 7, 2010
Once complete, the site will have the capacity to produce 60,000 m.t./year of ethoxylates, enough to "cover completely the growing demand of the Russian market" for at least ten years....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Russian-Surfactant-Firm-Boosts-Capacity_29257.html
August 31, 2010
Rhodia says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS; Paris), the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENSL; Lyon, France)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Rhodia-Signs-Green-Chemistry-Deal-with-Chinese-French-Institutes_29105.html
July 21, 2010
The jv operates a surfactant manufacturing plant south of Manila, adjacent to an United Coconut Chemicals alcohol plant....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Stepan-Ups-Stake-in-Surfactant-JV_28189.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Zep-Agrees-to-$320-Million-Credit-Line_28169.html
June 16, 2010
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA; Washington) says it has changed its name to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) to better showcase how cleaning contributes to better living...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/SDA-Changes-Name-to-the-American-Cleaning-Institute_27483.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Specialty-Chemicals-Growth-Estimated-at-3-4-percent-Annually_27102.html
May 17, 2010
After the expansion comes online in 2012, BASF will be the largest methanesulfonic acid (MSA) producer with 30,000 m.t./year of capacity....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/BASF-Expands-Capacity-for-MSA_26803.html
May 10, 2010
Croda International has agreed to sell its oleochemicals business, based at Emmerich, Germany, to KLK Emmerich GmbH, a subsidiary of the oil palm plantation group Kuala Lumpur Kepong...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Croda-Sells-German-Oleochemicals-Business-to-KLK_26610.html
May 7, 2010
BASF is at an advanced stage of talks to acquire Cognis and may make a bid for the company next week, German press reports say. This follows last month's news that BASF and Lubrizol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/BASF-Poised-to-Make-a-Bid-for-Cognis_26590.html
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