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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....
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...
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...
April 14, 2010
The specialty and knowledge chemicals market in India could reach a size of $40 billion in the next 2-3 years, from $18 billion in 2006, Pratik Kadakia, practice head/chemicals &...
March 1, 2010
The formulator's name change to Diversey is concurrent with adoption of a new corporate identity focused on sustainable cleaning, sanitizing, and hygiene solutions, the company says....
January 21, 2010
PMC Biogenix (Mount Laurel, NJ), PMC Group's naturally derived oleochemicals business, says it has established a technical center devoted to developing chemicals from renewable sources at its Memphis, TN oleochemicals and derivatives manufacturing site....
December 7, 2009
The company is planning on launching a glucaric acid-based solution for the soap and detergent industry in mid-2010....
November 25, 2009
 Sabic and Linde say they have started commercial production of linear alpha olefins (LAO) using their jointly developed technology. The LAO is produced at Sabic's 150,000...
June 23, 2009
A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) has found that the amount of "fossil carbon," or petroleum waste derived from...
May 22, 2009
Disinfectant and anti-microbial chemical demand will increase 3.6%/year, to $1.2 billion in 2013, according to a study by market research firm Freedonia Group (Cleveland). Growth will...
February 19, 2009
Environmental group Earthjustice (Washington) says it has filed a lawsuit against Church and Dwight, Colgate-Palmolive, Proctor & Gamble, and Reckitt-Benckiser charging them with...
February 9, 2009
Demand in the soap and detergent sector has held up well relative to the rest of the chemical industry. However, market players are closely monitoring conditions amid uncertainties in...
January 29, 2009
Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) officials outlined key challenges facing industry at the group's annual meeting this week, including efforts to increase chemical management program legislation on a state-by-state basis, more environmentally preferred product (EPP) and retailer programs, and efforts by environmental groups to build support for adoption broad lists of chemicals targeted for product bans or replacement....
January 23, 2009
A growing major challenge facing oleochemical suppliers is competition with biodiesel manufacturers that use some of the same raw materials, including tallow, in their refineries. The...
January 23, 2009
The slowing economy threatens to pull the plug on growth in the soap and detergent market and move consumer buying patterns toward less costly products. Suppliers say a combination of...
January 26, 2009
Novozymes, the enzymes technology firm, has bucked the chemical industry’s seemingly endless reports of plant shutdowns and sales drop offs, by announcing “strong”...
December 5, 2008
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA; Washington) says it has launched a Web site that shares its research related to the safety and benefits of cleaning products and their...
September 2, 2008
Close Brothers Private Equity (CBPE) says it has backed the management of Warwick International (Mostyn, U.K.) to acquire Warwick from its parent Sequa Corporation (New York) in a deal...
February 19, 2008
Rising raw material costs, regulatory issues, and the drive toward “green” products are key issues in the soaps and detergents sector, said speakers at the Soap and...
February 4, 2008
Rising raw material costs and raw material constraints, regulatory issues, particularly in Europe, and the drive toward “green” are key issues in the soaps and detergents sector, according to attendees at the 2008 SDA convention.
“We’ve seen [commodity] spikes before, and we’ve always had the expectation that things would go back to normal,” says Norman Ellard, director/global sales at P&G Chemicals. “I think the worry in the industry is that we’ve reached new plateaus.”...

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