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March 25, 2014
Stepan announced yesterday that it has introduced a novel biobased surfactant developed jointly with Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. (Woodridge, IL) that is capable of replacing high...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-launches-surfactant-developed-jointly-with-Elevance_59812.html
February 26, 2014
DSM has entered into a collaboration with SyntheZyme (New York) to develop products based on the latter's biobased surfactant platform. As part of the collaboration, DSM will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/DSM-signs-collaboration-with-US-biobased-surfactants-developer_59120.html
February 18, 2014
Stepan today reported net income down 30.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $10.7 million, on sales up 11%, to $474.3 million. Excluding restructuring and deferred compensation expenses, net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-earnings-miss-estimates_58876.html
January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Elevance-hires-Kumpf-as-chief-technology-officer_58293.html
January 22, 2014
Codexis last month abandoned the development of biobased detergent alcohols, but LS9 is pushing ahead with its own program. The firm continues to develop plans for commercial-scale production in Brazil, and construction could begin this year, according to Gary Juncosa, executive v.p./chemicals at LS9....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/LS9-moving-forward-on-Brazil-fatty-alcohols-project_58158.html
January 7, 2014
Ultrapar (São Paulo) will invest about 1.5 billion reais ($629.8 million) during 2014, according to the company's investment plan, published on 6 January. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Ultrapar-to-invest-244-million-reais-in-Oxiteno-ethoxylate-expansions-this-year_57772.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/surfactants/Solvay-to-acquire-ERCA-Quimica-specialty-chemical-assets-in-Brazil_56915.html
October 21, 2013
Stepan has reported third-quarter net income of $20.4 million, up 1% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 8%, to $475.5 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 92 cts/share, up 1% and slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-earnings-rise-2-percent-on-higher-sales-polymers-acquisition_56068.html
October 1, 2013
Huntsman says that is plans to refocus its surfactants business in Europe. The company plans to move away from various surfactants assets that have become commoditized and will focus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Huntsman-to-reposition-surfactants-business-in-Europe-250-jobs-potentially-affected_55531.html
August 29, 2013
Synalloy has acquired the production and business assets, including a plant in South Carolina, of Color Resources (CRI; Spartanburg, SC), for a total purchase price of $4.55 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Synalloy-acquires-manufacturing-facility_54819.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/surfactants/Evonik-opens-expanded-plant-for-personal-care-products-in-Indonesia_54821.html
July 24, 2013
Stepan’s second-quarter net income rose 6% year-on-year (YOY), to $22.7 million, on net sales up 1%, to $474.4 million. Excluding deferred compensation plan income, however, net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-on-weak-surfactants-results_53880.html
July 19, 2013
Brazil has decided to impose provisional, four-month antidumping duties on imports of ethanolamine and triethanolamine originating from the United States and Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Brazil-sets-provisional-antidumping-duties-on-ethanolamine-and-triethanolamine-imports-from-US-Germany_53771.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/surfactants/Oxitenos-Ebitda-increases-21-percent-supported-by-weaker-currency-and-higher-volumes_52049.html
April 12, 2013
Solvay says it will build a specialty surfactant plant at an industrial park at Genthin, close to Berlin. The facility will develop and produce surfactant solutions for Solvay’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Solvay-to-build-surfactants-plant-in-Germany_51147.html
March 18, 2013
Italmatch Chemicals (Genoa, Italy), a producer of phosphorus derivatives and specialty additives for plastics, lubricants, and water management, has acquired the Dequest phosphonates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Italmatch-buys-Thermphoss-Dequest-and-phosphorus-chlorides-businesses_50577.html
February 26, 2013
Elementis (London) generated $107.1 million in net profit during 2012, a drop of almost 14% on 2011, the company reported today. The company's operating profit nevertheless grew 5%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Elementiss-profit-drops-14-percent-despite-stable-sales_50063.html
January 31, 2013
Innovation and sustainability were top concerns at ACI's annual conference in Orlando this week, as raw materials price volatility eased up and soap and detergent manufacturers look...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/ACI-2013-Emphasis-returns-to-innovation_49490.html
January 31, 2013
Regulation and sustainability issues are topping agendas at international trade associations for makers of cleaning chemicals, association executives said yesterday at a panel at ACI's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/ACI-2013-Regulation-sustainability-top-global-trade-group-agenda_49461.html
January 9, 2013
Pilot Chemical (Cincinnati) says it has acquired personal care firm Mason Chemical (Arlington Heights, IL). Financial terms were not disclosed. Pilot says the acquisition will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Pilot-Chemical-acquires-specialty-and-surfactant-manufacturer_48834.html
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