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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
December 6, 2012
Evonik says it will begin implementing a "pan-European distribution concept" in its household care business line on 1 January 2013. Brenntag has been named as Evonik's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Evonik-partners-with-Brenntag-for-pan-European-distribution-of-household-care-products_48180.html
November 13, 2012
The high cost of production in Brazil, due in part to expensive raw materials, energy, and high taxes, has been a central concern for domestic producers, according to speakers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Brazil-takes-steps-to-alleviate-high-cost-of-production_47652.html
October 9, 2012
Sibur and Solvay today signed an agreement to form an equally owned joint venture, RusPAV to build a previously announced complex to produce surfactants and oil field chemicals at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Sibur-and-Solvay-form-joint-venture-to-produce-surfactants-and-oil-field-chemicals-in-Russia_46820.html
September 13, 2012
Solvay says it has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Sunshield Chemicals (Mumbai), a company specializing in surfactants, from Amit Choksey Group. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Solvay-to-Acquire-Surfactants-Manufacturer-in-India_46217.html
September 10, 2012
LS9 (San Francisco) says the first fatty-alchohol production runs at its Okeechobee, FL, demonstration biorefinery were successful. "We are very pleased that our very first run at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/LS9-Florida-Biorefinery-Startup-Successful_46134.html
July 3, 2012
Quaker Chemical announced it has acquired NP Coil Dexter Industries s.r.l. (Gorgonzola, Italy). NP Coil Dexter is a manufacturer and supplier of metal surface treatment products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Quaker-Acquires-Italian-Metal-Treatment-Producer_44623.html
June 6, 2012
Kao Corp. (Tokyo) says it has established a new production company called Kao Shanghai Chemical Industries Co. in the Jinshan district of Shanghai, China. The new plant being built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Kao-Builds-Surfactants-Facility-in-China_43997.html
June 3, 2012
Sabic announced on Saturday that its affiliate Saudi Kayan (Jubail, Saudi Arabia) has shipped its first consignment of ethanolamines and ethoxylates from its manufacturing plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Sabic-Commissions-Ethanolamines-and-Ethoxylates-Complex-the-First-in-the-Mideast_43931.html
May 9, 2012
Stepan (Northfield, IL) says it has increased its controlling interest in Stepan Philippines (Muntinlupa, Philippines) from 89% to 100%. Stepan Philippines operates a surfactant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-Increases-Ownership-in-Stepan-Philippines_43191.html
April 24, 2012
Stepan’s first quarter net income was up 19% year-on-year, to $22.3 million, on sales up 10%, to $465.3 million. Earnings totaled $1.97/share, beating analysts’ consensus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-Earnings-Rise-19-percent-on-Higher-Volumes_42949.html
April 23, 2012
Oxiteno (São Paulo) says it has completed its acquisition of Pasadena Property’s (Pasadena, TX) facilities for about $15 million, and will invest another $15 million to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Oxiteno-Completes-Acquisition-of-Pasadena-TX-Site_42894.html
April 11, 2012
BASF says it will spend €150 million ($197 million) building a new manufacturing site at Dahej, on the west coast of India, which will include facilities for producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/BASF-to-Invest-&euro150-Million-in-New-Manufacturing-Site-at-Dahej-India_42623.html
April 3, 2012
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have signed a definitive agreement to form a tailored oils joint venture at Bunge's Moema, Brazil facility. The site will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Bunge-Solazyme-Form-Triglycerides-JV_42452.html
March 6, 2012
BASF and Petronas today signed a heads of agreement (HOA) in Kuala Lumpur to jointly develop several downstream projects within the previously announced Refinery and Petrochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/BASF-Partners-Petronas-in-Rapid-Project-Advances-Kuantan-Investment_41809.html
February 28, 2012
Elementis (London) says its sales increased 9% in full-year 2011, to $760.5 compared with $697.4 million in full-year 2010. Operating profits also went up by 34%, to $137.1 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Elementis-Reports-Increased-Sales-and-Operating-Profits-in-2011_41646.html
February 14, 2012
Stepan’s fourth-quarter net income rose 54% year-on-year, $13.2 million, on sales up 23%, to $444.2 million. Income totaled $1.17/share, short of analysts’ consensus of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-Earnings-Rise-But-Fall-Short-of-Estimates_41341.html
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