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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
February 14, 2012
Kao Corp. (Tokyo) says that its Kao Indonesia Chemicals (Bekasi, Indonesia) subsidiary will construct a new plant for the production of surfactants at the Karawan International...
January 11, 2012
Sasol Germany (Hamburg) has agreed to sell its production site at Witten, Germany, and the associated oleochemicals business to Cremer Oleo (Hamburg). Approval by the relevant German...
December 27, 2011
BASF says that it will increase European sales prices for ethanolamines, effective immediately or as contracts permit. Prices for monoethanolamine, diethanolamine, and triethanolamine...
December 7, 2011
Brenntag Specialties Europe, a Brenntag subsidiary, has announced that it has been named exclusive distributor for Colonial Chemical (South Pittsburg, TN) in Germany, Switzerland...
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...
October 19, 2011
Rhodia has commissioned three previously announced production units at its Zhenjiang, China site. One plant makes specialty surfactants and polymers, and the other plants make guaiacol...
October 10, 2011
AkzoNobel will invest $20 million to increase capacity at surfactants plants in Itupeva, Brazil, and Morris, IL, over the next two years. The investment will expand production capacity...
August 31, 2011
DKSH (Zurich) has acquired specialty chemicals distributor Tiger Chemicals (Melbourne, Australia) to expand its market presence in Australia and gain market access to the market...
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