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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/surfactants/Stepan-Ups-Stake-in-Surfactant-JV_28189.html
July 7, 2010
Stepan Co. (Northfield, IL) says it has acquired Peter Cremer's methyl ester plant on Jurong Island, Singapore. The unit has capacity for 100,000 m.t./year. Stepan plans to install a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-Buys-Methyl-Esters-Asset-in-Singapore-Will-Install-Fractionation-Facility_27834.html
June 17, 2010
Rhodia says it has agreed to acquire Feixiang Chemicals (Zhangjiagang, China) for a price based on an enterprise value of $489 million--about nine times Feixiang’s estimated 2010...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Rhodia-to-Buy-Chinas-Feixiang-Chemicals_27485.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/surfactants/Specialty-Chemicals-Growth-Estimated-at-3-4-percent-Annually_27102.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/surfactants/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/surfactants/BASF-Poised-to-Make-a-Bid-for-Cognis_26590.html
April 23, 2010
Huntsman says it has significantly reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by introducing a series of energy management systems during the past two years at its Port Neches, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Huntsman-Saves-Millions-of-Dollars-with-Energy-Efficiency-Overhaul-at-Port-Neches-TX_26245.html
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 &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Specialty-Chemicals-Market-in-India-to-Reach-$40-Billion-in-Next-Three-Years_26018.html
March 13, 2010
Building on ‘Unique’ Strengths Following Change of Ownership Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia), the world’s leading producer of oleochemicals from natural oils...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Emery-Oleochemicals-Seeks-Expansion_25330.html
January 12, 2010
Pamela Butcher, who had previously spend 29 years with Dow Chemical in a number of executive leadership posts, has been named COO of Pilot Chemical (Cincinatti), the company says. She...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Pilot-Chemical-Names-Former-Dow-Exec-COO_24095.html
December 1, 2009
BASF says it has agreed to sell its Clear Lake, TX surfactants plant to Clear Lake Chemicals (CLC; Pasadena, TX), a subsidiary of Gulf Bayport Chemicals (GBC; Houston), which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/BASF-Sells-Surfactants-Plant-in-Texas_23132.html
November 18, 2009
The plant, which produces surfactants such as fatty alcohol sulfates and fatty alcohol ethers, will enable the company to target new markets in the region....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Cognis-Opens-Sulfation-Plant-in-Mexico_22843.html
October 28, 2009
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark), the global leading producer of industrial enzymes, reported a bigger-than-expected increase in third-quarter operating profit and raised its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Novozymes-Reports-a-Rise-in-Operating-Profit-Ups-Guidance-for-Full-Year_22365.html
September 17, 2009
Clariant says it has today opened a 22,000-m.t./year surfactants production facility at Zhenjiang, China, in order to meet China’s growing demand for surfactants from various...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Clariant-Opens-Surfactants-Production-Facility-in-China_21422.html
June 29, 2009
The purchase is in line with Rhodia’s strategy to reinforce its global presence in the specialty surfactants market, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Rhodia-Buys-Out-Thai-JV-Partner_19886.html
June 14, 2009
Huntsman says it has signed a letter of intent with Laffans Petrochemicals (Mumbai), pursuant to which the companies intend to finalize a collaboration agreement to share know-how...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Huntsman-to-Collaborate-with-Indian-Firm-for-Specialty-Chemicals_19562.html
April 21, 2009
Stepan reported first quarter income today of $15.2 million, or $1.43/share, up from $8.7 million, or 85 cts/share, in the same period last year. Profit grew by six percent, or $2.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-Income-Profit-Up_18369.html
April 10, 2009
Surfactant demand in soaps and detergents and other home and personal care products has grown dramatically in emerging regions, driven in part by strong GDP growth in these areas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Emerging-Regions-Drive-Up-Surfactant-Demand_18214.html
April 10, 2009
Cytec Industries says it has launched a new alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE)-free surfactant for use in emulsion polymerization. APEs have been found to harm aquatic life. At least one...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Cytec-Launches-New-Surfactant_18218.html
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