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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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 2, 2009
Rhodia says it has completed the acquisition of privately owned surfactants manufacturer McIntyre Group (Chicago). Rhodia had disclosed in January that it was planning to acquire...
October 28, 2008
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, a unit of AkzoNobel, says it has acquired part of Kao Chemicals Europe S.L.’s fatty amine business. Terms were not disclosed. The agreement is set to...
June 23, 2008
Several surfactant suppliers to the soaps and detergents industry say they are raising prices and/or implementing temporary voluntary allowances (TVA) to offset the continuing increase...
May 8, 2008
Croda International (Goole, U.K.) says it has agreed to sell its U.S. oleochemicals business (Chicago) to private equity firm HIG Capital (Miami) for £46.7 million ($91.5 million)...
May 7, 2008
AkzoNobel reported first-quarter net income from continuing operations down 4%, to €136 million ($210 million), excluding €151 million in charges mostly related to its ICI...
September 14, 2007
Pilot Chemical says it has raised list and off-list prices by 0.5-3.0 cts/lb on a range of surfactants, including: oil soluble alkyl aryl sulfonates; acids; detergent concentrates...
August 9, 2007
Dow Chemical and Pilot Chemical have each raised surfactants prices. Dow says it will increase prices by 3 cts/lb for certain North American nonylphenol ethoxylate surfactants, as well...
August 7, 2007
Sasol says it will cease production of linear alkylbenzene (LAB) at Porto Torres, Italy and Baltimore for “an indefinite period of time,” and close its Bad Homburg, Germany...
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