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March 2, 2009Rhodia 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...
February 17, 2009Order intakes reached a "record low level" toward the end of 2008....
January 12, 2009Rhodia expects to double the specialty surfactant firm's EBIDTA by 2011....
October 28, 2008AkzoNobel 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, 2008Several 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, 2008Croda 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, 2008AkzoNobel 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, 2007Pilot 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, 2007Dow 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, 2007Sasol 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...
August 1, 2007Akzo Nobel says it is ready to grow its chemical business following a major reshaping of the business’s portfolio. The restructuring involved divestment of 16 businesses over the...
July 25, 2007BASF says it has agreed to divest its Chemische Fabrik Wibarco (Ibbenbüren, Germany) linear alkyl benzene (LAB) and linear alkyl benzene sulfonate (LAS) business, to Hansa Chemie...
July 25, 2007Rhodia says it has completed a multimillion-dollar upgrade at its Blue Island, IL surfactants plant. The project included an upgraded sulphonation reactor system and blending vessels...
July 25, 2007Product price increases and corporate cost-saving initiatives have not been enough to offset increasing costs for key raw materials and energy, a situation that is causing some firms...
July 25, 2007Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK; Ipoh, Malaysia) says it has agreed to acquire Dr. W. Kolb (Zug, Switzerland). The deal is expected to close in March. Family owned Kolb says it is...
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