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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
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Rhodia-Completes-McIntyre-Group-Acquisition_17349.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/AkzoNobel-Buys-Kao-Unit_15037.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Prices-to-Rise-for-Certain-Surfactants_12615.html
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)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Croda-to-Sell-U-S-Oleochemicals-Business-to-Private-Equity-Firm_11839.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/AkzoNobels-Earnings-Fall-on-Soft-U-S-Decorative-Coatings-Market_11817.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Specialty-Price-Watch_7628.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Surfactants-Prices-Rise_6384.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Sasol-Shutters-Two-LAB-Plants_6902.html
August 1, 2007
Akzo 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Akzo-Nobel-Is-Ready-to-Grow-Chemicals_6699.html
July 25, 2007
BASF 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Swiss-Firm-to-Buy-BASFs-LAB-Business_6165.html
July 25, 2007
Rhodia 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Rhodia-Upgrades-Surfactants-Plant_5498.html
July 25, 2007
Product 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Surfactants-Suppliers-Struggle-to-Lift-Profits_5470.html
July 25, 2007
Kuala 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Surfactants-Maker-Acquired_5442.html
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