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April 16, 2014
Sri Lanka's Board of Investment (BOI; Colombo) has signed an agreement with S&D Associates (Colombo), to establish a textile chemical plant under the name S&D Chemicals, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Sri-Lankan-company-to-establish-textile-chemical-plant_60323.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
January 6, 2014
Outdoor clothing manufacturer Jack Wolfskin (Idstein, Germany) is stepping up plans to remove fluorine chemicals from its production processes by 2020, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Outdoor-clothing-retailer-Jack-Wolfskin-to-eliminate-PFCs-from-supply-chain_57750.html
November 28, 2013
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland), has appointed Stephan Sielaff as chief operating officer, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Archroma-appoints-new-COO_56995.html
October 8, 2013
Algal oils producer Solazyme (South San Francisco) says it has entered into a commercial supply agreement with Goulston Technologies (Monroe, NC), a leading global producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Solazyme-signs-supply-deal-with-textile-lubricants-firm_55745.html
October 1, 2013
Clariant says it has closed the sale of its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses to SK Capital (Boca Raton, FL). The three former businesses are now operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Archroma-starts-up-as-Clariant-completes-textile-chemical-paper-specialties-and-emulsions-divestment_55533.html
July 5, 2013
Pulcra Chemicals (Geretsried, Germany) says it has acquired BASF's Skintex business. The Skintex range was originally developed by scientists from the Henkel and former Cognis textile...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Pulcra-Chemicals-buys-Skintex-from-BASF_53407.html
July 1, 2013
Orocobre (Brisbane, Australia) has decided to relocate its borax chemicals plant at Campo Quijano, Argentina, to the company's Tincalayu, Argentina mine site, the company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Australias-Orocobre-to-relocate-Argentina-borax-chemicals-plant_53291.html
June 21, 2013
AGC Chemicals Americas (Exton, PA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass, has launched a perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-free chemical that provides a water- and oil-repellent finish...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/AGC-Chemicals-Americas-launches-PFOA-free-repellent-for-textiles-and-nonwovens_53035.html
June 17, 2013
Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), a group of leading apparel and footwear brands and retailers, has agreed to timelines for a phaseout of perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, chemistry by January 2015, the group announced today....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Apparel-and-footwear-industry-group-agrees-to-2015-phaseout-of-PFOA-chemistry_52831.html
May 29, 2013
Toho Tenax, the carbon fiber unit of Teijin (Tokyo), has announced plans to suspend production of carbon fiber at its Rockwood, TN site by the end of the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Teijin-to-shut-US-carbon-fiber-production-unit_52237.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
April 26, 2013
Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta) plans to acquire Buckeye Technologies (Memphis, TN) in a $1.5-billion deal including debt, the companies have announced. The transaction will result in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Georgia-Pacific-to-acquire-chemical-cellulose-manufacturer-in-$1-5-billion-deal_51518.html
April 23, 2013
BASF today announced plans to restructure its performance products segment, including 500 job cuts worldwide by end-2015. The businesses affected are mainly former Ciba Specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/BASF-deepens-restructuring-of-performance-products-with-500-job-cuts_51361.html
April 15, 2013
Asahi Kasei Fibers (AKF), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will invest about ¥3 billion ($32 million) to build a plant at Nobeoka, Japan, for the production of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-cellulosic-fiber-facility-in-Japan_51081.html
March 28, 2013
Clariant Chemicals India (Mumbai) says its board of directors, on 26 March, approved a proposal to divest its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsion products businesses...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Clariant-India-subsidiary-to-sell-three-businesses_50784.html
February 6, 2013
Wacker Chemie has launched production at an additional plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions at its Ulsan facility, in South Korea, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Wacker-launches-production-at-expanded-VAE-dispersions-plant-in-Korea_49598.html
January 29, 2013
Huntsman Textile Effects (THE; Singapore), a division of Huntsman Corp., has inaugurated a specialty synthesis unit at Mahachai, Thailand, further strengthening its manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Huntsman-inaugurates-reactive-dye-expansion-in-Thailand_49407.html
January 22, 2013
Omnova’s fiscal fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations fell 81% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.2 million, the company says. This excludes Omnova’s wall covering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Omnova-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-as-sales-decline_49194.html
January 16, 2013
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) will introduce a new group organization effective 1 February 2013, the company announced today. The move aims to, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Gurit-reorganizes-and-rebrands_49007.html
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