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June 22, 2009Huntsman says that its Textile Effects division has completed the previously announced acquisition of a manufacturing facility for the production of intermediates and specialty...
April 24, 2009Demand in the slow-growing global textile chemical market is expected to be flat at best this year, a situation that has prompted several suppliers to restructure these operations or...
March 19, 2009Clariant says it has decided to operationally separate the Textile, Leather and Paper business units from each other by the end of 2009. They currently function together as the...
March 2, 2009The business's leadership team is expected to move from Basel by mid-year....
February 17, 2009Order intakes reached a "record low level" toward the end of 2008....
February 10, 2009Koch Industries (Wichita, KS) fibers subsidiary Invista announced today that it has reduced its debt by $1.6 billion since June as part of refinancing and recapitalization effort. That...
February 4, 2009The move forms part of a reorganization of the company's performance products segment in anticipation of the integration of Ciba Specialty Chemicals....
January 28, 2009Clariant says it will reduce headcount by 1,000, 5% of its total workforce, as part of a new savings plan announced today. The move aims mainly to reduce costs in the sales, general...
January 6, 2009Researchers led by Alexander G. Paul from the Centre for Chemicals Management at
December 22, 2008Global textile chemical demand will increase by 2.8% per year until it reaches $19 billion in 2012, according to a study released last week by the Freedonia Group, an industry research...
December 8, 2008Huntsman says it will restructure its textile effects business around two global market segments—apparel and home textiles, and specialty textiles—which combined will focus...
September 26, 2008Danisco’s Genencor says it has entered into an agreement with Huntsman to develop bio-based processes for textile production, a deal that comes on the heels of Genencor’s...
September 23, 2008Just one week after signing a major deal to co-develop bio-based isoprene with Goodyear, Genencor has announced that it has signed an agreement with Huntsman to co-develop...
February 14, 2008Huntsman says it will implement an across-the-board increase of up to 15% in its textile effects business. Huntsman cites continued increases in the costs of labor, raw materials...
September 6, 2007
The firm has appointed investment banking firm Lincoln International (Chicago) to “conduct a review” of M&A options for its Pulcra unit...
August 7, 2007Le Hénaff: A more resilient company. Arkema says it plans to buy Coatex (Genay, France) from Omya Group (Oftrigen, Switzerland) for an undisclosed sum. Coatex primarily makes...
August 7, 2007Cognis says it will carve out its process chemicals business as an independent company under the name Pulcra Chemicals. Pulcra will manufacture chemicals for the fiber, textile, and...
July 31, 2007Clariant says it intends to stop producing leather chemicals at its Graulhet, France site by year-end and cut 19 jobs at the site. The move is part of the company’s plan to...
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