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February 18, 2011
In 2011, key BWA launches include antiscalants exhibiting 4-5 times more biodegradeability than industry standards, and a new biocide that is both cheaper and more effective for end users....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/BWA-Adds-to-Antiscalants-and-Biocide-Lines_32949.html
February 18, 2011
Kemira says it will build two coagulant plants in Europe with an investment of €40 million. The plants are expected to be operational in 2012. They will be built at sites owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Builds-Coagulant-Plants-at-Bayer-Sites-in-Germany-and-Spain_32937.html
February 2, 2011
Nalco’s fourth quarter 2010 sales and profits rose on improved sales and volumes. Rising raw material costs, however, decreased gross profit margins for the quarter.  Net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Nalcos-Quarterly-Profits-Rise-But-Costs-Weigh-on-Results_32594.html
January 14, 2011
DSM BioSolutions, DSM’s microbial fermentation contract manufacturing business, has disclosed that it has secured a contract with BiAqua (Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/DSM-Secures-Contract-to-Develop-Water-Decontaminating-Microbes-update_32093.html
December 8, 2010
Nalco is issuing $1 billion in new debt to refinance three older classes of bonds, two of which m mature in 2013. The new debt, maturing in 2019, will be issued in a private placement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Nalco-Refinances-$1-Billion-in-Debt-Moodys-Raises-Credit-Rating_31445.html
October 27, 2010
Nalco’s third-quarter earnings doubled to $59 million (42 cts/share), on sales up 14%, to about $1.1 billion. Adjusted earnings were 42 cts/share compared to 31 cts/share in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Nalcos-Quarterly-Earnings-Rise-on-Emerging-Markets_30476.html
October 26, 2010
Ashland reported combined operating income for its chemical operations down 18%, to $53 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended September 30. Increased raw material and freight...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/High-Costs-Weigh-On-Ashlands-Earnings_30459.html
October 5, 2010
Kemira and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are opening a joint R&D center at São Paulo, Brazil. The center will begin operations in the end of 2010, and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Opens-R-and-D-Center-in-Brazil_29954.html
September 29, 2010
 Kimera says it has launched a project with the Finish Ministry of the Environment and the water utility of the City of Vyborg, Finland to reduce the amount of phosphorus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Enters-Project-to-Reduce-Phosphorus-Discharge-at-a-Finnish-Plant_29852.html
September 27, 2010
BASF says that it will establish a production base for water treatment and paper chemicals at Nanjing, China, with the construction of a 40,000-m.t./year quaternized cationic monomers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/BASF-to-Build-Water-Treatment-and-Paper-Chemicals-Plants-in-China_29800.html
September 7, 2010
Kemira says it will invest €25 million ($32 million) to build a manufacturing facility at Nanjing, China to serve the growing Chinese water treatment market. The facility will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-to-Build-Facility-in-China-Forms-Joint-Venture-in-India_29276.html
September 6, 2010
Kemira's U.S. subsidiary, Kemira Water Solutions, has acquired Water Elements LLC, a producer of inorganic coagulants for minicipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment. Water...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Buys-Water-Treatment-Company-in-the-U-S-_29269.html
September 2, 2010
AkzoNobel subsidiary Eka Chemicals has agreed to divest its water treatment chemicals production activities located at Vetlanda, Sweden, to Feralco Nordic (Helsingborg, Sweden), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/AkzoNobel-Sells-Water-Treatment-Chemicals-Site-in-Sweden_29063.html
August 2, 2010
Kemira has agreed to acquire Albemarle's Teesport, U.K. plant. Kemira says it completed negotiations on July 30th for the site, which employs 30 people. Financial details were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Acquires-Albemarle-U-K-Production-Facility_28471.html
July 29, 2010
Kemira (Helsinki) reported a 52% increase in opeating profit in the second quarter of this year to €44.5 million ($57.8 million) on 12% higher sales of €545.2 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Reports-Improved-Earnings-Continues-to-Focus-on-Water-Chemistry_28411.html
July 28, 2010
Nalco reported second-quarter net earnings of $57 million, compared with a net loss of $27.3 million in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings were 41 cts/share, compared with 13...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Nalco-Swings-to-Profit-Raises-Full-Year-Guidance_28378.html
July 26, 2010
Scientists from Oregon State University (OSU; Corvallis, OR) have discovered a significant advance in the development of a system for generating electricity from biowaste. They...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Nanoparticles-for-Generating-Electricity-from-Waste_28329.html
July 14, 2010
SNF (Andrézieux, France) says it will increase global production capacity 50%, to 580,000 m.t./year, by 2012 in an effort to meet increasing demand in for water-soluble...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/SNF-to-Boost-Polymers-Capacity-50-percent-by-2012_28046.html
July 1, 2010
Toray Industries says it has opened its previously announced water treatment technology research and development base in Singapore, Toray Singapore Water Research Center (TSWRC). TSWRC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Toray-Opens-Water-Treatment-R-and-D-Center-in-Singapore_27776.html
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