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August 1, 2011
Berwind Corp. (Philadelphia), a privately held investment group, has acquired BWA Water Additives (Manchester, UK) from Seera Investment Bank (Bahrain) in a deal valued at around...
July 26, 2011
Dow Chemical says plans to build a manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia to produce reverse osmosis membranes for water desalination and re-use for potable, non-potable, and...
July 11, 2011
Aquatech (Canonsburg, PA), a provider of water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, says it has acquired a majority stake in Wex Technologies (Pune...
April 27, 2011
Nalco’s net income jumped 32%, to $33 million (24 cts/share) excluding an $84-million after tax gain from the sale of two businesses. Earnings were 26 cts/share after adjusting...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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