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March 22, 2009
Major players say they are investing in the water treatment sector, which they describe as “resistant” to the global recession. These include Dow Chemical’s Dow Water...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Water-Treatment-Firms-Maintain-Investments-Amid-Downturn_17760.html
December 10, 2008
Toray Industries and China National BlueStar Group (Beijing) say they have agreed to establish a water treatment joint venture next May, capitalized at $35 million, to produce and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Toray-and-China-BlueStar-Link-in-Membrane-JV_15808.html
November 21, 2008
Brazilian antitrust authorities have approved Kemira’s acquisition of water treatment firm Nheel Quimmica (Rio Claro, Brazil), Kemira say. Terms were not disclosed. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Buys-Water-Treatment-Firm_15539.html
November 18, 2008
The $300-billion global water treatment market remains “resilient” to recessionary pressures, producers and suppliers say. Demand for both chemicals and services to this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Chemical-and-Service-Sector-Water-Treatment-Demand-to-Rise_15399.html
November 4, 2008
Bahrain-based investment bank United International Bank (UIB) has purchased BWA Water Additives (Manchester, U.K.) from Close Brothers Private Equity (London), BWA says. Terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Bahrain-Investment-Bank-Buys-BWA-Water-Additives_14862.html
September 15, 2008
Arch Chemicals says it has agreed to acquire water treatment chemicals producer Advantis Technologies (Alpharetta, GA), a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, for $130 million in cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Arch-to-Acquire-Rockwoods-Water-Treatment-Unit_14176.html
August 26, 2008
Ciba Specialty Chemicals says it is evaluating options for its underperforming paper chemical and its publication ink businesses, including a sale, joint ventures, and marketing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ciba-Plans-Restructuring-to-Focus-on-Coatings-Plastics-Additives-and-Water_13779.html
August 13, 2008
Kemira said earlier today that it plans to sell its Galvatek (Lahti, Finland) engineering business, which provides engineering services mostly to water treatment plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Looks-to-Wash-its-Hands-of-Water-Engineering-Business_13563.html
July 11, 2008
Ashland has agreed to buy Hercules for $3.3 billion, valued at $23.01/share.  Ashland will create three core specialty chemical businesses from the deal: specialty additives and ingredients, paper and water technologies, and specialty resins....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ashland-to-Buy-Hercules-for-$3-3-Billion_12929.html
April 18, 2008
Kemira Water Solutions (Chongqing, China), an 80%-owned subsidiary of Kemira, says it will increase production capacity of polyaluminum chloride by 20,000 m.t./year at Chongqing. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Raises-Water-Treatment-Capacity-in-China_11461.html
March 25, 2008
Consolidation in the water treatment industry remains “dynamic” as several suppliers aim to streamline raw material costs, enhance product portfolios, enter new sectors...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Water-Treatment_10649.html
February 14, 2008
Kemira has announced a restructuring plan to improve its profitability. The plan includes aligning its pulp and paper and water treatment operations to ensure synergies between those...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Announces-Restructuring-Initiative_10329.html
February 6, 2008
Kemira reported a fourth-quarter 2007 net loss of €46 million ($62 million), compared to earnings of €7.7 million, on sales down 2%, to €654.4 million. Operating losses were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Reports-a-Fourth-Quarter-Loss_10225.html
January 28, 2008
Consolidation in the $29-billion global water treatment market shows no signs of abating with three deals announced in as many weeks. These deals follow several other acquisitions and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Suppliers-Consolidate-in-Rapidly-Growing-Sector_10051.html
January 14, 2008
GenTek subsidiary General Chemical (East Hanover, NJ) says it has acquired Bay Chemical and Supply (Odem, TX), a water treatment chemical maker, for $7 million. “This transaction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/GenTek-Buys-Water-Treatment-Firm_9729.html
January 14, 2008
Israel Chemicals (ICL) says it has agreed to buy all of Henkel's industrial water treatment business for €60 million ($89 million). The acquired business will become part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Israel-Chemicals-Buys-Henkels-Water-Treatment-Business_9782.html
December 14, 2007
Paper chemical and pigment producers have announced a round of price hikes, citing rising energy and raw material costs that have been climbing during the past six months. Nalco says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Paper-and-Water-Treatment-Chemical-Prices-Increase_9423.html
August 28, 2007
The U.S. market for outsourcing water treatment operations for chemical, refining and other industrial facilities is undergoing a “major transformation,” says a recent...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Outsourcing-Rises-as-Supplier-Efficiency-Improves_7121.html
August 7, 2007
Le 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Arkema-Plans-Specialty-Polymers-Additives-Deals-_6792.html
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