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July 11, 2008Ashland 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....
April 18, 2008Kemira 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...
March 25, 2008Consolidation in the water treatment industry remains “dynamic” as several suppliers aim to streamline raw material costs, enhance product portfolios, enter new sectors...
February 14, 2008Kemira 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...
February 8, 2008Focus will continue to be on margin management....
February 6, 2008Kemira 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...
January 28, 2008Consolidation 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...
January 14, 2008GenTek 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...
January 14, 2008Israel 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...
December 14, 2007Paper 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...
August 28, 2007The U.S. market for outsourcing water treatment operations for chemical, refining and other industrial facilities is undergoing a “major transformation,” says a recent...
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...
July 31, 2007Solutia says it has completed the sale of Dequest, its water treatment phosphonates business, to Thermphos Trading (Vlissingen, The Netherlands), a producer of phosphorus and...
July 25, 2007Kemira says its Kemira Water Solutions Brasil subsidiary has signed an agreement to acquire the two coagulants businesses of Dalquim Industria e Comercio (Lages, Brazil). The purchase...
July 25, 2007Kemira Water Solutions Brasil subsidiary has completed the purchase of two coagulants businesses of Dalquim Indústria e Comércio (Lages, Brazil) for an undisclosed sum...
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