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January 19, 2012
Ecolab says it expects to eliminate 500 jobs as part of an effort to reduce operating costs by $250 million/year by 2014 following its acquisition of Nalco late last year. The cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-to-Cut-500-Jobs-in-Merger-Related-Restructuring_40590.html
December 21, 2011
Omya (Oftringen, Switzerland) and United Chemicals Inter Aneka (Jakarta) have announced an official agreement to form a joint venture in Indonesia. The companies' stakes in the jv were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Omya-Forms-a-Joint-Venture-in-Indonesia_39947.html
December 12, 2011
Ecolab has announced that it will redeem all of Nalco’s outstanding senior debt in January. The debt consists of three classes, worth $500 million, $750 million, and 200 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-to-Redeem-Nalco-Debt_39697.html
December 5, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Ecolab and Nalco closed their $8.3-billion merger, which values Nalco at $38.80/share. Ecolab will issue 68.3 million new shares to fund part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Nov-28-Dec-2_39513.html
November 30, 2011
Shareholders of Ecolab and Nalco have voted in favor of the Ecolab’s $8.3 billion cash and stock offer for Nalco, at special shareholders' meetings held today. About 74% of Nalco...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-Nalco-Shareholders-Approve-Merger_39417.html
November 21, 2011
FMC has acquired the assets of Adventus Intellectual Property (Mississauga, Ontario), a an environmental technology and services company from investment firms Covington Capital and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/FMC-Acquires-Environmental-Technology-Firm_39203.html
October 17, 2011
Kemira has restarted a polyaluminum chloride (PAC) facility at its Krems production site in Austria. The company says that it has restarted the PAC product line primarily due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Kemira-Restarts-Polyaluminum-Chloride-Facility-in-Austria_38359.html
September 26, 2011
Donau Chemie (Vienna) will build a water treatment chemicals plant at the Kazincbarcika, Hungary manufacturing site of BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika), BorsodChem says. The water...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Donau-Chemie-to-Build-Water-Treatment-Plant-at-BorsodChem-Site_37788.html
September 6, 2011
Ecolab has announced plans to repurchase $1 billion in shares upon the completion of the company's acquisition of Nalco. Last month, Ecolab's board voted to increase the size of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-to-Repurchase-$1-Billion-in-Shares_37386.html
September 2, 2011
Adidas has joined Nike and Puma in a pledge to phase out hazardous chemicals in the manufacture of their products. All three companies – the world’s largest three...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Running-with-it-Adidas-Joins-Nike-and-Puma-to-Phase-out-Discharge-of-Hazardous-Chemicals_37350.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Berwind-Acquires-BWA-Water-Additives_36569.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Dow-Plans-Saudi-Water-Treatment-Membranes-Plant_36419.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Aquatech-Buys-Majority-Stake-in-Indian-Water-Treatment-Chemicals-Firm_36069.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Nalcos-Profits-Jump-on-Substantial-Volume-Growth_34405.html
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
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