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August 14, 2009
Start up firm AFC Energy (Cranleigh, U.K.) says it has begun offering chemical firms an alkaline fuel cell system that can efficiently convert their waste hydrogen into...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Start-up-Converts-Chemical-Firms-Waste-Hydrogen-into-Electricity_20803.html
June 26, 2009
National Chemical Carriers (NCC; Riyadh) has agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture with Odfjell (Bergen, Norway) that will operate the largest chemical tankers in the partners’...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Saudi-Arabias-NCC-Forms-Tanker-JV-with-Odfjell_19803.html
June 14, 2009
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to divest its 75% stake in the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) activities of its Chemicals Pakistan business, to petrochemical firm KP Chemical (Seoul)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/AkzoNobel-Divests-Pakistan-PTA-Business_19477.html
June 14, 2009
Mitsubishi Chemical is taking steps in line with restructuring its flagging petrochemical business. The company says it is studying the possibility of merging its naphtha cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Mitsubishi-Mulls-Cracker-JV-Quits-Petchem-Businesses_19498.html
June 2, 2009
Kuraray India (New Delhi), a subsidiary of Kuraray which was established in September 2008, tells CW it has begun sale of Kuraray products in the Indian market since April 2009 and it...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Kuraray-India-Begins-Operation-Expects-Sales-of-$100-Million-by-2011_19340.html
June 1, 2009
Sime Darby Plantation (Kuala Lumpur) and PTT Chemical International (Singapore), a subsidiary of PTT Chemical (Bangkok), have rebranded and renamed their Cognis Oleochemicals joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Asian-Company-Renamed_19274.html
May 29, 2009
Venezuela’s state-owned petrochemical company Pequiven (Caracas) and Brazil’s largest petrochemical firm Braskem (São Paulo) are considering a joint venture to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Braskem-and-Pequiven-Consider-JV-in-Northern-Brazil_19234.html
May 29, 2009
Cognis says it has opened Cognis Specialty Chemicals (Mumbai), which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Cognis says its sales in India grew by 30% in 2008, but it did not...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Cognis-Opens-Indian-Subsidiary_19253.html
May 29, 2009
Speculation is mounting over which potential partners could replace Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Safat, Kuwait) in K-Dow, a proposed 50-50 joint venture with Dow Chemical that...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Dow-Holds-JV-Talks-with-IPIC-Aramco-Plans-to-Quit-Optimal_19269.html
May 11, 2009
Praxair says it has formed an industrial gases joint venture with Sinopec at Guangzhou, China. The jv, Praxair-GPC Industrial Gases, will produce, sell, and distribute industrial gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Praxair-Sinopec-Form-JV_18834.html
May 8, 2009
DIC’s Sun Chemical says it has partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s Novel Device Laboratory (Cincinnati) to develop a technology that improves the color range of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Sun-Forms-Technology-Firm_18815.html
May 5, 2009
SDCmaterials (Tempe, AZ), a catalyst and additives maker, has closed a series B funding round that raised $14 million. Invus Financial Advisors (New York) led the round, and previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Catalyst-Start-Up-Completes-Series-B-Round-of-V-C-Funding_18668.html
April 20, 2009
Microbia (Lexington, MA), a specialty chemicals company developing two carotenoid products, expects to commercialize its first two products by the end of 2010. The company recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Microbia-Preparing-for-Commercialization_18361.html
April 17, 2009
Catalyst technologies company Reaxa (Manchester, U.K.), whose customers mainly include pharmaceutical and fine chemicals manufacturers, says that it expects India to become a major...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Reaxa-Expects-Indian-Market-to-Push-its-Growth_18326.html
April 10, 2009
Linde says its Linde Gas (Hong Kong) subsidiary will establish a joint venture by June with Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works (SVW; Chongqing, China), a Sinopec subsidiary, to build and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Linde-Sinopec-Form-JV_18172.html
April 10, 2009
Merck KGaA says it has launched a venture capital fund, called Merck Serono Ventures, to invest in emerging biotechnology companies. The fund aims to support biotech startup companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Merck-KGaA-Launches-Fund_18212.html
April 7, 2009
AgriTecSorbents (Stuttgart, AR), a business started up by farmers cooperative group Producer’s Rice Mill (Stuttgart, AR), has begun manufacturing quality sodium silicate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Renewable-Source-of-Sodium-Silicate-Takes-Root-in-U-S-_18092.html
April 3, 2009
DSM has signed a contract with North China Pharmaceutical Group Corp. (NCPC; Shijiazhuang) to establish three separate joint ventures with NCPC involving nutritional products and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/DSM-to-Invest-in-Anti-Infectives-in-China_18030.html
April 3, 2009
Honeywell’s UOP says it has launched a bio-based transportation fuel joint venture with bio-oil producer Ensyn (Wilmington, DE). The jv, Envergent Technologies, will offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Honeywell-Ensyn-Launch-Fuel-JV_18037.html
March 23, 2009
Merck KGaA says it has launched a venture capital fund dubbed Merck Serono Ventures, to invest in emerging biotechnology companies. The fund will support biotech start-up companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/emerging_companies/Merck-KGaA-Launches-Venture-Capital-Fund-for-Start-Up-Biotech-Firms_17802.html
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