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April 17, 2015
Clariant says that it has acquired the black pigment preparations portfolio of Lanxess in India. The products are currently manufactured at Nagda, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Lanxess’s product line of black pigment preparations are used to process rayon fiber, used to manufacture rayon-based apparels, knitwear, towels, and bed linen, Clariant says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Clariant-buys-Lanxess-pigment-line-in-India-opens-China-plant_69491.html
April 17, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a manufacturer of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, on 13 April agreed to acquire Henry H. Ottens Manufacturing Co. (Ottens...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/IFF-to-acquire-Ottens-Flavors_69529.html
April 17, 2015
Total has filed environmental permit applications with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the US Army Corp. of Engineers to build an ethane cracker on the US Gulf Coast....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Total-seeks-permits-for-ethane-cracker-on-US-Gulf-Coast_69530.html
April 17, 2015
Chemical distributor Univar says that it has acquired Key Chemical (Waxhaw, NC), one of the largest suppliers of hydrofluosilicic acid in the United States. Key also supplies other...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Univar-acquires-Key-Chemical_69531.html
April 16, 2015
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Germany in 2014 fell in comparison with those in the previous period for the first time in three years, the federal environment ministry (UBA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-YOY-for-first-time-in-three-years_69476.html
April 16, 2015
Environmental and sustainability consultancy ERM (London) says it has acquired ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is involved in the registration market for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-to-sell-ReachCentrum-to-ERM_69473.html
April 16, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says that Harry Swan, its managing director, has been appointed to the governing board of Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Harry-Swan-appointed-to-governing-board-of-Innovate-UK_69468.html
April 15, 2015
The output of chemicals in the European Union rose by a paltry 0.2% in 2014, while sales fell 1.1% compared with the previous year because of lower prices, according to the latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-chemical-output-stagnant-in-2014-sales-fall-prices-plunge-confidence-slips_69400.html
April 15, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Technip's France arm to develop the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/METabolic-EXplorer-signs-MOU-with-Technip-to-develop-biobased-L-methionine_69434.html
April 15, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer man-made cellulosic fibers, has today announced the sale of its fully owned subsidiary Dolan (Kelheim, Germany) and its 91.1% stake in European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lenzing-sells-Dolan-and-stake-in-European-Carbon-Fiber_69439.html
April 15, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it is expanding its production network with the opening of a new factory in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in April 2015. The plant will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-opens-plant-based-on-novel-production-concept-in-Kazakhstan_69436.html
April 14, 2015
Delo Industrial Adhesives (Windach, Germany), which produces adhesives and application technologies for a wide range of industries, says it achieved sales revenues of €74 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/Delo-Industrial-Adhesives-reports-sales-grew-24-percent-in-2014-aims-to-increase-workforce-by-15-percent_69403.html
April 14, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published its annual overview on chemicals in food. The report is targeted at the general public and aims to give...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-publishes-annual-overview-for-general-public-on-chemicals-in-food_69412.html
April 14, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization, says it has today made a strategic investment in Synthonics (Blacksburg, VA), a specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Recipharm-invests-in-Synthonics-the-companies-announce-a-joint-development-agreement_69405.html
April 13, 2015
Germany has set strict rules for domestic fracking. Recent draft legislation includes bans to protect drinking water, health, and nature in specific regions together with broad...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germany-restricts-fracking-VCI-Dont-lose-the-opportunity-to-exploit-shale-gas_69366.html
April 13, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) has announced sales of 89.3 million Swiss francs ($85.9 million) in the first quarter of 2015 compared with sales of SF78.8 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/Gurit-sales-jump-13-percent-in-first-quarter_69365.html
April 6, 2015
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group (Washington) has announced it is selling 35–40 million shares in Axalta in a secondary offering. The offering has been priced at $28/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Carlyle-to-sell-additional-Axalta-shares_69183.html
April 6, 2015
Investment firm Fidelity (Boston) has stepped in to urge a solution to the proxy battle between DuPont and activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York), according to a Reuters report....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Fidelity-stepping-in-to-resolve-DuPont-proxy-fight_69184.html
April 6, 2015
ExxonMobil shut down its entire Beaumont, TX, petrochemical complex after a fire broke out overnight on 30 March on a propylene line. The company says, however, that the restart...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ExxonMobil-shuts-down-Beaumont-petchem-complex-following-fire_69185.html
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