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November 25, 2015
Solvay has announced that it will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per added value euro by 40% by 2025. The company says that it will take a number of steps to achieve this...
November 20, 2015
Genomatica, a developer of manufacturing processes that enable the production of intermediate and basic chemicals from renewable feedstocks, continues to build momentum behind its first product—biobased 1,4-butanediol (bioBDO)—as well as leverage its fermentation-based technology platform to advance into renewable butadiene and key nylon intermediates....
November 12, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer of man-made cellulosic fibers, has announced sales of €1.46 billion ($1.57 billion) in the first nine months of 2015 compared with sales of...
November 5, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has introduced renewable Capa for bioplastics at the 2015 European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin. The capa for bioplastics is a concept that builds on...
November 5, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has reported a decrease in revenue of 6.5% year-on-year (YOY) in third-quarter 2015 to €168.0 million ($183.4 million), compared...
October 30, 2015
Within a few weeks this summer, the two largest tank-truck operators in North America changed hands in private-equity transactions. In both cases, investors say they sought to tap growth in the chemical industry supported by inexpensive and plentiful feedstocks and energy. Both are also keen to gain economies of scale from consolidating a highly fragmented but essential service sector....
October 28, 2015
Linde has reported Ebit of €3.14 billion ($3.47 billion) in the first nine months of this year, compared with €2.90 billion in the corresponding period a year ago, an...
October 28, 2015
Paint coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it has concluded negotiations with all of its 600 employees in Finland. The negotiations, which began in September, will result in the...
October 28, 2015
Wanhua Chemical Group (Yantai, China), which had been known as Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane until June 2013, plans to establish its first manufacturing assets in the United States. Wanhua Chemical intends to build an integrated methylene di- para -phenylene isocyanate (MDI) production site on the US Gulf Coast....
October 26, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced sales of €625.1 million ($704.2 million) in the third quarter of 2015 compared with sales of €541.5 million in third-quarter 2014, an increase...
October 22, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported sales of $344.5 million in the third quarter compared with sales of $364.5 million in the corresponding quarter of 2014, a decline of...
October 20, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) has reported sales of 269.2 million Swiss francs ($281.9 million) in the first nine months of 2014 compared with sales of SF250.7 million in...
October 20, 2015
Contract development and manufacturing organization Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden) has announced that it is to acquire a majority stake in Nitin Lifesciences (Karnal, India). Nitin...
September 28, 2015
Biopolymers firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) says that it is launching Yield10 Bioscience, a business unit comprising its crop science activities, in an effort to “refocus” the program....
September 28, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) has opened a $1.7-million algae research center at Calipatria, CA. The center will conduct both elemental and applied research, with a focus that ranges from developing...
September 28, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) is planning an exclusive distribution and reseller agreement with Contém 1G (São João da Boa Vista, Brazil). Following the completion of a definitive...
September 28, 2015
Biotechnology firm ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with probiotic product maker Pure Cultures for the development and supply of Pure Cultures’...
September 28, 2015
Univar says it has agreed to distribute DuPont’s Optimase professional-grade enzymes for industrial and institutional cleaning applications in the United States and...
September 28, 2015
CP Kelco will expand its biogums manufacturing facility and production capabilities because of increased demand for specialty biogums products. CP Kelco says it will expand its...
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