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May 25, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has issued a call for additional information on in support of its efforts to evaluate the risks posed to bee by certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/EFSA-requests-new-information-on-the-risk-to-bees-of-three-neonicotinoids_70658.html
May 22, 2015
The committee of independent companies of Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has proposed a so-called Mittelstandsmemorandum on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/VCI-calls-on-the-Mittelstand-to-support-TTIP_70636.html
May 21, 2015
ChromaDex (Irvine, CA), a company that provides proprietary ingredients to various industries, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license and supply agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ChromaDex-announces-licensing-agreement-for-anthocyanin-rich-purple-corn_70560.html
May 18, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says revenue in the first three months of 2015 was €133.2 million ($148.5 million), down 5.8% year-on-year (YOY) compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Tikkurila-reports-lower-sales-but-strong-profitability-in-first-quarter_70056.html
May 18, 2015
Fragrances and flavors firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) today reported its first-quarter 2015 financial results, with sales leaping by 42% year-on-year (YOY), to €668.0 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-makes-strong-start-to-2015-reports-double-digit-growth-in-sales-profit_70077.html
May 18, 2015
Brenntag has announced today that it achieved sales of €2.57 billion ($2.86 billion) in the first quarter of 2015 compared with €2.42 billion in the corresponding period in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Brenntag-reports-strong-performance-in-all-regions-increases-profit-confirms-outlook_70113.html
May 11, 2015
Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) has announced the appointment of Pascal Moritz as new business development...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Reverdia-appoints-business-development-manager_70295.html
May 8, 2015
Ag biotech firm BioConsortia (Davis, CA) will be sharpening its focus on crops and opportunities in the United States with field trials designed for US growers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BioConsortia-to-expand-field-research-efforts-in-US_70209.html
May 8, 2015
Specialty chemical market volumes in the United States fell by 0.4% on a sequential basis in March, according to ACC. Weakness in multiple segments, particularly oilfield chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ACC-US-specialties-market-volumes-decline-0-4-percent-in-March_70210.html
May 8, 2015
KMG Chemicals said on 1 May it has completed the acquisition of Valves Incorporate of Texas (Val-Tex; Houston), which was announced in early April, for $23.7 million in cash plus...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/KMG-completes-Val-Tex-deal_70211.html
May 8, 2015
A. Schulman says it is moving its Europe, Mideast, and Africa shared services center to Poznan, Poland; from Londerzeel, Belgium. The center handles back office functions for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Schulman-shifts-services-center_70212.html
May 6, 2015
Evonik Industries says today it started 2015 with a “strong performance,” generating one of its best quarterly results since 2009 on strong performance in the nutrition and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-reports-54-percent-increase-in-net-income_70115.html
May 5, 2015
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) has announced the introduction of Oxoviflex, which it says is Poland's first non-phthalate plasticizer. The unit was built at a cost of over 40...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Grupa-Azoty-introduces-non-phthalate-plasticizer_70085.html
April 30, 2015
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany), a manufacturer of carbon-based products and materials, has reported a large year-on-year (YOY) increase in Ebitda before non-recurring items and a small...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SGL-announces-increase-in-profit-on-slightly-lower-sales_69932.html
April 29, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA; Copenhagen) have announced that they will jointly investigate the need for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-uses-of-phthalate-in-articles-preparation-for-restriction_69934.html
April 24, 2015
White Biotech: BASF says it is partnering to significantly reduce costs and increase productivity. BASF says that a consortium of companies in biotechnology, renewable resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-partners-to-optimize-production-processes_69759.html
April 24, 2015
Suppliers of specialty chemicals to the plastics industry—including plastic additives makers, masterbatch producers, and compounders—are shifting to the developing world to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Global-demand-grows-for-additives-and-masterbatches_69744.html
April 24, 2015
Cytec has opened a new kitting facility based at Toulouse, France, adjacent to its existing process materials site. The facility will manufacture large vacuum-bagged consumable kits...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Cytec-establishes-kitting-facility_69745.html
April 24, 2015
BASF says it has opened its largest construction chemicals plant in India, at Nellore in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. Commercial production has begun at the plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-construction-chems-plant_69746.html
April 24, 2015
Lubrizol says its performance coatings business has added hyperdispersant capacity at its Huddersfield, UK, facility. The new capacity will be used to manufacture Solsperse...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lubrizol-expands-in-the-UK_69747.html
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