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November 26, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced the availability of semi-transparent, gray organic photovoltaic (OPV) modules for use in buildings. The modules, developed together with...
November 25, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a resolution against a proposal for recycling plastics containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The European Commission, the executive branch of...
November 20, 2015
The 10th European Bioplastics Conference, held recently in Berlin, featured speakers on a range of topics, including the role of bioplastics in the circular economy....
November 20, 2015
ACC says that specialty chemicals market volumes in the United States slipped 0.1% in October (on a three-month moving average, 3MMA basis), following a gain of 0.3% in September...
November 6, 2015
The global consumption of superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) was 1.98 million m.t. in 2013, up 8.2% from 2010 levels, according to IHS Chemical. Demand grew the strongest for feminine hygiene applications, up an average 4.6%/year from 2010 to 2013, followed by adult incontinence products, at 3.7%/year, largely because of low market saturation for feminine hygiene products in developing regions and an aging population....
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...
October 30, 2015
Despite being a mature product in a mature market, monosodium L-glutamate’s (MSG) global demand is estimated to increase by almost 4% annually, to nearly 3.9 million m.t., during...
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 23, 2015
The continuing need to reduce costs and the increase in contract manufacturing were key themes at the 26th edition of CPhI, the largest annual trade fair for the worldwide pharmaceutical ingredients industry, held recently in Madrid....
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
The US specialty chemicals market contracted 1.0% year-on-year (YOY) in September on a three-month moving average (3MMA), according to the latest issue of ACC's specialty market volume...
September 28, 2015
Market drivers in fine chemicals include continued, worldwide growth in active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Outsourcing by large innovators is expected to increase, with a preference for reliable, high-quality Western suppliers. The use of generics will increase globally, with additional opportunities for increased penetration in developing markets, according to Greg Sargen, executive v.p. and CFO at Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ)....
October 7, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has opened a plant for cosmetic ingredients at its Holzminden site. The plant, which cost €15 million ($16.8 million)...
September 23, 2015
Corbion Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) says it has strengthened its position in India with the acquisition of the lactic acid business of Malladi Specialties Ltd. (MSL; Chennai...
September 23, 2015
Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) has announced that chief technology officer (CTO) Sven Thormählen is leaving the company for personal reasons. Thormählen’s resignation...
September 23, 2015
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index rose by 0.3% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in August, following a 0.1% gain in July. The overall specialty chemicals...
September 21, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says that it is acquiring Pinova Holdings (Brunswick, GA) for $397 million. The acquisition includes the operational...
September 11, 2015
The outlook for mobile emission catalysts remains positive despite sharply slower growth in China—the largest market for automotive demand—because tightening emissions legislation will enable catalyst producers to differentiate and provide more complex, higher-value solutions....
September 3, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced that it plans to eliminate up to 100 jobs. The company says that it will start statutory negotiations with all of its...
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