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July 18, 2014
Pricing for the often topsy-turvy market for rare earth metals—a group of 17 metals used in catalysts, electronics, and defense applications, among others—declined and then...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Prices-in-holding-pattern-as-China-WTO-mull-quota_62573.html
July 18, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has opened a new production facility at Thane, India, to manufacture coatings for the metal packaging and flexible packaging industries. The plant involved investing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/AkzoNobel-opens-plant-in-India_62574.html
July 18, 2014
RPM International announced on 7 July that its Rust-Oleum specialty cleaners group has acquired Krud Kutter (Cumming, GA), a producer of cleaners and removers for residential...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/RPM-buys-cleaning-firm_62575.html
July 18, 2014
Arkema’s Sartomer unit has appointed Kenny Messer to president/Americas. In the role, Messer will oversee the company’s operations in North America and South America. Messer comes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sartomer-names-Americas-head_62576.html
July 17, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new intentions and five new submissions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) have been added to the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-adds-several-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_62513.html
July 16, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that is has established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of four milligrams per kilogram body weight per day for the food...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/EFSA-establishes-daily-intake-limits-for-sunset-yellow-food-additive_62485.html
July 9, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has opened a 45-day public consultation on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for the pesticides...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-three-pesticides_62369.html
July 7, 2014
Chemical feedstocks typically conjure images of refineries, natural gas pipelines, or perhaps—if you are of a sustainable bent—algae or soybean fields. A discarded tire on the side of a highway probably would not fit into that category; if anything, it would be garbage....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lehigh-Technologies-Specialty-chemicals-from-scrap_62315.html
July 4, 2014
A public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of carbendazim has been opened by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki). Potential candidates for substitution...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-carbendazim_62253.html
July 3, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has secured financing for its €1.3 billion ($1.78 billion) acquisition of the Diana Group by issuing a bond for €500 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-secures-financing-for-Diana-acquisition-through-$680-million-bond-issue_62249.html
July 2, 2014
The committees for risk assessment (RAC) and socioeconomic (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have adopted opinions on applications for authorization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-approves-specific-uses-of-DEHP-DBP-under-Reach_62214.html
July 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been added to the registry of intentions, under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Four-phthalates-added-to-registry-of-intentions-as-SVHCs-under-Reach_62216.html
July 2, 2014
Biochemical company METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) and SK Chemicals (Seoul) say that they have signed a worldwide, exclusive license agreement to manufacture and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SK-Chemicals-and-Metex-sign-exclusive-deal-for-bio-PDO_62209.html
June 27, 2014
Dow Chemical is pushing to expand ion-exchange resins—traditionally used to treat and purify water—into food, nutrition, and pharmaceutical applications, the company says. Ion exchange resins can be used to stabilize vitamin B12 and in a variety of tastemasking applications in food; pharmaceuticals; and nutraceuticals, or foods with pharmaceutical properties, says Jon Fisher, commercial leader/health care, North America at Dow....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Dow-expanding-ion-exchange-resins-into-nutrition-applications_62077.html
June 27, 2014
GEO Specialty Chemicals (Ambler, PA) has broken ground on a manufacturing facility for polyaluminum chloride (PAC) at its Deer Park, TX, site. The plant will be designed to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/GEO-breaks-ground-on-water-treatment-chemicals-plant_62078.html
June 27, 2014
Omnova Solutions says it has expanded capabilities for specialty acrylic resins for waterborne coatings at its Le Havre, France, site. This multimillion-euro expansion features...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Omnova-expands-capacity-for-specialty-acrylic-resins-in-France_62079.html
June 27, 2014
Axalta, the former automotive coatings business of DuPont, has named Luke Lu v.p. and president/China, a newly created post. Lu will report to Axalta chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Axalta-names-China-president_62080.html
June 27, 2014
PPG says it will spend $40 million to expand a coating resins facility near São Paulo. The expansion will add 65,000 sq ft to the facility, which makes resins for electrocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PPG-expands-Brazil-plant_62081.html
June 27, 2014
AkzoNobel says it will invest more than €6.5 million ($8.8 million) in its research center at Songjiang, China, near Shanghai, to add a dedicated facility for the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/AzkoNobel-adds-lab-in-China_62082.html
June 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited interested parties to comment on a hazard class open for public consultation for linalool. The dossier...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-comments-on-CLH-for-linalool_61994.html
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