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October 2, 2013
AkzoNobel says that it plans to make its decorative coatings business more competitive by reducing the number of senior management teams and introducing a new operating model for the...
October 1, 2013
Huntsman says that is plans to refocus its surfactants business in Europe. The company plans to move away from various surfactants assets that have become commoditized and will focus...
September 20, 2013
Chemtura’s petroleum additives business will increase the prices for calcium sulfonate greases and detergents products because of rising raw material costs, the company says. The...
September 20, 2013
The global market for biocides is characterized by a vast array of end uses and a limited number of products. The latter is due to stringent regulatory requirements, especially in...
September 20, 2013
Calgon Carbon and Brenntag, the former’s distributor in Canada, have signed a contract to supply activated carbon to a large, undisclosed, Canadian electricity generator through...
September 20, 2013
Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says that Network Nutrition (Sydney), a leading distributor of botanical, nutritional, and plant...
September 19, 2013
Omega-3 is attracting strong interest from chemical companies active in nutraceuticals, which are dietary substances with health benefits....
September 6, 2013
FMC has entered into an agreement with Belchim Crop Protection (Londerzeel, Belgium) under which it will develop, manufacture, and sell patented valifenalate-based fungicides in the...
September 6, 2013
Ashland has opened its gelcoats production facility in Changzhou, China. The $60-million plant will serve customers in the marine, sanitary, transportation, wind energy, and industrial...
September 6, 2013
Symrise and Gee Lawson (London) say they have extended, until the end of 2015, their cooperation under which Gee Lawson supplies Symrise’s esculin to the diagnostics industry...
September 6, 2013
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), CIC Holdings (Colombo, Sri Lanka), and Chemanex (Colombo) say they have formed a joint venture to build and operate a superabsorbent polymers (SAP)...
September 6, 2013
Biotechnology firm GranBio (São Paulo) and Solvay’s Rhodia subsidiary have agreed jointly to produce biobased n-butanol from sugarcane straw and bagasse. The companies plan to build...
September 6, 2013
Invista and computational biology company SilicoLife (Guimarães, Portugal) have announced a collaboration to develop new technologies enabling bioderived processes for the production...
September 6, 2013
Renewable fuels and chemicals firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) opened a demonstration-scale para -xylene ( p -xylene) plant at Silsbee, TX, on 26 August....
September 6, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has begun operating a pilot plant for omega-amino lauric acid (ALS) at Slovenska Lupca, Slovakia. Biobased ALS is an alternative to petroleum-based laurin...
September 6, 2013
Jayant Agro-Organics (Mumbai), India’s leading castor oil and castor oil–based derivatives producer, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Mitsui Chemicals and Itoh Oil...
September 6, 2013
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) and Samsung Fine Chemicals (SFC; Seoul) say they have expanded their biodegradable polymer marketing agreement. Metabolix, under the terms of the deal, will...
September 6, 2013
Unilever has announced the launch of a research project with the University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) to develop renewable chemicals from biomass for use in home- and personal-care...
August 30, 2013
The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says...
August 26, 2013
A backlog in FDA approvals for active ingredients in sunscreen is limiting options for sunscreen formulators, producers say....
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