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March 20, 2015
PolyOne says that Scott Leffler has been appointed v.p. and treasurer. He replaces Daniel O’Bryon, who has accepted a CFO position with a Florida-based company, PolyOne says. Leffler...
March 19, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its risk assessment committee (RAC) is continuing to deliberate on a proposal from France to restrict the use of bisphenol A...
March 18, 2015
SGL Carbon (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced group sales of €1.34 billion ($1.42 billion) for the business year 2014, a decrease of 6% year-on-year (YOY). . Ebitda before...
March 17, 2015
About 55% of food samples evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) show no detectable traces of pesticide residues, the authority says. Of the samples that...
March 17, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) today announced its results for fiscal 2014. Net sales were 335.8 million Swiss francs ($333.8 million) compared with SF281.1 million in...
March 13, 2015
Specialty chemical manufacturers in the United States are concerned about the global economy and finding qualified workers, according to a survey Socma and Informex released late...
March 13, 2015
Axalta on 4 March opened a water-based automotive coatings plant in Shanghai. The plant will double the company’s capacity in China for water-based coatings production. China’s...
March 13, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says that it has expanded its flavors facility at Isando, South Africa. The new facility includes flavor creation, application and sensory...
March 13, 2015
Ampac Fine Chemicals (AFC; Rancho Cordova, CA), says that Don Whiteaker has joined AFC as senior director/supply chain. Whiteaker has held senior roles with Boehringer Ingelheim...
March 13, 2015
Ecolab says that its board of directors has appointed Tracy McKibben to the Ecolab board. McKibben is founder and president of MAC Energy Advisors, a consulting company that assists...
March 5, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has announced the successful start-up of its oxo plant at Stenugsund, Sweden. The new plant is Perstorp’s largest ever plant investment, boosting its...
March 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has reported today full-year 2014 sales of €12.9 billion ($14.4 billion), compared with €12.7 billion a year ago, or an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY)...
March 2, 2015
GFBiochemicals (Milan, Italy), a company that specializes in the research, development, and production of biobased chemicals and fuels, has announced that it is starting...
February 27, 2015
Renewable aromatics technology firm Anellotech (Pearl River, NY) and Johnson Matthey have announced an alliance to codevelop advanced catalyst systems for Anellotech’s Catalytic Fast...
February 27, 2015
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a novel, selective catalyst that allows for the creation of several basic chemicals, including benzene, toluene, and xylene, according to...
February 27, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), today reported that its sales rose to 5.57 billion Swiss francs ($5.9 billion) in full-year 2014, an increase of 13% in local currencies, or 8.3% in reporting...
February 20, 2015
Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), including many fine chemical makers, are among the big beneficiaries from changes at Big Pharmaceutical companies, say attendees at...
February 20, 2015
US specialty chemical market volumes fell 0.5% on a sequential basis in January, following gains of 0.3% and 0.6%, respectively, in November and December 2014, according to ACC. The...
February 20, 2015
Solenis, the former Ashland water treatment business, on 9 February announced it had completed acquiring tissue-and-towel chemicals maker Clearwater Specialties (Clarkston, WA)...
February 20, 2015
Albany Molecular (AMRI) on 12 February announced several key leadership changes. Steven Hagen, senior v.p./manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, has been given oversight of the...
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