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June 16, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on potential candidates for substitution for triclosan and medetomidine under the scope of the biocidal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-for-triclosan-medetomidine_61833.html
June 13, 2014
Altana in June inaugurated an additives facility at Wallingford, CT, doubling capacity for paints, composites, and other additives in its BYK additives and instruments division....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Altana-doubles-additives-capacity-in-the-US_61753.html
June 13, 2014
Chemoxy International (Middlesbrough, UK), a leading European contract manufacturer, will increase capacity at its Billingham, UK, site by more than 30%, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/UK-contract-manufacturer-expands-solvents-capacity_61754.html
June 13, 2014
Givaudan has completed the acquisition of cosmetic ingredients producer Soliance (Pomacle, France). Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Givaudan says that Soliance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Givaudan-completes-acquisition-of-cosmetic-ingredients-maker_61755.html
June 13, 2014
FDA has approved Addivant’s (Danbury, CT) registered Weston liquid antioxidant for food-contact applications, the company announced on 4 June. The product is made using...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/FDA-okays-Addivant-antioxidant_61756.html
June 13, 2014
Axalta Coatings Systems has named Eduardo Nardinelli president and general manager/Brazil. Nardinelli has a background in the automotive sector and comes to Axalta after a dozen years...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Axalta-names-Brazil-president_61757.html
June 13, 2014
The specialty chemicals division of MeadWestvaco (MWV; Richmond, VA) has signed exclusive agreements with three distribution companies for oleochemicals, including tall oil fatty acids...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/MWV-inks-oleochems-deal_61758.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for pirimicarb...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-on-pirimicarb_61647.html
June 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that transfluthrin has been added to the registry of intentions for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Reach-Transfluthrin-to-be-submitted-for-CLH_61482.html
May 30, 2014
DSM’s nutritional products division and natural ingredients company Isobionics (Geleen, Netherlands) have entered into an exclusive partnership to distribute valencene and nootkatone...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-inks-aroma-distribution-deal_61432.html
May 30, 2014
The thermosetting powder coatings sector, which grew quickly in industrialized countries during the 1980s and 1990s, is now growing more quickly in China and other developing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Powder-coatings-growing-quickly-in-China_61429.html
May 30, 2014
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper, and emulsions businesses of Clariant, has acquired a 49% stake in M. Dohmen (San Vittore, Switzerland), the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Archroma-buys-stake-in-dye-firm_61430.html
May 30, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it is entering into a strategic partnership with the nonprofit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The organizations...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-biodiversity-partnership_61431.html
May 27, 2014
The European Commission has published formal notification today that companies wishing to market hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the European Union in 2015 must register and submit an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/European-Commission-asks-companies-to-apply-for-HFC-quotas-by-1-July_61315.html
May 23, 2014
Producers of plastic additives, which grew tepidly coming off the recession in 2009, are pinning hopes on North America’s shale gas boom and rising plastics production in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Rising-production-in-China-and-US-keys-to-growth_61246.html
May 23, 2014
Otsuka Chemical says it plans to build a manufacturing plant at Griffin, GA, to produce the company’s fiber-free potassium titanate product line. The products have been subject to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Otsuka-to-build-US-plant_61247.html
May 23, 2014
Sika says it will acquire the business of Klebag Chemie (Ennetbürgen, Switzerland), a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding, and flooring markets. Financial details of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-buys-Swiss-adhesives-maker_61248.html
May 23, 2014
DSM says it has opened an animal nutrition center at Bazhou, China, south of Beijing. With its focus on swine and poultry nutrition and the capabilities to conduct scientific and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-opens-animal-feed-center_61249.html
May 9, 2014
As the personal-care products industry grows increasingly globalized—dominated by multinational consumer goods makers such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and L’Oréal—a parallel trend is taking hold in many emerging markets, as local producers grow and cater to local customers....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Local-personal-care-producers-rising-in-emerging-markets_60921.html
May 9, 2014
H.B. Fuller has opened a $10-million manufacturing facility at Rionegro, Colombia, about 36 kilometers east of Medellín. The facility will supply hot melt and water-based adhesive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Fuller-opens-plant-in-Colombia_60922.html
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