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August 23, 2013
Food safety and water treatment chemicals maker BHS Specialty Chemicals (Nampa, ID), owned by private equity firm Post Capital, has acquired Steam Engineering Inc. (SEI; Vancouver...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Private-equity-firm-buys-cleaning-chemicals-company_54668.html
August 23, 2013
Johnson Matthey’s (JM) catalysis and chiral technologies unit is expanding its specialty ligand manufacturing capacity to 100 kilograms, the company says. The expansion is largely...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Johnson-Matthey-expands-specialty-ligand-production_54669.html
August 9, 2013
BASF is investing in membrane applications and a new polyacrylamide (PAM) manufacturing process in efforts to grow its water treatment chemicals business, an area that the company has identified as primed for strong growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-investing-in-membranes-polyacrylamides_54375.html
August 6, 2013
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) reported second-quarter net income of $102 million, up 15% from the year-ago quarter. Sales increased 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $758 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/IFF-reports-15-percent-earnings-gain-but-lags-estimates_54255.html
July 26, 2013
Growing demand for energy-efficient building products is a key driver for innovation in construction chemicals, producers and analysts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-building-codes-and-efficiency-drive-innovation_53913.html
July 26, 2013
Sika says it has acquired Radmix Resources (Carabooda, Australia) and its manufacturing partner Australian Synthetic Fibres (ASF). Financial details of the deal have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-buys-in-Australia_53914.html
July 26, 2013
Henkel says that its previously announced new adhesives factory in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at Caojing, China, will open in September. Henkel began construction on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Henkel-China-plant-to-open_53915.html
July 26, 2013
Clariant Chemicals India says it plans to sell the land at Thane, India, where the company produces masterbatches. A board meeting held earlier this month considered a proposal to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-to-relocate-India-plant_53916.html
July 19, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has issued revised guidance for assessing the risks posed by pesticides to aquatic organisms, the authority says. The guidance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/EFSA-publishes-new-guidance-on-pesticides-and-aquatic-organisms_53769.html
July 19, 2013
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) has named Scott Whitaker as president/BIO International Convention, effective immediately, BIO says. Whitaker will also...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BIO-names-president-of-international-convention_53772.html
July 18, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched a public consultation on its recently published methodology for identifying pesticides to be included in cumulative...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/EFSA-launches-public-consultation-on-pesticides-methodology_53727.html
July 16, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has pioneered a new approach that paves the way for implementation of cumulative risk assessment, a technique that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/EFSA-develops-new-approach-for-cumulative-risk-assessment-of-pesticides_53663.html
July 12, 2013
Clariant’s new oil and gas catalysts R&D center in Brazil ( CW, July 1, p. 4) is part of a strategy to invest in areas with new natural resource development, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-R-and-D-lab-angling-for-Brazil-offshore-gas-boom_53553.html
July 12, 2013
FMC announced on 8 July that it had acquired exclusive rights to one of Bayer’s patented, broad-spectrum crop protection products. FMC will develop and distribute the product for row...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/FMC-to-collaborate-with-Bayer-on-crop-protection-product_53554.html
July 12, 2013
American Vanguard (Newport Beach, CA) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Amvac has extended its agreement with Monsanto to comarket Amvac’s postemergent corn herbicide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/American-Vanguard-Monsanto-extend-herbicide-marketing-deal_53555.html
July 12, 2013
Distributor DKSH (Zurich) has established partnerships with Clariant, Wacker, and Synthomer (Harlow, UK) to distribute products in the Indian market. For Clariant, DKSH will represent...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DKSH-inks-India-deals_53556.html
July 12, 2013
BASF’s coatings business has opened a new training center for automotive refinishing at Cesano Maderno, Italy. The training center, with an investment of more than €2.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-refinish-training-center_53557.html
July 12, 2013
DSM’s nutritional products subsidiary has acquired Bayer’s industrial custom premix for feed millers business in the Philippines. Financial details of the deal have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-buys-in-Philippines_53558.html
July 12, 2013
DuPont says it has expanded capabilities for research in energy and electronics at its technology center at Silicon Valley, CA. The new capabilities of this recently renamed include...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DuPont-expands-CA-tech-center_53559.html
June 28, 2013
Emery Oleochemicals (Shah Alam, Malaysia), a maker of fatty acids, fatty alcohols, polymer additives, and other oleochemicals, is continuing a move into more niche, specialty chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Emery-Oleochemicals-Moving-into-new-markets_53264.html
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