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December 13, 2013
PPG Industries says that August Astroth has been appointed general manager and Asia/Pacific leader for the company’s fiber glass business, effective 1 January 2014. Astroth will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PPG-names-Asia-fiber-glass-head_57359.html
December 13, 2013
Wacker has expanded its Singapore technical center to provide technical support for customers in the consumer and personal care industry as well as in the paper coating and plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Wacker-expands-Singapore-R-and-D_57360.html
December 13, 2013
Air Products announced last week that it is increasing prices globally for fluorinated gases and other process materials supplied by its electronics business, effective 1 January 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Air-Products-raises-prices_57361.html
December 13, 2013
A. Schulman says that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Network Polymers (Akron, OH) for about $49.5 million. Schulman says the acquisition provides greater...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Schulman-completes-Network-Polymers-acquisition_57362.html
December 13, 2013
Umicore Shokubai Japan (Tokyo) has opened a previously announced new automotive catalyst technical R&D center at Tokoname, Japan. Umicore Shokubai Japan was established last year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Umicore-Shokubai-opens-auto-catalyst-R-and-D-center-in-Japan_57363.html
December 12, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has completed its first full risk assessment of aspartame, used as a sweetener, and concluded that both aspartame and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/EFSA-concludes-aspartame-is-"safe-at-current-levels-of-exposure"_57318.html
December 9, 2013
BASF tops the league tables for specialty chemicals sales in 2012, as the top company in CW’s Billion-Dollar Club once again is the biggest specialty chemicals company. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-Dow-again-lead-CW-specialties-ranking_57131.html
December 9, 2013
Kemira says it has successfully started up its coagulant plant at Dormagen, Germany. The location of the plant at a Bayer MaterialScience site gives Kemira access to hydrochloric...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Kemira-starts-up-coagulant-plant-at-Dormagen-Germany_57195.html
December 3, 2013
Evonik Industries has started up its expanded capacity for L-threonine at Evonik Agroferm, its 100% subsidiary at Kaba (Hungary). The official opening took place in the presence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-expands-L-threonine-capacity-for-animal-feed-in-Hungary_56910.html
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has concluded substance evaluation on four substances—ethylene oxide, tributyl phosphate, m-tolylidene diisocyanate, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-concludes-evaluation-on-four-substances_56996.html
November 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-cyclohexane-14-dicarboxylic-acid_56974.html
November 22, 2013
Paints and coatings manufacturers and analysts are looking ahead to a solid 2014, with continued growth in North America, relatively strong emerging markets, and some stabilization in Europe. Interest in M&A is also expected to continue, while paint makers hope raw material prices remain stable next year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Market-conditions-point-to-steady-rebound_56858.html
November 22, 2013
Wacker has announced plans to acquire a production site for bioengineered pharmaceutical proteins, or biologics, from BioNet Ventures. The deal covers Wacker’s acquisition of Scil...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Wacker-biologics-acquisition_56859.html
November 22, 2013
KMG Chemicals v.p. and CFO John Sobchak is will depart to pursue other interests after the company files its annual report in December, KMG says. Sobchak has been CFO since 2001. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/KMG-Chemicals-CFO-departs_56860.html
November 22, 2013
3M says that it is scaling up manufacturing facilities in China and Singapore to support its window film business. The two locations will help meet growing regional demand for 3M’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/3Ms-new-window-films-plants_56861.html
November 22, 2013
Mossi Ghisolfi Group’s (Tortona, Italy) M&G Chemicals subsidiary says it will build the world’s first biomass-to-glycols biorefinery, near Fuyang, Anhui Province, China....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/M-and-G-Chemicals-plans-worlds-first-biomass-to-glycols-plant_56862.html
November 22, 2013
Algal oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) reports a net loss of $30.7 million for its fiscal third quarter compared with a net loss of $22.5 million in the year-ago period. Excluding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Solazyme-reports-higher-revenue-and-updates-time-line-for-Moema-start-up_56863.html
November 22, 2013
MYBiomass (Selangor, Malaysia) plans to begin production at its industrial biorefinery at Johor, Malaysia, by the end of 2016 with the groundingbreaking for the project scheduled to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Malaysian-firm-plans-biorefinery_56864.html
November 22, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences says it has authorized the next significant stage of its second world-scale biorefinery at Natchez, MS, following “robust customer activity and demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Elevance-advances-Natchez-plant_56865.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for tert-dodecanethiol (TDM). The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-tert-dodecanethiol_56727.html
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