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January 10, 2014
PPG Industries says that it has named Shelley Bausch v.p./global industrial coatings, effective 16 January. Bausch will report to Viktor Sekmakas, PPG executive v.p. Bausch has worked...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PPG-names-industrial-coatings-v-p-_57840.html
January 10, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has announced that it will increase prices for epoxy resins, bisphenol A (BPA), and allylics in the Americas, effective 1 February. The company says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Momentive-raises-prices_57841.html
January 10, 2014
Plastics Color Corp. (PCC; Calumet City, IL) is expanding its black masterbatches manufacturing capabilities at Calumet City, says the company. The capacity of the plant has not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PCC-expands-in-Illinois_57842.html
December 20, 2013
One morning in June 1997, U.S. Water Services (St. Michael, MN) founder and president Al Bly had breakfast with his colleagues Randy Meyer and Mike Bertrang....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/U-S-Water-Building-a-new-kind-of-water-firm_57559.html
December 18, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that two neonicotinoid insecticides, acetamiprid and imidacloprid, may affect the developing human nervous system. EFSA's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/EFSA-to-assess-potential-link-between-neonicotinoids-and-developmental-neurotoxicity_57468.html
December 18, 2013
The European Council, through the permanent representatives committee, has agreed with the European parliament on a draft regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), to apply...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Europe-introduces-regulation-to-restrict-fluorinated-greenhouse-gases_57483.html
December 13, 2013
Weak demands from the electronics sector and the construction industry in Europe continue to hinder demand for brominated flame retardants, producers say. Chemtura “did not see...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Electronics-Europe-still-drag-on-demand_57357.html
December 13, 2013
Cambridge Major Laboratories (CML; Germantown, WI), a producer of pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs); and AAIPharma Services (Wilmington, NC), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Merged-AAI-CML-appoints-CFO_57358.html
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
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