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January 16, 2015
DSM says that its personal-care business has signed a distribution agreement with Mascot Universal (Mumbai) that became effective 1 January. Mascot, founded in 1969, has an extensive...
January 16, 2015
H.B. Fuller has agreed to acquire Continental Products Limited (Nairobi), an industrial adhesives maker active in eastern and Central Africa, for an undisclosed sum. Continental...
January 16, 2015
Cabot Microelectronics has announced new executive appointments. Yumiko Damashek, currently v.p./Asia and Japan, has been named v.p./operations and quality, replacing Adam Weisman...
January 14, 2015
The market for flame retardants remains challenged as the global electronics market continues to be sluggish in the face of weak demand in Europe. Some areas of stronger growth exist in industrial electronics applications, such as automotive....
January 9, 2015
ACC reports that US specialty chemical market volumes increased 0.6% sequentially in November 2014 after an equivalent sequential gain in October. Volumes are up 6.9% on a year-on-year...
January 9, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries has signed an agreement to acquire Vitiva (Markovci, Slovenia) for about $10.0 million. Vitiva produces and markets natural...
January 9, 2015
Evonik Industries named Tammo Boinowitz head of personal care, effective 1 January, the company says. He succeeds Deitmar Moll, who Evonik says is moving into a new role involving...
January 9, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has appointed Ulrich Küsthardt as new chief innovation officer, effective from the beginning of this year. Küsthardt says that he plans to...
December 19, 2014
Brenntag said on 10 December it had agreed to acquire SurtiQuímicos (Bogotá), a distributor of specialty chemicals. The company operates with facilities at Bogotá and Medellín...
December 19, 2014
DSM says that it has appointed Ilona Haaijer as president and CEO/food specialties, one of the five global divisions of DSM. Haaijer will succeed Hans Christian Ambjerg, who is moving...
December 19, 2014
Developing markets, including China, India, and Latin America, will be the key growth markets for flavors and fragrances (F&F) manufacturers, according to a new IHS report. The...
December 19, 2014
Eastman Chemical has completed the acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating (Martinsville, VA). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The deal was...
December 12, 2014
Honeywell says its thermal interface materials (TIMs), which transfer thermal energy from the chip to the heat sink, where it is dissipated into the surrounding environment, are being adopted by leading smartphone, tablet, and other mobile-device manufacturers....
December 11, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has today announced the start-up of its integrated pilot plant for the production of Elicarb graphene products. The company will use the plant to produce high...
December 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two biocidal active...
December 10, 2014
Stora Enso, a Helsinki-based forestry products company, says it will concentrate its new biomaterials business development in an innovation center in Sweden. The aim of the unit is to...
December 5, 2014
BASF maintained its position as the world’s top chemical company by sales in 2013—topping CW’s Billion-Dollar Club for the eighth consecutive year—and, for the...
December 5, 2014
Private equity firm SK Capital (New York)—a boutique investor with a major focus on chemicals—has completed a new, $1.00-billion fund, the firm’s fourth. The fund-raising process took five months, and funding commitments for the round met the firm’s hard cap, SK Capital says. Major investors include endowments, insurance companies, pension plans, funds of funds, and high-net-worth families....
December 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has received an intention for karanal (5-butan-2-yl-2-(2,4-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-3-enyl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane) as a substance...
November 21, 2014
Many smaller specialty chemical companies—including producers and toll manufacturers—try to gear products towards specific, often niche, markets to make up for their lack of resources in comparison with bigger competitors. Smaller companies also say they try to compete by being more nimble and faster to make decisions....
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