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March 21, 2014
Evonik Industries said on 13 March that it will build a plant at its Antwerp complex to produce methionine specially developed for the shrimp and crustaceans industry. The product...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-builds-methionine-plant_59719.html
March 21, 2014
Vertellus (Indianapolis), a specialty chemical provider, has opened an office at Mumbai, the company says. The newly office of the Vertellus Specialty Materials India subsidiary will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Vertellus-opens-office-at-Mumbai_59720.html
March 19, 2014
BASF says it has declared force majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E products. The company has shut down the citral plant at Ludwigshafen because...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-declares-force-majeur-on-citral-derivatives_59664.html
March 14, 2014
Walmart, early in March, disclosed the next steps in its sustainable chemistry initiative, which was announced in September 2013 ( CW, Sept. 16/23, 2013, p. 9) as a measure to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Walmart-moves-ahead-with-chemicals-safety-program_59568.html
March 13, 2014
The European Parliament has approved draft rules that would lead to a ban on the use of climate-unfriendly fluorinated gases in air-conditioners and refrigerators by 2020–2025...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/European-Parliament-approves-measures-to-ban-F-gases_59538.html
March 10, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it achieved record sales and earnings during 2013. Sales grew to €1.83 billion ($2.54 billion) in 2013 compared with €1.74 billion in 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-achieves-record-sales-and-profitability-in-2013_59441.html
March 6, 2014
The German and Norwegian authorities are working on a restriction proposal for perfluorooactanoic acid (PFOA) and PFOA-related substances and have launched a call for information, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Germany-and-Norway-call-for-information-on-PFOA-and-related-substances_59355.html
March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for E-glass fibers, glass fibers, and dicyclohexyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-for-glass-fibers-E-glass-fibers-and-dicyclohexyl-phthalate_59337.html
March 4, 2014
Ecolab has announced the acquisition of AK Kraus & Hiller Schädlingsbekämpfung (Allershausen, Germany). Kraus & Hiller had annual sales of approximately $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ecolab-acquires-pest-elimination-company-in-Germany_59292.html
March 2, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operations of DuPont, says it is to invest $60 million to build a next-generation plant to expand its production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Axalta-Coating-Systems-to-invest-$60-million-in-waterborne-coatings-Germany_59250.html
February 21, 2014
Large consumers of palm oil, including many personal-care chemical makers, are ramping up programs to trace palm oil back to its source. BASF announced on 17 February that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sustainable-palm-oil-Traceability-a-new-priority_58969.html
February 21, 2014
Addivant (Middlebury, CT) has announced plans to expand phosphate antioxidants at its Pyongtaek, South Korea, facility; capacity has increased by 40% thus far. Additional expansion is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Addivant-ups-antioxidant-capacity_58970.html
February 21, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials says its quartz segment is raising capacity for its tantalum carbide (TaC) coatings, citing rising demand from electronics applications, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Momentive-expands-TaC-coatings_58971.html
February 21, 2014
Sigma-Aldrich says that it has appointed Darryl Goss as president of SAFC Hitech. SAFC Hitech is the electronic chemical division within SAFC Commercial and focuses on providing custom...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-SAFC-Hitech-head_58972.html
February 10, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) reports an operating loss of €4.2 million ($5.73 million) in the fourth quarter 2014 compared with an operating loss of €3.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Tikkurila-reports-4-2-percent-operating-loss-sales-drop-4-percent-in-fourth-quarter-2013_58693.html
February 7, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria) says it has appointed Robert van de Kerkhof to its management board, with effect 1 May. Van de Kerkhof will serve as chief commercial officer, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lenzing-appoints-van-de-Kerkhof-as-member-of-management-board_58670.html
February 7, 2014
Attendees and exhibitors at this year’s InformEx USA, held 21–24 January at Miami Beach, FL, were optimistic about the direction of the fine chemicals and contract manufacturing industries. Producers note that economic conditions continue to improve and that some sector-specific drivers have turned in the industry’s favor....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/InformEx-2014-Rising-certainty-despite-challenges-for-pharma_58617.html
February 7, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operation of DuPont, has announced plans to more than double waterborne coatings capacity at its Guarulhos, Brazil, site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Axalta-boosts-Brazil-capacity_58618.html
February 7, 2014
Koda Distribution Group (KDG) has announced that it has acquired The DeWolf Companies (Warwick, RI), which consist of DeWolf Chemical, Glenn, and Tempo Canada ULC. DeWolf focuses on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Koda-acquires-personal-care-line_58619.html
February 7, 2014
KMG Chemicals says that it has named Marcelino Rodriguez as corporate controller and chief accounting officer, effective 24 February. Rodriguez will oversee corporate accounting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/KMG-names-accounting-chief_58620.html
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