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May 21, 2013
As natural gas prices have rebounded, the oil field chemicals sector is attracting ever-greater interest from specialty chemical companies, producers and analysts say. Natural gas prices bottomed out last year and are now in the $4/million Btu range, says Ray Will, senior consultant/specialty chemicals update program with IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Rising-consumption-of-natural-gas-backs-big-growth_52081.html
May 3, 2013
Merck KGaA says that it has opened a new R&D and application lab at Taipei, Taiwan, focusing on display technologies. The lab will provide materials and technical services for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Merck-KGaA-display-tech-lab_51693.html
May 3, 2013
Clariant’s former textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsion businesses, which the company agreed to sell to private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York) on 27...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SK-renames-textiles-unit_51694.html
April 26, 2013
DuPont says it has opened an innovation center in Istanbul, the company’s 11th such center and the 3rd in the Europe, Mideast, and Africa (EMEA) region. The Turkish innovation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DuPont-opens-third-EMEA-innovation-center-at-Istanbul_51468.html
April 26, 2013
SK Innovation (Seoul) plans to enter the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery market via a joint venture at Beijing with two state-owned Chinese partners, Beijing Automotive Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SK-Innovation-to-form-car-battery-JV-in-China_51467.html
April 26, 2013
Coatings makers are mostly optimistic about the industry’s outlook as the North American construction market rebounds and the industrial coatings markets experience solid growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Housing-rebound-cost-stability-are-boons-for-paint-makers_51466.html
March 29, 2013
The North American shale boom is reordering investment priorities and spurring growth across several specialty chemical sectors. While the oilfield chemicals space is the most obvious beneficiary, sectors as diverse as catalysts, brominated products, urethanes, and lubricants are benefitting because of growth in shale oil and gas drilling....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Shale-gas-benefits-seen-in-multiple-specialties-sectors_50803.html
March 29, 2013
DSM has acquired SolarExcel (Venray, Netherlands), and the company will be integrated into DSM Advanced Surfaces, DSM says. DSM Advanced Surfaces, established in 2010, makes solar...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-solar-acquisition_50804.html
March 29, 2013
Wacker Chemie says it has opened a technical center for carpet applications at Dalton, GA. The center has lab facilities for developing and testing polymeric binders for the carpet...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-Wacker-carpet-tech-center_50805.html
March 19, 2013
Solvay’s Novecare division, a maker of specialty surfactants, polymers, amines, guar, and phosphorus derivatives, is pinning an ambitious growth strategy on innovation, geographic expansion, and growth in targeted end markets such as oil and gas....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Solvay-Novecare-sets-ambitious-growth-targets_50553.html
March 8, 2013
Clariant is planning to boost revenues and improve profitability at its masterbatches business unit over the next 5 years, under a strategy that will increase the business’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-targets-margin-improvement-revenue-growth_50348.html
March 1, 2013
Producers say personal-care chemical markets—skin-care markets in particular—are full of new opportunities related to health and sustainability trends. Ashland said in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Health-beauty-claims-a-big-driver-in-skin-hair-care-markets_50177.html
March 1, 2013
Albemarle’s fine chemicals unit has maxed out its custom manufacturing capacity after three years of dramatic growth and has begun a major expansion at its Tyrone, PA, site that will come online in the first quarter of 2014, David DeCuir, fine chemistry services’ business director, tells CW....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Albemarle-plans-further-fine-chemicals-expansion_50132.html
March 1, 2013
Although economic bright spots boosted industry sentiment in 2012, burdensome regulatory regimes and skepticism regarding the government’s ability to implement an effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Socma-Politics-burdensome-compliance-requirements-undermine-recovery_50131.html
March 1, 2013
Drug companies looking for fast turnaround and strong intellectual property (IP) protection are moving away from low-cost emerging market firms—lifting prospects for US-based producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) producers, according to attendees of Informex, held earlier this month at Anaheim, CA....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Informex-2013-Bright-outlook-for-US-API-manufacturing_50130.html
February 15, 2013
Siadat: Shale boost to lift additives. The shale gas boom in North America is set to boost plastics production in the United States and create growth opportunities for plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Shale-boom-new-applications-are-creating-opportunities_49856.html
February 15, 2013
Albemarle has started construction on another expansion of its Tyrone, PA, fine chemical manufacturing facility. “This $30-million expansion adds new capacity to the site for custom...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Albemarle-fine-chems-expansion_49857.html
February 15, 2013
Cabot’s purification solutions segment has received a $5-million contract to provide its Darco Hg-LH extra activated carbon to an undisclosed major power generating facility in New...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Cabot-activated-carbon-contract_49858.html
February 15, 2013
ScinoPharm (Tainan, Taiwan) and Foresee Pharmaceuticals (Newark, DE) have signed a joint venture agreement under which they will develop injectable peptide drugs, starting with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ScinoPharm-Foresee-drug-JV_49859.html
February 8, 2013
Nelson: Price volatily becoming ‘inherent.’ Innovation and sustainability were top concerns at the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) annual conference in Orlando...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ACI-2013-Emphasis-returns-to-innovation-as-prices-stabilize_49701.html
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