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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
February 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested comments from interested parties on hazard classifications open for public consultation on two substances, tert-butyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-comments-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-for-t-butyl-hydroperoxide-thiacloprid_58540.html
February 4, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has acquired DSM's polypropylene wax emulsions business. The deal includes technology and customer-specific know-how, Altana says. The products can be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Altana-acquires-DSMs-polypropylene-wax-emulsion-business_58535.html
January 24, 2014
Evonik Industries says that it has realigned Creavis, its strategic innovation unit, as of 1 January. The aim, according to Evonik, is “to enable Creavis to work faster, more flexibly, and more dynamically....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-to-realign-Creavis-its-strategic-innovation-unit_58260.html
January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Elevance-hires-Kumpf-as-chief-technology-officer_58293.html
January 17, 2014
On 21 February 2015, the most widely used general-purpose polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plasticizer, di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), also known as dioctyl phthalate (DOP), will not be able to be used in the European Union in any production processes, including the production of articles containing DEHP, unless authorization has been granted under the union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals program....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Does-sunset-for-DEHP-bring-dawn-of-alternative-plasticizers-Higher-molecular-weight-phthalates-Development-over-next-five-years_58043.html
January 14, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its 2013 sales were 5.14 billion Swiss francs ($5.7 billion), compared with SF4.83 billion in 2012, an increase of 9.4% in local currencies. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-reports-2013-sales-of-$5-7-billion-up-9-4-percent_57953.html
January 10, 2014
the global mining chemicals industry will grow solidly from 2013 through 2018, according to a new report from IHS Chemical. Total worldwide consumption of mining chemicals, which stood...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Shifts-in-regional-balances-miners-priorities-are-ahead_57839.html
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
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