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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 4, 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 4, 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 20, 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....
November 20, 2014
Givaudan says it has opened and expanded its technical center and regional offices at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The expansions are in response to growing demand for flavors from...
November 20, 2014
Lonza’s consumer-care segment has signed an agreement with Koda’s care business for Koda to serve as Lonza’s exclusive third-party distributor of hygiene and personal-care...
November 13, 2014
US specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.9% sequentially in September after a flat August and a 0.7% gain in July, according to ACC. Year-on-year (YOY), US specialties market...
November 13, 2014
Solvay says it has opened a new facility at Bad Wimpfen, Germany, to produce fluorinated ester 4-ethoxy-1,1,1-trifluoro-3-butene-2-one (ETFBO). ETFBO is a large, active ingredient...
November 13, 2014
Albemarle says it is expanding its production capacity for liquid curatives at its site in Pasadena, TX. The expansion will support liquid curatives used in polyureas, urethanes, and...
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