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November 7, 2013
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Germany have called for the speedy formation of a new federal government, so that important reforms can be implemented, says industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/VCI-calls-for-rapid-reform-of-renewable-energy-laws-opposes-any-increase-in-tax_56344.html
November 7, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says "its profitability was at a record-high level in third-quarter 2013." Ebit before non-recurring items was €33.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Tikkurila-posts-record-third-quarter-profitability_56525.html
November 5, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has increased Ebitda 10%, to €290.2 million ($392 million) in the first nine months of 2013. Group sales rose 10%, to €1.4 billion, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-posts-10-percent-increase-in-sales-Ebitda_56446.html
November 4, 2013
Gurit (Zürich) has posted a 16.8% drop in sales, to 76.1 million Swiss francs ($83.4 million), in third-quarter of 2013 compared with SF91.5 million in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Gurits-third-quarter-sales-fall-17-percent-YOY-but-rise-11-percent-sequentially_56412.html
October 30, 2013
Syngenta says it has registered Fortenza, a novel insecticide for use on soybean, corn, and sunflower, in Argentina. The company says that further registration is pending in several...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Syngenta-launches-insecticide-for-seed-treatment_56311.html
October 25, 2013
Polymer catalyst producers see strong potential for growth primarily because of rising polymers demand in emerging markets....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Producers-see-growth-as-polymer-production-rises_56171.html
October 25, 2013
Beta Renewables (Tortona, Italy), a global leader in cellulosic biofuels, and Novozymes say that the previously announced new advanced biofuels facility has opened at Crescentino, Italy....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Worlds-first-commercial-scale-cellulosic-biofuels-plant-opens_56173.html
October 25, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says its biobased farnesene plant at Brotas, Brazil, has achieved a production run rate of 1 million liters over a 45-day period, meeting the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Amyris-farnesene-plant-hits-production-targets_56174.html
October 25, 2013
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL) and SK Innovation have agreed to develop a new process technology for the production of 1,3-butadiene, and the collaboration will accelerate the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/LanzaTech-SK-Innovation-ink-biobased-butadiene-partnership_56175.html
October 25, 2013
DSM announced 8 October that it has tested and approved the use of Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) for use in DSM’s Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-validates-biobased-BDO-for-thermoplastic-copolyesters_56176.html
October 25, 2013
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products says it has partnered with Symrise for the use of propanediol as a carrier for compounded flavors. Under the terms of the deal, Symrise will market...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Flavors-collaboration-deal_56177.html
October 25, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has developed a more efficient process for the enzymatic synthesis of the amino acids D-serine, L-serine, and DL-serine. The company says it has expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-develops-serine-process_56178.html
October 25, 2013
Renewable chemicals firm Segetis (Golden Valley, MN) says it has successfully demonstrated the viability of its proprietary process to convert biomass to levulinic acid at its Golden...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Segetis-levulinic-acid-pilot-plant_56179.html
October 25, 2013
Corbion Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) says it will supply Supla (Tainan City, Taiwan) with 10,000 m.t./year of polylactic acid (PLA) for Supla’s polymerization plant. Based on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Corbion-Purac-supplies-PLA_56180.html
October 25, 2013
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE), a biobased isobutanol joint venture equally owned by DuPont and BP; and Highwater Ethanol (Lamberton, MN) say that they have begun...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Butamax-begins-isobutanol-retrofit_56181.html
October 21, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested proposals for testing of three substances, C20–C24 alpha-olefins, benzotriazole, and lithium iron phosphate. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-additional-substances_56063.html
October 17, 2013
DuPont says it plans to acquire a minority share in fluorochemical firm Changshu 3F Zhonghao New Chemical Materials (Zonghao; Changshu, China) from Shanghai 3F New Materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DuPont-Acquires-Stake-in-Chinese-Fluorochemical-Firm_26894.html
October 17, 2013
Syngenta says its third-quarter sales rose by 11%, at constant exchange rates, to $2.9 billion. Sales in Latin  America rose by 17%, to $1.2 billion; Europe, Mideast, and Africa...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Syngenta-posts-11-percent-sales-increase-maintains-full-year-target_55991.html
October 17, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has issued a call for evidence to identify uses of bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (deca-BDE) where substitution may be challenging or require...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-substituting-deca-BDE_55967.html
October 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on fluopyram, which is proposed for use as a fungicide in agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-fluopyram_55893.html
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