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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
February 8, 2013
State chemical management initiatives and ingredients disclosure requirements that could create undue compliance burdens and thwart product innovation continue to be top the American...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/State-chemical-management-ingredient-disclosure-top-soapers-concerns_49702.html
January 18, 2013
Hamidi: Oil, gas customer needs vary widely. North America’s shale boom and demand in emerging markets are lifting prospects for water treatment chemical firms and helping offset...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Shale-development-emerging-market-demand-provide-boost_49093.html
January 18, 2013
Croda has acquired the assets of Innovachem (Cutchogue, NY), a maker of patented emollient products for personal-care ingredients, the company says. The purchase price was $2.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Croda-buys-emollients-maker_49094.html
January 18, 2013
Reichhold (Research Triangle Park, NC) says it is increasing its coating resins prices by 5% in North America, effective 15 February. The prices may vary depending on the account, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Reichhold-plans-coatings-price-increase_49095.html
January 3, 2013
Piedmont Chemical (High Point, NC) says it has launched a line of 100% renewable polyester polyols that combines DuPont Tate & Lyle Bioproducts propanediol and Myriant (Cambridge...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/100-percent-biobased-polyol-launched_48532.html
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