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September 6, 2013
Ashland has opened its gelcoats production facility in Changzhou, China. The $60-million plant will serve customers in the marine, sanitary, transportation, wind energy, and industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ashland-gelcoats-plant-opens_54952.html
September 6, 2013
Symrise and Gee Lawson (London) say they have extended, until the end of 2015, their cooperation under which Gee Lawson supplies Symrise’s esculin to the diagnostics industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-extends-esculin-deal_54953.html
September 6, 2013
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), CIC Holdings (Colombo, Sri Lanka), and Chemanex (Colombo) say they have formed a joint venture to build and operate a superabsorbent polymers (SAP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ADM-forms-biobased-superabsorbent-JV-in-Sri-Lanka_54964.html
September 6, 2013
Biotechnology firm GranBio (São Paulo) and Solvay’s Rhodia subsidiary have agreed jointly to produce biobased n-butanol from sugarcane straw and bagasse. The companies plan to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/GranBio-Rhodia-plan-biomass-based-n-butanol-plant_54965.html
September 6, 2013
Invista and computational biology company SilicoLife (Guimarães, Portugal) have announced a collaboration to develop new technologies enabling bioderived processes for the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Invista-signs-third-biobased-butadiene-development-deal_54966.html
September 6, 2013
Renewable fuels and chemicals firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) opened a demonstration-scale para -xylene ( p -xylene) plant at Silsbee, TX, on 26 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Gevo-opens-biobased-para-xylene-plant_54967.html
September 6, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has begun operating a pilot plant for omega-amino lauric acid (ALS) at Slovenska Lupca, Slovakia. Biobased ALS is an alternative to petroleum-based laurin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-starts-lauric-acid-pilot_54968.html
September 6, 2013
Jayant Agro-Organics (Mumbai), India’s leading castor oil and castor oil–based derivatives producer, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Mitsui Chemicals and Itoh Oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Castor-oil-JV-planned-for-India_54969.html
September 6, 2013
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) and Samsung Fine Chemicals (SFC; Seoul) say they have expanded their biodegradable polymer marketing agreement. Metabolix, under the terms of the deal, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Metabolix-SFC-expand-partnership_54970.html
September 6, 2013
Unilever has announced the launch of a research project with the University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) to develop renewable chemicals from biomass for use in home- and personal-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Unilever-invests-in-renewables_54971.html
August 30, 2013
The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Simplified-regulation-for-biocides-in-Europe-from-September_54842.html
August 26, 2013
A backlog in FDA approvals for active ingredients in sunscreen is limiting options for sunscreen formulators, producers say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ingredient-approval-a-challenge-for-sunscreen-formulators_54667.html
August 23, 2013
Food safety and water treatment chemicals maker BHS Specialty Chemicals (Nampa, ID), owned by private equity firm Post Capital, has acquired Steam Engineering Inc. (SEI; Vancouver...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Private-equity-firm-buys-cleaning-chemicals-company_54668.html
August 23, 2013
Johnson Matthey’s (JM) catalysis and chiral technologies unit is expanding its specialty ligand manufacturing capacity to 100 kilograms, the company says. The expansion is largely...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Johnson-Matthey-expands-specialty-ligand-production_54669.html
August 9, 2013
BASF is investing in membrane applications and a new polyacrylamide (PAM) manufacturing process in efforts to grow its water treatment chemicals business, an area that the company has identified as primed for strong growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-investing-in-membranes-polyacrylamides_54375.html
August 6, 2013
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) reported second-quarter net income of $102 million, up 15% from the year-ago quarter. Sales increased 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $758 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/IFF-reports-15-percent-earnings-gain-but-lags-estimates_54255.html
July 26, 2013
Growing demand for energy-efficient building products is a key driver for innovation in construction chemicals, producers and analysts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-building-codes-and-efficiency-drive-innovation_53913.html
July 26, 2013
Sika says it has acquired Radmix Resources (Carabooda, Australia) and its manufacturing partner Australian Synthetic Fibres (ASF). Financial details of the deal have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-buys-in-Australia_53914.html
July 26, 2013
Henkel says that its previously announced new adhesives factory in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at Caojing, China, will open in September. Henkel began construction on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Henkel-China-plant-to-open_53915.html
July 26, 2013
Clariant Chemicals India says it plans to sell the land at Thane, India, where the company produces masterbatches. A board meeting held earlier this month considered a proposal to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-to-relocate-India-plant_53916.html
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