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July 12, 2013
Clariant’s new oil and gas catalysts R&D center in Brazil ( CW, July 1, p. 4) is part of a strategy to invest in areas with new natural resource development, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-R-and-D-lab-angling-for-Brazil-offshore-gas-boom_53553.html
July 12, 2013
FMC announced on 8 July that it had acquired exclusive rights to one of Bayer’s patented, broad-spectrum crop protection products. FMC will develop and distribute the product for row...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/FMC-to-collaborate-with-Bayer-on-crop-protection-product_53554.html
July 12, 2013
American Vanguard (Newport Beach, CA) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Amvac has extended its agreement with Monsanto to comarket Amvac’s postemergent corn herbicide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/American-Vanguard-Monsanto-extend-herbicide-marketing-deal_53555.html
July 12, 2013
Distributor DKSH (Zurich) has established partnerships with Clariant, Wacker, and Synthomer (Harlow, UK) to distribute products in the Indian market. For Clariant, DKSH will represent...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DKSH-inks-India-deals_53556.html
July 12, 2013
BASF’s coatings business has opened a new training center for automotive refinishing at Cesano Maderno, Italy. The training center, with an investment of more than €2.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-refinish-training-center_53557.html
July 12, 2013
DSM’s nutritional products subsidiary has acquired Bayer’s industrial custom premix for feed millers business in the Philippines. Financial details of the deal have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-buys-in-Philippines_53558.html
July 12, 2013
DuPont says it has expanded capabilities for research in energy and electronics at its technology center at Silicon Valley, CA. The new capabilities of this recently renamed include...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DuPont-expands-CA-tech-center_53559.html
June 28, 2013
Emery Oleochemicals (Shah Alam, Malaysia), a maker of fatty acids, fatty alcohols, polymer additives, and other oleochemicals, is continuing a move into more niche, specialty chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Emery-Oleochemicals-Moving-into-new-markets_53264.html
June 21, 2013
While the outlook for the food ingredients sector is generally positive, the trends behind demand growth vary by region. In developed markets, a consumer-driven switch to natural ingredients is driving growth and R&D priorities. Meanwhile, the growing middle class in the developing world is increasing demand for established synthetic food ingredients....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Natural-products-emerging-markets-driving-demand_52976.html
June 21, 2013
Innovation Metals Corp. (IMC; Toronto) says it has entered into nonbinding letters of intent (LOIs) with three rare earth exploration and development companies for the toll processing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Innovation-Metals-signs-LOIs-for-rare-earths-project-in-Quebec_52977.html
June 21, 2013
Avantor Performance Materials’ manufacturing plant at Panoli, India, is now producing pharmaceutical chemicals using contract cGMP standards, the company says. The plant makes salts...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Avantor-plant-in-India-producing-cGMP-pharma-chemicals_52978.html
June 21, 2013
Ecolab says it is expanding its R&D center at Campinas, São Paulo—doubling its size, to 1,300 sq meters. The center includes labs for developing oil and gas applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ecolab-to-expand-Brazil-R-and-D_52979.html
June 21, 2013
H.B. Fuller says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Plexbond Quimica (Curitiba, Brazil), a provider of chemical polyurethane specialties and polyester resins, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Fuller-closes-Brazil-deal_52980.html
June 13, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened a technical center in Singapore for its comfort and insulation business line, the company says. The center is the business unit's fifth laboratory globally...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-opens-technical-service-center-in-Singapore_52816.html
June 13, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an innovation center for products for the cosmetics industry at its site at Essen, Germany. The center cost nearly €17 million ($23 million) and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-opens-innovation-center-for-cosmetics-industry_52787.html
June 7, 2013
While the last few years have seen unstable prices and China-induced quota constraints affect the supply of the 17 rare earth elements (REEs), new supply and steady demand growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Market-conditions-point-to-growing-stability_52645.html
June 7, 2013
KMG Chemicals has completed the acquisition of OM Group’s ultrapure chemicals division, a maker of materials for semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing, for $63.3 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/KMG-completes-ultrapure-chemicals-acquisition_52646.html
June 7, 2013
DuPont says it has expanded its ability to produce and supply its CooLam thermal substrate products, used in light-emitting diode (LED)products, by seven times its previous level. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DuPont-ups-Taiwan-LED-production-capacity_52647.html
June 4, 2013
Personal care chemical manufacturers remain optimistic about industry’s outlook despite weakness in Western Europe, attendees at New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Suppliers’ Day, held recently at Edison, NJ, said. Attendees said the outlook has been buoyed by an improving economy, consumer spending, and growth in emerging markets. Some companies, however, have been feeling the effects of trading down among consumers, leading to lower demand for premium products, particularly in Europe....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Suppliers-Day-2013-Optimism-amid-shifting-preferences_52421.html
May 31, 2013
BASF will build a new formulation and packaging plant for crop protection products at Rudong, China. The plant, which will have a production capacity of 10,000 m.t./year, is expected...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-to-build-in-China-agchems_52422.html
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