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July 6, 2012
BASF says it has opened its newly expanded food technology and applications center at Tarrytown, NY. The facility is part of BASF’s R&D center which is also home to research...
June 22, 2012
The global market for electronic chemicals continues its gradual improvement from recession-driven lows in 2009 and a more moderate, recent cyclical dip, but barring any major economic...
June 22, 2012
Huntsman has commercialized a pigment that will increase solar reflectivity of any color in the spectrum, the company says. The pigment, called Altiris, is based on an alteration of...
June 15, 2012
The global flavors market has proven fairly resilient amid the economic ups and downs of recent years, but shifting consumer preferences are driving some changes in corporate strategy...
June 15, 2012
Kao Corp. says it will invest ¥5 billion ($63 million) to build a production site in the Jinshan district of Shanghai, China. The plant will mainly produce surfactants used as raw...
June 15, 2012
GFS Chemicals (Powell, OH) plans to expand its facility at Columbus, OH to manufacture cerium intermediates to back integrate its U.S. production operations. Cerium has been in short...
June 15, 2012
Dynea has begun resin production at its Nanjing, China plant. The facility was commissioned in April, and is the company’s fifth plant in China. It will employ 60 people and produce...
June 15, 2012
Evonik has announced price increases in its household care business lines for the North American region, effective June 15. Prices for quaternary compounds will increase 6 cts/kg...
May 18, 2012
Brazil is an important high-growth market for AkzoNobel’s paints and coatings businesses, but there are many obstacles—including talent management—that are not always...
May 18, 2012
BASF says its BASF Venture Capital subsidiary has invested $7.5 million in technology company NanoH2O (El Segundo, CA). NanoH2O develops, produces, and sells reverse osmosis membranes...
May 18, 2012
Arkema has sold its Peninsula Polymers (North Kansas City, MO) business, a coatings raw materials distributor, to an investment group led by the current management team. Terms of the...
May 11, 2012
DuPont says it has acquired full ownership of Solae (St. Louis) a soy ingredients manufacturer it formed with Bunge in 2003. DuPont, which previously owned 72% of the joint venture...
May 11, 2012
The previously announced sale of Evonik Industries’ colorants business to private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners (New York) has been completed after approvals from...
May 11, 2012
Chemical makers serving the personal care market are trying to keep pace with middle-class growth in developing regions, and shifting demographics and consumer preferences in developed...
May 11, 2012
Materia (Pasadena, CA), a catalyst firm with an exclusive license for Grubbs catalyst technology, has received a phase two small business technology transfer grant from the National...
April 27, 2012
Du: Sourcing diversification strategy. Rhodia, a Solvay subsidiary, and resources company Tantalus Rare Earths (Düsseldorf) have signed a letter of intent (LOI), under which...
April 27, 2012
Oxiteno (São Paulo) says it has completed its acquisition of Pasadena Property’s (Pasadena, TX) facilities for about $15 million, and will invest another $15 million to...
April 27, 2012
Arkema is in the process of selling its tin stabilizer business, according to sources in the financial community. The unit, a part of Arkema’s functional additives segment, generated...
April 27, 2012
Omkar Speciality Chemicals (Thane, India) says it has acquired LASA Laboratory (Raigad, India), the company’s first foray into pharmaceutical ingredients. LASA owns an active...
April 27, 2012
Wacker Chemie says it has expanded the service portfolio at its technical center in Singapore. The center now includes laboratories, applications technology and test equipment for...
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