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April 6, 2012
Frutarom Industries (Herzelia, Israel) says it has completed the acquisition of an additional 34.2% stake in natural flavors company Etol (Skofja Vas, Slovenia). The acquisition raises...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Frutarom-Boosts-Etol-Stake_42545.html
April 6, 2012
Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals Hitech (St. Louis), the electronic chemicals business of Sigma-Aldrich, has expanded its production of materials for making high-brightness light emitting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SAFC-Expands-LED-Materials_42546.html
April 6, 2012
Sticky Pricing: Adhesives makers were mostly able to raise prices after raw material costs increased. Emerging markets including China and India are driving growth in the adhesives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Emerging-Markets-Lift-Growth-as-Costs-Moderate_42547.html
March 26, 2012
Rogerson: Plans for additional capacity. Chemtura has broken ground on the first facilities at its multipurpose manufacturing site in China, the company’s largest-yet investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Chemtura-Breaks-Ground-on-First-Major-Site-in-China_42167.html
March 23, 2012
Private equity firm Quantum Kapital (St. Gallen, Switzerland) has announced plans to acquire BASF’s IMEX offset printing inks business based in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-Sells-Printing-Inks-Business-in-the-Netherlands_42168.html
March 23, 2012
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany), a flavors and fragrances producer, says that net profits rose by 10% for all of 2011, to €1.58 billion ($2.07 billion), on sales up 1%, to €146.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-Reports-Increased-Net-Profits-and-Sales_42169.html
March 23, 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says it will close permanently a solid epoxy resins plant at Wesseling, Germany by October 2012 with the loss of about 30 jobs. Momentive’s Wesseling...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Momentive-Closes-Epoxies-Plant_42170.html
March 23, 2012
FMC has opened a new food-and-beverage technical center at Singapore Science Park Two, the company says. The facility will develop biopolymer formulations for food-and-beverage...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/FMC-Opens-Food-Tech-Center_42171.html
March 16, 2012
Consumer Concerns: Findings renew debate about exposure and risks. A study by the Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA), including a review of 213 cleaning products, cosmetics, personal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Industry-Disputes-Findings-of-Cleaning-Products-Study_41998.html
March 16, 2012
Lanxess will invest €40 million ($53.2 million) to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration unit at Newcastle, South Africa. The facility produces sodium dichromate, which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lanxess-Invests-in-South-African-Leather-Chemicals-Unit_41999.html
March 16, 2012
Ferro Corp. has formed a joint venture with rare earth refiner Baotou Jin Meng Rare Earth (Baotou, China) to produce and sell cerium oxide-based polishing materials in China. Ferro...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ferro-Forms-Rare-Earth-Based-Compound-Joint-Venture_42000.html
March 16, 2012
H.B. Fuller has completed the SF370-million ($394 million) acquisition of Forbo Group’s (Zurich) global industrial adhesives business. The deal, announced in December 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Fuller-Completes-Forbo-Deal_42001.html
March 16, 2012
Ecolab says it has acquired Econ Indústria e Comércio de Produtos de Higiene e Limpeza Ltda. (Econ Indústria; São Paulo), a provider of cleaning and sanitizing products and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ecolab-Expands-in-Brazil_42002.html
March 16, 2012
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel) says it has completed expansion of its plant in the Negev desert that manufactures Alguard, Frutarom’s skin-active shield ingredient derived from red...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Frutarom-Hikes-Capacity_42003.html
March 16, 2012
Wacker Chemie says it has completed the expansion and relocation of its technical laboratories and offices in Korea. The center houses R&D, and applications technology activities...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Wacker-Expands-Technical-Center_42004.html
February 21, 2012
Challenges ramping up production have forced Amyris (Emeryville, CA) to reevalutate strategy and scale back ambitious 2012 production targets for biobased farnesene. The company will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Humbled-Amyris-Scales-Back-Expansion-Plans-for-2012_41436.html
February 10, 2012
The market for oilfield chemicals is set to grow at an annualized rate of 3.5% over the next five years driven by rapid expansion of shale oil and gas production in North America...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/North-American-Shale-Boom-Driving-Demand-Growth_41238.html
February 10, 2012
The prospects for improved cleaning products demand in 2012 and opportunities to outperform by providing improved products topped conversation at the American Cleaning Institute’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ACI-2012-Recovery-New-Products-Lift-Outlook_41239.html
January 27, 2012
The European Parliament approved earlier this month a proposal for new legislation to harmonize the various regulations for biocides in the European Union (EU). The new Biocidal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/EU-to-Tighten-Harmonize-Biocides-Regulation_40817.html
January 27, 2012
Dow Chemical and Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) have entered into a joint market development agreement for flexible vinyl in several application areas. Teknor Apex has been granted...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Dow-and-Teknor-Apex-Link-on-Biobased-Plasticizers-for-Flexible-Vinyl_40818.html
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