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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
January 3, 2013
LanzaTech (Chicago) says its waste gas–to–ethanol demonstration unit at Shanghai has exceeded expectations and, together with joint venture partner Baosteel, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/LanzaTech-plans-ethanol-project_48531.html
January 3, 2013
Evonik says it has completed an L-lysine capacity expansion at Blair, NE. The project doubled the site’s output, to 280,000 m.t./year, and will help the company meet growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-lysine-expansion-complete_48530.html
January 3, 2013
Enzymes firm Verenium (Cambridge, MA) says it has secured $22.5 million in debt financing from the Athyrium Opportunities Fund to advance its pipeline and expand its manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Verenium-secures-debt-financing_48529.html
January 3, 2013
Verdezyne says it will supply biobased adipic acid to Universal Fiber Systems (Bristol, VA), a carpet and apparel yarns maker, for production of nylon-6,6. Financial terms and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/-signs-adipic-acid-supply-deal_48528.html
January 3, 2013
Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA), a renewables start-up backed by BP and DSM, says it has sold enzyme technology that enables metabolism of five-carbon sugars to DuPont. Financial terms were...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Verdezyne-sells-tech-to-DuPont-_48527.html
January 3, 2013
C4 Breakthrough: Global Bioenergies' discovery triggers milestone payment from rubber maker Synthos. Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Évry, France) says it has discovered...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/French-biotech-firm-finds-renewable-route-to-butadiene-enters-development-phase_48526.html
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