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November 26, 2011
The U.S. market for paints and coatings is growing at an estimated annual rate of 7.8% and is expected to be worth $26.2 billion in 2015, according to a study by The Freedonia Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/U-S-Paints-and-Coatings-Demand-Forecast-to-Exceed-$26-Billion-in-2015_39269.html
November 26, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has signed a deal with Method Products, a provider of environmentally friendly home and personal care products to big box...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Amyris-Method-Products-Ink-Deal_39270.html
November 26, 2011
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) says it has opened a creative and applications lab in Dubai’s DuBiotech research part. The company says the facility supports all...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/IFF-Opens-Lab-in-Dubai_39271.html
November 22, 2011
LDK Solar (Xinyu, China) has broken ground on a 30,000-m.t./year polycrystalline silicon manufacturing plant at Hohhot, China. Production at the site, along with other initiatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/LDK-Solar-Plans-to-Triple-Polysilicon-Capacity-by-2013_39088.html
November 21, 2011
Clariant has acquired Oberhausen Technology Center (OTC; Oberhausen, Germany), a privately owned company providing formulation expertise to transform innovative technologies into cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-Buys-Oberhausen_39087.html
November 21, 2011
Huntsman has sold its stereolithography resin and Digitalis machine manufacturing businesses to 3D Systems (Valencia, CA) for $41 million in cash. The stereolithography business, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Huntsman-Stereolithography-Units-Sold-to-3D-Systems_39085.html
November 21, 2011
Sensient Technologies says it has bought out its partner in its Polish cosmetics color and ingredients joint venture, LCW Polska (Poznań, Poland). Sensient did not dislose financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sensient-Buys-Out-Partner-in-Polish-Cosmetics-JV_39084.html
November 18, 2011
Heraeus (Hanau, Germany) says it has opened a photovoltaics (PV) technology center in Singapore. The location will include R&D, manufacturing, sales and technical service...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Heraeus-Opens-Asian-PV-Center_39092.html
November 18, 2011
Innophos says it has acquired bioactive mineral nutrients maker Kelatron Corporation (Ogden, UT) for $21 million. The combination of Kelatron’s micronutrient range of products with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Innophos-Buys-Nutraceutical-Firm_39086.html
November 4, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) has expanded its commercial development deal with consumer goods giant Unilever. The firms have been partners since 2009 when they began...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Unilever-Looks-to-Algae-for-Oils_38805.html
November 4, 2011
After spending two years assessing the performance and market viability of succinate-based esters in the plasticizer market, Lanxess and BioAmber (Minneapolis, MN) have entered into a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lanxess-and-BioAmber-to-Develop-Renewable-Plasticizers_38806.html
November 4, 2011
Solvay’s Rhodia unit has commissioned three previously announced production facilities at its Zhenjiang, China site. One plant makes specialty surfactants and polymers, and the other...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Rhodia-Commissions-Three-Plants-in-China_38807.html
November 4, 2011
Kemira has restarted a polyaluminum chloride (PAC) facility at its Krems production site in Austria. The company says that it has restarted the PAC product line primarily due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Kemira-Restarts-Polyaluminum-Chloride-Facility-in-Austria_38808.html
November 4, 2011
Clariant says it has begun production of hexasulphonated optical brightening agents (OBAs) at its Prat, Spain facility. Clariant announced in 2010 that it planned to stop producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-Transfers-Paper-Chems_38814.html
November 4, 2011
Dow Chemical says its electronic materials business unit is constructing a manufacturing and testing facility for metallization materials used in advanced chip packaging at Cheonan...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Dow-Adds-Metallization-Capacity_38816.html
November 4, 2011
Chemtura says it has signed a long-term supply deal with Tianjin Lisheng Chemical (Tianjin, China). Under the terms of the deal, Tianjin Lisheng will be Chemtura’s exclusive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Chemtura-Antioxidants-Deal_38817.html
October 28, 2011
BWA Water Technologies officials say the firm’s acquisition by Berwind Corp. (Philadelphia) last June will not alter business strategy. The family-held investment group acquired BWA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BWA-Stays-on-Strategy-as-Part-of-Berwind-Portfolio_38631.html
October 28, 2011
Higher prices helped buoy third-quarter paints and coatings earnings amid continued weakness in construction markets and overall consumer caution, but raw material pressure continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Costs-Increases-Persist-But-Relief-May-Be-on-Horizon_38632.html
October 17, 2011
Sika plans to acquire Comercial de Preresa (Copsa; Madrid), a company with a strong position in the flooring, repair, and reinforcement markets in Spain and Portugal. Copsa operates...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-Buys-Spanish-Construction-Chemicals-Firm_38298.html
October 17, 2011
Wacker Chemie has begun producing hyperpure polycrystalline silicon at its Nünchritz, Germany site. First deposition reactors at the new production complex have already ramped up...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Wacker-Starts-Up-Silicon-Plant-in-Germany_38297.html
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