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October 12, 2012
Big increases in input costs earlier this year have slowed down, giving adhesive makers a lift in a difficult economy, producers say. “While we expect a slight tailwind in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Producers-pursue-high-margins-as-input-costs-moderate_46904.html
October 12, 2012
Asahi Kasei (Tokyo) has signed a multiyear joint development agreement with Wildcat Discovery Technologies (San Diego), a battery materials development company, for improving...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Asahi-Kasei-signs-battery-tech-development-deal_46905.html
October 12, 2012
Arkema says it has finalized the previously announced divestment of its tin stabilizer business to PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ), a producer of performance chemicals and plastics. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Arkema-finalizes-divestiture-of-tin-stabilizer-business_46906.html
October 12, 2012
PolyOne says it has opened an innovation center at Seoul to serve its growing colorants and additives business in Korea. This new facility expands the network of PolyOne innovation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PolyOne-opens-innovation-center_46907.html
October 12, 2012
J.M. Huber’s (Atlanta) engineered materials division is increasing its precipitated silica and silicates prices globally, effective 30 October. The adjustment is up to 7%, depending...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Huber-raises-prices_46908.html
October 12, 2012
Cray Valley Hydrocarbon Specialty Chemicals (Exton, PA) has opened a new R&D facility in Pennsylvania. The new facility will work on the development of tackifiers and functional...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Cray-Valley-opens-R-and-D-center_46909.html
October 5, 2012
Chemtura, which purchased the bromine assets of Solaris ChemTech Industries (Gujarat, India) late last month, is aiming to expand its global bromine business despite difficult economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Chemtura-expanding-bromine-business-to-India_46733.html
October 5, 2012
Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC; St. Louis, IL) plans to expand its Scotland operations with the development of a new powder manufacturing facility at its Irvine liquid...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SAFC-building-powders-plant_46734.html
October 5, 2012
Solvay says it has opened two rare earth recycling units in France. The units are based on a process developed by Solvay for recovering rare earths contained in end-of-life equipment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Solvay-rare-earths-recycling_46735.html
October 5, 2012
Dow Corning says it has expanded its solar solutions lab in the company’s China Business and Technology Center (CBTC) at Shanghai with photovoltaic (PV) research and testing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Dow-Corning-expands-PV-lab_46767.html
September 21, 2012
Driven: Auto coatings are a bright spot for paintmakers. A rebound in automotive sales, particularly in North America, is driving growth in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Automotive-Coatings-Riding-the-Rebound_46414.html
September 21, 2012
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it is raising prices for several of its carboxylic acids, effective October 1. The products are used in coatings, lubricants, cosmetics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Oxea-Increases-Prices_46415.html
September 21, 2012
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it has opened a previously announced liquid flavors and fragrances manufacturing plant at Jurong, Singapore. The facility forms part...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/IFF-Opens-Plant-in-Singapore_46416.html
September 21, 2012
Calgon Carbon has been awarded a contract to supply about 5.3 million lbs of activated carbon to BlueScope Steel (Melbourne) to remove sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide from exhaust...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Calgon-Carbon-Supply-Deal_46417.html
September 14, 2012
DeLeo: Easier access to ingredient safety data. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington) recently launched the Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory, aimed at assisting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ACI-Launches-Product-Ingredient-Inventory_46229.html
September 14, 2012
RPM International has acquired Kirker Enterprises (Paterson, NJ), a manufacturer of nail care enamels, coatings components, and other personal care products. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/RPM-Acquires-Personal-Care-Manufacturer-Kirker_46230.html
September 14, 2012
Rockwood Holdings says it has split its Chemetall lithium subsidiary into separate, legal entities: Chemetall and Rockwood Lithium. Chemetall will consist of Rockwood’s surface...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Rockwood-Splits-Chemetall-Business-into-Two-Units_46231.html
September 14, 2012
Asahi Kasei says its Asahi Kasei E-materials (Tokyo) subsidiary has begun commercial operations at a new slitting facility for the company’s Hipore brand lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Asahi-Kasei-Starts-Battery-Plant_46232.html
September 14, 2012
Paul Raymond has left his post as senior v.p. and president of Ashland’s water technologies business, according to a regulatory filing. John Panichella, senior v.p. and president of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ashland-Water-Exec-Departs_46233.html
September 14, 2012
Perstorp says it has signed a new distribution agreement with Alcouro Comercial de Couros in Brazil. Alcouro is responsible for distributing Perstorp’s products for the tanning...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Perstorp-Distribution-Deal_46234.html
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