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November 16, 2012
Ingredient disclosure initiatives, including the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005, are helping drive reformulation in the market for personal care and cosmetics chemicals. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ingredient-disclosure-drives-reformulation_47779.html
November 16, 2012
Distributor DKSH (Zurich) has expanded its business in Asia with four specialty-chemical distribution agreements. The agreements with Evonik, Wacker Chemie, Clariant, and Tagra...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DKSH-expands-specialties-distribution-with-several-agreements-in-Asia_47780.html
November 9, 2012
New HEC: The new product is ‘still the same molecule’ as traditional HEC thickener. Ashland’s specialty ingredients division is rolling out a new line of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ashland-rolling-out-new-HEC-paint-thickener-in-China_47560.html
November 9, 2012
Distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says it has agreed to acquire Alam Subur Tirta Kencana (Jakarta), a leading food ingredients distributor in Indonesia. Financial details of the deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/IMCD-acquires-food-ingredients-distributor-in-Indonesia_47561.html
November 9, 2012
Momentive Performance Materials has opened the previously announced global R&D center and business headquarters for the India, Mideast, and Africa (IMEA) region at Bangalore...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Momentive-opens-global-R-and-D-center-in-India_47562.html
November 9, 2012
Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC) has signed an agreement with CrystalGenomics (Seoul) to support the development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for next-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SAFC-signs-API-development-deal-with-Korean-firm_47563.html
November 9, 2012
Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) has filed a claim in Colorado Federal District Court against M&K Chemical Engineering Consultants (M&K; Granite City, IL), because of a dispute...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Molycorp-files-claim-against-engineering-firm_47564.html
October 26, 2012
Tough: Project supports customers in key markets. International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) plans to invest more than $50 million in its existing flavors facility at Gebze, Turkey...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/IFF-Sensient-and-Frutarom-expand-in-emerging-markets_47232.html
October 26, 2012
PPG Industries has acquired Spraylat (Pelham, NY), a privately held industrial coatings firm, the company says. The transaction is expected to close in late 2012. The purchase price is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PPG-acquires-private-industrial-coatings-manufacturer-Spraylat_47233.html
October 26, 2012
Cytec Industries says it has completed the previously announced expansion of capacity for its Cyasorb light stabilizers at Willow Island, WV; and Shanghai. The manufacturing expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Cytec-light-stabilizers-expansion_47234.html
October 26, 2012
Valspar says it plans to expand its R&D campus and renovate its former headquarters’ building, located in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Valspar is investing $30 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Valspar-expands-US-R-and-D_47235.html
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
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