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October 17, 2011
Church & Dwight, FMC, and Tata Chemicals announced plans to form a jv to manufacture and market sodium-based dry sorbents for air pollution control in electric utility and industrial boiler operations. The partners are combining to target a market opportunity estimated to quickly grow to $200 million-$400 million/year by 2015 as more stringent U.S. EPA regulations that cut acid releases and other harmful pollutants take hold....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Natronx-JV-Targets-Growing-Air-Pollution-Applications_38296.html
October 14, 2011
Quaker Chemical says it has acquired G.W. Smith & Sons (Dayton, OH), a provider of die casting and metalworking lubricants and machining fluids with annual sales of approximately...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Quaker-Buys-Die-Casting-Lube-Firm_38299.html
October 14, 2011
Altana has agreed to acquire Avery Dennison’s metalure aluminum pigments business for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes a production plant at Avery’s Schererville, IN site, as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Altana-Signs-Pigments-Deal_38300.html
October 14, 2011
BASF has started production at a plant for chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) products at Taoyuan, Taiwan. The facility will produce BASF’s proprietary CMP slurries for advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-Opens-CMP-Plant-in-Taiwan_38301.html
October 14, 2011
Semi (San Jose, CA), the trade association for chip makers, says it expects silicon wafer demand to be flat in 2011, but increase in 2012 and 2013. “Short-term softening” will keep...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Chip-Sales-Poised-to-Rise_38302.html
October 14, 2011
Paramelt (Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands) says it has bought Remy Adhesives (Wijgmaal, Belgium) from food ingredient firm Beneo (Tienen, Belgium) for an undisclosed sum. The business...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Paramelt-Buys-Belgian-Firm_38303.html
October 7, 2011
Evonik says it has begun construction of two R&D centers at its Essen, Germany headquarters focused on the paints and coatings and cosmetics industries. The company expects to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-Expands-R-and-D-Capabilities_38089.html
October 7, 2011
Adhesives and sealants producers say selling prices are enough to offset a continuing rise in raw material costs, but warn that overall volumes are softening going into the fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Selling-Prices-Keep-Pace_38083.html
October 7, 2011
Warwick Chemicals (Holywell, U.K.) says it will invest £10.7 million ($16.5 million) to expand its tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED) plant at Mostyn, U.K. The project will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Warwick-Chemicals-Expands-TAED_38084.html
October 7, 2011
Cabot says it has opened its previously announced new black masterbatch plant at Tianjin, China. Cabot invested about $20 million in the plant, which is located at the carbon black...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Cabot-Opens-Masterbatch-Plant_38085.html
October 7, 2011
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea) says it has completed the previously announced expansion of antioxidant production capacity from 55,000 m.t./year to 70,000 m.t./year at Maeam, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Songwon-Adds-to-Antioxidants_38086.html
October 7, 2011
RPM International says it has acquired the Legend Brands (Burlington, WA) group of companies for an undisclosed sum. Legend Brands has annual sales exceeding $70 million and includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/RPM-Buys-Restoration-Businesses_38087.html
October 7, 2011
Momentive Performance Materials says it will expand specialty quartz production capacity at its Geesthacht, Germany facility. The $14-million expansion will enable the company to meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Momentive-Adds-Quartz-Capacity_38088.html
September 26, 2011
Rare Earths Rare earth oxides producer Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) and Sumitomo Corporation have decided to cancel plans for Sumitomo to purchase a $100-million equity stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Molycorp-Sumitomo-Nix-Funding-Deal_37810.html
September 26, 2011
Willome: Searching for more deals. Clariant’s personal care unit has entered the renewable raw materials market through a long-term partnership with privately held biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-Enters-Renewables-Market-for-Cosmetic-Ingredients_37809.html
September 26, 2011
Innospec says it has launched a share repurchase program worth $40 million. The program began September 12 and will remain in place through the end of the year. The company will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Innospec-Buys-Back-Shares_37811.html
September 26, 2011
Croda has started production of a lubricant esters plant at New Castle, DE, boosting the sites total esters capacity by 15%, the company says. The site will now be able to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Croda-Starts-Delaware-Plant_37812.html
September 26, 2011
RPM has acquired Fuhr Industrial (Mansfield, TX), a waterborne wood coatings and technology firm, the company says. Fuhr will become part of RPM’s CCI industrial wood coatings unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/RPM-Wood-Coatings-Deal_37813.html
September 26, 2011
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Colauto Adesivos e Massas (São Paulo, Brazil), a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, as well as acoustic damping and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-Acquires-Brazilian-Firm_37814.html
September 26, 2011
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says it has expanded its North American chemical research center at Stafford, TX. The $3 million investment will enable Momentive to add 20 new research...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Momentive-Expands-Tech-Center_37815.html
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