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March 16, 2012
Ferro Corp. has formed a joint venture with rare earth refiner Baotou Jin Meng Rare Earth (Baotou, China) to produce and sell cerium oxide-based polishing materials in China. Ferro...
March 16, 2012
H.B. Fuller has completed the SF370-million ($394 million) acquisition of Forbo Group’s (Zurich) global industrial adhesives business. The deal, announced in December 2011...
March 16, 2012
Ecolab says it has acquired Econ Indústria e Comércio de Produtos de Higiene e Limpeza Ltda. (Econ Indústria; São Paulo), a provider of cleaning and sanitizing products and...
March 16, 2012
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel) says it has completed expansion of its plant in the Negev desert that manufactures Alguard, Frutarom’s skin-active shield ingredient derived from red...
March 16, 2012
Wacker Chemie says it has completed the expansion and relocation of its technical laboratories and offices in Korea. The center houses R&D, and applications technology activities...
February 21, 2012
Challenges ramping up production have forced Amyris (Emeryville, CA) to reevalutate strategy and scale back ambitious 2012 production targets for biobased farnesene. The company will...
February 10, 2012
The market for oilfield chemicals is set to grow at an annualized rate of 3.5% over the next five years driven by rapid expansion of shale oil and gas production in North America...
February 10, 2012
The prospects for improved cleaning products demand in 2012 and opportunities to outperform by providing improved products topped conversation at the American Cleaning Institute’s...
January 27, 2012
The European Parliament approved earlier this month a proposal for new legislation to harmonize the various regulations for biocides in the European Union (EU). The new Biocidal...
January 27, 2012
Dow Chemical and Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) have entered into a joint market development agreement for flexible vinyl in several application areas. Teknor Apex has been granted...
January 27, 2012
Global Advanced Metals’ (GAM; West Perth, Australia) has completed its $400-million acquisition of Cabot’s Supermetals business, a leading maker of tantalum-based products...
January 20, 2012
LanzaTech Bargain: New Zealand firm paid just $5.1 million for the idle gasification and ethanol unit. Renewable fuels and chemicals firm LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand) says it has...
December 19, 2011
Dow Chemical says it is planning to expand its cellulose ether production capacity, and is considering its first production unit in Asia. Dow says the expansion will focus on...
December 19, 2011
Lubrizol says it has signed an agreement to purchase Active Organics, a Lewisville, TX-based producer of botanical extracts and specialty cosmetic ingredients. Financial terms were not...
December 16, 2011
Sensient Technologies says that it will spend $22 million to expand digital ink capabilities and production at its Morges, Switzerland site. The investment includes technology...
December 16, 2011
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says it has filed suit against Hebei Shield Excellence Technology (Bazhou, China) alleging Hebei infringed upon Momentive’s glycidyl ester monomers...
December 16, 2011
3M says it has opened a facility for manufacturing its “glass bubbles” microspheres, used as filler in deep sea oil and gas drilling, at Ribeirão, near São Paulo. The glass...
December 16, 2011
AkzoNobel says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the coatings business of SSCP (Seongnam, Korea). SSCP has a strong position in the Korean mobile phone market...
December 16, 2011
PolyOne says it will collaborate with Sanitized AG (Burgdorf, Switzerland) to produce polymer solutions for healthcare and medical device applications. PolyOne says the alliance...
December 16, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it has expanded hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins at its Middleburg, the Netherlands production facility. The company has since 2006 doubled the site’s capacity...
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