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April 6, 2012
Sticky Pricing: Adhesives makers were mostly able to raise prices after raw material costs increased. Emerging markets including China and India are driving growth in the adhesives and...
March 26, 2012
Rogerson: Plans for additional capacity. Chemtura has broken ground on the first facilities at its multipurpose manufacturing site in China, the company’s largest-yet investment...
March 23, 2012
Private equity firm Quantum Kapital (St. Gallen, Switzerland) has announced plans to acquire BASF’s IMEX offset printing inks business based in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The...
March 23, 2012
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany), a flavors and fragrances producer, says that net profits rose by 10% for all of 2011, to €1.58 billion ($2.07 billion), on sales up 1%, to €146.5...
March 23, 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says it will close permanently a solid epoxy resins plant at Wesseling, Germany by October 2012 with the loss of about 30 jobs. Momentive’s Wesseling...
March 23, 2012
FMC has opened a new food-and-beverage technical center at Singapore Science Park Two, the company says. The facility will develop biopolymer formulations for food-and-beverage...
March 16, 2012
Consumer Concerns: Findings renew debate about exposure and risks. A study by the Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA), including a review of 213 cleaning products, cosmetics, personal...
March 16, 2012
Lanxess will invest €40 million ($53.2 million) to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration unit at Newcastle, South Africa. The facility produces sodium dichromate, which is...
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...
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