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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
September 9, 2011
Ultra Filtration: Reducing energy and costs are the keys to solving the growing water crisis. Dow Water & Process Technologies (DWPS), a business unit of Dow Chemical, says the key...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Smart-Chemistry-Key-to-Solving-Water-Scarcity-Dow-Says_37447.html
September 9, 2011
Paints firm Jotun AS will rebuff a $933 million bid for majority control from industrial conglomerate Orkla (Oslo), reports Bloomberg. Orkla, which already holds a 38% stake in Jotun...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Jotun-Will-Block-Orkla-Bid_37448.html
September 9, 2011
ATMI (Danbury, CT) says its semiconductor fabrication cleaning chemistry, iCleaner, has been approved to use EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) label. The company says it is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ATMI-Achieves-DfE-Label_37449.html
September 9, 2011
Innospec says it has opened a sales office in Moscow. Innospec Russia Ltd. will initially focus on fuel additives but plans to expand into other Innospec segments. “Russia and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Innospec-Expands-in-Russia_37450.html
September 9, 2011
Dow Chemical says it has debottlenecked its glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) operations at Freeport, TX facility, increasing capacity by 10%. Dow says it is the global leader in GMA, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Dow-Adds-GMA-Capacity_37451.html
September 9, 2011
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it will further expand capacity to produce Caplock flavor encapsulants at Haverhill, U.K. The company says it recently invested $10...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/IFF-Expands-at-Haverhill_37452.html
August 29, 2011
Süd-Chemie subsidiary Phostech Lithium (St.-Bruno, Quebec) says a recent Canadian federal appeals court ruling that the company infringed on certain Valence Technology (Austin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sud-Chemie-Loses-Lithium-Case_37124.html
August 29, 2011
Cargill plans to acquire Provimi (Paris) from private equity firm Permira Funds (London) for €1.5 billion ($2.2 billion). The binding offer by Cargill would create a global leader...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Cargill-Acquires-Provimi-for-&euro1-5-Billion_37123.html
August 29, 2011
Newly appointed DSM chief technology officer (CTO) Marcel Wubbolts tells CW that the company’s recent acquisition of C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands) will help...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-CTO-Touts-Yeast-and-Innovation-Potential_37122.html
August 26, 2011
Lubrizol says it will upgrade existing additives testing capabilities at Mumbai, including the consolidation of several labs into a modern facility. Completion is targeted for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lubrizol-Expands-Lab-in-India_37125.html
August 22, 2011
Codexis has signed a deal with Chemtex (Wilmington, NC), an engineering and technology firm owned by Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G), to develop and produce biobased detergent alcohols...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Codexis-Chemtex-Collaborate-on-Detergent-Alcohols_36978.html
August 19, 2011
Multinational paints and coatings producers reported improved sales volumes in the second quarter of 2011, citing continued strong demand in emerging markets. Those gains, however...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Selling-Prices-Are-Up-but-Raw-Material-Costs-Keep-Pace_36977.html
August 8, 2011
Cargill says all its palm oil products sold to Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the U.S. will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015. RSPO...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Cargill-Vows-100-percent-RSPO-by-2020_36697.html
August 8, 2011
Sherwin-Williams says it has acquired Leighs Paints (Bolton, U.K.), a producer of fire protection coatings. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal enhances...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SW-Adds-Fire-Protection-Coatings_36695.html
August 8, 2011
Bright Spots: CIGS sales are outpacing other areas of the PV market. Chemical makers supplying the photovoltaics (PV) and solar markets see strong opportunity in helping manufacturers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Focusing-on-Efficiency_36694.html
August 5, 2011
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Bolingbrook, IL) has entered into an agreement to jointly develop biobased plastics additives with Clariant. The companies will combine Clariant’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-Elevance-Additives-Deal_36696.html
August 5, 2011
Cambrios Technologies, a Sunnyvale, CA-based company developing conductive films for electronic displays, has entered into a collaboration and production agreement with Hitachi...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ITO-Conductive-Film-Alternative_36698.html
July 22, 2011
Regulations continue to shape demand and dynamics in the global biocides market. Regulations require manufacturers to register biocides, involving toxicological tests to prove that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Suppliers-Aim-to-Keep-Pace-With-New-Regulations_36282.html
July 22, 2011
BASF has begun producing hydroxypropyl carbamate acrylate (HPCA), a crosslinking acrylate monomer used in coatings, based on a proprietary one step enzymatic fermentation process. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-Introduces-Novel-Acrylate-Monomer_36305.html
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