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October 5, 2012
Dow Corning says it has expanded its solar solutions lab in the company’s China Business and Technology Center (CBTC) at Shanghai with photovoltaic (PV) research and testing...
September 21, 2012
Driven: Auto coatings are a bright spot for paintmakers. A rebound in automotive sales, particularly in North America, is driving growth in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)...
September 21, 2012
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it is raising prices for several of its carboxylic acids, effective October 1. The products are used in coatings, lubricants, cosmetics...
September 21, 2012
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it has opened a previously announced liquid flavors and fragrances manufacturing plant at Jurong, Singapore. The facility forms part...
September 21, 2012
Calgon Carbon has been awarded a contract to supply about 5.3 million lbs of activated carbon to BlueScope Steel (Melbourne) to remove sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide from exhaust...
September 14, 2012
DeLeo: Easier access to ingredient safety data. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington) recently launched the Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory, aimed at assisting...
September 14, 2012
RPM International has acquired Kirker Enterprises (Paterson, NJ), a manufacturer of nail care enamels, coatings components, and other personal care products. Financial terms were not...
September 14, 2012
Rockwood Holdings says it has split its Chemetall lithium subsidiary into separate, legal entities: Chemetall and Rockwood Lithium. Chemetall will consist of Rockwood’s surface...
September 14, 2012
Asahi Kasei says its Asahi Kasei E-materials (Tokyo) subsidiary has begun commercial operations at a new slitting facility for the company’s Hipore brand lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery...
September 14, 2012
Paul Raymond has left his post as senior v.p. and president of Ashland’s water technologies business, according to a regulatory filing. John Panichella, senior v.p. and president of...
September 14, 2012
Perstorp says it has signed a new distribution agreement with Alcouro Comercial de Couros in Brazil. Alcouro is responsible for distributing Perstorp’s products for the tanning...
August 31, 2012
Production from Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) and Lynas (Sydney)—the first major miners of rare earths outside China since the 1990s—is expected to help stabilize the...
August 31, 2012
Rhodia is doubling capacity of its entire production pipeline for fluorinated aliphatic derivatives at Salindres, France, and in China. The investment will boost production capacity...
August 31, 2012
FMC says it has agreed to acquire Pectine Italia (Milan), a manufacturer of pectin for the food ingredient market. The acquisition marks FMC’s entry into the pectin market, enhancing...
August 31, 2012
Koppers says it is entering into a majority-owned joint venture with Yizhou Group (Pizhou, China) to design and construct a tar distillation plant at Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China...
August 20, 2012
Fleming: Growth in autos using composites. Cytec Industries and luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover (Gaydon, U.K.) have entered into a collaboration agreement covering the development...
August 17, 2012
Growth prospects for the water treatment chemicals sector vary depending on the application and end market, producers and analysts say. Industrial applications are doing well in...
August 17, 2012
Videbæk: Milestone for biochem industry. Novozymes (Copenhagen) says it has developed a fungus that enables production of malic acid from renewable raw materials. Malic acid is...
August 17, 2012
Clariant says it has inaugurated Germany’s largest cellulosic ethanol pilot plant. The €28 million ($34 million) plant, located at Straubing, in Bavaria, has the capacity to...
August 17, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and hte (Heidelberg) say they will collaborate to develop biobased lubricant base oils and polymers using hte’s high-throughput autoclave...
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