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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...
August 17, 2012
Showa Denko says it has started producing the biodegradable polyester resin Bionolle on a commercial scale using bioderived succinic acid at the company’s site at Tatsuno, Japan...
August 17, 2012
W.R. Grace says it has signed a multi-year agreement with Braskem (São Paulo) to develop process technologies and catalyst solutions to produce green chemicals. The agreement is...
August 17, 2012
Axens, public-sector research entity IFP Energies nouvelles (Rueil-Malmaison, France), and pyrolysis fuel technology company Dynamotive (Vancouver, BC) say they will jointly develop...
August 6, 2012
The European Commission has issued new rules on biocides that are expected to streamline and simplify the regulatory directive, called the biocidal product regulation (BPR). The new...
August 3, 2012
Evonik Industries says its catalysts business has agreed with BioAmber (Minneapolis, MN) on a long-term cooperation regarding the development and manufacturing of catalysts for making...
August 3, 2012
Arkema says it has brought onstream a 50% increase in fluorinated polymer production capacity at its Changshu, China site. The new line is dedicated to the production of the...
July 20, 2012
Lord Corp. (Cary, NC), an adhesives, sealants, and specialty chemicals maker, has opened a subsidiary focused in Buenos Aires. The company has been in Brazil for four decades...
July 20, 2012
W.R. Grace has closed the acquisition of RheoSet (Rio de Janeiro), a maker of concrete admixtures active in the Brazilian market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed...
July 20, 2012
With ever more phthalate plasticizer legislation facing plastics converters in Europe and North America, formulators, compounders, and end users are increasingly turning to...
July 11, 2012
Cartmell: Rise in oil production fuels demand. The low cost of natural gas is leading to reductions in drilling, at least in North America, and it is putting a near-term damper on...
July 6, 2012
Quaker Chemical has acquired NP Coil Dexter Industries (Gorgonzola, Italy). NP Coil Dexter is a manufacturer and supplier of metal surface treatment products, including pretreatment...
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