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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Dow-Plans-Cellulose-Ether-Production-Site-in-Asia_39805.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lubrizol-Acquires-Botanical-Extracts-Maker-Active-Organics_39807.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sensient-Plans-Inkjet-Inks-Expansion-at-Morges_39806.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Momentive-Sues-Chinese-Manufacturer-of-Glycidyl-Esters_39808.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/3M-Opens-Glass-Bubbles-Facility_39809.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/AkzoNobel-Completes-SSCP-Deal_39810.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PolyOne-Antimicrobial-Alliance_39811.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Eastman-Adds-Regalite-Capacity_39812.html
December 16, 2011
A renewable chemicals firm has been spun out of Yale University to develop and commercialize a new class of surfactants for a range of consumer and industrial products. P2 Science (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Yale-Center-Founds-Renewable-Surfactants-Firm_39845.html
December 9, 2011
Kerry Group (Tralee, Ireland) has acquired Cargill’s global flavors business for $230 million, a deal it says strengthens its capability to provide products serving the food and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Kerry-Group-Acquires-Cargills-Global-Flavors-Business_39621.html
December 9, 2011
Capturing Growth: AkzoNobel says the investment will help it meet growing demand in China. AkzoNobel announced recently that it will invest about €60 million ($84 million) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/AkzoNobel-Adds-Auto-and-Aerospace-Coatings-Capacity_39622.html
December 9, 2011
Royal Adhesives & Sealants (South Bend, IN), owned by private-equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York), has agreed to acquire Craig Adhesives & Coatings (Newark, NJ), a supplier...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Arsenal-Capital-Adds-to-Adhesives-Portfolio_39623.html
December 9, 2011
Kiri Industries (Ahmedabad, India), a manufacturer of dyes and dye intermediates, formerly known as Kiri Dyes & Chemicals informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has acquired...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Kiri-Acquires-Taiwanese-Firm_39624.html
December 9, 2011
W.R. Grace says it has completed an expansion of silica gels production capacity at its Sorocaba, Brazil facility. The additional capacity will help Grace meet growing demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Grace-Adds-Silica-Gel-Capacity_39625.html
December 9, 2011
Avantor Performance Materials (Phillipsburg, NJ), formerly Covidien’s Mallinckrodt Baker unit, says it has opened a technology center in Chubei City, Taiwan for fab process...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Avantor-Opens-Taiwan-Tech-Center_39626.html
December 9, 2011
Rockwood Holdings says its Chemetall Lithium India (Mumbai) business unit has opened a butyllithium production facility at the Dahej special economic zone in the state of Gujarat...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Rockwood-Adds-Butyllithium_39627.html
December 9, 2011
AkzoNobel and Fluorchemie (Frankfurt) have formed CF Carbons (Frankfurt), an equally owned joint venture producing the fluorocarbon HCFC22 (‘R22’). Financial details were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/R22-Fluorocarbon-JV-Formed_39628.html
November 26, 2011
Brine Breakthrough: Yielding low-cost lithium. A California start-up backed by trading giant Itochu (Tokyo) says it can produce large volumes of lithium and other valuable minerals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Start-up-Challenges-Lithium-Firms-with-Bolt-on-Process_39268.html
November 26, 2011
The U.S. market for paints and coatings is growing at an estimated annual rate of 7.8% and is expected to be worth $26.2 billion in 2015, according to a study by The Freedonia Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/U-S-Paints-and-Coatings-Demand-Forecast-to-Exceed-$26-Billion-in-2015_39269.html
November 26, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has signed a deal with Method Products, a provider of environmentally friendly home and personal care products to big box...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Amyris-Method-Products-Ink-Deal_39270.html
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