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April 24, 2015
Cascades (Quebec City) plans to build a biorefinery at its Norampac-Cabano facility at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, PQ, to extract hemicellulose from wood chips, it says. The biorefinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Biorefinery-planned-for-Quebec_69755.html
April 24, 2015
Flotek Industries (Houston) and Solazyme (South San Francisco) say that they have entered into agreements to globally commercialize Flocapso, an advanced drilling fluid additive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Solazyme-signs-lubricant-deal_69756.html
April 24, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Technip’s France arm to develop the industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/L-methionine-development-deal_69757.html
April 24, 2015
Roquette (Lestrem, France), a major producer of starch, has announced that its new unit for producing isosorbide at Lestrem is fully operational. The unit has a capacity of 20,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Isosorbide-plant-comes-online_69758.html
April 23, 2015
Water treatment firm U.S. Water Services (St. Michael, MN) will sharpen its focus in the power-generation market while continuing to pursue market share gains through acquisitions and integrating water treatment chemicals and services as part of Allete (Duluth, MN), the company says. Allete owns utilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as assets in wind power and coal....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/U-S-Water-to-sharpen-focus-on-power-market-under-Allete_69538.html
April 23, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization that produces pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, has today announced the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Recipharm-appoints-new-boss-for-Italian-unit_69712.html
April 17, 2015
Nitroalkanes and derivatives maker Angus Chemical (Buffalo Grove, IL) has ambitious growth plans now that it has separated from Dow Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Angus-Chemical-aims-high-on-back-of-product-portfolio_69211.html
April 17, 2015
A. Schulman says it will establish a new masterbatch production facility near Istanbul and with capacity for 40 million lbs/year of additive, white, and breathable masterbatches for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Schulman-expands-in-Turkey_69539.html
April 17, 2015
Clariant says that it has appointed John Gordon as the global head of the company’s mining solutions business. Gordon brings more than 15 years of industry experience to his new role...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-Clariant-mining-chief_69540.html
April 17, 2015
RPM says it has acquired Morrells Woodfinishes (Stockport, UK), a major manufacturer of wood finishes in the United Kingdom. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/RPM-buys-two-UK-companies_69541.html
April 16, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says that Harry Swan, its managing director, has been appointed to the governing board of Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Harry-Swan-appointed-to-governing-board-of-Innovate-UK_69468.html
April 15, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Technip's France arm to develop the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/METabolic-EXplorer-signs-MOU-with-Technip-to-develop-biobased-L-methionine_69434.html
April 15, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it is expanding its production network with the opening of a new factory in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in April 2015. The plant will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Tikkurila-opens-plant-based-on-novel-production-concept-in-Kazakhstan_69436.html
April 14, 2015
Delo Industrial Adhesives (Windach, Germany), which produces adhesives and application technologies for a wide range of industries, says it achieved sales revenues of €74 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Delo-Industrial-Adhesives-reports-sales-grew-24-percent-in-2014-aims-to-increase-workforce-by-15-percent_69403.html
March 27, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) said today it has appointed Angelo Quabba as CFO and a member of the company’s executive committee, effective 1 August. Quabba is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Gurit-appoints-CFO_68963.html
March 25, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Wilton, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, today announced its interim results for the six months ended 31 January. The company reports a loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Applied-Graphene-Materials-reports-loss-plans-expansion-of-production-capacity_68884.html
March 24, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced that revenues rose to €3.7 million ($4.04 million) in 2014, up from €700,000 in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/METabolic-EXplorer-increases-sales-operating-income-reduces-net-loss_68851.html
March 24, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Gevo-licenses-iosbutanol-technology-to-Praj-Industries_68849.html
March 20, 2015
Altana (Wesel, Germany) announced today sales of €1.95 billion ($2.09 billion) in full-year 2014 compared with sales of €1.77 billion in 2013, an increase of 11% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Altana-acheives-double-digit-sales-and-Ebitda-growth-in-2014_68781.html
March 20, 2015
Leading specialty chemical manufacturers report positive volume trends during fourth-quarter 2014 and say that the market should grow in 2015. Firms are largely optimistic about North...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Diversified-specialties-leaders-see-positive-volume-trends_68737.html
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