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October 15, 2014
Evonik Industries today opened a production plant in São Paulo State, Brazil, to make ingredients for customers in the cosmetics and consumer goods industries. The plant has the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-opens-plant-for-cosmetics-and-consumer-goods-in-Brazil_64527.html
October 15, 2014
The United Kingdom competent authority says that it will submit a restriction proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) in January 2015 to restrict...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-the-persistence-and-bioaccumulation-of-two-siloxanes_64522.html
October 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triadimenol. The deadline...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-starts-CLH-public-consultation-on-triadimenol_64521.html
October 10, 2014
Givaudan (Geneva), a leading flavors and fragrances company, says its sales reached 1.12 billion Swiss francs ($1.18 billion) in the third quarter of 2014 compared with SF1.09 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Givaudan-reports-increase-in-sales-in-third-quarter-and-first-nine-months-sustained-volume-growth-in-all-markets_64448.html
October 10, 2014
The use of fluorinated gases (F-gases) in the European Union has fallen for the third consecutive year, according to a report, Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013, published by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Fluorinated-gas-usage-in-the-European-Union-declines-for-third-consecutive-year-EEA-report_64451.html
October 10, 2014
HFO-1234yf, a next-generation fluorocarbon refrigerant, will be used in 7 million automobiles by 2015, since refrigerants currently used in mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DuPont-New-refrigerant-to-be-used-in-7-million-cars-by-2015_64393.html
October 10, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has established a new subsidiary at Sarajevo. With this subsidiary, Sika creates its own distribution and production hub to access the market directly. Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-expands-in-Bosnia_64394.html
October 10, 2014
Brenntag has agreed to acquire Chimab (Padua, Italy), a supplier of food ingredients and semifinished products for several food subsectors, including beverages, ice cream and desserts...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Brenntag-acquires-in-Italy_64395.html
October 10, 2014
WadeCo Specialties (Midland, TX), an independent oilfield chemicals firm, has acquired Elite Treating Solutions (Midland, TX) for an undisclosed sum. WadeCo’s operations are focused...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/US-oilfield-chemicals-deal_64396.html
October 8, 2014
Evonik Industries has opened a new production line for surface-treated fumed silica at its Rheinfelden, Germany site, thereby increasing the company’s global capacity by 25%. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-boosts-global-capacity-for-specialty-silicas-by-25-percent-with-expansion-at-Rheinfelden-Germany_64341.html
October 8, 2014
The biocidal products committee (BPC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted opinions on four active substances: glutaraldehyde; clothianidin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHAs-biocidal-products-committee-adopts-ten-opinions_64335.html
October 7, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it is increasing the size of its management board to three members. Christoph Schlünken, president/additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Altana-enlarges-management-board_64315.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has open a 45-day public commenting period on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for four substances: dibutyltin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-starts-public-consultation-on-four-substances-under-CLH_64293.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added oxathiapiprolin to the registry of intentions. Oxathiapiprolin is a member of the piperidinyl thiazole isoxazoline class of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Oxathiapiprolin-added-to-ECHAs-registry-of-intentions_64289.html
September 26, 2014
Process industries, such as oil and gas and chemical processing, as well as the power sector, are the key growth drivers for water treatment chemical makers. These markets have high technical demands and strong appetites for enhanced products and services, producers say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Companies-looking-to-process-industries-for-growth_63986.html
September 26, 2014
Johnson Matthey says it has acquired Catacel (Ravenna, OH), a maker of high-heat transfer catalysts for gases’ production and reactors for fuel processing in fuel cells. The deal’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Johnson-Matthey-US-acquisition_63987.html
September 26, 2014
Axalta has broken ground on a capacity expansion to produce water-based coatings at Wuppertal, Germany. The site is already the largest of Axalta’s 35 manufacturing centers, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Axalta-expanding-in-Germany_63988.html
September 26, 2014
PeroxyChem announced on 16 September that it will raise prices for its high-purity electronics grades of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by about 31%, or 3 cts/lb, in response to rising...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PeroxyChem-raising-prices_63989.html
August 29, 2014
PPG Industries’ R&D efforts are focused on automotive and  aerospace markets, as well as broader functionality for coatings. Many  of these efforts are underpinned by customers’ desire to reduce energy consumption and cost. PPG is also aiming to improve the look and feel of its coatings....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PPGs-R-and-D-effort-focuses-on-transportation-coatings-energy_63488.html
August 29, 2014
Bartek Ingredients (Stony Creek, ON) has announced a large expansion of its capacities for malic and fumaric acids and their precursor material, maleic anhydride (MA). The company will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Bartek-adds-capacity_63489.html
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