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January 23, 2015
The global oilfield chemicals market is expected to grow mutedly in 2015 and possibly beyond after growing rapidly in recent years, driven by the rapid development of hydraulic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Oilfield-chemicals-Cheap-oil-to-stunt-not-stop-growth_67120.html
January 23, 2015
ACC reports that specialty chemicals market volumes grew by 0.3% on a sequential basis in December 2014, following a 0.6% gain in November. Volumes were up 6.5% year-on-year (YOY) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ACC-Volumes-up-for-most-specialties-markets-in-December_67121.html
January 20, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it is collaborating with the Graphene Engineering Innovation Center (GEIC) at the University of Manchester in the design of a graphene research center...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Thomas-Swan-University-of-Manchester-collaborate-in-design-of-graphene-research-center_67004.html
January 16, 2015
Specialty chemical producers say that the rapidly falling price of oil will be a mixed blessing in 2015, although the overall outlook is largely upbeat. Executives at A. Schulman and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Oil-impacts-mixed-for-specialties-producers_66877.html
January 16, 2015
Axalta has named Aaron Weis v.p. and CIO. Weis comes to Axalta from sensor maker Sensata Technologies (Alemlo, Netherlands), where was most recently v.p. and general manager/magnetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Axalta-names-information-exec_66878.html
January 16, 2015
DSM says that its personal-care business has signed a distribution agreement with Mascot Universal (Mumbai) that became effective 1 January. Mascot, founded in 1969, has an extensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-India-distribution-deal_66879.html
January 16, 2015
H.B. Fuller has agreed to acquire Continental Products Limited (Nairobi), an industrial adhesives maker active in eastern and Central Africa, for an undisclosed sum. Continental...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Fuller-Africa-acquisition_66880.html
January 16, 2015
Cabot Microelectronics has announced new executive appointments. Yumiko Damashek, currently v.p./Asia and Japan, has been named v.p./operations and quality, replacing Adam Weisman...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Cabot-Micro-executive-shuffle_66881.html
January 14, 2015
The market for flame retardants remains challenged as the global electronics market continues to be sluggish in the face of weak demand in Europe. Some areas of stronger growth exist in industrial electronics applications, such as automotive....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Flame-retardants-Weak-growth-amid-shifts-in-demand-and-products_66698.html
January 9, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has appointed Ulrich Küsthardt as new chief innovation officer, effective from the beginning of this year. Küsthardt says that he plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-appoints-new-chief-innovation-officer_66709.html
January 9, 2015
ACC reports that US specialty chemical market volumes increased 0.6% sequentially in November 2014 after an equivalent sequential gain in October. Volumes are up 6.9% on a year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ACC-Specialties-market-volumes-rise-0-6-percent-in-November_66699.html
January 9, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries has signed an agreement to acquire Vitiva (Markovci, Slovenia) for about $10.0 million. Vitiva produces and markets natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Frutarom-acquisition-in-Slovenia_66700.html
January 9, 2015
Evonik Industries named Tammo Boinowitz head of personal care, effective 1 January, the company says. He succeeds Deitmar Moll, who Evonik says is moving into a new role involving...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-names-personal-care-chief_66701.html
December 19, 2014
Brenntag said on 10 December it had agreed to acquire SurtiQuímicos (Bogotá), a distributor of specialty chemicals. The company operates with facilities at Bogotá and Medellín...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Brenntag-buys-in-Colombia_66335.html
December 19, 2014
DSM says that it has appointed Ilona Haaijer as president and CEO/food specialties, one of the five global divisions of DSM. Haaijer will succeed Hans Christian Ambjerg, who is moving...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-DSM-foods-head_66334.html
December 19, 2014
Developing markets, including China, India, and Latin America, will be the key growth markets for flavors and fragrances (F&F) manufacturers, according to a new IHS report. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Developing-markets-drive-growth-as-naturals-gain-in-US_66332.html
December 19, 2014
Eastman Chemical has completed the acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating (Martinsville, VA). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The deal was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Eastman-completes-films-deal_66333.html
December 12, 2014
Honeywell says its thermal interface materials (TIMs), which transfer thermal energy from the chip to the heat sink, where it is dissipated into the surrounding environment, are being adopted by leading smartphone, tablet, and other mobile-device manufacturers....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Honeywell-tackles-chip-challenges-with-new-PCMs_66133.html
December 11, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has today announced the start-up of its integrated pilot plant for the production of Elicarb graphene products. The company will use the plant to produce high...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Thomas-Swan-announces-successful-start-up-of-graphene-pilot-plant_66080.html
December 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two biocidal active...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-launches-CLH-consultations-on-two-biocidal-active-substances_66033.html
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