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November 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-cyclohexane-14-dicarboxylic-acid_56974.html
November 22, 2013
Paints and coatings manufacturers and analysts are looking ahead to a solid 2014, with continued growth in North America, relatively strong emerging markets, and some stabilization in Europe. Interest in M&A is also expected to continue, while paint makers hope raw material prices remain stable next year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Market-conditions-point-to-steady-rebound_56858.html
November 22, 2013
Wacker has announced plans to acquire a production site for bioengineered pharmaceutical proteins, or biologics, from BioNet Ventures. The deal covers Wacker’s acquisition of Scil...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Wacker-biologics-acquisition_56859.html
November 22, 2013
KMG Chemicals v.p. and CFO John Sobchak is will depart to pursue other interests after the company files its annual report in December, KMG says. Sobchak has been CFO since 2001. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/KMG-Chemicals-CFO-departs_56860.html
November 22, 2013
3M says that it is scaling up manufacturing facilities in China and Singapore to support its window film business. The two locations will help meet growing regional demand for 3M’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/3Ms-new-window-films-plants_56861.html
November 22, 2013
Mossi Ghisolfi Group’s (Tortona, Italy) M&G Chemicals subsidiary says it will build the world’s first biomass-to-glycols biorefinery, near Fuyang, Anhui Province, China....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/M-and-G-Chemicals-plans-worlds-first-biomass-to-glycols-plant_56862.html
November 22, 2013
Algal oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) reports a net loss of $30.7 million for its fiscal third quarter compared with a net loss of $22.5 million in the year-ago period. Excluding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Solazyme-reports-higher-revenue-and-updates-time-line-for-Moema-start-up_56863.html
November 22, 2013
MYBiomass (Selangor, Malaysia) plans to begin production at its industrial biorefinery at Johor, Malaysia, by the end of 2016 with the groundingbreaking for the project scheduled to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Malaysian-firm-plans-biorefinery_56864.html
November 22, 2013
Elevance Renewable Sciences says it has authorized the next significant stage of its second world-scale biorefinery at Natchez, MS, following “robust customer activity and demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Elevance-advances-Natchez-plant_56865.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for tert-dodecanethiol (TDM). The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-tert-dodecanethiol_56727.html
November 12, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it will change its external reporting structure by reducing to two reporting segments instead of the previous four. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Tikkurila-to-change-reporting-structure-from-2014_56638.html
November 8, 2013
Makers of chemicals for the personal-care and home-care markets typically have an eye on sustainability—but not just their own sustainability goals and programs. Consumer goods giants, such as Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Unilever, have developed robust sustainability goals and programs, and these efforts often have a direct impact on suppliers....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Consumer-goods-giants-lead-sustainability-push_56543.html
November 8, 2013
DuPont says it has opened the second phase of its China R&D center at the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, at Shanghai. The center will house an additional 150 researchers, and the floor...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DuPont-expands-China-R-and-D_56545.html
November 8, 2013
Sigma-Aldrich says its SAFC Commercial custom manufacturing services business unit has entered into a services agreement with CatScI (Cardiff, UK), a catalysis company focused on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/SAFC-catalysis-partnership_56546.html
November 8, 2013
PPG Industries has named Diane Kappas v.p./Americas for the protective and marine coatings business, effective 1 December. Jane Valenta, meanwhile, has been appointed v.p./environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/PPG-names-coatings-EHS-leaders_56547.html
November 7, 2013
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Germany have called for the speedy formation of a new federal government, so that important reforms can be implemented, says industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/VCI-calls-for-rapid-reform-of-renewable-energy-laws-opposes-any-increase-in-tax_56344.html
November 7, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says "its profitability was at a record-high level in third-quarter 2013." Ebit before non-recurring items was €33.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Tikkurila-posts-record-third-quarter-profitability_56525.html
November 5, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has increased Ebitda 10%, to €290.2 million ($392 million) in the first nine months of 2013. Group sales rose 10%, to €1.4 billion, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-posts-10-percent-increase-in-sales-Ebitda_56446.html
November 4, 2013
Gurit (Zürich) has posted a 16.8% drop in sales, to 76.1 million Swiss francs ($83.4 million), in third-quarter of 2013 compared with SF91.5 million in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Gurits-third-quarter-sales-fall-17-percent-YOY-but-rise-11-percent-sequentially_56412.html
October 30, 2013
Syngenta says it has registered Fortenza, a novel insecticide for use on soybean, corn, and sunflower, in Argentina. The company says that further registration is pending in several...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Syngenta-launches-insecticide-for-seed-treatment_56311.html
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