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May 23, 2014
Otsuka Chemical says it plans to build a manufacturing plant at Griffin, GA, to produce the company’s fiber-free potassium titanate product line. The products have been subject to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Otsuka-to-build-US-plant_61247.html
May 23, 2014
Sika says it will acquire the business of Klebag Chemie (Ennetbürgen, Switzerland), a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding, and flooring markets. Financial details of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-buys-Swiss-adhesives-maker_61248.html
May 23, 2014
DSM says it has opened an animal nutrition center at Bazhou, China, south of Beijing. With its focus on swine and poultry nutrition and the capabilities to conduct scientific and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/DSM-opens-animal-feed-center_61249.html
May 9, 2014
As the personal-care products industry grows increasingly globalized—dominated by multinational consumer goods makers such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and L’Oréal—a parallel trend is taking hold in many emerging markets, as local producers grow and cater to local customers....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Local-personal-care-producers-rising-in-emerging-markets_60921.html
May 9, 2014
H.B. Fuller has opened a $10-million manufacturing facility at Rionegro, Colombia, about 36 kilometers east of Medellín. The facility will supply hot melt and water-based adhesive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Fuller-opens-plant-in-Colombia_60922.html
May 9, 2014
Indian specialty chemicals maker Artek Surfin (Mumbai) announced on 30 April that it has completed acquiring all of Galata Chemicals, the former polyvinyl chloride additives business...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Artek-SurfinGalata-deal-closes_60923.html
May 7, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it increased sales in the first quarter of 2014 of €470 million ($654 million) compared with €458 million in the year-ago quarter, or 2.6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Symrise-sales-up-2-6-percent-in-first-quarter-Ebitda-rises-by-9-0-percent_60854.html
May 7, 2014
Linde says it achieved sales of €4.05 billion ($5.63 billion) in first-quarter 2014, an increase of 1.5% versus the year-ago quarter, or 7.3% after adjusting for exchange rate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Linde-operating-profit-falls-2-7-percent-on-slight-revenue-increase-confirms-2014-outlook_60848.html
May 7, 2014
Evonik says it achieved sales of €320 billion ($4.45 billion) in first-quarter 2014, close to the prior-period level of €3.21 billion, a slight organic sales growth of 1%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-Ebitda-falls-24-percent-on-organic-sales-growth-of-1-percent-reiterates-outlook-for-2014_60860.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that amendments to the the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) have now come into force. The objective of the amendments is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Amendments-to-biocidal-products-regulation-enter-into-force_60728.html
April 30, 2014
Finding ways to expand the uses of existing products in new applications will be a key growth driver for specialty chemical makers in the coming years, according to a SpecialChem (Paris) survey of industry executives....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Survey-New-applications-key-to-fueling-growth_60562.html
April 25, 2014
BASF says it is "implementing a series of measures" within its nutrition and health division, aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of its performance products segment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/BASF-restructures-nutrition-and-health-260-jobs-to-go-by-end-of-2015_60602.html
April 25, 2014
Sensient Technologies announced on 8 April that it has named Sam Lteif president of its flavors business. Lteif effectively joined the company on 7 April after 14 years at PepsiCo...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-Sensient-flavors-head_60563.html
April 25, 2014
Milliken Chemical (Spartanburg, SC) announced on 23 April that it is building new capacity for polypropylene (PP) clarifying agents at its Blacksburg, SC, site. The capacity will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Milliken-ups-PP-clarifiers_60564.html
April 25, 2014
Clariant says it will make a “significant investment” to expand its plant at Casablanca, Morocco, to increase production of polymers and chemical blends for the African and Mideast...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Clariant-expands-Morocco-plant_60565.html
April 24, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has signed an exclusive agreement to manufacture high-quality graphene products using a new process developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Thomas-Swan-says-it-has-exclusive-agreement-to-manufacture-graphene-products-using-new-process_60535.html
April 23, 2014
Researchers at the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (Amber) center at Dublin have developed a new process—which promises to be simple and affordable—to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-process-developed-for-mass-production-of-graphene_60488.html
April 17, 2014
Gottschalk: Growth in architectural paints. Kahle: Energy efficiency a focus for R&D. Paints and coatings makers are feeling optimistic about business prospects for 2014, since...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ACS-2014-Optimism-rising-in-the-coatings-industry_60379.html
April 7, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a leading cellulose fiber producer, has announced the appointment of Thomas Riegler as CFO for a period of three years, effective 1 June. Riegler is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lenzing-appoints-CFO_60144.html
April 4, 2014
Rebounding automotive and construction markets in North America are driving growth in adhesives demand, producers and analysts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/End-markets-and-new-applications-drive-solid-growth_60092.html
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