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March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for E-glass fibers, glass fibers, and dicyclohexyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-for-glass-fibers-E-glass-fibers-and-dicyclohexyl-phthalate_59337.html
March 4, 2014
Ecolab has announced the acquisition of AK Kraus & Hiller Schädlingsbekämpfung (Allershausen, Germany). Kraus & Hiller had annual sales of approximately $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Ecolab-acquires-pest-elimination-company-in-Germany_59292.html
March 2, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operations of DuPont, says it is to invest $60 million to build a next-generation plant to expand its production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Axalta-Coating-Systems-to-invest-$60-million-in-waterborne-coatings-Germany_59250.html
February 21, 2014
Large consumers of palm oil, including many personal-care chemical makers, are ramping up programs to trace palm oil back to its source. BASF announced on 17 February that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sustainable-palm-oil-Traceability-a-new-priority_58969.html
February 21, 2014
Addivant (Middlebury, CT) has announced plans to expand phosphate antioxidants at its Pyongtaek, South Korea, facility; capacity has increased by 40% thus far. Additional expansion is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Addivant-ups-antioxidant-capacity_58970.html
February 21, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials says its quartz segment is raising capacity for its tantalum carbide (TaC) coatings, citing rising demand from electronics applications, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Momentive-expands-TaC-coatings_58971.html
February 21, 2014
Sigma-Aldrich says that it has appointed Darryl Goss as president of SAFC Hitech. SAFC Hitech is the electronic chemical division within SAFC Commercial and focuses on providing custom...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/New-SAFC-Hitech-head_58972.html
February 10, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) reports an operating loss of €4.2 million ($5.73 million) in the fourth quarter 2014 compared with an operating loss of €3.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Tikkurila-reports-4-2-percent-operating-loss-sales-drop-4-percent-in-fourth-quarter-2013_58693.html
February 7, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria) says it has appointed Robert van de Kerkhof to its management board, with effect 1 May. Van de Kerkhof will serve as chief commercial officer, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Lenzing-appoints-van-de-Kerkhof-as-member-of-management-board_58670.html
February 7, 2014
Attendees and exhibitors at this year’s InformEx USA, held 21–24 January at Miami Beach, FL, were optimistic about the direction of the fine chemicals and contract manufacturing industries. Producers note that economic conditions continue to improve and that some sector-specific drivers have turned in the industry’s favor....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/InformEx-2014-Rising-certainty-despite-challenges-for-pharma_58617.html
February 7, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operation of DuPont, has announced plans to more than double waterborne coatings capacity at its Guarulhos, Brazil, site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Axalta-boosts-Brazil-capacity_58618.html
February 7, 2014
Koda Distribution Group (KDG) has announced that it has acquired The DeWolf Companies (Warwick, RI), which consist of DeWolf Chemical, Glenn, and Tempo Canada ULC. DeWolf focuses on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Koda-acquires-personal-care-line_58619.html
February 7, 2014
KMG Chemicals says that it has named Marcelino Rodriguez as corporate controller and chief accounting officer, effective 24 February. Rodriguez will oversee corporate accounting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/KMG-names-accounting-chief_58620.html
February 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested comments from interested parties on hazard classifications open for public consultation on two substances, tert-butyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/ECHA-requests-comments-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-for-t-butyl-hydroperoxide-thiacloprid_58540.html
February 4, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has acquired DSM's polypropylene wax emulsions business. The deal includes technology and customer-specific know-how, Altana says. The products can be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Altana-acquires-DSMs-polypropylene-wax-emulsion-business_58535.html
January 24, 2014
Evonik Industries says that it has realigned Creavis, its strategic innovation unit, as of 1 January. The aim, according to Evonik, is “to enable Creavis to work faster, more flexibly, and more dynamically....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Evonik-to-realign-Creavis-its-strategic-innovation-unit_58260.html
January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Elevance-hires-Kumpf-as-chief-technology-officer_58293.html
January 17, 2014
On 21 February 2015, the most widely used general-purpose polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plasticizer, di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), also known as dioctyl phthalate (DOP), will not be able to be used in the European Union in any production processes, including the production of articles containing DEHP, unless authorization has been granted under the union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals program....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Does-sunset-for-DEHP-bring-dawn-of-alternative-plasticizers-Higher-molecular-weight-phthalates-Development-over-next-five-years_58043.html
January 14, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its 2013 sales were 5.14 billion Swiss francs ($5.7 billion), compared with SF4.83 billion in 2012, an increase of 9.4% in local currencies. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/specialty_chemicals/Sika-reports-2013-sales-of-$5-7-billion-up-9-4-percent_57953.html
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