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BASF appoints CCC as distributor of its water solutions portfolio in Canada

6:04 AM MDT | September 30, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF Canada and Canada Colors and Chemicals (CCC; Toronto) have entered into an exclusive agreement for the distribution of BASF’s water solutions portfolio in Canada. The agreement is effective 1 October 2014 for Western Canada and the Maritime...


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Brenntag acquires food ingredients distributor in Italy

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, meat, and prepared foods, Brenntag announced today. Chimab is expected to...

Lanxess starts up ion exchange resins plant at Leverkusen

Lanxess has announced it has started up a new Lewatit weak acid cation (WAC) exchange resins production line at Leverkusen. The company has invested €10 million ($12.7 million) in the project and related facilities. “Demand for special cation...

Europe bans or restricts three more preservatives from cosmetic products

The European Commission has adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products. The commission's decision follows an assessment by the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety, an independent advisory body that carried out a...

Eastman completes plasticizers capacity expansion

Eastman Chemical today said it has completed its expansion of non-phthalate plasticizers capacity at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing plant. The expansion will increase production capacity of Eastman’s non-phthalate plasticizer line by 15%, to over...

Omnova earnings tumble on weakness in paper business

Omnova Solutions today reported fiscal third-quarter net income of down 80% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.8 million, or 4 cts/share, on sales down 3.5%, to $252.1 million. Adjusted income from continuing operations totaled 5 cts/share, down 73.4% and well short...

Air Liquide signs new contract to supply China's leading display manufacturer with high-purity nitrogen

Air Liquide has signed a major contract with BOE Technology Group to supply gases to BOE’s new G8.5 flat panel display device and system project located at Chongqing, China. The project, a new display production line, will be commissioned in the first...

H.B. Fuller earnings plummet on problems with Forbo integration, systems update

H.B. Fuller today reported fiscal third-quarter net income down 85.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $4 million, or 8 cts/share, on revenues up 2.4%, to $526.8 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 42 cts/share, down 43.2% YOY and well short of analysts’ consensus...

Bostik opens adhesives plant in Malaysia

Bostik, a subsidiary of Total and a leading global producer of adhesives for industrial, construction, and consumer markets, has expanded its cementitious powder manufacturing capacity with a new production plant near Johor Bahru, Malaysia, close to the...

ACC: Specialties volumes flat in August

US specialty chemicals volumes were flat sequentially in August, with volumes expanding in twelve segments and declining in fourteen. Two segments had flat volumes. Volumes grew 0.8% sequentially in July. Year-on-year (YOY), US specialties volumes rose 5.5%...

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