IHS Chemical Week

Specialty chemical company AlzChem plans IPO for first half of 2017

January 17, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

AlzChem, a producer of fine and specialty chemicals, is planning an initial public offering in the regulated market of the Frankfurt stock exchange in the first half of this year, the company has announced. Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking and Baader Bank will manage the IPO as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners. Co-lead manager is ODDO Seydler Bank....

Givaudan acquires flavors company Activ International

January 17, 2017 | Natasha Alperowicz

Givaudan said today that it has acquired Activ International (Bienne, Switzerland), a company that provides natural and organic flavors, marine extracts, seafood and vegetable based culinary solutions....

AkzoNobel opens powder coatings facility in China

January 17, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

AkzoNobel has officially opened an €11-million powder coatings facility at Chengdu in western China. The investment reflects the Chinese government's Western Development Policy that has prompted rapid industrial growth in western China, AkzoNobel says...

Merck KGaA shuffles business leaders

January 17, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced a number of changes in executive leadership involving transfers between the businesses and group functions. Michael Heckmeier will become head of the display materials business unit within performance materials...

Endocrine disruptors: EFSA asks stakeholders to join consultation group

January 13, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it is seeking representatives from stakeholder organizations to support developing its guidance document on identifying endocrine disruptors in pesticides and biocides. The document is being drafted...

Merck KGaA signs collaborations, makes acquisition in the US

January 13, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

OSCHMANN: Pursuing cross-fertilization across sectors. Photo : Merck KGaA. Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced two collaborations with organizations in the United States. The collaborations are aimed at fostering innovation across its business...

European court dismisses appeal against feed phosphate cartel fine

January 13, 2017 | Ian Young

The European Union's Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal by Timab Industries (Dinard, France) against a decision by the European Union's General Court to uphold the European Commission fining Timab for participating in a price-fixing cartel for animal...

Honeywell's research chemicals division launches B2C online store, targets rapid delivery of small volumes

January 12, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Honeywell launched in late 2016 its Honeywell Research Chemicals division, including several of the brands and research chemical businesses that the company acquired from Sigma-Aldrich almost one year earlier for €105 million. The rest of the acquired...

Delo adds management board member

January 12, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

Family-owned company Delo Industrial Adhesives (Windach, Germany) has announced the appointment of Robert Saller to its management board as a managing director. Saller joins the existing managing partners Sabine and Wolf-Dietrich Herold on Delo’s board...

Nano Dimension produces rigid, multi-layer PCBs using 3D printing

January 12, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

Nano Dimension (Ness Ziona, Israel) says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies, has produced a series of multi-layered rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs) that are connected through printed flexible conductive connections using 3D...

Clariant provides catalysts for ammonia plants in Indonesia (updated)

January 11, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

Clariant has announced it is providing catalysts for two major ammonia production plants in Indonesia. The new projects combine a range of Clariant catalysts for producing ammonia in cooperation with the process technology of its licensing partner KBR. The...

Chembond Chemicals acquires remaining stake in Malaysia JV

January 11, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Chembond Chemicals (Mumbai, India) has entered into a share purchase agreement with i-Chem Solution (Puchong, Malaysia) and I Chembond Water Malaysia, according to a company filing. Under the agreement, Chembond is to acquire i-Chem's 49% stake in the joint...

DuPont invests $60 million to boost cultures capacity in Europe

January 11, 2017 | Ian Young

DuPont's nutrition and health business has announced plans to increase manufacturing capacity for cultures in Europe. The company will invest $60 million across three cultures production sites in the region to meet increasing demand for frozen and...

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