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Court finds against DuPont in patent dispute with MacDermid

10:56 AM MDT | September 22, 2014 | Vincent Valk

A US district court in New Jersey issued an opinion last week siding with MacDermid in a patent dispute over flexographic imaging plates. The dispute relates to thermal processing for flexographic imaging plates, which are used in packaging materials and...


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Air Products' realignment sharpens focus on gases

Air Products will reorganize into seven segments and sharpen focus on its core industrial gas operations under a plan announced today by new chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi....

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...

Dow names new sustainability and information officers

Dow Chemical announced today that it has named Neil Hawkins corporate v.p. and chief sustainability officer, effective 1 October, and Paula Tolliver corporate v.p./business services and CIO. Hawkins will have global responsibility for the company’s...

Investment firm CIS Acquisition to acquire China's Delta Technology Holdings

CIS Acquisition (Moscow), a publicly traded investment vehicle, says it is acquiring a majority stake in Delta Technology Holdings (Hong Kong), a fine and specialty chemicals maker with assets in China, in an all-stock deal. CIS will issue 4.56 million shares...

Linde expands ultrahigh purity gases in Oregon

Linde has completed a capacity expansion of ultrahigh purity (UHP) gaseous nitrogen and UHP oxygen at its Hillsboro, OR, site. The company has also upgraded its existing infrastructure to boost capacity. Capacity costs have not been disclosed. At Medford, OR...

Trian urges DuPont to break off ag and industrial biotech operations

Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) calls on DuPont to split off its higher-growth agriculture, nutrition, and industrial biotech operations....

Shell to rebuild Moerdijk POSM plant

Shell Chemicals says it will rebuild the MSPO-2 propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) plant at the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. In a statement issued on 17 September, Shell says it has determined the cause of an explosion that destroyed the plant in June and that it “is convinced that a similar incident can be prevented from occurring again in the future.”...

PeroxyChem to raise prices for high-purity hydrogen peroxide

PeroxyChem has announced that it will raise prices for its high-purity electronics grades of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by about 31%, or 3 cts/lb, in response to rising demand from semiconductor manufacturers. PeroxyChem says it is investing in plants and...

Univar to distribute Evonik personal-care products in the northeastern US

Univar has reached an agreement with Evonik to become the exclusive distributor of Evonik’s personal-care products in the northeastern United States. Evonik, however, will continue to sell its silicone-based products directly. Financial terms of the...

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