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Primus Green Energy appoints Tauber Oil as methanol offtaker

May 4, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Primus Green Energy (Hillsborough, NJ), which recently announced plans for a gas-to-liquids (GTL) methanol plant in the Marcellus Shale region, has appointed Tauber Oil Co. (Houston), an established methanol distributor, as an offtaker from its plant...

Brenntag to acquire specialties distributor in South Korea

April 29, 2016 | Ian Young

Brenntag says that it has agreed to acquire specialty chemicals distributor Whanee Corp. (Gwacheon, South Korea). Whanee serves mainly the South Korean market with a range of food and beverage ingredients with a focus on dairy, functional, and flavor-related...

Distributor Nordmann, Rassmann establishes subsidiary in Turkey

April 15, 2016 | Ian Young

Chemical distributor Nordmann, Rassmann (Hamburg) says that it has established a subsidiary in Turkey. The subsidiary named Nordmann, Rassmann Turkey Dis Ticaret (Istanbul) will begin operating in May. Nordmann, Rassmann has affiliates in 15 European...

Green Biologics signs distribution deal for renewable n-butanol and acetone

April 14, 2016 | Rebecca Coons

Green Biologics (Abingdon, UK) has tapped Acme-Hardesty, a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc. and a leading U.S. supplier of biobased chemicals, to market Green Biologics’ renewable n-butanol and acetone for applications in food ingredients...

Showa Denko signs deal with Azelis to distribute personal care ingredients in Europe

April 11, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with specialty chemicals distributor Azelis to market Showa Denko’s personal care ingredients in Europe. Azelis, under the deal, will market Showa Denko’s certain...

Specialties distributor M.F. Cachat renamed IMCD US

April 4, 2016 | Ian Young

Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) says that M.F. Cachat (Cleveland) has been renamed IMCD US, effective 1 April 2016. IMCD acquired M.F. Cachat in June 2015 and says that the acquired company has been integrated into IMCD...

IMCD opens office in Japan

March 31, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, says that it has opened an office at Tokyo to expand its presence in Asia/Pacific. IMCD has also announced that it has appointed Shunsaku Kubo as managing director of IMCD Japan...

IMCD and Ashland extend distribution agreement to Turkey

March 29, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, says that it has extended its global distribution agreement with Ashland in the coatings and construction businesses to include Turkey. Effective immediately, Turkey joins the...

Brenntag settles with EPA for alleged environmental violations

March 28, 2016 | Jing Chen

Brenntag agreed with EPA to pay a $55,000 penalty and donate $30,000 worth of emergency response equipment to a local fire department in Leesport, PA, to settle alleged oil and hazardous waste storage violations. As part of the settlement, Brenntag has...

Univar acquires Canada fertilizer distributor

March 22, 2016 | Jing Chen

Univar has announced that Univar Canada has acquired Nexus Ag (Saskatoon, SK), a wholesale fertilizer distributor. Mike Hildebrand, president/agriculture and environmental sciences at Univar Canada says that the acquisition will strengthen Univar's...

Bain Capital exits IMCD

March 22, 2016 | Ian Young

Emma Holding, an entity indirectly controlled by private equity firm Bain Capital—a shareholder in specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD (Rotterdam)—has placed 4.2 million IMCD shares at €31.25/share ($35.04) with...

Safic-Alcan takes full ownership of Turkish distributor

March 22, 2016 | Ian Young

Safic-Alcan (Paris), a leading distributor of specialty chemicals, says it has increased its stake in Interplast (Istanbul) to 100%. Interplast distributes adhesives, coatings, cosmetics, personal-care products, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and rubber across 20...

WL Ross Holding acquires Nexeo Solutions from TPG

March 21, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

WL Ross Holding (WLRH; New York), a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) run by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, has announced it has agreed to acquire Nexeo Solutions Holdings (Houston), a global distributor of chemicals and plastics and provider of...

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