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Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Reusable Range of Shipping Solutions for Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical and Biological Shipments

Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Reusable Range of Shipping Solutions for Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical and Biological Shipments

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a new range of reusable, universal solutions for the pharmaceutical and...

Brenntag strengthens footprint in Asia Pacific by acquiring Chinese specialty chemicals distributor Wellstar Group

Brenntag strengthens footprint in Asia Pacific by acquiring Chinese specialty chemicals distributor Wellstar Group

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has signed an agreement to acquire in 2 steps 100% of the shares in specialty chemical distributor Wellstar Enterprises (Hong Kong) Company...

AkzoNobel and Itaconix finalize first bio-based polymer application agreement

AkzoNobel and Itaconix finalize first bio-based polymer application agreement

AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has finalized the first application agreement for bio-based polymers to result from its collaboration with specialty polymers company Itaconix.Announced earlier this year, the joint development agreement...

AkzoNobel planning major expansion of organic peroxide capacity in China

AkzoNobel planning major expansion of organic peroxide capacity in China

AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business is working on plans to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, during the next two years.  A project to boost the capacity...

NatureWorks Creates Performance Chemicals Division and Launches Vercet Product Line

NatureWorks Creates Performance Chemicals Division and  Launches Vercet Product Line

The new division designs, produces, and markets customizable binder resins, polyols, and chemical intermediates that help innovators within the C.A.S.E. (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) and fine chemical industries realize...

AkzoNobel makes double acquisition to strengthen leading global position in Performance Coatings

AkzoNobel makes double acquisition to strengthen leading global position in Performance Coatings

AkzoNobel has just announced the acquisition of UK-based Flexcrete Technologies Ltd and an agreement to acquire French manufacturer Disa Technology (Disatech). The deals will further strengthen AkzoNobel's global leadership position...

BASF plans significant investment in ibuprofen capacities in Germany and North America

BASF plans significant investment in ibuprofen capacities in Germany and North America

BASF plans to build a new world-scale plant to produce ibuprofen in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Ibuprofen is an active pharmaceutical ingredient that is used for treating pain, fever, and inflammation. The...

AkzoNobel increases organic peroxide capacity for North American specialty chemicals market

AkzoNobel increases organic peroxide capacity for North American specialty chemicals market

AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has taken another significant step in cementing its industry leadership in organic peroxides with the completion of an expansion project at its Polymer Chemistry production facility...

Global Dietary Supplements Market Expected to Reach US$220.3 Billion by 2022: Zion Market Research

Global Dietary Supplements Market Expected to Reach US$220.3 Billion by 2022: Zion Market Research

According to the report published by Zion Market Research, the global dietary supplements market valued at USD 132.8 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 220.3 billion in 2022 and...

Get exposure to over 6,000 pigment and TiO2 decision makers by sponsoring or exhibiting at Pigments and TiO2 2017

Get exposure to over 6,000 pigment and TiO2 decision makers by sponsoring or exhibiting at Pigments and TiO2 2017

Sponsoring or exhibiting at the co-located Pigment and Colour Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit 2017 is the perfect opportunity to raise your profile, put yourself ahead of the competition and get...

A Valmet supplied demonstration scale plant for second generation sugar extraction officially opened at Sappi Ngodwana Mill in South Africa

A Valmet supplied demonstration scale plant for second generation sugar extraction officially opened at Sappi Ngodwana Mill in South Africa

In 2016 Sappi and Valmet agreed on a joint development project to deliver a demonstration plant to Sappi Ngodwana Mill in South Africa in order to explore and optimize the...

Outokumpu delivers stainless steel quarto plate to Chinese petrochemical project

Outokumpu delivers stainless steel quarto plate to Chinese petrochemical project

Outokumpu delivers some 500 tonnes of Forta DX 2205 duplex stainless steel for the second-phase development of Jiaxing Petrochemical Co Ltd’s purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production facility in Zhejiang province,...

AkzoNobel reviewing strategic options to separate Specialty Chemicals

AkzoNobel reviewing strategic options to separate Specialty Chemicals

AkzoNobel rejects an unsolicited indicative proposal from PPG AkzoNobel, one of the world’s leading paints, coatings and chemicals companies announces a review of strategic options for the separation of its Specialty...

Ashland consolidates leadership roles as part of ongoing plan to drive profitable growth following the planned final separation of Valvoline this spring

Ashland consolidates leadership roles as part of ongoing plan to drive profitable growth following the planned final separation of Valvoline this spring

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) has just announced a consolidation of executive roles as part of its ongoing plan to drive profitable growth as a pure-play specialty chemicals company...

AkzoNobel invests €12.6 million in new innovation hub in the UK

AkzoNobel invests €12.6 million in new innovation hub in the UK

More than 100 of the coatings industry's leading scientists are being brought together by AkzoNobel in a new €12.6 million research and innovation hub which could revolutionize the company's portfolio. Located...

BASF to launch new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings

BASF to launch new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings

BASF introduces new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings. The five products from the Tinuvin® DW (N) range as well as Tinuvin® 249 will meet the increasing demand for...

Brenntag expands its industry customer service portfolio in the USA by acquiring service provider Petra Industries

Brenntag expands its industry customer service portfolio in the USA by acquiring service provider Petra Industries

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has acquired Petra Industries, located in Fairmont City, Illinois, USA. The company is providing specialized liquid and dry blending, packaging and terminal...

Innovative Chemical Products Group Announces Acquisition of MinusNine Technologies by Industrial Division

Innovative Chemical Products Group Announces Acquisition of MinusNine Technologies by Industrial Division

Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) has just announced the acquisition of MinusNine Technologies, a leading formulator and manufacturer of UV/EB coatings, adhesives, primers and specialty products for graphic arts...

Brenntag refinances syndicated loan at attractive conditions and improves maturity profile substantially

Brenntag refinances syndicated loan at attractive conditions and improves maturity profile substantially

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has refinanced its existing syndicated loan agreement at an early stage, thus extending the term. The term of the new syndicated loan...

AkzoNobel signs cooperation agreement on bio-based polymer technology with Itaconix

AkzoNobel signs cooperation agreement on bio-based polymer technology with Itaconix

AkzoNobel has signed a framework joint development agreement with specialty chemicals company Itaconix to explore opportunities for the production of bio-based polymers. With this agreement, AkzoNobel will pursue the development...

Business Drop in China

Business Drop in China

SK Global Chemical Scraps Joint Butanediol Venture Plan in China SK Global Chemical finally scrapped its plan to establish a joint venture to produce butanediol in China, which was halted for...

Imagine Chemistry: AkzoNobel launches global chemicals start-up challenge

Imagine Chemistry: AkzoNobel launches global chemicals start-up challenge

AkzoNobel is launching Imagine Chemistry, an exciting opportunity to partner with start-up firms, students, research groups and career scientists from across the world to jointly exploit the knowledge of chemistry...

Siemens and GEA partner in delivering continuous manufacturing to Pharmaceutical Industry

Siemens and GEA partner in delivering continuous manufacturing to Pharmaceutical Industry

GEA and Siemens AG announce a partnership to bring continuous manufacturing to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry by offering an integrated continuous tablet manufacturing line. The collaboration will deliver...

Mexican capacity expansion strengthens AkzoNobel's global organic peroxides business

Mexican capacity expansion strengthens AkzoNobel's global organic peroxides business

AkzoNobel has significantly strengthened its global manufacturing footprint for organic peroxides by completing a €22 million expansion of its Los Reyes production facility in Mexico.The new facility will produce Laurox...

Performance Pipe Debuts New Innovations in High Temperature Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings

Performance Pipe Debuts New Innovations in High Temperature Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings

Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, has launched a new product innovation in polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings, designed to extend PE pipe capabilities in high...

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group acquires Aflex Hose Ltd

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group acquires Aflex Hose Ltd

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group strengthens its product portfolio through the acquisition of Aflex Hose Limited. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path...

The importance of waterproof motor & drive solutions for ultra-hygienic processes

The importance of waterproof motor & drive solutions for ultra-hygienic processes

In an increasingly-competitive marketplace, operators of applications such as food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical processing are under pressure meet the highest standards of hygiene - and the repercussions of...

Leaf Resources and Novozymes launch biomass-to-sugars collaboration

Leaf Resources and Novozymes launch biomass-to-sugars collaboration

Leaf Resources’ patented biomass pretreatment process- GLYCELL – is an innovative, high-yield route to clean, economical cellulosic sugars Leaf Resources has just announced a collaboration with Novozymes, the world’s largest...

Iqarus appoints Chief Operating Officer

Iqarus appoints Chief Operating Officer

Healthcare and medical solutions company Iqarus has appointed Jeff Soal as Chief Operating Officer.  Soal is a co-founder of Iqarus and was previously its Chief Strategic Development Officer. In the...

BASF broadens portfolio of UV resins to include standard epoxy acrylates

BASF broadens portfolio of UV resins to include standard epoxy acrylates

BASF is broadening its portfolio of UV resins to include five new standard epoxy acrylates from the Laromer® EA product family. The binders are used for UV-curable coatings for the...

Avery Dennison to acquire Hanita Coatings

Avery Dennison to acquire Hanita Coatings

R&D-focused business expands Company’s capabilities in specialty films categories Avery Dennison Corporation has just announced it has agreed to acquire Hanita Coatings, a pressure-sensitive materials manufacturer of specialty films and laminates...

BASF completes sale of its industrial coatings businesses to AkzoNobel

BASF completes sale of its industrial coatings businesses to AkzoNobel

BASF has completed the sale of its global industrial coatings businesses to AkzoNobel. The transaction includes technologies, patents and trademarks, as well as the transfer of dedicated production sites in...

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of BASF's Industrial Coatings business

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of BASF's Industrial Coatings business

AkzoNobel strengthens position as global number one supplier in coil coatings AkzoNobel has finalized the acquisition of BASF's global Industrial Coatings business, which supplies a range of products for industries including...

AkzoNobel and Atul to set up Indian MCA partnership

AkzoNobel and Atul to set up Indian MCA partnership

AkzoNobel and Atul have announced their intention to jointly invest in the production of monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India, which will include setting up a world class MCA plant at...

Dow Named to Forbes’ Inaugural “Just 100” List as One of America’s Best Corporate Citizens

Dow Named to Forbes’ Inaugural “Just 100” List as One of America’s Best Corporate Citizens

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) has been named to Forbes’ inaugural “JUST 100: America’s Best Corporate Citizens in 2016” list – recognizing the Company’s strategic vision and actions to deliver...

Kemira increases prices of polymer products in Europe

Kemira increases prices of polymer products in Europe

Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increase for its polymer product line across all European countries. The adjustment will be effective January 1,...

New AkzoNobel ingredient eases regulatory pressure on detergent makers

New AkzoNobel ingredient eases regulatory pressure on detergent makers

Detergent manufacturers can now meet strict environmental regulations relating to the use of phosphates following the launch of a new ingredient developed by AkzoNobel's Chelates business. The product - Dissolvine M-40...

Synvina: Joint venture of BASF and Avantium established

Synvina: Joint venture of BASF and Avantium established

BASF and Avantium, the renewable chemistry company, has just announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), which is produced from...

New Ashland brand signals acceleration of corporate mission, organizational transformation and separation from Valvoline

New Ashland brand signals acceleration of corporate mission, organizational transformation and separation from Valvoline

Ashland has taken another important step in its plan for the future, furthering its competitive strategy following its eventual separation from Valvoline, revealing its new "Always Solving(TM)" corporate identity and...

Brenntag extends its lubricants business platform in Northeast America by acquiring division of NOCO Inc.

Brenntag extends its lubricants business platform in Northeast America by acquiring division of NOCO Inc.

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has signed an agreement to acquire the lubricants business of NOCO Inc., headquartered in Tonawanda, New York, USA. Markus Klähn, Member of the...

Former FCO Director General strengthens global perspective at Iqarus

Former FCO Director General strengthens global perspective at Iqarus

Martin Clements CMG OBE has been appointed Chairman of Iqarus, a global provider of health solutions to organisations that need to operate safely in remote and difficult environments. After an early...

“The father of Process Systems Engineering” – founding Fellow to receive Sir Frank Whittle Medal

“The father of Process Systems Engineering” – founding Fellow to receive Sir Frank Whittle Medal

A leading chemical engineer who been advancing the field of process systems engineering since the 1950s is to be honoured with the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Sir Frank Whittle Medal. Roger...

Dow Announces Start-up of Sadara Mixed Feed Cracker

Dow Announces Start-up of Sadara Mixed Feed Cracker

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has just announced that its joint venture in the Middle East – Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) – has achieved a significant milestone, starting up...

AkzoNobel's new surfactant meets stringent US EPA standards

AkzoNobel's new surfactant meets stringent US EPA standards

AkzoNobel has launched an essential new ingredient for outdoor cleaning products which successfully meets stringent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) environmental standards without compromising on performance. Developed by the company's Surface...

Sonoco ThermoSafe Acquires Laminar Medica Group

Sonoco ThermoSafe Acquires Laminar Medica Group

Expands Presence in European Temperature-Controlled Packaging Market Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco and a leading global provider of temperature-assurance packaging, has acquired the assets and operations of Laminar Medica in...