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September 30, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; today announced that it has acquired the Organic Pigment business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical Co., Ltd (JMC; Jiangsu Province, China). JMC is a leading supplier of several types of high performance pigments and pigment preparations in China. The business recorded sales of RMB 210 million (approximately...
September 30, 2013
Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, U.K.;, a leading global provider of instrumentation and expertise for materials and biophysical characterization, has acquired nanoparticle characterization company NanoSight Ltd. (Amesbury, UK; The acquisition was completed on Friday 27 September 2013. NanoSight has developed and commercialized a unique and...
September 30, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; plans to build South-East Asia's largest sodium bicarbonate plant. Located in Thailand and with a total capacity of 100,000 ton/yr, this new facility will help meet the growing demand for high quality products from the region's dynamic healthcare and food markets. Solvay will...
September 30, 2013
Shell Cansolv (Montreal, Canada; and Technip (Paris, France; have signed an agreement to leverage their respective expertise in marketing an end-to-end solution for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)...
September 30, 2013
Biesterfeld France Produits Spéciaux EURL (Rueil-Malmaison near Paris, France), the French subsidiary of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH (Hamburg, Germany;, has acquired the French company SMPC Production located in St. Ouen l‘Aumone with...
September 30, 2013
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, Pa.; has announced plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia. The company...$60-million-in-new-coatings-facility-in-Russia_11083.html
September 30, 2013
Chemical Engineering announced this year’s four honorees and the winner of the 2013 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award at an award banquet held at ChemInnovations last week in Galveston, Tex. This biennial prize that the magazine has bestowed since the early 1930s recognizes the most noteworthy chemical engineering technology commercialized anywhere in the world during 2011 and 2012...
September 29, 2013
Economic reports from this week showed mostly positive developments, but concerns remain over a potential debt-ceiling crisis and high oil prices, according to the most recent Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.;   Data on new home sales suggest that the recovery in the...
September 27, 2013
The Dow Chemical Company’s (Midland, Mich, Unipol Polypropylene (PP) Process Technology from Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics...
September 27, 2013
Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico; has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with United Petrochemical...
September 24, 2013
The U.S. economy continues to improve, with forecasts now suggesting economic expansion into 2015, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC; Washington, D.C.; monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today. The CAB is a leading economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months at cycle peaks, and four months at cycle...
September 20, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; that its U.S. affiliate, BASF Corp., has entered into an agreement to commence a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the biotechnology company Verenium Corp. (San Diego, Calif.) for $4.00 per share. Based on all outstanding shares and including all net financial liabilities, the enterprise value would be approximately $62...
September 20, 2013
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; has signed an agreement to acquire Soto Industries Inc, a privately owned company, headquartered in...
September 20, 2013
Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden;, a provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire Synatec GmbH, which provides quality-improvement solutions mainly to the...
September 20, 2013
Safic-Alcan Groupe (Puteaux, France;, an international distribution group of chemical specialties, announces today it has acquired Laserson, a...
September 20, 2013
The Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) slipped 0.1% in August, the first decline since a soft patch last November, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; The U.S. CPRI also edged down, by 0.3% in August, and chemical production was lower in all seven geographic regions for the second consecutive month, the ACC said in its latest...
September 20, 2013
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; says that Phase II of the Emirates Aluminum Smelter Complex (EMAL II) project in Abu Dhabi has achieved first hot metal nearly three months ahead of schedule. SNC-Lavalin has been contracted to provide engineering, procurement...
September 18, 2013
Wendelsheim (Germany), September 18, 2013 – Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS GmbH (EMB; Wendelsheim;, a subsidiary of Bayer Technology Services GmbH (Leverkusen, both Germany;, has acquired a worldwide license from Alfa Laval AB (Lund, Sweden; to market and manufacture ART reactor technology. With these millistructured plate reactors, which are...
September 18, 2013
Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI; Burr Ridge, Ill.;, a leader in nuclear, industrial and chemical process safety, becomes one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing laboratories and education centers in the world. With regard to industrial and chemical process safety, FAI is at the forefront for dust explosivity/combustibility testing offering a...
September 18, 2013
Henkel AG & Co. (Düsseldorf, Germany; has inaugurated the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai. With this new production facility the company is expanding its production capacity in a major...
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