STAMFORD, CT, Dec. 10, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today confirmed receipt of an Initial Decision by the Federal Trade Commission’s chief administrative law judge (ALJ) that the proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (Cristal) may substantially lessen competition for the sale of chloride-based TiO2 in North America. Tronox, Cristal and INEOS Enterprises A.G.Read more
CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2018 (Chicago Tribune) -Whole Foods Market, Amazon.com's grocer that has spurned artificial flavors and antibiotic-laden meat, says it's now working to remove a cancer-linked chemical from some of its food packaging.Read more
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, Dec. 10, 2018 (Business Wire) -Ingevity Corporation today announced it has reached an agreement with Perstorp Holding AB to acquire the Capa caprolactone division of Perstorp in a cash transaction valued at approximately €590 million (approximately $675 million). The acquisition is subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and Ingevity expects to close on the transaction late in the first quarter of 2019.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of joint control over a newly created joint venture combining Solenis and BASF's global paper and water chemicals business ("BASF DOM") by BASF SE ("BASF") of Germany and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. ("CD&R") of the US. BASF DOM supplies wet-end paper chemicals and water treatment chemicals. Solenis, a portfolio company of CD&R, is a specialty chemical company providing process and water solutions. The joint venture will also be active in these sectors.Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso has an investment under way to meet the growing demand for wood-based textiles and significantly increase the dissolving pulp capacity of its Enocell Mill in Finland; dissolving pulp is used as a raw material in the textile industry. Stora Enso promotes wood-based innovations together with its customers and partners.Read more
YORK, UK, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Biotechnology company Circa Group has received authorisation from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to manufacture or import up to 100 tonnes/year of its bio-based solvent Cyrene in the European Union, after receiving REACH Annex VIII approval.Read more
LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, Dec. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -At the 2019 European Coatings Show (ECS), which is going to take place in Nuremberg from March 19 to 21, BASF experts and specialists from BTC, the European distribution organization of BASF, will present new raw materials for the coatings, paint and construction industries at booth 523 in hall 7A. The broad range of products offered by BASF includes dispersions, resins, additives, light stabilizers, antioxidants, pigments, hardeners, cross-linking agents, reactive diluents and solvents.Read more
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Nov. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Dring IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2018, Sun Chemical will highlight its latest strategic partnerships and acquisitions as well as the latest offerings from its wide portfolio of solutions for printed electronics, displays, electroluminescent lighting, smart sensors, packaging, printed circuit boards, and electronics manufacturing.Read more
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC , Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Ingevity has announced a general price increase for all tall oil fatty acid, tall oil rosin, rosin derivatives, distilled tall oil, and lignin dispersant products. The increase is due to continued inflationary pressures and will range from 7 to 12 percent for all products.
The new prices will be effective January 1, 2019, or as contracts allow.
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