AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , July 20, 2018 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals finalized an agreement today to acquire Brazilian firm Polinox, South America's leading producer of ketone peroxides, essential in the manufacture of polymers. The acquisition will expand the company's footprint in South America, and establish it as one of the region's leading producers of curing systems for polyester thermoset resins. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.Read more
STAMFORD, CT , July 16, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced it has submitted to the European Commission definitive agreements with Venator Materials PLC (“Venator”) to divest its 8120 paper-laminate product grade currently supplied to European customers from Tronox’s Botlek facility in the Netherlands.Read more
REINACH, Switzerland, July 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has officially inaugurated its new Global Competence Center for Whiteness in Prat, near Barcelona, Spain.
The Center, which opened on July 5, 2018, further establishes Archroma as a global whiteness leader and underlines Archroma’s ambition to bring new, innovative whiteness and brightness solutions to the specialty paper and packaging markets.Read more
HELSINKI, July 11, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, announces price increases for sizing technologies globally.
Effective immediately or as contracts allow, the price of FennoSize ASA and AKD based offerings will increase by up to 15%.
The decision is triggered by continuous cost increases of raw materials, energy and logistics, and regulatory compliance requirements combined with limited availability of key raw materials which are used in the manufacturing of these technologies.Read more
STAMFORD, CT , July 4, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited ("Tronox" or the "Company"), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced that it has received conditional approval from the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide ("TiO2") business of Cristal, a privately held global chemical and mining company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The approval is contingent upon the divestiture of the paper-laminate product grade currently supplied to European customers from the Company's Botlek facility in the Netherlands.Read more
BRUSSELS, July 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Cristal by Tronox, both major suppliers of titanium dioxide pigment. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Tronox.Read more
HELSINKI, July 5, 2018 (Press Release) -UPM has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a chemical industry initiative that promotes and improves sustainability practises within its supply chains. By joining the initiative the member companies share a wide coverage of supplier data, such as audit reports and sustainability assessments performed by independent experts.Read more
ESSEN, Germany, July 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Brenntag (WKN A1DAHH), a global leader in chemical distribution, has signed an agreement with Canada Colors and Chemicals Ltd. to acquire the company’s chemicals distribution business (“CCC”). Headquartered in Toronto, CCC offers a full-line portfolio with operations in the main industrial areas across all of Canada. CCC serves a highly diversified customer base in industries such as Life Sciences, Water Treatment, Coatings, Construction, Energy and Mining.Read more