ESSEN, Germany, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, today announces the inauguration of a new warehouse facility in Dongguan, South China. The newly built facility is located in the province of Guangdong which is one of the largest economic provinces in China. Operations have already started.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Omnova by Synthomer, both manufacturers of specialty chemicals. The approval is conditional on the divestment of a remedy package.Read more
ECLEPENS, Switzerland, Jan. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -Chuetsu Pulp & Paper, one of the largest pulp & paper producer in Japan has selected BTG to support its journey to improve the bleaching process in two of its bleaching lines by implementing MACSbleach project to optimize the bleaching chemicals usage.Read more
PARIS, Jan. 14, 2020 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan Hellas, a subsidiary of the Safic- Alcan Group, announces new distribution partnership with Evonik in Greece.
Safic-Alcan Hellas is pleased to announce that as of 1st January 2020 it will become Evonik distribution partner in Greece for the following brands and industries:
1/ AEROSIL®, AEROXIDE®, AERODISP®, SIPERNAT®, ULTRASIL®, ZEOFREE®, ZEOTHIX®, ZEOLEX®, SPHERILEX®Read more
PARIS, Jan. 13, 2020 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan, a global distributor of specialty chemicals, is pleased to announce that it has extended its distribution partnership with Eurotec in Poland, effective January 1st 2020.
The agreement covers the full range of engineering plastic compounds sold under the brands: Tecomid®, Tecodur®, Tecopet®, Tecotek®,Tecolen®, Tecoform®, Tecopeek®, Tecoflex®, Tecoket®, Tecotron®.Read more
WESEL, Germany, Jan. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -By 2025 the specialty chemicals group ALTANA will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero. Already in 2020, the company’s entire power supply will be converted to renewable energies. ALTANA will compensate for the unavoidable use of natural gas until 2025 by financing equivalent climate protection projects in the regions where CO2 emissions are generated. The same applies to offsetting CO2 emissions arising from necessary business trips, company cars, and the transport of goods.Read more
WESEL, Germany, Dec. 20, 2019 (Press Release) -The specialty chemicals group ALTANA is taking over the Swiss overprint varnish specialist Schmid Rhyner AG, thereby strategically expanding its ACTEGA division. “In acquiring Schmid Rhyner, we are continuing to systematically pursue the ALTANA strategy of generating value-creating growth through targeted acquisitions,” says Martin Babilas, CEO of ALTANA AG.Read more
LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, Dec. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Today, BASF and an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm, signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €3.17 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities.Read more