TOKYO, Aug. 31, 2015 (Press Release) -Oji Holdings Corporation (Oji) announced today that they have signed an agreement with Nikko Chemicals to launch the joint development of Cellulose Nanofibers (CNF) for cosmetic applications.Read more
ESSEN, Germany, Sept. 3, 2015 (Press Release) -Evonik Industries signed a definitive agreement for acquisition of PeroxyChem Netherlands B.V., Delfzijl, from PeroxyChem Holdings, L.P. Subject to pending approval by the cartel authorities responsible, the business with its site in the Netherlands, the 47 employees, and the customer portfolio will be transferred to Evonik at the closing of the sale. It is envisaged to close the transaction in the last quarter of 2015. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.Read more
NEW DELHI, Aug. 21, 2015 (The Hindu Business Line) -The Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on caustic soda imports from China and South Korea.
This move follows recommendation of the Designated Authority in the Commerce Ministry in its sunset review investigations.Read more
COLOMBES, France, May 29, 2015 (Press Release) -
Effective 1st July 2015, Arkema has named Richard Rowe as CEO of Arkema Inc., the group's operations in North America. Rowe succeeds Bernard Roche, CEO since 2008, who is retiring after 42 years with the Arkema organization.Read more
WESEL, Germany, May 26, 2015 (Press Release) -Dr. Stephan Glander (46) has been appointed new Managing Director of BYK-Chemie GmbH, based in Wesel, Germany, and worldwide President of BYK Additives & Instruments, the largest division in terms of sales of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA. He will take up these roles as of July 1, 2015, succeeding Dr. Christoph Schlünken, who became a member of the ALTANA Management Board in November 2014.Read more
HAMILTON, MS, May 27, 2015 (Local News) -TroNox officials say one of two of its Hamilton facilities will be closing this year, a move that will affect about 70 employees.
TroNox says its smaller facility, which makes sodium chlorate, will be shutting down in November.
The company says the action is the result of a steep decline in demand for sodium chlorate, which is used as an alternative to chlorine as a whitener for paper and pulp products.Read more
PARIS, May 7, 2015 (Press Release) -Following its binding offer, Imerys has entered into exclusive negotiations with Solvay to acquire its PCC (precipitated calcium carbonates) division comprising 4 plants in Europe (Germany, Austria, France and the United Kingdom). This business serves mainly the automotive (polymers, etc.), building (paints, coatings, sealants) and consumer goods markets (health & beauty, etc.) through specialty applications. It generated €59 million revenue in 2014.Read more