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Altana Opens New Byk Site in Shanghai

18th April 2019

Altana Opens New Byk Site in Shanghai

Byk, an affiliate of German chemical company Altana and a provider of additives and measuring instruments, is expanding its operations in the Shanghai region to meet the anticipated growth in demand in the key Chinese market. In mid-April, the chemical company opened its new site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). The Asia region accounts for one third of sales and has made a substantial contribution to Byk’s business in past decades.

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Catalent to Acquire Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 Billion

17th April 2019

Catalent to Acquire Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 Billion

US drug developer Catalent has agreed to acquire compatriot Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 billion in cash on a debt-free basis.

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Merck Wins Takeover Battle for Versum

16th April 2019

Merck Wins Takeover Battle for Versum

It looks as if Germany’s Merck KGaA has clinched the prize it was seeking, the takeover of US electronics industry supplier Versum Materials, without a protracted struggle.

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Oqema Acquires Elettrochimica Valle Staffora

11th April 2019

Oqema Acquires Elettrochimica Valle Staffora

On April 1, the Mönchengladbach, Germany-headquartered Oqema group acquired the Italian chemical distributor Elettrochimica Valle Staffora (EVS) based in the greater Milan area. EVS’ products and services ideally complement Oqema's portfolio in the business lines industrial, food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, water treatment, and rubber and resins. The current annual turnover of EVS is just under EUR 60 million.

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Evonik Expands Production of Activated Metal Catalysts in India

9th April 2019

Evonik Expands Production of Activated Metal Catalysts in India

Evonik’s business unit Catalyst has commissioned a new plant for the production of activated metal catalysts at its manufacturing site in Dombivli, India. Initially, the company plans to produce catalysts of its Kalcat brand, but in the long term also of the Metalyst brand. The production facility allows Evonik to fully utilize its capacities in Dombivli while establishing significant synergies with the activated metal catalyst production site in Germany.

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Eastman Chemical Acquires Marlotherm Assets from Sasol

8th April 2019

Eastman Chemical Acquires Marlotherm Assets from Sasol

Eastman Chemical Company has acquired the German Marlotherm heat transfer fluids manufacturing assets and associated formulations, intellectual property and customer contracts from Sasol, a South Africa-based integrated energy and chemical company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Covestro, Genomatica Partner on Renewable Feedstocks

5th April 2019

Covestro, Genomatica Partner on Renewable Feedstocks

German materials manufacturer Covestro and US biotechnology company Genomatica have signed a long-term partnership to research and develop high-performance materials based on renewable feedstocks and reduce consumption of fossil-based resources.

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Dow Completes Separation from DowDuPont

2nd April 2019

Dow Completes Separation from DowDuPont

Dow completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a global materials science company active in the segments packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. After the spin-off, Dow said it will be even better positioned to increase sales and develop innovations for its customers. Ethylene, propylene and silicones will form the basis of its value chains.

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Harke Group Buys two Chemlink Businesses

Merck KGaA Commences Tender Offer for Versum

BASF Opens Research Center for Catalysts and Processes in Ludwigshafen

Frank Wegener Joins ESIM Chemicals as Chief Executive Officer

Tronox to Sell US Titanium Dioxide Business to Ineos

DuPont to Invest in New US Production Assets for Electronic Materials

Safic-Alcan Acquires UK Chemicals Distributor Langley-Smith

Johnson Matthey, BP and Virent Collaborate in Bio-Paraxylene Project

Chemical Distribution: Brenntag and Mane Form Partnership on Perfume Oils

Azelis to Take Over Canadian Specialty Chemicals Distributor Chemroy

Brenntag Buys New England Resins & Pigments Corporation, CEO Holland to Retire 2020

Stockmeier Acquires Industrial Chemicals Business from Indukern

Evonik to Divest Methacrylates Business for €3 Billion

BioMCN to Use Green Hydrogen to Produce Renewable Methanol

Roquette to Take Control of Reverdia JV

Lonza Aligns Business Structure, Adds Executive Position

Solvay Sues Chinese Specialty Chemicals Maker Tiangang

Casale Supplies Nitric Acid Unit to Borsodchem

Azelis in pan-European Distribution Collaboration with WeylChem

German Merck to Build a New US Life Science Hub

Lonza, Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals To Produce Cannabinoid-Derived Drug Candidate

Carbios and Novozymes Form Bioplastics Alliance

BASF and Solenis Close Paper and Water Chemicals Merger

Oxea to Increase Global Production Capacity for Carboxylic Acids

Activist Investor Might Torpedo BMS-Celgene Deal

CABB Group appoints new CEO

The symbioses of cosmetics and fitness: Biesterfeld introduces its innovative new formulations

Lonza and Innosieve Diagnostics Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Rapid Bioburden Testing Technology

Vertellus: ZeMac* copolymer technology for adhesives and coatings applications

WACKER Strengthens Its Pharmaceutical-Protein Business and Buys Dutch Biotechnology Plant

FEW Chemicals receives European funding for the development of modern anti-fingerprint coatings

Robinson Brothers appoints Swan Chemical Inc. as Exclusive Distributor for Robac Technology in US and Canada

Value added by Evonik to the German economy calculated for the first time

Solvias achieves CHF 75.7 million in 2017 sales, driven by ongoing expansion in biopharmaceutical analysis

AlzChem research uncovers new synthesis route for amidines

Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Starts New Ethane Cracker in Baytown, Texas

European chemical industry calls for continued UK engagement in ECHA after Brexit

Albemarle completes sale of portion of Performance Catalysts Solutions to W. R. Grace & Co.

Evonik expands cosmetics portfolio with four new active ingredients, adds another technology platform

Lonza Group inaugurates new Research and Development Center for South America in Salto, Brazil

Chemists of Princeton University use machine learning to predict the future of chemical reactions

Haldor Topsoe: Successful start-up of world’s largest wet gas sulfuric acid (WSA) plant

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