Chemspec Europe News

Lonza Opens New ADC Payload Manufacturing Facility

10th November 2020

Lonza Opens New ADC Payload Manufacturing Facility

Lonza has inaugurated the first of two manufacturing suites for antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) drug-linker (payload) manufacturing at its Visp, Switzerland site.

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AlzChem Expands German Nitrile Production

6th November 2020

AlzChem Expands German Nitrile Production

AlzChem announced plans to expand nitrile production at its site in Trostberg, Germany, by up to 50% by the second quarter of 2021, due to the continuing high level of market demand. The specialty chemicals supplier said that the investment volume amounts to approximately €12 million. The currently available capacities had only been expanded in July 2019 and quickly reached 100% capacity, said AlzChem.

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Brenntag and Chemondis Cooperate in Digital Sales and Marketing for Chemicals

4th November 2020

Brenntag and Chemondis Cooperate in Digital Sales and Marketing for Chemicals

Chemicals distributor Brenntag and Chemondis, a B2B online marketplace for chemicals, plan to jointly accelerate digital sales and marketing for the chemical industry.

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Azelis Acquires Chinese Distributor of Personal Care Ingredients

2nd November 2020

Azelis Acquires Chinese Distributor of Personal Care Ingredients

Belgium-headquartered chemicals distributor Azelis has entered into an agreement to buy Bronson and Jacobs Hong Kong and its wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai, China, from owner Ixom, an Australian chemicals and water treatment distributor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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ICL Acquires Brazilian Fertiláqua

28th October 2020

ICL Acquires Brazilian Fertiláqua

Tel Aviv, Israel-headquartered ICL announced that it will acquire specialty plant nutrition company Fertiláqua from Brazilian private equity firm Aqua Capital for about $120 million. The deal boosts ICL’s specialty plant nutrition product portfolio and significantly enhances its presence in Brazil, one of the world’s fastest growing agriculture markets. The deal is expected to close by early 2021, subject to customary conditions.

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The Jordan Company Acquires PQ’s Performance Materials

26th October 2020

The Jordan Company Acquires PQ’s Performance Materials

PQ Group, a US specialty chemicals company, has agreed to sell its Performance Materials business to middle-market private equity firm The Jordan Company (TJC) for $650 million. The sale – subject to regulatory approvals and customary conditions – is expected to close by the end of 2020.

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Nouryon and Atul on Track with New Monochloroacetic Acid Plant in Gujarat

22nd October 2020

Nouryon and Atul on Track with New Monochloroacetic Acid Plant in Gujarat

Nouryon and Atul are on track to complete construction and testing of the new monochloroacetic acid (MCA) facility in Gujarat, India, this year

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CordenPharma Completes Colorado HPAPI Lab Expansion

20th October 2020

CordenPharma Completes Colorado HPAPI Lab Expansion

CordenPharma has announced the completion of a new laboratory for highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) in its Boulder, Colorado facility. CordenPharma Colorado, a former Pfizer facility acquired by the German CDMO in 2017, has extensive experience and capabilities in the development and manufacturing of high-potency APIs from clinical to commercial scale.

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Aenova Expands Production Capacities at its Tittmoning Site

Wacker Expands Capacity for Polymer Products in China

Syngenta Acquires Biologicals Producer Valagro

Siegfried Acquires Two Novartis Manufacturing Sites in Spain

Heraeus Launches new Catalyst for PEM Electrolysis

Johannes Kanellakopoulos Appointed as WeylChem’s Head of Marketing & Sales Custom Manufacturing

Clariant to Build new Catalyst Plant in China

OQ Chemicals Licenses Oxo-Technology to Duqm

Evonik Invests in C4 Production Network at Marl

IMCD Acquires South African Distributor Siyeza

AkzoNobel Acquires Stahl Performance Powder Coatings

Johnson Matthey and KBR Cooperate on Ammonia-Methanol Process

Exelixis and Catalent Collaborate on ADCs

IMCD Buys Indian Distributor Signet Excipients

Evonik Acquires Porocel for $210 Million

Sandoz to Invest more than EUR 150 million in Tirolian Site

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Momenta for $6.5 Billion

Sanofi Acquires Principia Biopharma for $3.7 Billion

Azelis Buys Israeli Specialty Chemicals Distributor Orokia

Catalent to Create a European Center of Excellence Center in Limoges

Merck Opens M Lab Collaboration Center in Shanghai

Cambrex Expands Manufacturing Capacity at Swedish Drugs Facility

CordenPharma Hikes US Peptide Manufacturing Capacity

Nouryon to Build new Hydroperoxide Plant in China

Clariant Expands Catalyst R&D Center in Palo Alto

Nouryon Completes Peroxides Expansion in Brazil

Cambrex Names Thomas Loewald as CEO

Novasep and Lysogene Team up for Gene Therapy Product

“New” Syngenta Group Launched

Lonza Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Kemira announces a long-term extension of its bleaching chemicals supply contract with UPM-Kymmene Corporation in Uruguay

Kaneka agrees to supply active pharmaceutical ingredients for Avigan®Tablet

Chemspec Europe postponed to November 2020

Thermo Fisher Scientific is Buying Qiagen

Lanxess Prepares Share Buy-Back

Nouryon and Ineos Nitriles Start Construction of new Facilities in Germany

Together for Sustainability Initiative Grows to 25 Members

Chembid Launches Premium Service for Chemical and Plastics Suppliers

Sanofi to Launch new API Producer in Europe

Fertiberia Acquired by Triton Funds

DuPont Announces Leadership Changes

Michael Zobel to Lead Saltigo

Brenntag Food & Nutrition Opens New Site in Padua, Italy

WeylChem Invests in Multi-purpose Plant Upgrade

Nouryon Acquires CMC Business from J.M. Huber

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Ajinomoto expands production of amino acid-based surfactants

OCI and ADNOC merge fertilizer operations

Orion to expand Gas Black production capacity at Cologne plant

Azelis and BASF extend distribution relationship in South Korea

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CEPSA Revamps Spanish Linear Alkyl Benzene Plant

Lonza to carve out of Specialty Ingredients

Clariant Opens new Guangzhou Masterbatch Plant

Evonik and Evolve Collaborate on 3D Printing Materials

DKSH Acquires Dutch Dols International

BASF Supports Sustainable Palm Oil Production in Indonesia

Baerlocher Finishes Expansion of its Malaysian Production Site

Givaudan to Acquire Vietnamese Flavor Company Golden Frog

Thermo Fisher Buys Irish GSK Manufacturing Site

Arkema to Acquire US Company ArrMaz

Oxea Lifts Production Capacity for Isononanoic Acid

Evonik Reorganizes Polyamide Business

Perstorp to Construct a new Sodium Formate De-icer Plant

Intermolecular to be Acquired by Merck KGaA

Brenntag Acquires Marlin Company

Umicore Expands Portfolio with Yale’s Hazari Precatalysts

Givaudan Buys Cosmetics Business of Germany’s AMSilk

BASF to Modernize Silica Plant in Duesseldorf

Prefere Resins to Buy Ineos’ Melamines and Paraform Businesses

Olon Completes Acquisition of Indian API Plant

BP, Nouryon and Port of Rotterdam Partner on Study to Produce Green Hydrogen

Altana Opens New Byk Site in Shanghai

Catalent to Acquire Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 Billion

Merck Wins Takeover Battle for Versum

Oqema Acquires Elettrochimica Valle Staffora

Evonik Expands Production of Activated Metal Catalysts in India

Eastman Chemical Acquires Marlotherm Assets from Sasol

Covestro, Genomatica Partner on Renewable Feedstocks

Dow Completes Separation from DowDuPont

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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