Chemspec Europe News

Distributors acquire and invest worldwide

27th July 2021

Distributors acquire and invest worldwide

Most of the world’s largest chemical distributors have continued to grow, both by acquisition and investment, in the past month. Azelis has been the most active, with new buys in France and South Korea, while IMCD has been particularly active in Mexico and Brenntag has completed two key deals in China.

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Merck KGaA in two bioelectronics deals

13th July 2021

Merck KGaA in two bioelectronics deals

Merck KGaA has announced two separate but similar multi-year collaborations in bioelectronics with European start-ups in the space of two days. Both aim to develop neurostimulators for devices that can create localised therapeutic effects in the treatment of severe chronic diseases.

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BASF, Solvay in battery recycling initiatives

6th July 2021

BASF, Solvay in battery recycling initiatives

Two of Europe’s major chemical companies, BASF and Solvay, have separately announced investments in battery recycling. Both characterised their actions in terms of facilitating the development of a circular economy for battery materials at a time when demand from electric vehicles (EVs) is booming.

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Merger creates carbon-negative leader

29th June 2021

Merger creates carbon-negative leader

On 24 June, the last barrier to the merger between Origin Materials and the special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Artius Acquisition was passed when shareholders approved the deal. The merger had originally been announced in February.

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Tosoh plans major R&D expansion

22nd June 2021

Tosoh plans major R&D expansion

Diversified Japanese chemical company and Chemspec Europe regular Tosoh has announced plans to build and renovate some of the research facilities and the customer support centre at its Tokyo Research Centre in Ayase over the next five years. The total cost will be about ¥10 billion (€76 million).

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US government works towards ‘reshoring’ pharma production

15th June 2021

US government works towards ‘reshoring’ pharma production

Following on from an executive order in February that led to a multi-industry review of key supply chains, President Joe Biden’s administration has announced plans to tackle the US’s dependency on imports for critical medicines, particularly for COVID-19. It has launched a strategy that will seek to drive the ‘reshoring’ of some pharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Oxygen shortage slows down Indian chemical industry

8th June 2021

Oxygen shortage slows down Indian chemical industry

India’s ongoing second wave of COVID-19 infections has had a severe knock-on effect on its chemicals and related industries. As of 25 April, the Government has ordered that liquid oxygen can only be supplied for medical use and multiple chemicals producers have halted production of certain items because they are unable to source industrial oxygen.

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Multiple battery advances for Johnson Matthey

1st June 2021

Multiple battery advances for Johnson Matthey

Within the last six weeks, Johnson Matthey (JM) has opened its new Battery Technology Centre in Oxford, UK, while announcing a new commitment to fully carbon-neutral production of its eLNO nickel-rich advanced cathode materials technology by 2030 and for the whole company by 2040. It has also signed three agreements to secure the supply chain for these materials, and another in the recycling of key raw materials.

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News Archive

BASF, RWE in renewable energy deal

Three CDMOs in HPAPI advances

Croda plans strategic review of chemicals

Pharma CDMOs in multiple deals

Possible action for 290 chemicals

Clariant furthers China agenda

China approves mega-merger

BASF outlines climate neutrality roadmap

Lonza Opens New ADC Payload Manufacturing Facility

AlzChem Expands German Nitrile Production

Brenntag and Chemondis Cooperate in Digital Sales and Marketing for Chemicals

Azelis Acquires Chinese Distributor of Personal Care Ingredients

ICL Acquires Brazilian Fertiláqua

The Jordan Company Acquires PQ’s Performance Materials

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

CordenPharma Completes Colorado HPAPI Lab Expansion

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

Download White Paper: Custom manufacturing in pharma

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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