Welcome To Spec Chem Online

Welcome to Specchemonline, the fine and speciality chemicals industry website brought to you by the producers of Speciality Chemicals Magazine and Chemspec Events.

As well as bringing you the latest news in fine and speciality chemicals every week, the site hosts the digital version of the print edition of the magazine and, in alternate months, the new and purely online version of Speciality Chemicals Magazine, where the focus is on business, markets and environmental issues. There is also a full and continually updated listing of relevant industry events.

We welcome any feedback about the website, particuarly if you have any ideas of subjects and companies you think we should be covering in the magazine. Please get in touch by clicking here.

Dr Andrew Warmington
Editor


Latest Industry News

Cerbios-Pharma begins lab construction

Chemical and biological labs will both double capacities

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Amber Chemicals sold to ICM

Deal creates ‘global silicones player’

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Clariant and Ashland exit ASK

Rhône Capital buys foundry chemicals JV

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BASF JVs in Asia see progress

BASF JVs in Asia see progress
Groundbreaking in Malaysia, start-ups in China

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Neuland-APIC facility complete

Site to supply APIC customers
 

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Krahn Chemie gets into Italy

Majority share in Pietro Carini

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BASF in cathode active materials JV

Two academic research programmes also announced

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Feature Articles

Results: Keeping heads above water

Fine chemicals companies generally held steady in 2013. We round up their results announcements

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Results: Battling the headwinds

Europe’s speciality chemicals firms saw volume gains wiped out by currency and pricing effects last year

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Transitioning from chemicals to customer solutions

Chemicals companies must allocate adequate resources to monitoring and understanding their markets and providing solutions to their customers’ needs, says Bogdan Comanita of MarketChemica

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Getting rid of undesirables

Catalysts are usually designed to boost production in chemical reactions but they can also be used to break down unwanted chemicals. Lou Reade reports

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Will input costs kill Europe’s chemicals industry?


The chairman of Ineos has raised the alarm over energy and feedstock costs, while shale gas makes the US ever more competitive

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Swimming with the sharks


'Activist shareholders' are putting pressure on some of the US's largest chemicals groups to break up

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Energy intensive


Whilst there have been some positive developments for the European chemicals industry recently, energy is an issue that will not go away

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