Hot topics in Indo-industry: A review of ChemSpec India

Published: April 27, 2017

We uncover trends and opportunities in domestic and global markets at ChemSpec India 2017, talking to Auchtel Products, Carbosynth, Deepak Nitrite,Elkay Silicones, Elsevier, Gharda Chemicals, Global MSDS, Godavari Biorefineries, Indenta Chemicals, Infotox, Krishna Antioxidants, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Neogen Chemicals, Prasol Chemicals and others…

Clariant’s influences in personal care

Published: April 17, 2017

Nicolas Lasbistes, Global Technical Marketing Manager for Personal Care, Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties, tells Speciality Chemicals Magazine about current influences, trends and directions for Clariant at in-cosmetics Global, which took place in London, UK, on 4th to 6th April.

WACKER’s multiple launches for coatings

Published: April 17, 2017

At the European Coatings Show (ECS), which took place in Nuremberg, Germany, on 4th to 6th April, WACKER presented pyrogenic silica grades for paint, coating and adhesive applications, sustainable silicone resins for new weathering- and heat-resistant coatings, a new dispersion for fireproof coatings, and a new binder for high-end digital printing inks.

Cosmetics M&As worth over €3 billion

Published: April 17, 2017

ThinkingLinking, the cross-border M&A firm that applies predictive analytics to investors, has released its report based on a 5-year study of global consolidating among cosmetic ingredients producers. The report shows rationalization of the fragmented global map through 50 deals worth over €3 billion.

SETAC Europe 2017 preview

Published: April 17, 2017

The SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting will take place in Brussels on 7-11 May 2017. The theme of this year’s program, ‘Environmental quality through transdisciplinary collaboration’, reflects SETAC's mission to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.

Archroma: excellence in surface & coating technology

Published: April 17, 2017

Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals, has opened its new Global Centre of Excellence for Surface and Coating Technology. The Centre, based in Bradford, UK, underlines Archroma’s ambition to bring new barrier solutions to the packaging and specialty paper markets. Andy Bell, Global Head of Product Management Barrier, Coatings & Deposit Control, Packaging & Paper Specialties Business, spoke to us about the new opening and how it extends Archroma’s abilities and offerings.

The future of sustainability at Circa

Published: April 17, 2017

Circa uses cellulosic waste to manufacture sustainable products that have the potential to replace conventional toxic and/or non-environmentally friendly chemicals commonly used in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and material science sectors. Tony Duncan, CEO and co-founder of Circa Group, spoke to Speciality Chemicals Magazine about the company and his plans for the future.

Foaming with success

Published: April 03, 2017

Zotefoams, a world leader in cellular materials technology, announced its financial results for the year ended 31st December 2016 in March. David Stirling, CEO of Zotefoams, spoke to Speciality Chemicals Magazine about the results, the company’s newest sites in China and the US, and other recent developments. Zotefoams is headquartered in the UK, with three additional manufacturing sites in the USA, and one in China. Using a process with environmentally-friendly nitrogen expansion, Zotefoams produces lightweight AZOTE polyolefin and ZOTEK high-performance foams. The company uses its own cellular materials to manufacture T-FIT advanced insulation for industrial markets, and it owns patented MuCell microcellular foam technology for extrusion applications. CEO David Stirling (DS) spoke to Sarah Harding (SH) about Zotefoams, the latest financial results, and strategic developments at the company.

ExxonMobil Isopar launch

Published: April 03, 2017

ExxonMobil has completed a new Isopar production unit in the south of England, strengthening the company’s range of specialized chemical products. The development allows Isopar production to be consolidated to one site, while improving flexibility and adding capacity to meet growing global chemical demands.

SONGWON ends a good year with steady growth

Published: April 03, 2017

SONGWON Industrial Group has released financial results for the 2016 financial year. In terms of sales, it was a very positive year overall for the organization, with almost all product lines contributing to the Group’s growth despite the ongoing challenging economic environment. Sales in 2016 totalled $622 million, with gross profit margin widening to 25.6%.



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