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ChemSpec fuels growth in PIB portfolio

Published: June 26, 2017

In response to the significant growth trajectory anticipated in the global polyisobutylene (PIB) market, ChemSpec (Uniontown, OH), a member of the Safic-Alcan Group family of companies, continues to expand its portfolio to a range of over 150 versatile product series offerings.

Sodium glucarate achieves REACH registration

Published: June 26, 2017

Sodium glucarate, produced commercially for the first time with Rivertop Renewables’ oxidation technology, has achieved REACH registration, opening the door for imports into Europe. Water treatment and detergent markets are expected to be among the first to see formulations with this novel chemical.

Chemspec Europe 2017 in Munich ends with thoroughly positive results

Published: June 26, 2017

The 32nd International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, Chemspec Europe 2017, concluded after two successful exhibition days. International industry experts from the fine and speciality chemicals industry met at the Munich Trade Fair Centre for their major sourcing and networking event in Europe.

Celebrating the 10th SpeChem China

Published: June 25, 2017

The 10th SpeChem China will be held on 30th August to 1st September 2017 in Shanghai, China. This professional event in the fine and specialty chemicals industry is expecting to attract business leaders and high-level speakers on the industry in China. Launched in 2008, Spechem China has focused on fine chemicals and specialty chemicals, enabling communication and cooperation within the industry, both in the domestic market in China and abroad. SpeChem is supported by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), and generally attracts much attention and participation by global fine and specialty chemical enterprises.

Which pharma company has the best reputation?

Published: June 12, 2017

Abbvie, Novo Nordisk and Takeda have the best reputations among pharmaceutical companies, according to a new study, which also suggests that overall public perceptions of the industry are improving.

Cambrex invests in resources and capacity

Published: June 12, 2017

Cambrex, a leading manufacturer of small molecules and generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), has expanded large scale manufacturing capacity at its cGMP facility in Karlskoga, Sweden, and introduced additional continuous flow manufacturing to produce high-purity intermediates. The expansion includes the installation of new multi-purpose reactors ranging from 4m3 to 12m3 and upgrading of the control room within an existing plant on site. This extra capacity increases the large-scale manufacturing capabilities of the Karlskoga facility, which supports clients’ development projects from R&D through to large scale commercial manufacturing. Installation of all new equipment, including a 9m³ hydrogenation reactor, is expected to be completed by 3Q17.

Lanxess membrane elements show “outstanding results”

Published: June 12, 2017

Reverse osmosis membrane elements from specialty chemicals company Lanxess have successfully completed a year-long practical test in Germany's largest industrial water treatment plant. The new ASD feed spacers showed a consistently high level of rejection, with less blockage from fouling or biological growth over the year, compared with standard elements.

AkzoNobel rewards sustainable start-ups

Published: June 12, 2017

Ten start-ups will see their ideas for more sustainable chemistry move a step closer to reality after being named winners of AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry challenge.

New personal care cluster launched

Published: June 12, 2017

The manufacturing industry trade organization YCF is spearheading the establishment of a new personal care cluster in the north of England.

U.S. Water Celebrates 20 Years!

Published: June 09, 2017

U.S. Water, a subsidiary of ALLETE and a leading national provider of integrated solutions for water treatment, celebrates 20 years in business today, June 9th. Thank you to Our Employees and Their Families

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