Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of US company Chemtura, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives. With a total enterprise value of €2.4 billion, Chemtura is the largest acquisition in the history of LANXESS. The deal significantly expands the company’s additives portfolio and makes LANXESS one of the world’s leading players in this growth field, which is one of the most attractive in the specialty chemicals industry. In addition to additives, Chemtura’s urethanes and organometallics businesses will be integrated into the LANXESS portfolio. The Cologne-based specialty chemicals company will absorb some 2,500 Chemtura employees at 20 sites in 11 countries worldwide. The former Chemtura businesses generate annual sales of approximately €1.5 billion.
Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, is increasing spray drying capacity at its Pharmatek, San Diego, California facility with the installation of an additional GEA Niro Mobile Minor unit. The expanded capabilities are being introduced in response to market demand for solubility enhancement solutions, and were validated for cGMP at the end of April 2017. To further support the development of spray-dried dispersions, Catalent has also installed a third Gerties Mini-Pactor at its San Diego site. A high pressure, precision roller compactor, the Mini-Pactor is expected to be validated by early May 2017.
The FECC Annual Congress is now recognised as a key event within the chemical distribution industry, where members come together to discuss current issues. This year’s Congress takes place at the InterContinental Warszawa Hotel, Warsaw, Poland from 12th to 14th June 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…
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.