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US buy for Italmatch

Italmatch Chemicals, a speciality chemicals company focused on additives for water and process treatment, oil and gas, industrial lubricants and plastics, has followed up previous acquisitions with Water Science Technologies (WST), which supplies chemicals and blends.

Robinson Brothers celebrates 150 years

Robinson Brothers, a UK manufacturer of speciality organic chemicals, celebrated 150 years in business on 14 September, with a special event. This was attended by some 900 people, including employees’ families, shareholders and industry partners.


CPS Performance Materials, an Arsenal Capital Partners company that is active in performance polymers, fine chemicals and chemical illuminations, has acquired GEO Specialty Chemicals.

ICL-IP to increase bromine capacity

ICL’s Industrial Products division (ICL-IP) is to increase its capacity for elemental bromine and bromine compounds after concluding several strategic agreements with customers in Asia.

Ascensus to buy Callery

Ascensus Specialties, which claims to be the largest global producer of dry and liquid sodium borohydride (SBH), has agreed to acquire Callery from private equity firm, Edgewater Capital.

Vink Chemicals makes two buys

Germany’s Vink Chemicals has in short order acquired ISP Biochema Schwaben, and several ranges of technical biocides and oil and gas additives from Schülke & Mayr.
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