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 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.
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.
Paige Marie Morse, industry director at AspenTech, looks at the specific digital challenges facing speciality chemicals companies.
Clariant has successfully completed tests on about 30 tonnes of miscanthus biomass, proving it to be a suitable feedstock for its Sunliquid process.
Japanese firm DIC, which owns pigments producer Sun Chemical, has agreed to acquire BASF’s global pigments business for €1.15 billion.