Chemical distribution giant Brenntag has initiated or completed four acquisitions within the space of a few days. The company has agreed to acquire the 50% stake it did not already have in Crest Chemicals in South Africa, the operating business of Chemgrit Cosmetics.
Entegris, a Massachusetts-based supplier of speciality chemicals and materials for the microelectronics industry, has acquired MPD Chemicals for about $165 million in cash.
South African chemicals and energy producer Sasol has formally announced the opening of its new alkoxylation plant at the Nanjing Jiangbei New Materials High-Tech Park, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attending by company executives, diplomats, government officials and others.
Fujifilm used its presence on the UK Trade & Investment stand at Chemspec Europe 2019 to launch the contract manufacturing services of its site at Grangemouth.
BASF is planning an ‘organisational realignment’, in order to streamline itself and accentuate the roles of the services and the regions, starting from 1 January 2020.
Evonik has carried out the ‘Future(s) of the Specialty Chemicals Industry’ project, which it claims to be the largest study ever conducted using scenario planning in the sector.
FAR Chemical is to expand its facility at Palm Bay, Florida. This is being done in respond to strong demand in end markets such as pharmaceuticals, coatings, adhesives, sealants, composites and flavours and fragrances.