DowDuPont has completed the spin-off of its Materials Science division as Dow.
The Harke Group, a chemical distributor based at Mülheim-an-der Ruhr in Germany, has acquired Chemlink Specialities and Addi-Tec, which are both part of the Chemlink Group from Manchester, UK.
Japan’s AGC has completed the acquisition of Malgrat Pharma Chemicals (MPC), a maker of synthetic APIs based in Spain, from Boheringer Ingelheim.
Electronic chemicals producer Versum Materials, which is in the process of an agreed merger with Entegris, has rejected an unsolicited and non-binding proposal by Merck KGaA, to acquire it in a $48/share deal.
Aceto, a US-headquartered distributor active in the pharmaceuticals, chemicals and related sectors, has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced plans to sell the chemicals related part of its business.
Sustainable technology company Anellotech has announced that it, IFPEN and Axens have processed aromatics from loblolly pine wood feedstock at its TCat-8 pilot plant at Silsbee, Texas, and recovered high-purity bio-based paraxylene (PX), using its Bio-TCat process.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published an inventory of all plastic additives used to date in the EU, describing it as “an important step towards better risk assessment of these substances under REACH and CLP”.