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Jul 26, 2006 | 09:14 AM CDT

Alcan Sells Cebal Aerosol Subsidiary

Alcan Packaging signed an agreement to sell its Cebal Aerosol business to its current management team and to Natexis Investissement Partners—a subsidiary of Natexis Private Equity. This sale is the result of Alcan's continuing strategy to focus on core activities...

Apr 06, 2006 | 10:43 AM CDT

Arminak & Associates Found Not Guilty of Patent Infringement

In a recent ruling, a federal judge found that Arminak & Associates’ AA trigger did not infringe two Saint-Gobain Calmar patents—including the patent covering the shroud of Calmar's Ergo trigger sprayer...

Feb 20, 2006 | 09:45 AM CST

Cognis and Golden Hope Joint Venture Completed

Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG and Golden Hope Plantations Berhad announced that the transfer of Cognis’ global oleochemicals and plastics technology businesses to the existing 50:50 joint venture between the two companies has now been completed...

Feb 20, 2006 | 09:11 AM CST

Polarome Opens Tokyo Office

Polarome International announced the opening of new offices and sales center in Tokyo, Japan. From this central location, Polarome says it is better equipped to service its Japanese customers and develop new business in Japan.

Feb 17, 2006 | 12:08 PM CST

U.S. Can Divests U.S. and Argentinea Operations

Posted Feb. 17: U.S. Can Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. and Argentinean operations to Ball Corporation for approximately $1.1 million...

Feb 06, 2006 | 11:22 AM CST

DermExpert Operational

The combined entity Aster Cosmetology and DermExpert is now operational and trading under the name of DermExpert Int. The new company integrates the dermatology and skin testing related services of both companies. Contracts that have already been signed with aster.cephac cosmetology will remain the same.

Feb 02, 2006 | 04:56 PM CST

Engelhard Rejects BASF Offer

Engelhard Corporation’s board of directors announced it has unanimously rejected BASF’s unsolicited offer to acquire Engelhard. The board also has authorized Engelhard’s management team and independent advisors to explore strategic alternatives to seek to maximize shareholder value...

Jan 31, 2006 | 01:30 PM CST

Quest Appoints Austin VP Global Fine Fragrance

Quest International named Paul Austin vice president global fine fragrance. Austin joined Quest in 1991, and worked to establish Quest’s fine fragrance presence in the U.S. He will maintain the responsibilities he held as general manager/vice president fine fragrances North America...

Jan 31, 2006 | 11:20 AM CST

Merck, German University Opening Research Facility

Merck KGaA and the Technical University of Darmstadt have signed an agreement to establish a jointly operated research laboratory. Over the next five years, Merck and the TU Darmstadt will research novel inorganic composite materials that could be suitable for use as printable components in high-performance electronic applications...

Jan 31, 2006 | 09:36 AM CST

China Gets Royal Treatment

Royal Aromatics formed a joint partnership with KINDWIN International to manufacture Royal Aromatic fragrances for the China market...