BASF has announced that DIC Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) will acquire BASF's worldwide pigments business.
Sika has agreed to acquire Crevo-Hengxin (Changshu, China), a producer of silicone sealants and adhesives used in both industry and construction applications.
Ascensus Specialties (Bellevue, Washington), a maker of sodium borohydride products, says it has acquired Callery (Evans City, Pennsylvania) from private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland, Ohio).
Toyotsu Lithium Corporation (Japan), a joint venture (JV) between Orocobre Limited (Brisbane, Australia) and Toyota Tsusho (TTC; Tokyo, Japan), in August held a groundbreaking ceremony for the lithium hydroxide plant at Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Lithium mining company Kidman Resources (Melbourne, Australia) says that its shareholders have backed a A$776-million ($546 million) acquisition bid from Wesfarmers (Perth, Australia).
Vink Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG (Kakenstorf, near Hamburg, Germany) has announced that is has acquired a product range of technical biocides from Schülke & Mayr GmbH (Norderstedt, Germany). Vink has also acquired a range of oil and gas additives from Schülke & Mayr.
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai, India) announced that it has commenced the commercial recovery of cathode active materials from spent lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells/batteries at a facility near Mumbai.
LG Chem said that it has formed a partnership with Universal Display Corp. (UDC; Ewing, New Jersey), a display materials firm, to develop an advanced organic light-emitting diode (OLED) component.
CPS Performance Materials, a portfolio company of private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York, New York), has acquired Geo Specialty Chemicals, a maker of methacrylate materials and other specialty chemicals.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has reported that its specialty chemicals index (SCI) rose by 1.4% in July, compared with that in July 2018.