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September 29, 2011H.B. Fuller kicked off the earnings season with improved sales and earnings, but says volumes are weakening. reported net income up 22%, to $23.2 million (47 cts/share), on sales up...
September 15, 2011Chemtura's performance during July and August points to year-on-year earnings improvement during the third-quarter, the company says. However, the company cannot provide clear...
August 25, 2011Several specialty chemical have announced investments this week, despite warnings of an economic slowdown. Henkel says it has begun construction of a new adhesives factory in the...
August 18, 2011Late reporting specialty chemical makers say raw material costs were a drag on earnings during the second quarter. Valspar reported net income of $67.4 million in its fiscal third...
August 11, 2011CW75 Stock Performance The CW75 Index sank 8% for the week ended August 11. This is the index’s steepest decline since September 2008, when it fell 9% at the time of the collapse...
August 11, 2011Late-reporting specialty chemical companies mostly posted improved second-quarter results, helped by higher selling prices and improved volumes. Specialty makers expect growth to...
August 4, 2011Specialty chemical firms mostly reported positive second-quarter earnings results this week helped by improved selling prices and volumes. DSM has reported Ebitda for the second...
July 14, 2011The latest deal to be announced in the specialty chemical arena is Lonza's offer to acquire biocides maker Arch Chemicals (Norwalk, CT) in a deal valued at $1.4...
July 7, 2011Specialty chemical producers continue to make investments in M&A to ensure growth and capital expenditures to keep up with demand. AkzoNobel plans to invest...
July 1, 2011More M&A news came out of the specialty chemical sector this week, proving that the sector is ripe for consolidation, and buyers want to bulk up core operations. AkzoNobel...
May 26, 2011M&A continues in the specialty chemical sector because of companies' needs to expand their positions in emerging markets as well as technologies in core businesses to keep pace...