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November 10, 2015
Kronos (Dallas) reports a third-quarter net loss of $11.8 million, down from a profit of $31.9 million in the year-ago period. Net sales fell 19% year-over-year (YOY) to $336.5 million. The 10-cts/share loss missed the mean analyst estimate of a 9 cts/share gain as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
November 5, 2015
Tronox (Stamford, CT) reports a net loss for the third-quarter of $54 million, versus a loss of $90 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales totaled $575 million, up 34% year-over-year (YOY). Adjusted earnings came to a loss of 46 cts/share, short of the mean analyst estimate of a 12-ct/share loss, as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
August 20, 2015
Chemours will close its Edgemoor, DE, titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant by the end of September. The company also plans to shut a TiO2 line at its New Johnsonville, TN, site. The closures will eliminate roughly 150,000 m.t./year of TiO2 capacity as the company nears completing a 200,000-m.t./year unit at Altamira, Mexico....
August 5, 2015
Huntsman says 12 people were injured by an explosion at its white pigment factory in Uerdingen, Germany, at 2 pm local time on 5 August. Seven of the injured are being treated in a hospital, says the company. Local news reports say a nitrogen tank exploded, collapsing part of a building. There was no fire....
June 12, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal) says that it will consider plans to seek joint-venture partners for a project to build a titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant at Valleyfield, PQ. The project would...
May 21, 2015
Chemours, DuPont’s performance chemicals subsidiary, has named Bryan Snell president of the titanium technologies business, effective immediately. He replaces BC Chong, who is pursuing new career opportunities, says the company....
May 11, 2015
Kronos reports net income for the first quarter of $18.4 million, up 29% year-over-year (YOY) from $14.3 million. Net sales fell 13% YOY, to $365.1 million. Adjusted earnings per share of 17 cents met analysts’ consensus estimate as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
May 8, 2015
Tronox reports a net loss for the first quarter of $46 million, improved from a loss of $54 million in the year-ago period. Net sales fell 7.9% YOY to $385 million. Adjusted earnings, a loss of 44 cts/share, fell well short of the analysts’ consensus estimate of a 19 cts/share loss as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
April 21, 2015
DuPont today reported net income down 28% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.03 billion, on net sales down 9%, to $9.17 billion. Operating earnings totaled $1.34/share, beating analysts’...
March 20, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal), a company entering the titanium dioxide (TiO2) market, says it has signed a letter of intent with PVS Chemicals, a producer, distributor, and marketer...
March 19, 2015
Kronos Worldwide (Dallas) reports net income for the fourth quarter of $19.9 million, up almost seven-fold year-over-year (YOY) from $2.9 million. Net sales increased 1% YOY, to $373.5 million. Earnings per share of 17 cents beat analysts’ consensus estimate of 12 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
March 5, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal) says that its newly created 100%-owned subsidiary, Argex Canada, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Técnicas...
February 12, 2015
Huntsman today announced that it will reduce its titanium dioxide (TiO2) production capacity by about 100,000 m.t./year, representing 13% of Huntsman's...
January 22, 2015
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) said today that it signed an Islamic Murabaha financing agreement for 1.2 billion Saudi riyals ($319.4 million) with each the Riyadh Bank and...
January 1, 2015
Cristal, the titanium dioxide (TiO2) subsidiary of the National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee), has announced that it will begin commercial production of titanium slag at its new...
December 19, 2014
DuPont today filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) to launch a spinoff of its mostly-commodity performance chemicals business, over a year after the...
December 8, 2014
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) said on Sunday that on 4 December it signed an agreement to purchase an additional 13% stake in titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Cristal...
December 1, 2014
Huntsman says it will cut 900 jobs in its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments and additives segment as part of a restructuring effort that is expected to generate savings of $130...
November 6, 2014
Tronox today reported its third quarter results, indicating weakness in the titanium slag market. The company reported a net loss of $93 million, down from a net loss of $49 million in...
October 21, 2014
PPG and Henan Billions Chemical (Jiaozuo, China) have opened a titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing and research facility. The 366,000-sq meter facility is scheduled to begin...
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