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July 30, 2015
Quaker Chemical today announced second-quarter net income down 2.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $15.0 million, or $1.13/share, on sales down 4.0%, to $183.7 million. Volumes were up by 4%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Chemical-earnings-fall_72624.html
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-expands-global-R-and-D-for-cosmetics-personal-care_72560.html
July 29, 2015
Ashland today reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $107 million, or $1.56/share, up 8.1% year-on-year (YOY), on sales down 14.9%, to $1.37 billion. Adjusted earnings from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Ashland-earnings-rise-despite-lower-sales_72542.html
July 29, 2015
Ferro today reported second-quarter net income down 34.0% year-on-year (YOY), to $6.6 million, on sales down 8.8%, to $268.2 million. Net income was impacted by restructuring charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Ferro-falls-short-of-estimates-cuts-guidance_72541.html
July 28, 2015
Ecolab Tuesday reported second-quarter net income down 3% year-on-year (YOY), to $302.0 million, on sales down 5%, to $3.39 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.08/share, up 5% YOY...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-earnings-match-estimates-but-fall-on-currency-impacts-energy-weakness_72479.html
July 27, 2015
RPM Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 18% year-on-year (YOY), to $128.0 million, on sales up 7.5%, to $1.37 billion. Earnings totaled 94 cts/share, beating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-earnings-beat-estimates-on-higher-sales_72450.html
July 24, 2015
ACC reports that US specialty chemical market volumes decreased 0.3% sequentially in June following a sequential fall of 0.4% in May. Volumes are up only 0.1% year-on-year (YOY) on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/ACC-US-specialty-chemicals-market-softens-in-June_72421.html
July 24, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported lower sales and operating income in the second quarter of this year compared with the corresponding period a year ago. Revenue in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-reports-leap-in-adjusted-income-on-lower-sales-in-second-quarter_72415.html
July 24, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has announced that Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (Quebec City), a business of Unipex Group (Paris), has accepted IFF’s previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/IFF-and-Lucas-Meyer-Cosmetics-agree-to-acquisition-terms_72414.html
July 24, 2015
Arkema's adhesives subsidiary, formerly Bostik, on Thursday announced that it had opened a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesives manufacturing plant at Bangalore, India. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Arkema-commissions-adhesives-plant-in-India_72410.html
July 23, 2015
3M today reported second-quarter net income that was up 2.6% year-on-year (YOY), at $1.30 billion, on sales down 5.5%, to $7.69 billion. Earnings totaled $2.02/share, slightly ahead of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/3M-earnings-rise-despite-sales-decline-industrial-segment-down_72397.html
July 22, 2015
Stepan Wednesday reported second quarter net income down 31% year-on-year (YOY), to $16.9 million, or $1.67/share, on net sales down 10%, to $452.4 million. Adjusted net income totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-falls-short-of-estimates-on-currency-impacts_72367.html
July 21, 2015
AkzoNobel has posted a 61% increase in net income for the second quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €331 million ($361.7 million), on sales up 6%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-beats-estimates-on-currency-effects-restructuring_72332.html
July 16, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has entered into a multiyear, multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement with an unspecified "global food ingredients supplier," Amyris announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Amyris-enters-multimillion-dollar-collaboration-with-food-ingredients-supplier_72190.html
July 14, 2015
Total global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales are expected to grow by 7.1% year-on-year (YOY) during 2015, to about $40.2 billion, according to figures released today by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Semi-Global-semiconductor-equipment-market-to-grow-7-1-percent-in-2015_72148.html
July 14, 2015
Albemarle will cease production of n-butyllithium at New Johnsonville, TN, by the first quarter of 2016 and shift production to existing plants in Germany and Taiwan. The New Johnsonville facility will continue to manufacture some specialty lithium products, says the company. The facility will support blending operations for customers in North America....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-to-consolidate-butyllithium-production-in-Germany-Taiwan_72122.html
July 13, 2015
ACC reports that only 6 of the 28 specialty chemical segments it monitors expanded in May, falling from 14 in April and 17 in March. Volumes for the segments electronic chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/ACC-Specialties-market-volumes-remain-soft-falling-0-8-percent-in-May_72106.html
July 13, 2015
Henkel has announced that it has made an additional investment in Vitriflex (San Jose, CA), a developer of high-performance barrier films. Henkel made its first equity investment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-invests-further-in-Vitriflex_72102.html
July 10, 2015
Coty (New York), a cosmetics major, on Thursday signed a definitive agreement to merge with Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) fine fragrance, color cosmetics, and hair color...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Coty-acquires-P-and-Gs-beauty-business-in-a-merger-worth-$12-5-billion_72070.html
July 9, 2015
Solvay on Friday inaugurated its alkoxylation plant in Singapore, the largest plant of its kind in Asia, as part of its global strategy to expand growth of its specialty surfactants in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solvay-inaugurates-alkoxylation-plant-expands-research-center-in-Singapore_72067.html
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