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February 8, 2016
Solenis is investing $5 million production capacity for polyacrylamide powders at its plant in Perm, Russia, in an expansion that will be complete in March. The powders are used in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Solenis-expands-polyacrylamides-capacity-in-Russia_77010.html
February 5, 2016
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported sales of $339.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with $342.8 million in the corresponding period in 2014. Operating income...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-reports-fall-in-sales-operating-income-up-in-2015_76972.html
February 5, 2016
The mood among fine and specialty chemical manufacturers is still mostly upbeat, despite sluggish growth or recession in some emerging markets and increasing pressure on prices, according to attendees at Informex 2016, held this week in New Orleans....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Informex-2016-Fine-chemicals-still-upbeat-as-capacity-moves-back-to-US_76966.html
February 3, 2016
Johnson Matthey (London) has reported sales of £736 million ($1.06 billion) for the third quarter of 2015, up 3% year-on-year for continuing businesses. The company states that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-reports-sales-rose-in-difficult-conditions_76916.html
February 2, 2016
Biobased lubricants maker Biosynthetic Technologies (Irvine, CA) says the USDA has reserved over $100 million in loan guarantee funding under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Biobased-lubricants-firm-gains-USDA-loan-guarantee-plans-commercial-scale-plant_76905.html
February 2, 2016
Givaudan (Geneva) has announced full-year 2015 sales of 4.4 billion Swiss francs ($4.30 billion) in 2015, up 2.7% year-on-year (YOY) at constant currency but down 0.2% in reporting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-sales-profit-increase_76879.html
February 2, 2016
Nyco (Paris) says that it has commissioned a lubricant additives production unit at the company's Tournai, Belgium site. The new plant produces mainly antioxidants and coking...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/France-based-lubricants-firm-commissions-additives-plant-in-Belgium_76885.html
February 1, 2016
Ajinomoto’s (Tokyo) wholly owned subsidiary Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition will begin producing feed-grade tryptophan in the United States, the company announced on Monday. Ajinomoto...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Ajinomoto-to-produce-tryptophan-amino-acid-in-the-US_76839.html
January 28, 2016
Cabot Microelectronics today reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 9.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $11.3 million, on sales that were roughly flat YOY, at $100.4 million. Continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Cabot-Micro-beats-estimates-despite-lower-volumes_76737.html
January 28, 2016
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported fourth quarter net income up 49.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $198.0 million, as architectural paint volumes rose and costs declined, offsetting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-beats-estimates-on-lower-costs-higher-volumes_76728.html
January 26, 2016
Celanese says it will increase the price of ethyl acetate in Europe and the Mideast by €60/m.t. ($65.06), effective 1 February. The company increased prices in the Americas by 5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Celanese-increases-price-of-ethyl-acetate-in-Europe-Mideast_76682.html
January 26, 2016
Ashland has reported fiscal first-quarter net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $91 million, mostly because of a charge in the year-ago quarter. Sales fell 16% YOY, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Ashland-beats-estimates-but-sales-down-on-energy-and-currency_76680.html
January 26, 2016
DuPont on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter 2015 net loss of $253 million, or 26 cts/share, due mostly to restructuring charges as the company implements cost-cutting programs. Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/DuPont-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales-raises-cost-cutting-targets_76676.html
February 1, 2016
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index was down 2.7% in December 2015 compared with the year-ago month but fell only 0.3% year-to-date (YTD) in 2015 versus one year ago, both figures on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The index slipped 0.1% in December versus the earlier month, following a fall of 0.7% in November (both 3MMA)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/ACC-US-specialty-chemicals-moderating_76606.html
January 22, 2016
PPG Industries on Thursday reported fourth-quarter 2015 net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $314 million, because of a charge in the year-ago quarter and rising...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Industries-earnings-beat-estimates-on-higher-volumes_76605.html
January 21, 2016
Polysys Additive Technologies Middle East (PAT ME) held an opening ceremony Thursday for a one-pack systems (OPS) plant in Abu Dhabi. The plant is now operational and has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-JV-inaugurates-OPS-plant-in-Abu-Dhabi_76600.html
January 21, 2016
Rare earth prices stabilized at the end of last year, according to IHS Chemical data. The IHS rare earths oxide price index, a consumption-weighted index of nine rare earth oxides...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Rare-earth-prices-stabilize-increases-ahead_76608.html
January 21, 2016
The European Commission has granted authorization for two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The authorized uses are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/European-Commission-authorizes-two-uses-of-HBCDD_76568.html
January 20, 2016
An investment firm has proposed that Ashland sell its specialty ingredients business and restructure Valvoline to create a master limited partnership (MLP), according to a Reuters...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Report-Investor-seeks-sale-of-Ashland-specialties-business-MLP-for-Valvoline_76592.html
January 20, 2016
W.R. Grace said today it expects full-year 2015 sales to total $3.05 billion, with 2015 sales for GCP Applied Technologies to total $1.42 billion. GCP is Grace’s former...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-outlook-calls-for-lower-full-year-sales-in-2015_76577.html
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