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April 16, 2015
Albemarle says a catalyst research collaboration with Utrecht University and Stanford University has yielded to an innovative, new method for observing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-university-researchers-report-FCC-catalyst-imaging-breakthrough_69525.html
April 16, 2015
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported first-quarter net income up 13.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $131.4 million, on sales up 3.5%, to $2.45 billion. Earnings totaled $1.38/share, short of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-due-to-currency-impacts_69479.html
April 16, 2015
PPG Industries today reported first-quarter net income from continuing operations totaling $321 million, or $2.33/share, up 15.9% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 1%, to $3.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-beats-estimates-on-cost-cuts_69477.html
April 15, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it is expanding its production network with the opening of a new factory in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in April 2015. The plant will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-opens-plant-based-on-novel-production-concept-in-Kazakhstan_69436.html
April 14, 2015
Peter Greven (Bad Münstereifel, Germany), a leading producer of oleochemical additives, says that it is starting up a produciton facility this month for metallic soaps at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Germany-based-oleochemical-firm-starts-up-plant-in-Malaysia_69404.html
April 14, 2015
Delo Industrial Adhesives (Windach, Germany), which produces adhesives and application technologies for a wide range of industries, says it achieved sales revenues of €74 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Delo-Industrial-Adhesives-reports-sales-grew-24-percent-in-2014-aims-to-increase-workforce-by-15-percent_69403.html
April 13, 2015
Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Arkema-starts-up-coatings-resins-reactor-in-Brazil_69372.html
April 13, 2015
A. Schulman says it will establish a new masterbatch production facility near Istanbul, with capacity for 40 million pounds/year of additive, white and breathable masterbatches for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/A-Schulman-to-produce-masterbatches-in-Turkey_69269.html
April 9, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Squalan Natural Health (Amsterdam), a privately held, personal-care product company, have entered into agreements for producing and marketing personal-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Amyris-invests-in-Netherlands-based-personal-care-company-signs-EU-marketing-agreement_69305.html
April 9, 2015
Roquette (Lestrem, France), a major producer of starch, has announced today that its new unit for producing isosorbide at Lestrem is fully operational. The unit has a capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Roquette-commissions-isosorbide-production-unit-in-France_69301.html
April 9, 2015
Inbra Indústrias Químicas (Diadema, Brazil) is planning a plastic and rubber additives manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County, SC, the company announced. Inbra is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Brazilian-firm-to-build-plasticizer-unit-in-the-US_69303.html
April 7, 2015
Solenis, the former Ashland water treatment business, on 1 April completed the acquisition of the paper chemicals distribution assets of Connell Bros. Co. (CBC; Mumbai), a maker of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Solenis-completes-India-acquisition_69219.html
April 7, 2015
The global semiconductor materials market increased 3% in 2014, while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 10%, according to semiconductor trade organization Semi. Revenues of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Semiconductor-materials-market-increased-3-percent-in-2014_69265.html
April 7, 2015
Investment firm Berkshire Hathaway (Omaha, NE) has purchased 20 million Axalta shares in a private placement at $28/share, for a purchase price of $560 million, Axalta says. The shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Berkshire-Hathaway-buys-stake-in-Axalta_69247.html
April 7, 2015
Royal Holdings (South Bend, IN) says that, through its Kommerling UK subsidiary, it has acquired Chemical Innovations Ltd. (CIL; Preston, UK) from Vita Group Unlimited (Manchester...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Royal-Holdings-acquires-UK-based-adhesives-firm_69252.html
April 6, 2015
A. Schulman today reported a fiscal second-quarter net loss of $888,000, or 3 cts/share, due largely to CEO transition costs and restructuring and acquisition integration charges, on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Schulman-falls-short-of-estimates-sales-fall-due-to-currency-impacts_69232.html
April 2, 2015
Ashland today announced that it is expanding capacity for two products in its specialty ingredients business at a facility in Hopewell, VA. The $89-million expansion will up capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-to-expand-specialty-ingredients-capacity-in-Virginia_69138.html
April 1, 2015
PPG today completed the acquisition of Revocoat (St. Just en Chaussee, France), a maker of adhesives, sealants and dampening products for the automotive sector, for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/PPG-completes-automotive-materials-acquisition_69092.html
March 31, 2015
PPG Industries has acquired Flood Australia (Padstow, Australia), a maker of wood stains and paint additives for consumer, commercial, and industrial applications. Financial terms of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-wood-stain-and-paint-additives-maker-in-Australia_69047.html
March 30, 2015
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group (Washington, DC) has announced it is selling 35 million shares in Axalta in a secondary offering. The exact timing and price of the offering have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Carlyle-to-sell-additional-Axalta-shares_69033.html
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