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February 18, 2015
Innospec has reported net income down 3.0% year-on-year (YOY), to $27.9 million, or $1.11/share, on sales up 20%, to $290.7 million. Ebitda rose 28% YOY, to $49.5 million, while...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Innospec-net-income-declines-despite-higher-sales_67865.html
February 18, 2015
Specialty chemical maker MacDermid has named Scott Benson president, effective 20 February. Benson will have responsibility for all of MacDmermid’s operations, including the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/MacDermid-names-new-president_67878.html
February 18, 2015
Stepan today reported net income down 42% year-on-year (YOY), to $6.2 million, or 27 cts/share, on sales down 4%, to $454.2 million. Adjusted net income totaled $8.8 million, or 38...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Stepan-misses-estimates-on-weak-surfactants-results_67864.html
February 16, 2015
AkzoNobel says that its performance coatings business will invest €2.5 million ($2.8 million) to expand its plant at Cikarang, Indonesia. The expansion is expected to be completed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-expand-coatings-capacity-in-Indonesia_67811.html
February 13, 2015
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/KH-Neochem-CPC-to-build-$400-million-isononyl-alcohol-plant-in-Taiwan_67794.html
February 12, 2015
TPC Group (Houston) says its board has approved funds for front end engineering and design (FEED) work to finalize the design and estimated cost of a third polyisobutylene (PIB) production unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/TPC-to-finalize-design-cost-of-third-polyisobutylene-unit_67769.html
February 12, 2015
IFF today reported net income up 47% year-on-year (YOY), to $90.1 million, or $1.10/share, on net sales up 4%, to $756.1 million. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.07/share, beating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-earnings-beat-estimates-on-solid-sales-growth_67758.html
February 11, 2015
Delta-Energy Group says it will invest $45 million to build a facility for the production of carbon black and other materials from scrap tires in Natchez, MS....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Delta-Energy-to-build-$45-million-carbon-black-plant-in-Mississippi_67726.html
February 11, 2015
Prayon (Engis, Belgium) says that it will build a manufacturing unit for food-grade sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) that will double the company's SHMP capacity. The plant will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Prayon-to-build-food-grade-phosphate-plant-in-US_67719.html
February 11, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) has today announced results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2014. The company says that revenue “remained stable” at €547.1 million ($619.4 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-reports-growth-improved-profitability_67682.html
February 10, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its revenue in fourth-quarter 2014 was €104.4 million ($118.0 million), a drop of 11% compared with sales of €116.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-reports-fall-in-sales-and-profit-in-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2014_67678.html
February 9, 2015
Quinpario Acquisition 2, the new blank-check fund formed by former Solutia CEO Jeffry Quinn, is eyeing Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives & Sealants (South Bend, IN), in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Report-Quinn-firm-eyeing-Royal-Adhesives_67668.html
February 9, 2015
Solenis, the former Ashlad water treatment business, today completed the acquisition of tissue-and-towel chemicals maker Clearwater Specialties (Clarkston, WA). Financial terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Solenis-completes-Clearwater-Specialties-acquisition_67653.html
February 6, 2015
Huntsman says that its textile effects division has obtained a final judgment from a Chinese court against Shanghai Colva Dyestuff Industry (Colva). The High People's Court in Shanghai...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Chinese-court-upholds-textile-ink-patent-infringement-ruling-in-favor-of-Huntsman_67610.html
February 6, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has announced adjusted operating income of $48.0 million in fourth-quarter 2014 compared with $44.6 million for the year-ago period, an increase of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-Technologies-reports-increases-in-operating-income_67605.html
February 5, 2015
Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), including many fine chemical makers, are among the big beneficiaries from changes at big pharmaceutical companies, say attendees at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Informex-2015-CMOs-benefit-from-changes-at-big-pharma_67545.html
February 5, 2015
BASF says that it has opened new facilities in Taiwan for the electronic materials industry. The facilities — for production, research and development, and application testing A...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/BASF-opens-facilities-in-Taiwan-to-support-electronic-materials-industry_67518.html
February 4, 2015
Regulatory issues, most prominently reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and trade barriers, have been key topics of discussion at Informex 2015, held this week in New...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Informex-2015-Regulatory-hurdles-persist-as-industry-expects-growth_67510.html
February 4, 2015
Frutarom Industries, a leading player in the flavors and specialty fine ingredients industries, on Tuesday announced two acquisitions, one in Spain, the other in the United Kingdom...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-acquires-companies-in-Spain-UK_67480.html
February 4, 2015
Attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s annual convention in Orlando, FL this week say that the mood in the cleaning and home care sector is upbeat.  Turnout was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-Upbeat-mood-for-home-care-sector_67339.html
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