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August 14, 2015
Plastic additives producer Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) has posted huge increases in profits for the second quarter on higher selling prices and lower feedstock costs. Net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwons-profits-surge-on-higher-prices-cheaper-raw-materials_72993.html
August 14, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) and the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) are collaborating in the development of new methods to measure the level of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/VCI-Further-developments-in-human-biomonitoring_72992.html
August 13, 2015
Holding company Platform Specialty Products today reported a second-quarter net loss of $12.2 million, compared with a $400,000 loss in the year-ago quarter, on sales that more than...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Platform-results-hit-by-strong-US-dollar-ag-weakness_72924.html
August 12, 2015
Hexion has reported a second-quarter net loss of $2 million, compared with a loss of $22 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down 19% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.09 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Hexion-net-loss-narrows_72893.html
August 11, 2015
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) has reported second-quarter net income down 4% year-on-year (YOY), to $105.4 million, or $1.30/share, on sales down 3%, to $767.5 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-income-falls-due-to-strong-dollar_72871.html
August 6, 2015
Activated carbons maker Orion Engineered Carbons has reported a second-quarter net profit of €14.6 million ($16.0 million), compared with a loss of €6.4 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Orion-Engineered-Carbons-swings-to-profit-despite-lower-revenues_72815.html
August 6, 2015
WestRock (Richmond, VA) has appointed Albemarle executive v.p. D. Michael Wilson as CEO of its Ingevity specialty chemicals unit, effective 1 September. Ingevity, the former MWV...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/WestRock-appoints-CEO-of-Ingevity_72796.html
August 6, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has posted sales of €1.33 billion ($1.43 billion) in the first six months of this year, an increase of 41% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-reports-double-digit-sales-profit-growth-in-first-half-robust-profitability_72789.html
August 6, 2015
Calgon Carbon today reported second-quarter net income down 17.1% year-on-year (YOY), to $12.6 million, or 24 cts/share, on sales down 7.1%, to $135.5 million. Negative currency...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Calgon-Carbon-earnings-fall-on-currency-impacts_72806.html
August 5, 2015
Swan Chemical, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals firm Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has acquired Production Systems Inc. (PSI; Akron, OH), a distributor of a range...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Swan-Chemical-acquires-Production-Systems-Inc-_72758.html
August 4, 2015
Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC (Tokyo), has announced that it has acquired Kingfisher Colours (Reading, UK), a privately owned cosmetics color...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Sun-Chemical-acquires-UK-cosmetics-color-firm_72723.html
August 4, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has reported that sales fell 7% year-on-year in second-quarter 2015, to €179.5 million ($196.9 million), compared with €192.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-sales-fall-in-second-quarter-and-first-half-but-profitability-improves_72721.html
August 4, 2015
Axalta today reported a second-quarter net loss of $25.1 million, compared with a profit of $53.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales declined 3.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.09...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-results-hit-by-strong-dollar_72745.html
August 4, 2015
Cabot today reported a fiscal third-quarter net loss of $445 million, or $7.04/share, mostly due to a $482-million asset impairment charge related to the Supreme Court’s recent...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Cabot-swings-to-loss-on-MATS-ruling-charge-lower-sales_72731.html
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
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