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April 6, 2016
RPM on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $18.6 million, or 14 cts/share, compared with a loss of $57.3 million in the year-ago quarter, on net sales up 4.5%...
April 5, 2016
Dow Chemical has modified its license of Nanoco Group’s (Manchester, UK) cadmium-free quantum-dot production technology, removing the exclusivity component of the previous...
April 5, 2016
H.B. Fuller has agreed to acquire Advanced Adhesives (South Windsor, Australia), a maker of industrial adhesives with operations in Australia and New Zealand. Advanced Adhesives had...
April 4, 2016
KMG (Fort Worth, TX) says it has acquired Nagase FineChem (NFC; Singapore), a manufacturer of wet process chemicals for the electronics and semiconductor markets. KMG, a producer and distributor of specialty chemicals, has not disclosed the value of the deal....
March 31, 2016
Dow Corning on Thursday finished expanding its silicones manufacturing facility at Midland, MI. The company spent $6 million on the expansion, which will boost production of silicone...
March 31, 2016
Mitsui & Co. says that its Labix (Bangkok) joint venture with Thai Oil PCL (Bangkok), an affiliate of energy firm PTT (Bangkok), has started up a linear alkylbenzene (LAB)...
March 30, 2016
Hempel, an industrial and marine paint supplier, has reported record results for the third consecutive year. Revenue was €1.56 billion ($1.75 billion) in full-year 2015 compared...
March 29, 2016
Kemira says it is investing approximately €50–60 million ($56.0–67.1 million) to build a sodium chlorate production line and cell room at its Joutsenso, Finland, site. The new plant will be based on Kemira’s in-house technology and will “significantly increase current sodium chlorate capacity" at the site, Kemira says....
March 28, 2016
Additives and compuonds maker Americhem (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has acquired Vi-Chem (Grand Rapids, MI), a maker of thermoplatic elastomers and polyinvyl chlorides mostly aimed at the...
March 24, 2016
US specialty chemicals market volume index slipped 1.5% year-on-year (YOY) in February this year compared with February 2015, on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. Laggards continue to be oilfield chemicals, which dropped by 23.9% YOY (also 3MMA basis), followed by mining chemicals, down 13.0% YOY, and foundry chemicals, lower by 6.0%. Gains were notched by electronic chemicals, which climbed 17.3% YOY in February, construction chemicals, 7.8%, and cosmetic chemicals, 7.3%. Of the 28 sectors tracked by ACC, 19 improved in February this year versus a year ago, and 8 declined....
March 24, 2016
H.B. Fuller has reported fiscal first-quarter net income up 94.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $18.9 million, or 37 cts/share, on sales up 0.8%, to $474.3 million. Volumes grew by 5.8% YOY, offsetting a 0.5% decline in selling prices, and a 4.5% hit from negative currency impacts....
March 21, 2016
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a leading specialty chemicals company, on Monday announces its acquisition of Hexion Performance Adhesives & Coatings (Hexion PAC) for $226 million, which is being funded from existing cash resources and additional credit facilities. The acquisition is expected to be completed during the summer following regulatory approvals and satisfying other closing conditions....
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