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April 16, 2014
Albemarle today reported net income down 32.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $56.6 million, or 71 cts/share, on net sales up 2.3%, to $656.7 million. Net income fell primarily due to charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-earnings-fall-but-beat-estimates_60350.html
April 16, 2014
Lubrizol says it has formed an energy and water business unit to focus on its offerings oilfield, refinery process and industrial water treatment chemicals. The unit is a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Lubrizol-forms-energy-and-water-unit_60347.html
April 16, 2014
A. Schulman has announced that it is aiming to grow sales by 10-11%/year through 2018, to $3.6-$3.7 billion. The company is also aiming to grow adjusted earnings by an average of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Schulman-sets-double-digit-sales-and-earnings-growth-targets_60348.html
April 16, 2014
Dissident hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a new letter to Sensient shareholders accusing the company of governance shortfalls and of a failure to disclose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-FrontFour-trade-volleys-in-advance-of-shareholder-meeting_60333.html
April 16, 2014
Sri Lanka's Board of Investment (BOI; Colombo) has signed an agreement with S&D Associates (Colombo), to establish a textile chemical plant under the name S&D Chemicals, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Sri-Lankan-company-to-establish-textile-chemical-plant_60323.html
April 15, 2014
Sensient Technologies has reported a first-quarter net loss of $2.08 million, or 4 cts/share, compared with a profit of $21.4 million, or 43 cts/share, in the year-ago quarter, due...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-swings-to-loss-on-restructuring-charges-raises-guidance_60303.html
April 15, 2014
BASF has lifted its declaration of force majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E products for human and animal nutrition, at Ludwigshafen, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/BASF-lifts-force-majeure-on-citral-derivatives_60300.html
April 14, 2014

Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has agreed to acquire flavors and nutrition ingredients maker Diana Group (Vannes, France) from private equity firm Ardian (Paris) for €1.3 billion ($1.8 billion). The deal is expected to close in third-quarter 2014.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-to-acquire-Diana-Group-for-$1-8-billion_60284.html
April 11, 2014
Shareholder advisory firm ISS (New York) issued a report yesterday recommending a vote against a hedge fund’s dissident director slate at Sensient Technologies. FrontFour Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Shareholder-advisory-firm-weighs-in-against-Sensient-dissidents_60255.html
April 11, 2014
Givaudan (Geneva) recorded sales of  1.09 billion Swiss francs ($1.24 billion) during the first quarter of 2014, according to the company's results, published today. The results...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudans-first-quarter-sales-rise_60251.html
April 9, 2014
Paints and coatings makers are feeling increasingly optimistic about business prospects for 2014, as the rebounding construction market drives demand for architectural coatings and raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/ACS-2014-Optimism-rising-in-the-coatings-industry_60219.html
April 9, 2014
In the fourth quarter, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) will open a site for R&D and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Symrise-opens-R-and-D-facility-in-Brazils-Amazon-region_60206.html
April 9, 2014
The board of BASF–Petronas Chemicals (BPC), a 60-40 joint venture, has approved the final investment decision and agreed to invest 1.5 billion ringgit ($462 million) to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/BASF-Petronas-JV-confirms-aroma-ingredients-project-in-Malaysia_60204.html
April 9, 2014
Clariant has completed the acquisition of Plastchemix (Vadodara, India), the company announced today in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Plastchemix's activities will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Clariant-completes-acquisition-of-India-masterbatch-firm_60203.html
April 8, 2014
Research and development (R&D) in the paints and coatings industry is being driven by a variety of issues, chief among energy efficiency and the development of new substrates in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/ACS-2014-Energy-issues-new-substrates-key-drivers-for-coatings-R-and-D_60195.html
April 8, 2014
Sensient Technologies announced today that it has named Sam Lteif president of its flavors business. Lteif joins the company, effective 7 April, after 14 years at PepsiCo. Lteif has 23...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-names-flavors-president_60179.html
April 8, 2014
Ashland’s specialty ingredients unit has completed a 13,000 sq-ft expansion of its Macon, GA facility—moving its Nuosept biocides production line from Leaside, ON to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Ashland-completes-Georgia-biocide-plant-expansion_60181.html
April 4, 2014
Balchem says it has agreed to acquire SensoryEffects (St. Louis), a privately-held maker of food and beverage ingredients, for $567 million. SensoryEffects’ 2014 revenues should...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Balchem-to-acquire-food-ingredients-maker-SensoryEffects_59971.html
April 4, 2014
Sherwin-Williams (SW) announced today that it is terminating its agreement to acquire Mexican paint supplier Comex, which has run into antitrust issues in Mexico. SW has already...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-terminates-Comex-Mexico-acquisition_60120.html
April 4, 2014
BASF-Petronas Chemicals,  a 60-40 joint venture, is expected to begin construction of a 1.63-billion ringgit ($496.2 million) integrated aroma ingredient plant at the end of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Reports-BASF-and-Petronas-to-start-construction-soon-on-aroma-ingredient-project-in-Malaysia_60116.html
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