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January 28, 2016
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported fourth quarter net income up 49.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $198.0 million, as architectural paint volumes rose and costs declined, offsetting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-beats-estimates-on-lower-costs-higher-volumes_76728.html
January 26, 2016
Celanese says it will increase the price of ethyl acetate in Europe and the Mideast by €60/m.t. ($65.06), effective 1 February. The company increased prices in the Americas by 5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Celanese-increases-price-of-ethyl-acetate-in-Europe-Mideast_76682.html
January 26, 2016
Ashland has reported fiscal first-quarter net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $91 million, mostly because of a charge in the year-ago quarter. Sales fell 16% YOY, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Ashland-beats-estimates-but-sales-down-on-energy-and-currency_76680.html
January 26, 2016
DuPont on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter 2015 net loss of $253 million, or 26 cts/share, due mostly to restructuring charges as the company implements cost-cutting programs. Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/DuPont-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales-raises-cost-cutting-targets_76676.html
February 1, 2016
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index was down 2.7% in December 2015 compared with the year-ago month but fell only 0.3% year-to-date (YTD) in 2015 versus one year ago, both figures on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The index slipped 0.1% in December versus the earlier month, following a fall of 0.7% in November (both 3MMA)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/ACC-US-specialty-chemicals-moderating_76606.html
January 22, 2016
PPG Industries on Thursday reported fourth-quarter 2015 net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $314 million, because of a charge in the year-ago quarter and rising...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Industries-earnings-beat-estimates-on-higher-volumes_76605.html
January 21, 2016
Polysys Additive Technologies Middle East (PAT ME) held an opening ceremony Thursday for a one-pack systems (OPS) plant in Abu Dhabi. The plant is now operational and has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Songwon-JV-inaugurates-OPS-plant-in-Abu-Dhabi_76600.html
January 21, 2016
Rare earth prices stabilized at the end of last year, according to IHS Chemical data. The IHS rare earths oxide price index, a consumption-weighted index of nine rare earth oxides...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Rare-earth-prices-stabilize-increases-ahead_76608.html
January 21, 2016
The European Commission has granted authorization for two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The authorized uses are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/European-Commission-authorizes-two-uses-of-HBCDD_76568.html
January 20, 2016
An investment firm has proposed that Ashland sell its specialty ingredients business and restructure Valvoline to create a master limited partnership (MLP), according to a Reuters...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Report-Investor-seeks-sale-of-Ashland-specialties-business-MLP-for-Valvoline_76592.html
January 20, 2016
W.R. Grace said today it expects full-year 2015 sales to total $3.05 billion, with 2015 sales for GCP Applied Technologies to total $1.42 billion. GCP is Grace’s former...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-outlook-calls-for-lower-full-year-sales-in-2015_76577.html
January 27, 2016
AkzoNobel has acquired the outstanding shares in EkO Peroxide from joint venture partner OCI Peroxygens for an undisclosed sum. The jv was founded nine years ago to own and operate a 70,000-short tons/year hydrogen peroxide facility at Columbus, MS....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/AkzoNobel-acquires-EkO-Peroxide_76536.html
January 19, 2016
Omnova Solutions on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter 2015 net loss due to a one-time charge and the downturn in oil and gas. On sales down 18% year-on-year (YOY), to $200.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Omnova-results-hit-by-falling-oil-and-gas-volumes_76537.html
January 19, 2016
Nippon Paint Holdings (Tokyo) said on Tuesday that its Nippon Paint (Europe) subsidiary has acquired the 49% it did not already own in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Nippon-Paint-Holdings-gains-full-ownership-of-OEM-coatings-maker-Bollig-and-Kemper_76526.html
January 15, 2016
Kemira announced on Friday that it has initiated a preengineering study for additional bleaching chemicals capacity, which may include expanding hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and chlorates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-studying-expanding-bleaching-chemicals-in-Nordic-region_76469.html
January 14, 2016
Adhesives maker H.B. Fuller has reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income that more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $25.0 million, or 49 cts/share, on revenues up 0.1%, to $548.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-earnings-rise-sales-flat-on-currency_76399.html
January 12, 2016
Italmatch Chemicals (Genoa, Italy) announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Solvay’s desalination and phosphonates and phosphonic acid-based water additives business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Italmatch-Chemicals-buys-Solvay-phosphorus-based-water-additives-business_76346.html
January 11, 2016
A. Schulman Monday reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 61% year-on-year (YOY), to $5.2 million, or 18 cts/sahre, on sales up 5.6%, to $649.2 million. Adjusted earnings, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Schulman-falls-short-of-estimates-on-lower-volumes-charges_76323.html
January 11, 2016
Hyosung (Seoul) is increasing its production capacity for nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) by 3,750 m.t./year, according to local news sources. On 11 September 2015, the company reportedly announced plans to build a 200-billion won ($165.6 million); 2,500 m.t./year NFproduction facility at Quzhou, China, that would begin production during the second half of 2017....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Hyosung-to-build-$166-million-nitrogen-trifluoride-plant-in-China_76322.html
January 8, 2016
The worldwide specialty chemicals market will grow an average 3.6%/year through 2019 versus an expectation of 3.8%/year one year ago, according to IHS Chemical. The combined...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Outlook-specialties-Emerging-markets-to-grow-fastest_76297.html
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