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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
January 8, 2016
Dow Chemical has confirmed that four employees were hospitalized after an explosion Thursday afternoon at the Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials facility in North Andover, MA. “Emergency personnel continue to work at the facility to ensure all safety and regulatory requirements are met,” Dow says. “The cause of the incident is not known at this time. An investigation is proceeding with the full cooperation and participation of the company. There is no risk to the community.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Dow-confirms-Andover-explosion-injuries-investigation-under-way_76308.html
January 7, 2016

Five employees have been injured in an explosion this afternoon at Dow Chemical’s North Andover, MA, facility, one critically, according to local news reports. Dow’s Andover operation, which was acquired with Rohm & Haas in 2009, manufacturers metalorganic precursors used to make light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and other semiconductor devices. Dow also makes the materials at Cheonan, South Korea.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Reports-Explosion-at-Dow-facility-in-Massachusetts-injures-5_76281.html
January 15, 2016
RPM today reported fiscal second-quarter net income up 19.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $83.4 million, on sales up 7.9%, to $1.07 billion. Earnings totaled 62 cts/share, beating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-beats-estimates-on-solid-sales-growth_76198.html
January 6, 2016
Ecolab says it has deconsolidated its Venezuelan operations for accounting purposes, starting in the fourth quarter of 2015. The action will be reflected on Ecolab’s 2015 balance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-deconsolidates-Venezuela-operations_76200.html
January 4, 2016
Private equity firm American Securities’ (New York) Royal Adhesives & Sealants has acquired Adhesive Systems (Frankfort, IL), an engineered adhesives maker, for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Royal-Adhesives-acquires-engineered-adhesives-firm_76164.html
January 4, 2016
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has signed its first biobased farnesene supply agreement for the nutraceuticals and vitamins market. Amyris says the deal is "a multimillion-dollar"...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Amyris-signs-first-biobased-farnesene-supply-agreement_76147.html
December 31, 2015
Protective automotive paints firm XPEL Technologies (San Antonio) has responded to a patent suit brought by 3M. The suit, filed yesterday in Minnesota federal district court, concerns...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Paint-firm-responds-to-3M-patent-suit_76133.html
December 29, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) says that its wholly owned graphics subsidiary in Jakarta will build a blending facility for liquid inks for food and beverage packaging in the Ngoro Industrial Park at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/printinginks/DIC-to-build-liquid-inks-plant-for-packaging-applications-in-Indonesia_76086.html
December 18, 2015
The specialty chemicals market volume index fell 2% year-on-year (YOY) in November on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis, the American Chemistry Council says. The index also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/US-specialty-chemicals-slip-in-November-both-year-on-year-and-on-previous-month-but-rise-year-to-date_75981.html
December 18, 2015
The General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg) has ruled that the European Commission has breached EU law by failing to adopt measures to identify and ban biocidal products with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Court-says-European-Commission-breached-EU-law-by-failing-to-adopt-measures-on-endocrine-disrupting-biocides_75979.html
December 18, 2015
CP Kelco (Atlanta) says it plans to increase its pectin production capacity in Europe. Capacity figures and the magnitude of the investment have not been disclosed. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/CP-Kelco-to-expand-Europe-pectin-capacity_75972.html
December 17, 2015
AkzoNobel today announced that it has started operations at a new facility for packaging inks at its site at Songjiang, China. The plant, located at the company's biggest site for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-starts-up-packaging-inks-facility-in-China_75901.html
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