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November 5, 2014
Momfluorothrin and 5-chloro-2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (CMIT) have been added to the registry of intentions (RoI) under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Momfluorothrin-CMIT-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-CLH_65136.html
November 4, 2014
Albemarle says it is expanding capacity for production of liquid curatives at its site in Pasadena, TX. The expansion will support liquid curatives used in polyureas, urethanes and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-to-expand-liquid-curative-production_65109.html
November 4, 2014
IFF today reported third-quarter net earnings up 8% year-on-year (YOY), to $107.4 million, on sales up 4%, to $773.8 million. Earnings totaled $1.32/share, matching analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-earnings-rise-on-solid-fragrances-results_65107.html
November 4, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has started operations at its previously announced new powder coatings plant at Dubai. The facility will significantly increase capacity for the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-starts-up-powder-coatings-facility-in-Dubai_65093.html
October 31, 2014
Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (FECC) has approved PPG’s $2.3-billion acquisition of rival paint-maker Comex, clearing the way for the deal to close in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-gains-Mexican-regulatory-approval-for-Comex-acquisition_65040.html
October 30, 2014
Cosmetic products in which the final formulation, ingredients in a final formulation, or a finished product, have been subject to animal testing may not be placed on the market...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/European-Commission-ECHA-clarify-testing-requirements-of-Reach-cosmetics-regulation_64951.html
October 29, 2014
FMC today reported third-quarter earnings that more than tripled year-on-year (YOY), to $56.3 million, or 42 cts/share, on net revenues up 6%, to $1.02 billion. Excluding charges, such...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FMC-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_64920.html
October 29, 2014
Dow Corning, 50-50 joint venture between Dow Chemical and Corning,  reports third-quarter net income of $176 million, up 49% year-over-year (YOY). Sales were up 7% YOY, to $1.52...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Dow-Corning-reports-net-income-up-49-percent_64893.html
October 28, 2014
Chemtura today reported that it swung to a third-quarter net profit of $15 million, compared with a net loss of $44 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down 2% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-misses-estimates-launches-cost-cutting-program_64873.html
October 28, 2014
Packaging products maker MeadWestvaco (MWV) today reported income from continuing operations up 72% year-on-year (YOY) to $105 million, or 60 cts/share, on sales up 7%, to $1.47...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/MeadWestvaco-earnings-beat-estimates-specialty-chemicals-results-improve_64860.html
October 28, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on dichlofluanid and salicylic acid under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-dichlofluanid-and-salicylic-acid-under-CLH_64858.html
October 28, 2014
Ecolab today announced third-quarter net income up 18% year-on-year (YOY), to $364.9 million, or $1.19/share, on net sales up 6%, to $3.69 billion. Adjusted net income rose 16% YOY, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Ecolab-earnings-rise-on-strong-energy-results_64856.html
October 24, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has started operations at its previously announced new vehicle refinishes plant at Changzhou, China. Plans to build the plant were announced in 2011. The plant adds...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-opens-vehicle-refinishes-plant-in-China_64777.html
October 23, 2014
Sensient Technologies today reported third-quarter net earnings down 32.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $21.3 million, on sales down 1.6%, to $364.5 million. Adjusted earnings from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-Technologies-net-earnings-decline-adjusted-earnings-beat-estimates_64771.html
October 23, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) today reported net income up 69% year-on-year (YOY), to $37 million, on sales up 114%, to $543.5 million. The large increase in sales was mostly due to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Minerals-Technologies-earnings-beat-estimates_64770.html
October 23, 2014
Asian Paints (Mumbai) said on Wednesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Berger International (Singapore) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 51% stake in the Ethiopian firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Asian-Paints-signs-agreement-to-acquire-Ethiopian-firm-plans-to-invest-in-Indonesia_64697.html
October 22, 2014
Albemarle today reported third-quarter net income from continuing operations down 9.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $88 million, or 93 cts/share, on sales up 9%, to $642.4 million. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-earnings-beat-estimates-on-strong-catalysts-results_64691.html
October 22, 2014
A. Schulman today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $15.2 million, compared with a net loss of $2.7 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales up 16.8% year-on-year (YOY), to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Schulman-earnings-beat-estimates-on-solid-sales-increases_64690.html
October 22, 2014
Eastman Chemical today said it has completed its expansion of non-phthalate plasticizers capacity at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing plant. The expansion will increase production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-completes-plasticizers-capacity-expansion_63889.html
October 22, 2014
Stepan today reported fiscal third quarter net income down 34% year-on-year (YOY), to $13.5 million, on sales up 3%, to $491.4 million. Adjusted net income declined 16% YOY, to $15.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Stepan-falls-short-of-estimates-on-weak-surfactants-results_64677.html
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