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November 19, 2013
Thomas Swan & Co. (Consett, UK) says it has commissioned a carbon nanotube purification plant at the company's Consett production site. The plant has a capacity of 500 kg/year and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/UK-firm-commissions-carbon-nanotubes-plant_56796.html
November 19, 2013
Valspar today reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $63.5 million, down 14% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 8%, to $1.1 billion. Excluding restructuring charges, adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-earnings-beat-estimates-on-rising-sales_56781.html
November 18, 2013
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it has concluded the terms of an agreement for the acquisition of 75% of the share capital of the Protein...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-acquires-Russian-flavors-company_56746.html
November 14, 2013
Eastman Chemical has opened a specialty fluids testing lab in Singapore for Therminol-branded heat-transfer fluids and Skydrol-branded aviation hydraulic fluids, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Eastman-opens-specialty-fluids-testing-lab-in-Singapore_56692.html
November 14, 2013
KMG Chemicals will cease production at its electronic chemicals plant in Milan and transfer production sites in France and the UK, the company says. The Milan site, which was acquired...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-Chemicals-to-cease-production-in-Italy_56704.html
November 13, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has received seven applications for authorization for uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/DEHP-DBP-authorization-under-Reach-ECHA-initiates-eight-week-public-consultation_56671.html
November 13, 2013
BASF said today that it will build a coating additives production plant at Nanjing, China, which will cater for the Chinese and Asia/Pacific markets. The move will further strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-to-build-coating-additives-plant-at-Nanjing-to-serve-AsiaPacific_56664.html
November 12, 2013
Rockwood has reported third-quarter adjusted net income of $48.2 million, or 63 cts/share, down 31.5% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 3.2%, to $890.1 million. Actual net income totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Rockwood-nets-big-one-time-gain-on-ceramics-sale-adjusted-earnings-fall_56644.html
November 12, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it will change its external reporting structure by reducing to two reporting segments instead of the previous four. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-to-change-reporting-structure-from-2014_56638.html
November 8, 2013
Johnson Matthey (JM) has opened a €60-million expansion of its emission-control catalysts facility at Bunardzik, Macedonia. The expansion consists of two additional manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-completes-emission-control-catalysts-expansion-in-Macedonia_56587.html
November 7, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says "its profitability was at a record-high level in third-quarter 2013." Ebit before non-recurring items was €33.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-posts-record-third-quarter-profitability_56525.html
November 6, 2013
Calumet Specialty Products today reported a net loss of $34.8 million, or 54 cts/share, compared with a profit of $42.4 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales up 28% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Calumet-Specialty-Products-swings-to-loss_56486.html
November 5, 2013
Ashland today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations of $404 million, or $5.13/share, compared with a $272-million net loss in the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales-confirms-water-treatment-sale_56453.html
November 5, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has increased Ebitda 10%, to €290.2 million ($392 million) in the first nine months of 2013. Group sales rose 10%, to €1.4 billion, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Symrise-posts-10-percent-increase-in-sales-Ebitda_56446.html
November 4, 2013
Chemtura today reported a third-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $44 million, or 45 cts/share, compared with earnings of $22 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-earnings-meet-estimates-flame-retardants-difficulties-continue_56436.html
November 4, 2013
Calgon Carbon says it has signed a 10-year contract with the city of Glendale, AZ, to provide reactivation services for activated carbon for use in the city’s drinking water. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Calgon-Carbon-signs-reactivation-contract-with-Glendale-AZ_56420.html
November 1, 2013
PPG Industries has named Diane Kappas v.p./Americas for the protective and marine coatings (PMC) business, effective 1 December. Also, the company says that Jane Valenta has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-names-new-v-p-protective-and-marine-coatings_56387.html
November 1, 2013
KMG Chemicals v.p. and CFO John Sobchak is will depart to pursue other interests after the company files its annual report in December, KMG says. Sobchak has been KMG’s CFO since...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-Chemicals-CFO-departs_56389.html
November 1, 2013
Kemira and Wilmar International announced today that they have signed a joint venture agreement to manufacture alkylketene dimer (AKD) wax in China. The jv entities in China will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemira-and-Wilmar-to-form-alkyl-ketene-dimer-wax-JV-in-China_56381.html
November 1, 2013
Firmenich, a leading, privately owned flavors and fragrances company, has inaugurated a $30-million manufacturing facility in Indonesia. The plant at Karawang, near Jakarta, will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Firmenich-opens-flavors-plant-in-Indonesia_56380.html
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