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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
October 31, 2013
AkzoNobel says it has acquired a 50% stake and management control of Sadolin Paints Oman (Muscat). Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. AkzoNobel has signed a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-acquires-50-percent-stake-in-Oman-paints-company_56333.html
October 30, 2013
Lubricants maker Quaker Chemical has reported a net income of $12.6 million, up 15.6% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 1.8%, to $184.1 million. Earnings totaled 95 cts/share, beating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Chemical-earnings-rise-on-higher-sales_56319.html
October 30, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it is opening a catalysis laboratory to advance its strategic focus in green chemistry. The company says its scent and care business will use the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Symrise-to-open-green-chemistry-laboratory_56318.html
October 29, 2013
Cabot Microelectronics Corp. (CMC),  a leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and a growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Cabot-Microelectronics-profits-surge-past-estimates_56283.html
October 29, 2013
Ecolab today reported net income of $308 million, up 29% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 15%, to $3.49 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.04/share, up 20% and slightly ahead of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-earnings-rise-on-strong-sales_56285.html
October 29, 2013
Honeywell announced today that it will establish a new manufacturing campus at Zhangjiagang, China, to support growing demand in Asia for energy technology and advanced materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Honeywell-to-build-PDH-catalyst-plant-in-China_56277.html
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