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October 28, 2013
AkzoNobel says it has opened a new €20-million ($27.5 million) decorative paints plant at Gwalior, India, which will have a production capacity of 55 million liters/year. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-opens-coatings-plant-in-India_56238.html
October 28, 2013
Sherwin-Williams announced its third-quarter financial results—showing growth in paint sales volume and through acquisitions. Net income increased 12% year-over-year (YOY), to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-reports-sales-jump-on-paint-stores-growth_56218.html
October 24, 2013
A. Schulman has reported a fiscal fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $1.1 million, compared with a profit of $12.7 million in the year-ago quarter. The loss was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/A-Schulman-net-income-hit-by-tax-charges_56182.html
October 23, 2013
W.R. Grace reports lower third-quarter results, since double-digit growth for engineered materials and construction products were not enough to offset weak demand for catalysts. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/W-R-Grace-profits-fall-8-percent_56115.html
October 23, 2013
Brenntag (Mülheim, Germany) has inaugurated a new facility at Granollers, Spain, dedicated to the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. The facility offers specialized...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Brenntag-opens-life-sciences-facility-in-Spain_56111.html
October 21, 2013
Sensient Technologies says it is enacting changes to pay practices for named elected executive officers, including the CEO, CFO and COO. The company will, this year, begin issuing half...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-changes-executive-pay-incentives_56082.html
October 21, 2013
FRX Polymers (Antwerp) announced today that it opened its first commercial-scale halogen-free polyphosphonate flame retardant (FR) plastics plant at Antwerp, Belgium...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/FRX-Polymers-opens-flame-retardant-plastics-plant-at-Antwerp_56081.html
October 21, 2013
Stepan has reported third-quarter net income of $20.4 million, up 1% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 8%, to $475.5 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 92 cts/share, up 1% and slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-earnings-rise-2-percent-on-higher-sales-polymers-acquisition_56068.html
October 18, 2013
KMG Chemicals says it will close a former OM Group (OMG) site, which was acquired along with OMG's ultra-pure chemicals (UPC) business earlier this year, site in Fremont, CA by 31...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-to-close-former-OM-Group-site-in-California_56038.html
October 18, 2013
Songwon (Ulsan, South Korea) is evaluating its next major investment and will make a decision within 18 months to two years, Johgho Park, CEO told CW during the K plastics fair...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Songwon-evaluates-options-for-its-next-major-investment-launches-PP-stabilizer-range_56028.html
October 18, 2013
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has acquired the European business for waterborne and UV overprint varnishes of Valspar (France). The business had sales of less than €8 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Altana-acquires-Valspars-overprints-varnishes-business_56032.html
October 18, 2013
PolyOne says it is expanding its operations in India with a new facility at Pune that will manufacture specialty materials—including solid masterbatches, liquid colorants, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOne-to-build-specialty-materials-facility-in-India_56014.html
October 17, 2013
Sensient Technologies has reported third-quarter earnings down 4.1% year-on-year (YOY) $31.5 million, or 63 cts/share, on sales up 0.7%, to $372 million. Adjusted earnings, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-earnings-fall-but-beat-estimates_56019.html
October 17, 2013
PPG Industries has reported third-quarter net income of $220 million, or $1.52/share, down 24% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 17%, to $4 billion. Excluding charges, which were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-earnings-rise-on-improving-coatings-demand_55998.html
October 17, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has developed a more efficient process for the enzymatic synthesis of the amino acids D-serine, L-serine, and DL-serine. The company says it has expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Evonik-develops-new-enzymatic-process-for-serine_55997.html
October 17, 2013
Eastman Chemical announced today that it is expanding capacity of its Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizers at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing facility. The expansion will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Eastman-plans-non-phthalate-plasticizer-expansion-at-Texas-City_55995.html
October 17, 2013
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) is investing about 1 billion Swedish kronor ($153.8 million) to develop a production platform at Stenungsund, Sweden—the largest investment the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Perstorp-to-build-butene-based-facility-at-Stenungsund_55990.html
October 16, 2013
Albemarle has reported third-quarter net income of $90.5 million, down 1.7% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 1.9%, to $648.6 million. Sales fell due to the exit of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-beats-estimates-but-earnings-fall-on-lower-sales_55986.html
October 16, 2013
International Fiber Corporation (IFC; North Tonawanda, NY) says it has acquired Fibred (Cumberland, MD), a maker of dietary soy fiber for foodstuffs. Fibred’s products go into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Arsenal-Capitals-IFC-buys-soy-fibers-firm_55983.html
October 16, 2013
UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL; Northbrook, IL), has validated the benefits of Milliken's (Spartanburg, SC) new-generation Millad-branded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/K-2013-Milliken-PP-clarifier-qualifies-for-environmental-claim-validation-label_55977.html
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