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January 29, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Givaudan today said it performed solidly in 2014 in a challenging environment. Net income rose 15%, to 563.0 million Swiss francs ($617.0 million), in 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Givaudan-reports-solid-performance-in-2014_67302.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 28, 2015
Albemarle today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $18.5 million, or 24 cts/share, compared with a profit of $155.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales declined 6.4%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-on-lower-sales_67289.html
January 27, 2015
Cytec today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $29.3 million, or 41 cts/share, compared with a profit of $59.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales from continuing operations rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Cytec-beats-estimates-but-earnings-hit-by-accounting-adjustment_67253.html
January 26, 2015
Ashland today reported fiscal first-quarter net income from continuing operations down 55% year-on-year (YOY), to $40 million, or 57 cts/share, on sales that were roughly flat at $1.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Ashland-earnings-fall-on-elastomers-sale-charge-but-beat-estimates_67226.html
January 26, 2015
BASF has increased its production capacities for vitamin A by 25% by expanding a plant at Ludwigshafen. BASF has not disclosed capacity figures or the size of the investment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/BASF-completes-vitamin-A-expansion-at-Ludwigshafen_67205.html
January 23, 2015
Hardide Coatings (Bicester, UK), a maker of industrial surface coatings, is investing $7.0 million to build a new plant at an enterprise zone in Martinsville, VA. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Hardide-Coatings-to-build-plant-in-Virginia_67174.html
January 23, 2015
Clariant said today that it is acquiring a 30% stake in the health- and personal-care business of Beraca (São Paulo), a leading provider of natural and organic ingredients, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Clariant-acquires-stake-in-Brazilian-health-and-personal-care-firm-Beraca_67161.html
January 20, 2015
The Port Authority of Antwerp, in a review of chemicals-related investments, says that LBC Tank Terminals (Mechelen, Belgium) has added storage capacity at the port, allowing bunker...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Port-of-Antwerp-updates-on-storage-production-projects_67001.html
January 20, 2015
Latest figures from the British Coatings Federation (BCF; Leatherhead, UK) show that for the second consecutive year, paint sales have outperformed GDP, increasing 5.0% in volume...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/UK-paint-sales-outperform-the-economy-for-second-year_66998.html
January 15, 2015
H.B. Fuller last night reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income down by nearly half year-on-year (YOY), to $10.8 million, or 21 cts/share, on revenues up 2.7%, to $547.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-earnings-fall-despite-higher-sales_66858.html
January 15, 2015
PPG Industries today reported fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations of $86 million, or 62 cts/share, down 64% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 6%, to $3.71 billion. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-beats-estimates-on-solid-volumes_66855.html
January 12, 2015
Axalta and Shanghai Kinlita Chemical have signed a joint-venture agreement aimed at producing and selling coatings into China’s commercial truck market. Financial details of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-enters-into-truck-coatings-joint-venture-in-China_66765.html
January 9, 2015
Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives (South Bend, IN) has purchased the assets of Advanced Polymers International (API; Syracuse, NY) from Paper Conversions, Inc. (Syracuse) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Royal-Adhesives-buys-label-adhesive-maker_66720.html
January 8, 2015
MeadWestvaco (MWV) says it plans a tax-free spin-off of its specialty chemicals business, a maker of pine chemical derivatives for printing inks, adhesives, and asphalt paving, among...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/MeadWestvaco-to-spin-off-specialty-chemicals-business_66649.html
January 7, 2015
RPM today reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $69.8 million, up 9.8% year-on-year (YOY), on sales that were flat at $1.07 billion. Earnings totaled 52 cts/share, missing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-misses-estimates-cuts-guidance-despite-rising-income_66617.html
January 6, 2015
Evonik Industries named Tammo Boinowitz head of personal care, effective 1 January, the company says. He succeeds Deitmar Moll, who Evonik says is moving into a new role involving...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-names-new-personal-care-chief_66589.html
December 23, 2014
H.B. Fuller has agreed to acquire Continental Products Limited (Nairobi), an industrial adhesives maker active in eastern and central Africa, for an undisclosed sum. Continental...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-acquires-adhesives-firm-in-Africa_66435.html
December 23, 2014
Procter & Gamble (P&G) said on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Camay and Zest soap brands along with transferring a manufacturing facility in Mexico to Unilever for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Procter-and-Gamble-sells-Camay-and-Zest-brands-to-Unilever_66421.html
December 19, 2014
PPG Industries says it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Revocoat (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, France), a maker of sealants, adhesives, and dampers for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/PPG-to-acquire-automotive-materials-supplier_66369.html
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