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July 31, 2014
Ashland today reported fiscal third-quarter earnings from continuing operations down 20% year-on-year (YOY), to $71 million, or 90 cts/share, on sales down 1%, to $1.6 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Ashland-earnings-fall-but-adjusted-earnings-beat-estimates_62918.html
July 30, 2014
FMC today reported net income of $109.1 million, or 81 cts/share, down 8% year-on-year (YOY), on revenues up 13%, to $987.8 million. Excluding special charges, adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/FMC-earnings-rise-as-ag-rebounds-but-fall-short-of-estimates_62841.html
July 30, 2014
Albemarle today reported second-quarter down 73% year-on-year (YOY), to $22.5 million, on sales up 5%, to $604.7 million. Net income fell due to an accounting loss on discontinued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-earnings-fall-on-discontinued-operations-but-beat-estimates_62837.html
July 30, 2014
Ferro today announced its second quarter results from continuing operations, and the company now fully recognizes substantially all of its specialty plastics and polymer additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Ferro-earnings-up-as-specialty-plastics-polymer-additives-businesses-discontinue_62833.html
July 30, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sika-reports-18-percent-growth-in-first-half-2014-sales-net-profit-leaps-25-7-percent_62813.html
July 30, 2014
Dow Corning announced its results today for its fiscal second quarter, with marked improvement in silicone sales in most geographies. The company says there was also significant growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Dow-Corning-results-up-on-silicone-sales_62807.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for bendiocarb (1,3-benzodioxol-4-ol, 2,2-dimethyl-...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-for-bendiocarb_62799.html
July 29, 2014
Chemtura today reported second-quarter earnings up 59% year-on-year (YOY), to $43 million, on sales up 3%, to $609 million. Earnings from continuing operations totaled $30 million, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-misses-estimates-despite-higher-sales_62791.html
July 29, 2014
Ecolab today reported adjusted net income up 46% year-on-year (YOY), to $311.4 million, on net sales up 7%, to $3.57 billion. Adjusted income totaled $1.03/share, slightly ahead of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-beats-estimates-on-solid-sales-growth-narrows-guidance_62777.html
July 28, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its profitability for the first half of 2014 was “good despite weak demand in Russia.” First-half revenue was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-sales-fall-7-4-percent-in-second-quarter-EPS-increases-slightly_62759.html
July 28, 2014
Stepan announced on Friday that it is carrying out front-end engineering design for a $60–70-million chemical production facility in the industrial corridor of Ascension Parish...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-plans-surfactants-and-polymer-intermediates-plant-in-Louisiana_62730.html
July 28, 2014
RPM today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 66.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.8 million, on sales up 9.1%, to $1.28 billion. On an adjusted basis—excluding some...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-earnings-rise-subsidiary-agrees-to-settle-asbestos-claims_62746.html
July 25, 2014
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) says that net income for the quarter fell 10% year-on-year (YOY) because of $13 million in restructuring costs. The company says that adjusted operating income increased by 11%, to$61.2 million. Sales were down 1% YOY, to $374.7 million. Reported adjusted earnings 81 cts/share rose 10% YOY and were above analyst estimates of 79 cts/share, according to Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-earnings-drop-on-restructuring-charges_62719.html
July 24, 2014
BASF Shanghai Coatings, a joint venture between BASF Group and Shanghai Huayi Fine Chemical, today inaugurated its automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai chemical industry park. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-opens-&euro50-million-automotive-coatings-plant-at-Shanghai_62688.html
July 23, 2014
W.R. Grace reports second-quarter net income of $136.7 million, 50.6% higher year-on-year (YOY), on higher sales volumes and acquisitions. Adjusted earnings were flat YOY at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Higher-volumes-Unipol-acquisition-bolster-W-R-Grace-results_62676.html
July 23, 2014
Stepan today reported second-quarter net income up 7% year-on-year (YOY), to $24.4 million, on net sales up 6%, to $504.1 million. Excluding deferred compensation, earnings totaled 90...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_62665.html
July 23, 2014
Merck KGaA at today’s press conference at Shanghai affirmed its commitment to China. Merck will in August hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a previously announced €80...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Merck-KGaA-affirms-commitment-to-China-will-break-ground-on-pharma-unit_62655.html
July 22, 2014
Albemarle announced today that its collaboration with Delft University of Technology, Haldor Topsoe, FEI Company, and Leiden Probe Microscopy has led to ­­­an innovative...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-Haldor-Topsoe-collaboration-advances-catalyst-research-technology_62647.html
July 21, 2014
PolyOne today reported net income from continuing operations of $30.9 million, or 33 cts/share, down 24.9% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 2.9%, to $1.01 billion. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/PolyOne-earnings-rise-beat-estimates-on-improving-margins_62625.html
July 18, 2014
BASF has inaugurated its largest European production plant for mobile emission catalysts at Środa Śląska, a special economic zone near Wrocław, Poland, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-inaugurates-mobile-emissions-catalysts-plant-in-Poland_62586.html
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