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February 6, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has announced adjusted operating income of $48.0 million in fourth-quarter 2014 compared with $44.6 million for the year-ago period, an increase of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Sensient-Technologies-reports-increases-in-operating-income_67605.html
February 5, 2015
Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), including many fine chemical makers, are among the big beneficiaries from changes at big pharmaceutical companies, say attendees at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Informex-2015-CMOs-benefit-from-changes-at-big-pharma_67545.html
February 5, 2015
BASF says that it has opened new facilities in Taiwan for the electronic materials industry. The facilities — for production, research and development, and application testing A...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/BASF-opens-facilities-in-Taiwan-to-support-electronic-materials-industry_67518.html
February 4, 2015
Regulatory issues, most prominently reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and trade barriers, have been key topics of discussion at Informex 2015, held this week in New...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Informex-2015-Regulatory-hurdles-persist-as-industry-expects-growth_67510.html
February 4, 2015
Frutarom Industries, a leading player in the flavors and specialty fine ingredients industries, on Tuesday announced two acquisitions, one in Spain, the other in the United Kingdom...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-acquires-companies-in-Spain-UK_67480.html
February 4, 2015
Attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s annual convention in Orlando, FL this week say that the mood in the cleaning and home care sector is upbeat.  Turnout was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-Upbeat-mood-for-home-care-sector_67339.html
February 3, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) today announced the opening of a new flavors facility near Chicago. The new site, located in Schaumburg, IL, will serve the food and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-opens-new-flavors-facility-near-Chicago_67469.html
February 2, 2015
Penford shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a plan for the food and industrial market ingredient manufacturer to be acquired by Ingredion (Westchester, IL) for $340.0 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Penford-shareholders-okay-merger-with-Ingredion_67414.html
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
Fortaleza, a Bostik (Paris) subsidiary, has opened a manufacturing facility at Queimados, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The new facility manufactures cementitious tile adhesive...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Bostik-opens-adhesives-manufacturing-facility-in-Brazil_67311.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 29, 2015
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported fourth-quarter net income up 14.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $132.7 million, on sales up 4.6%, to $2.57 billion. Earnings totaled $1.37/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-earnings-rise-but-miss-estimates_67317.html
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
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