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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
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
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