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July 25, 2013
EPA says it has added more than 130 substances to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List. For the first time, 119 chemicals used as fragrances for commercial and consumer cleaning...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/EPA-adds-130-chemicals-including-119-fragrances-to-safer-ingredients-list_53885.html
July 25, 2013
FMC has announced that it is acquiring Epax (Ålesund, Norway), a leading manufacturer of omega-3 fatty acid concentrates. The acquisition is valued at about $345 million. Omega-3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FMC-acquires-omega-3-producer-Epax_53854.html
July 24, 2013
Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Unist; Ulsan, South Korea) have found a simple, low-cost, and eco-friendly method of creating nitrogen-doped graphene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Korean-researchers-find-eco-friendly-method-for-creating-nitrogen-doped-graphene-nanoplatelets_53856.html
July 24, 2013
Stepan’s second-quarter net income rose 6% year-on-year (YOY), to $22.7 million, on net sales up 1%, to $474.4 million. Excluding deferred compensation plan income, however, net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/surfactants/Stepan-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-on-weak-surfactants-results_53880.html
July 23, 2013
Kemira reported today a net profit of €3.7 million ($4.9 million) for the second quarter of this year, a drop of 88% from the €31.4 million posted during the same period last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Kemiras-net-profit-tumbles-88-percent-restructuring-on-track-outlook-confirmed_53833.html
July 23, 2013
Avery Dennison today reported second-quarter net income up 7% year-on-year (YOY), to $68.8 million, or 68 cts/share, on sales up 3%, to $1.55 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled 71...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Avery-Dennison-earnings-rise-on-higher-sales-cost-cuts_53837.html
July 23, 2013
Croda's (Goole, UK) second-quarter profit before tax stood at £68 million ($89.5 million), up 6.1% on the same period the year before, the company announced today. Ebit was also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Croda-posts-6-1-percent-increase-in-second-quarter-profits_53830.html
July 22, 2013
PPG today reported second-quarter net income up 14.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $341 million, on sales up 16%, to $4.1 billion. Adjusted earnings—which exclude acquisition...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-earnings-rise-on-strong-industrial-coatings-results_53740.html
July 22, 2013
RPM today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income down 20.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $65.4 million, on sales up 6.3%, to $1.17 billion. Excluding $42.7 million in special charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-beats-estimates-on-higher-sales_53817.html
July 22, 2013
Expectations for a modest improvement in semiconductor demand and new materials development opportunities presented by next-generation chip architectures helped fuel optimistic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Semicon-West-2013-Outlook-positive-as-chip-demand-rebounds_53584.html
July 22, 2013
PPG Industries has inaugurated a facility at its Tianjin, China, site for the production of heavy-duty equipment coatings, the company has announced. With annual capacity of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-opens-coatings-facility-in-China_53800.html
July 19, 2013
The Indian government has extended antidumping duties on imports of rubber chemicals from China and South Korea by another year, until May 2014. This was in response to a petition from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/India-extends-antidumping-duties-on-rubber-chemicals-from-China-South-Korea_53766.html
July 18, 2013
Chemtura says it is expected second-quarter sales to decline 0.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $735 million, with second-quarter Ebitda falling 7.6%, to $109 million. The company released...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-preliminary-results-in-line-with-expectations_53744.html
July 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW) says that Mexico’s competition commission has voted three to two against authorizing the company’s $2.34-billion acquisition of Comex, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Mexican-authorities-oppose-Sherwin-Williams-acquisition_53743.html
July 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported second-quarter net income of $257.3 million, up 12.9% year-on-year (YOY), on consolidated net sales of $2.71 billion, up 5.5%, as volumes rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_53742.html
July 17, 2013
DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts, a joint venture of DuPont and Tate & Lyle, has introduced a Pharmacopeia-grade propanediol, a natural solvent and humectant that can replace...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/DuPont-Tate-and-Lyle-launches-biosourced-propanediol-for-food-applications_53703.html
July 16, 2013
Synthetic biology start-up Modular Genetics (Woburn, MA) says it has demonstrated the production and downstream purification of the surfactant acyl glutamate via fermentation. Modular...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Synthetic-biology-start-up-demonstrates-glycinate-production_53686.html
July 16, 2013
Koppers says it is cutting its second-quarter 2013 earnings guidance by about 32%, to 66–70 cts/share, down from $1.00/share previously, on "volatility in demand and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Koppers-cuts-guidance-on-weak-European-demand_53678.html
July 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published two new guidance documents concerning biocides, the agency announced today. The documents are applicable from 1 September...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/ECHA-publishes-two-new-guidance-documents-concerning-biocides_53664.html
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