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May 1, 2013
Wolf Group (Tallin) has acquired a 40% stake in Elasteq do Brasil (São Paolo), the group announced.  Elasteq specializes in the manufacture and sale of waterproofing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Estonias-Wolf-Group-acquires-stake-in-Brazil-sealants-producer_51632.html
April 30, 2013
The company says it is considering the sale of its $350-million/year peroxygens business, a leading producer of hydrogen peroxide and persulfates....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/FMC-considering-hydrogen-peroxide-sale_51620.html
April 30, 2013
FMC today reported first-quarter net income up 10% year-on-year (YOY), to $130.9 million, on sales up 5%, to $990.2 million. Excluding special charges, adjusted earnings totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/FMC-earnings-rise-on-solid-ag-biopolymers-results_51618.html
April 30, 2013
Ecolab’s first-quarter net income rose 221% year-on-year (YOY), to $159.6 million, on sales up 2%, to $2.87 billion. Excluding special charges—which had a major impact in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Ecolab-earnings-rise-on-margin-gains_51600.html
April 30, 2013
BP's petrochemicals business, including lubricants, delivered an underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and taxes of $404 million in the first quarter of this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/BPs-first-quarter-petchem-profits-fall-7-5-percent_51590.html
April 29, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says they have agreed to a multi-year collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize a set of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/IFF-Amyris-sign-biobased-fragrance-ingredients-pact_51582.html
April 29, 2013
KMG Chemicals has agreed to acquire OM Group’s electronic chemicals business in a $60-million deal, the company says. The business, known within OM Group as ultrapure chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-to-acquire-OM-Groups-electronic-chemicals-business_51564.html
April 26, 2013
SK Innovation (Seoul) plans to enter the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery market via a joint venture at Beijing with two state-owned Chinese partners, Beijing Automotive Industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/SK-Innovation-to-form-car-battery-JV-in-China_51467.html
April 26, 2013
Coatings makers are mostly optimistic about the industry’s outlook as the North American construction market rebounds and the industrial coatings markets experience solid growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Housing-rebound-cost-stability-are-boons-for-paint-makers_51466.html
April 26, 2013
Minerals Technologies today reported first-quarter net income up 4% year-on-year (YOY), to $18.8 million, on sales down 2%, to $251.3 million. Earnings totaled 53 cts/share, slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Minerals-Technologies-earnings-rise-4-percent_51531.html
April 26, 2013
Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta) plans to acquire Buckeye Technologies (Memphis, TN) in a $1.5-billion deal including debt, the companies have announced. The transaction will result in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Georgia-Pacific-to-acquire-chemical-cellulose-manufacturer-in-$1-5-billion-deal_51518.html
April 25, 2013
Tikkurila (Helsinki), the former paints and coatings subsidiary of Kemira, says revenue for the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 6.9%, to €138.4 million ($181.2 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-reports-good-first-quarter-profitability-despite-weak-market-development_51444.html
April 25, 2013
A strong US dollar and sales growth in its healthcare and industrial segments led to modest first quarter gains for 3M, according to their earnings released today. Net income increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/3M-reports-sales-growth-on-strong-US-dollar_51457.html
April 25, 2013
Saori Dubourg: Increasing our contribution to the aroma ingredients market. BASF and Petronas Chemicals say they will invest a total of $500 million in an integrated aroma ingredients...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/BASF-and-Petronas-to-invest-$500-million-to-build-aroma-ingredients-facility-in-Malaysia_51440.html
April 25, 2013
Elementis's (London) first-quarter sales volumes increased across most segments, the company announced today in an interim management statement. Specialty products sales volumes during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Elementiss-first-quarter-sales-volumes-increase-across-most-segments_51455.html
April 25, 2013
Cabot Microelectronics net income rose 70.9% year-on-year (YOY) to $9.4 million, or 40 cts/share, on revenues up 1.1%, to $100.4 million. Higher revenue from the dielectrics and copper...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Cabot-Micro-earnings-rise-but-miss-estimates_51460.html
April 25, 2013
Linde Electronics and the fluorochemicals producer Pelchem (Pretoria) have formed a strategic partnership to distribute xenon difluoride (XeF2), which is used in microelectromechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Linde-Electronics-and-Pelchem-form-xenon-difluoride-distribution-alliance_51437.html
April 25, 2013
Croda (Goole, UK) posted a £65.1-million ($99.3 million) pretax profit during the first quarter of the year, up 6.5% from the same quarter in 2012, when it recorded £61.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Crodas-first-quarter-pretax-profit-jumps-up-6-5-percent_51436.html
April 24, 2013
Ferro has reported first-quarter net income of $800,000 down 78.9% from the same quarter last year, on sales down 9.1% year-on-year (YOY), to $418 million. Excluding discontinued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Ferro-earnings-top-estimates-despite-sales-decline_51432.html
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