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August 25, 2015
Valspar on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income up 5.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $102.9 million, on sales down 6.5%, to $1.15 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.33/share...
August 25, 2015
Albemarle is planning to move its corporate headquarters and performance chemicals business operations to Charlotte, NC, from Baton Rouge, LA, as of June 2016. The company’s...
August 24, 2015
TerraVerdae BioWorks (Wilton, UK) has achieved commercial pilot-scale production of its biodegradable, natural microspheres for use in personal care and cosmetic products, as a direct...
August 20, 2015
PPG Industries plans to acquire the remaining stake in Chemfil Canada (Windsor, ON), a joint venture between PPG and Madinal Enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Chemfil...
August 19, 2015
Ajinomoto (Tokyo), a producer of amino acids, flavors, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals, says it has agreed with flavors specialist T. Hasegawa (Tokyo) to form an alliance...
August 18, 2015
Axalta has signed an agreement with National Coatings and Supplies (NCS; Raleigh, NC), a distributor, under which NCS will distribute Axalta’s powder coatings products in Utah...
August 14, 2015
Plastic additives producer Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) has posted huge increases in profits for the second quarter on higher selling prices and lower feedstock costs. Net...
August 14, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) and the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) are collaborating in the development of new methods to measure the level of...
August 13, 2015
Holding company Platform Specialty Products today reported a second-quarter net loss of $12.2 million, compared with a $400,000 loss in the year-ago quarter, on sales that more than...
August 12, 2015
Hexion has reported a second-quarter net loss of $2 million, compared with a loss of $22 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down 19% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.09 billion...
August 11, 2015
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) has reported second-quarter net income down 4% year-on-year (YOY), to $105.4 million, or $1.30/share, on sales down 3%, to $767.5 million...
August 6, 2015
Activated carbons maker Orion Engineered Carbons has reported a second-quarter net profit of €14.6 million ($16.0 million), compared with a loss of €6.4 million in the...
August 6, 2015
WestRock (Richmond, VA) has appointed Albemarle executive v.p. D. Michael Wilson as CEO of its Ingevity specialty chemicals unit, effective 1 September. Ingevity, the former MWV...
August 6, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has posted sales of €1.33 billion ($1.43 billion) in the first six months of this year, an increase of 41% year-on-year...
August 6, 2015
Calgon Carbon today reported second-quarter net income down 17.1% year-on-year (YOY), to $12.6 million, or 24 cts/share, on sales down 7.1%, to $135.5 million. Negative currency...
August 5, 2015
Swan Chemical, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals firm Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has acquired Production Systems Inc. (PSI; Akron, OH), a distributor of a range...
August 4, 2015
Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC (Tokyo), has announced that it has acquired Kingfisher Colours (Reading, UK), a privately owned cosmetics color...
August 4, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has reported that sales fell 7% year-on-year in second-quarter 2015, to €179.5 million ($196.9 million), compared with €192.9...
August 4, 2015
Axalta today reported a second-quarter net loss of $25.1 million, compared with a profit of $53.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales declined 3.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.09...
August 4, 2015
Cabot today reported a fiscal third-quarter net loss of $445 million, or $7.04/share, mostly due to a $482-million asset impairment charge related to the Supreme Court’s recent...
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