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March 4, 2015
Rennovia (Santa Clara, CA) and Johnson Matthey have entered into a joint agreement for the co-development and manufacture of catalysts to be used in the scale-up and commercialization...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Rennovia-Johnson-Matthey-to-co-develop-and-manufacture-catalysts-for-biobased-adipic-acid-process_68297.html
February 25, 2015
Chemtura today reported fourth-quarter adjusted net earnings from continuing operations of $8 million, or 10 cts/share, down 50% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 14%, to $467...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Chemtura-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales_68105.html
February 23, 2015
BASF says that it has completed installing and starting up high-performance milling and decanning equipment at the company's Cinderford, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-completes-precious-metals-recycling-capacity-hike-in-UK_68004.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 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/catalysts/Informex-2015-Regulatory-hurdles-persist-as-industry-expects-growth_67510.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
December 10, 2014
AkzoNobel says a fire at its Battleground facility in La Porte, TX, damaged the building housing its high-purity metallo-organics (HPMO) unit on 9 December. The company has not said whether the fire, which was extinguished within 20 minutes, affected production....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/AkzoNobel-reports-fire-at-Texas-high-purity-metallo-organics-unit_66034.html
December 2, 2014
BASF’s refining catalysts business has launched a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts testing and research laboratory at a company site at Heidelberg, Germany. The site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-launches-FCC-catalyst-lab-in-Germany_65776.html
October 22, 2014
Albemarle today reported third-quarter net income from continuing operations down 9.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $88 million, or 93 cts/share, on sales up 9%, to $642.4 million. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-earnings-beat-estimates-on-strong-catalysts-results_64691.html
October 22, 2014
W.R. Grace today reported third-quarter net income of $74.5 million, down 3% year-over-year (YOY) on higher corporate and other expenses. Reported adjusted earnings of $1.07/share were down 8.5% YOY but surpassed analyst estimates of 95 cts/share, according to Thomson Reuters (New York). Sales grew 11% YOY, to $856.4 million due to higher sales volumes, improved pricing, and favorable currency translation—with acquisitions contributing 4% to growth, the company says. Adjusted Ebit for the third quarter was $180.9 million, up 27% YOY....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-reports-rise-in-sales-curbs-full-year-guidance_64675.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has open a 45-day public commenting period on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for four substances: dibutyltin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/ECHA-starts-public-consultation-on-four-substances-under-CLH_64293.html
September 11, 2014
CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP; New York) has reached a deal to acquire a 47% stake in silica and catalyst maker PQ from Carlyle Group (Washington). CCMP sold PQ to Carlyle for $1.5 billion in 2007. Terms of the latest deal, expected to close by early 2015, were not immediately available....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/CCMP-returns-to-acquire-47-percent-stake-in-PQ-from-Carlyle_63760.html
September 5, 2014
Johnson Matthey says it has acquired Catacel (Ravenna, OH), a maker of high-heat transfer catalysts for gases production and reactors for fuel processing in fuel cells. The deal's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-US-catalysis-firm_63638.html
August 5, 2014
Bio2Electric (Princeton, NJ), trading as EcoCatalytic Technologies, has received a three-year, $3.8-million award from the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/US-start-up-receives-award-to-develop-catalyst-technology-for-olefin-production-from-natural-gas_62999.html
July 30, 2014
Albemarle today reported second-quarter down 73% year-on-year (YOY), to $22.5 million, on sales up 5%, to $604.7 million. Net income fell due to an accounting loss on discontinued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-earnings-fall-on-discontinued-operations-but-beat-estimates_62837.html
July 23, 2014
W.R. Grace reports second-quarter net income of $136.7 million, 50.6% higher year-on-year (YOY), on higher sales volumes and acquisitions. Adjusted earnings were flat YOY at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Higher-volumes-Unipol-acquisition-bolster-W-R-Grace-results_62676.html
July 22, 2014
Albemarle announced today that its collaboration with Delft University of Technology, Haldor Topsoe, FEI Company, and Leiden Probe Microscopy has led to ­­­an innovative...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-Haldor-Topsoe-collaboration-advances-catalyst-research-technology_62647.html
July 18, 2014
BASF has inaugurated its largest European production plant for mobile emission catalysts at Środa Śląska, a special economic zone near Wrocław, Poland, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-inaugurates-mobile-emissions-catalysts-plant-in-Poland_62586.html
July 10, 2014
BASF and the Cluster of Excellence Unifying Concepts in Catalysis (UniCat) have opened the BasCat Laboratory building on the south campus of Technical University (TU) Berlin, BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-opens-catalyst-research-lab-in-Germany_62363.html
June 26, 2014
Haldor Topsøe is establishing an automotive catalyst production facility in Brazil, the company announced today. It will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Haldor-Topsøe-to-build-automotive-catalysts-plant-in-Brazil_62045.html
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