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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
June 18, 2014
Chemtura yesterday announced price increases for a variety of polymerization cocatalysts, which are used in polymerization processes. The increases, up to 30%, will be implemented on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Chemtura-raises-prices-for-polymerization-cocatalysts_61912.html
May 14, 2014
Start-up business Catalytic Technologies Ltd. (CTL; Stockton-on-Tees, UK) says it is aiming for 50% of worldwide polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and film production to be based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/UK-start-up-targets-50-percent-market-share-for-its-titanium-based-PET-catalyst_61057.html
April 16, 2014
Albemarle today reported net income down 32.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $56.6 million, or 71 cts/share, on net sales up 2.3%, to $656.7 million. Net income fell primarily due to charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-earnings-fall-but-beat-estimates_60350.html
March 20, 2014
W.R. Grace said yesterday that the company is targeting 8-10% growth in Ebit, and sales growth of 1.5-2 times (x) GDP from 2014 through 2018. The company, which in February emerged...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-sets-8-10-percent-Ebit-growth-target_59692.html
March 13, 2014
Haldor Topsoe says it has opened its newly expanded catalyst plant at Frederikssund, Denmark. The expansion, an investment of over 300 million Danish kroner ($56 million), has added a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Haldor-Topsoe-expands-catalyst-plant-in-Denmark_59459.html
January 28, 2014
Albemarle today reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $88.4 million, or $1.08/share, down 16% year-on-year (YOY), but ahead of analysts' consensus estimate of $1.04/share as...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-earnings-fall-YOY-but-beat-estimates_58379.html
December 12, 2013
W.R. Grace says the company is targeting an exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on or about 31 January 2014, general counsel Mark Shelnitz told investors during a conference call today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/W-R-Grace-expects-bankruptcy-exit-by-end-of-January_57356.html
November 21, 2013
Johnson Matthey (London) reported £174.3 million ($281.1 million) in profit for its fiscal first half ended 30 September 2013, an increase of about 22% on the same period the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-reports-22-percent-increase-in-first-half-profits_56849.html
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