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February 19, 2016
Lower gasoline prices are boosting demand and keeping refinery utilization rates high. Because catalysts are key to refiners’ profitability, the latest technologies remain in demand. In China, market players demand for refinery catalysts will fare better than its GDP growth....
February 18, 2016Albemarle has reported fourth-quarter net income totaling $174.3 million, compared with a loss of $18.5 million in the year-ago quarter. The swing to profit was mostly due to...
February 3, 2016Johnson Matthey (London) has reported sales of £736 million ($1.06 billion) for the third quarter of 2015, up 3% year-on-year for continuing businesses. The company states that...
January 20, 2016W.R. Grace said today it expects full-year 2015 sales to total $3.05 billion, with 2015 sales for GCP Applied Technologies to total $1.42 billion. GCP is Grace’s former...
November 19, 2015Johnson Matthey has reported a sales increase of 5% for the six months to 30 September, to £5.755 billion ($8.754 billion). Underlying profit before tax (PBT) decreased by 4%, to...
November 5, 2015Albemarle has reported third-quarter net income down 10.1% year-on-year (YOY), to $65.4 million, on sales up 40.9%, to $905.1 million. Adjusted earnings, excluding costs related to the...
October 22, 2015W.R. Grace reports an 81.2% year-on-year (YOY) decline in third-quarter net income, to $14.1 million, on lower volumes and unfavorable currency translation in its catalyst and...
August 25, 2015Albemarle 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...
July 14, 2015Albemarle will cease production of n-butyllithium at New Johnsonville, TN, by the first quarter of 2016 and shift production to existing plants in Germany and Taiwan. The New Johnsonville facility will continue to manufacture some specialty lithium products, says the company. The facility will support blending operations for customers in North America....
May 18, 2015Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), a 50-50 joint venture between W.R. Grace and Chevron, has announced plans to build a world-class hydroprocessing catalysts (HPCs) plant in...