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May 17, 2013
PQ says it will invest more than $120 million to expand catalyst production at its Kansas City, KS, site. The project will increase capacity for PQ’s wholly owned silica...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/PQ-to-invest-$120-million-to-boost-catalyst-production-at-Kansas-City-site_52144.html
May 14, 2013
W.R. Grace says it has advanced its previously announced plans to build a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts manufacturing plant unit near Abu Dhabi, United Arab...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-advances-Mideast-catalyst-project_51982.html
May 7, 2013
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is awarding the 10th annual Gordon E. Moore Medal to Jerzy Klosin—a research fellow at Dow Chemical—at a luncheon to be held on 17...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Dow-researcher-wins-Society-of-Chemical-Industry-medal_51836.html
April 24, 2013
Delayed catalyst orders and downtime at customer operations drove W.R. Grace’s first-quarter results below expectations. The company reported net income of $52.9 million for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-reports-first-quarter-earnings-down-13-percent_51403.html
April 19, 2013
Praxair announced is has successfully implemented its CONOx emissions control technology at Valero’s (San Antonio) refinery at Ardmore, OK. The technology helps the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Praxair-implements-emission-control-technology-at-Oklahoma-FCC-unit_51311.html
April 19, 2013
Honeywell’s performance materials and technologies (PMT) unit reports segment profit of $319 million for the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended 31 March, a 17% increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/UOP-lifts-Honeywells-first-quarter-profits_51308.html
April 15, 2013
Perstorp and Johnson Matthey (JM) say that JM has acquired Perstorp’s formaldehyde technology and catalyst business, Formox (Perstorp, Sweden), for 1.05 billion Swedish kronor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/JM-buys-Perstorp-catalyst-and-technology-business_51131.html
April 10, 2013
Albemarle announced today that it is increasing global prices of its fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts by about $350/m.t., effective immediately. The company says the increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-Grace-raise-FCC-catalyst-prices_51063.html
April 10, 2013
W.R. Grace cut its earnings outlook for 2013 and reported preliminary earnings below analysts’ estimates, as destocking and operational issues amid catalyst customers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-cuts-2013-outlook-warns-on-weak-catalyst-results_51047.html
April 9, 2013
A. Schulman today reported fiscal second-quarter net income up 29.7% year-on-year (YOY), to $11.8 million, on sales up 5.3%, to $522.4 million. A tax allowance and an acquisition drove...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Schulman-falls-short-of-estimates-on-Europe-weakness_51005.html
March 19, 2013
BASF and Shell have entered into a three-year agreement that will position BASF as a supplier of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts to Shell’s global refining network....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-signs-FCC-catalysts-agreement-with-Shell_50537.html
March 19, 2013
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (Beijing) has approved a $4.3-billion investment in a refinery and aromatics complex by Zhejiang Hengyi at Pulau Muara Besar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/China-approves-Hengyis-refinery-and-aromatics-investment-in-Brunei_50461.html
March 1, 2013
Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), a joint venture between W.R. Grace and Chevron, announced last week that it has signed a sales agreement with Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/ART-Chevron-Lummus-Global-ink-catalyst-sales-agreement_50203.html
February 6, 2013
W.R. Grace reported a net loss of $111.6 million for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended 31 December 2012, compared with net income of $58.1 in the year-ago quarter. The 2012 quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-swings-to-a-loss-on-asbsestos-liability-adjustment_49606.html
January 30, 2013
Johnson Matthey reported a 2% year-on-year (YOY) decrease in group sales, excluding precious metals, to £635 million ($998 million), for its fiscal third quarter ended 31...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-reports-lower-quarterly-sales_49439.html
January 25, 2013
Honeywell's performance materials and technologies (PMT) unit reported a 6% drop in fourth-quarter profit, to $210.0 million, on lower margins, lower sales by Honeywell's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Honeywells-chemicals-unit-reports-a-6-percent-drop-in-fourth-quarter-earnings_49346.html
January 22, 2013
Albemarle’s fourth-quarter net income totaled $37.7 million, or 42 cts/share down 17.1% from the year-ago period, on sales down 2.8% to $687.6 million. Excluding charges related...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-beats-estimates-despite-sales-decline_49208.html
January 10, 2013
Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) says its has begun operations at its rare earth manufacturing complex at Mountain Pass, CA. The company plans to ramp up to its full-scale, phase-1 run...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Molycorp-begins-production-at-California-rare-earths-complex_48864.html
January 3, 2013
A. Schulman recorded fiscal first-quarter earnings down 13.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $11.8 million, on sales up 4.5%, to $540.6 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 50 cts/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/A-Schulman-first-quarter-earnings-decline_48731.html
January 3, 2013
The Chinese government says it will allocate a special fund from its central budget to support the restructuring of China’s rare earth industry. The money will be used to finance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/China-announces-fund-to-support-rare-earth-industry_48538.html
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