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October 19, 2012
Honeywell reported third-quarter net income of $946 million, 9.6% higher than the year-ago quarter, as aerospace, automation and control solutions, and chemicals offset lagging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Honeywell-tops-estimates-narrows-full-year-guidance_47082.html
October 17, 2012
Albemarle’s third-quarter net income fell 14% year-on-year, to $99.3 million, on sales down 8.5% to $661.2 million. Earnings totaled $1.10/share, beating analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-net-income-falls-14-percent-on-pricing-and-volume-declines_47047.html
October 4, 2012
Arkema says it has finalized the previously announced divestment of its tin stabilizer business to PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ), a producer of performance chemicals and plastics. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Arkema-finalizes-divestment-of-tin-stabilizer-business_46702.html
September 13, 2012
Sasol has started up production of its new purified tri-ethyl aluminum (TEAL) product, Alcat TEAL, at a 6,000 tons/year plant at Brunsebüttel, Germany. The product is used as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sasol-Brings-Purified-Tri-Ethyl-Aluminum-Capacity-Online_46225.html
September 6, 2012
Chemtura Organometallics has announced the official start up of a world-scale expansion project for AXION MAO methylaluminoxane, used as polymerization co-catalysts in single-site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Chemtura-Organometallics-Completes-Expansion-Project-in-Germany_46104.html
September 6, 2012
BASF says it is investing the construction of a production plant for specialty zeolites at the company's Ludwigshafen site. The plant will significantly increase BASF's production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-Builds-Specialty-Zeolites-Production-Plant-in-Germany_46082.html
July 26, 2012
Clariant says its sales increased 6% in the second quarter of 2012, to SF1.98 billion ($2.03 billion) compared with SF1.87 billion in second-quarter 2011. This improvement is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Clariant-Reports-Higher-Earnings-Sales-Buys-Out-Catalyst-JV-in-Ukraine_45204.html
July 19, 2012
BASF says that through its catalysts division it is investing "a double-digit million euro" sum to further expand and modernize its emissions catalysts production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-Modernizes-Emission-Catalysts-Facility-in-Germany_44993.html
July 9, 2012
W.R. Grace has closed on the acquisition of RheoSet, a maker of concrete admixtures. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.   RheoSet makes concrete admixtures designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-Buys-Brazilian-Concrete-Admixture-Firm_44761.html
July 2, 2012
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group (New York) and Sunoco say they have agreed to form a joint venture called Philadelphia Energy Solutions that will enable a Philadelphia-area...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sunoco-and-Carlyle-Form-Philadelphia-Refinery-JV_44592.html
June 18, 2012
Haldor Topsoe (Lyngby, Denmark) says it has signed an agreement on June 15, with the Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area (TEDA), to buy land to build a new catalyst plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Haldor-Topsoe-to-Build-Catalyst-Plant-in-China_44246.html
June 7, 2012
Johnson Matthey says sales and underlying operating profits increased 20% and 23% in the year ended March 31, 2012, to £12.02 billion and £426 million, respectively...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-Records-Strong-Financial-Performance_44025.html
May 30, 2012
W.R. Grace says it has agreed to purchase fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst production assets operated by Noblestar Catalysts (Qingdao, China) at Qingdao, giving Grace immediate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-Buys-Chinese-Catalysts-Plant_43813.html
May 18, 2012
Custom Cats: Catalysts are often tailored to a customer’s specific needs. Transportation fuel demand in high-growth regions such as China is changing the face of the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Refinery-Catalysts-Extracting-Growth-from-Heavier-Feeds-and-Emerging-Markets_43567.html
May 15, 2012
Rockwood Lithium, a division of Rockwood Holdings (Princeton, NJ), is increasing prices of its lithium salts to $1,000/m.t., effective July 1. The increase will help fund investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Rockwood-Increases-Lithium-Salt-Prices_43438.html
May 3, 2012
Protex International (Paris), a privately owned global specialty chemicals company, predicts it will drive up sales by a double-digit percentage level this year despite the mixed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Protex-International-On-a-Path-to-Growth_43194.html
April 25, 2012
Higher catalyst prices and construction chemical volumes offset lower engineered materials sales and lifted W.R. Grace’s quarterly results above expectations. The company posted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/W-R-Grace-Profits-Jump-12-percent_42961.html
April 20, 2012
Honeywell’s performance materials and technologies unit posted first-quarter segment profit of $319 million, a 12% gain from the year-ago quarter. Sales were up 19%, to $1.62 billion. UOP sales were up 40% from the prior-year quarter, Honeywell says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/UOP-Lifts-Honeywells-Chemical-Results_42869.html
April 3, 2012
Honeywell's UOP subsidiary says it will invest $20 million to expand production at its Mobile, AL adsorbents and catalysts facility. The company will expand its capacity to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/UOP-Expanding-Catalyst-Production-at-Mobile_42453.html
March 29, 2012
W. R. Grace & Co. says it has entered into an agreement with Dow Chemical to develop new catalysts for polypropylene production. The catalysts, which use one of Dow’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Grace-and-Dow-Developing-PP-Catalyst_42376.html
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