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October 2, 2015
Four workers were injured in by an explosion and fire Friday morning at a SunEdison manufacturing facility in Pasadena, TX, according to news reports. The fire has been extinguished....
October 2, 2015
Fujifilm has agreed to acquire the solvent manufacturer Ultra Pure Solutions (Castroville, CA) for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary...
September 23, 2015
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index rose by 0.3% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in August, following a 0.1% gain in July. The overall specialty chemicals...
September 17, 2015
Air Products plans to spin off its electronics and performance materials segment to shareholders via a tax-free spin-off. The business, which accounts for roughly 20% of Air Products revenue, had 2014 sales of $2.1 billion and adjusted Ebitda of $521 million....
September 16, 2015
Albemarle today announced plans to increase its mineral conversion capacity by up to 50,000 m.t./year in an effort to add capacity for battery-grade lithium, including lithium...
September 9, 2015
Shareholders of Alent plc (Woking, UK) have voted to approve a takeover by blank-check firm Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL), which was announced in July. The deal...
August 26, 2015
Molycorp will suspend production at its Mountain Pass, CA rare earths facility by 20 October, the company says. The facility will go into “care and maintenance mode,” with...
August 25, 2015
Albemarle 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...
August 13, 2015
Holding company Platform Specialty Products today reported a second-quarter net loss of $12.2 million, compared with a $400,000 loss in the year-ago quarter, on sales that more than...
July 29, 2015
Ferro today reported second-quarter net income down 34.0% year-on-year (YOY), to $6.6 million, on sales down 8.8%, to $268.2 million. Net income was impacted by restructuring charges...
July 24, 2015
ACC reports that US specialty chemical market volumes decreased 0.3% sequentially in June following a sequential fall of 0.4% in May. Volumes are up only 0.1% year-on-year (YOY) on a...
July 14, 2015
Total global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales are expected to grow by 7.1% year-on-year (YOY) during 2015, to about $40.2 billion, according to figures released today by...
July 13, 2015
ACC reports that only 6 of the 28 specialty chemical segments it monitors expanded in May, falling from 14 in April and 17 in March. Volumes for the segments electronic chemicals...
July 8, 2015
Albemarle today began commissioning its new 20,000 m.t./year lithium carbonate production facility in northern Chile, near Antofagasta. The $200-million plant will begin producing...
June 25, 2015
Rare-earths miner Molycorp today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for most of US operations, in order to restructure its $1.7 billion in debt obligations. Under the...
June 24, 2015
Blank-check acquisition firm Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) has priced its recently-announced stock offering at $26.50/share, with gross proceeds expected to total...
June 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it will construct a plant at Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, for the production of photomask blanks, the base material of photomasks that are used as the...
June 19, 2015
Merck KGaA on Friday laid a foundation stone for a new OLED materials production plant at Darmstadt, Germany. The unit will produce high-purity OLED materials for use in...
June 10, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it has agreed to acquire OM Group for about $1.03 billion, or $34/share. Apollo will then sell OM Group’s electronic...
June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
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