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December 1, 2016
Versum Materials (Tempe, Arizona) has reported financial results for the fourth quarter ending 30 September, the company's last quarter as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Products and Chemicals. Net income totaled $45 million, up 5% year-over-year (YOY) on improved operating results. Sales totaled $248 million, up 7% YOY on higher volumes in the delivery systems & services (DS&S) segment and of advanced materials. The gains were offset by capacity constraints and lower volumes in some process materials product lines within the materials segment, says Versum. Adjusted EBITDA increased 12% YOY to $78 million....
November 30, 2016
China’s Tianqi Lithium has exercised its option to acquire a 20% indirect ownership interest in Albemarle subsidiary Rockwood Lithium GmbH, the companies say. Rockwood Lithium...
November 29, 2016
Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) has agreed to pay €50 million to acquire a 51% stake in the automotive and industrial lead-acid battery business of Fiamm SpA (Veneto, Italy). Hitachi says that the deal, announced on 28 November, is aimed at building the company’s global presence in the energy storage market....
November 16, 2016
SK Innovation (Seoul, South Korea) will quadruple its electric vehicle (EV) battery production capacity at its complex in Seosan, South Korea, the company has announced. The company is...
November 8, 2016
Albemarle has reported third-quarter net income up 96% year-on-year (YOY), to $128.2 million, on sales down 6%, to $654.0 million. Sales declined due to the divestitures of the metal...
November 7, 2016
The global market for helium is forecast to grow by 2%/year in the coming years amid over-supply conditions, according to a new report from IHS Markit. Demand growth will be driven by the electronics sector in China, South Korea and Taiwan...
November 1, 2016
Ferro announced Tuesday that it has acquired electronic packaging materials company Electro-Science Laboratories (ESL; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) for $75 million. Full-year 2016...
October 7, 2016
LG Chem (Seoul, South Korea) is to start constructing an electric-vehicle (EV) battery plant in Kobierzyce commune near Wrocław, Poland, the company has announced. The plant is...
October 3, 2016
Versum (Tempe, AZ), the former electronic materials business of Air Products, began operating as an independent company, effective 1 October, and began regular way trading today...
September 29, 2016
Ube Industries (Ube City, Japan) announced Thursday it plans to expand production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separators at the Sakai factory in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, to meet growing demand for Li-ion batteries used in automobiles....
September 20, 2016
American Chemistry Council's (ACC) specialty chemicals market volume index, measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA), declined by 0.8% in August 2016 compared with the...
September 7, 2016
Merck (Darmstadt, Germany) has opened a 2,000–square meter production plant for organic LED materials at Darmstadt after 14 months of construction....
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