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December 1, 2015
Platform Specialty Products’s $2.3-billion acquisition of Alent plc (Woking, UK), an electronic chemicals maker, closed today. In conjunction with the close, Platform will issue...
December 1, 2015
The market for the four primary chemical materials used in thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) production will reach $1.6 billion this year, according to a new study from IHS, Display Chemicals Report – 2015. Revenue from sales of etchant alone will reach $850 million, says IHS....
November 11, 2015
Platform Specialty Products today reported a net loss of $122.3 million, due mostly to higher interest expenses and negative currency impacts, compared with net income of $11.9 million...
November 4, 2015
Platform Specialty Products has issued $500 million in senior bonds due 2021, with the proceeds going to fund the $2.3-billion acquisition of Alent plc (Woking UK). The bonds carry an...
October 28, 2015
Dow Corning today announced third quarter net income down 59% year-on-year (YOY), to $72 million, while sales declined 9%, to $1.39 billion. Adjusted net income, excluding a fair value...
October 28, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) has closed its acquisition of OM Group’s magnetic technologies, advanced organics and batteries businesses. As part of the...
October 27, 2015
Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) says that Daniel Leever, its president, vice chairman, and CEO, will retire as soon as “a suitable successor has been...
October 14, 2015
KMG Chemicals today reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $3.33 million, compared with a loss of $822,000 in the year-ago quarter, on net sales down 16.7% year-on-year (YOY), to...
October 7, 2015
Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL), a blank-check firm that has made several large chemicals acquisitions, says it will use a term-loan commitment help pay for its...
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...
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