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November 27, 2012
Shareholders of Cookson Group (London) have approved the company's previously announced plans to separate its performance materials division from its engineered ceramics and precious...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Cookson-to-demerge-performance-materials-division-creating-a-new-specialty-chemicals-company_47955.html
November 21, 2012
Rockwood today received its last necessary regulatory approval for its C$724-million ($730 million) acquisition of Talison Lithium (Perth, Australia) and said that it will not raise...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Rockwood-says-Talison-offer-is-final_47886.html
November 20, 2012
Chinese Chengdu Tianqui Industry Group (Tianqi; Tianqi, China) has submitted a C$808 million ($811 million) offer to acquire the remaining shares in Talison Lithium (Perth, Australia)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chinese-buyer-submits-bid-for-Talison-Lithium_47854.html
November 7, 2012
MEMC Electronic Materials swung to a third-quarter profit of $37 million, compared with a loss of $77 million in the year-ago quarter. Earnings totaled 16 cts/share, compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/MEMC-swings-to-profit-as-solar-results-improve_47523.html
November 6, 2012
Chemtura today reported third-quarter net income of $9 million, or 9 cts/share, on sales down 4% year-on-year (YOY), to $743 million. Net income on a managed basis, excluding some...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemtura-falls-slightly-short-of-estimates-volumes-decline-on-soft-demand_47463.html
November 6, 2012
Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) has filed a claim in Colorado Federal District Court against M&K Chemical Engineering Consultants (M&K; Granite City, IL), because of a dispute...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Molycorp-files-claim-against-engineering-firm_47484.html
October 31, 2012
Ferro swung to a $316-million net loss for the third-quarter, compared with a $19.3-million profit in the year-ago period, on sales down 24% year-on-year (YOY), to $415 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Ferro-swings-to-loss-on-drastically-lower-demand_47378.html
October 25, 2012
Cabot Microelectronics (Aurora, IL) says net income was $11.6 million for the fiscal fourth quarter, ended 30 September, up 24% year-on-year (YOY) due to lower revenue and a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Cabot-Microelectronics-sales-and-earnings-increase_47230.html
October 18, 2012
ACC has launched the Rare Earths Technology Alliance (RETA), a group to advocate for “the development of a healthy and competitive global market for rare earth elements,”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/ACC-launches-rare-earths-group_47061.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/electronic_chemicals/Albemarle-net-income-falls-14-percent-on-pricing-and-volume-declines_47047.html
October 16, 2012
Ferro says that Michael J. Murry, v.p. of the electronics, and color, and glass materials segment, will leave the company, effective 19 October. The “departure reflects the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Ferros-electronics-color-and-glass-v-p-to-depart_47007.html
October 12, 2012
This week in CW: Ecolab is acquiring Houston-based oilfield chemicals firm Champion Technologies for $2.2 billion cash-and-stock deal, adding 3,300 more employees in over 30 countries...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-round-up-Oct-12_46967.html
October 12, 2012
KMG Chemicals fiscal fourth-quarter net income more than tripled from the year-ago period, to $3.9 million, on higher profit margins and a lower cost of sales. Sales declined 4.7%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/KMG-Chemicals-net-income-soars_46955.html
October 10, 2012
Ferro says it is considering the sale of its solar pastes business “in an effort to eliminate its drag on ... earnings and cash flow,” says CEO James Kirsch...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Ferro-considering-sale-of-solar-pastes-business-guidance-cut-by-42-percent_46852.html
October 3, 2012
3M has reorganized its business segments, reducing their total number from six to five. Electronics and energy, along with safety and graphics, which had 2011 sales of $5.7 billion and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/3M-reworks-business-units_46693.html
October 1, 2012
3M is acquiring Ceradyne, a maker of technical ceramics for automotive, oil and gas, solar, industrial, and electronics applications, for $860 million. The deal values Ceradyne at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/3M-acquiring-technical-ceramics-maker-for-$860-million_46604.html
September 27, 2012
AkzoNobel says it is investing to increase production capacity at its Battleground, TX, facility to meet growing demand from producers of light-emitting diodes (LED), to supply the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/AkzoNobel-Hikes-Capacity-at-Texas-Facility-to-Meet-LED-Demand_46549.html
September 26, 2012
Asahi Kasei (Tokyo) has signed a multiyear joint development agreement with Wildcat Discovery Technologies (San Diego), a battery materials development company, for improving...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Asahi-Kasei-Signs-Battery-Technology-Development-Deal-with-Wildcat_46524.html
September 24, 2012
Heraeus’s (Hanau, Germany) photovoltaics (PV) business unit is opening its new manufacturing site at Taipai, Taiwan. The facility has expanded laboratory and production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Heraeus-Opens-PV-Facility-in-Taiwan_46475.html
August 22, 2012
China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC; Beijing) has released the latest batch of rare earths export quotas, according to state reports. The quotas total 9,770 m.t., with 8,537 m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/China-Releases-New-Batch-of-Rare-Earth-Export-Quotas_45792.html
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