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October 28, 2014
Chemtura today reported that it swung to a third-quarter net profit of $15 million, compared with a net loss of $44 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down 2% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemtura-misses-estimates-launches-cost-cutting-program_64873.html
July 31, 2014
Ashland today reported fiscal third-quarter earnings from continuing operations down 20% year-on-year (YOY), to $71 million, or 90 cts/share, on sales down 1%, to $1.6 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Ashland-earnings-fall-but-adjusted-earnings-beat-estimates_62918.html
July 29, 2014
Chemtura today reported second-quarter earnings up 59% year-on-year (YOY), to $43 million, on sales up 3%, to $609 million. Earnings from continuing operations totaled $30 million, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemtura-misses-estimates-despite-higher-sales_62791.html
July 17, 2014
GTS Chemical Holding, a specialty chemicals producer and the largest manufacturer of ammonium sulfite in China, today announced its intention to proceed with a fundraising and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chinese-specialty-chemicals-firm-plans-to-list-in-London_62506.html
July 15, 2014
PolyOne announced today that it is closing two production facilities in Brazil – one at Diadema in Sao Paulo state, and one at Joinville in Santa Catarina state. The two plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/PolyOne-to-close-two-plants-in-Brazil_62473.html
July 15, 2014
Lubricants maker Calumet Specialty Products says it has finalized amendments to its $1-billion revolving credit agreement. The agreement is with a syndicate of banks and matures in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Calumet-Specialty-Products-finalizes-refinancing_62461.html
July 4, 2014
China Rerun Chemical Group (Daqing), a producer of lubricant products for the domestic automotive, industrial and agricultural markets today reported unaudited results for the three...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/China-Rerun-Chemical-reports-higher-sales-seeks-more-partnerships-and-acquisitions_62252.html
June 30, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to begin a 100,000-m.t./year expansion of  its Cedar Bayou normal alpha-olefins (NAO; also called linear alpha-olefins) plant in Baytown, TX, in July 2015. The company says its board has approved the project, which has already obtained the necessary environmental permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/CPChem-gets-greenlight-for-Cedar-Bayou-normal-alpha-olefins_62158.html
June 26, 2014
Afton Chemical (Richmond, VA), part of NewMarket Corp., has held a ground breaking ceremony for a previously announced chemical additives manufacturing facility on Jurong Island...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Afton-Chemical-breaks-ground-on-Singapore-project_62049.html
May 27, 2014
BASF today announced the construction of a new plant to manufacture polyalkylene glycol (PAG)–based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The facility will start operations by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/BASF-builds-polyalkylene-glycol-plant-at-Ludwigshafen_61316.html
May 7, 2014
Innospec has reported first-quarter net income down 6% year-on-year (YOY), to $16.9 million, on sales up 11%, to $220.7 million. Adjusted earnings, excluding some foreign currency and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Innospec-earnings-fall-despite-rising-sales_60864.html
May 1, 2014
TPC Group (Houston) says its board has approved funds to proceed with the engineering of a third production unit for highly reactive polyisobutylenes. The  capacity will address increased demand spurred by changes in lubricating oil standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/TPC-moves-forward-on-design-of-third-polyisobutylene-unit_60751.html
April 30, 2014
Chemtura today reported net earnings of $10 million, compared with a net loss of $18 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales up 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $556 million. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemtura-misses-estimates-on-weakness-in-bromine-and-organometallics_60708.html
April 29, 2014
Lubricants maker Quaker Chemical today reported first-quarter net income down tk% year-on-year (YOY), to $12.7 million, or 96 cts/share, on sales up 3%, to $181.7 million. Net income...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Chemical-earnings-fall-on-tax-impact_60679.html
February 28, 2014
Calumet Specialty Products announced today that it has acquired United Petroleum Company (Gilbert, AZ), the producer of Quantum-brand lubricants. Calumet calls Quantum, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Calumet-Specialty-Products-buys-lubricants-maker_59246.html
February 27, 2014
Quaker Chemical today reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.1 million, up 8.5% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 7%, to $184.3 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 98 cts/share, ahead...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Chemical-earnings-rise-on-higher-volumes_59186.html
January 28, 2014
Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) has agreed to acquire BP’s $100-million/year global aviation turbine engine oil business, Eastman announced on 28 January. The acquisition will expand Eastman’s aviation products portfolio, which currently comprises its Skydrol aviation hydraulic fluids. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter, have not been disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Eastman-buys-BPs-aviation-turbine-oil-business_58361.html
January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Elevance-hires-Kumpf-as-chief-technology-officer_58293.html
November 14, 2013
Eastman Chemical has opened a specialty fluids testing lab in Singapore for Therminol-branded heat-transfer fluids and Skydrol-branded aviation hydraulic fluids, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Eastman-opens-specialty-fluids-testing-lab-in-Singapore_56692.html
November 6, 2013
Calumet Specialty Products today reported a net loss of $34.8 million, or 54 cts/share, compared with a profit of $42.4 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales up 28% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Calumet-Specialty-Products-swings-to-loss_56486.html
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