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October 10, 2013
Chemtura has reached agreement to sell its pool and spa chemicals business to KIK Custom Products (Toronto) for $315 million. The company also announced that is exploring the sale of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemtura-sells-pool-chemicals-for-$315-million-exploring-sale-for-agchems_55878.html
October 8, 2013
Algal oils producer Solazyme (South San Francisco) says it has entered into a commercial supply agreement with Goulston Technologies (Monroe, NC), a leading global producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Solazyme-signs-supply-deal-with-textile-lubricants-firm_55745.html
September 16, 2013
Chemtura’s petroleum additives business will increase the prices for calcium sulfonate greases and detergents products because of rising raw material costs, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemturas-petroleum-additives-business-to-raise-prices_55181.html
August 29, 2013
Synalloy has acquired the production and business assets, including a plant in South Carolina, of Color Resources (CRI; Spartanburg, SC), for a total purchase price of $4.55 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Synalloy-acquires-manufacturing-facility_54819.html
August 20, 2013
Lubrizol has opened its previously announced additives manufacturing facility at Zhuhai, China. The plant is part of the company’s previously announced 10-year, phased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-opens-additives-facility-in-China_54575.html
July 29, 2013
Quaker Chemical’s second-quarter net income rose 42.7% year-on-year (YOY), to $16.7 million, or $1.22/share, on net sales up 5%, to $184.8 million. Adjusted earnings totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Chemical-earnings-rise-on-higher-volumes_54039.html
July 23, 2013
Croda's (Goole, UK) second-quarter profit before tax stood at £68 million ($89.5 million), up 6.1% on the same period the year before, the company announced today. Ebit was also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Croda-posts-6-1-percent-increase-in-second-quarter-profits_53830.html
May 21, 2013
Ashland says its Valvoline Cummins (Gurgaon, India) joint venture has opened a manufacturing and packaging plant in the Ambernath industrial area, near Mumbai. The $30-million facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/New-Valvoline-plant-in-India_52082.html
May 7, 2013
Innospec today reported first-quarter net income down 26.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $18 million, on sales that were flat, at $199.4 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 72 cts/share, down...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Innospec-earnings-down-as-sales-remain-flat_51821.html
May 2, 2013
Chemtura today reported a first-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $22 million, compared with a profit of $22 million in the year-ago period. Net sales declined 1.9%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemtura-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-on-soft-demand_51715.html
April 30, 2013
BP's petrochemicals business, including lubricants, delivered an underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and taxes of $404 million in the first quarter of this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/BPs-first-quarter-petchem-profits-fall-7-5-percent_51590.html
April 25, 2013
Croda (Goole, UK) posted a £65.1-million ($99.3 million) pretax profit during the first quarter of the year, up 6.5% from the same quarter in 2012, when it recorded £61.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Crodas-first-quarter-pretax-profit-jumps-up-6-5-percent_51436.html
April 15, 2013
Jana Partners (New York), a hedge fund and activist shareholder, has purchased a 7.4% stake in Ashland and held discussions with company management regarding Ashland’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Activist-shareholder-buys-up-Ashland-stake-prompting-asset-sale-rumors_51181.html
March 27, 2013
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the planned acquisition by Nynas (Stockholm) of refinery assets at Harburg from Shell Deutschland Oil. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/EU-launches-in-depth-probe-into-acquisition-of-Shell-base-oils-plant-in-Germany_50763.html
March 19, 2013
Lubrizol says that its CPI Engineering Services subsidiary, a maker of synthetic lubricants for the compressor original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, will partner with Oxea to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-and-Oxea-to-produce-refrigeration-lubricants-in-China_50496.html
March 18, 2013
Italmatch Chemicals (Genoa, Italy), a producer of phosphorus derivatives and specialty additives for plastics, lubricants, and water management, has acquired the Dequest phosphonates...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Italmatch-buys-Thermphoss-Dequest-and-phosphorus-chlorides-businesses_50577.html
March 12, 2013
Brenntag has agreed to acquire Lubrication Services (Oklahoma City) for $42 million. The company serves the oil and gas sector through a network of facilities in six states that cover...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Brenntag-acquires-US-lubricants-distributor_50449.html
February 26, 2013
Croda reports an increase of 5.1% in operating profit during the fourth quarter of 2012, to £61.9 million ($81.75 million). Sales rose by 2.2%, to £240.1 million, over the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Crodas-fourth-quarter-profit-rises-to-5-1-percent-despite-European-economic-backdrop_50071.html
February 7, 2013
Algal oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Mitsui & Co. today announced a $20-million, multi-year partnership aimed at developing triglyceride oils for use in the oleochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Solazyme-and-Mitsui-ink-tailored-oils-development-deal_49636.html
January 22, 2013
Blumenthal Holdings (Charlotte, NC) says it has acquired a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies (Mentor, OH), a leading manufacturer of biobased hydraulic and functional fluids...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Blumenthal-Holdings-acquires-majority-stake-in-Terresolve-Technologies_49193.html
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