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July 29, 2010
Lubrizol reported second-quarter net income up 46%, to $201.7 million ($2.88/share), excluding restructuring charges totaling $300,000 in the advanced materials unit. Earnings soared...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-Earnings-Jump-on-Improved-Volumes-Selling-Prices_28419.html
July 19, 2010
The deal settles a complaint against Houghton International by the U.S. Federal Trade Comission, which found that Houghton's 2008 acquisition of D.A. Stuart combined the two largest suppliers of aluminum hot rolling oil in North America, giving the firm almost 75% market share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Buys-Aluminum-Production-Assets_28120.html
June 1, 2010
The report says that, among the larger market size applications, specialty films, printed circuit boards, IC process chemicals, engineering thermoplastics, and construction chemicals will grow fastest....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Specialty-Chemicals-Growth-Estimated-at-3-4-percent-Annually_27102.html
April 29, 2010
Lubrizol reported first-quarter income of $162.3 million, or $2.32/share, compared to $71.8 million during the first quarter of last year, the company announced today. Revenues rose to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-Earnings-Rise-Strongly-on-Volume-Improvement_26389.html
April 14, 2010
The specialty and knowledge chemicals market in India could reach a size of $40 billion in the next 2-3 years, from $18 billion in 2006, Pratik Kadakia, practice head/chemicals &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Specialty-Chemicals-Market-in-India-to-Reach-$40-Billion-in-Next-Three-Years_26018.html
March 8, 2010
Acquisition of Polartech includes manufacturing sites in China, India, and the U.S., Afton says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Afton-Acquires-Metalworking-Additives-Firm_25220.html
August 19, 2009
The company will supply synthetic heat transfer fluid to the plants, both of which are expected to start up in 2010....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Solutia-Supplying-Solar-Plants-in-Morocco-and-Algeria_20873.html
August 3, 2009
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it has completed the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s esters plant at Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  The facility will be used to extend...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Oxea-Completes-Acquisition-of-ExxonMobils-Dutch-Esters-Plant_20554.html
July 2, 2009
Specialty chemicals firm AllessaChemie’s (Frankfurt) heralded growth of a year ago has deserted the firm and in a bid to reduce costs it is now restructuring. The firm’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/AllessaChemie-Makes-80-Workers-Redundant-Drives-Collaborative-Innovation-in-Bid-to-Return-to-Growth_19962.html
June 12, 2009
BASF says it will mothball its 20,000 m.t./year trimethylopropane (TMP) manufacturing plant at Ludwigshafen, its only TMP manufacturing facility, but it will stay in the business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/BASF-Links-with-Italian-Firm-in-TMP-Business_19428.html
June 8, 2009
Lanxess says its Indian subsidiary Lanxess India Private Ltd. (Thane) will acquire the chemical businesses and assets of Gwalior Chemical Industries (Mumbai), a listed Indian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lanxess-Buys-Businesses-in-India-and-China_19401.html
April 29, 2009
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted final approval of Chemtura’s $400 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) credit facility, allowing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Chemtura-Gains-Court-Approval-for-Credit-Access_18579.html
March 26, 2009
Lanxess says its Rhein Chemie subsidiary has started up a previously announced lubricant additives production facility at Qingdao, China. The facility, which was built with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lanxess-Starts-Up-Lubricant-Additives-Plant-in-China_17863.html
March 11, 2009
Ciba Specialty Chemicals says it has opened a new Technical Service Center at Shanghai, to serve the process and lubricants additives industry in China. The new center will perform key...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Ciba-Opens-Technical-Service-Laboratory-in-China_17585.html
November 27, 2008
Amid the global economic turmoil and widespread shuttering of chemical plants Evonik Industries has disclosed that it has made a committment to spend tens of millions of dollars to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Evonik-Rides-the-Economic-Storm-with-Capacity-Increases-for-Isobutene-and-Methionine_15624.html
November 10, 2008
U.S. demand for lubricants is predicted to increase to about 1%/year to 2.5 billion gals by 2012, says a recent report by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). Total market value for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/U-S-Demand-to-Slowly-Creep-Up_15250.html
July 14, 2008
The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA; Alexandria, VA) says it has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC; Washington) to examine the pricing practices of major...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubricants-Association-Asks-FTC-to-Examine-Pricing-Behavior-of-Major-Oil-Firms_12960.html
July 8, 2008
Houghton International (Valley Forge, PA), a manufacturer and supplier of industrial fluids and chemical management services, says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire D. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Houghton-International-to-Acquire-D-A-Stuart_12880.html
April 11, 2008
Stricter environmental regulations drive demand for the company's olygomers....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Mitsui-Completes-Capacity-Expansion_11353.html
March 11, 2008
ExxonMobil Chemical and Shell Chemicals have confirmed CW's exclusive report that they are considering options for their Infineum International (Milton Hill, U.K.) lubricant additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/ExxonMobil-and-Shell Are-Considering-Options-for-Infineum_10793.html
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