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October 22, 2014Stepan today reported fiscal third quarter net income down 34% year-on-year (YOY), to $13.5 million, on sales up 3%, to $491.4 million. Adjusted net income declined 16% YOY, to $15.6...
October 15, 2014Evonik Industries today opened a production plant in São Paulo State, Brazil, to make ingredients for customers in the cosmetics and consumer goods industries. The plant has the...
October 15, 2014The United Kingdom competent authority says that it will submit a restriction proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) in January 2015 to restrict...
October 7, 2014Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a letter criticizing the management of Innophos Holdings, urging strategic changes, increased shareholder remuneration, and...
October 3, 2014Shell has become the first organization to offer a globally available portfolio of natural gas–based fluids and solvents, Shell announced today. The high-purity paraffinic fluids...
September 26, 2014The European Commission has adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products. The commission's decision follows an assessment by the Scientific...
September 24, 2014US specialty chemicals volumes were flat sequentially in August, with volumes expanding in twelve segments and declining in fourteen. Two segments had flat volumes. Volumes grew 0.8%...
September 16, 2014Univar has reached an agreement with Evonik to become the exclusive distributor of Evonik’s personal-care products in the northeastern United States. Evonik, however, will...
September 15, 2014Essential Ingredients (Lawrenceville, GA), a supplier of raw materials and chemicals, has agreed to distribute and sell AkzoNobel’s surface chemistry personal-care products and...
September 11, 2014Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...