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May 4, 2009
Calgon Carbon reported $6 million in income for the first quarter of 2009, a decrease from $10.4 million in the year-ago period. Income totaled 11 cts/share, compared to 20 cts/share...
April 29, 2009
Nalco reported first-quarter earnings of 17 cts/share today, 2 cts/share below analysts’ consensus and 3 cts/share below earnings for the same period last year. Net income for...
March 22, 2009
Major players say they are investing in the water treatment sector, which they describe as “resistant” to the global recession. These include Dow Chemical’s Dow Water...
December 10, 2008
Toray Industries and China National BlueStar Group (Beijing) say they have agreed to establish a water treatment joint venture next May, capitalized at $35 million, to produce and...
November 21, 2008
Brazilian antitrust authorities have approved Kemira’s acquisition of water treatment firm Nheel Quimmica (Rio Claro, Brazil), Kemira say. Terms were not disclosed. The...
November 18, 2008
The $300-billion global water treatment market remains “resilient” to recessionary pressures, producers and suppliers say. Demand for both chemicals and services to this...
November 4, 2008
Bahrain-based investment bank United International Bank (UIB) has purchased BWA Water Additives (Manchester, U.K.) from Close Brothers Private Equity (London), BWA says. Terms were not...
September 15, 2008
Arch Chemicals says it has agreed to acquire water treatment chemicals producer Advantis Technologies (Alpharetta, GA), a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, for $130 million in cash...
August 26, 2008
Ciba Specialty Chemicals says it is evaluating options for its underperforming paper chemical and its publication ink businesses, including a sale, joint ventures, and marketing and...
August 13, 2008
Kemira said earlier today that it plans to sell its Galvatek (Lahti, Finland) engineering business, which provides engineering services mostly to water treatment plants...
July 11, 2008
Ashland has agreed to buy Hercules for $3.3 billion, valued at $23.01/share.  Ashland will create three core specialty chemical businesses from the deal: specialty additives and ingredients, paper and water technologies, and specialty resins....
April 18, 2008
Kemira Water Solutions (Chongqing, China), an 80%-owned subsidiary of Kemira, says it will increase production capacity of polyaluminum chloride by 20,000 m.t./year at Chongqing. The...
March 25, 2008
Consolidation in the water treatment industry remains “dynamic” as several suppliers aim to streamline raw material costs, enhance product portfolios, enter new sectors...
February 14, 2008
Kemira has announced a restructuring plan to improve its profitability. The plan includes aligning its pulp and paper and water treatment operations to ensure synergies between those...
February 6, 2008
Kemira reported a fourth-quarter 2007 net loss of €46 million ($62 million), compared to earnings of €7.7 million, on sales down 2%, to €654.4 million. Operating losses were...
January 28, 2008
Consolidation in the $29-billion global water treatment market shows no signs of abating with three deals announced in as many weeks. These deals follow several other acquisitions and...
January 14, 2008
GenTek subsidiary General Chemical (East Hanover, NJ) says it has acquired Bay Chemical and Supply (Odem, TX), a water treatment chemical maker, for $7 million. “This transaction...
January 14, 2008
Israel Chemicals (ICL) says it has agreed to buy all of Henkel's industrial water treatment business for €60 million ($89 million). The acquired business will become part of...
December 14, 2007
Paper chemical and pigment producers have announced a round of price hikes, citing rising energy and raw material costs that have been climbing during the past six months. Nalco says...
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