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February 5, 2016
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported sales of $339.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with $342.8 million in the corresponding period in 2014. Operating income...
February 3, 2016
Johnson Matthey (London) has reported sales of £736 million ($1.06 billion) for the third quarter of 2015, up 3% year-on-year for continuing businesses. The company states that...
January 29, 2016
Despite a gloomy mood over the past year, China’s chemical industry, benefiting from low energy and feedstocks prices, performed reasonably in 2015....
January 27, 2016
Lonza has announced sales of 3.80 billion Swiss francs ($3.74 billion) in 2015, an increase of 4.5% year-on-year in reported currency, or 5.7% at constant exchange rates. Core Ebitda...
January 21, 2016
Altanahas announced that it is investing $3.5 million in Melior Innovations (Houston). Melior specializes in the development of high-performance materials, such as specialty ceramics...
January 20, 2016
Johnson Matthey says it has expanded the R&D facilities at its Cambridge, UK, location. Capacity has been added in process R&D and in non-GMP production on a kilogram scale of...
December 14, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it is acquiring Wiberg (Salzburg, Austria) for $130.4 million. Wiberg is a producer of savory flavors with...
December 11, 2015
Doing business in Asia has become more risky, yet significant opportunity remains in the region; the key is to stay in Asia, adjust to the situation, and remain committed, says Martin Laudenbach, president/Asia/Pacific at Solvay. Solvay also intends to leverage its recent acquisitions in North America to grow its business in Asia further....
December 11, 2015
Dow Chemical has announced that it will become the 100% owner of Dow Corning, which is currently a 50-50 joint venture with Corning. As part of the deal, Corning will receive $4.8...
December 4, 2015
Ube Industries (Tokyo), one of the top 10 manufacturers of chemicals in Japan in revenue terms, is targeting recovering sales and earnings at the company’s chemicals segment and is focused on restoring to profitability the caprolactam business within the segment....
December 4, 2015
Al Mazrouei: Leadership in petrochemical is crucial for the GCC. The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association’s (GPCA; Dubai) 10th annual forum, held in November in Dubai...
December 1, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer of man-made cellulosic fibers, has announced that it is recommending the appointment of Thomas Obendrauf as the company's CEO. “With Thomas...
November 26, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced the availability of semi-transparent, gray organic photovoltaic (OPV) modules for use in buildings. The modules, developed together with...
November 25, 2015
Solvay has announced that it will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per added value euro by 40% by 2025. The company says that it will take a number of steps to achieve this...
November 20, 2015
Genomatica, a developer of manufacturing processes that enable the production of intermediate and basic chemicals from renewable feedstocks, continues to build momentum behind its first product—biobased 1,4-butanediol (bioBDO)—as well as leverage its fermentation-based technology platform to advance into renewable butadiene and key nylon intermediates....
November 12, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer of man-made cellulosic fibers, has announced sales of €1.46 billion ($1.57 billion) in the first nine months of 2015 compared with sales of...
November 5, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has introduced renewable Capa for bioplastics at the 2015 European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin. The capa for bioplastics is a concept that builds on...
November 5, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has reported a decrease in revenue of 6.5% year-on-year (YOY) in third-quarter 2015 to €168.0 million ($183.4 million), compared...
October 30, 2015
Within a few weeks this summer, the two largest tank-truck operators in North America changed hands in private-equity transactions. In both cases, investors say they sought to tap growth in the chemical industry supported by inexpensive and plentiful feedstocks and energy. Both are also keen to gain economies of scale from consolidating a highly fragmented but essential service sector....
October 28, 2015
Linde has reported Ebit of €3.14 billion ($3.47 billion) in the first nine months of this year, compared with €2.90 billion in the corresponding period a year ago, an...
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