IHS Chemical Week


Specialties Snapshot, Oct. 24-28

12:23 PM MDT | October 28, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

Earnings season dominated news in specialty chemicals this week. Higher prices helped drive up third-quarter earnings in paints and coatings, despite some end market weakness and consumer caution. Prices are expected to come down a bit, which means margins may rise next year.
BWA Water Technologies is sticking to its strategy, execs tell CW.
Amyris has signed a deal with Method Products, a supplier of green personal care products to big box retailers, to jointly develop renewable ingredients for those products from Amyris’ biobased farnesene. The deal covers surfactants, solvents, and other ingredients, and could include a supply agreement if successful.

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