IHS Chemical Week
SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

ACI 2015: Upbeat mood for home care sector

6:14 PM MST | January 29, 2015 | Vincent Valk and Robert Westervelt in Orlando, FL

Attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s annual convention in Orlando, FL this week say that the mood in the cleaning and home care sector is upbeat.  Turnout was the highest in 10 years with more than 900 attendees at the convention...


Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com
MORE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

ACI 2015: Groups, governments, consider changes to recycling policies

Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. US recycling rates are...

Bostik opens adhesives manufacturing facility in Brazil

Fortaleza, a Bostik (Paris) subsidiary, has opened a manufacturing facility at Queimados, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The new facility manufactures cementitious tile adhesive products for internal and outdoor uses and has a production capacity of...

ACI 2015: TSCA reform tops regulatory agenda

Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL. The heads of ACI’s various...

Sherwin-Williams earnings rise, but miss estimates

Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported fourth-quarter net income up 14.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $132.7 million, on sales up 4.6%, to $2.57 billion. Earnings totaled $1.37/share, slightly short of analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.38/share, as reported...

Givaudan reports solid performance in 2014

Flavors and fragrances firm Givaudan today said it performed solidly in 2014 in a challenging environment. Net income rose 15%, to 563.0 million Swiss francs ($617.0 million), in 2014 on sales 3.7% higher, at SF4.4 billion. Sales in the developing markets...

ACI 2015: Standards harmonization key to international agenda

Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....

Albemarle earnings fall short of estimates on lower sales

Albemarle today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $18.5 million, or 24 cts/share, compared with a profit of $155.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales declined 6.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $598.6 million. Earnings in both periods were significantly...

Cytec beats estimates, but earnings hit by accounting adjustment

Cytec today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $29.3 million, or 41 cts/share, compared with a profit of $59.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales from continuing operations rose 1% year-on-year (YOY), to $485 million. Earnings were hit by several...

Ashland earnings fall on elastomers sale charge, but beat estimates

Ashland today reported fiscal first-quarter net income from continuing operations down 55% year-on-year (YOY), to $40 million, or 57 cts/share, on sales that were roughly flat at $1.4 billion. Earnings were hit by a one-time charge for a loss on the sale of...

Specialty Chemicals Archives »











 
contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2014 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa