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Chemtura Reports First-Quarter Loss; Divests Organic Peroxides

1:49 PM MDT | August 9, 2007 | Nancy Seewald

Chemtura reported a loss from continuing operations of $15.5 million in the first quarter, compared to earnings of $13.2 million in the year-ago period. The company says earnings were negatively impacted by higher raw material and energy costs, particularly in its plastics additives division, as well as other corporate charges. Sales rose 4%, to $955 million, mostly due to the company’s recent acquisition of Kaufman Holdings (Fords, NJ). Wood: Focus on strengths. Chemtura posted gains in operating profits in its polymers, specialty additives, and crop...

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