MEMPHIS, TN, Aug. 8, 2018 (Press Release) -Buckman, a global company that specializes in innovative chemical and smart solutions for the pulp and paper, leather and water treatment and process chemical industries, today announced Larry Shutzberg will be joining its Board of Directors.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 6, 2018 (RISI) -The transcript of Minerals Technologies’ second quarter 2018 financial results conference call on Aug. 3, 2018, with CEO Doug Dietrich, is now available at Seeking Alpha.
EXCERPT:We had a solid productive but also challenging second quarter with earnings per share up 4% to $1.28. Sales increased 12% to $465 million, with growth again this quarter in all four of our segments across all geographies and in the majority of our product offerings.Read more
STAMFORD, CT , Aug. 1, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Second Quarter Highlights:Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , July 20, 2018 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals finalized an agreement today to acquire Brazilian firm Polinox, South America's leading producer of ketone peroxides, essential in the manufacture of polymers. The acquisition will expand the company's footprint in South America, and establish it as one of the region's leading producers of curing systems for polyester thermoset resins. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.Read more
STAMFORD, CT , July 16, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced it has submitted to the European Commission definitive agreements with Venator Materials PLC (“Venator”) to divest its 8120 paper-laminate product grade currently supplied to European customers from Tronox’s Botlek facility in the Netherlands.Read more
REINACH, Switzerland, July 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has officially inaugurated its new Global Competence Center for Whiteness in Prat, near Barcelona, Spain.
The Center, which opened on July 5, 2018, further establishes Archroma as a global whiteness leader and underlines Archroma’s ambition to bring new, innovative whiteness and brightness solutions to the specialty paper and packaging markets.Read more
HELSINKI, July 11, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, announces price increases for sizing technologies globally.
Effective immediately or as contracts allow, the price of FennoSize ASA and AKD based offerings will increase by up to 15%.
The decision is triggered by continuous cost increases of raw materials, energy and logistics, and regulatory compliance requirements combined with limited availability of key raw materials which are used in the manufacturing of these technologies.Read more
STAMFORD, CT , July 4, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited ("Tronox" or the "Company"), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced that it has received conditional approval from the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide ("TiO2") business of Cristal, a privately held global chemical and mining company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The approval is contingent upon the divestiture of the paper-laminate product grade currently supplied to European customers from the Company's Botlek facility in the Netherlands.Read more