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Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger

Posted on June 8th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The time was ripe to strike a merger of equals, with two global specialty chemical companies well into their portfolio transformation plans shedding commoditised assets, with similar goals and valuation multiples, the CEOs of Huntsman and Clariant said on Monday 22 May. Continue reading “Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger” »

US paint companies expect more inflation in Q2

Posted on May 18th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US-based paints and coatings producer Sherwin-Williams recently provided markets with a sneak preview of what to expect in the earnings season when it warned that it will continue to feel pressure from rising feedstock costs in the second quarter of 2017. Continue reading “US paint companies expect more inflation in Q2” »

US DuPont Teflon Case Resembles Tronox

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

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The Dow-DuPont merger won shareholder approval this week, but is danger looming on the horizon for the fate of the super-merger?  Chemours, the 2014 DuPont spin-off, faces significant personal-injury litigation over the use of PFOA as a feedstock in the creation of Teflon. Continue reading “US DuPont Teflon Case Resembles Tronox” »