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Posted on June 8th, 2017 by Joseph Chang 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” »
Posted on May 18th, 2017 by Al Greenwood 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” »
Posted on July 28th, 2016 by Matt Weber in Chemical R&D
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” »