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Jan 21- Activist investor Daniel Loeb has taken a major stake in Dow Chemical Co, urging the largest U.S. chemical maker by revenue to spin off its lucrative but slow-growing petrochemical unit and focus on specialty materials.
Jan 17- Specialty chemicals maker Freedom Industries Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of its storage tanks contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents.
Jan 17- Specialty chemicals maker Freedom Industries Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of the company's storage tanks contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents.
The company estimated it had up to $10 million in both assets and liabilities, according to a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston, West Virginia.
SINGAPORE, Jan 8- ExxonMobil officially launched the world's first chemical unit that processes crude oil in Singapore, aiming to lower costs to better compete with rivals in a market saddled with excess capacity. But Exxon's new cracker in Singapore allows the company to bypass the refining process by processing crude directly into petrochemicals.
NEW YORK, Nov 26- Industrial conglomerate Danaher Corp and private equity firm Blackstone Group LP are pursuing a joint bid for chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc's water technologies unit, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, in a deal that could top $1.5 billion.
NEW YORK, Nov 26- Chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc is in talks with at least eight private equity firms about selling its water technologies unit in a deal that could top $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
*Stolt-Nielsen, Odfjell, Ardmore set to gain- analysts. Nov 1- After four years in the doldrums, the specialized chemical tankers that ply the seas between the United States and Asia are set to generate bumper profits for the handful of companies that own and operate them.
MEXICO CITY, Oct 30- Mexico's competition authority said on Wednesday it rejected an appeal by U.S. paint maker Sherwin Williams over its blocked bid to acquire Mexican paint company Consorcio Comex for $2.34 billion.
Oct 29- U.S. chemical maker Huntsman Corp said it expected prices of white paint pigment to come out of a two-year slump by the end of next year as raw material prices stabilize and industrial demand improves. Huntsman shares rose as much as 7 percent, touching their five-year high on the New York Stock Exchange.
Oct 23- Strong demand for W.R. Grace& Co's construction, packaging and coatings materials helped quarterly profit scrape past analysts' estimates, even as prices of chemical catalysts, its main business, remained low.
Oct 22- U.S. chemical maker DuPont's third-quarter revenue rose 5 percent in part due to higher sales of solar panel parts and performance materials. Revenue rose to $7.74 billion from $7.39 billion a year earlier. Net income rose to $285 million from $5 million a year earlier, when the company recorded charges related to severance and restructuring.
*W.R. Grace shares up 2 pct. Oct 11- Dow Chemical Co will sell its polypropylene licensing and catalysts business to smaller peer W.R. Grace& Co for $500 million as the U.S. chemical maker looks to shed its non-core businesses.
Oct 10- Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd, founded by Jarden Corp Chairman Martin Franklin, said it would acquire privately held specialty chemicals maker MacDermid Inc for about $1.8 billion. It supplies to retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Oct 10- Jarden Corp's founder and chairman Martin Franklin's Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd said it was in advanced talks with MacDermid Inc, a privately held specialty chemicals maker, for a possible acquisition.
Oct 10- Consumer products company Jarden Corp's founder and chairman, Martin Franklin, is planning to buy privately held specialty chemicals maker MacDermid Inc for $1.8 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
*Adds to presence in $8 bln U.S. oil and gas chemicals. BRUSSELS, Oct 7- Belgian chemicals and plastics maker Solvay has agreed to buy privately held Chemlogics for $1.345 billion, bringing its share of the $8 billion- a-year U.S. market for chemicals used by the oil and gas industry to 10 percent.
Sept 17- Huntsman Corp said it would combine its pigment business with Rockwood Holdings Inc's as part of a $1.1 billion deal and eventually take the business public. Huntsman said its purchase of Rockwood's titanium dioxide business would make it the world's second-largest producer of the chemical, a key ingredient for white paint and coatings.
Patrick Jany, CFO of Swiss specialty chemicals firm, Clariant, tells CNBC that the company had a good fourth quarter and are progressing on the operational side and their portfolio.
Chuck Bunch, CEO of PPG Industries, speaks about his company's future prospects.