• BASF Maintains Good Business Performance in Challenging Environment in First Half of 2013

    July 1, 2013
    || BASF increased sales by 3% in the second quarter of 2013 to just under €18.4 billion thanks to higher sales volumes in all segments. Income from operations (EBIT) before special items decreased by 5% to around €1.8 billion. In the first hal…

  • Clariant Posts Growth in the First Quarter

    May 2, 2013
    || Clariant reported first quarter sales 2013 from continuing operations of CHF 1.526 billion compared to CHF 1.513 billion in the previous-year period, an increase of 2% in local currencies and 1% in Swiss francs. Organic growth of 2% was primarily the…

  • Solid First Quarter of 2013 for BASF

    April 30, 2013
    || BASF increased its sales and income from operations (EBIT) before special items in the first quarter of 2013. At €19.7 billion, sales exceeded the level of the previous first quarter by 5%. Sales volumes grew particularly as a result of intensif…

  • Clariant’s Annual Report 2012 is now available

    March 7, 2013
    || Muttenz, March 04, 2013 - Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, today published its Annual Report 2012. The report is now available in German and English language on www.clariant.com. In addition the report can also be ordered as a hard co…

  • AkzoNobel Publishes Q4 and Full-Year 2012 Results

    March 1, 2013
    || Akzo Nobel N.V. published its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results. Revenue for the year was up 5 percent driven by favorable currencies and pricing, which was partially offset by a decline in volumes.      EBITDA for the year was…

  • BASF increases sales and income from operations in 2012

    February 28, 2013
    || Ludwigshafen, Germany – February 26, 2013 – BASF maintained its good performance in 2012. The company exceeded the 2011 record levels in sales and income from operations (EBIT) and once again earned a substantial premium on the cost of ca…

  • Reshaped Clariant Increases Profitability in 4Q

    February 19, 2013
    || Clariant announced full-year sales 2012 from continuing operations of CHF 6.038 billion compared to CHF 5.571 billion in the previous-year period. This corresponds to an increase of 8% in local currencies and in Swiss francs. The 8% increase was driv…

  • PPG Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

    January 14, 2013
    || PPG Industries reported fourth quarter 2012 net sales of $3.6 billion. Net income for the quarter was $227 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, including nonrecurring charges. Adjusted net income for the quarter, excluding the nonrecurring charges, w…

  • DuPont to cut 1,500 jobs after posting smaller 3Q profit

    October 24, 2012
    || DuPont Co. announced that it will eliminate 1,500 jobs after posting a smaller-than-estimated third-quarter profit DuPont reported third-quarter 2012 earnings from continuing operations were $0.32 per share versus $0.60 per share in the prior year.…

  • PPG reports record third quarter earnings per share

    October 19, 2012
    || PPG Industries  reported third quarter 2012 net sales of $3.8 billion. Net income for the quarter was $339 million, including nonrecurring charges. Adjusted net income for the quarter, excluding the nonrecurring charges, was $348 million. Third…

  • AkzoNobel publishes Q3 2012 results

    October 18, 2012
    || Akzo Nobel N.V. reported a 6% increase in third quarter revenue compared with the same period last year. This was due to favorable currency effects and pricing actions. EBITDA for Q3 was 7% higher at €540 million. AkzoNobel has undertaken a pru…

  • Jotun's financial report shows strong sales growth in decorative and protective coatings market

    October 12, 2012
    || Boosted by growth in all segments, Jotun Group announced strong tertiary and year to date numbers in its latest financial report. "We are happy with the continuous sales growth and EBITA development after a challenging 2011," said  Mo…

  • DuPont reports drop in 2Q coatings sales

    September 17, 2012
    || DuPont Performance Coatings reported sales of $1.1 billion in the second quarter, down one percent, with two percent lower volume partially offset by one percent higher selling prices. OEM volume growth in North America and Asia Pacific was more than…

  • Sherwin-Williams reports consolidated net sales rise by 11.9 percent in Q2

    September 17, 2012
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. Compared to the same periods in 2011, consolidated net sales increased $218.3 million, or 9.3 percent, to $2.57 billion in the qua…

  • AkzoNobel reports eight percent rise in Q2 revenue

    September 17, 2012
    || Akzo Nobel N.V. reported an eight percent increase in second quarter revenue compared with the same period in 2011, mainly driven by pricing actions to offset higher raw material costs and currency effects the company said. The EBITDA for the second…