LyondellBasell Industries announces second quarter 2022

LyondellBasell Industries announced net income for the second quarter 2022 of $1.6 billion, or $4.98 per share. The company recognized a $69 million non-cash impairment charge during the quarter related to the exit from our Australian polypropylene business that impacted earnings by $0.21 per share. Second quarter 2022 EBITDA was $2.4 billion, or $2.5 billion excluding LCM and impairment. Second quarter 2022 EBITDA was further impacted by a $94 million non-cash pension settlement charge.

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Ashland reports strong financial results for third quarter of fiscal year 2022

Sales were $644 million, up 19 percent versus the prior-year period. Each of the company’s reportable segments achieved double-digit sales growth compared to the prior year. Demand remains strong across the company’s resilient end markets. The year-over-year sales growth was driven primarily by disciplined pricing leading to cost recovery in a high-inflation environment and improved product mix. Foreign currency negatively impacted sales $26 million, or five percent.

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WACKER to presents self-adhesive liquid silicone rubber for polycarbonate at K 2022

WACKER will be premiering its novel ELASTOSIL® LR 3078 product series at K 2022 International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. These self-adhesive liquid silicone rubber grades cure extremely fast and establish a firm bond with the thermoplastic polycarbonate without the need to pretreat its surface. ELASTOSIL® LR 3078 was designed for two-component injection molding and enables cost-effective large-scale production of multicomponent parts, such as those needed in medical technology and the automotive industry. This year’s K show will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from October 19 to 26

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Arkema reports strong second quarter

– Arkema reported second quarter sales of €3.2 billion, up by 32.9% compared with Q2’21 along with EBITDA up by a strong 47.5% compared with Q2’21 to €705 million, and a record EBITDA margin of 22.1%: Very significant 41.8% growth in Specialty Materials’ EBITDA to €600 million (€423 million in Q2’21), supported by each of the three segments, Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials and Coating Solutions.
Intermediates’ EBITDA at €129 million (€81 million in Q2’21), benefiting notably from more favorable market conditions overall and from initiatives taken by the Group.

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WACKER raises full-year forecast after strong quarter

. The Munich-based chemical company generated sales of €2,174.2 million in the reporting quarter (Q2 2021: €1,501.0 million), up by 45 percent year over year. Relative to the preceding quarter (€2,076.2 million), sales were up by 5 percent, benefiting from product-mix and volume effects, as well as from the year-over-year rise in the US dollar. All four business divisions contributed to this sales growth. Polysilicon performed particularly well, with sales increasing by 68 percent year over year, due to higher prices. The two chemical divisions – WACKER SILICONES and WACKER POLYMERS – each grew by more than 40 percent and demand was particularly strong, for example, for products used in adhesives and industrial coatings. Business in biotechnological products and fine chemicals also showed solid growth, with sales up by 16 percent.

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Silicone market forecast at $31.2 billion by 2030

The Silicone Market is estimated at USD 17.8 Bn in 2022 & strengthening the market value to USD 31.2 Bn by 2030, at Compound Annual Growth of 7.47% according to Market Data Centre. The Silicone Market is projected to grow at a solid pace during the forecast period. The presence of key players in the ecosystem has led to a competitive and diverse market. The advancement of digital transformation initiatives across multiple industries is expected to drive the worldwide Silicone Market during the study period.

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Cariflex breaks ground on world’s largest polyisoprene latex plant in Singapore

Cariflex Pte. Ltd. (Cariflex), broke ground at a 6.1 hectares site in Jurong Island, Singapore. Cariflex will be constructing the world’s largest and Singapore’s first polyisoprene latex plant on this site. Driven by a strong commitment to better serve its global customers in medical and consumer products, this investment represents the largest capacity expansion in Cariflex’s existing accomplishments.

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