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Parker to Acquire Lord Corp.

Parker to Acquire LORD Corporation in Strategic Transaction that Significantly Expands Engineered Materials Business

( 04/29/2019 )

Contact: Media – Aidan Gormley,

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Polytek Acquisition

Polytek Development Corp. Announces Acquisition of Environmental Technology, Inc.

Easton, PA & Fields Landing, CA – May 14, Read more

Dow Announces MDI Increase

May 14, 2019


Effective June 1, 2019, or as contracts allow, Dow, on behalf of itself and its applicable
consolidated subsidiaries (“Dow”),

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FR Debate in MA

Lawmakers restart flame retardant bill debate

  • By Katie Lannan State House News Service
  • May 8, 2019

BOSTON — Four months after a bill restricting chemical flame retardants died on Gov.

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MacCleary to Retire

Covestro LLC announces retirement of CEO Jerry MacCleary


Jerry MacCleary, CEO and chairman of the board at Covestro LLC, Read more

Dow Results

First Quarter 2019 Results for Materials Science Division¹ of DowDuPont
Thu May 2, 2019 6:02 AM|Business Wire|About: DOW

  • Net Sales Decreased 10% to $10.8B,

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Tempur Sealy Results

Tempur Sealy Reports First Quarter 2019 Results
Thu May 2, 2019 6:45 AM|PR Newswire|About: TPX

Q1: 05-02-19 Earnings Summary

EPS of $0.54 beats by $0.06
Revenue of $690.9M (6.62% Y/Y) beats by $24.48M

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BASF Results

BASF Group increases sales; earnings below prior-year quarter, in line with expectations

First Quarter 2019:

  • Sales of €16.2 billion (plus 3%)
  • EBIT before special items of €1.7 billion (minus 24%)
  • Earnings decline primarily due to lower contributions from Materials and Chemicals segments
  • Strong earnings development in Agricultural Solutions segment

Outlook for 2019 confirmed:

  • Slight sales growth
  • Slight year-on-year increase in EBIT before special items

“In the first quarter of 2019,

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