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$CBT elected Cynthia Arnold to its BoD, effective Jan. 18, 2018. She was also appointed a member of the Compensation Committee. $CBT elected Sue Rataj as Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors, effective March 9, 2018. $CBT said Roderick MacLeod will retire from the Board, effective at annual meeting that will be held on March 8, 2018.
$ALB said Matt Juneau, EVP, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations, is retiring from the company in March 2018 and that it has named Eric Norris as its chief strategy officer, effective immediately. As chief strategy officer, Norris will be responsible for both Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations.
$ALB is launching a new technology for the Fluid Catalytic Cracking catalyst market called Granite. The Granite technology platform is based on a novel matrix/binder system, which expands the catalyst formulation window and enables refiners to maximize profitability while achieving targeted product yields.
During 2Q18, $WOR's Steel Processing's net sales was $538.4MM, up 6% helped by higher average direct selling prices. Pressure Cylinders' net sales rose 55% YoY to $300.9MM, due to contributions from the Amtrol acquisition and Engineered Cabs' net sales were $30.4MM, up 35%.
$WOR reported 20% jump in its 2Q18 net sales to $871.3MM, helped by higher average direct selling prices in Steel Processing, higher volumes in Pressure Cylinders and contributions from Amtrol acquisition. However, net income fell to $39.4MM, or $0.62 per share, from $46.6MM, or $0.72 per share in 2Q17, due to pre-tax impairment charges of $8.3MM.
$AES agreed to sell its equity interest Masin-AES Pte. to SMC Global Power Holdings. SMC Global Power is also purchasing the remaining 49% equity interest in the same assets, held by Electricity Generating Public Co. for $850MM. The transaction has a total enterprise value of about $2.4Bil.
Global specialty chemicals industry leader $ALB said it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its polyolefin catalysts and components business to $GRA in cash for approx. $416MM. The organometallics and curatives portions of the Performance Catalysts Solutions business will remain with $ALB. The deal is expected to close during 1Q18.
$SEE said it is implementing a price increase of 2.5-5% for the majority of its Food Care division's products in Europe, Middle East and Africa with the exception of Switzerland and the United Kingdom who received price increases earlier in the year. The increase will be effective Jan. 1, 2018.