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  • July 2016

    Solvay Q2 income up despite lower prices

    29 July 2016

    Brussels-headquartered chemical and advance materials producer Solvay saw earnings increase despite a drop in total sales as the company reduced fixed costs and grew operating profit. It anticipates 2016 EBITDA growth as diversified markets will offset any declines in oil and gas.

  • Mixed bag for PPG’s coating divisions in Q2

    21 July 2016

    Sales volumes in the company’s industrial coatings segment strengthened while performance coatings saw a decline, owing to mixed performance in various regions and applications. PPG’s glass segment also saw improved net sales as selling prices strengthened. However all of its business segments were impacted negatively by foreign currency translations.