New Research, Leadership Appointments, Financial Results and Product line Expansions - Research Report on Air Products, Eastman, SQM, Ashland, and FMC

Sep 12, 2013, 08:00 ET from Investors' Reports

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Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD), Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN), Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. (NYSE: SQM), Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), and FMC Corp. (NYSE: FMC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Research Report

On September 9, 2013, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (Air Products) announced that it will share its latest research at the Heat Treat 2013 Conference and Exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana, to be held from September 16, 2013 to September 18, 2013. According to the Company, the shared research can assist metals processors in increasing production and in improving product quality. The Company informed that Zbigniew Zurecki, Air Products' Senior Research Associate, Atmospheres and Metals Processing, will be joined by Karl-Michael Winter of PROCESS-ELECTRONIC to share recent developments in process control of nitrogen-based carburizing atmospheres. The co-authors will present "Case Hardening Using Nitrogen-Based Atmospheres" as part of the show's technical program line-up on September 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Additionally, Tom Philips, Senior Metallurgical Engineer at Air Products will present "Atmosphere Troubleshooting and Solutions to Common Heat Treating Problems" on September 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The Full Research Report on Air Products & Chemicals Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Eastman Chemical Co. Research Report

On September 9, 2013, Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) announced the following changes to its executive management team: Ronald C. Lindsay has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer and he will assume, amongst others, the executive responsibility for the Company's daily operations and supply chain efficiencies; Brad A. Lich has been appointed as the Executive Vice President and will be responsible  for the Company's Additives & Functional Products and Advanced Materials segments, and the corporate innovation, marketing, sales, and pricing organizations; and Mark K. Cox has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Support and Engineering & Construction. Mark J. Costa, President and CEO-designate said, "I have every confidence that these new appointments will contribute to Eastman's growth and our continued success in delivering consistent, superior value." According to Eastman, all appointments are effective January 1, 2014. The Full Research Report on Eastman Chemical Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. Research Report

On August 29, 2013, Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. or Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) held its Q2 2013  earnings conference call and discussed its financial results. During the conference call, the Company's executive management informed that in H1 2013, the Company posted revenues of $1.2 billion, reflecting a 1.9% YoY decline. Earnings for H1 2013 came in at $259.2 million, compared to $342.2 million in H1 2012. The management said that its results for H1 2013 were lower as compared to H1 2012 due to the decrease in fertilizer prices and declines in volumes in the Company's chemical business lines. However, the management remains positive as most of its major business lines such as Potassium, Potassium nitrate, lithium and iodine are expected to increase in demand in 2013, as compared to 2012. The Full Research Report on Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Ashland Inc. Research Report

On September 6, 2013, Ashland Inc. (Ashland) launched its Aquapas Redispersible Polymer Powders (RDP) to be used along with Culminal and Combizell cellulose ethers, and Ashland Aquatherm specialty water-soluble polymers, to offer enhanced adhesion, performance and flexibility in dry mortars formulations. The Company stated that  Ashland has expanded its family of Aquapas RDP  to include Aquapas M Series RDP, Aquapas T Series RDP, Aquapas HS-2098 RDP and Styrene-Acrylic based Aquapas N7930 and Aquapas N7970 RDPs. Sandeep Rath, Global Marketing Manager for Ashland Specialty Ingredients said, "This is another example of Ashland ingenuity, When combined with our line of cellulose-ether products, Aquapas RDP increases the overall effectiveness of dry mortars, reducing costs and improving the final quality of construction projects." The Full Research Report on Ashland Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


FMC Corp. Research Report

On September 9, 2013, FMC Corp. (FMC) announced the appointment of Alisha Bellezza as the new Director of the Company's Investor Relations. According to FMC, in her new role, Bellezza will serve as the primary conduit for investor information to analysts, stockholders and potential investors.  Before this appointment, Bellezza was the director, Investor Analysis and Support, at FMC. Paul Graves, Executive Vice President and CFO said, "Alisha has exceptional business experience and in-depth knowledge of the company, which is vital for the investment community as we continue to execute our Vision 2015 growth strategy. She will build on the strong foundation that Andrew Sandifer created through his leadership with our investors." The Full Research Report on FMC Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []



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