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Toggle Summary Grace to Acquire Polyolefin Catalysts Business
Investor Call Tomorrow, Dec. 15, at 8:30 a.m. ET COLUMBIA, Md. , Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today signed an agreement to acquire the Polyolefin Catalysts business of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for $416 million .
Toggle Summary Grace Licenses UNIPOL® PP Process Technology To Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company
COLUMBIA, Md. , Nov. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), the leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has contracted to license its UNIPOL ® PP Process Technology to Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)
Toggle Summary Grace Licenses UNIPOL® PP Process Technology To Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Co., Ltd. in China
COLUMBIA, Md. , Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), the leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has contracted to license its UNIPOL ® PP Process Technology to Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
Toggle Summary Grace Licenses UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to Oriental Energy (Ningbo) in China
COLUMBIA, Md. , Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), the leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has contracted to license its UNIPOL ® PP Process Technology to Oriental Energy (Ningbo) New Material Co., Ltd.
Toggle Summary Grace to Present at Citi 2017 Basic Materials Conference
COLUMBIA, Md. , Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Fred Festa , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Tom Blaser , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Citi 2017 Basic Materials Conference in New York City on
Toggle Summary Grace to Host 2018 Investor Day
COLUMBIA, Md. , Nov. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) will host an Investor Day on Friday, March 2, 2018 , in New York City . Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa , President and Chief Operating Officer Hudson La Force , and Senior Vice President and Chief
Toggle Summary Grace Announces 2018 Price Increase for Silica-Based Materials Technologies Products
COLUMBIA, Md. , Nov. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) will increase the price of silica-based and molecular sieve products sold through its Grace Materials Technologies business segment by 6 percent as contracts allow. This increase will be effective January 1, 2018 .
Toggle Summary Festa to Retire as Grace CEO in Q4 2018, Remain as Non-Executive Chairman
La Force Elected to Grace Board COLUMBIA, Md. , Nov. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Fred Festa intends to step down as Chief Executive Officer during the fourth quarter of 2018, but remain as non-executive Chairman.
Toggle Summary Grace to Present at Baird 2017 Global Industrial Conference
COLUMBIA, Md. , Oct. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Thomas E. Blaser , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Tania C. Almond , Investor Relations Officer, will present at Baird's 2017 Global Industrial Conference in Chicago on
Toggle Summary Grace Announces Quarterly Dividend
COLUMBIA, Md. , Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable December 7, 2017 , to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2017 .
Toggle Summary Grace Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results
Net sales of $429.5 million up 6% Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.70 up 21%, and Adjusted EPS of $0.90 up 13% Income from continuing operations attributable to Grace of $47.4 million up 15%, and Adjusted EBIT of $108.1 million up 5% Net cash flow provided by operating activities of
Toggle Summary Grace Acquires Exclusive License of Ordered Mesoporous Silica Patents for Drug Delivery from Formac
COLUMBIA, MD. – Oct. 9, 2017 – W. R. Grace & Co. announces that it has acquired from Formac Pharmaceuticals NV exclusive licensing rights on multiple patents and know-how for ordered mesoporous silica-based technology to enhance the oral bioavailability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
Toggle Summary Grace Announces Release Date for Third Quarter 2017 Results
COLUMBIA, Md. , Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) will release its third quarter 2017 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 . A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow at 9:00 a.m. ET that day.
Toggle Summary Grace Licenses UNIPOL® PP Process Technology and Services to Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group in China
COLUMBIA, Md. , Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), the leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has contracted to license its UNIPOL ® PP Process Technology and services to Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group Co., Ltd.
Toggle Summary Grace Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief
COLUMBIA, Md. , Sept. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announces that its philanthropic organization, W. R. Grace Foundation, Inc. , is donating $100,000 to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey through the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund .
Toggle Summary Grace to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
COLUMBIA, Md. , Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Fred Festa , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Thomas E. Blaser , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present at the Credit Suisse 30th Annual Basic Materials Conference in
Toggle Summary Grace Agrees to Acquire Evonik Dental Silica and Huber Defoamer Product Lines
COLUMBIA, Md. , Aug. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets from Evonik Industries AG on September 5, 2017 , following the close of Evonik’s acquisition of J.M.
Toggle Summary Grace Licenses UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation in Alberta, Canada
COLUMBIA, Md., July 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. ("Grace") (NYSE: GRA ), the world's leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene ("PP") process technology, has contracted to license its UNIPOL ® PP Process Technology to Canada Kuwait Petrochemical
Toggle Summary Grace Announces Quarterly Dividend
COLUMBIA, Md. , July 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable September 7, 2017 , to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 17, 2017 .
Toggle Summary Grace Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
Net sales of $429.5 million up 10% Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.64 , and Adjusted EPS of $0.84 up 14% Income from continuing operations attributable to Grace of $43.9 million , and Adjusted EBIT of $104.0 million up 8% Net cash flow provided by operating activities of $140.5 million
Toggle Summary *UPDATED TIME* Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2017 Results
COLUMBIA, Md. , July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) will release its second quarter 2017 financial results at 5:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 27, 2017 . A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow now at 8:00 a.m. ET that day (instead of 9:00 a.m.
Toggle Summary Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2017 Results
COLUMBIA, Md. , July 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) will release its second quarter 2017 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 27, 2017 . A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow at 9:00 a.m. ET that day.
Toggle Summary Grace Enters Agreement with Valliscor to Provide Fluorinated Intermediates for the Pharmaceutical Industry
COLUMBIA,  MD., June 26, 2017 – W. R. Grace & Co. announces a Master Services  Agreement with Valliscor, an Oregon-based manufacturer of fluorinated building  blocks, to provide fluorinated intermediates that are used in a variety of  industries, including pharmaceuticals,
Toggle Summary Grace Licenses UNIPOL® PP Process Technology To Hengli Petrochemical Refinery Co. in Dalian, China
COLUMBIA, Md. , June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), the world’s leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, contracted to license its UNIPOL ® PP process technology to Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co. Ltd.
Toggle Summary Grace Expands Fine Chemicals Development, Production Capabilities with New cGMP Kilo Suite at Oregon Facility
ALBANY, OR. – May 22, 2017 – W. R. Grace & Co. announces expansion of its current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) development and production capabilities with the opening of a cGMP-compliant Kilo Suite at its Albany, Oregon facility. The new kilo lab can produce advanced intermediates of
Toggle Summary Jan van Egmond, Clark Williams Win Grace Award for Technical Excellence
COLUMBIA, Md. – May 18, 2017 – W. R. Grace & Co. announces that Clark Williams, Ph.D. and Jan van Egmond, Ph.D. have won the Grace Award for Technical Excellence (GATE) for the development and commercialization of CONSISTA®, the world’s first 6th Generation non-phthalate catalyst and donors
Toggle Summary Grace to Present at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2017
COLUMBIA, Md. , May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that Hudson La Force , President and Chief Operating Officer and Thomas E. Blaser , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New
Toggle Summary Grace Appoints Wisniewski as President, Materials Technologies
COLUMBIA, Md., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced the appointment of Sandra Wisniewski as President, Grace Materials Technologies, the business segment which produces and sells specialty materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based
Toggle Summary Grace Announces Quarterly Dividend
COLUMBIA, Md. , April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable June 8, 2017 , to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 17, 2017 .
Toggle Summary Grace Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
Net sales of $398.0 million up 10% Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.63 and Adjusted EPS of $0.68 up 11% Income from continuing operations attributable to Grace of $42.9 million and Adjusted EBIT of $86.8 million up 5% Net cash flow provided by operating activities of $35.9 million and
Toggle Summary Grace Announces Release Date for First Quarter 2017 Results
COLUMBIA, Md. , April 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) will release its first quarter 2017 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 . A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow at 9:00 a.m. ET that day.
Toggle Summary Grace to Feature Greener Solutions to Meet Industry, Consumer Demands at European Coatings Show, April 4-6
COLUMBIA, MD. – March 14, 2017 – W. R. Grace & Co., a global  innovator in technologies for coatings, will feature solutions designed to meet  today's environmental coatings needs at the European Coatings Show in  Nuremberg, Germany from April 4-6, 2017.
Toggle Summary Grace to License UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to Dongguan Grand Resources, China
COLUMBIA, Md. , Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), the world’s leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, in the fourth quarter of 2016 contracted to license its UNIPOL ® PP process technology to Dongguan Grand
Toggle Summary Grace Announces $250 Million Share Repurchase Program
COLUMBIA, Md. , Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program of up to $250 million expected to be completed over the next 24 to 36 months at the discretion of management.
Toggle Summary Grace to Increase Dividend 24 Percent Effective in the First Quarter 2017
COLUMBIA, Md. , Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 24 percent increase in the company's regular annual cash dividend rate from $0.68 to $0.84 per common share. The increase will be effective starting with the
Toggle Summary Grace Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results
Income from continuing operations attributable to Grace of $12.8 million down 53% and Adjusted EBIT of $118.9 million up 11% for the quarter Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.18 down 54% and Adjusted EPS of $0.95 up 32% for the quarter Gross margin of 36.7% and Adjusted Gross Margin of
Toggle Summary Grace Announces Release Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
COLUMBIA, Md. , Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results at 6:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 . A company-hosted conference call and webcast will follow at 9:00 a.m. ET that day.