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Jun 26, 2017Grace 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, electronics, and specialty chemicals.The partnership brings together Valliscor’s proprietary fluoroalkylation technology with Grace’s cGMP manufacturing capability. The Albany site has more than 30 year... 
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Jun 13, 2017Grace 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., a subsidiary of Hengli Group. The installation will be made at the company’s facility in Dalian, Liaoning province, China, and is expected to begin operations in 2019 using Grace’s leading SHAC® Ziegle... 
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May 22, 2017Grace 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 high quality, consistency, and control. The lab includes a wide range of all-glass reactor systems from 15 to 100 liters, an Aurora® filter dryer, a walk-in hood, and an integrated air-lock system. The sta... 
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May 18, 2017Jan 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 for the production of polypropylene (PP). Introduced by Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa and the Grace Research Council in 2007, GATE recognizes employees for techni... 
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May 09, 2017Grace 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 York City on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Scheduled to begin at 10:35 a.m. Eastern Time, the presentation will be webcast simultaneously on the company’s website. To listen to the live audio webcast, go t... 
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Apr 26, 2017Grace 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 materials used in coatings, consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. ... 
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Apr 26, 2017Grace 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. About Grace Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technolo... 
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Apr 26, 2017Grace 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 Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $50.0 million year-to-date Declaring quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share COLUMBIA, Md., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (N... 
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Apr 05, 2017Grace 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. During the call, Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Hudson La Force, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Tom Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss first quarter results. A q... 
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Mar 14, 2017Grace 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. Grace's exhibit will  showcase new technologies for waterborne and UV wood coatings, including  products to create alternatives with lower VOC (volatile organic compounds). Grace  will feature its new SYLOID®... 
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Feb 13, 2017Grace 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 Resource Science & Technology Co. Ltd. The installations will be made at the company’s facility in Dongguan, Guangzhou province, China, and are expected to begin operations in 2019 using Grace’s leadin... 
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Feb 08, 2017Grace 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. Grace has repurchased shares totaling over $960 million since February 2014. The new program is expected to begin following the completion of our existing share repurchase program, which had $34 million of remaining repurc... 
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Feb 08, 2017Grace 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 first quarter dividend of $0.21 per common share, which was declared by the Board and is payable on March 23, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2017. "Grace is com... 
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Feb 08, 2017Grace 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 42.8% up 60 bps for the quarter Net cash flow provided by operating activities of $267.5 million and Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $236.0 million for the full year Increasing annual cash divide... 
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Jan 18, 2017Grace 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. During the call, Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Hudson La Force, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Tom Blaser, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss fourth qua... 
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