SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

July 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Continued Growth Due to Natural Gas vs. Crude Price Spread - Equity Research on Solutia Inc. and Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) and Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

The economic environment within the chemical industry is expected to remain at recent healthy levels, as the manufacturing sector as a whole is anticipated to show steady sequential expansion. U.S. Industry exports will increase its competitive viability as a result of recent rises of global crude prices over U.S. domestic natural gas prices. Annual production by the chemical industry, as measured by the Federal Reserve's production index for chemicals and products, is projected to rise 3% in 2011 following a 4.0% increase in 2010. As a result, many investors look to ensure capital distribution across well-positioned players within the industry.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Solutia Inc. as a global manufacturer of performance materials and specialty chemicals used in a range of consumer and industrial applications, including interlayers and aftermarket film for automotive and architectural glass; chemicals that promote safety and durability in tires, and encapsulates, coatings and specialty chemicals used in a variety of electronic, industrial and energy solutions. To serve the Company's customers, it utilizes a global infrastructure consisting of 22 manufacturing facilities, seven technical centers and over 30 sales offices globally, located in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The entire report on Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) is available here:

World Street has featured Rockwood Holdings, Inc. as a developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals and advanced materials used for industrial and commercial purposes. Rockwood's products consist of inorganic chemicals and solutions and engineered materials. The Company operates manufacturing its products in 81 facilities in 23 countries and selling its products and providing its services to more than 60,000 customers. Rockwood operates its business through four business segments: Specialty Chemicals, Performance Additives, Titanium Dioxide Pigments and Advanced Ceramics. The entire report on Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC) is available here:

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