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January 20, 2015
The Port Authority of Antwerp, in a review of chemicals-related investments, says that LBC Tank Terminals (Mechelen, Belgium) has added storage capacity at the port, allowing bunker...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Port-of-Antwerp-updates-on-storage-production-projects_67001.html
January 20, 2015
Latest figures from the British Coatings Federation (BCF; Leatherhead, UK) show that for the second consecutive year, paint sales have outperformed GDP, increasing 5.0% in volume...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/UK-paint-sales-outperform-the-economy-for-second-year_66998.html
January 15, 2015
H.B. Fuller last night reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income down by nearly half year-on-year (YOY), to $10.8 million, or 21 cts/share, on revenues up 2.7%, to $547.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-earnings-fall-despite-higher-sales_66858.html
January 15, 2015
PPG Industries today reported fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations of $86 million, or 62 cts/share, down 64% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 6%, to $3.71 billion. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-beats-estimates-on-solid-volumes_66855.html
January 12, 2015
Axalta and Shanghai Kinlita Chemical have signed a joint-venture agreement aimed at producing and selling coatings into China’s commercial truck market. Financial details of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-enters-into-truck-coatings-joint-venture-in-China_66765.html
January 9, 2015
Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives (South Bend, IN) has purchased the assets of Advanced Polymers International (API; Syracuse, NY) from Paper Conversions, Inc. (Syracuse) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Royal-Adhesives-buys-label-adhesive-maker_66720.html
January 8, 2015
MeadWestvaco (MWV) says it plans a tax-free spin-off of its specialty chemicals business, a maker of pine chemical derivatives for printing inks, adhesives, and asphalt paving, among...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/MeadWestvaco-to-spin-off-specialty-chemicals-business_66649.html
January 7, 2015
RPM today reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $69.8 million, up 9.8% year-on-year (YOY), on sales that were flat at $1.07 billion. Earnings totaled 52 cts/share, missing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-misses-estimates-cuts-guidance-despite-rising-income_66617.html
January 6, 2015
Evonik Industries named Tammo Boinowitz head of personal care, effective 1 January, the company says. He succeeds Deitmar Moll, who Evonik says is moving into a new role involving...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-names-new-personal-care-chief_66589.html
December 23, 2014
H.B. Fuller has agreed to acquire Continental Products Limited (Nairobi), an industrial adhesives maker active in eastern and central Africa, for an undisclosed sum. Continental...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-acquires-adhesives-firm-in-Africa_66435.html
December 23, 2014
Procter & Gamble (P&G) said on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Camay and Zest soap brands along with transferring a manufacturing facility in Mexico to Unilever for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Procter-and-Gamble-sells-Camay-and-Zest-brands-to-Unilever_66421.html
December 19, 2014
PPG Industries says it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Revocoat (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, France), a maker of sealants, adhesives, and dampers for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/PPG-to-acquire-automotive-materials-supplier_66369.html
December 18, 2014
Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT; Dax, France) has acquired a new crude tall oil (CTO) fractionation technology on its site at Vielle-Saint-Girons...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/French-turpentine-producer-invests-in-new-CTO-technology_66296.html
December 17, 2014
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) says it has completed its acquisition of Allylix (San Diego, CA), a start-up with technology for bio-based fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Evolva-completes-acquisition-of-Allylix_66277.html
December 16, 2014
ICL Industrial Products, a segment of Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv), announced price increases of 5-10% for selected phosphorus-based registered-Fyrol flame retardants. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/ICL-raises-prices-of-phosphorus-based-flame-retardants_66209.html
December 16, 2014
Dow Chemical will supply quantum dot material to LG Electronics, which is launching a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015. Dow is building a quantum dot factory in South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/LG-Electronics-and-Dow-link-in-quantum-dot-TV-project_66204.html
December 15, 2014
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today narrowed its full-year 2014 adjusted earnings guidance to $8.75–8.80/share compared with $8.70–8.80/share previously. Full-year sales are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-narrows-guidance-details-Lowes-program_66154.html
December 15, 2014
BASF’s coatings division has become the sole supplier of automotive coatings for Chery's (Wuhu, China) automotive production plant at Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-to-supply-Chery-automotive-plant-in-Brazil_66179.html
December 11, 2014
Arkema has completed a share capital increase–with preferential subscription rights–that was launched on 19 November as part of the financing of the proposed acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Arkema-completes-capital-increase-to-help-finance-Bostik-acquisition_66102.html
December 11, 2014
Sherwin-Williams (SW) announced today that it will supply paint to Lowe’s, the US building-supply retailer, under a program called HGTV Home. Products under that brand will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-to-supply-paint-to-Lowes-under-new-deal_66097.html
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