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April 27, 2010
H.B. Fuller will exit the European polysulfide-based insulating glass sealant product line by the end of 2010. Fuller says polysulfide-based products have become commoditized because...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Fuller-Exits-European-Polysulfide-Insulating-Glass-Sealant-Market_26321.html
March 22, 2010
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has agreed to acquire the business of coatings manufacturer Aquaprint (Oyten, Germany). Aquaprint primarily makes coatings for in-mold labels and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Altana-Buys-Aquaprints-Assets_25506.html
March 12, 2010
H.B. Fuller says it has entered into a stock purchase agreement, under which it will acquire all of the shares of adhesives manufacturer Revertex Finewaters (Klang, Malaysia), a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-to-Acquire-Adhesives-Manufacturer-in-Malaysia_25368.html
March 11, 2010

CEO Andrew Liveris says the company is back on solid ground after a tumultuous 2009, and now has the portfolio needed to accelerate growth in revenues and profit.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Dow-Chemical-Ready-to-Grow_25045.html
March 8, 2010
Edge Adhesives Holdings was formed by Superior Capital Partners for the acquisition of adhesive and sealant firm Q'So....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Private-Equity-Firm-Forms-Adhesives-Manufacturer_25223.html
February 23, 2010
The company expects to complete the pilot-scale work later this year, and has retained Merrick & Company (San Diego) to design its demonstration and commercial manufacturing plants, due online in 2011 and 2013 respectively....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Start-up-Advances-Biobased-Acrylic-Acid-Production-Process_24861.html
December 2, 2009
Sasol (Johannesburg) says it has approved an investment of R8.4 billion ($1.14 billion), which will double production of hard wax at the Sasolburg, South Africa site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sasol-to-Double-Wax-Production-in-South-Africa_23215.html
November 16, 2009
Wacker Chemie has officially opened its new disperisble powder and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) dispersion plant at Nanjing, China. The plant, designed for 30,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Wacker-Opens-Chinas-Largest-Dispersible-Polymer-Powder-Plant_22816.html
November 4, 2009
Arizona Chemical, a maker of pine-based chemicals, says a proposed bill meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging companies to burn renewable biomass fuels could, as written, deprive the pine chemicals industry of an important raw material source....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Biomass-Legislation-Could-Hurt-Pine-Chemicals-Industry_22503.html
September 30, 2009
The cuts form part of a restructuring of the company's operations in Europe....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sika-Cuts-Jobs-in-Switzerland_21754.html
August 5, 2009
Hexion Specialty Chemicals says it will partner with Tekle Technical Services (TTS; Edmonton, Canada), a biocomposites company, to develop ‘green’ building products for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Hexion-and-Canadian-Firm-to-Develop-Green-Products-for-Construction-Industry_20617.html
July 16, 2009
Specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany) has agreed to buy Water Ink Technologies (WIT; Lincolnton, NC), a privately owned producer of water-based and UV inks, coatings and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Altana-Buys-U-S-Specialties-Firm_20193.html
June 24, 2009
H.B. Fuller reported net income of $17.6 million, or 36 cts/share, for the second quarter, down from $21.4 million the year-ago period. The company's income exceeded analyst consensus...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-Earnings-Down-But-Beat-Estimates_19744.html
June 12, 2009
BASF says it will mothball its 20,000 m.t./year trimethylopropane (TMP) manufacturing plant at Ludwigshafen, its only TMP manufacturing facility, but it will stay in the business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/BASF-Links-with-Italian-Firm-in-TMP-Business_19428.html
May 4, 2009
AkzoNobel says it has acquired the wood adhesives business of Kronochem, a subsidiary of Kronospan (Wrexham, U.K.). The transaction includes a long-term tolling agreement under which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/AkzoNobel-Acquires-Adhesives-Business_18613.html
April 16, 2009
Excluding one-time items, net earnings were $2.7 million (6 cts/share), well below analyst estimates, as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York) of 28 cts/share. First-quarter revenues fell 37%, to $612 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Cytec-Reports-Loss-Cuts-Dividend-by-90-percent_18324.html
April 3, 2009
Some niche sectors of the battered $30-billion global adhesives and sealants market are showing resilience, and major players are clinging to these niches in the face of the persistent...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Some-Adhesives-and-Sealants-Sectors-Show-Resilience_18038.html
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