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October 3, 2008
The Weak European and U.S. economies, high raw material costs, and a sustained slump in the U.S. automotive and housing and construction markets are hurting many players in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Adhesives-and-Sealants_14623.html
August 4, 2008
3M says it has agreed to acquire polyurethane-based structural adhesives and sealants producers EMFI (Haguenau, France) and SAPO (Haguenau). EMFI and SAPO together employ about 350, 3M...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/3M-to-Buy-French-Adhesives-Firms_13424.html
August 4, 2008
Henkel says its Professional and Consumer Adhesives unit will boost prices by as much as 20%, depending on category, effective for August 1 shipments. This is Henkel’s second...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-Raises-Adhesives-Prices_13426.html
July 1, 2008
Ashland says it has completed its acquisition of the pressure-sensitive adhesive business and the atmospheric emulsions business from Air Products for $92 million. The transaction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Ashland-Completes-Purchase-of-Air-Products-Adhesives-Business_12801.html
June 30, 2008
Sika says it has opened a CHF100-million ($95.6 million) polyurethane adhesives facility at Dudingen, Switzerland. Startup capacity is 30,000 m.t./year, but a second construction phase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Sika-Opens-Adhesives-Plant_12753.html
June 12, 2008
Ashland says it has signed a definitive agreement to buy the assets of Air Products and Chemicals’ pressure-sensitive adhesives business and its atmospheric emulsions business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Ashland-Agrees-to-Buy-Air-Products-Adhesives-and-Polymer-Assets_12356.html
May 27, 2008
3M says it will build a plant at Wroclaw, Poland to produce structural bonding adhesives and surface protection products for the aerospace and aircraft markets. The new plant is due...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/3M-Builds-Aerospace-Adhesives-Plant-in-Poland_12077.html
May 27, 2008
Daikin Industries says it has formed an alliance with Greene, Tweed & Co. (Kulpsville, PA), a producer of composites and other materials, to develop next-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Daikin-Perfluoroelastic-Alliance_12082.html
April 18, 2008
Henkel’s recent purchase of the adhesives and sealants business of National Starch and Chemical has solidified its lead in the $50-billion global adhesives and sealants industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-Solidifies-Hold-on-Top-Spot_11474.html
April 7, 2008
ICI India (Haryana), a unit of Akzo Nobel’s ICI, says it will divest its adhesives business for roughly Rs2.6 billion ($65.2 million) to an unspecified Indian affiliate of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-Affiliate-to-Buy-ICI-India-Division_11249.html
April 1, 2008
Sealant and coating maker Adco Global says it has acquired Dolphin (Toledo, OH), a supplier of custom-formulated adhesives, sealants, and coatings to equipment managers serving the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Adco-Global-Seals-Deal-with-Dolphin_11141.html
April 1, 2008
H.B. Fuller reported net income from continuing operations for its fiscal first quarter ended March 1 down 3%, to $18.2 million (32 cts/share), on sales down 3%, to $323 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Fullers-Earnings-Down-on-Slow-Economy_11089.html
March 19, 2008
Specialty chemicals firm Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it expects “continued positive demand for specialty chemicals products” in 2008, but that “the demand growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Specialty-Chemicals-Altana-Predicts-Slower-Demand-Growth-in-2008_10966.html
March 18, 2008
RPM International says that its wholly owned subsidiary Tremco illbruck International (Cologne, Germany) has acquired Prosytec (Paris) from a subsidiary of Goodrich (Charlotte, NC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/RPMs-Tremco-Purchases-French-Sealants-Supplier_10914.html
January 16, 2008
DSM says it has acquired high performance urethane resins producer Soluol (East Providence, RI). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. DSM says the acquisition “enhances”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/DSM-Buys-Urethane-Resins-Maker_9821.html
January 15, 2008
Rohm and Haas (R&H) says it has agreed to acquire Finndisp (Hanko, Finland), the water-based emulsions business of Oy Forcit (Hanko), for approximately €60 million ($85...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/R-and-H-Acquires-Finnish-Emulsions-Firm_9804.html
December 5, 2007
DSM says it has begun construction of a €20-million ($29.4 million) waterborne acrylic resins plant at Guangdong, China. The plant will be completed during second-quarter 2008, DSM...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/DSM-Builds-Resins-Plant-in-China_9228.html
November 9, 2007
National Adhesives, a unit of ICI’s National Starch and Chemical, will build a plant to house manufacturing equipment for hot melt adhesives at its existing Woodruff, S.C. site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/-National-Adhesives-Expands-in-South-Carolina_8829.html
October 30, 2007
BASF says it has opened a tile adhesives plant at Foshan, China. The plant has capacity for more than 50,000 m.t./year, and will supply the Chinese construction chemicals market. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/BASF-Opens-Tile-Adhesives-Plant-in-China_8571.html
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