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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
October 15, 2007
Flavors and fragrances firm Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it has signed an agreement to acquire flavors and fragrances producer Gewurzmuller (Stuttgart, Germany) and starter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Frutarom-to-Buy-German-Flavors-and-Fragrances-Makers_8328.html
October 11, 2007
H.B. Fuller says it has agreed to sell its stake in an automotive joint venture to EMS Chemie Holding (EMS; Männedorf, Switzerland), the principal partner of the jv, for $80...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/H-B-Fuller-to-Exit-Automotive-JV_8212.html
October 3, 2007
The company expects diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to grow 10%-15%/year from 2008 to 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Fuller-Targets-Annual-Earnings-Growth-of-10-percent-15-percent_8168.html
August 27, 2007
ICI says it has acquired Advanced Applied Adhesives (AAA; San Diego), a producer of specialty adhesives used to protect circuits used in electronic devices. Terms were not disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/ICI-Acquires-Electronics-Materials-Business_7141.html
August 20, 2007
Hexion Specialty Chemicals says it plans to close its Clayton, U.K. plant and shift production of pressure sensitive adhesives to its Sokolov, Czech Republic facility at the end of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Hexion-to-Shutter-U-K-Adhesives-Plant_6997.html
August 8, 2007
ICI has agreed to buy the 30% it does not own in Dongsung NSC (Busan, Korea), a specialty adhesives maker, from Dongsung Chemical (Busan), for $29 million. The deal is due to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/ICI-Takes-Control-of-Korea-JV_6356.html
August 6, 2007
Developing regions, particularly China, are driving demand in the $23.8 billion global adhesives and sealants market, says John Lowry, a director at Chemark Consulting Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Developing-Nations-Drive-Demand_6067.html
August 6, 2007
H.B. Fuller says that it will reorganize its operating structure around regional divisions, effective March 5. Its two current divisions, global adhesives and Full-Valu/specialty, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Fuller-Realigns-Businesses-by-Geography_5735.html
July 31, 2007
Polynt (Scanzorosciate, Italy) has agreed to acquire DSM’s Uraplast polymeric plasticizer resins business for an undisclosed amount. Uraplast, currently part of DSM Composite...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Italian-Firm-to-Acquire-DSMs-Plasticizers_6594.html
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