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October 1, 2014
Huntsman today closed its $1.28-billion acquisition of Rockwood's titanium dioxide business, as well as four other businesses. The other businesses include color pigments, timber...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Huntsman-closes-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-acquisition_64180.html
September 30, 2014
Coatings and composites maker Reichhold Industries (Durham, NC) today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. As part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Reichhold-files-for-bankruptcy-may-sell-US-business-to-bondholders_64178.html
September 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) broke ground on an expansion of capacity to produce water-based coatings at Wuppertal, Germany, the company announced. The Wuppertal site is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-breaks-ground-on-water-based-coatings-facility-in-Germany_63698.html
September 8, 2014
AkzoNobel has announced plans to simplify the structure of its performance coatings business. The new structure, which will become fully operational in January 2015, will reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-simplifies-structure-of-performance-coatings-business_63527.html
August 22, 2014
Axalta, the former automotive coatings business of DuPont, has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) for an initial public offering....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Carlyles-Axalta-files-for-IPO_63347.html
August 20, 2014
AkzoNobel today broke ground on its previously announced decorative paints facility at Chengdu, China. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province. The new facility is part of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-breaks-ground-on-decorative-paints-facility-in-China_63307.html
August 18, 2014
Coatings maker Axalta has announced a $10.5-million investment to expand its transportation coatings resins site at Tlalnepantla, Mexico. The expansion will expand the site’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-to-expand-Mexico-site_63281.html
August 12, 2014
Valspar says that net income for the quarter ended 25 July was $97.8 million, up 4% year-on-year (YOY). Reported earnings of $1.14/share dipped slightly below analyst estimates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-results-up-on-strength-in-coatings_63127.html
July 30, 2014
Ferro today announced its second quarter results from continuing operations, and the company now fully recognizes substantially all of its specialty plastics and polymer additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Ferro-earnings-up-as-specialty-plastics-polymer-additives-businesses-discontinue_62833.html
July 28, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its profitability for the first half of 2014 was “good despite weak demand in Russia.” First-half revenue was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-sales-fall-7-4-percent-in-second-quarter-EPS-increases-slightly_62759.html
July 28, 2014
RPM today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 66.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.8 million, on sales up 9.1%, to $1.28 billion. On an adjusted basis—excluding some...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-earnings-rise-subsidiary-agrees-to-settle-asbestos-claims_62746.html
July 24, 2014
BASF Shanghai Coatings, a joint venture between BASF Group and Shanghai Huayi Fine Chemical, today inaugurated its automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai chemical industry park. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-opens-&euro50-million-automotive-coatings-plant-at-Shanghai_62688.html
July 17, 2014
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today announced second quarter net income up 13.3% year-on-year (YOY), to $291.4 million, on sales up 12.2%, to $3.04 billion. Earnings totaled $2.94/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-raises-guidance-earnings-rise_62529.html
July 17, 2014
PPG Industries today reported second quarter net income from continuing operations up 24% year-on-year (YOY), to $393 million, or $2.80/share, on sales up 5%, to $4.1 billion. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-earnings-beat-estimates-on-strong-sales_62509.html
July 15, 2014
Axalta says is it is adding capacity for polypropylene (PP) powder coatings at its facility in Huangshan, China, which is operated as a joint venture with Yongjia Chemical. The jv is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-adds-PP-powder-coatings-capacity-at-jv-in-China_62469.html
July 3, 2014
PPG Industries says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Homax Group (Bellingham, WA), a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-completes-acquisition-of-Homax_62219.html
July 1, 2014
PPG announced today that its North American architectural coatings business has completed acquiring Masterwork Paint (Pittsburgh), an architectural paint distributor. The 13-store...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-acquires-Masterwork-paint-stores_62186.html
June 30, 2014
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex (Mexico City), a leading Mexican producer of architectural and industrial coatings, for $2.3 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Industries-to-acquire-Mexicos-Comex-for-$2-3-billion_62154.html
June 27, 2014
AkzoNobel's performance coatings business is benefiting from an improved business climate in 2014, says Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel executive committee member responsible for performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobels-performance-coatings-business-taps-stronger-market-targets-higher-returns_62138.html
June 17, 2014
Axalta, the former automotive coatings business of DuPont, has named Luke Lu v.p. and president/China, a newly created post. Lu will report to Axalta chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-names-China-president_61869.html
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