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June 21, 2013
Brenntag has opened a laboratory at Querétaro, Mexico to provide extended services in Mexico and Central America for customers in the adhesives, coatings, elastomers, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Brenntag-opens-R-and-D-lab-in-Mexico_53034.html
June 20, 2013
Omnova’s performance chemicals segment, which includes its specialties businesses, has been reorganized to include three new business groups. The three groups will be oilfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Omnova-rearranges-performance-chemicals-segment_52989.html
June 20, 2013
Quest Specialty Chemicals (QSC; Charleston, SC) has completed its acquisition of US Chemical & Plastics (Massillon, OH), a maker of automotive refinish products, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Quest-Specialty-Chemicals-acquires-automotive-refinish-products-maker_52916.html
June 19, 2013
PPG Industries has been awarded $1 million by the Department of Defense's strategic environmental research and development program to help develop nonisocyanate liquid coatings that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-awarded-funding-to-develop-isocyanate-free-coatings_52912.html
June 18, 2013
Applied Minerals (New York), a producer of halloysite clay, has entered into an agreement for Mitsui & Co. to market Applied Minerals' dragonite halloysite clay and iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Mitsui-and-Co-to-distribute-Applied-Minerals-halloysite-clay_52887.html
June 10, 2013
BASF Coatings has opened a new training center for automotive refinishing at Cesano Maderno, Italy. The new refinish competence center will offer customers an opportunity to learn...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-Coatings-opens-refinish-competence-center-in-Italy_52721.html
June 4, 2013
Valspar has announced that it plans to acquire Inver Holding (Bologna, Italy), a maker of liquid and powder coatings and resins for off-road equipment, windows, railways and trams, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-to-acquire-industrial-coatings-business-in-Europe_52546.html
May 28, 2013
Axalta Coating Systems, the former automotive coatings unit of DuPont now owned by The Carlyle Group, will invest over $50 million to construct a 25,000-m.t. paint manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-to-construct-Shanghai-automotive-coatings-facility_52326.html
May 23, 2013
DSM has opened a manufacturing plant at Geleen, Netherlands, for the production of the company’s antireflective coatings, marketed as KehpriCoat. The coating is primarily...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/DSM-opens-antireflective-coatings-plant-in-Netherlands_51690.html
May 23, 2013
PPG Industries says it has started manufacturing protective and marine coatings (PMC) at the company’s facility at Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland. The facility became a part...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-starts-production-of-protective-and-marine-coatings-at-Poland-facility_52252.html
May 23, 2013
Clariant will build a pigment preparations plant at Tangerang, Indonesia, as part of a series of investments to strengthen support for customers in China, India, and Indonesia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Clariant-invests-in-pigments-in-Indonesia-China-and-India_51676.html
May 22, 2013
Specialty chemicals and advanced materials firm Rockwood Holdings' (Princeton, NJ) sale of certain business units has attracted interest from various private equity suitors, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Reports-Rockwoods-divestment-of-noncore-assets-sparks-private-equity-interest_52229.html
May 21, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for Akzo’s surfactants and coatings products using Solazyme’s algae-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Solazyme-ink-oils-pact_52067.html
May 21, 2013
PPG Industries has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of  privately owned specialty coatings firm Deft (Irvine, CA), PPG has announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-completes-acquisition-of-aerospace-coatings-firm_52197.html
May 16, 2013
Oxiteno, the specialty chemicals arm of Ultrapar (São Paulo), achieved an Ebitda of 81 million Reais ($40 million) during the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Oxitenos-Ebitda-increases-21-percent-supported-by-weaker-currency-and-higher-volumes_52049.html
May 14, 2013
Valspar (Minneapolis) on Tuesday reported adjusted net income for the fiscal second quarter, ended 26 April, of $83 million, up 3.8% year-on-year (YOY), from $80 million. Adjusted earnings per share came to 91 cts, up 8.3% YOY, from 84 cents....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-earnings-up-on-flat-sales_51991.html
May 10, 2013
Evonik has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil and expects to complete the plant by 2015, subject to approval from respective bodies and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Evonik-starts-basic-engineering-for-silica-site-in-Brazil-continues-to-expand-global-silica-capacity_51908.html
May 8, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel announced today that they have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for AkzoNobel's surfactants and coatings products using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-and-Solazyme-ink-algae-based-oils-development-deal_51869.html
May 3, 2013
Private equity firm Sun Capital (Boca Raton, FL) says it will combine five of the packaging companies its owns under its Exopack Holdings (Spartanburg, SC) investment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sun-Capital-to-combine-packaging-investments-under-Exopack_51745.html
May 1, 2013
Wolf Group (Tallin) has acquired a 40% stake in Elasteq do Brasil (São Paolo), the group announced.  Elasteq specializes in the manufacture and sale of waterproofing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Estonias-Wolf-Group-acquires-stake-in-Brazil-sealants-producer_51632.html
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