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September 10, 2013
AkzoNobel says it is has informed employees of its intention to streamline its organizational structure in Germany. The changes will also result in a reduction of more than 25% in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-simplify-structure-in-Germany-reduce-workforce-by-25-percent_55038.html
September 5, 2013
IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has acquired a majority interest in Makeni Chemicals (São Paulo), a specialty chemical distributor in Brazil, IMCD has announced. Financial details...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/IMCD-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazil-specialty-chemical-distributor_54944.html
August 28, 2013
RPM announced today that it has reached an agreement with the US General Services Administration (GSA; Washington) resolving a dispute over improper pricing and discounting practices...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-reaches-agreement-with-US-government-on-roofing-contract-issues_54798.html
August 27, 2013
Increasing environmental and regulatory pressures and concerns over toxicity to humans continue to drive growing demand for greener solvents in developed countries, while demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/IHS-Mounting-environmental-regulatory-pressures-driving-global-solvents-industry-to-greener-alternatives_54736.html
August 12, 2013
Axalta Coating Systems (Wilmington, DE), a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has invested $5 million in a pilot reactor to support coatings polymer research and scale-up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-Coating-Systems-invests-$5-million-in-polymer-research-facility_54416.html
August 12, 2013
Shalimar Paints (Mumbai), India’s oldest paints & coatings company, today announced plans to double revenues within the next 3 years, under recently appointed managing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Shalimar-Paints-targets-doubling-of-revenues-under-new-CEO_54425.html
August 5, 2013
Rockwood today reported second-quarter net income down 85.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $32.3 million, or 41 cts/share, on net sales up 7.8%, to $822.3 million. Results include $25.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Rockwood-falls-short-of-estimates-on-weak-TiO2-results_54230.html
August 5, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC; Columbus, OH) has formed a joint venture with MicroBlend (Gilbert, AZ), a retail and commercial paint systems company, at Cali, Colombia. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Momentive-Specialty-forms-Colombian-JV-with-MicroBlend_54227.html
August 1, 2013
BASF today announced plans to expand its capacity for waterborne coatings at the Demarchi coatings site in São Paulo State. The €2-million ($2.6 million) investment will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-hikes-capacity-for-waterborne-coatings-in-Brazil_54152.html
July 30, 2013
BASF is investing about €90 million ($119.4 million) to set up a world-scale production plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, the company announced today. The new plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-invests-in-coating-resins-plant-in-Shanghai_54053.html
July 25, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says revenue for the second quarter of 2013 was €208.3 million ($275.3 million), a decrease of 0.4% from the year-ago period...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-reports-tepid-demand-but-maintains-good-profitability_53894.html
July 23, 2013
Croda's (Goole, UK) second-quarter profit before tax stood at £68 million ($89.5 million), up 6.1% on the same period the year before, the company announced today. Ebit was also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Croda-posts-6-1-percent-increase-in-second-quarter-profits_53830.html
July 22, 2013
PPG today reported second-quarter net income up 14.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $341 million, on sales up 16%, to $4.1 billion. Adjusted earnings—which exclude acquisition...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-earnings-rise-on-strong-industrial-coatings-results_53740.html
July 22, 2013
RPM today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income down 20.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $65.4 million, on sales up 6.3%, to $1.17 billion. Excluding $42.7 million in special charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-beats-estimates-on-higher-sales_53817.html
July 22, 2013
PPG Industries has inaugurated a facility at its Tianjin, China, site for the production of heavy-duty equipment coatings, the company has announced. With annual capacity of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-opens-coatings-facility-in-China_53800.html
July 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW) says that Mexico’s competition commission has voted three to two against authorizing the company’s $2.34-billion acquisition of Comex, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Mexican-authorities-oppose-Sherwin-Williams-acquisition_53743.html
July 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported second-quarter net income of $257.3 million, up 12.9% year-on-year (YOY), on consolidated net sales of $2.71 billion, up 5.5%, as volumes rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_53742.html
July 16, 2013
Michelman (Cincinnati) has acquired Ecronova Polymer (Recklinghausen, Germany), a manufacturer of water-based polymers used in the production of paints and lacquers. Financial terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Michelman-acquires-water-based-polymer-firm-in-Germany_53673.html
July 4, 2013
Green Biologics (Abingdon, UK), an industrial biotechnology company, and Easy Energy Systems (Welcome, MN), a producer of cellulosic ethanol from waste paper, have entered into an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Green-Biologics-Easy-Energy-Systems-to-produce-biobased-n-butanol-and-acetone_53385.html
June 28, 2013
OSHA announced this week a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from the serious health effects of occupational exposure to isocyanates. OSHA, through the NEP, ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/OSHA-launches-program-to-protect-workers-from-health-effects-of-exposure-to-isocyanates_53201.html
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