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July 19, 2012
PPG’s second-quarter net income rose 6% year-on-year, to $362 million, or $2.62/share, on sales that were flat at $4 billion. Adjusted earnings, excluding $3 million in charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Earnings-Rise-6-percent-Sales-Flat-on-Europe-Weakness_45000.html
July 16, 2012
Arkema’s Coatex subsidiary is buying an additives and emulsions production site at Araçariguama, near São Paulo, Brazil, from Resicryl (São Paulo). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Arkema-to-Buy-Production-Site-in-Brazil_44895.html
July 12, 2012
PPG Industries announced today that it has received the necessary approvals from Indian authorities to expand its coatings joint venture and to create a second joint venture with Asian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-and-Asian-Paints-Expand-Indian-Paints-Business_44871.html
July 3, 2012
Rockwood Holdings says it will raise prices of synthetic iron oxide pigment products by $120/m.t., effective August 1. The company says the increases are to support its investment to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Rockwood-Increases-Synthetic-Iron-Oxide-Pigment-Prices_44621.html
June 21, 2012
AkzoNobel says construction of a previously announced £100-million ($157 million) decorative paints manufacturing plant will start at a new site at Ashington, U.K. after a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Holds-Groundbreaking-Ceremony-for-Paints-Plant-in-the-U-K-_44359.html
June 20, 2012
RPM says it has acquired Brazilian building materials and construction product manufacturer Viapol (Caçapava, Brazil ) for an undisclosed sum. Viapol has annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-Acquires-Brazilian-Construction-Product-Manufacturer-Viapol_44310.html
June 20, 2012
Huntsman has commercialized a new “cool” pigment that will increase the solar reflectivity of any color in the spectrum, the company says. The pigment, called Altiris, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Huntsman-Rolls-out-Cool-Pigment-for-Any-Color_44307.html
June 15, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cefic has, once again, downgraded its European chemicals output forecast, with the trade group predicting zero growth for the year.   Sachtleben, the TiO2...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-15_44244.html
June 14, 2012
AkzoNobel says it has completed the previously announced restructuring of its activities in Pakistan by formally establishing AkzoNobel Pakistan as a separate legal entity from ICI...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Completes-Demerger-of-Pakistan-Activities_44147.html
June 1, 2012
BASF says that it has set up a new coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, India. The new facility at Mangalore will support lab activities including product development...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/BASF-Opens-Coatings-Technical-Support-Lab-in-India_43898.html
May 21, 2012
Cytec has launched a formal sale process for its coating resins business, its largest unit by sales. The company announced that it was exploring a sale of coating resins last fall. It...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Cytec-Launches-Coating-Resins-Sale-Process_43628.html
May 15, 2012
Valspar’s second-quarter 2012 net earnings grew 36% year-on-year, to $76.5 million.  Adjusted earnings were $111 million, increasing 32% and exclude restructuring charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspars-Earnings-and-Sales-Increase_43476.html
May 11, 2012
Arkema has sold its Peninsula Polymers (North Kansas City, MO) business, a coatings raw materials distributor, to an investment group led by the current management team. Terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Arkema-Sells-Peninsula-Polymers_43407.html
May 11, 2012
Celanese announced a price increase of its polymer emulsions sold in Europe, Africa, and the Mideast to €80/m.t. ($104/m.t.), effective June 1. The increase includes all vinyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Celanese-Announces-Price-Increase-in-Polymer-Emulsions_43405.html
May 8, 2012
H.B. Fuller says it will sell its Central American paints business to Grupo Mindial subsidiary Compania Global de Pinturas for $120 million. Fuller says business is no longer core to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Fuller-Sells-Central-American-Paints-Business_43281.html
May 3, 2012
Protex International (Paris), a privately owned global specialty chemicals company, predicts it will drive up sales by a double-digit percentage level this year despite the mixed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Protex-International-On-a-Path-to-Growth_43194.html
May 2, 2012
The previously announced sale of Evonik Industries' colorants business to private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners (New York) has been completed after approvals from Evonik's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Evonik-Completes-Sale-of-Colorants-Business-to-U-S-Private-Equity-Firm_43166.html
April 26, 2012
Tikkurila (Vantaa, Finland), a paints and coatings company, recorded net losses of €500,000 ($660,738) in the first quarter of 2012, compared with net profits of €1.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-Records-Losses-but-Increased-Prices-Boost-Sales_43005.html
April 19, 2012
Sherwin-Williams reported first-quarter net income up 47%, to $100.2 million, on net sales up 15%, to $2.1 billion. Net income totaled 95 cts/share, in line with increased guidance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-Net-Income-Rises-47-percent-Increases-Full-Year-EPS-Guidance_42795.html
April 16, 2012
RPM has acquired HiChem Paint Technologies (Hallam, Australia), an automotive aftermarket coatings maker. The company also makes coatings for industrial and home maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-Acquires-Australian-Auto-Coatings-Firm_42651.html
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