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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
April 9, 2012
Sherwin-Williams has raised its first-quarter earnings guidance to 92-95 cts/share from 56-74 cts/share on higher sales in the company’s paint stores segment. Net sales for paint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-Raises-Earnings-Guidance_42598.html
April 5, 2012
RPM International reported fiscal third quarter earnings up five-fold from the year-ago period, to $6.6 million, or 5 cts/share, on sales up 14%, to $774 million. Earnings beat analyst...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-Earnings-Soar-Beat-Estimates_42514.html
April 3, 2012
J.M. Huber (Atlanta) has purchased the hydrate flame retardant business of Almatis, Inc. (Bauxite, AR) for an undisclosed sum, the company says. The acquisition includes manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/J-M-Huber-Buys-Flame-Retardants-Business_42455.html
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