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July 7, 2011
 Sherwin-Williams says it has acquired Leighs Paints, a Bolton, U.K.-based producer of fire protection coatings. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-Adds-to-Fire-Protection-Portfolio_35999.html
July 6, 2011
AkzoNobel announced today that it plans to invest €110 million ($159.1 million) to build a hi-tech decorative paints manufacturing facility in the north-east of England. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-Consolidate-U-K-Deco-Paints-Production-at-One-New-Site_35943.html
June 30, 2011
 AkzoNobel has offered to acquire German coatings manufacturer Schramm Holding and the coatings activities operated by Schramm's largest shareholder, Korean company SSCP. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-Buy-Specialty-Plastic-Coatings-Maker_35865.html
June 20, 2011
Hempel (Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark), a leading industrial and marine paint supplier, says it is expanding its operations in the Indian subcontinent, with the opening of a new manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Hempel-Opens-Plant-in-India-Plans-Further-Investment_35594.html
May 27, 2011
Momentive Performance Materials is looking to sell its its forest products resins and acrylic monomers units before going public, according to a source in the financial community. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Momentive-to-Sell-Formaldehyde-and-Acrylic-Monomers-Businesses-update_35046.html
May 26, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it will debottleneck its isobutyric acid production at Longview, TX to support growing internal and external demand. The debottlenecking will add 20 million lbs of annual capacity and expected to be complete by December. Cost was not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Eastman-Plans-Isobutyric-Acid-Debottleneck_35064.html
May 5, 2011
PPG Industries signed a conditional agreement today with Monberg & Thorsen (Søborg, Denmark) to buy that company's wholly owned subsidiary Dyrup (Copenhagen) for DK1 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Acquires-Danish-Architectural-Coatings-Producer_34589.html
April 21, 2011
Sherwin-Williams’s (SW) first-quarter net income and sales rose on higher selling prices, acquisitions, expense control, and a lower effective tax rate. Net income doubled, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-Posts-Higher-Profits-on-Acquisitions-Price-Hikes_34301.html
April 21, 2011
 AkzoNobel  today reported improved first-quarter sales and income because of improved volumes and higher seller prices. Net income jumped 58%, to €128 million, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobels-Quarterly-Results-Rise-on-Improved-Volumes-and-Selling-Prices_34290.html
April 19, 2011
Tikkurila has agreed to acquire the business operations of decorative paint company Zorka Color (Sabac, Serbia). The deal will strengthen Tikkurila's position in Central Eastern...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-Expands-in-Eastern-Europe-with-Paint-Acquisition_34244.html
April 1, 2011
Kemira says it has completed the secondary offering of its 14% holding in paints and coatings maker Tikkurila (Helsinki).  Kemira announced yesterday its plans to float the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Kemira-Floats-Its-Stake-in-Tikkurila_33865.html
March 29, 2011
Rhodia says it has introduced a new range of solvents derived from renewable raw materials. The company’s Augeo SL 191 solvent is derived from glycerin. It is has been designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Rhodia-Introduces-Greener-Solvent_33798.html
March 28, 2011
Cytec will either fix or sell its coating resins business, company CEO Shane Fleming tells Deutsche Bank (New York) analyst David Begleiter. Cytec’s coating resins business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Coatings-Divestment-Possible-Cytec-Says_33777.html
March 25, 2011
Dow Chemical says its has developed a polymer technology that reduces titanium dioxide (TiO2) requirements in paints and  coatings by up to 20%. The polymer, tradenamed Evoque...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Dow-Develops-Technology-to-Reduce-TiO2-in-Paint-Formulations_33729.html
March 23, 2011
Private equity firms Audax Group (Boston) and Moelis Capital Partners  (New York) say they have acquired Quest Specialty Chemicals (Menomonee Falls, WI) from Huron Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Huron-Sells-Quest-Specialty-Chemicals_33668.html
February 23, 2011
Valspar says it has acquired Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes, an Araçariguama, Brazil-based producer of powder coatings. Financial terms were not disclosed.  “Isocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-Acquires-Brazilian-Powder-Coatings-Firm_32986.html
February 18, 2011
 AkzoNobel's fourth-quarter net income returned to a profit on improved volumes, especially in emerging markets. Net income was €162 million ($220 million), compared to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobels-Fourth-Quarter-Results-Return-to-a-Profit_32910.html
February 7, 2011
AkzoNobel says it has opened its new industrial coatings plant at Hoskote near Bangalore, India. The facility, which will produce coil and specialty plastic coatings, is located in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Opens-Coatings-Plant-in-India_32659.html
February 3, 2011
PolyOne reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.4 million (17 cts/share), up 34% from the year-ago quarter, beating analysts’ estimates of 15 cts/share, as reported by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PolyOnes-Income-Rises-on-Increased-Sales-and-Selling-Prices_32618.html
January 20, 2011
PPG’s fourth-quarter earnings soared 44%, to $205 million ($1.24/share) including a $2-million asbestos-related charge. Sales rose 8%, to $3.4 billion. Higher selling prices and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPGs-Quarterly-Profits-Rise-on-Higher-Selling-Prices-and-Volumes_32244.html
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