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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
January 5, 2011
Showa Denko says it will build a production facility at its Kawasaki, Japan site to produce a thiol-based curing agent for UV-curing resins and epoxy resins for paints, coatings and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Showa-Denko-Investing-in-Functional-Monomer-Capacity_31816.html
December 30, 2010
Asia/Pacific demand for paints and coatings is expected to reach $48 billion in 2010, with a market size of 14 million m.t., according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan (London)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Double-Digit-Growth-Expected-for-AsiaPacific-Paints-and-Coatings-in-2011_31844.html
December 28, 2010
DuPont says it has opened an R&D facility dedicated to coatings at its Wilmington, DE site. The site will focus on DuPont Refinish Products that support the automotive collision...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/DuPont-Opens-U-S-Coatings-Center_31817.html
December 28, 2010
Tikkurila, which separated from Kemira and listed on the Helsinki stock exchange in March, says the business is considered non-core....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-Sells-Industrial-Powder-Coatings-Business_31810.html
December 13, 2010
Evonik Industries says it plans to construct world-scale isophorone and isophorone diamine plant in Asia, with production scheduled to start up in 2013. Plant location details were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Evonik-to-Build-World-Scale-Isophorones-Plant-in-Asia_31558.html
December 10, 2010
AkzoNobel’s Car Refinishes Americas business says it has bought out its Akzo Nobel Comex joint venture partner Comex (Mexico City), assuming full responsibility for marketing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Buys-Out-Mexican-Paint-JV-Partner_31545.html
December 10, 2010
DSM has disclosed plans to acquire 51% of AGI Corporation (AGI; Taipei, Taiwan), a producer of ultraviolet, curable resins and coatings. DSM estimates the deal will cost it about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/DSM-to-Buy-Controlling-Stake-in-Taiwan-Coatings-Firm-AGI_31524.html
December 7, 2010
 Arkema plans to acquire Total's coatings resins and photocure resins for a €550-million enterprise value. The deal will bolster Arkema's acrylics segment, and establish the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Arkema-to-Buy-Totals-Coatings-Resins-and-Photocure-Resins-Units_31395.html
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