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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
November 16, 2010
Clariant says it has added polyetheramines to its industrial and consumer specialities chemicals portfolio, having built capacity at its nitril-amine  plant at Gendorf, Germany....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Clariant-Enters-Polyetheramines-Market_30965.html
November 9, 2010
PPG is issuing a total of $1 billion in new debt in three different parts, one $500 million and two $250 million each. The $500 million portion carries an interest rate of 3.6% and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Issues-$1-Billion-in-Debt-in-Three-Parts_30800.html
October 26, 2010
PPG Industries has agreed to acquire Chinese packaging coatings firm Bairun. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close during the current quarter. Bairun has a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-to-Buy-Chinese-Packaging-Coatings-Company_30312.html
October 21, 2010
PPG’s third-quarter sales and earnings rose on higher volumes. Overall sales volume grew by 6%, mostly led by emerging markets, says chairman and CEO Charles Bunch. Cost cutting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPGs-Earnings-Soar-on-Strong-Demand_30363.html
October 21, 2010
 AkzoNobel today reported higher third quarter sales and profits compared to year-ago levels because of strong volume growth in emerging markets. Revenue growth "remains...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobels-Third-Quarter-Earnings-Rise-on-Improved-Volumes_30357.html
October 18, 2010
Saudi Acrylic Monomer Co., (Jubail, Saudi Arabia) has appointed Linde Engineering and Samsung Engineering to act as the engineering, procurement and construction consortium to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Linde-and-Samsung-Engineering-in-Saudi-Acrylic-Acid-Plant-Deal_30289.html
October 6, 2010
RPM International reported declines in net income and sales for its fiscal first quarter 2011 ended August 31 because of the deconsolidation of the company’s Specialty Products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPMs-Pro-Forma-Sales-and-Earnings-Rise-Beats-Wall-Street-Estimates_29973.html
September 27, 2010
AkzoNobel has disclosed that it will bring in four new board members, increasing its leadership team to nine, as part of its plans to accelerate “sustainable” growth. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Beefs-up-Realigns-Leadership-Team_29806.html
September 24, 2010
Valspar says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of paint manufacturer Wattyl (Baulkham Hills, Australia) for A$142 million ($137 million). Wattyl had 2009 sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-Completes-Acquisition-of-Australian-Paint-Maker_29752.html
September 15, 2010
ChemPoint.com, a fully owned subsidiary of Univar, will distribute the acrylic powder coating resins in the U.S. and Canada....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Reichhold-Names-ChemPoint-Distributer_29503.html
September 8, 2010
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to acquire Prime Automotive Paint (Changzhou, China), a company that develops, manufactures, and sells automotive coatings, primarily for the refinish...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-Acquire-Chinese-Automotive-Coatings-Firm_29302.html
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