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April 22, 2010
Sherwin-Williams (SW) says domestic paint sales declined and raw material costs increased during the first quarter, but total revenues rose 1%, to $1.6 billion because of favorable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-Sales-Rise-Expects-Paint-Sector-to-Improve-This-Year_26163.html
April 22, 2010
The European Commission has approved AkzoNobel's acquisition of Dow Chemical's powder coatings business, the commission announced today. The business was originally a part of Rohm and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/EU-Approves-AkzoNobel-Powder-Coatings-Deal_26150.html
April 16, 2010
The debate over reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) kicked into high gear this week, as U.S. legislators introduced slightly different bills reforming the act in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Weekly-Round-Up-April-16-TSCA-Reform-Rolls-Out_26087.html
April 16, 2010
The $60 million site will produce 450,000 m.t. of UF resin and 150 m.t. of formaldehyde annually....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Hexion-Brings-UF-Resin-Site-Online_26086.html
April 15, 2010
PPG Industries’ first-quarter earnings results rose compared to the year-ago period because of increased volumes in several end use markets, and internal cost saving programs...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Moderate-Recovery-and-Cost-Saving-Programs-Lift-PPGs-First-Quarter-Earnings_26043.html
April 14, 2010
Suppliers to the coatings industry say the mood is upbeat at this years’ American Coatings Show, currently underway in Charlotte, NC, citing better economic conditions and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/American-Coatings-Show-10-Improvement-and-Reformulation-Efforts-Fuel-Opportunities_26023.html
April 12, 2010
Suppliers to the paints and coatings industry say they are optimistic about the sector’s prospects this year, despite last year’s volume declines of 20%-30% and broad...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Suppliers-See-Upside-to-Paints-and-Coatings-This-Year_25890.html
April 12, 2010
Paintmakers and suppliers to the coatings sector say that customer destocking has come to an end, and there is strong growth in emerging markets, especially China. However, executives say rising raw material costs will be a challenge this year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Paints-and-Coating-A-Brighter-Outlook_25889.html
April 5, 2010
AkzoNobel says its ICI India business has been renamed as Akzo Nobel India. ICI India is one of the leading decorative paints companies in India, and the rebranded business will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Rebrands-Indian-ICI-Business_25822.html
April 1, 2010
Cognis (Monheim, Germany) says it has signed an agreement to sell its UV acrylates business to IGM Resins (Waalwijk, The Netherlands), a supplier of UV curing resins products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Cognis-Sells-UV-Acrylates-Business-to-IGM_25775.html
March 29, 2010
The company says it has formed a joint venture with Shanxi Sanwei Group (Shanxi, China) that will build an operate a plant at Shanxi to produce a vinyl ester monomer used in water-based decorative coatings, redisperible powders, and adhesives....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Hexion-to-Build-Monomer-Plant-in-China_25699.html
March 11, 2010
Chemical Emissions is CW's new periodical series looking at the latest emissions reports from leading chemical companies. We'll be reporting on the latest numbers and following-up with questions on the data. The series will build on itself, as we continually provide greater context and update past reports....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Chemical-Emissions-PPG_25301.html
March 3, 2010
RPM International says its Rust-Oleum subsidiary has acquired speciatly coatings firm Chemtec Chemicals (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/RPM-Buys-Dutch-Coatings-Firm_25150.html
March 2, 2010
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it has established a new application laboratory at Mumbai, India, to meet the growing demand for specialty chemical solutions in the country. Perstorp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Perstorp-Expands-in-India_25126.html
February 23, 2010
Global chemical industry production rose for the eleventh consecutive month in January, according to ACC's monthly report on production. The rise totaled 8.2% year-on-year on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/ACC-Global-Production-Indicating-V-Shaped-Recovery_24951.html
February 19, 2010
 Sherwin-Williams (SW) has agreed to buy Arch Chemicals' industrial wood coatings business for €40 million ($54 million) in cash. The purchase will strengthen SW's global...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-Buys-Arch-Chemicals-Italian-Industrial-Wood-Coatings-Unit_24864.html
February 18, 2010
 AkzoNobel's fourth-quarter losses narrowed helped by improved volumes and cost cutting programs. The company reported a €56-million ($81.4 million) loss from continuing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobels-Fourth-Quarter-Losses-Narrow_24863.html
January 28, 2010
Cytec reported fourth-quarter 2009 income of $9.8 million, or 20 cts/share, compared to a loss of $350.7 million in the year-ago period. Sales for the fourth-quarter of 2009 totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Cytec-Swings-to-Gain_24436.html
January 26, 2010
Sherwin-Williams today reported fourth-quarter 2009 pro forma earnings of 71 cts/share, besting the analyst consensus of 52 cts/share. The company's income on the quarter totaled $65.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Sherwin-Williams-Earnings-Beat-Estimates_24362.html
January 21, 2010
 PPG Industries' fourth quarter net income doubled to $142 million (85 cts/share) because of a restructuring program that resulted in higher earnings from the industrial coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Restructuring-Efforts-Lift-PPGs-Fourth-Quarter-Earnings_24231.html
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