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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
January 20, 2010
The company says it will sell its business and production facility at Cola di Lazise, Italy to the Tenax Group....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Hexion-Exits-European-Solvent-Based-Coatings-Market_24202.html
January 7, 2010
RPM International and A. Schulman each posted gains in their most recent fiscal quarters, despite revenue declines. RPM’s net income for its fiscal second quarter ended November...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Cost-Cutting-Efforts-Lift-Profits-at-RPM-and-Schulman_23919.html
December 23, 2009
Koppers has sold its wood treatment facility in Gainesville, Florida to Beazer East, Inc. (Pittsburgh), a subsidiary of building materials outfit Hanson (London). The property and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Koppers-Sells-Wood-Treatment-Facility-Update_23751.html
November 12, 2009
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to acquire Dow Chemical's powder coatings business for an undisclosed price. Dow purchased the business as part of its acquisition of Rohm and Haas and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-to-Acquire-Dows-Powder-Coatings-Business_22722.html
November 6, 2009
Ferro has priced its previously announced new stock offering at $5.60/share, the company announced recently. Moody's Investors Service (New York) raised Ferro's outlook to stable from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Ferro-Prices-New-Stock-Moodys-Raises-Companys-Outlook_22641.html
October 27, 2009
Lubrizol says it plans to close its Chagrin Falls, OH overprint coatings plant by January 31, 2010. About 35 employees will be affected, some of whom will be relocated to other...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Lubrizol-to-Close-Ohio-Coatings-Plant_22359.html
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