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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
October 27, 2009
Cost reduction programs and improved margins helped AkzoNobel lift third-quarter net income by 30%, to €197 million ($293 million). Sales, however, fell 10%, to €3.6 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobels-Third-Quarter-Income-Rises-on-Cost-Savings-and-Improved-Margins_22338.html
October 22, 2009
The facility, which will begin operations in early 2011 and have an initial production capacity of 27,000 m.t., will produce resins for paints and coatings, PPG says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-Breaks-Ground-on-Chinese-Resin-Plant_22256.html
October 16, 2009
Cytec posted earnings of $12.5 million for the third-quarter, or 26 cts/share, the company announced today. Excluding special charges, the company’s earnings were $27.6 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Cytec-Posts-Gain-Raises-Guidance_22112.html
September 17, 2009
Clariant says it has today opened a 22,000-m.t./year surfactants production facility at Zhenjiang, China, in order to meet China’s growing demand for surfactants from various...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Clariant-Opens-Surfactants-Production-Facility-in-China_21422.html
September 14, 2009
Aculon (San Diego, CA), a producer of specialty chemicals, says it has developed a proprietary formulation that generates a self assembled monolayer of phosphonates (SAMP). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/U-S-Firm-Develops-Self-Assembling-Phosphonates-to-Replace-Chromium-6-Coatings_21272.html
September 10, 2009
AkzoNobel says it will realign its portfolio by launching two new business units and merging two others. The planned changes, due to come into effect on January 1, 2010, include the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Shuffles-Portfolio_21310.html
September 8, 2009
Quest Specialty Chemicals (Seabrook, NH), which is owned by private equity firm Huron Capital Partners (Detroit), has acquired specialty coatings maker Custom Finishes (Brighton, TN)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Quest-Acquires-Specialty-Coatings-Firm_21282.html
August 27, 2009
Tikkurila (Helsinki) Kemira’s paints and coatings subsidiary, says it has agreed to acquire the 50% stake of Slovenian paint firm JUB (Ljubljani) in their joint venture trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-Acquires-Full-Ownership-of-Romanian-Trading-Company_21053.html
July 29, 2009
Arkema says its Coatex subsidiary will build an acrylic polymer production facility at Arkema’s site at Changshu, China, to sustain the growth of the specialty acrylic polymer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Arkema-to-Build-Acrylic-Polymer-Facility-in-China_20465.html
July 2, 2009
The U.S. market for powder coatings is projected to grow 3.5%/year, to $1.2 billion, oupacing the overall paints and coatings average by taking share from competing products, says a recent report by market research firm Freedonia (Cleveland)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Powder-Coatings-to-Outpace-Overall-Market_19975.html
July 2, 2009
Praxair says its Praxair Surface Technologies subsidiary has acquired Sermatech International (Pottstown, PA), a global supplier of protective coatings and advanced processes used on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Praxair-Acquires-Sermatech-International_19960.html
June 11, 2009
The aerospace coatings unit of PPG Industries has entered into an agreement to sell and distribute polishes, abrasives and waxes made by Farecla, Inc. (Chagrin Falls, OH). Farecla...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-and-Farecla-Sign-Aerospace-Coatings-Agreement_19465.html
June 4, 2009
The European Union’s (EU) previously agreed legislation limiting the use of the chlorinated solvent dichloromethane (DCM) in paint removal products is due to enter into force on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/EU-Ban-on-DCM-Paint-Removers-Comes-into-Effect_19362.html
June 1, 2009
Dow Chemical says it has formed a new architectural and industrial coatings business unit that combines Dow Coating Solutions with the Coating Materials operation of Rohm and Haas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Dow-Forms-Coatings-Business-Unit_19291.html
May 29, 2009
Whitford Worldwide (Elverson, PA), a privately owned fluoropolymer coatings maker, says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of AkzoNobel’s non-stick coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Coatings-Deal-Closes_19229.html
May 18, 2009
Tikkurila (Helsinki), the paints and coatings subsidiary of Kemira, says it has acquired the remaining 30% of equity shares in Gamma Industrial Coatings (St. Petersburg) and Tikkurila...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Tikkurila-Acquires-Remaining-Stake-in-Russian-Paint-Companies_18973.html
May 8, 2009
Ecology Coatings (Auburn Hills, MI) says it has signed an exclusive agreement with an undisclosed customer for the development of ultraviolet (UV) curable coatings on five-gallon metal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Ecology-Inks-UV-Deal_18816.html
May 4, 2009
Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a unit of Ashland, says it has opened a technical center at Nanjing, China to support cellulose ether customers in the coatings, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Ashland-Opens-Center_18607.html
May 1, 2009
The slide in the housing and construction markets hurt volumes for architectural and industrial paintmakers even before the recession, but some executives tell CW they have hope for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Paintmakers-Expect-Some-Recovery-in-Second-Half_18639.html
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