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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
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
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