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March 25, 2011
Dow Chemical says its has developed a polymer technology that reduces titanium dioxide (TiO2) requirements in paints and  coatings by up to 20%. The polymer, tradenamed Evoque...
March 23, 2011
Private equity firms Audax Group (Boston) and Moelis Capital Partners  (New York) say they have acquired Quest Specialty Chemicals (Menomonee Falls, WI) from Huron Capital...
February 23, 2011
Valspar says it has acquired Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes, an Araçariguama, Brazil-based producer of powder coatings. Financial terms were not disclosed.  “Isocoat...
February 18, 2011
 AkzoNobel's fourth-quarter net income returned to a profit on improved volumes, especially in emerging markets. Net income was €162 million ($220 million), compared to a...
February 7, 2011
AkzoNobel says it has opened its new industrial coatings plant at Hoskote near Bangalore, India. The facility, which will produce coil and specialty plastic coatings, is located in an...
February 3, 2011
PolyOne reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.4 million (17 cts/share), up 34% from the year-ago quarter, beating analysts’ estimates of 15 cts/share, as reported by...
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...
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...
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)....
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...
December 28, 2010
Tikkurila, which separated from Kemira and listed on the Helsinki stock exchange in March, says the business is considered non-core....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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