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July 15, 2010
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to acquire the worldwide assets of Lindgens Metal Decorating Coatings and Inks (Helsinborg, Sweden), including its majority stake in Server Boya (Istanbul)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Acquires-Swedish-Packaging-Coatings-Firm_28064.html
July 6, 2010
Chemical company “order books are up and everything is returning back to peak levels in Germany,” says Alan Eastwood, economist for Chemical Industries Association (CIA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/U-K-Hoping-to-Share-Gung-Ho-Growth-of-German-Chemical-Industry_27843.html
July 1, 2010
Shareholders in specialty chemicals firm Altana (Wesel, Germany) have approved at the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) the transfer of the remaining shares to the company's main...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Altanas-AGM-Passes-Squeeze-Out-Resolution-Will-De-list-from-Stock-Exchanges_27773.html
June 25, 2010
Unplanned shutdowns as well as producer curtailments in response to the recession have caused the shortages, particularly for acrylic resin, rosin esters, liquid epoxy resin, and titanium dioxide. according to the American Traffic Safety Services Association....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Study-Finds-Raw-Material-Shortages-Hitting-Paint-Supply-Updated_27691.html
June 17, 2010
Maria Delgado Saborit, a young scientist from the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, U.K.), has won the 2010 Long-range Research Initiative’s (LRI) annual Innovative Science...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Research-into-VOC-Fingerprinting-Wins-LRI-Science-Award_27491.html
June 1, 2010
The report says that, among the larger market size applications, specialty films, printed circuit boards, IC process chemicals, engineering thermoplastics, and construction chemicals will grow fastest....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Specialty-Chemicals-Growth-Estimated-at-3-4-percent-Annually_27102.html
May 24, 2010
PPG Industries says its PPG Coatings (Tianjin) subsidiary has completed the first phase of expansion of its water-based coatings facility at Tianjin, China. Following the completion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPGs-Water-Based-Coatings-Facility-in-China-Completes-First-Phase-of-Expansion_26946.html
May 17, 2010
AkzoNobel’s ICI India business plans to set up a manufacturing facility for decorative paints in southern India with an investment of about $22 million, say Indian press reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Plans-Decorative-Paints-Facility-in-India_26563.html
April 26, 2010
Arkema says its acquisition of Dow Chemical’s acrylic acid and esters business at Clear Lake, TX and Dow’s UCAR Emulsion Systems specialty latex business in North America...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Acrylic-and-Emulsion-Deal-Expands-Arkemas-U-S-Footprint_26289.html
April 23, 2010
AkzoNobel reported significantly improved results in the first quarter of 2010 with Ebitda growth of 38% to €399 million ($538.7 million) on 6% higher sales at €3.25 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-Returns-to-Profit-in-First-Quarter-Receives-Expressions-of-Interest-in-National-Starch_26242.html
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
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