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April 21, 2016
Sherwin-Williams (SW) reported net income of $147 million for the first quarter, up 10.7% year-over-year (YOY) from $131 million. Net sales increased 5.1% YOY to $2.57 billion...
April 20, 2016
BASF says that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Guangdong Yinfan Chemistry (Jiangmen, China). With this acquisition, BASF will gain access to an automotive refinish coatings plant in China. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed....
April 13, 2016
The mood was mostly upbeat at this year’s American Coatings Show (ACS), held this week in Indianapolis, as coatings makers and ingredients suppliers saw strong demand. Most end...
April 7, 2016
Clariant says that it has started up additional capacity for phosphate esters (P-esters) at its Gendorf, Germany, plant. The new plant adds to existing capacity for P-esters at...
April 6, 2016
RPM on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $18.6 million, or 14 cts/share, compared with a loss of $57.3 million in the year-ago quarter, on net sales up 4.5%...
March 30, 2016
Hempel, an industrial and marine paint supplier, has reported record results for the third consecutive year. Revenue was €1.56 billion ($1.75 billion) in full-year 2015 compared...
March 24, 2016
US specialty chemicals market volume index slipped 1.5% year-on-year (YOY) in February this year compared with February 2015, on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. Laggards continue to be oilfield chemicals, which dropped by 23.9% YOY (also 3MMA basis), followed by mining chemicals, down 13.0% YOY, and foundry chemicals, lower by 6.0%. Gains were notched by electronic chemicals, which climbed 17.3% YOY in February, construction chemicals, 7.8%, and cosmetic chemicals, 7.3%. Of the 28 sectors tracked by ACC, 19 improved in February this year versus a year ago, and 8 declined....
March 21, 2016
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a leading specialty chemicals company, on Monday announces its acquisition of Hexion Performance Adhesives & Coatings (Hexion PAC) for $226 million, which is being funded from existing cash resources and additional credit facilities. The acquisition is expected to be completed during the summer following regulatory approvals and satisfying other closing conditions....
March 20, 2016
Sherwin-Williams has announced plans to acquire Valspar for approximately $11.3 billion, including debt. At $113/share, the transaction represents a premium of approximately 35% to Valspar’s closing price on 18 March....
March 18, 2016
Altana has reported full-year 2015 sales of €2.06 billion ($2.32 billion), an increase of 5% year-on-year (YOY), and the first time that the company’s sales have exceeded...
March 15, 2016
Reichhold (Durham, NC) is increasing the price of all coconut alkyd resin products manufactured in the United States and Canada for the coatings industry by 6 cts/lb. Reichhold attributes the increase, which is effective for all orders shipped on or after 15 April, to a shortfall in the coconut harvest....
March 10, 2016
The need to reduce weight to cut fuel consumption or lower carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions is a major factor in the growth of composite materials based on carbon fibers. Major...
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