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April 29, 2015Ferro announced today it has agreed to acquire Nubiola Pigmentos (Barcelona), a maker of specialty inorganic pigments, for €146 million ($162.3 million). Nubiola is the...
April 16, 2015Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported first-quarter net income up 13.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $131.4 million, on sales up 3.5%, to $2.45 billion. Earnings totaled $1.38/share, short of...
April 16, 2015PPG Industries today reported first-quarter net income from continuing operations totaling $321 million, or $2.33/share, up 15.9% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 1%, to $3.7 billion...
April 15, 2015Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it is expanding its production network with the opening of a new factory in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in April 2015. The plant will...
April 13, 2015Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its...
April 13, 2015A. Schulman says it will establish a new masterbatch production facility near Istanbul, with capacity for 40 million pounds/year of additive, white and breathable masterbatches for...
April 7, 2015Investment firm Berkshire Hathaway (Omaha, NE) has purchased 20 million Axalta shares in a private placement at $28/share, for a purchase price of $560 million, Axalta says. The shares...
April 6, 2015A. Schulman today reported a fiscal second-quarter net loss of $888,000, or 3 cts/share, due largely to CEO transition costs and restructuring and acquisition integration charges, on...
April 2, 2015Ashland today announced that it is expanding capacity for two products in its specialty ingredients business at a facility in Hopewell, VA. The $89-million expansion will up capacity...
March 31, 2015PPG Industries has acquired Flood Australia (Padstow, Australia), a maker of wood stains and paint additives for consumer, commercial, and industrial applications. Financial terms of...