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August 15, 2011
Henkel has introduced Aerodag Ceramishield, a durable anti-spatter ceramic dry film coating for welding equipment. This coating was designed specifically to reduce spatter build-up on welding torches, thereby also reducing production costs and saving…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Wacker started operating several silicone-polymer production lines at its Burghausen, Germany site. The lines are for high-purity specialty silicones, encapsulation and coating compounds, as well as UV-activated silicones for the medical, LED and ele…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
AkzoNobel has announced plans to acquire Boxing Oleochemicals. Boxing is the leading supplier of nitrile amines and derivatives in China and throughout Asia. Established in 1993 and based in the province of Shandong, Boxing had revenues in 2010 of ap…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
PPG Industries reported sales for the second quarter 2011 of $4 billion, an increase of 15 percent versus the prior year’s second quarter. Each major region and reporting segment achieved volume and price gains. Income for the quarter increased…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
AkzoNobel reported that rising commodity costs, weak consumer demand, maintenance stops at its chemicals factories, and a strong euro combined to reduce second quarter earnings by 1.8 percent from a year ago. Net profit was €268 million ($381 mi…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Sherwin-Williams’ second-quarter earnings fell 1.4 percent as price increases and sales growth couldn’t fully mitigate rising raw material costs. The company reported a profit of $179.1 million, down from $181.7 million, a year earlier. S…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
RPM International reported double-digit gains in sales and net income for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended May 31, 2011. Sales of $981.8 million were up 1.1 percent from the $971.5 million reported in the fiscal 2010 fourth quarter. Consolidated…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
DuPont Performance Coatings’ income of $73 million in the second-quarter represented a slight decrease over the same prior year period as higher sales were offset by higher raw material, energy and freight costs. Sales of $1.1 billion in the pe…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Dow Chemical’s coatings and infrastructure business unit sales were $1.6 billion in the second-quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of divestitures, sales were up 14 percent, completely driven by price gains, the company said. Double-digit sal…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
PPG Industries’ aerospace business has earned the Excellent Supplier Award 2010 in Gold from Austrian aviation supplier FACC AG.  Read More »
August 15, 2011
International Paint has entered into two strategic distribution agreements that will supply the company’s marine and protective coatings products in the Caribbean and Central America. The first distribution agreement is with Penta Paints, a sub…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Sika AG has acquired Technokolla, a leader in tile adhesive systems. The Northern Italy-based company generated sales of approximately $47 million in 2010. Sika expects the acquisition to expand its market position in Italy. Based in the northern It…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Troy Corporation’s Mergal 753 wet-state preservative for the in-package protection of paints, coatings, and allied products has been approved by The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada. Mergal 753 is a zero-VOC, formaldehyde-free…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Dow Microbial Control has launched Bioban 200 antimicrobial, a new generation low-VOC paint film fungicide. Bioban 200 antimicrobial is designed for the protection of paint films against fungal attack. In addition to providing excellent protection ag…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has launched Sunsperse ECO aqueous pigment dispersions for waterborne emulsion architectural paints. According to the company, paint manufacturers looking for pigment dispersions with high color strength, excellent l…  Read More »

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