• Sherwin-Williams reports consolidated net sales rise by 11.9 percent in Q2

    September 17, 2012
    The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. Compared to the same periods in 2011, consolidated net sales increased $218.3 million, or 9.3 percent, to $2.57 billion in the qua…

  • AkzoNobel reports eight percent rise in Q2 revenue

    September 17, 2012
    Akzo Nobel N.V. reported an eight percent increase in second quarter revenue compared with the same period in 2011, mainly driven by pricing actions to offset higher raw material costs and currency effects the company said. The EBITDA for the second…

  • PPG reports record 11 percent growth in earnings in Q2

    September 17, 2012
    PPG Industries reported net sales for the second quarter 2012 of $4 billion. Net income for the quarter was $362 million. Second quarter 2011 net sales were $4 billion, and net income was $340 million. “In the second quarter, PPG delivered the…

  • AkzoNobel introduces Metaflex SP 1050 pre-treatment for aerospace coatings

    September 17, 2012
    A new chrome free pretreatment for the commercial aircraft maintenance market is being presented at MRO Europe by AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings. Under the name Metaflex SP 1050 Pre-treatment, the chrome free, water-based product is the most recent add…

  • DuPont Launches WB-X4789 Mercedes 047 Alubeam Silver

    September 17, 2012
    DuPont Refinish has extended its range of Cromax special factory packed colors by introducing the Mercedes 047 Alubeam Silver—WB-X4789—to answer the growing demand for aftermarket solutions to liquid silver “alu-shine” effects…

  • ACE Hardware president and CEO to retire March 2013

    September 17, 2012
    Ace Hardware president and CEO Ray Griffith has announced his plans to retire from the hardware cooperative on March 31, 2013, and the company’s board of directors has named Ace’s COO John Venhuizen his successor. Effective September 1, 2…

  • May Shana’a to lead technology and growth strategy for Ashland Specialty Ingredients

    September 17, 2012
    May Shana’a has been named group vice president, technology and growth strategy, for Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. The announcement was made by John E. Panichella, senior vice president, Ashland Inc. and presi…

  • Lintech International adds to their technical sales team in the Southeast U.S.

    September 17, 2012
    Heather Terwillegar joins Lintech with 10 years of technical sales experience at a national adhesives and coatings supplier. In addition to her sales expertise, Heather has R&D experience that will be a valuable asset for both customers and suppl…

  • Pigment industry remembers Chris Whiston

    September 17, 2012
    Chris Whiston, a longtime pigment industry leader, passed away in his sleep last week. Mr. Whiston’s career in the pigment industry spanned many decades, most prominently with Ciba. He also worked at Fabricolor, and retired from Toyo Ink’…

  • Protech/Oxyplast Group purchases Innotek Powder Coatings

    September 17, 2012
    The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada reached an agreement to purchase the powder coating business and manufacturing assets of Innotek Powder Coatings of Big Spring Texas.  Innotek is a well-recognized name within the powder coatings in…

  • Oxea announces price increases

    September 17, 2012
    Oxea will increase off-list prices on a number of products effective September 1, 2012, or as contracts allow. In the United States, Canada and Mexico, n propanol will increase $0.05/lb (list price, Zone 1: $1.45/lb), and n propyl acetate will increa…

  • Lanxess increases prices on resins and pigments

    September 17, 2012
    Specialty chemicals company Lanxess globally increased its prices for ion exchange resins and inorganic pigments effective July 1, 2012. The inorganic pigments business unit is increasing its prices by a minimum of €100 per metric ton. Customers…

  • Evonik announces resins price increase

    September 17, 2012
    Evonik Industries’ coatings and additives business unit announced a price increase for its range of Degadur, Degadeck and Degament reactive resins and Degalan by six percent, effective July 1, 2012, in all regions worldwide. This increase will…

  • Troy Corp. raises prices of Micropel products

    September 17, 2012
    Troy Corp. announced an increase in prices of all Micropel OBPA (oxybisphenoxarsine) antimicrobial products by up to 15 percent effective June 15, 2012, or as contracts allow. This price increase is necessary due to escalation in the cost of raw mate…

  • GreenVolts to use Henkel’s Aquence coatings to protect its CPV solar equipment from corrosion

    September 17, 2012
    Henkel announced that its Aquence Co-Cure technology has been selected for use by GreenVolts, Inc. for its higher-performing, lower cost protection against corrosion and UV-damage in the solar industry. GreenVolts, provider of the world’s only…

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