• PPG automotive OEM coatings unit to restructure manufacturing, reduce staff

    Kerry Pianoforte September 24, 2008
    || Company to close Clarkson facility, shift production to other North American facilities

  • Double Acquisition Strengthens AkzoNobelís Performance Coatings Portfolio

    Kerry Pianoforte September 17, 2008
    || Double Acquisition Strengthens AkzoNobelís Performance Coatings Portfolio

  • Public tender offer by BASF for Ciba

    Kerry Pianoforte September 15, 2008
    || Public tender offer by BASF for Ciba

  • Mixer from CPS

    September 12, 2008
    || CPS Color, a supplier of tinting systems, has launched Corob Clevermix 20 manual gyroscopic mixer into the U.S. market. The Clevermix 20’s automatic repositioning of the clamping plates at the end of the mixing cycle eliminates unnecessary oper…

  • Sartomer offers new uv/EB technology literature

    September 12, 2008
    || Sartomer offers new uv/EB technology literature Sartomer Company has published a new UV/EB Technology catalog for chemists and formulators. The literature includes an overview of new developments in raw materials and a complete list of products for v…

  • Netzsch offers standardized Mixing Line

    September 12, 2008
    || Netzsch offers standardized mixing and dispersing line Netzsch Fine Particle Technology now offers a line of mixing and dispersing equipment in-stock for industrial manufacturers that do not need custom-designed systems. The in-stock Netzsch Machine…

  • PPG reports second quarter results

    September 12, 2008
    || PPG’s Performance Coatings segment sales in the second quarter 2008 increased $295 million, or 30%, versus the prior year's quarter, primarily as a result of the acquisitions of Sigma­Kalon's protective and marine coatings business…

  • Valspar reports 3q results

    September 12, 2008
    || Valspar has reported its results for the third-quarter ended July 25, 2008. Third-quarter sales totaled $957.7 million, a 7.2% increase from the third quarter of 2007. Net income for the third quarter was $47 million. In 2007, third-quarter net incom…

  • Tikkurila 2q results

    September 12, 2008
    || Tikkurila’s revenue in the second quarter rose by nine percent to €205.7 million ($188.7). Sales development was high in most markets both in decorative paints and industrial coatings. The slowdown in new construction and the decrease in s…

  • Lanxess to move headquarters to Cologne

    September 12, 2008
    || Lanxess AG plans to relocate its headquarters from Leverkusen to Cologne,‚ÄąGermany. The move is to be completed by 2011. Lanxess has begun discussions with the city of Cologne to identify possible sites. Currently approximately half of the 15,000 La…

  • DuPont Reports 2Q Performance

    September 12, 2008
    || DuPont has announced its quarterly financial results. The Coatings & Color Technologies business unit reported a ten percent sales in­crease to $1.9 billion. Higher selling prices in all businesses and volume growth in emerging markets more t…

  • EPA Awards Rohm and Haas Kankakee Facility

    September 12, 2008
    || The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Rohm and Haas Kankakee, IL facility with their National Environmental Performance Track Award for progress toward achieving environmental performance goals and the breadth and challenge of th…

  • Sherwin-Williams' Global

    September 12, 2008
    || Sherwin-Williams has announced its financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30, 2008. Compared to the same periods in 2007, consolidated net sales increased $31.4 million, or 1.4%, to $2.230 billion in the quarter and…

  • Wacker discontinues production of Pioloform

    September 12, 2008
    || Wacker Chemie will discontinue production of its Pioloform polymer binders effective Sept. 30, 2008. The Munich-based chemical group recently announced this decision citing limited expectations for polyvinyl butyral growth in industrial applications…


    September 12, 2008
    || Q-Lab Corp. has announced the opening of the new Q-Lab Deutschland GmbH Weathering Technology Centre. The facility, located near Düsseldorf, Germany, provides customers technical support, education, training and sales support. The new facility w…