• Kansai Nerolac to

    March 12, 2009
    Kansai Nerolac to open new facility Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited, India’s second largest paint manufacturer, is setting up its second manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu at Hosur. The company has a similar facility in Perungudi at Chennai. H…

  • AkzoNobel posts 1.5B loss in 4Q

    March 12, 2009
    AkzoNobel reported a €1.52 billion ($1.93 billion) loss for the fourth quarter, due mostly to writedowns on the value of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), which it bought last year and was hit hard by the global economic downturn. The loss com…

  • RPM acquires interest

    March 12, 2009
    RPM acquires interest in Chinese licensee Carboline Company, a subsidiary of RPM, has acquired a 49% interest in its Chinese licensee, Carboline Dalian Paint Production Co., Ltd. (Carboline Dalian). The remaining 51% of the joint venture will be own…

  • RPM's income drops 23% in 2Q

    March 12, 2009
    RPM’s income drops 23% in 2Q RPM International’s sales of $890 million for second quarter of fiscal 2009 were down 1.7% from the $905.7 million reported a year ago. Net income for the quarter decreased 23.9%, to $41.7 million from $54.9 m…

  • H.B. Fuller opens

    March 12, 2009
    H.B. Fuller opens Asia Pacific technology center H.B. Fuller Company has opened a new technical center in Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, China. The new lab, part of the company’s five-year strategic plan, is the company’s first region…

  • Valspar's 1Q sales drop 16%

    March 12, 2009
    Valspar’s 1Q sales drop 16% First-quarter sales at Valspar dropped 16.4% from the same period last year to $639.5 million. Net income for the first quarter of 2009 dropped to $14.2 million from $24 million the year before. Excluding non-cash ad…

  • Coatings & Ink Additives Report

    March 12, 2009
    Coatings & Ink Additives Report According to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of th…

  • A Profile of the Central American

    March 12, 2009
    A Profile of the Central American and Caribbean Paint Industry Information Research (IRL) has published a report dedicated to the Central American and Caribbean paint markets titled, “A Profile of the Central American and…

  • Rohm and Haas launches Rhoplex CS-100

    March 12, 2009
    Rohm and Haas has launched a new innovative binder, Rhoplex CS-100 emulsion to the North American architectural coatings market. This new thermoplastic, water-resistant binder provides excellent resistance to water blushing, is VOC-compliant and exhi…

  • New Colour Index

    March 12, 2009
    New Colour Index for BASF Orange Pigment BASF has developed a new brilliant orange pigment that has been listed in the Colour Index (C.I.) as Pigment Orange 82. BASF will market the orange pigment under the tradename Sicopal Orange L 2430 for coatin…

  • Sartomer offers hydrophobic

    March 12, 2009
    Sartomer offers hydrophobic urethane oligomer Sartomer Company has introduced a hydrophobic urethane acrylate oligomer. CN9014 offers increased chemical resistance and enhanced dielectric properties, and is compatible with hydrophobic acrylate monome…

  • Cytec offers modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings

    March 12, 2009
    Cytec offers modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings Cytec Industries Inc. has launched the Ebecryl 3300 resin, a new modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings. UV/EB curable coatings containing the Ebecryl 3300 resin demonstrate high react…

  • BASF Launches

    March 12, 2009
    BASF Launches 2-Propylheptyl Acrylate BASF is expanding its portfolio of specialty monomers and launching its new product 2-propylheptyl acrylate (2-PHA). This is a new raw material and building block for functional polymers. 2-PHA belongs to the gr…

  • Multifunctional Additives

    March 12, 2009
    Multifunctional Additives for Aqueous Coatings BYK has launched BYK-3520 and BYK-3521, new multifunctional additives that combine good flow and defoaming properties, helping to eliminate surface defects. BYK-3520 and BYK-3521 both offer substrate we…

  • Rohm & Haas sues Dow for breach of

    March 12, 2009
    Rohm & Haas is suing Dow Chemical in a Delaware court for failing to complete the agreed $15.4 billion takeover within the agreed time frame. After receiving the green light from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on January 23, 2009, Dow wa…

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