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January 17, 2007
H.B. Fuller has completed the sale of its Powder Coatings business to The Valspar Corporation. The company…  Read More »
November 17, 2006
RPM International has reported record sales and net income for its fiscal 2007 first quarter ended Aug. 31. Record net sales of $844.2 million in the first quarter were up 13% from the $747.4 million reported a year ago. Of the increase, appoximately…  Read More »
November 17, 2006
Rohm and Haas Reports Strong Third Quarter Results Sales in Rohm and Haas’ Coatings segment increased five percent over the third quarter of 2005 to $700 million. Third quarter earnings for the coatings segment were $64 million, including $2…  Read More »
November 17, 2006
For the third quarter Akzo Nobel reported an increase in revenues driven by its coatings business.…  Read More »
October 20, 2006
First half revenues were up ten percent to €1.8 billion for ICI’s paint business as sales grew strongly in the UK and Asia, but were down in continental Europe where retail markets were weak. Decorative paint sales in the UK and Irelan…  Read More »
October 20, 2006
Valspar reported that third-quarter sales rose ten percent to $797 million, from $727 million in the same period last year. Earnings rose 13% for the period to $52.6 million from $45.7 million. The company recently completed the acquisition of an 80…  Read More »
October 20, 2006
Chemical Group Kemira has forecast higher revenues in its paint and coatings segment in the second half of the year due to demand and a boost from recently acquired Russian paint firm Kraski Teks, which added three percent to organic revenue growth i…  Read More »
October 20, 2006
strong growth for Asian Paints Robust economic growth and an ongoing construction boom helped Asian Paints increase net profit by 37.7% to approximately $13 million (Rs603 million) in the second quarter. Compared to the same period last year revenue…  Read More »
October 20, 2006
Pre-tax operating profit at the Color and Technolgies segment for the three months ended June 30 were up 18% to $222 million as sales rose by two percent to $1.6 billion reflecting higher local selling prices. DuPont said earnings improvement was bro…  Read More »
October 20, 2006
A $335 million liability charge took RPM International to a loss for its fourth quarter and year ended May 31, despite record sales. The company recorded a $122.5 million pre-tax loss for the fourth quarter and $222.5 million loss for the year. Howe…  Read More »
October 20, 2006
PPG Industries said volume growth in Asia and Europe in the second quarter pushed earnings in its coatings segment up by 23% to $272 million as sales rose by nine percent to $1.579 billion.…  Read More »
October 20, 2006
Sherwin-Williams’ pre-tax profit for the quarter to June 30 was up by 23% to $269.1 million on eight percent higher revenue at $2.13 billion. Growth came from strong domestic architectural paint sales to contractors and DIY customers, improved…  Read More »
June 13, 2006
Rohm and Haas’ first quarter earnings for its coatings business was $51 million, up from $49 million in the same period in 2005. Sales in the coatings segment of $673 million represented an eight percent increase over first quarter 2005. Archi…  Read More »
June 13, 2006
Valspar reports second quarter earnings Valspar has reported net income for the second quarter ended April 28, 2006 of $47,935,000 versus net income of $39,241,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 8.6% to $766…  Read More »
May 12, 2006
The continuing high activity level in the Marine segment and growth in the Protective segment has had a positive impact on Hempel’s performance in 2005. The company’s turnover was up 12% to €654.5 million, up from €583.7 million…  Read More »

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