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  • Architectural Coatings | Financial News

    Valspar's Sales and

    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…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News | Industrial Coatings

    Kemira looks for strong Second Half Growth

    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…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    strong growth for Asian Paints

    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…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    DuPont Profits Down

    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…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    RPM Down in Fourth Quarter, Records Record Sales

    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…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    PPG Set for Growth

    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.…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    sherwin-williamsís 2q results

    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…
    10.20.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Financial News | Powder Coatings

    Rohm and Haas

    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…
    06.13.06

  • Financial News

    Valspar Reports

    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…
    06.13.06

  • Financial News

    Hempelís marine and protective sales

    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…
    05.12.06

  • Financial News

    Ameron reports

    The Performance Coatings Finishes Group of Ameron International Corporation reported higher sales and incurred a slight loss of approximately $300,000 in the first quarter of 2006, compared to a loss of $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2005. Sale…
    05.12.06

  • Financial News

    Sherwin-Williams

    Sherwin-Williams reported first quarter sales increased 14.9% to $1.8 billion, compared with sales of $1.54 billion during the same period last year. The company also reported a first-quarter net income of $113.7 million, nearly a 37% jump from a n…
    05.12.06

  • Financial News

    Valmontís Coatings Segment increased sales

    Valmont Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered support structures for infrastructure, mechanized irrigation equipment…
    05.12.06

  • Financial News | Price Increases

    Sicoís 2005 sales rise 2.9%

    For 2005, Sico reported record sales of $312.1 million, which represents a 2.9% increase over the previous year, despite higher manufacturing and distribution costs largely attributable to soaring oil prices. Commenting on Sico’s 2005 performa…
    04.05.06

  • Financial News | Powder Coatings

    Jotunís Sales up in 2005

    For Jotun, 2005 was a record year in terms of sales. Group sales, including Jotun Dekorativ, Jotun Coatings, Jotun Paints and Jotun Powder Coatings, totalled approximately $1 billion, reflecting an increase of approximately $97 million over 2004 tota…
    04.05.06

  • Financial News

    Valspar Reports

    Valspar reported net income for the first quarter ended January 27 of $22,541,000 versus net income of $11,698,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 13.0% to $629,765,000, compared to $557,144,000 last year. &ldqu…
    04.05.06

  • Financial News

    Sherwin-Williams Raises

    Sherwin-Williams Company is updating its expectations for the first quarter of 2006 that were previously announced on January 26. Consolidated net sales for the first quarter of 2006 are projected to be 13-14% higher than the first quarter of 2005.…
    04.05.06

  • Financial News | Price Increases

    Sherwin-Williams Updates 4Q

    Based on stronger than anticipated preliminary sales and earnings results, The Sherwin-Williams Company is updating its expectations previously given on October 25 for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005. Based on preliminary results,…
    02.09.06

  • Corrosion Control | Financial News | Powder Coatings

    record 2Q sales for rpm

    RPM International, Inc., has reported record sales of $739.4 million for its fiscal 2006 second quarter ended November 30, 2005. Net income for the quarter increased 103% to $18.5 million from $9.1 million a year ago, as a result of lower asbestos re…
    02.09.06

  • Financial News

    H.B. Fuller shares up

    H.B. Fuller’s shares climbed to a new high after the company said its fourth-quarter earnings and revenue rose on improved pricing and higher volume. The maker of glue, paint and coat…
    02.09.06