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Published 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… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
Lanxess AG plans to relocate its headquarters from Leverkusen to Cologne, Germany. 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
IRL’s PROFILE OF THE FRENCH PAINT INDUSTRY Information Research (IRL) has publication its report on the French paint and coatings sector titled, “A Profile of the French Paint Industry, 2nd Edition.” France is Western Europe’… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
DuPont venture opens R&D center in Russia DuPont Russian Coatings LLC has opened the largest technical center in Russia dedicated to the development of high-performance automotive coatings. The $3 million facility is located at the Yaroslav head… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
Nordson Grows in South Africa Nordson Corporation has acquired MLT Systems Holdings (Pty) Ltd. and its subsidiary MLT Application Systems (Pty) Ltd. of Cape Town, South Africa. Revenues of MLT were not disclosed. MLT employs a total of 15, operates… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
Brenntag Acquires Dipol Chemical International Brenntag has acquired Dipol Chemical International, Inc., a company focused on the distribution of chemicals in Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic States and also provides its services in Belorussia and Mold… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
Altana has signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. USBP retains its powder business as well as its aluminum… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
Lanxess AG plans to relocate its headquarters from Leverkusen to Cologne, Germany. 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… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
IRL’s PROFILE OF THE FRENCH PAINT INDUSTRY Information Research (IRL) has publication its report on the French paint and coatings sector titled, “A Profile of the French Paint Industry, 2nd Edition.” France is Western Europe’… Read More »
Published September 12, 2008
DuPont venture opens R&D center in Russia DuPont Russian Coatings LLC has opened the largest technical center in Russia dedicated to the development of high-performance automotive coatings. The $3 million facility is located at the Yaroslav head… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
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Published August 28, 2008
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Published August 11, 2008
Becker Industrie furthers its advance Leveraging its position as a leader in France, Becker Industrie, the industrial paint specialist and French subsidiary of Swedish group Beckers, has further expanded its business by setting up a subsidiary in th… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012 Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than one percent per year to 11.8 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will continue to lag the overall economy, as manufacturers of coatings, printing ink… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Gelest doubles production capacity Gelest Inc. recently completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product plant. The expansion was necessitated by the increased demand for speci… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant The SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and The Siam Cement Group (SCG), has broken ground on a propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand. The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Ind… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has reached an agreement with Yule Catto and Co. plc to purchase Holliday Pigments, a global manufacturer of technical grade ultramarine and manganese violet pigments. The purch… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Atlas To move lab to chicago Atlas Material Testing Technology is constructing a new weathering Center of Excellence at Atlas world headquarters in Chicago, IL. In addition, Atlas’ accelerated weathering laboratory in Miami will be relocated t… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Evonik Industries AG’s coatings and additives business unit is reorganizing its colorants business to position itself to compete in the international market. Under the new model, market responsibility will be exercised in the future at the loca… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
California Paints Launches New Online Color Center California Paints has launched its Online Color Center, a set of media-rich online color tools that enable customers and design professionals to interactively create unique and personalized paint co… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Becker Industrie furthers its advance Leveraging its position as a leader in France, Becker Industrie, the industrial paint specialist and French subsidiary of Swedish group Beckers, has further expanded its business by setting up a subsidiary in th… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012 Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than one percent per year to 11.8 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will continue to lag the overall economy, as manufacturers of coatings, printing ink… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Gelest doubles production capacity Gelest Inc. recently completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product plant. The expansion was necessitated by the increased demand for speci… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant The SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and The Siam Cement Group (SCG), has broken ground on a propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand. The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Ind… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has reached an agreement with Yule Catto and Co. plc to purchase Holliday Pigments, a global manufacturer of technical grade ultramarine and manganese violet pigments. The purch… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Atlas To move lab to chicago Atlas Material Testing Technology is constructing a new weathering Center of Excellence at Atlas world headquarters in Chicago, IL. In addition, Atlas’ accelerated weathering laboratory in Miami will be relocated t… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Evonik Industries AG’s coatings and additives business unit is reorganizing its colorants business to position itself to compete in the international market. Under the new model, market responsibility will be exercised in the future at the loca… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
California Paints Launches New Online Color Center California Paints has launched its Online Color Center, a set of media-rich online color tools that enable customers and design professionals to interactively create unique and personalized paint co… Read More »
By Dan Watson
Published August 11, 2008
What is happening with the economy? What does it mean? What can we do about it? What does Chemark tell its clients to do? Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Lanxess Corp. has enacted a number of initiatives to improve waste and energy conservation at its Orange, TX manufacturing plant. One initiative is to recycle solvent from two different waste streams at the Orange plant. The waste will be shipped to… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea Jotun has expanded its operations in Korea due to the growing market there with a new factory. The old paint factory in Yangsan is already producing twice as much as it is meant to be, and cannot bear the… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants industry report U.S. demand for automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants is expected to increase 2.6% annually to $5.3 billion in 2012, with volume reaching 1.6 billion pounds, according to “Automo… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Jotun to open 15 retail outlets in India The Jotun Group will be opening three retail outlets in Kozhikode region of North Kerala in India. These will be located at Kozhikode, Payyannur and Perienthalmanna. Jotun currently has eight retail outlets in… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
BASF expands in South Africa BASF Coatings Services (Pty) Ltd. is set to take over the business of MAB Auto Body Parts and Paint Centre Ltd. in Johannesburg, South Africa. MAB sales activities related to automotive refinish products, non-paint produc… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Lanxess Corp. has enacted a number of initiatives to improve waste and energy conservation at its Orange, TX manufacturing plant. One initiative is to recycle solvent from two different waste streams at the Orange plant. The waste will be shipped to… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea Jotun has expanded its operations in Korea due to the growing market there with a new factory. The old paint factory in Yangsan is already producing twice as much as it is meant to be, and cannot bear the… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants industry report U.S. demand for automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants is expected to increase 2.6% annually to $5.3 billion in 2012, with volume reaching 1.6 billion pounds, according to “Automo… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Jotun to open 15 retail outlets in India The Jotun Group will be opening three retail outlets in Kozhikode region of North Kerala in India. These will be located at Kozhikode, Payyannur and Perienthalmanna. Jotun currently has eight retail outlets in… Read More »



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