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Stimulus Spending: Where
By Patrick Jones, Lynda Gordon
Published June 1, 2009
With consumers holding their breath while they wait for the next economic shoe to drop and businesses cutting costs and jobs to offset lost revenues due to the worldwide economic downturn, the U.S. government has taken bold action to jolt the economy through massive spending in several key areas. Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
US Demand For Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013 Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals is projected to increase 3.6% annually to $1.2 billion in 2013. Although this represents a substantial deceleration in v… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Atlas launches new device Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced its latest technology for ultra-accelerated exposure testing. This new outdoor testing device can provide approximately 63 years of South Florida UV radiation exposure in a si… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
LyondellBasell to Reduce LDPE Production in France LyondellBasell Industries announced a project to cease the production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) at Fos-sur-Mer, France. The unit has been partially idled since March and the company has sta… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Münzing sells leather business Münzing has sold its leather business to Zschimmer & Schwarz in Heilbronn, Germany. The transaction was effective on March 31st, 2009 and includes the transfer of Münzing’s complete line of leat… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
BASF Executives to Take Over Ciba CEO and CFO Roles The board of directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz from BASF as the new CEO of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue with his responsibilities for the… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Altana acquires additives business of DyStar group The specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt-based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sal… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
SSCT Holds Annual Meeting and Technology conference The 73rd Annual Meeting and Technology Conference of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), was held at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia on Marc… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Merck to cut back on pigment production German-based Merck KGaA is set to cut back on pigment production in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China. The company said it would put approximately 500 German pigment workers on shorter hours but didn’t… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
The Dow Chemical Company has completed its acquisition of Rohm and Haas. The deal will create a $14 billion diversified business portfolio, which will be called Dow’s Advanced Materials division. The division is intended to achieve $3 billion i… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
DSM Launches resin for low-Temp curing DSM Powder Coating Resins has launched Uralac EasyCure, a new powder coating resin for low temperature curing applications. Specially recommended for outdoor powder… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Cytec launches APe-free surfactant Cytec Industries has launched a new APE-free product for use in emulsion polymerization, Aerosol EF-810 surfactant. The product is designed for use as a primary emulsifier for acrylic, vinyl-acrylic, styrene-acryli… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Eastman introduces Solus performance additives Eastman Chemical Company offers Solus performance additives for VOC-compliant waterborne and high solids solventborne systems. Solus 2100 performance additive is designed to improve drying time and to op… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Ashland expands Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins Ashland Performance Materials has expanded its Derakane corrosion resistant epoxy vinyl ester resin line. In addition to industry-standard Derakane Momentum 411-350 resin and Derakane Momentum 510C-35… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Silberline introduce metallic effect pigments for autos Silberline offers the Silver Star family of metallic effect pigments for automotive coatings. Silberline Silver Star pigments exhibit exceptional brilliance, expansive metallic travel and very s… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Sartomer introduces SMA2021 Copolymer Sartomer Company has introduced SMA2021 copolymer, a styrene maleic anhydride copolymer that offers improved heat resistance without compromising water resistance, according to the company. SMA2021 can be used in… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Shepherd Color Company has introduced a new chromium-free, high-temperature, FDA approved pigment, Black 20F944. Jet black in color, Black 20F944 is made with a non-chromium formulation and is generally used in demanding high-temperature applications… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
PPG’s 1Q Sales drop 30% PPG has reported $2.8 billion sales for the first quarter, a decline of 30%, or $111 million, versus last year’s first quarter. Income for the quarter was $32 million. First quarter 2008 sales were $4 billion and i… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Sherwin-Williams’ Sales Drop 13% in first Quarter Sherwin-Williams’ first quarter sales dropped 13% to $1.551 billion over last year’s first quarter due to weak paint sales. Sales in the paint stores group of $898.4 million in the… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Henkel’s Sales down 19% The start of 2009 saw the challenging world economic situation continue and this was reflected in Henkel’s business performance. The company’s Adhesive Technologies business sector has been affected by the w… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
H.B. Fuller’s income down $12 million in first quarter Net income for H.B. Fuller’s first quarter of 2009 was $6.1 million, down from $18.2 million in last year’s first quarter. This represents a loss of $12.1 million. Net revenue… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
RPM’s net sales of $635.4 million were down 13.2% from the $731.8 million reported a year ago. The net loss for the third quarter was $30.9 million compared to record net income of $12.2 million earned in the year-ago period. “Sales refle… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Tikkurila to layoff 163 at Vantaa site The conclusion of Tikkurila’s co-determination negotiations in Finland… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Biocoat, Agion form agreement Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious HYDAK hydrophilic coatings, and Agion Technologies, a supplier of natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, announced a co-marketing agreement to develop and promote a coatings prod… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
H.B. Fuller acquires Nordic Adhesives Technology H.B. Fuller has acquired Nordic Adhesives Technology, a developer and manufacturer of polyurethane flexible packaging laminating adhesives based in Buxtehude, Germany. Nordic’s laminating adhesi… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Sikkens Becomes Partner Of This Old House Venture Sikkens Wood Finishes, manufactured by AkzoNobel Paints, has become a Preferred Product for use in The Bensonwood This Old House Collection of energy-efficient homes. This Preferred Partner status wi… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings announces changes in Spain Rohm and Haas announced plans to exit its current powder coating production site at Castellón, Spain and build a new and smaller facility in the same area. This transition will occur thr… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Tremco acquires Canam Building Envelope Specialists RPM’s subsidiary, Tremco Incorporated, has acquired Canam Building Envelope Specialists Inc. (Canam), including its Zerodraft weatherproofing division. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada an… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
PPG unveils latest wood flooring color trends, technologies PPG recently introduced its latest wood flooring color trends and technologies to more than 100 flooring manufacturers and buyers during a seminar in Shanghai. Tom Irwin, business director o… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Gold Supplier Award for AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has been accredited as a Gold Supplier by the Czech Republic’s largest aerospace manufacturer AERO Vodochody a.s. AERO Vodochody works closely with leading aerosp… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
PSA approves Glasurit premium paint brand French automaker Peugeot Société Anonyme SE (PSA), which manufactures Peugeot and Citroën, has approved BASF Coatings’ Glasurit paints for use worldwide. The decision underscores PSA… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Spokane paint plant to close Sherwin-Williams Co. will close its Columbia Paint and Coatings manufacturing facility in Spokane, WA, eliminating 37 jobs. The paint-making plant on Haven Street opened 36 years ago. No retail paint stores are closing, t… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
BASF is supplying India’s Tata Motors with products and engineering solutions for its new Nano automobile designed to reduce emissions, enhance fuel efficiency and improve the car’s overall aesthetic look. The Nano project product develop… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
DSM Launches resin for low-Temp curing DSM Powder Coating Resins has launched Uralac EasyCure, a new powder coating resin for low temperature curing applications. Specially recommended for outdoor powder… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Cytec launches APe-free surfactant Cytec Industries has launched a new APE-free product for use in emulsion polymerization, Aerosol EF-810 surfactant. The product is designed for use as a primary emulsifier for acrylic, vinyl-acrylic, styrene-acryli… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Eastman introduces Solus performance additives Eastman Chemical Company offers Solus performance additives for VOC-compliant waterborne and high solids solventborne systems. Solus 2100 performance additive is designed to improve drying time and to op… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Ashland expands Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins Ashland Performance Materials has expanded its Derakane corrosion resistant epoxy vinyl ester resin line. In addition to industry-standard Derakane Momentum 411-350 resin and Derakane Momentum 510C-35… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Silberline introduce metallic effect pigments for autos Silberline offers the Silver Star family of metallic effect pigments for automotive coatings. Silberline Silver Star pigments exhibit exceptional brilliance, expansive metallic travel and very s… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Sartomer introduces SMA2021 Copolymer Sartomer Company has introduced SMA2021 copolymer, a styrene maleic anhydride copolymer that offers improved heat resistance without compromising water resistance, according to the company. SMA2021 can be used in… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Shepherd Color Company has introduced a new chromium-free, high-temperature, FDA approved pigment, Black 20F944. Jet black in color, Black 20F944 is made with a non-chromium formulation and is generally used in demanding high-temperature applications… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
US Demand For Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013 Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals is projected to increase 3.6% annually to $1.2 billion in 2013. Although this represents a substantial deceleration in v… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Atlas launches new device Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced its latest technology for ultra-accelerated exposure testing. This new outdoor testing device can provide approximately 63 years of South Florida UV radiation exposure in a si… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
LyondellBasell to Reduce LDPE Production in France LyondellBasell Industries announced a project to cease the production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) at Fos-sur-Mer, France. The unit has been partially idled since March and the company has sta… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Münzing sells leather business Münzing has sold its leather business to Zschimmer & Schwarz in Heilbronn, Germany. The transaction was effective on March 31st, 2009 and includes the transfer of Münzing’s complete line of leat… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
BASF Executives to Take Over Ciba CEO and CFO Roles The board of directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz from BASF as the new CEO of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue with his responsibilities for the… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Altana acquires additives business of DyStar group The specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt-based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sal… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
SSCT Holds Annual Meeting and Technology conference The 73rd Annual Meeting and Technology Conference of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), was held at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia on Marc… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Merck to cut back on pigment production German-based Merck KGaA is set to cut back on pigment production in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China. The company said it would put approximately 500 German pigment workers on shorter hours but didn’t… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
The Dow Chemical Company has completed its acquisition of Rohm and Haas. The deal will create a $14 billion diversified business portfolio, which will be called Dow’s Advanced Materials division. The division is intended to achieve $3 billion i… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Tikkurila to layoff 163 at Vantaa site The conclusion of Tikkurila’s co-determination negotiations in Finland… Read More »



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