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By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published May 15, 2015
A big topic of discussions at the ECS was the way cheap oil had or had not led to underlying decreaes in raw material costs. Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Zurich North America – one of the nation’s leading construction insurance providers –joined the construction industry in supporting U.S. Industry Safety Week (May 3-9) as well as recognizing the Occupational Safety & Health Admi… Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
Wayne T. Smith has been appointed the new chairman and chief executive ffficer of BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. He succeeds Hans Engel, who as chief financial officer for BASF SE, will relocate to the company’s gl… Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
Masco Corporation one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded building products, reported net sales and operating profit growth in the first quarter of 2015 with all segments reporting increased sales in local currency. Adjusted operati… Read More »
By Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Technology Litigators
Published April 17, 2015
You want the best most innovative people to work for you.  Sure you do.  You hire them for their specialized expertise in your field of technology.  They are the ones that develop your proprietary technology – your trade secrets.… Read More »
By John D. Jacquin, Chemark Consulting
Published April 17, 2015
Growth in Energy Extraction Last month’s Business Corner reviewed the substantial growth in U.S. energy resources extracted from tight oil and gas shale formations by hydraulic fracturing (fracking).  Despite a substantial decline in glob… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Despite economic forecasts of relatively slow growth in the EU, there is still a lot of optimism in the coatings sector. Read More »
PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Since PPG purchased Comex last fall, the Mexican company has taken on a large role in the Latin American operations of the parent. Michael McGarry, the president and chief operating officer of PPG responds to Coatings World questions about how integr… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED, the world’s premier green building program, to achieve their goals, acco… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced that an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group for the purchase of a total of 20 million of Axalta’s com… Read More »
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published March 26, 2015
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced in October the 2014 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The six selected school districts across the nation are currently receiving year-round suppor… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE said at the company’s Annual Press Conference in Ludwigshafen: “We achieved our goal for 2014.  We increased earnings – despite the disappointing economic d… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Akzo Nobel N.V. has reported positive volume growth and an improvement in return on sales (ROS) for the full-year 2014. Excluding incidentals, ROS was 7.5 percent (2013: 6.1 percent). Operating income excluding incidentals grew 20 percent to €1… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
Maroon Group, a specialty chemical supplier of additives, resins, and pigments to the plastics industry, has been appointed by ZEOchem as the exclusive distributor of the ZEOflair product line in North America. The ZEOflair product line offers highl… Read More »
Published March 17, 2015
The Board of Directors of Sika AG has published its report required to be prepared pursuant to the decision of the Swiss Takeover Board of March 5, 2015: The Takeover Board has confirmed the basic validity of the opting out clause pursuant to Arti… Read More »



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