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Published April 6, 2010
Lanxess has started up a new on-site power plant at its location in Porto Feliz, Brazil. This will increase the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the on-site production of iron oxide pigments, which are marketed globally as Bayferrox and… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Weilburger Coatings GmbH, parent company of Grebe Group, has acquired 90 percent of the shares in Naber-Meyer S.A.S., F-78620 Acheres, France. Naber-Meyer S.A.S. is a niche supplier for decorative glass coatings focussing on the cosmetics and beverag… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
To improve the services Helsinki, Finland-based Teknos Group Oy provide to it international customers, the paint firm will open a new sales office and technical service center in Shanghai in the spring of 2010. Ville Tuominen, managing director desig… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
H.B. Fuller Company  has entered into a stock purchase agreement under which it will acquire all of the shares of Revertex Finewaters Shd Bhd in Malaysia, a joint venture of Yule Catto & Company Plc and Jahor Corporation. Revertex Finewaters… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sika AG’s subsidiary Sika (Japan) Ltd. has acquired the construction sealant business of Henkel Japan Ltd. The acquired business includes the well-known trademarks, Bellace and Duribbon, which are well established in the Japanese construction m… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Malaysia-based Wah Seong Corp. is in negotiations with The Orleans Group of West Africa, as it is interested in acquiring Orleans’ strategic partner, Socotherm, for its pipe-coating business in Nigeria. Wah Seong anticipates an increase of acti… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. The company, which is based in Oyten, Lower Saxony, Germany, primarily produces coatings for in-mold labels and other labels as well as waterborne ove… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe’s retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Lowe’s will carry two major Para sub-brands including… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, formerly a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Technologies plc, provides polymer coatin… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed el… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Chemark analyzed 120 closely held coatings and adhesives businesses ranging in size from $5 million to $150 million. For arguments sake, we initially defined those heading these privately held companies as "entreprenuers." We understood the… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Balance-sheet tactics adopted by companies within the coatings supply chain in Europe to deal with the economic downturn have triggered cutbacks in investment in production plants but not so much in R&D. Throughout the chain extending from raw m… Read More »
Improving the Odds of Success With Your Acquisition
By Dan Watson
Published March 16, 2010
In recent years, acquisitions have become a way of life for most companies. However, it was not always that way. The first of a three-part series exploring the acquisition process. Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
Organizational culture is created by the strategic leadership provided by an organizations founder or top management. As I observed before, and then reverified during my doctorate peer-reviewed literature research, an organization's founder is pa… Read More »
Biocides, Fungicides and Algaecides Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published December 2, 2009
The economic downturn continues to impact the biocides market, but biocide manufacturers are cautiously optimistic. Read More »
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