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Published June 16, 2009
DuPont realigns industrial coatings business in Americas DuPont’s Industrial CoatingSolutions business in the Americas has been realigned to serve its customers better with a lean and responsive organization representing its total offering of l… Read More »
Stimulus Spending: Where's the Opportunity for Paints & Coatings? Part 1
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
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
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 »
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