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Published April 14, 2009
IFDA Washington Chapter Honors Benjamin Moore Benjamin Moore Paints was honored by the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Washington Chapter, receiving the organization’s 2008 Capital Award. Presented at the IFDA’s N… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
Asian Adhesives & Sealants According to the consulting firm Kus­umgar, Nerlfi & Growney, formulated adhesive and sealant consumption in Asia was 7.5 billion pounds in 2008 and worth $8.5 billion. Growth in the region was strong in the fir… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
Penske Racing uses Envirobase High Performance coatings PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the team’s racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings sys… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
AkzoNobel wins paint contract for Dutch rebranding project AkzoNobel’s car refinishes business has been chosen to supply paint systems for the rebranding of Essent Network, the distribution arm of Dutch energy supplier Essent (now operating und… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions recently participated in the 2009 Autorama “Educational Days” reception, which is held to attract new talent to automotive aftermarket industries. During Autorama’s annual Educational Days, student… Read More »
Published April 14, 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 April 14, 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 April 14, 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 April 14, 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 April 14, 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 refl… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Dow to Close LDPE Plant in Freeport, TX Driven by current economic conditions and overcapacity for low density polyethylene (LDPE) in the North… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Bayer Reduces Work Time Bayer MaterialScience, in an effort to offset the effects of the financial crisis, has temporarily lowered the company’s work time by 6.7% with corresponding reductions in salaries for non-managerial employees.… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Wacker Polymers extends its vinnapas and vinnol portfolio Wacker Polymers changed the name of its Airflex, Flexbond, Flexcryl and Vinac products. All vinyl acetate homopolymer, vinyl acetate-ethylene and acrylic copolymer grades will be known as Vian… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Huntsman CUts Workforce, Closes titanium dioxide plant Huntsman Corp. has recently enacted a company-wide initiative to reduce costs across its division and functions, which will eliminate 117 jobs by year-end, or nine percent of its workforce. Full… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Evonik Registers Synthetic Amorphous Silica In compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, Evonik Industries has successfully registered synthetic amorphous silica with the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. This authorizes the compan… Read More »



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