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In his renowned editorial, our expert Mark Drukenbrod is featuring and analyzing biweekly a comprehensive digest of international coatings industry news. You can receive these editorials through our Newsletter.

Sep 19, 2002 | Editorial

McDonald recalls about 100,000 bobblehead collectible dolls, Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division to be restructured

Welcome to your late-week update of news and views in the paint and coatings industry. Although I don’t get to write about McDonald’s Corporation often, I almost always wish that it would be...

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Sep 12, 2002 | Editorial

JV for Toyota Canada's new Lexus paint shop, PPG Aerospace comes into existence, Barretts Minerals acquires Polar Minerals

Welcome to your late-week wrap-up of happenings in the paint and coatings industry. Our news volume has been particularly heavy since last newsletter, so I don’t have room here to mention...

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Sep 5, 2002 | Editorial

Rhode Island lead paint trial opens, BASF to maintain order levels, DyStar will acquire remaining shares in MBD

Welcome to your late-week news update from . Without doubt, the biggest news since Tuesday has been the opening of the Rhode Island lead paint trial. Although the base...

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Aug 29, 2002 | Editorial

Asian Paints to acquire controlling stake in SCIB Chemical, Wattyl's Australian operations up 61% for 2001-02, EPA restrictions on sale of lumber with CCA

Welcome to your late-week industry news update from . In an expansion move, Asian Paints announced yesterday that it would acquire controlling stake in SCIB Chemical...

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Aug 22, 2002 | Editorial

Xerox scientists discover easier way to design novel polymers, Miller launches NW Color, Sears roll out new paint line

Here is a sampling of the new articles on since our last newsletter. In last Thursday’s newsletter, I made a statement that nanomaterials as pigments will change the way...

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Sep 17, 2002 | Editorial

European Colour selling Tor Coatings division, Dutch Boy to resume profit making, Akzo's Spanish subsidiary expects to increase sales by 3-4%

In the UK, pigment business European Colour is selling its Tor Coatings division, based in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, to the management for pounds 13 million. European Colour plans to...

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Sep 10, 2002 | Editorial

Heubach acquires Avecia’s pigments business, Work on Asia's largest factory of fluorocarbon paint begins in China

Welcome to your early-week paint industry news update. As usual, there is much going on all over the world. Heubach announced yesterday the acquisition of Avecia’s pigments business, comprising...

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Sep 3, 2002 | Editorial

Divestiture of Degussa's non-core businesses continues, Asian Paints to foray into Bangladesh, BASF consolidates in NZ

Your team hopes that our US readers had a wonderful Labor Day celebration… but don’t think for a moment that the paint and coatings industry ground to a halt. We all have a lot...

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Aug 27, 2002 | Editorial

Ciba Q2 results mark continued improvement, Clariant logs dismal numbers, Fraunhofer institute announces discovery of new protective coating concept

Welcome to your early-week coatings industry wrap-up. Last week, a few companies reported upbeat financials. Most notable of them were Ciba Specialty Chemical and Clariant, especially since they...

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Aug 20, 2002 | Editorial

BASF to donate 1 million euros for flood victims, Chesapeake Bay Foundation to reduce discharge of TBT, X-Rite rlaunches Premier 8000

Welcome to your early week wrap-up of news and events in the paint and coatings industry. We would like to express our heartfelt concern for our Central European readers and their families in...

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