The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

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.

May 28, 2002 | Editorial

Ticor launches Tiwest Competitiveness Process, Disney ties with Home Depot, Akzo Nobel constructing coil coatings facility in China

Here are some highlights of what’s been going on in the industry since our last newsletter: In the TiO2 industry, Austrailian supplier Ticor Ltd has launched its "Tiwest Competitiveness Process"...

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May 21, 2002 | Editorial

RAG Aktiengesellschaft to take control of Degussa, Akzo Nobel announces new contracts, BASF plans to scale up polyisobutene capacity at Antwerp

The biggest news since last Thursday came our way early this morning. The RAG Aktiengesellschaft Group announced that it is to take control of specialty chemicals giant Degussa in a two-phase 3.9...

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May 14, 2002 | Editorial

Valspar’s earnings considerably up, DSM Desotech completes new production facility in Stanley, Epolin producing NIR dyes and inks for security industry

The big financial news since Thursday afternoon was the issuance of numbers from Valspar and Degussa. Valspar’s earnings were up considerably on a sales increase of 8% compared with second quarter...

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May 7, 2002 | Editorial

Tor Minerals logs Q1 earnings of $136,000, Dr. Shelby Thames becomes president of University of Southern Mississippi, BASF jointly investing in Gerling with

The industry has been a very busy place since last newsletter. Here are some highlights. Tor Minerals, producer of a natural titanium dioxide pigment and specialty aluminas used in paints and...

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Apr 30, 2002 | Editorial

BASF going robust even in downturn, Preparations for the beginning of Rhode Island lead paint trial continues

BASF is undoubtedly the financial darling of the chemical industry, having beaten financial analysts estimates by between 536-738 million Euro, even though business was down a full 15%, at 818...

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May 23, 2002 | Editorial

E.On AG may have to back offer, Amex began trading options on PPG, Bayer cutting 1,300 jobs, Clariant introduces waxes for UV curable coatings

It was another busy week in the coatings industry; here are some highlights since last newsletter: E.On AG may have to back down from its plan to gain control of Ruhrgas AG, Germany's largest gas...

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May 16, 2002 | Editorial

Dow overtakes DuPont in US, Glidden Company dismissed from Santa Clara lead paint lawsuit, Bayer introduces concrete admixture agents

Here is an update of news posted to the site since the last newsletter. Probably the biggest news is that The Dow Chemical Company has overtaken DuPont as the largest chemical company in the...

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May 9, 2002 | Editorial

ACC signs agreement with NIPC, PPG's Fast Flash Rapid Dehydration process reduces coatings flash-off time

Here are some interesting news items that broke since last letter. In an effort to enhance the security of the nation's chemical facilities, American Chemistry Council President and Chief...

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May 2, 2002 | Editorial

Bayer adding PUD capacity at Dormagen, Rohm and Haas and Omnova Solutions forms JV

In international news since last newsletter, Bayer announced today that they are increasing polyurethane dispersion capacity at their plant in Dormagen, Germany from 5,000 tons to 40,000 tons per...

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Apr 25, 2002 | Editorial

Danger of double dip global recession still hovering, DuPont Canada Q1 up by 7%, PPG introduced new products

This week during a press conference, Juergen Struebe, Chairman of BASF, asked a pivotal question in this environment of slow but apparent recovery. Struebe said the danger of a double dip global...

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