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.

Jun 11, 2002 | Editorial

Akzo Nobel signs contract with Plascon U.K., UCB SA chief expects double-digit profit, Dutch Boy introduces Twist and Pour

There are quite a few important late breaking items to bring to your attention. This morning, Akzo Nobel signed a contract with Plascon U.K. to acquire its United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland...

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Jun 4, 2002 | Editorial

Clean Harbors received commitments for acquisition, DuPont's technology reduce emissions, Bayer will keep fiber division

To update a story that originally caught our attention about a year ago, Clean Harbors, Inc. on Friday announced that it had received commitments from various sources to finance the proposed...

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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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Jun 6, 2002 | Editorial

Bayer approached by potential merger partners, Investigations in price fixing of monocholoroactic acid, Higher prices boosting demand in NAFTA

Here is a quick summary of some of the industry news that you missed if you haven’t been to since last newsletter. In Europe, Bayer announced that it has received approaches...

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May 30, 2002 | Editorial

CEC releases data on toxic chemicals, Akzo Nobel's coil coating facility, BASF Coatings plans to increase efficiency at Münster-Hiltrup

We posted an article last week in which the EPA said that toxic chemical releases into the environment posing serious health risks declined by 8 % in 2000, part of a decade-long improvement in...

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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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