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Huntsman Sheds Pigment Jobs, Plans

A year after announcing major expansion of its global pigment business, Huntsman Corp. is making sharp course corrections, with new plans for hundreds of layoffs and cuts in production capac...


Axalta Considering Public Offering

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial publ...


DuPont Accused in Bridge-Tipping Storage

Delaware officials are closing in on an answer to a $45 million question: Who is responsible for storing a massive amount of soil next to a busy interstate bridge, causing its piers to tilt?


U.S. Pursues Coating to Hold Plutonium

The U.S. Department of Energy is developing a radiation-shielding thin-film polymer that would help contain radioactive waste during a multiyear nuclear-plant decontamination project.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


On the Road, White Flexes its Might

The automotive coatings industry may be the only place where people see black and white through rose-colored glasses.


Paint Makers to Pay $1.1B for Lead

Reversing years of legal victories, the Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries and ConAgra Grocery Products have been ordered to pay $1.1 billion to remove lead paint from millions of Californi...


New Teflon Coating is Water-Based

DuPont has introduced what it calls the first “truly water-based,” low-VOC protective coating with a corrosion resistance of up to 3,000 salt spray hours.


DuPont Accepts $800K EPA Fine

Coatings chemical giant DuPont has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and add several programs to settle long-running federal allegations of air-pollution violations at its massive Washington Wo...


DuPont Refinish Reborn as Cromax

Automotive coatings formerly from DuPont are getting a fresh new face with a rebranding campaign taking place throughout the rest of the year.


Global Auto Paint Market Accelerates

Firmly on its mark with economic and environmental trends, the automotive coatings industry is set to grow, crossing an $11.7 billion finish line within five years, a new market forecast rep...


PPG, Axalta Name Industrial Leadership

Two global coatings companies have announced executive-level changes in their industrial coatings units.


Axalta Invests $5M in Coatings Center

The old DuPont Performance Coatings business is making a new push into scaling up its coatings research and development, with a fresh $5 million infusion into its Coatings Technology Center ...


DuPont to Pay $72M in Price-Fixing Case

DuPont, the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide, has agreed to pay $72 million in cash to settle allegations by several paint companies that it fixed prices for the common paint pig...


DuPont Ponders Sale of Chemicals Unit

DuPont may shed its Performance Chemicals segment, which produces paint pigments, after a less-than-stellar performance in the second quarter, the major chemical manufacturer announced on Tu...


DuPont Coatings Reborn as Axalta

The founding father of the automotive paint business is being laid to rest.


DuPont Coatings Names Rebar Leader

DuPont Powder Coatings has announced the appointment of area manager Robert R. Phillippi as rebar segment leader, managing DuPont's efforts in this market segment.


Global Coatings Market Set to Surge

Market researchers are painting a rosy future for the global coatings market, with robust growth on tap through 2015.


Paint, Pigment Hits Spur DuPont Layoffs

Shedding its auto paint business and stung by declining demand for titanium dioxide, DuPont will lay off 1,500 workers as part of a “targeted restructuring plan” to improve performance, the ...


3D Software Pulls Switch on the Swatch

The venerable paint swatch may be headed for the history books, in the wake of a new partnership that will provide real-time 3D color renderings and animation of transportation and aerospace...


DuPont Coatings Unit Sold for $4.9B

DuPont Performance Coatings, one of the world’s largest automotive coatings suppliers, has reached the finish line.


DuPont Refinish to Pump Unleaded

As lead exits the world’s last car engines, it is also finally disappearing from car coatings.


Prime Grime: DuPont Hails ‘Dirty Work’

DuPont wants the dirt on your dirty work, via a photo contest that captures the gritty, grimy, splattered glory of industrial jobs.


Automotive Coatings Set for Tune-up

Sputtering and choking for five long years, the U.S. automotive coating industry is set to restart its engines and regain some ground in the next five, according to a new market report.


DuPont Taps N. America Powder Coatings Manager

DuPont Industrial Coating Solutions has appointed Ronald W. Hull as North American Sales Manager for Powder Coatings, managing the powder and e-coat sales activities in the United States and...


CSB Blames DuPont in Fatal Tank Blast

DuPont engineers fatally misjudged the level of flammable vapor inside a 10,800-gallon tank that then exploded during welding at a New York polymer plant in 2010, the U.S. Chemical Safety Bo...


Chinese TiO2 Firm Fights Spy Charges

One of China’s largest titanium dioxide suppliers is fighting a U.S. indictment alleging that it conspired with former DuPont employees to steal TiO2 secrets from DuPont, the world’s leading...


Chinese Patriotism Lured TiO2 Spy

Chinese Communist Party officials appealed to a former DuPont employee to “work for the good of the PRC” in divulging secret titanium dioxide technology he had obtained over decades of servi...


Global Coatings to Top $107B by 2017

Rapid industrialization in Asia-Pacific and other developing regions will expand the global coatings market in the next few years, despite flattening demand in the developed world, a new mar...


Dismissal, Plea in DuPont Secrets Cases

DuPont Chemical Co. has dropped a civil lawsuit against one former employee accused of sharing trade secrets, while another ex-employee has pleaded guilty in a similar criminal case.


DuPont Hit by Chinese TiO2 Spy Ring

A federal grand jury has charged five individuals and five companies controlled by the Chinese government with raking in millions of dollars by stealing lucrative titanium dioxide technology...


$4B Sale of DuPont Coatings Unit Seen

After a last-ditch “grace period” to turn around its performance, DuPont’s auto paint business is out of gas and up on the auction block, news reports say.


TiO2 Price Hikes Boost DuPont Earnings

Price increases of nearly 30 percent on its lion’s share of a key coatings pigment brought home record earnings for DuPont in 2011, despite declining sales volume, the company reported this ...


Corrosion Thermoplastic Needs No Primer

DuPont Powder Coatings has teamed up with The Thermoclad Company, of Erie, PA, to provide a new line of thermoplastic powder coatings for corrosion protection.


DuPont Fined $725K in Repeat Plant Case

DuPont has agreed to pay a $725,000 fine and upgrade maintenance and hazardous material handling procedures at its century-old chemical plant in New Jersey—the facility’s second such sanctio...


DuPont Fined $500K for Pigment Plant

DuPont Corp. has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for numerous state and federal environmental violations involving pollutant discharges at a pigment plant in Delaware, under a new court settle...


DuPont Expands Global TiO2 Production

DuPont, already the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide, is about to dramatically expand production of the pigment, which has been subject to spot shortages in recent years.


Companies Fined in Fatal NY Tank Blast

A DuPont chemical plant and a contractor with a once-spotless safety record are facing a total of 17 federal safety citations and nearly $117,000 in fines in a fatal explosion at the plant n...


Pigment Prices Paint Profit for DuPont

Double-digit price increases rang up a spectacular first quarter for the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide—the most widely used pigment in coatings.


TiO2 Secrets Stolen, Sent to China, DuPont Says

DuPont Co. has filed suit against two California firms and two individuals, alleging the sale of company information involving a specialty paint line to Chinese competitors.


DuPont Protective Primer is Zinc Free

DuPont Coating Solutions has introduced Alesta ZeroZinc primer, an anti-corrosion powder coating system designed to combine protection in severe climatic and environmental conditions with gr...


Ex-DuPont Chemist Sued Over Trade Secrets

DuPont Powder Coatings has filed suit to stop a longtime senior research chemist from sharing pipe coating trade secrets with competitors—including a South Korean firm he joined after abrupt...


DuPont Performance Coatings Shifts Leadership Team

DuPont Performance Coatings has made several key changes in its leadership recently, with the departure of two vice presidents and the arrival of one.


DuPont to Pay $3.3M for Failure To Report Coating Chemical Risks

DuPont has agreed to pay a $3.3 million federal penalty for failing to report “substantial risk” found during testing of chemicals for use as coatings, sealants and related products.


DuPont Opens $30M Coatings R&D Center

DuPont Performance Coatings has launched a new $30 million research and development facility dedicated to automotive, protective and marine coatings.


NY Contractor Killed in DuPont Plant Blast

Federal, state and local authorities are investigating a baffling tank explosion that has killed one worker and injured another at a DuPont plant in Western New York.


DuPont Shuffles Coatings Leadership

DuPont has made key changes in its Performance Coatings leadership, naming John G. McCool as President to replace Terry Caloghiris, who becomes President of Strategic Initiatives.


Performance Coatings, Materials Lift DuPont’s Q3

DuPont notched double-digit percentage increases in sales during the third quarter, with all segments recording “robust volume increases,” the company said.


Reports Probe Global Coatings Players, Markets

Three new market reports shed light on the world’s top 10 paint and coatings companies, the world coatings market, and the industry in Asia Pacific.


DuPont Q2 Sales Rise 26%; Net Income Tops $1 Billion

DuPont Co. has reported second-quarter sales of $8.6 billion, a 26% increase from the second quarter of 2009. Net income for the quarter was $1.2 billion, up from $400 million for the prior-...


DuPont Helps Launch Solar-Powered Boat

PlanetSolar, described as the largest solar-powered boat ever built, has entered the sea armed with high-tech photovoltaic modules and high-performance marine coatings supplied by DuPont Co....


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Powder Coatings for Architectural Applications

DuPont Co. Inc. (Wilmington, Del.) introduced a line of premium architectural powder coatings formulated to meet the specifications of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (A...


DuPont Posts Profit Gain, Sees Strong 2010

DuPont Co. Inc. reported fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $441 million, a swing from a loss of $629 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. Sales for the quarter rose 10%, to $6.4 billion.


DuPont CEO Elected Board Chair

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) announced that its board of directors has elected CEO Ellen Kullman as chair, effective December 31.


DuPont Merges Two Businesses

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has announced the merger of two of its businesses, DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise and DuPont Fluoroproducts, into a single unit named DuPont Chemical Fluoroprod...


DuPont Releases Q3 Segment Results

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) announced its third quarter 2009 business segment results.


 
 
   

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