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New Deals to Absorb 3 Coating Firms

A fresh round of coatings acquisitions is in the works, including Hempel's purchase of a North American supplier for the protective and waterproofing markets.


Series of Deals Fattens Graco’s Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.


Hempel Expands with New Acquisition

Taking a "step towards achieving its growth ambition," Hempel has acquired a Dutch maker of industrial, protective and decorative coatings.


Deal Expands Graco Blast Unit

One year after jumping into the abrasive-blasting equipment field, Graco Inc. has strengthened its stake with a second acquisition.


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...


Valspar Deal Expands Protective Reach

Moving deeper with one stroke into the global infrastructure market, the Valspar Corp. has acquired protective and marine coatings maker Madison Chemical Industries Inc.


PPG Wraps Up Comex Purchase

PPG Industries' speedy acquisition of Mexico's largest paint and coatings maker is a done deal.


Review of PPG-Comex Deal Extended

PPG Industries will wait a bit longer for Mexico's decision on the company's $2.3 billion bid to take over that country's largest paint and coatings maker.


U.S.-Ordered Sale to Profit Graco

A shotgun divorce ordered by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission will end lucratively for Graco Inc., as the spray-equipment giant prepares to sell of its Liquid Finishing business at a nine-f...


UK Construction Giant Strikes a Deal

Balfour Beatty has announced the sale of consulting arm Parsons Brinckerhoff to Montreal-based WSP Global Inc. for £820 million ($1.35 billion USD).


AkzoNobel Builds Coatings, Folds Paper

AkzoNobel is again honing its future markets with a new Performance Coatings investment in China and the sell-off of a major business unit.


Construction Materials Giants Merge

Martin Marietta Materials has become the largest U.S. producer of aggregates and heavy building materials, with the completion of its $2.7 billion takeover of Texas Industries, the companies...


PPG Swoops in on Comex

PPG Industries has announced a $2.3 billion plan to buy Mexico paint and coatings giant Comex—the same company that Sherwin-Williams unsuccessfully pursued for more than a year.


PPG Expands Latin American Presence

PPG Industries Inc. is working to cut itself a larger slice of the coatings market in Latin America with expansion plans in Brazil and a completed acquisition of a protective and marine coat...


Pipeline Corrosion Firm Sold for $116M

Global HSE concern Halma plc has acquired California-based Rohrback Cosasco Systems (RCS), the leading U.S. corrosion monitoring firm, the companies have announced.


Sherwin-Williams Sued over Failed Deal

Mexico’s largest coatings producer has filed suit against Sherwin-Williams, blaming the Cleveland paint maker for the implosion of its plan to buy the Latin American supplier, Reuters report...


PPG Retools in New Push for the Pros

Most of the U.S. purchasing power for architectural paints and coatings is now in the hands of contractors, specifiers and other professionals—a new reality that has PPG Industries rebrandin...


Ups and Downs at Sherwin-Williams

Mother Nature’s wrath and currency issues bedeviled Sherwin-Williams in the first quarter of 2014, dampening profits despite record sales.


Sherwin-Williams Drops Comex Quest

Twice denied a regulatory blessing, the largest paint retailers in the U.S. and Mexico have finally broken off their $2.34 billion engagement.


PPG Growing South of the Border

PPG Industries is beefing up its reach in Central America, announcing both a multimillion-dollar expansion of its Mexico facility and plans to acquire a Panama-based protective and marine co...


PPG to Acquire Hi-Temp Coatings

PPG Industries will reach deeper into the petrochemical and other industrial markets with the acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., the Pittsburgh-based company announced Mon...


Graco Inc. Enters Abrasive Blasting

Staking a brand-new claim in the coatings industry, spray-equipment maker Graco Inc. has announced the acquisition of EcoQuip Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive-blasting equipment.


Guyson Acquires Automated Blasting

Blast equipment maker Guyson Corp. of U.S.A. is staking a new claim in the wet-blast field with the acquisition of Automated Blasting Systems Inc. of Windsor, CT, the companies have announce...


Rhino Buys Protective Coating Supplier

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired Advanced Coating Solutions, a protective and marine coatings maker and longtime Rhino supplier.


AkzoNobel Adds, Nippon Paint Subtracts

Global coating makers AkzoNobel and Nippon Paint are resizing their portfolios, with AkzoNobel expanding its presence in the Middle East and Nippon Paint divesting part of its U.S. business.


Mexico Again Rejects Sherwin Deal

Mexican anti-trust regulators have once again blocked Sherwin-Williams’ push for Latin American domination, nixing the Cleveland company’s $2.34 billion bid for rival Consorcio Comex, S.A. d...


Ups and Downs Mark Sherwin-Williams’ Q3

Sherwin-Williams reported a record third quarter Friday, with a lot of help from its paint stores, a little from protective and marine, and none from Brazil's tax man.


AkzoNobel Revenues Slide in Q3

Divestments and exchange rates clobbered third-quarter sales gains in protective, industrial, automotive and aerospace coatings at AkzoNobel, driving down overall revenues 5 percent, the com...


PPG Rockets and Rolls in 3rd Quarter

PPG Industries’ aerospace and automotive OEM coatings businesses took a bow Thursday (Oct. 17) as the company reported a 17 percent spike in net sales and record adjusted earnings in its thi...


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.


Sherwin-Williams Gets Comex U.S. Unit

While the lion's share of the deal remains on hold, Sherwin-Williams has completed acquisition of the North American paint business of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., the companies announced ...


Huntsman Makes Major Play for TiO2

Setting its sights on becoming the No. 2 global producer of titanium dioxide pigments, Huntsman Corp. has announced a $1.1 billion cash acquisition of certain business units of Rockwood Hold...


Firms Plan Industrial Services Giant

Diversified global industrial company Harsco Corp. has announced the $300 million sale of its Infrastructure division into a $3 billion joint venture that will combine the business with Bran...


Altana Buys Henkel Coatings Unit

Global specialty chemicals group ALTANA is pushing deeper into the North American coatings market with the acquisition of Henkel's $15 million specialty coatings business.


Akzo to Shed Building Unit for $348M

AkzoNobel’s global corporate diet continues, as the company has announced the sell-off of its Building Adhesives business to Swiss construction products giant Sika AG.


Valspar Says ‘Ciao, Europa’

U.S.-based Valspar Corp. is now a player in the European industrial coatings market, with its newly completed acquisition of an Italian company.


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...


Sherwin-Williams Sees Q2 Profit Gain

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported a 13 percent profit increase for the second quarter, but also announced a snag in its planned $2.34 billion acquisition of Comex Group.


PPG’s Q2 Records Sales, Income Gains

In a record second quarter, PPG Industries announced double-digit percentage sales gains for both industrial and performance coatings segments, boosting the paint and coatings company from a...


XIM Line to Fatten Rust-Oleum Portfolio

Rust-Oleum Corp. is expanding its family of specialty primers and coatings with the acquisition of XIM Products Inc., founded generations ago as a manufacturer of bonding primers and sealers...


Global Polymers Acquires Perlastic

Global Polymer Solutions has announced the acquisition of the global rights to Perlastic industrial protective coatings products.


PPG’s Polish Plant Starts Production

PPG Industries recently announced it started manufacturing protective and marine coatings at its facility in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland.


Valspar Makes European Industrial Push

The $6 billion European industrial coatings market is getting a new player from across the pond.


Cytec Coatings Unit Gains New Identity

Two months after becoming an independent company, Cytec Industries’ old coating resins business officially has a new name: Allnex.


PPG Lands Aerospace Coating Unit

PPG Industries Inc. has spread its wings in the aerospace sector, completing the acquisition of California specialty coatings maker Deft Inc.


Bayer MS to Sell Off Resins Units

Bayer MaterialScience has announced plans to sell its global powder polyester resins business and its U.S.-based liquid polyester resins merchant business to Stepan Company.


Chilled Safety Culture Draws NRC Fines

A “chilled work environment” prevented nuclear facility employees from raising safety concerns—a serious safety shortcoming that has prompted fines against Chicago Bridge & Iron for its rece...


PPG Opens 2013 on a Flat Note

Cooling off after a record earnings year, PPG Industries’ sales remained static for the first quarter of 2013, with weak European markets taking the brunt of the blame.


Castolin Acquires Monitor Coatings

Veteran European protective coatings maker Castolin Eutectic has acquired the Monitor Coatings Group, a UK-based provider of coatings for surface engineering in harsh environments.


PPG Expands Aerospace in Deft Deal

Looking to broaden its aerospace coatings portfolio, PPG Industries has acquired specialty coatings manufacturer Deft Inc.


Cytec Sells Off Coatings Resins Unit

Cytec’s longtime coating resins business is now an independent company, yet to be named, after being sold to a global private equity firm.


PPG Fills AkzoNobel’s N. American Shoes

PPG Industries Inc. has taken the second-biggest step in its 130-year history with the $1.05 billion acquisition of AkzoNobel’s North American decorative paints business.


Royal Holdings Buys Adhesives Packaging

Adhesives Packaging has been acquired by Royal Packaging, with intentions of operating the company as a standalone business in packaging, mixing and applying adhesives.


Sherwin-Williams Absorbs Leighs Name

After 153 years, Leighs Paints is no more. The U.S.-based Sherwin-Williams Company, which bought the long-independent UK coatings producer in 2011, has announced that it has officially folde...


Shakeups Continue at AkzoNobel

For the third time in 10 months, AkzoNobel has announced a major change at the top, this time appointing a new overseer for its struggling global Decorative Paints business.


Spencer Coatings Flexes New Dominance

Spencer Coatings Ltd. has become the largest independent and British-owned industrial coatings manufacturer in the UK with its recent acquisition of Stokes Paints, the company says.


PPG Chemicals Unit Becomes Axiall

PPG Industries has completed the separation and merger of its commodity chemicals business with a Georgia Gulf subsidiary, giving rise to a new entity called Axiall Corporation.


DuPont Coatings Reborn as Axalta

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


Trimite Coatings Keeps Brands in Family

Fending off “intense international competition” for its veteran paint and coating trademarks and brand names, Trimite Global Coatings has acquired all assets of the bankrupt Trimite Ltd. bus...


Safway Buys Swing Staging Companies

Already one of North America's largest providers of access services and equipment, Safway Group has now acquired Swing Staging Inc. and four related companies.


Carboline Parent Notches Strong Q2

Protective coatings giant RPM International Inc. reported strong sales and earnings in its second quarter, but remained weighed down by continuing charges that dampened its first quarter.


Sherwin-Williams Joins China’s Car Boom

Sherwin-Williams has waded deeper into China’s vast automotive market with the acquisition of Changzhou (Jiangsu) Pulanna Coating Co. Ltd., a leading maker of automotive coatings for the Chi...


UK Axes AkzoNobel's Can Coatings Deal

Britain's Office of Fair Trading has blocked AkzoNobel's proposed acquisition of Metlac Holding, ruling that the deal would substantially reduce competition in metal coatings for beer and be...


Chromaflo Acquires Colorant Line

Chromaflo Technologies Corp. announced that it has acquired the Elementis Tint-Ayd line of colorant products that are sold in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


PPG Gets Go-Ahead to Split Business

PPG is finalizing plans to split off its $5 billion commodity chemicals business after receiving a favorable ruling from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the company announced.


Watson Standard Acquires Delta Coatings

Century-old coatings maker Watson Standard is expanding its portfolio and re-entering the general industrial coatings marketplace with the acquisition of Delta Coatings Corp.


Sherwin-Williams Bags Mexico’s Comex

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced plans to acquire Comex Group, a 60-year-old Mexican paint company, for $2.34 billion in an all-cash transaction.


BP to Sell Off Troubled Refinery

Dogged by multibillion-dollar bills from multiple disasters, British Petroleum has announced the sale of its notorious Texas City refinery to Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Corp.


Safway Acquires N. American Coatings

Strengthening its position as a full-service provider for industrial coating projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, scaffold and access equipment supplier Safway Group has acquired North A...


UK Takes Dim View of AkzoNobel Deal

AkzoNobel’s plan to take over Metlac Holding has hit a snag, with the UK’s antitrust agency deeming the metals coating deal a bad one for customers.


Nordson Industrial Coating Unit Grows

Nordson Corp., maker of industrial coatings equipment, has announced the acquisition of Sealant Equipment & Engineering.


DuPont Coatings Unit Sold for $4.9B

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


Deal to Amp Up Coated Steel Supply

U.S. and Asian production of coated steel building and construction products has just received a $1.36 billion shot in the arm with a new joint venture by a leading steel producer and coatin...


AkzoNobel Buys Out Powder Coatings JV

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has strengthened its position in Africa with the purchase of 100 percent of its longtime joint venture with Freeworld Coatings.


Infrastructure Giant to Swallow Rival

Just how big will be the new energy infrastructure behemoth created by Chicago Bridge & Iron’s takeover of chief rival Shaw Group? This big: 50,000 employees. A backlog of more than $28 bill...


Cement Maker to Buy AkzoNobel Unit

Pakistan’s largest cement manufacturer will be the next owner of AkzoNobel’s chemicals business in that country.


Blast-One Acquires Tecor Finishing

Blast-One International, provider of abrasives, blasting and coating equipment, is expanding its reach into spray technology with the acquisition of Tecor Finishing Solutions.


Hempel Acquires Blome International

Moving aggressively to expand its protective coatings reach, Hempel USA has announced the acquisition of Blome International, a global supplier of protective coatings and linings.


Huntsman Seals Polyurethanes Deal

Huntsman Corporation has announced that it acquired the remaining ownership of Russian joint venture Huntsman NMG (HNMG), giving it full ownership of the company.


General Dynamics Buys Ship Coating Div

General Dynamics has announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship repair company that supports t...


US Pipeline Protection Firm Buys Stopaq

Fresh off its victories in a decade-old patent suit, The Netherlands’ Stopaq B.V. is taking its pipeline corrosion protection technologies to U.S.-based Berry Plastics.


Adhesives Maker Sticks to Fast Track

Royal Adhesives & Sealants of South Bend, IN, has completed a blitz of takeovers that is fast reshaping the market for high-performance adhesives, sealants and related coatings.


Marco Acquires BGRS Equipment Inventory

Blasting and painting equipment supplier Marco has acquired the rental equipment inventory of BGRS Inc., which provides environmental control equipment to the coating industry.


Hungry RPM Bags Australian Company

Still showing a voracious appetite for acquisitions, Carboline parent RPM International Inc. has just swallowed its fourth company in about six months.


Disputed Graco-ITW Deal Moves Forward

Reversing course, the Federal Trade Commission has green-lighted Graco’s controversial takeover of ITW Finishing LLC—with one big regulatory but.


Vigor to Acquire Alaska Ship & Drydock

Alaska Ship and Drydock Inc. (ASD) will become part of Vigor Industrial, under an acquisition plan announced this week by both companies.


Simpson Strong-Tie Enters Concrete Protection Market

Simpson Strong-Tie, a global supplier of structural products, has entered the concrete repair, protection and strengthening business with the acquisition of Fox Industries Inc. and S&P Cleve...


Takeover-Hungry RPM Names New Development Chief

Swallowing a new company about every other month now, RPM International Inc. has named Scott Copeland director of corporate development to focus on its acquisition program.


Aggregates Giant Battles Takeover

A hostile takeover attempt that would combine the two largest U.S. producers of construction aggregates has become ensnared in a web of litigation that has thrown the deal into federal court...


Industrial Equipment Giants to Merge

United Rentals Inc., the world’s largest industrial equipment rental company, has announced plans to swallow chief rival RSC Holdings Inc. for $1.9 billion in cash and stock, as that industr...


Ergon Buys Henkel’s Corrosion Group

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc. has acquired Henkel Corp.’s Corrosion Engineering Division, which provides sophisticated corrosion-protection lining systems for a variety of industries.


KKR Buys Capital Safety for $1.12B

Capital Safety, a global supplier of fall-protection, confined-space and rescue equipment, has been sold to investment buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) for $1.12 billion.


Safway Acquires Waco Scaffolding

Safway Services LLC has purchased bankrupt Waco Scaffolding & Equipment, a major provider of scaffolding and access equipment and services.


Quest, PPG Make Coatings Acquisitions

The global paint and coatings industry continues to consolidate, as Quest Specialty Coatings acquires protective coatings maker Patriot Paint and PPG Industries absorbs European architectura...


RPM, AkzoNobel Expand European Industrial Portfolios

Coatings giants RPM International and AkzoNobel are reaching ever deeper into Europe, with RPM acquiring the Spanish fire-protection business Grupo P&V and AkzoNobel swallowing German’s Schr...


ICL Acquires Halox Corrosion Inhibitors

ICL Performance Products, a global specialty phosphate producer, has acquired Halox, a division of Hammond Group Inc., which produces corrosion inhibitor products for the paint and coatings ...


Controversial Lubrizol Deal Closes

Despite insider trading by a senior corporate officer involved in the deal, Berkshire Hathaway has completed its $9.7 billion acquisition of specialty chemical maker Lubrizol, the world’s la...


Jotun Fighting Takeover Attempt

Jotun AS, the third-generation, family-owned Norwegian paint and coatings conglomerate, has blocked a $933 million takeover offer from pizza and hygiene products maker Orkla ASA.


Deal Extends PPG’s Latin America Reach

PPG Industries and subsidiary PPG Colombia have agreed to purchase the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas, a privately owned Colombian coatings company, and its affiliates...


RPM Coatings Acquires Italy’s API

RPM International’s Performance Coatings Group has acquired API S.p.A., a $28 million producer and installer of polyurethane and urethane-based flooring and decking solutions for cruise ship...


AkzoNobel to Acquire Surfactant Maker

AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in specialty surfactants while enhancing its manufacturing footprint in Asia by acquiring Boxing Oleochemicals, Asia’s leading supplier of nitrile ...


Quest Acquires IPC Coatings Business

Quest Construction Products, a division of Quest Specialty Chemicals, has acquired the coatings business of Integrated Paving Concepts (IPC) of Vancouver, Canada—Quest’s eighth corporate acq...


AkzoNobel, PPG Expand Outside US

Global consolidation of the coatings industry continues, as AkzoNobel and PPG Industries—the world’s top two paint companies—have each swallowed another firm in emerging markets.


Sherwin-Williams Buys Leighs Paints

The Sherwin-Williams Company has sealed a deal to acquire Leighs Paints, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of protective, marine and fire protection coatings.


3 Acquisitions Expand Insituform

Insituform Technologies Inc., global provider of pipeline protection services and materials, has announced acquisition deals totaling more than $28.6 million for complementary companies in t...


Deal, Plants Fire Up Hempel’s Growth

Danish coatings maker Hempel is racing toward its ambitious global growth goals, acquiring a major UK paint manufacturer and expanding its protective and marine presence in India in a few sh...


Veteran Wastewater Contractor Sold

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure is expanding its U.S. water and wastewater contracting footprint with the acquisition of Fru-Con Construction LLC.


Chemical Mix: Momentive Sells, Ashland Buys, Thatcher Pays

The specialty chemical market is on the move, with Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. shedding a coatings resins unit, Ashland Inc. expanding, and Thatcher Chemical facing sanctions.


Deals Expand Stork Technical, BSR

High-performance coatings maker BSR Group has enlarged its industrial focus with the acquisition of Axson Technologies, while asset integrity management giant Stork Technical Services has ad...


AkzoNobel Sells US Auto Paint Business

Vehicle repair parts maker LKQ Corporation has agreed to acquire AkzoNobel Coatings Inc.’s U.S. paint distribution business, consisting of 40 locations.


AkzoNobel to Split ICI Pakistan

AkzoNobel has announced plans to split off its paints business from ICI Pakistan and sell off the chemicals piece of the company.


Rhino Acquires Concrete Solutions

Protective coatings supplier Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired Concrete Solutions Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of concrete coatings products and systems.


ITW Purchase to Expand Graco’s Reach

Spray equipment giant Graco will further expand its broad reach into the paint equipment market with the purchase of ITW’s group of finishing businesses.


EAG Acquires CAS-MI, Chemir Analytical

Evans Analytical Group Inc. (EAG), a global provider of surface analysis and materials characterization services, has acquired Chemir Analytical Services and its affiliates CAS-MI Laboratori...


ShawCor to Buy Altus Coating Business

Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, a subsidiary of ShawCor. Ltd., has agreed to buy the coating assets and business of Altus Energy Services Partnership, Altus Energy Services Ltd. and Nusco Nort...


Buffett Buys Lubrizol for $9.7B

The “Oracle of Omaha” is making a big splash into the global lubricants business, with one of his largest acquisitions ever: a $9.7 billion cash deal for specialty chemical maker Lubrizol Co...


Deal Extends Valspar’s Latin Reach

The Valspar Corp. has announced that it has acquired Brazilian coatings maker Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes Ltda.


Momentive Closes Sale of Resins Unit to Harima

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has completed the sale of its global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business to Harima Chemicals Inc., a leading producer of pine-based products, and the Mits...


KTA-Tator Inc. Sold to Employees

After 61 years as a family company, global coatings consultant KTA-Tator Inc. (KTA) has been sold to employees.


Elcometer Buys Dakota Ultrasonics

Elcometer Limited, the UK-based global supplier of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industries, has announced the acquisition of Dakota Ultrasonics Inc. of ...


Dayton Buys Steel Infrastructure Firm

Dayton Superior Corp. has acquired Block Heavy and Highway Products Co., a leading supplier of steel infrastructure products used in the construction and repair of concrete roads, highways, ...


RPM Performance Coatings Buys UK Drainage Maker

RPM Performance Coatings Group has acquired Pipeline & Drainage Systems Ltd. (PDS), a UK-based supplier of curb, bridge and channel drainage products for construction and infrastructure mark...


Harsco Signs 25-Year Joint Venture in China

Harsco Corp. and China’s Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co Ltd. have established a 25-year joint venture to address “the environmentally beneficial processing and metal recovery of TISCO’s sta...


BASF Clears Final Approvals on Cognis Deal

The European Union and Chinese authorities have both approved BASF SE’s acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH, clearing the way for the transaction to close within days.


ShawCor Acquires Socotherm, Thermotite Brasil

Pipeline supplier ShawCor Ltd. is steadily expanding its coatings reach worldwide, staking a claim to Italian pipe-coating contractor Socotherm S.p.A. and swallowing up offshore protective c...


RPM Acquisition Expands Waterproofing Line

The RPM/Belgium Group has acquired Hermeta Chemie GmbH, based in Berlin, to broaden RPM’s waterproofing product offerings for pedestrian traffic decks, industrial floors and balconies.


Polyguard Products Acquires Maker of Poly-Wall

Polyguard Products, manufacturer of waterproofing and corrosion protection products, has acquired Protective Coatings Technology Inc. (PCT), which manufactures Poly-Wall thermoplastic fluid-...


New Momentive: $7.5B Global Chemical Network

The parent companies of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. have completed their merger, creating a global network for specialty chemicals and materials ...


RPM Acquires High-Performance Sealants Maker

RPM International Inc.'s Building Solutions Group has acquired Park Dis Ticaret A.S., a supplier of high-performance sealants, tapes and membranes to construction markets in Turkey. Terms we...


Global Game Changer: OMNOVA to Buy Eliokem

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. will acquire specialty chemicals manufacturer Eliokem International, transforming OMNOVA into a highly diversified $1 billion company with a significant global Performa...


Valspar Completes Acquisition of Wattyl

The Valspar Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Australian paint manufacturer Wattyl Ltd., the companies have announced.


Momentive Materials, Hexion Chemicals to Merge

Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a global producer of silicones and advanced materials, will merge with Hexion Specialty Chemicals to form one of the world's largest specialty chemicals...


Dayton Superior Buys Unitex, Closes UBS Deal

Dayton Superior Corp. has acquired the assets of Unitex Chemicals, manufacturer of products for industrial concrete construction and repair, and completed its acquisition of bankrupt Univers...


Rhino Linings Acquires Tobin Manufacturing

Protective coatings manufacturer Rhino Linings Corp. has announced the acquisition of coatings equipment supplier Tobin Manufacturing LLC.


Sherwin-Williams Completes Becker Acroma Deal

The Sherwin-Williams Company has completed its fifth acquisition in just over two years, closing a $227 million agreement to purchase Becker Industrial Products AB.


Teknos Seals Paint Merger; IMCD Grows in Asia

Two industrial paint manufacturers are joining forces in the Polish market, while an acquisition by IMCD will give that company a foothold in the Asian specialty chemicals sector, the partie...


Huber Acquires Sherwin-Williams’ Kemgard Line

Huber Engineered Materials has acquired the Kemgard flame-retardant and smoke-suppressant business of Sherwin-Williams.


Report Projects Continued Acceleration of M&A Activity in Engineering, Construction

Merger and acquisition activity in the global engineering and construction sector showed continued momentum in the second quarter, and the trend is expected to continue in the second half, a...


RPM to Acquire Illbruck Sealant Systems

RPM International Inc. has announced that its Tremco Inc. subsidiary has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Illbruck Sealant Systems, a German manufacturer of high-performance...


BIS Expands in Benelux; 3M Buys Dailys Ltd.

The BIS Group has formed a new industrial surface protection unit in the wake of its acquisition of a majority stake in Mobile Brabant.


Valspar to Acquire Australia’s Wattyl Ltd.

The Valspar Corp. announced plans to acquire Australian paint manufacturer Wattyl Ltd.


Freeworld Coatings Buyout Collapses

Shareholders of Freeworld Coatings Ltd. have killed a planned takeover of the company by the investment group Bidco.


BASF Announces Deal to Acquire Cognis

As widely speculated, chemicals and coatings giant BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) will acquire specialty chemicals company Cognis from Cognis Holding Luxembourg S.à r.l., a company controll...


RPM Acquires Flooring-Systems Maker Hummervoll

RPM International Inc.’s Performance Coatings Group has acquired Hummervoll Industribelegg AS, a supplier and installer of industrial flooring systems based in Bergen, Norway, with annual sa...


Reports: BASF ‘Close’ to Deal for Cognis

Chemicals and coatings giant BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) is reported to be close to a deal to acquire Cognis (Monheim, Germany), with a purchase price put at approximately 3 billion euro...


Paint-Applicator Maker Announces Merger

Great American Marketing Inc., a manufacturer of paint brushes, rollers, and related paint sundry items, announced plans for a merger with Howard Berger Company, a diversified hardware-produ...


Orica Revives Plan to Spin Off Dulux

Australian chemical and mining giant Orica Ltd. has announced that it will spin off paint and building products maker DuluxGroup to create a stand-alone, ASX-listed company.


Hanson Buys Visuron

The Hanson Group LLC (Alpharetta, Ga.) has announced that it acquired polyurea-maker Visuron Technologies, Inc. of Bay City, Mich.


TF Warren to Expand Tank, Terminal Services

Following the recent acquisition of Tarsco Inc. with partner Atec Steel, the TF Warren Group of Ontario, Canada, has announced plans to expand its services to tank owners and terminal operat...


Cognis to Sell UV Acrylates Business

Cognis, a global specialty chemicals producer based in Monheim, Germany, announced an agreement to sell its UV acrylates business to IGM Resins B.V., based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands.


Equity Firm to Acquire Container Maker BWAY

BWAY Holding Company, a major North American supplier of general-line rigid containers including containers for paints and coatings, announced an agreement to be acquired by a company organi...


RPM Acquires Dutch Company Chemtec

RPM International Inc.’s Rust-Oleum Corp. subsidiary has acquired Chemtec Chemicals BV, a manufacturer of industrial cleaners and specialty coatings based in The Netherlands.


Sherwin-Williams to Acquire Sayerlack Coatings

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced that it will acquire the Industrial Wood Coatings business of Arch Chemicals Inc.


Reaves Merges into Trimaco

Reaves Inc., maker of Butyl II products, has joined with Trimaco LLC, makers of One Tuff and Easy Mask, under the Trimaco name.


RPM Expands Protective Coatings Portfolio

RPM International Inc. (Medina, OH) announced that it has acquired the Universal Sealants (U.K.) Limited group of companies, a United Kingdom-based supplier of coatings and construction prod...


ThyssenKrupp Sells Safway

ThyssenKrupp Safway, which provides scaffold products and services throughout the U.S. and Canada, announced on December 17 that its parent company, ThyssenKrupp AG, has sold Safway and its ...


Rust-Oleum Acquires Safety Manufacturer

RPM International, Inc. (Medina, OH) announced that its subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired FibreGrid Limited, a supplier of fiberglass anti-slip safety products based in the UK...


LINE-X Announces Merger, Names CEO

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings, announced a merger of Advanced Protective Coatings and LINE-X Franchising LLC, and named Kevin Heronimus C...


Blackwell’s Buys Dry Ice Blasting Co.

Blackwell’s Inc. has announced that it recently purchased the dry ice blasting company, CO2LD TECH of Ontario, California.


NPCA/FSCT to Adopt New Name

The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) has announced that it will change its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA), effective January 1, 2010.


AkzoNobel to Buy Dow Powder Coatings

AkzoNobel has announced signing an agreement with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) to acquire its powder coatings activities. Financial details were not disclosed.


Bayou Completes Acquisition of Garneau

The Bayou Companies, Inc., a subsidiary of Insituform Technologies, Inc., announced today the completion of its $12.25 million (CAN) acquisition of Garneau, Inc's pipe coating and insulation...


Milliken Buys Pigment, Additive Maker

Milliken & Company has acquired the assets of Aston, PA-based Rebus, Inc., which makes pigment and additive dispersions for high-performance industrial coatings and thermoset plastics.


Carboline to Own 80% of Indian Venture

RPM International Inc. (Medina, OH) has announced that its Carboline subsidiary has acquired a majority interest in its Indian joint venture, CDC Carboline India Pvt. Ltd.


RPM’s Stonhard Buys Australian Distributor

RPM International Inc., a worldwide holding company, announced today that its Stonhard subsidiary has acquired Australian-based Ascoat Contracting Pty Ltd and Ascoat Pty Ltd, a supplier and ...


California Paints Acquires Progress Paint

Coatings manufacturer California Products Corp. acquired key assets of Progress Paint Manufacturing Company.


Chase Corp. Acquires C.I.M.

Sealant and coating manufacturer Chase Corporation (Bridgewater, MA) has acquired 100% of the capital stock of C.I.M. Industries, Inc. (C.I.M.), which makes high-performance coatings and mem...


Clariant Sells Specialty Silicones Business

Clariant (Charlotte, NC) has announced the sale of its specialty silicones business, including its Gainesville Florida facility, to SiVance LLC, an affiliate of New York-based GenNx360 Capit...


Freeworld Coatings to Acquire Napier

Freeworld Coatings Global has exercised its option to acquire the North American operations of Napier Environmental Technologies Inc. (www.napiere.com) of Vancouver, Canada, Napier has annou...


Tree.com Lead Service Acquires Done Right!

Tree.com has announced the acquisition of Done Right!, a Pasadena, Calif.-based online directory service that provides lead generation and marketing services for contractors and home improve...


Henkel Sells 3 Brands to Shurtape

Henkel Corporation has announced the sale of its business conducted under the Duck, Painter’s Mate Green and Easy Liner brands in the U.S. and Canada to Shurtape Technologies LLC or one of S...


Dow Forms New Coatings Business

The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI) has announced that its newly formed business unit, Dow Coating Materials, will be the world’s largest supplier of coatings raw materials and technologi...


Service Brands Acquires ProTect Painters

Service Brands International, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based franchisor of Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and other household services, has acquired ProTect Painters, a 14-unit franchise brand based m...


Protech to Purchase Govesan

The Protech/Oxyplast Group (Montreal, QC) has reached an agreement to purchase Govesan Manufacturing Inc. (York, PA).


Firm Sells Corrpro, Receives $22 Million

American Capital Ltd., a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager, announced that it had received cash proceeds of $22 million in the first quarter of 2009 from the sale ...


Euroblast Acquires LCL

Euroblast Middle East (Dubai, UAE) has acquired Liquid Control Limited (LCL) in Wellingborough, UK, from Graco, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.


Dow, Rohm & Haas Reach Deal (Update)

Dow Chemical Co. has reached a tentative deal to complete its disputed $15 billion buyout of Rohm & Haas. The combined company will shed more jobs than originally planned and freeze salaries...


Dow to Buy Rohm and Haas under New Terms

The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI) announced that it has reached agreement with Rohm and Haas Company (Philadelphia, PA) to permit Dow to close on its acquisition by April 1, 2009, on fi...


Automation USA Liquidating

Automation USA Inc. (Gettysburg, PA) is undergoing a voluntary liquidation and acquisition at the end of December 2008, as mandated by its shareholders in Germany.


Sherwin-Williams Acquires Euronavy

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland, OH) announced that it has closed an agreement to acquire Euronavy-Tintas Maritimas e Industriais S.A. of Portugal.


Hempel A/S Buys Out Hai-Hong

Hempel A/S has reached an agreement to acquire all shares of Hempel-Hai Hong in China, with completion of the deal expected to take place January 5, 2009, according to a November 17 announce...


Kao Sells Part of Business to AkzoNobel

A subsidiary of Kao Corporation (Japan), Kao Chemicals Europe, S.L. (Barcelona, Spain), signed an agreement to sell part of its fatty amine business in Europe to AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistr...


AkzoNobel Acquires Enviroline

AkzoNobel (Strawinskylaan, Amsterdam) has acquired Enviroline (Pompano Beach, FL); a move the company says will strengthen its marine and protective coatings portfolio.


 
 
   

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