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Sherwin-Williams Rings Up a Record

Protective and marine coatings helped, but its 4,003 paint stores delivered the biggest goods to give Sherwin-Williams "another year of record performance" in 2014.


Hardide to Build U.S. Coatings Plant

A UK-based manufacturer of an advanced surface coating technology plans to invest $7 million in a new plant in Virginia.


Paint Mogul Named Singapore's Richest

The coatings industry has been good to Goh Cheng Liang. So good, in fact, that he is now the richest man in Singapore.


PPG Announces 'Successful' 2014

PPG Industries has continued its financial hot streak, posting record full-year sales and yearly and quarterly gains in each segment.


Expansion Approved for NC Paint Maker

Traffic paint manufacturer Ennis-Flint will get $500,000 to expand its Thomasville, NC, operations by reusing vacant buildings, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority announced.


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.


PA Taps Chinese to Fund I-95 Project

Leveraging an immigration program that rewards wealthy foreign investors with U.S. visas, Pennsylvania is reaching into pockets overseas to fund much of a $420 million project to link I-95 w...


AkzoNobel Probes Chicago Fraud

AkzoNobel says it has been the victim of up to $66.5 million in "external fraud" at its Chicago office.


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).


UK Construction Giant Nixes Merger

Balfour Beatty has shut down merger talks with Carillion only one week after announcing the possible £3 billion ($5 billion USD) deal, citing disagreement over the terms.


Sales Soar at Sherwin-Williams

Nearly all of the Sherwin-Williams Company’s segments saw sales gains in both the second quarter and first half of 2014, propelling the company to record sales.


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...


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.


Retailers, PPG Sign Private-Label Deal

An alliance of independent North American paint dealers has agreed to make PPG Industries Inc. the exclusive manufacturer of the group's premium paint brand.


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.


1 Contract: 5 Years, 500 New Bridges

Pennsylvania officials are inviting four teams to submit proposals for one contract to replace more than 500 bridges in less than five years.


Valspar Sales Growth Paints Q1 Green

A 10 percent boost in its Coatings segment has the Valspar Corp. off to “a good start” in 2014, the company reported Wednesday (Feb. 12).


AIA Pitches Congress on Safety, Funding

Stronger bridges, safer structures, tighter buildings—and a funding mechanism to pay for them all—lead America's architectural agenda for 2014.


Construction Fraud Tab: $860B

Money laundering, bid rigging, bribery and other types of fraud are now bleeding the global construction industry of about $860 billion a year—a tab that could nearly double by 2025, a new r...


Industrial Growth Helps RPM Rebound

Withstanding the hit from a recent $65 million legal settlement over roofing problems, Carboline parent RPM International Inc. has racked up a record first quarter for 2014.


Coatings, Markets Dim Valspar’s Outlook

Sluggishness in industrial coatings and international markets led the Valspar Corp. to reduce its annual earnings guidance Tuesday (Aug. 13) in the wake of a disappointing third quarter.


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...


Revenue Drops in RPM’s Q4

Slight sales increases for RPM International were overshadowed by a 21 percent drop in income for the fourth quarter, the parent company of Carboline and Rust-Oleum reported on Monday (July ...


AkzoNobel Logs Dismal Quarter

With revenues and volumes decreasing across all segments, AkzoNobel’s second quarter report echoed trends from the coating manufacturer’s dim first quarter and renewed a call for restructuri...


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...


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.


AkzoNobel: Grim Q1 with No Quick Fix

AkzoNobel reported first-quarter declines across the board Thursday (April 18) and warned candidly that the troubled company’s fortunes were unlikely to turn around any time soon.


Sherwin-Williams Rings Up Record Q1

Protective and marine coatings held their own, but Sherwin-Williams' paint stores did the heavy lifting in the first quarter, delivering record sales and earnings for the Cleveland-based pai...


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 Rounds Out Record Year

Rounding out a year of record financials, PPG Industries Inc. reported Monday that each quarter of 2012 saw new earnings records, with higher full-year earnings in each major region.


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.


Valspar Leaves 2012 on an Up Note

The Valspar Corp. ended fiscal year 2012 with a flat quarter, stronger share prices, and a modest overall sales increase for the year—overall, good enough for a solid rebound from its massiv...


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 ...


PPG Belt-Tightening Yields Record Q3

PPG Industries has topped its record second-quarter earnings with another quarterly high, implementing cost savings that produced a modest profit despite generally flat sales, the company an...


Protective Blunts AkzoNobel $3.1B Loss

Double-digit revenue increases and growing demand in Protective and Marine Coatings provided some much-needed good news for AkzoNobel in a third quarter battered by a massive impairment in D...


RPM Takes a Licking, Keeps on Ticking

Economic turmoil in India and weakness in the roofing division punched a $56.3 million hole in RPM International’s otherwise-positive first quarter of fiscal 2013, the industrial coating gia...


Coatings Nudge Valspar Upward in Q3

Sales of industrial and other coatings fueled third-quarter growth by the Valspar Corp., but the second-quarter sunshine cooled slightly for the Minneapolis paint and coatings maker.


PPG Q1 Shines, Despite $266M Hit

Record sales in industrial and performance coatings helped deliver a strong first quarter for PPG Industries, despite $266 million in one-time after-tax charges that took a bite out of earni...


Q1 Blues Send Out Akzo CEO on Low Note

AkzoNobel CEO Hans Wijers will leave behind an underwhelming final quarterly report when he retires this month from the world’s largest paint and coatings company


Ask Sherwin-Williams … about Record Q1

As expected, Sherwin-Williams’ paint stores, protective and marine coatings and other segments all brought home a winning first quarter and sunny 2012 outlook for the world’s No. 3 paint and...


PPG: Layoffs, Cleanup Tab Will Pinch Q1

Paving the way to a good first-quarter report with bad news, PPG Industries announced Thursday (April 5) that it would lay off 2,000 employees, settle a $160 million environmental bill, and ...


RPM Skips Slow Season with Sizzling Q3

Somebody forgot to tell RPM International that third quarters tend to be weak periods for coatings companies.


Sherwin-Williams Revenues Jump in 2011

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported a robust, 12.7% increase in 2011 sales, as the company finished strongly with a 9.2% fourth-quarter gain in sales compared to the same period a year ear...


Top 100 Infrastructure Plans = $784B

Fueled by pent-up demand and an appetite for mega-projects, the world’s countries will spend nearly $800 billion on their top infrastructure projects in 2012, according to a new analysis.


Charges End Valspar’s Year with a Loss

Double-digit sales growth could not save the Valspar Corp. from a net loss of nearly $300 million in the fourth quarter, due to hefty impairment charges from over-valuation of two housing-re...


Sherwin, PPG to Buy Back 30M Shares

Seeking to reassure and reward investors, both The Sherwin-Williams Co. and PPG Industries announced plans Friday (Oct. 21 for major stock buybacks along with their regular quarterly dividen...


Rust Coatings Fuel Strong Q1 for RPM

Booming sales in corrosion-control coatings helped deliver a powerful first quarter of double-digit gains for the parent company of Carboline and other major industrial coatings brands.


Industrial Coatings Pump Up Valspar

Strong growth in new and industrial coatings helped propel the Valspar Corp. to a 22.5% overall sales increase in the third quarter, although net income dipped slightly from a year ago.


RPM on a Roll: Company Says Sales Grow 10% in Quarter, 8.5% for Year

RPM International Inc. reported a 10.9% increase in sales for the company’s fourth quarter ended May 31, and said sales for its fiscal year rose 8.5%, to $3.38 billion, driven by sales gains...


Revenue Rises at AkzoNobel, but Profit Edges Down

A market demand scenario described as “volatile” contributed to a modest retreat in AkzoNobel’s second-quarter earnings, although total revenue continues to post solid gains.


PPG Rides Strong Second-Quarter Sales to New Earnings Record

PPG Industries Inc. reported record earnings for any quarter in its history, as second-quarter sales and earnings rose sharply and the company’s coatings businesses delivered “excellent resu...


AkzoNobel Boasts Banner 1st Quarter

Add AkzoNobel NV, the world’s largest paint and coatings company, to the list of relieved industry suppliers with glowing—even record—first-quarter financial reports.


Sherwin-Williams Trumpets Record Q1

Stronger protective and marine sales, higher selling prices, strategic acquisitions and favorable currency rates all helped reap a record $1.86 billion in first-quarter net sales—an 18.5% ye...


Strong Q3 Won’t Stop RPM Price Hikes

RPM International’s industrial segment—the engine behind two-thirds of its sales—helped deliver unexpectedly strong third-quarter sales and a record share price, but that won’t stop the comp...


Blue Skies Seen for 3 Industry Markets

Better times are ahead—at least through 2015—for the global markets in corrosion inhibitors, paints and coatings, and pipes and pipe/hose fittings, according to a new series of upbeat market...


Jotun Reports Record Year Results

Norway-based coatings giant Jotun reported record operating revenues and profits in 2010, notching volume increases in every segment and strong performances in high-growth markets.


Bayer Coatings Unit Back on Track

The global economic recovery showered unexpected sales volume on Bayer MaterialScience’s coatings, polyurethanes and other segments in 2010, reaping triple earnings and double-digit sales fo...


Protective, Marine Aid Banner Year for Akzo

Recovery-fueled growth in Performance, Protective and Marine Coatings helped propel AkzoNobel to a banner fourth quarter and 2010, the company reports.


Valspar Posts Gains, But Coatings Lag

Valspar Corp. notched a 25.3% overall increase in sales for the first quarter, but performance in the coatings segment carried “concern, uncertainty and hopefulness” for the company’s CEO.


Obama to Propose Infrastructure Bank

President Obama will propose a new National Infrastructure Bank to fund large-scale public works projects in the 2012 budget he unveils Monday (Feb. 14), Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner ...


Coatings Help Dow Post Record Numbers

Modest gains in Coatings and Infrastructure and record sales in emerging regions helped propel The Dow Chemical Co. to double-digit growth for both the fourth quarter and full year of 2010.


Graco Posts Banner Sales Growth for Q4, Year

Global spray-systems provider Graco Inc. posted sales gains of 30% for the fourth quarter and 20% for 2010 across all regions and segments, while cutting its operating expenses as a percenta...


Sherwin-Williams Sales Up 9.6% in 2010

Strong gains in Global Finishes, rebounding retail paint sales, and price increases powered the Sherwin-Williams Co. to a better-than-expected fourth quarter and year-end report.


PPG Has Record Q4, ‘Excellent’ 2010

Boons in Industrial and Performance Coatings helped PPG Industries deliver record fourth-quarter sales and earnings, capping “an excellent year” for the Pittsburgh-based company, the CEO sai...


RPM Down—or Up, Depending on the Basis

Industrial fared better than consumer, but global coatings giant RPM International Inc. posted slight declines overall in second-quarter net sales and earnings on an as-reported basis.


Sherwin-Williams Posts Mixed Q3 Report

The Sherwin-Williams Company has reported an 8.8% increase in consolidated net sales for the third quarter and a 7% increase for the year thus far, with mixed segment performance.


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.


Contractor Sales Shine in Banner Q3 for Graco

Growth in contractor and Asia Pacific sales led a blockbuster third quarter for Graco Inc., which has posted double-digit percentage revenue growth for the quarter and the year to date acros...


PPG Joins Trend in Expanding Share Repurchase

PPG Industries has added 10 million shares to its existing stock buyback program, fueling the spreading repurchasing boon among coatings and chemical companies.


Record Protective Coatings Sales Boost PPG’s Q3

Record sales and earnings for protective and marine coatings helped drive PPG Industries to an overall 7% increase in third-quarter sales and record earnings in several segments, the company...


AkzoNobel Posts 13% Revenue Increase for Q3

Double-digit gains in Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals boosted AkzoNobel to a 13% overall increase in third-quarter revenue, the company reported Thursday (Oct. 21).


Jotun Reports Double-Digit Profit Gain

Significant investments and strong growth in its Asian and Middle Eastern markets yielded double-digit profits for The Jotun Group in the first eight months of 2010, the company reports.


RPM Sales Dip; Industrial Segment Grows

Despite sharp improvement in industrial segment sales, RPM International Inc. has reported slight declines in sales, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended Aug. 31.


OMNOVA Costs Rise, Income Plummets

Strong Performance Chemical sales were not enough to offset losses and expenses for OMNOVA Solutions, leaving the company with a 65% drop in net income for the quarter that ended Aug. 31.


Infrastructure Grant Requests Overwhelm DOT

Federal aid requests for bridge, transit, port, highway and other infrastructure projects are overwhelming the Department of Transportation, with more than $19 billion being sought for a fun...


Industrial Coatings Boost Valspar Q3 Performance

Strong performance by its industrial coatings segment propelled the Valspar Corp. to an overall 10% sales increase and 22% net income increase in the third quarter, compared to the same peri...


Strong Coatings Sales Help Drive Dow’s Q2 Gains

Strong sales gains in both industrial and architectural coatings propelled Dow Coatings Materials to a 16% increase in the second quarter, compared to the same period in 2009, and helped fue...


MaterialScience Drives Bayer Gains

Significant improvement in its high-tech materials business fueled strong second-quarter gains in earnings and sales by The Bayer Group, prompting its chairman to declare. “MaterialScience h...


BASF Q2 Sales Up 30%; Chemicals Hit Record

Global chemicals giant BASF “achieved a leap in earnings” for its second quarter, with sales up 30% and its Chemicals segment at a record level, the company has announced.


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-...


RPM Reports Strong Upturn in Sales, Earnings

RPM International Inc. has reported sharp increases in fourth-quarter sales and net income, as the company’s industrial and consumer segments both recorded double-digit sales increases.


3M Earnings Top $1B in Q2, $2B for First Half

3M Company sales and net income surged in the second quarter, with strong performances reported for all businesses and geographic regions, the company said.


AkzoNobel Reports 13% Revenue Gain for Q2

Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) reported strong second-quarter gains in sales and earnings, and said the results reflect continued economic recovery and ongoing restructuring programs.


Sherwin-Williams’ Sales Up 10% for Q2, 6% for Half

The Sherwin-Williams Company posted solid gains in sales and net income in the second quarter, led by sales to the professional market for home repainting and stronger industrial maintenance...


PPG Reports Solid Gains in Sales, Income

PPG Industries Inc. reported solid gains in sales and earnings in the second quarter compared to 2009, as stronger demand drove volume growth both regionally and by end-use market, the compa...


OMNOVA Reports Earnings, Sales Increases

Decorative-products and performance-chemicals manufacturer OMNOVA Solutions reported second-quarter net income of $15.1 million, a nearly 200% increase from the second quarter of 2009. Sales...


Valspar Reports Sharp Gains in Sales, Earnings

The Valspar Corp. reported net income of $61.7 million for the company’s second quarter ended April 30, a significant increase from net income of $31.1 million for the same period a year ear...


BASF Reports Strong Sales, Earnings Gains

BASF AG reported first-quarter net income of 1.029 billion euros (approximately $1.363 billion), a sharp increase from 375 million euros for the first quarter of 2009. Sales rose 26.5%, to 1...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase for Q1

Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) reported first-quarter net income of 81 million euros (approximately $108 million), a decline of 7% from the first quarter of 2009. Increased sales for the compan...


Coatings Sales, Earnings Help Drive
Strong First-Quarter Results for PPG

PPG Industries Inc. reported first-quarter net income of $30 million, including a one-time charge of $85 million related to a change in U.S. tax law, compared to a loss of $111 million for t...


OMNOVA Reports Earnings Gain

Wallcovering and specialty chemicals manufacturer OMNOVA Solutions Inc. reported net income of $7.8 million for the company’s first quarter ended February 28, compared to a net loss of $0.1 ...


S-W Profit up for Quarter, Despite Sales Decline

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $65.3 million, a 30% increase from the fourth quarter of 2008. Sales for the quarter fell 5.9%, to $1.59 billion.


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.


Lowe's Offers Business 'Rewards' Card

American Express and Lowe's Companies have teamed up to offer small-business owners a new "Rewards" credit card that accumulates redeemable points.


PPG Reports Earnings Gain for 4th Quarter

PPG Industries Inc. reported fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $142 million, a 50% increase from the fourth quarter of 2008. Sales for the quarter declined 2%, to $3.1 billion.


OMNOVA Has Record Q4, Strong ‘09

A record fourth quarter and strong 2009 performance puts wallcovering giant OMNOVA Solutions in “the strongest financial position in our history,” the company’s CEO says.


H.B. Fuller Reports Earnings Gain for Quarter, Year

H.B. Fuller Company reported fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $24.6 million, a swing to a profit from a loss of $42.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2008.


RPM Reports Earnings Gain for Quarter

RPM International Inc. reported net income of $55.9 million for the company’s second quarter ended Nov. 30, 2009, a 34% increase from the second quarter a year earlier. Sales for the quarter...


Economic Pulse: RPM CFO Says Company Enjoys Strong Position as Economy Rebounds

RPM International Inc. Chief Financial Officer P. Kelly Tompkins, addressing an economic conference last week, said the company figures to be well positioned to capitalize on key market dyna...


Economic Pulse: Valspar Reports Sales Decline, Earnings Gain

The Valspar Corp. reported net income of $49.9 million for the company’s fourth quarter ended Oct. 30, a gain of 28% from $38.9 million for the same quarter a year earlier. Sales for the qua...


Akzo Sees Net Income Gain

AkzoNobel (Strawinskylaan, Amsterdam), a supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty chemicals, announced a third quarter net income gain of 30% and a revenue loss of 10% compared to Q3 2008...


Graco Overall Sales Holding Steady

Graco Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), a manufacturer of equipment for industrial and commercial coatings and other fluids, announced third quarter sales of $147.3 million, down 29% from Q3 2008, but...


Bayer Sees Upward Trend in Q3

The Bayer Group (Leverkusen, Germany), which supplies products to the coatings and other industries, reported that its third quarter EBITDA before special items edged up by 0.4% year on year...


Asian Paints Doubles Q2 Profit

Asian Paints, India’s largest paint company, has announced a net sales increase of nearly 17 percent and a net profit increase of more than 100 percent for its second quarter.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Third Quarter Results

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland, OH) announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months, ending September 30, 2009.


Dow Sees Increase Over Q2

The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI), which makes products for the coatings and other markets, reported third quarter sales of $12 billion, down 22% from Q3 2008, but up 6% from Q2 2009.


3M Reports Strong Third Quarter

3M (St. Paul, MN), which includes coatings, respirators, and other materials for painting among its product lines, has announced strong third quarter results, with sales of $6.2 billion, a 5...


DuPont Releases Q3 Segment Results

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


Cytec Sees Improvement Over Q2

Cytec Industries, Inc., a global specialty chemicals and materials company headquartered in Woodland Park, NJ, announced third quarter net earnings of $12.5 million, including special items.


Chase Announces Q4, Fiscal Year Results

Chase Corporation (Bridgewater, MA), a global manufacturer of high-performance tapes, laminates, sealants, and coatings, reported a 20% reduction in 4th quarter revenues and a reduction of 2...


BASF on Q3: Recovery “Slow and Fragile”

BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) announced its preliminary third quarter figures for 2009.


PPG Reports Revenue Decline

PPG Industries has reported that its third quarter sales show a decline of $3.2 billion, or 24%, versus third quarter 2008.


RPM Reports Record 1st Quarter for 2010

RPM International, a holding company for consumer and industrial coatings subsidiaries, reported record 2010 first-quarter net income, earnings per share, and cash flow for the period ended ...


H.B Fuller Reports Strong Third Quarter

H.B. Fuller Company (St. Paul, MN), a worldwide manufacturer of paints, sealants, adhesives, and other specialty chemical products, reported strong financial results for the third quarter th...


Sperian Announces First Half Results

Sperian Protection (Paris, France), a manufacturer of personal protective equipment, announced its results for the first half of 2009.


ThyssenKrupp Reports Sales and Earnings

ThyssenKrupp (Düsseldorf, Germany), which includes access equipment among its many products, announced that the majority of its businesses saw significant declines in sales and earnings due ...


Nordson Reports 3rd Quarter Results

Nordson Corporation (Westlake, OH), a manufacturer of equipment for applying coatings and other products, reported the results of the third quarter, ending July 31, for the 2009 fiscal year.


Huntsman Announces Q2 Results, Court Settlement

Huntsman Corporation (The Woodlands, TX) released its second quarter 2009 results, which included a 36% decrease in revenue compared to Q2 2008.


PPG Posts Q2 Sales and Earnings

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) reported that sales for the second quarter of 2009 were $3.1 billion, a decline of 30% and $1.4 billion, versus Q2 2008.


Cytec Sees Q2 Loss, But Debt Reduced

Cytec Industries Inc. (Woodland Park, NJ), a specialty chemical manufacturer, announced that its net loss for the second quarter of 2009 was $24.8 million.


ALTANA Sales Dip in First Half of 2009

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA (Wesel, Germany), which serves industries such as coatings and electronics, reported that it posted considerably lower first-half sales and earnings in 2...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Q2 Results

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland, OH) saw its consolidated net sales decrease by $281.7 million, or 12.6%, in the second quarter of 2009 to $1.95 billion.


DuPont Reports on Second Quarter

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) announced a net income of $417 million for the second quarter of 2009, versus $1.078 billion for the same period in the prior year, but noted that overall sales volum...


Lubrizol Reports Good Q2 Results

The Lubrizol Corporation, a specialty chemicals company that makes products for coatings and other industries, released its second quarter 2009 earnings, up from $78.1 million in the second ...


Clariant Sales Down, Margin Up

Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland), a maker of pigments and other specialty chemicals, announced that its second quarter sales for 2009 were down 24% in Swiss Francs.


Bayer Announces Q2 Figures

The Bayer Group (Leverkusen, Germany) announced that results for the second quarter of 2009 were improved, but still below second quarter 2008. Group sales fell by 5.9% to EUR 8,009 million.


Dow: 2009 Q2 below ’08 but Tops ’09 Q1

The Dow Chemical Company reported sales of $11.3 billion for the second quarter of 2009, down 31 percent from reported sales in the same period last year but up from the first quarter of 200...


Q2 Results Are in for Rhodia

Rhodia (Paris, France) announced that its second quarter 2009 net sales were down by 23% to €987 million, compared with €1,287 million in Q2 2008.


BASF Announces Q2 Figures

BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) has announced declining sales and earnings for the second quarter of 2009 due to the ongoing global economic crisis.


Masco Announces Q2 Results

Masco Corporation (Taylor, MI) reported a 23% decline in net sales for the second quarter of 2009, which ended on June 30.


Hexion Discusses Preliminary Q2 Results

Hexion Specialty Chemicals (Columbus, OH) has announced its preliminary results for the second quarter of 2009, which ended June 30.


Q2 Results in for MSA

MSA (Pittsburgh, PA) announced decreased sales in all three segments for the second quarter of 2009. The company’s overall net sales fell by 22% to $227.2 million, and net income decreased b...


AkzoNobel Releases Q2 Results

AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) reported that the second quarter of 2009 saw a 10% revenue decline to €3,668 million with a 9% drop in EBITDA.


RPM Announces FY 2009, Q4 Results

RPM International Inc. (Medina, OH) reported its net income and sales for the fourth quarter and fiscal year (FY) 2009, which ended May 31, 2009.


Altana’s Q1 Plunges

Altana (Wesel, Germany) has experienced significant decreases in sales and earnings for the first quarter of 2009.


Ciba Reports 2008 Results

Ciba (Basel, Switzerland) reported that its 2008 sales were 3% lower than 2007, mainly due to the sharp drop in demand in the plastics and coatings industries during the fourth quarter.


 
 
   

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