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Coatings Drive Profitable Valspar Q1

Robust coating sales helped Valspar Corp. double its first-quarter profit over 2014, but the Minneapolis-based manufacturer still reduced its sales projections for the rest of fiscal 2015.


Profits Fall, But Akzo Stays the Course

Gains in protective and marine coatings, operating income and sales volume all helped AkzoNobel battle the 2014 headwinds of decorative paints and adverse currencies, leaving the company blo...


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.


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.


RPM's World is Flat in Q2

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. squeezed out increases in net income and earnings in the second quarter, despite flat sales, shakiness in Europe, and a disappointing nail-polish acqu...


Sherwin-Williams Reins in Outlook

Paving the way for a tempered fourth-quarter report, Sherwin-Williams has unveiled a conservative update to its 2014 earnings forecast and a mixed look at 2015.


2014 Coated in Success at Valspar

The Valspar Corp. is giving thanks this week for its coatings segment, where booming sales of general industrial, coil and other coatings helped deliver record results for 2014.


Sales Nail a Q3 Record for Sherwin

Protective, marine, automotive and OEM coatings all did their part, but it was the architectural business that ruled Sherwin-Williams' third quarter, ringing up a record in the process, the ...


Cuts Wring Profits from Akzo's Q3

Sales growth in both protective and marine coatings helped boost AkzoNobel's third-quarter performance, with the company showing an increase in profits despite declining revenues across all ...


PPG Puts Q3 in the Plus Column

Aerospace, automotive and industrial coatings growth helped fill the gaps in PPG's third quarter, giving the world's largest paint and coatings company an increase in earnings, sales and net...


RPM Remains Positive Despite Q1 Dip

RPM International says decreased profits in the first quarter of 2015 are due to an unusually strong performance in its prior year that took a toll on comparative results.


AkzoNobel to Revamp Performance Coatings

AkzoNobel will slim down and retool its sprawling Performance Coatings business, one of the company's three major divisions.


Coatings Power Up Valspar’s Q3

Buoyed by a double-digit bounce in coating sales in the third quarter, Valspar Corp. announced an improved 2014 forecast on Tuesday, forecasting nine percent sales growth for the year.


$800M Settlement Ends RPM’s Year

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. closed out fiscal 2014 with news of record sales, an $800 million asbestos settlement, and yet another federal inquiry.


AkzoNobel Profits Plunge in Q2

Profits plummeted at AkzoNobel in the second quarter of 2014, despite improved sales volume across the coating and chemical giant's three businesses, the company reported Wednesday (July 23)...


PPG’s Earnings Streak Continues in Q2

PPG Industries says a strong European market, coupled with healthy results in all major markets, helped the coatings giant secure a second quarter sales gain and "all-time" record quarterly ...


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.


AkzoNobel Opens Year With Sales Gains

AkzoNobel remains on track toward its 2015 targets despite setbacks, with first-quarter volume growth across all areas a big step in the right direction, the company reported Thursday (April...


PPG Launches 2014 on a High Note

Shedding some businesses and adding others, the world’s largest paint and coatings company started 2014 with a bang, ringing up double-digit sales growth in the first quarter and its highest...


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.


Industrial Warms Cold Winter for RPM

“Outstanding results” by the industrial segment of Carboline’s parent company helped keep the chill off RPM International's bottom line and heat up record results in the third quarter, the c...


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).


AkzoNobel Sees Losses in 2013

AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner warned that 2013 would be a tough year for the Dutch coatings giant, and he was right.


Sherwin-Williams Finishes Fine in 2013

Paint stores popped and protective and marine sales held to wrap Sherwin-Williams’ 2013 fiscal year with a record $10.19 billion in consolidated net sales.


Record Q4 Seals Banner Year for PPG

PPG Industries crowned 2013 with a blockbuster fourth quarter dominated by double-digit growth in Performance and Industrial Coatings.


Sales Drive Standout Quarter at RPM

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. delivered a record second quarter and blockbuster first half of FY 2014, riding a wave of sales volume growth on both the industrial and consumer side...


Industrial Coatings Hold Back Valspar

Struggling sales of general industrial coatings fueled a 14 percent fourth-quarter decline in profits at the Valspar Corp., the company reported Tuesday (Nov. 19).


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...


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.


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 ...


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...


Industrial No Help to Valspar in Q2

Declining demand for pipeline and other industrial coatings stunted Valspar Corp.'s growth in the second quarter, but the company notched improved performance overall, buoyed by strength on ...


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...


U.S. Probe Hands RPM a $42M Loss in Q3

Despite growing sales, Carboline parent RPM International reported a loss for the third quarter, due to adjustments related to a federal investigation and the closing of one of its businesse...


AkzoNobel Regroups after Rocky 2012

AkzoNobel is revamping its executive structure and pay, business operations and financial targets in the wake of a year-end 2012 report that recorded both modest hits and major misses.


Gloss is Off in Valspar’s 1st Quarter

International markets flattened coatings and dinged paint sales in Valspar's first quarter, forcing the Minneapolis manufacturer to reduce its full-year guidance for 2013.


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...


S-W Protective a Dim Spot in Bright Q3

Sherwin-Williams’ paint stores rode to the rescue of its Global Finishes Group in the third quarter, with a strong performance that more than offset weaker sales in the protective, marine, a...


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.


IM Segment Helps Power RPM to Record

Standout growth in industrial maintenance and protective coatings helped ring out a record fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 for Carboline parent RPM International, the Ohio holding company ann...


AkzoNobel Reports Progress in Q2

Protective and industrial coatings brightened AkzoNobel’s otherwise-struggling second quarter, with the Dutch coating giant turning in single-digit revenue growth built largely on price incr...


Sherwin-Williams’ Stores Paint Q2 Green

Sherwin-Williams’ Paint Stores, Global Finishes and higher prices helped deliver record sales and share prices in the second quarter and first half of 2012, the company reported Thursday (Ju...


PPG Trumpets Record Quarterly Earnings

PPG Industries has slam-dunked the highest quarterly earnings in its 129-year history, with growth in North America offsetting declining demand and currencies elsewhere, the company reported...


Valspar Q2 Rings Up a Sunnier Forecast

The Valspar Corp. is treating investors to a brighter earnings forecast for 2012 on the heels of a solid second quarter.


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...


Strong Q1 Surprises Sherwin-Williams

The Sherwin-Williams Company is set to unveil a better-than-expected first quarter, with stronger sales and earnings than the company itself forecast earlier this year.


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.


AkzoNobel Swings to $89M Loss in Q4

AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings maker, ended a tough fiscal year on a stunning low note Thursday (Feb. 16), reporting a 37 percent plunge in its 2011 net profit and an $89 ...


Valspar Rebounds with Q1 Valentine

Valspar Corp. celebrated Valentine’s Day with sweet success, bouncing back from an end-of-year loss with double-digit gains and a brighter full-year earnings outlook.


Coating Declines Drag Down Dow’s Q4

A widespread slump in coatings demand and Europe’s economic uncertainty dealt a sharp blow to Dow Chemical’s fourth quarter, with profit plunging by 47% to 25 cents a share.


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...


PPG Ends Strong 2011 with Record Q4

PPG Industries ended a big year with a bang Thursday (Jan. 19), unveiling a record fourth-quarter performance that helped push the company to an overall 11% sales increase for 2011.


RPM Industrial Delivers Strong Q2

Industrial coatings for corrosion control, bridge decks and similar applications are ringing up double-digit gains for the parent company of Carboline, Stonhard and other well-known brands i...


Floods Hamper PPG Production, Earnings

Catastrophic flooding in Thailand has temporarily shut down production of some PPG Industries products and will reduce the company’s fourth-quarter earnings, officials say.


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...


IRS Audit Dings Sherwin, But Q3 Booms

Sherwin-Williams is reporting good news for its third quarter and bad news for its fourth, with record Q3 net sales trailed by a $75 million tax charge to end the year.


PPG Paints a Profitable 3rd Quarter

Strong showings by Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings helped bring home a powerful third quarter for PPG Industries, the company reported Thursday (Oct. 19).


Weak Q3 Spurs New Plan at AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel delivered both a grim diagnosis and a treatment plan Thursday (Oct. 20), simultaneously unveiling a thin third quarter along with a “performance improvement program” to turn the nu...


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.


Raw Material Costs Bite Sherwin’s Q2

Strong sales growth in protective and marine coatings was not enough to spare Sherwin-Williams an unexpected drop in second-quarter profit, and the company has cut its full-year profit forec...


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 Dims Profit Outlook for Q2

Squeezed hard by skyrocketing raw material prices and a still-soft Western construction market, AkzoNobel is warning shareholders not to expect much of its second-quarter performance.


ShawCor Pipes in Double-Digit Gains

Global pipeline contractor ShawCor Ltd. rang up a banner first quarter for 2011, with double-digit increases in revenues, earnings and net income, compared to the year-ago period.


Valspar to Close 2 Plants, Hike Prices After Q2 Decline

Valspar Corp. will close two plants and further increase prices in the wake of a second-quarter report that saw a drop in net income, despite double-digit increases in sales.


BASF Coats Q1 in Sales, Profit

A boom in coatings and higher prices helped offset still-struggling construction activity to deliver a whopping $25% first-quarter sales increase in to BASF, the world’s largest chemical com...


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.


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...


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...


BASF Posts Record Year

2010 was a record year for BASF, fueled by sales gains in every segment, including Catalysts and Coatings.


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.


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.


Valspar Delivers Double-Digit Gains

Fourth-quarter sales for the Valspar Corp. increased by nearly 13% over 2009, lifting the company to a 12.1% sales increase for fiscal year 2010 and a promise of a strong 2011.


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...


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.


AkzoNobel’s ‘New Era’ Has $27B Goal

AkzoNobel is embarking on a “new era of accelerated and sustainable growth” that includes a revenue goal of 20 billion euros ($27.4 billion US) and aggressive market gains in China, India an...


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.


Strong Growth Seen for India Coatings Market

Fresh off a blockbuster second quarter that included a 48% sales increase, the specialty chemical giant LANXESS is predicting a double-digit boon for India’s paint and coatings industry.


Cognis, Nordson Post Record-Setting Financials

Industrial equipment maker Nordson Corp. and specialty chemicals supplier Cognis are both toasting record-breaking financial showings—Nordson for its third quarter and Cognis for the first h...


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.


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.


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: 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.


Ace Reports Q2 Financials

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, has reported significant increases in net income for both the second quarter and for the six-month ...


Valspar Reports ‘Strong Earnings Performance’

Sales declined, but adjusted net income per share increased in overall third-quarter “strong earnings performance” by The Valspar Corporation, the company has reported.


Sales Climb for Industrial Nanotech

Industrial Nanotech Inc. (Pink Sheets: INTK) has announced that its product sales in April 2009 represent a 12% increase over those of April 2008.


 
 
   

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800-245-6379


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
www.wassercoatings.com


Midsun Specialty Products
Self-Healing Field Repairs

Use Stopaq corrosion prevention coatings on pipelines, field joints, tank chimes, structural steel and more. Learn more at www.midsunsp.com/stopaq


Fischer Technology Inc.
MP0R with rotating display screen

View your coating thickness readings from any angle with rotating display screen. New graphic display with easy menu navigation. Click for Video
Call 800-243-8417


DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Inspection Kits

PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage easily converts to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change.


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.

 
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