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'Paint the Future' Startups Shortlist Announced

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced last week the 21 companies that had been shortlisted for its Paint the Future challenge, a new initiative to partner with startup comp...


AkzoNobel Releases Info on Coating that 'Paints Itself'

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently announced that its working on new technology, developing a hi-tech coating that “paints itself.”


AkzoNobel to Invest Millions in NC Wood Facility

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced “a multi-million-dollar” investment in updating its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, with the aim of strengthening t...


AkzoNobel Opens UK R&D Center

Late last week, coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the opening of a new research and development center in the UK that allows the company to test new products in conditions that repli...


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AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Aircraft Restoration

In a move to help inspire science students in the U.S., coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently supplied coatings to assist with the restoration of a retired United Airlines Douglas DC-8 ai...


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2018 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 13), indicating a 1 percent increase in revenue for Q4, and a...


AkzoNobel Innovation Challenge Officially Begins

Global coating company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has officially launched its inaugural Paint the Future campaign, a call to startups that aims to discover solutions that will “accelerate innovat...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for French Tanker Aircraft

In a company first, the Aerospace Coatings arm of international coatings supplier AkzoNobel recently provided a water-based topcoat for the newest generation of the French Air Force’s long-d...


AkzoNobel Acquires Full Ownership of China JV

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced late last week that it has completed the acquisition of Swire Industrial Limit’s minority interest in the AkzoNobel Swire Paints joint...


Latvia Anniversary Celebrated with Unique Livery

In celebration of Latvia’s 100th anniversary, airBaltic recently changed the livery of one of its new A220-300 aircraft to a color scheme that honored the country’s flag, using aerospace coa...


AkzoNobel Announces Innovation Challenge

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced earlier this week a new initiative to partner with startup companies with the goal to “accelerate innovation in the dynamic world of p...


AkzoNobel Acquires Malaysia Paint Company

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced late last week that it has acquired Colourland Paints, based in Johor, Malaysia.


AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Wood Coatings Trends

In addition to recently announcing its 2019 Color of the Year, Spiced Honey, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) also presented its predictions for top wood coatings trends at the ...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip for Q3

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) published its financial report for the third quarter yesterday (Oct. 17) and reported a 4 percent drop in revenue despite return-on-sales i...


AkzoNobel Q3 Financials Indicate Revenue Dip

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) published its third-quarter financial report yesterday (Oct. 17), indicating a 4 percent drop in revenue despite return-on-sales increases ...


Akzo Specialty Chem Rebranded as Nouryon

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced earlier this week that it has been relaunched following its move into private ownership. The company has been relabeled Nouryon, a name that Akzo says...


Akzo Specialty Chem Rebranded as Nouryon

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced Tuesday that it has been relaunched following its move into private ownership. The company will now be known as Nouryon, a name that Akzo says borrows...


AkzoNobel Finishes Romania Paint Firm Buy

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of its acquisition of Romanian paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo Corporation.


AkzoNobel Completes Deco Paint Acquisition

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the conclusion of its acquisition of Romanian decorative paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo Corporation.


AkzoNobel Closes Specialty Chemicals Sale

Concluding a year-and-a-half long process, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and Sin...


AkzoNobel Completes Specialty Chemicals Sale

Concluding a year-and-a-half long process, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and Sin...


AkzoNobel Acquires Spain Paint Firm

International coatings supplier AkzoNobel announced last week the acquisition of a Spain-based decorative paints and wood finishes firm as part of what it calls its transformational strategy...


AkzoNobel Acquires Spain Subsidiary

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel has now furthered its foothold in both the decorative paints and wood care segments in Spain with its most recent deal.


AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Color of the Year

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has revealed its Color of the Year for 2019, pulling from a “new sense of optimism” from consumers.


New Paint Management System Unveiled

Global coatings company AkzoNobel is introducing a new system that it says will empower customers in the pre-coated metal industry to create coatings of any gloss or color “on the spot.”


AkzoNobel Converts Brazil Facility for Training

A Sao Paulo, Brazil, facility owned by global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) will become a training center, specializing in programs related to the company's Sparlack Industrial wood co...


AkzoNobel to Open Training Center in Brazil

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel recently announced that it will be opening a new training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which will include advanced training programs centered around the compan...


AkzoNobel, Startup Collab on Additives

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced this week that it is working with Renmatix, one of the winners of the company’s Imagine Chemistry challenge in 2017, on biomass-based performance addi...


AkzoNobel, Startup Collaborate on Biomaterials

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced this week that it is working with Renmatix, one of the winners of the company’s Imagine Chemistry challenge in 2017, on biomass-based performance addi...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip in Q2

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel released its second-quarter financial report yesterday, noting revenues 3 percent lower than originally forecast, owing largely to difficulties in the Marine a...


Revenue Down for AkzoNobel in Q2

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel published the financial report for its second quarter yesterday, reporting revenue 3 percent lower than originally forecast, which can be attributed to...


AkzoNobel Completes Van Gogh Recreation

Earlier this month, AkzoNobel color experts completed a digital color recreation that reconstructed the original color scheme world-renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh used in his painting “Fi...


AkzoNobel Expands Organic Peroxide Plant in India

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals recently announced that is has broken ground on a project to expand production capacity and update its organic peroxides facility in Mahad, India.


AkzoNobel Acquires Decorative Paint Co.

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the acquisition of decorative paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo on Monday, which includes two production facilities and six distribution ...


AkzoNobel Opens Powder-Coating Plant

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that the company will be continuing its expansion in Asia with the start of production at a new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, ...


AkzoNobel Opens New Powder Coatings Plant

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel is continuing its expansion in Asia with the start of production at its new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China.


AkzoNobel Approves New Board Chair

At its Annual General Meeting Thursday (April 26), global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel approved the appointment of Nils Andersen to its Supervisory Board in the role of chair, replacing A...


AkzoNobel Appoints New Chairman at AGM

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) voted Thursday (April 26) in favor of all resolutions at this year’s Annual General Meeting.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip for 2018 Q1

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel released its 2018 first-quarter earnings report Tuesday noting an increase in net income year over year. However, the company also reported a single-digit dro...


AkzoNobel Financials Report Revenue Dip for Q1

On Tuesday, coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel released its first-quarter financial report for 2018, indicating an increase in net income year over year, while also reporting a single-digit dro...


AkzoNobel Updates Trends in Wood Finishes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has updated its take on wood coating trends for 2018.


AkzoNobel to Sell Specialty Chemical Business

In the culmination of a process announced nearly a year ago, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Tuesday the 10.1 billion euro sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Ca...


AkzoNobel to Sell Specialty Chemical Business

Nearly a year after announcing it would spin off its Specialty Chemicals business, global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) revealed Tuesday (March 27) its 10.1 billion euro ($12.5 billion...


AkzoNobel Releases 2017 Q4, Year-End Numbers

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its 2017 fourth-quarter and year-end earnings reports on Thursday (March 8), noting that its Specialty Chemicals business is reported as ...


Sales Up for AkzoNobel as Separation Nears

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) reported positive volumes and earnings for 2017 in its fourth-quarter and year-end report, issued Thursday (March 8), as the company prepar...


AkzoNobel Names Andersen New Board Chair

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced earlier this week the nomination of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as a member of the Supervisory Board, with the intention to elect him as Chairman, granted his...


AkzoNobel Names Andersen New Board Chair

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced yesterday the nomination of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as a member of the Supervisory Board, while also intending to elect him as Chairman, granted his appoi...


New Metallic Powder Coating System Unveiled

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has launched a metallic powder coating that aims to provide a cost-saving alternative to chrome plating.


AkzoNobel Reveals UV-Based Antifouling Tech

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced this week that it, along with Royal Philips, has developed a novel antifouling solution that uses ultraviolet LED light.


AkzoNobel Releases Preliminary 2017 Numbers

On Thursday, global coatings firm AkzoNobel released a preliminary report of its unaudited financial numbers for 2017, which indicated the complete internal separation of the Specialty Chemi...


AkzoNobel Preliminary 2017 Sales Numbers Up

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released preliminary 2017 year-end financial numbers Thursday (Feb. 8), indicating a slight increase in overall revenues as the company's plan to ...


AkzoNobel to Expand Organic Peroxide Facility

Dutch coatings company AzkoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced Wednesday that the company is investing more than 12 million euros ($14.7 million) to expand a facility in Los Reyes, Mexico.


AkzoNobel Taps Specialty Chemicals CFO

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has named Renier Vree, formerly of design and engineering firm Arcadis, chief financial officer of its Specialty Chemicals business.


AkzoNobel Names CFO for Specialty Chemicals

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has named Renier Vree, formerly of design and engineering firm Arcadis, chief financial officer of its Specialty Chemicals business.


AkzoNobel, Black Bear Ink Powder Coatings Agreement

Global coatings company AkzoNobel and Dutch carbon black company Black Bear have reached an agreement that take old tires off the road and uses them to produce powder coatings.


AkzoNobel Announces Silica Expansion

The Specialty Chemicals business of global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Wednesday (Dec. 6) that it will undertake a nearly $5 million expansion to its surface-modified collo...


AkzoNobel to Expand Colloidal Silica Capacity

Amsterdam-based global coatings giant AkzoNobel announced Wednesday that its Specialty Chemicals business is expanding production capacity at a facility in Sweden for its Levasil CC-branded ...


AkzoNobel Spin-Off Gets Official Green Light

Amsterdam-based coatings giant AkzoNobel held an Extraordinary General Meeting with its shareholders late last week that gave the company the official go-head to spin off its Specialty Chemi...


Axalta and Nippon Paint End Talks

On Thursday, global coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems announced that it has ended talks with Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd., terminating the potential deal.


Axalta-Nippon Discussions End

Less than two weeks after a potential deal between Axalta Coating Systems and Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. was first broached, talks have ended with no agreement.


AkzoNobel Shareholders OK Split

AkzoNobel shareholders have indicated approval of the Amsterdam-based company’s decision to separate its Specialty Chemicals business into a separate entity. This move is part of a larger pl...


AkzoNobel Acquires Powder Coatings Firm

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire V.Powdertech Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of powder coatings for consumer products in Thailand.


AkzoNobel Acquires Thai Powder Coatings Firm

Coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Monday (Nov. 27) that it has agreed to acquire V.Powdertech Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of powder coatings for industrial and consumer products in...


Axalta Ends Talks with Akzo, Begins with Nippon

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) released two statements less than a day apart last week, announcing that it not only ended merger talks with coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam), but i...


Nippon Pursues Axalta After AkzoNobel Talks End

A day after Axalta Coating Systems and AkzoNobel announced they were finished with merger negotiations, the U.S. industrial coatings firm confirmed Wednesday that it is in talks with Osaka, ...


AkzoNobel, Axalta Confirm Merger Talks

Dutch coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) confirmed Monday (Oct. 30) that it is in discussions with Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) about a potential merger of equals that reports say...


AkzoNobel, Axalta Confirm Merger Talks

After reports released late last week, coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) confirmed Monday (Oct. 30) that it is in talks with Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) about a potential merger...


AkzoNobel Releases Third-Quarter Numbers

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its third-quarter earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 18), along with a notice of changes to its supervisory board and the announcement fo...


Third-Quarter Numbers for AkzoNobel Released

On Wednesday, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel released its third-quarter earnings report, along with additionally announcing changes to its supervisory board and an Extraordinary Gene...


AkzoNobel Announces China Facility Expansion

Earlier this week, AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business announced that it is entering the next part of the expansion at its Ningo, China, organic peroxides facility.


AkzoNobel Gives Update on China Facility Expansion

Coatings company AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business announced on Tuesday that it is entering the next phase of its major expansion at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China.


AkzoNobel Signs Latest Green Agreement

Amsterdam-based coatings giant AkzoNobel announced last week that it has taken another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.


AkzoNobel Turns Netherlands Sites to Wind

AkzoNobel’s journey to become carbon neutral by 2050 has reached another milestone, according to the company.


Epoxy Primers Made for Anti-Corrosion

AkzoNobel has expanded its anti-corrosive primer offerings with Intergard 251HS and Intergard 2575, which are both high-build, low-VOC epoxies.


AkzoNobel Taps de Vries as New CFO

Global coatings manufacturer AzkoNobel has named Maarten de Vries as its new chief financial officer just a week after the company detailed other management changes.


AkzoNobel Announces De Vries as CFO

After an announcement earlier this month detailing changes in management, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has named its new chief financial officer: Maarten de Vries.


Steel Coil Firm Honors Paint Suppliers

Luxembourg-based steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal recently announced the three recipients of its annual Paint Supplier Innovation Awards, issued to paint manufacturers that propose innovativ...


Tank Linings Figure into Free Webinar

Tank lining failures and how to avoid them will be the topic of a free webinar broadcast Thursday on Paintsquare.com.


AkzoNobel Releases 2018 Color of the Year

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel has released its 2018 Color of the Year—a shade it calls 'grown-up' pink.


AkzoNobel Opens Advanced, Sustainable UK Plant

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel announced Tuesday that it has opened a new decorative paints plant in Ashington, in the United Kingdom.


Linings Made for Use in Railcars

Devchem 253HS and Interline 994, two new railcar linings developed by AkzoNobel, were designed to withstand a variety of conditions, and one has gained FDA approval.


AkzoNobel Announces Management Changes

Recent changes in personnel and structure were announced last week by global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, including the official appointment of CEO Thierry Vanlancker to the Board of Man...


AkzoNobel Announces Management Changes

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced changes in management personnel and structure, including the official appointment of CEO Thierry Vanlancker to its Board of Manag...


AkzoNobel's Disa Acquisition Complete

AkzoNobel announced Monday that its acquisition of Disa Technology, a leader in aerospace technical marking systems, is complete.


AkzoNobel Finalizes Disa Acquisition

AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Monday (Sept. 4) that it has finalized its acquisition of Disa Technology (Limoges, France), a leader in aerospace technical marking systems.


AkzoNobel Reaches Agreement with Elliott Advisers

Paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with hedge fund Elliott Advisors, bringing at least a temporary end to the dispute over the Du...


AkzoNobel Brokers Agreement with Elliott Hedge Fund

AkzoNobel, a paints and coatings manufacturer based in Amsterdam, announced Wednesday that an agreement with hedge fund Elliott Advisors had been reached, bringing a temporary end to the dis...


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AkzoNobel Strikes Bio-Based Polymers Deal

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel and specialty polymers company Itaconix Corporation announced this week they have finalized an agreement to work together to incorporate bio-based poly...


AkzoNobel Announces Bio-Based Polymer Agreement

The joint venture between paints and coatings company AkzoNobel and specialty polymers company Itaconix Corporation has finalized its first bio-based polymer application agreement.


AkzoNobel Revenue Up in Q2, Half-Year Point

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel released its second quarter earnings on Tuesday (July 25), reporting an increase in revenue driven by Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals.


AkzoNobel Reports Q2 Revenue Bump

Paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel saw an increase in revenues in the second quarter of 2017, including in its Performance Coatings segment, despite a lag in demand in the Marine and...


Vanlancker Inherits Akzo, Initiatives Post-Büchner

Early Wednesday morning global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel announced that CEO Ton Büchner has stepped down effective immediately, citing medical reasons.


Büchner Resigns, Vanlancker in at AkzoNobel

Global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel announced early Wednesday that CEO Ton Büchner has resigned effective immediately, citing health reasons, and has been replaced by the firm's former ...


Breaking: AkzoNobel's Buchner Steps Down

Global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Wednesday morning (July 19) that CEO Ton Büchner has stepped down immediately, citing health reasons.


Breaking: AkzoNobel's Buchner Steps Down

Early Wednesday morning (July 19) global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that CEO Ton Büchner has stepped down effective immediately, citing health reasons.


AkzoNobel Finishes Houston Expansion

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that it has completed an expansion of the research and development facility at its Houston location.


AkzoNobel Finishes Expansion in Houston

Dutch coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that it has completed a $3.5 million expansion of its Houston research and development facility.


Hedge Fund Sues AkzoNobel Over Chair

Elliott Advisors, an arm of investor Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, is now the largest shareholder of coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, and is attempting to force out Antony Burgmans, chai...


App Made for Powder Coatings Selection

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has released an Android app to complement its iOS app, which enables customers to purchase powder coatings directly from any device—tablet, phone or computer—that h...


Hedge Fund Sues AkzoNobel Over Chair

An activist hedge fund has filed a new suit in an effort to oust the supervisory board chair of coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel in the wake of the Amsterdam firm’s denial of a months-long me...


AkzoNobel Announces Multiple Acquisitions

U.K.-based Flexcrete Technologies Ltd. has become the most recent addition to AkzoNobel’s portfolio, according to an announcement from the Dutch coatings giant, which is also in an acquisiti...


Alkyd Primer Made for Onboard Maintenance

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel recently expanded its ship maintenance line with the launch of a new multi-purpose one pack primer.


AkzoNobel Announces Double Acquisition

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced the acquisition of one coatings firm and an agreement to acquire a second.


AkzoNobel Teams Up With Starbucks for Murals

Starbucks stores in Malaysia recently got dressed up in AkzoNobel’s Dulux paint for the “Show Your Flavor Campaign.”


AkzoNobel Opens Coatings Facility in Brazil

In a move designed to make it—as AkzoNobel puts it—“more agile” in responding to local customer needs and regional market demands, the Dutch firm has opened a Performance Coatings facility i...


PPG Withdraws AkzoNobel Bid

PPG Industries has dropped its monthslong bid to merge with Dutch rival AkzoNobel, the company said Thursday.


PPG Pulls AkzoNobel Merger Proposal

After three bids in less than three months, PPG Industries announced Thursday it would no longer pursue a merger with Dutch rival AkzoNobel.


PPG to Sell Last Fiber Glass Unit; Releases Akzo Statement

The world’s largest coatings manufacturer announced Friday (May 26) that it will be selling the last facet of its fiber glass business, turning its focus to paints, coatings, and specialty m...


Sherwin-Valspar Deal Set to Close June 1

U.S. and Canadian regulators have given their approval to the merger between two of the largest paints and coatings manufacturers in the world, paving the way for the close of the deal this ...


Sherwin-Valspar Deal Set to Close This Week

Last week, the United States Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Competition Bureau both gave their approval to the merger between two of the largest paints and coatings manufacturers ...


Coatings-Industry Veteran Brysacz Dies at 77

David P. Brysacz, a coatings-industry veteran who concluded his 54-year career with AkzoNobel in 2016, died on May 4. He was 77.


AkzoNobel Shareholders Apply Pressure

In the wake of AkzoNobel's third rejection of a merger proposal from rival PPG Industries, some shareholders of the Dutch coatings firm are continuing to use their clout—and the courts—to tr...


Shareholder Turmoil Heats Up at AkzoNobel

Shareholders of Dutch coatings giant AkzoNobel are raising concerns amid the company’s rejection of rival PPG Industries’ third merger proposal earlier this month.


App Offers Updated Marine Coatings Data

AkzoNobel last week launched its International mobile app, which the Dutch coatings manufacturer says will provide convenient data access to marine coatings customers.


PPG: AkzoNobel Proposal Still Alive

PPG Industries issued a new statement Wednesday in response to Dutch coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel’s rejection of its third merger proposal, reiterating that the Pittsburgh-based firm stil...


PPG Still Up for Talking to AkzoNobel

On Wednesday (May 10), PPG Industries issued a new statement in response to AkzoNobel's (Amsterdam) rejection of its third merger proposal. According to the release, the Pittsburgh-based com...


AkzoNobel Rejects Third PPG Proposal

After two weeks of deliberation and one meeting with PPG Industries, Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel announced Monday morning that it has rejected the Pittsburgh-based coatings giant’s third propo...


Third PPG Proposal Rejected by AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel announced Monday morning that it has rejected a third merger proposal from PPG Industries following two weeks of deliberation and a meeting with the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based ...


AkzoNobel Rejects Meeting Request, Backs Chair

Dutch coatings company AkzoNobel has officially declined a shareholder request for an Extraordinary General Meeting.


AkzoNobel Denies Hedge Fund's Meeting Request

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Tuesday (April 25) that it officially rejected a request by sharefholders to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss an ouster of the firm'...


Akzo to Consider PPG's Third, 'Last' Offer

Coatings manufacturer PPG Industries has made a third attempt to combine with AkzoNobel, and for the first time, the Dutch company has said it will consider the offer.


PPG Makes Third, 'Last' Offer to AkzoNobel

For the first time, Dutch coatings company AkzoNobel will consider a merger offer from PPG Industries, which has made its third attempt at the proposition.


PPG Reports Q1 Growth Amid Marine Challenges

Global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries reported growth in net sales and sales volumes in its first quarter, bolstered in part by a 7 percent jump in sales in the Industrial Coatings seg...


PPG Releases Q1 Numbers, Nods to AkzoNobel Offer

Global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries reported growth in net sales and sales volumes in its first quarter, bolstered in part by a 7 percent jump in sales in the Industrial Coatings seg...


AkzoNobel Details Split Plan, Issues Q1 Report

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel released a series of announcements Wednesday morning to shareholders and members of the press, including a better-than-anticipated first quarter earnings repo...


AkzoNobel Reports Q1 Profits, Plan to Split

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced what it called record profitability in the first quarter of 2017, and went on to detail its plan to spin its Specialty Chemicals business into a sep...


Supplier Pilots Bio-Based Material Tracking

Coatings supplier AkzoNobel is working with a raw materials manufacturer to track bio-based materials through the supply chain in what it calls a first-of-its-kind project.


Tool to Track Bio-based Raw Materials in Pilot

AkzoNobel, in partnership with Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and professional services firm EY, has unveiled a pilot project that consists of an online tool that tracks the use of...


AkzoNobel Backs Chair, Questions PPG

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel says it has full confidence in Antony Burgmans, the chair of its supervisory board, after some shareholders requested an Extraordinary General Meeting ...


PPG Reiterates Akzo Invitation

For the third time in under a month, PPG Industries is trying to set up talks with Dutch coatings firm AkzoNobel.


PPG Makes Public Appeal to AkzoNobel

The ongoing courtship between the world's largest coatings company and its biggest competitor took another very public turn this week as PPG Industries issued an open invitation to AkzoNobel...


AkzoNobel Reveals Carbon Goals

Amsterdam's global coatings giant says it wants to be carbon-neutral in the next three decades, amid plans to split off a business unit.


AkzoNobel Unveils Energy Plan, Pursues Split

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced a plan to be completely carbon-neutral by 2050, moving to 100 percent renewable sources of energy.


AkzoNobel Turns Down PPG’s Second Offer

For the second time in as many weeks, Dutch coatings firm AkzoNobel has declined what it called an “unsolicited proposal” from PPG Industries, the world’s largest coatings manufacturer.


PPG’s Second Offer to AkzoNobel Declined

Dutch coatings firm AkzoNobel has declined a second "unsolicited proposal" from PPG Industries, the world's largest coatings manufacturer.


Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Deal Delayed

The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation announced in a joint news release Tuesday that they have extended the termination date of their merger agreement from March 21 to Jun...


Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Extend Merger Plans

A timeline shift has prompted The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) and The Valspar Corporation (Minneapolis) to push back the termination date of their planned merger agreement, the comp...


AkzoNobel Rejects $22B PPG Proposal

Global paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel said Thursday that it is reviewing its options to separate its Specialty Chemicals business after rejecting outright an offer from PPG Indus...


PPG Makes Bid for AkzoNobel

PPG Industries made an offer to buy its largest competitor in the paint and coatings industry, AkzoNobel, but the Dutch firm rejected the bid, and is now exploring the possibility of spinnin...


AkzoNobel Program Backs Hull Standard

The marine coatings business of coatings supplier AkzoNobel is launching an international program to encourage the adoption of a recently created standard for hull and propeller performance ...


AkzoNobel Announces Protective Coatings Hire

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has named coatings industry veteran Steven Feldman to be its Business Director, Protective Coatings North America.


AkzoNobel Posts 2016 Results

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel reported a dip in revenue in 2016 across all three of its business segments, due to unfavorable currency and price/mix effects.


AkzoNobel Reveals 2016 Financials

Currency translation and price/mix effects took a toll on 2016 revenues for global coating company AkzoNobel, according to the company's latest financial report.


Powder Coatings Plant Opens

Increasing its presence in Asia, AkzoNobel recently opened a new €11 million ($11.7 million) powder coatings facility in Chengdu.


AkzoNobel Opens New China Powder Coatings Plant

AkzoNobel has expanded again in Asia—the Amsterdam-based coatings company has recently opened a new €11 million ($11.7 million) powder coatings facility in Chengdu.


AkzoNobel Donation Aids in Restoring Town

An organization working to eradicate poverty and blight in a Michigan town has partnered with a coatings manufacturer that employs hundreds of people there.


AkzoNobel Closes BASF Coatings Deal

Ten months after confirming its intentions, Dutch coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business, which supplies products for the constr...


UK Coatings Success Lauded

Innovation in the coatings industry was celebrated by the British Coatings Federation during its seventh-annual awards dinner last month.


Anti-Corrosion Polyurethane Gets Update

A new elastomeric polyurethane from AkzoNobel is designed to protect both steel and concrete in service environments, updating a product already offered in the U.S. and expanding its reach i...


AkzoNobel Q3: Volumes Flat, Profits Up

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) announced slight growth in profits despite largely flat volumes in its third quarter earnings report, released Wednesday (Oct....


AkzoNobel Volumes Hold, Profits Grow in Q3

Increased volumes in its Decorative Paints division are one highlight of a mixed third quarter earnings report from AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands).


New Leader for Polymer Group

German chemical manufacturer Wacker has announced that Peter Summo will lead the company's Polymers division, which produces polymeric binders and additives used in construction chemicals, p...


RPM Reports Q1 Growth Amid Challenges

Despite a reportedly soft market in the energy and heavy equipment industries, RPM International Inc., parent company of Carboline, posted a record first quarter for its 2017 fiscal year, wh...


RPM Posts Record First Quarter

North American commercial construction markets bolstered results for RPM International Inc.'s first quarter of 2017, which ended Aug. 31.


Wacker Polymers Welcomes New President

Wacker Polymers—a producer of the polymeric binders and additives used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and more—has announced it will be under new leadership a...


Surfactant Touts Low Environmental Impact

A new ingredient for degreasers and outdoor cleaning products has been developed by AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) for both consumer and commercial applications that involve direct relea...


Report: Architectural Coatings Sales Up

A recent industry analysis report from The ChemQuest Group Inc. shows that the architectural coatings market grew in both sales and volumes in 2015, and predicts continued growth this year.


Steamship Restoration Gets Coatings Boost

A historic steamship in Scotland is being restored to what it looked like 80 years ago, with the help of a marine protective coatings manufacturer.


Coating Boasts Fuel, Emissions Savings

A new biocide-free fouling control coating has been launched by AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business, International.


AkzoNobel Names New Chemical Leader

Global paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel will add a long-time DuPont leader to its executive committee.


Denim Hue to Dominate in 2017

Color experts from AkzoNobel expect a blue to dominate interiors in 2017.


AkzoNobel Expands Production in India

Dutch multinational company AkzoNobel has broken ground on a new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India, according to an announcement released Monday (Aug. 29).


‘Bridge of Hope’ Alliance Improves Lives

Construction of a simple bridge, with the help of a global coatings manufacturer, has effectively brought together the residents of two otherwise isolated villages in Southeast Asia.


New Linings Serve Rail Transport

Two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-compliant linings have been added to AkzoNobel’s International-brand protective coatings portfolio.


AkzoNobel Takes Reins of Egypt Firm

The acquisition of the remaining stake in a powder coatings manufacturer in Egypt means Dutch paints and coatings company AkzoNobel is expanding further, and more quickly, in the North Afric...


Webinar to Address Fenestration Specs

Writing specifications for fenestration finishing is the topic of a free webinar to be offered by Durability + Design this Thursday (August 4).


AkzoNobel Takes Ownership of Egypt Venture

As part of its accelerated growth strategy for Egypt and the wider North Africa region, Dutch paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has bought out the remaining stake in Akzo Nobel Powd...


AkzoNobel Sees Modest Gains in Q2

Dutch paints, coatings and chemicals company AkzoNobel reported positive developments in all three of its business lines for the second quarter of 2016, despite the pressures of a challengin...


AkzoNobel Volumes Inch Up

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel released its second-quarter earnings report Tuesday (July 19), revealing good news in each of its three main business lines, but noting challenges stemming unfavora...


AkzoNobel Launches China R&D Facility

Dutch coatings giant AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new €6.5 million ($7.27 million) technology center in Songjiang, Shanghai.


Liquid, Powder Teams Unite

AkzoNobel has announced it will combine the sales and marketing teams from its liquid and powder coatings businesses that serve the aluminum architecture and facade and cladding markets.


Coating Nets Shipper $60K in Credits

A Greek maritime freight company has been named the first ship owner recipient of carbon credits through an eco-friendly program developed by AkzoNobel.


Color Tool to Enhance Selection Process

AkzoNobel has unveiled an enhanced version of its color tool designed to aid in the selection of paint colors.


AkzoNobel Opens New China Plant

International coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel opened its newest decorative paints plant on Friday (April 29), in Qionglai, in China’s Sichuan province.


Marine Primer Targets Maintenance

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has announced the release of a new anticorrosive primer developed to support simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection.


Volume Up, Revenue Dips in AkzoNobel’s Q1

AkzoNobel opened 2016 with volume increases across the board and a warning that the market environment remains uncertain with challenging conditions.


AkzoNobel Confronts Challenging Q1

AkzoNobel reported growth in volumes and profitability in all three business areas in its first quarter 2016 results, despite a challenging market environment.


Coatings Tool Adds Cruise Ship Data

Global paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced the addition of a new data source to its recently launched data analysis tool, Intertrac Vision.


Hull Coating Leads to Carbon Credits

Paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has issued its first round of carbon credits to ship owners switching to biocide-free hull coating systems to reduce their emissions.


AkzoNobel to Buy BASF Unit for $531M

In a shift of the global performance coatings landscape, global paint and coatings giant AkzoNobel has agreed to buy BASF’s industrial coatings business for €475 million ($531 million), the ...


AkzoNobel, BASF Agree to $531M Deal

In a move it says will strengthen its coil coatings market presence, AkzoNobel will pay €475 million ($531 million) to acquire BASF’s industrial coatings business.


AkzoNobel Weighs Deal with BASF

A recent industry speculation concerning Dutch paint and specialty chemicals firm AkzoNobel and German chemical giant BASF has been put to rest.


AkzoNobel Eyes a BASF Coatings Segment

Dutch paints and specialty chemicals firm AkzoNobel has put to rest recent industry speculation that it is pursuing the purchase of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business.


AkzoNobel Reports Record FY2015

Multinational paints, coatings and chemicals company AkzoNobel reported record performance for 2015, having successfully delivered on the year’s financial targets while recognizing significa...


AkzoNobel Hits 2015 Targets

AkzoNobel has reported record performance for 2015, hitting the year's financial targets and posting significant increases in its operating income.


PPG Settles Employee Pay Lawsuit

PPG Industries will pay $5 million to settle claims filed by current and former employees who said they were misclassified as exempt while performing paint-related sales work at Home Depot s...


AkzoNobel Opens $10M Facility

AkzoNobel has opened a new $10 million research, development and innovation facility in Ohio, to serve the company's North American Performance Coatings businesses.


AkzoNobel Launches New RD&I Center

Amsterdam-based paints and coatings company AkzoNobel celebrated the opening of its new research, development and innovation (RD&I) center Tuesday (Dec. 1) in Strongsville, OH, with opening ...


AkzoNobel Opens Wood Coatings Center

AkzoNobel has announced the opening of a new technical center for wood coatings in Malmö, Sweden.


Income, Sales Up for AkzoNobel Q3

Amsterdam coatings giant AkzoNobel has reported income and sales gains for its third quarter amid “challenging market conditions.”


AkzoNobel Posts Positive Q3 Earnings

Marine and Protective Coatings led in revenue gains among AkzoNobel’s markets in its third quarter, according to the Amsterdam coatings company.


AkzoNobel Coats Record-Setting Car

With a coating normally reserved for aircraft and an engine that is more powerful than 180 Formula One race cars, a supersonic car is going to try to make land speed history – with the help ...


AkzoNobel Eyes New Test Facility

Multinational coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced plans to invest in construction of a test plant for coating resins production.


AkzoNobel Reports Positive Q2

Global coatings colossus AkzoNobel reported a significant jump in second quarter profitability across all three of its business areas, despite a challenging market environment.


AkzoNobel Posts 61% Gain in Q2

The divestment of a Paper Chemicals business unit and favorable currency rates have delivered positive results for coatings giant AkzoNobel for the second quarter.


Lighter Coating Offered for Offshore

AMSTERDAM—AkzoNobel has introduced a reduced-weight passive fire protection product for the offshore oil and gas industry.


AkzoNobel Cuts Paper Chemicals

AMSTERDAM—AkzoNobel has finalized a €153 million ($170.4 million USD) divestment of its paper chemicals business to Kemira Oyj, the Netherlands-based company announced Monday (May 4).


Polyurethane Protection Reduces VOCs

HOUSTON—A new polyurethane coating has been developed to meet expanding Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) standards in North America.


Protective Market Set for Steady Growth

DALLAS—Rust will be ringing up profits at a good clip for protective-coatings makers worldwide in the years ahead, a new market forecast asserts.


AkzoNobel Reports 'Solid' Q1

AMSTERDAM—Rising revenues and operating income across all businesses graced the first quarter of 2015, despite continuing economic headwinds, AkzoNobel reported Tuesday (April 21).


Ups and Downs Open Akzo's 2015

AMSTERDAM—Favorable currency effects and cost cutting offset volume declines, yielding increases in revenues and operating income for the first quarter of 2015, AkzoNobel reported Tuesday (A...


Medieval World Wonder to Gleam Again

A project to reconstruct one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages is underway in China.


Jotun Slapped on ‘No. 1’ Claims

Jotun Pakistan has no basis for asserting the top position in its market and has been fined for perpetuating the boast in its ads, the government's anti-trust agency has said.


New Powder Coating Steps into Light

Amsterdam's paint, coatings and chemical giant has launched a new ultra-reflective powder coating for lighting fixtures.


Jotun's Ad Boasts Draw Sanctions

Jotun Pakistan's blanket marketing claim of being "No. 1 in Paints" has again drawn the wrath of that country's antitrust agency, which has ordered the coating maker to drop the boast and pa...


New Lining: 1 Coat, Many Applications

AkzoNobel has added a new lining system to its International range for North America for a broad range of temperatures and environments.


AkzoNobel Cleared in Product Claim

Akzo Nobel Paints LLC was not negligent in its manufacture of a coating applied by an automotive-plant painter who later died of cancer, a federal-court jury has found.


New Caps Shield Steel Bolts from Fire

AkzoNobel has introduced a new product in North America for fire protection on the bolted connections of steel structures.


Copper Tops Trendy Hue Report

Step aside, ho-hum blues and greens of yore. Color experts at AkzoNobel say the go-to hue for 2015 is an elegant and warm copper.


PPG Industries Names New President

The world's largest paint and coatings company has tapped Chief Operating Officer Michael H. McGarry as its next president.


PPG Veteran to Become Next President

Michael H. McGarry has been named president of PPG Industries Inc., capping a 34-year company tenure that has included senior management roles on three continents.


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...


Akzo Sees Progress Amid 2014 Setbacks

Decorative Paints struggled and profits slid, but AkzoNobel emerged from 2014 optimistic that its years-long restructuring remained on track.


Court Rejects AkzoNobel Patent Suit

Dow Chemical Co. did not infringe upon AkzoNobel's patented extrusion process in developing its own coatings, a federal judge has ruled.


Dow Prevails in Akzo Patent Suit

A federal-court judge has cleared Dow Chemical Co. of claims that it infringed upon a 2004 patent by coatings giant AkzoNobel Coatings Inc.


AkzoNobel Reports $66.5M Fraud

Some type of "external fraud" at AkzoNobel's office in Chicago has left the paint and coating maker looking for $66.5 million.


International Rolls Out 1-Coat Lining

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system, in North America.


AkzoNobel Probes Chicago Fraud

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


Coating Flow Grows from China, Mideast

Major coating suppliers have been increasing their global operations outside the U.S., with recent expansions throughout China and the Middle East.


Bio-Inspired Additive Slows Icing

Inspired by the ability of certain animals to withstand cold and prevent ice from forming in their bodies, AkzoNobel has introduced a fully biodegradable additive for road salt designed to s...


Akzo Q3 Profits Fight Headwinds

Mixed, yet ultimately flat, sales in Decorative Paints offered little help to AkzoNobel in a third quarter that showed an increase in profit built more on efficiencies than revenues.


Stirring Up New Batch of Paint Chemists

The European coatings industry is making a fresh push to recruit students with an intensive new graduate-level engineering specialty program backed by suppliers.


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 ...


Fouling Control System Touts Long Life

AkzoNobel's International brand has introduced a foul-release system for the North American power, water and wastewater segments.


New Metallic Powder Coating Bows

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has introduced a bright, metallic powder coating for furniture, lighting and other interior fixtures.


AkzoNobel Joins ‘100 Cities’ Effort

Building on its own Human Cities urban renewal campaign, AkzoNobel has now thrown its support behind 100 Resilient Cities, a new global project of The Rockefeller Foundation.


AkzoNobel Sets Committed, Colorful 2015

Expanding its commitment to global urban renewal, and the power of color within it, AkzoNobel has pledged support to 100 Resilient Cities, a worldwide project pioneered by The Rockefeller Fo...


Coating Could Lighten Landfill Load

A new bio-based coating may make the first dent in the 200 billion paper cups thrown away each year, says manufacturer AkzoNobel.


AkzoNobel Tops Sustainability Index

From its community service and labor practices to its urban focus and product stewardship, paint and coatings multinational AkzoNobel remains the corporate sustainability leader in the world...


AkzoNobel Named Sustainability Leader

Paint, coatings and specialty chemical giant AkzoNobel has notched a threepeat as the world’s leading materials company in the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index.


AkzoNobel to Revamp Performance Coatings

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


Coating Offers Thin-Film Insulation

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched a thin-film, spray-applied insulation coating for industrial environments.


AkzoNobel Expands Again in Asia

Seeking a bigger stake in the world’s fastest-growing coatings market, AkzoNobel plans to invest €50 million ($83.2 million USD) in a new decorative coatings plant in China.


New Program Offers Customized Help

International Paint has introduced Interplan, a customized maintenance painting service that offers a flexible coating survey and maintenance service package.


AkzoNobel Plans New Chinese Paint Plant

AkzoNobel is spreading its reach even further in China by investing €50 million ($83.2 million USD) in a new decorative coatings facility.


Coatings Coup: Compostable Cups

A new bio-based coating by AkzoNobel has allowed the development of what the company calls the world’s first compostable paper cup for cold drinks.


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)...


AkzoNobel Sales Hold, But Profits Drop

With improving sales but declining revenue, Akzo Nobel’s Decorative Paints business provided a good microcosm Wednesday (July 23) of the company’s mixed fortunes in the second quarter of 201...


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.


AkzoNobel Adds Potable Water Lining

AkzoNobel has introduced Interline 975P, a solvent-free, single-coat potable water lining for the North American water and wastewater market.


AkzoNobel Names CFO, VPs

Coatings giant AkzoNobel has announced several new leadership positions, including chief financial officer and two vice presidents for North American protective coatings markets.


Urban Research Banks Against Beige

Could a blue bridge bring more cash to a city’s coffers than a brown bridge? New global research funded by AkzoNobel will put that notion to the test.


OMA, AkzoNobel Partner on Color Study

A new global study will focus on the role of color in economic development.


In Pakistan, Looking Out for No. 1

Jotun Pakistan has been ordered to stop calling itself the “No. 1 paint in Pakistan” after complaints by competitors bearing superlatives of their own.


UK Boosts Sustainable Marine Coatings

Fostering research to develop sustainable antifoulants, the UK has awarded £500,000 ($837,400 USD) to a consortium of businesses and universities.


In Pakistan, Who’s No. 1?

Authorities have ordered Jotun Pakistan to stop calling itself the “No. 1 paint in Pakistan” after complaints by competitors—who make No. 1-type claims of their own.


Partnership Aims to Track Raw Materials

AkzoNobel and Solvay are working together to increase and track the use of renewable raw materials in coatings.


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...


Powder Coating Cuts Down on Cure

AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business has launched a dry-on-dry primer and topcoat application process with only one heating stage.


PPG’s New Direction to Target Pros

PPG Industries plans to rebrand and revamp thousands of U.S. retail and distribution points to better reach the contractors, specifiers and other professionals who now buy most of its archit...


Paint Buyers Give Top Nods to 3 Brands

They may not be the biggest, but Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and BEHR are the best in the minds of many of their customers, according to J.D. Power's new Paint Satisfaction Study.


Ben Moore, Sherwin Top Paint Ratings

Happy customers—the golden geese that will buy your product over and over again—have put Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams at the top of J.D. Power's 2014 Paint Satisfaction Study.


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...


AkzoNobel Starts 2014 on Hopeful Note

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...


New Software Assesses Hull Coatings

AkzoNobel has introduced a digital tool that enables operators in the shipping industry to assess and predict the risk of hull fouling depending on which routes are being traded.


‘Singing Paint’ Tuned to the Times

AkzoNobel has—or has it?—introduced the next new phenom in coatings: an “ultrasonic coating” that it calls singing paint.


Crooning Coating Strikes a New Note

Attention, Aloe Blacc, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5: Coatings stardom could be yours for the asking!


3 Architects Win AkzoNobel Design Prize

Three young architects are being honored for Brazilian projects that focus on renewable materials in a new awards program sponsored by AkzoNobel.


Outside U.S., Industrial Coatings Grow

While the North American industrial coatings market plods along, the market worldwide has taken a leap forward, with sizable new investments by Axalta Coating Systems and AkzoNobel.


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.


2013 Buffets AkzoNobel's Bottom Line

AkzoNobel’s volatile 2013 struggled to a close with declining revenues and a leaner (if not meaner) outlook on 2014.


EU Opens Multinational Biofouling Push

Eco-friendly marine coatings that leave slime behind are the focus of a new multimillion-dollar European Commission initiative spearheaded by AkzoNobel and the Dutch Polymer Institute.


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


AkzoNobel’s CFO to Depart

Coatings giant AkzoNobel says its chief financial officer Keith Nichols, 53, will step down at the end of June.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

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


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.


PPG Paints a Green ’13

PPG Industries rode a fourth-quarter wave of whopping sales growth in architectural and other coatings to cap one of the most successful years in its 130-year history, the company reported T...


AkzoNobel’s No. 2 to Step Down

Keith Nichols, 53, the chief financial officer who led AkzoNobel during a turbulent period in 2012 and oversaw its largest acquisition, will leave his position June 30 “after eight highly su...


Valspar Paint Sales Up, But Profit Down

Record fourth-quarter paint sales battled with restructuring costs and weakness in other markets to bring home a mixed bottom line for FY2013 at the Valspar Corp.


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).


$3K Awarded in Paint Yellowing

A British homeowner has taken paint maker Dulux to task after its brilliant white paint turned yellow on his walls just weeks after application.


AkzoNobel Deco Grows in India, Mideast

AkzoNobel is expanding its decorative paints footprint in both the Middle East and India, with a new joint venture agreement and a new production facility.


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.


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...


Paint, Currency Scuff Akzo’s Q3 Gloss

Tanking currency rates knocked the wind out of AkzoNobel in the third quarter, flattening architectural revenues and driving down revenues companywide by 5 percent.


PPG Delivers Double-Digit Gains in Q3

Boosted by its newly fattened architectural coatings business, PPG Industries has reported a 17 percent spike in net sales and record adjusted earnings in its third quarter.


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...


Billionaire Sues over Yacht Coatings

Unhappy with the paint job on his mega-yacht, a Russian billionaire is taking AkzoNobel to court, seeking $100 million in a claim of unsatisfactory work.


AkzoNobel Honors 2 Material Scientists

Two prominent researchers in the fields of materials and surface engineering have received AkzoNobel’s 2013 Science Award.


AkzoNobel Plans Global Restructuring

Having wrapped the sell-off of major segments of its architectural coatings division, AkzoNobel has announced plans to aggressively reorganize and streamline the rest of the business by the ...


AkzoNobel to Restructure Deco Unit

AkzoNobel will whip what is left of its global Decorative Paints portfolio back into shape with a "streamlined management structure" and lean "new operating model" in 2014.


AkzoNobel, PPG Growing Outside U.S.

PPG Industries and AkzoNobel will invest more than $125 million in new coating manufacturing facilities in Russia and China to expand production in those regions, the companies have announce...


Global Auto Paint Market Accelerates

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


AkzoNobel Plans $67M China Expansion

In a move it says will solidify its position as a leading coating supplier in China, AkzoNobel will invest €50 million (about $67.5 million) to build two new manufacturing facilities in Chen...


PPG Plans New Architectural Coatings HQ

PPG Industries will consolidate its newly expanded North American architectural coatings operation into a new headquarters in southwestern Pennsylvania and enlarge its coatings R&D operation...


AkzoNobel Seeks New Life in Old Paint

The world's leading paint and coatings maker is making a new push to explore and improve paint recycling by closing the paint production loop.


AkzoNobel Tops Sustainability Index

For the second straight year, AkzoNobel has been crowned a global industry leader for its sustainability practices.


AkzoNobel Takes Sustainability Crown

Despite its recent setbacks, the world’s largest paint and coatings maker is also one of the world’s most sustainably driven companies, according to a widely respected new global ranking.


AkzoNobel Plans New Wave of Downsizing

AkzoNobel continues to shrink its European footprint, with a new plan to close more than half of its German offices in the wake of recent divestments.


AkzoNobel to Shutter Dutch Plant

AkzoNobel will phase out a chemical plant in the Netherlands as the paint and coating maker's markets shift from Europe to Asia and North America, the company announced Friday (Aug. 30).


AkzoNobel Sponsors Girls' Rights Prize

A Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education will receive €100,000 (about $133,410 USD) for her cause from AkzoNobel.


Coatings Maker Funds Girls’ Education

Global paint and coatings giant AkzoNobel says it will give €100,000 (about $133,410 USD) to help improve access to education for girls in Pakistan.


PPG, Axalta Name Industrial Leadership

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


AkzoNobel to Sell Off Adhesives Unit

AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business will shrink yet again, as the company has announced plans to sell its Building Adhesives business to specialty chemical provider Sika AG for €260 milli...


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.


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...


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...


Akzo Cries Foul on New Dow Patents

AkzoNobel is accusing Dow Chemical Co. of sidestepping an R&D partnership by attempting to single-handedly patent coating products that the companies developed together.


One-Step Topcoat Aims for Ease, Savings

International Paint has introduced an acrylic polysiloxane topcoat for commercial applications that aims to provide cost savings in an environmentally friendly formula.


Polysiloxane Topcoat Eases Application

A new acrylic polysiloxane topcoat has rolled out to the North American market, International Paint LLC announced.


Dow Coating Patents Spur Akzo Lawsuit

Coatings giant AkzoNobel has filed suit against Dow Chemical Co., accusing the raw materials maker of misusing confidential information gained from a partnership to apply unilaterally for tw...


AkzoNobel Dims Decorative in Germany

AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints business continues its crash diet, with a newly announced plan to shed its German paint stores immediately after selling off its North American unit.


Greener AkzoNobel Coatings Ahead

The world’s largest paint and coatings producer will step up the use of bio-based materials in its products, under a new agreement with a sustainable chemical producer.


AkzoNobel to Shed German Paint Stores

AkzoNobel continues to shrink its global decorative paints business, announcing that it will divest its decorative paints stores for professionals in Germany to independent wholesale distrib...


AkzoNobel Grows Greener with Solvay

AkzoNobel and Belgian chemical producer Solvay have signed a three-year agreement to increase the use of renewable raw materials in AkzoNobel's paints and coatings.


Coatings to Reach Dizzying Heights

Designers of tomorrow's tall buildings will demand more efficient and innovative processes from the coatings industry.


Aluminum Finish for High-End Sectors

Global paint and coatings giant AkzoNobel has debuted a new aluminum coating system for the high-end residential, retail and monumental interiors markets.


Valspar to Buy European Coating Maker

The Valspar Corp. is plunging into Europe’s high-performance coatings market with the acquisition of Italy's Inver Holding S.r.l., an international group and market leader in industrial coat...


Valspar Makes European Industrial Push

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


AkzoNobel Paint Targets Renewable Oils

Coatings made from algae-based renewable oils are the goal of a new partnership by AkzoNobel and bioproducts supplier Solazyme Inc.


Insect-Killing Paint Rolls Out in Africa

Malaria-ravaged Ghana has a new weapon to combat the deadly disease: an insecticide paint from Coral Dulux Ghana, an AkzoNobel brand.


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.


Europe, Deco Unit Sale Ding Akzo’s Q1

The world’s largest paint maker bled revenue in its first quarter of 2013, reflecting the sale of its North American Decorative Paints business and continuing economic shakiness in its large...


PPG on the Move, But Sales Stall

The world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company racked up major acquisitions in the first quarter of 2013, but weakness in Europe kept PPG Industries’ overall sales flat.


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.


PPG Veteran to Lead Expanded Unit

PPG Industries’ vastly expanded North American architectural coatings business will be a blended family led by a familiar face, the company says.


PPG Seals AkzoNobel N. American Deal

PPG Industries Inc. has completed the purchase of AkzoNobel’s North American decorative paints business for $1.05 billion—more than doubling PPG's architectural coatings footprint on the con...


AkzoNobel Adds, Subtracts in China

AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest an additional €65 million ($84.4 million U.S.) in China, to boost capacity and “improve operational excellence” at its Surface Chemistry plants in Box...


Tech Pipeline: Paint to Fight Malaria

The world’s biggest paint and coatings company is targeting one of the world’s biggest killers—malaria.


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.


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.


AkzoNobel Names New Decorative Leader

AkzoNobel has appointed a new overseer for its beleaguered Decorative Paints business, recently walloped by a river of red ink and the sale of its North American business.


Polymer Chemist Wins AkzoNobel Award

The ability to tailor make finely tuned materials for specific applications one molecule at a time has earned a Carnegie Mellon researcher AkzoNobel's first North America Science Award.


AkzoNobel Taps R&D Head for N. America

Graeme Armstrong, who oversees research, development, and innovation for AkzoNobel, has been appointed to lead the company's North American operations.


AkzoNobel Names N. America Director

AkzoNobel has appointed Research, Development, and Innovation chief Graeme Armstrong to oversee its North American operations.


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


Curtain Wall Project Earns Accolades

SAN ANTONIO—A 12-year restoration project of one of the most historic places on the West Coast—and the second building in the U.S. to feature a glass curtain wall—took top honors Monday (Jan...


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...


Protective Coatings Centers Launched

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has announced the opening of Protective Coatings Centers across the U.S. and Canada.


PPG Chemical Unit Split Proceeding

PPG Industries' split-off transaction of its commodity chemicals business is underway, having gained all required approvals, the company has announced.


 
 
   

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