Jul. 19, 2019News & Opinions
In its first acquisition so far this year, AkzoNobel has agreed to buy French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero for an undisclosed sum.
Jul. 11, 2019News & Opinions
AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest €3 million in three additional production lines for powder coatings at its site in Changzhou, China. The plant is the company’s largest of its type in the world.
Aug. 03, 2018Topics
Fifty years after the legendary British speedboat racer Donald Campbell died trying to break his own water speed record, his famous hydroplane Bluebird is making a triumphant return to the water this summer.
Jan. 08, 2018News & Opinions
Major US coatings group PPG has reached agreement to buy Dutch wholesaler ProCoatings for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition comes after PPG tried and failed three times last year to buy Dutch rival AkzoNobel.
Dec. 12, 2017News & Opinions
The Specialty Chemicals business of Dutch coatings specialist AkzoNobel plans to spend more than €4 million to increase production capacity for its patented surface-modified colloidal silica in Sweden.
Dec. 01, 2017News & Opinions
By a vote of 99.9%, AkzoNobel shareholders attending the company’s extraordinary general meeting in Amsterdam on Nov. 30 approved the proposed separation of the Specialty Chemicals division, a move described by CEO Thierry Vanlancker ...
Nov. 23, 2017News & Opinions
Coatings rivals AkzoNobel of the Netherlands and US-based Axalta have ended their talks about a potential multibillion merger to create what they had said would be “a leading global player.”
Nov. 15, 2017News & Opinions
Donald Trump's trade mission to China last week has generated new business opportunities for several US chemical companies, including Air Products, Honeywell UOP and Dow Chemical.
Oct. 30, 2017News & Opinions
Confirming market rumors, AkzoNobel said it has entered what it called “constructive discussions” with Axalta Coating Systems about a merger, adding that the combination of the two players – based respectively in the ...
Sep. 26, 2017News & Opinions
AkzoNobel has hired a new chief financial officer to replace Maëlys Castella who stepped down from the role earlier this month for health reasons.
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