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AkzoNobel Completes Sale of Building Adhesives Business to Sika

AkzoNobel recently announced it has finalized the €260 million (~ $352 million) divestment of its Building Adhesives business to Sika AG.
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Housing Markets Back to Normal in 52 Metro Areas

Housing markets in 52 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have now returned to or exceeded their pre-recessionary levels of activity.
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EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.: Plasticizer

This company has expanded its non-phthalate plasticizer portfolio with the addition of Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer.
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Former Clariant Businesses Launch as Archroma

Archroma recently announced it has launched as a newly formed global color and specialty chemicals company.
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PPG to Build Coatings Manufacturing Facility in Russia

PPG Industries recently announced plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia. The
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ACC: U.S. Economy Continues to Improve

The U.S. economy continues to improve, with forecasts now suggesting economic expansion into 2015, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer.
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AkzoNobel to Expand in China

AkzoNobel recently announced plans to invest more than €50 million (~ $67 million) in China to build new manufacturing facilities for its Powder Coatings and Decorative Paints businesses in Chengdu.
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Silicone Technology for Aerospace and Aircraft

Silicone’s versatility makes it a valuable asset for demanding industries.

Over the last 50 years, the aerospace and aircraft industries have used silicone in an ever-growing number of applications. Silicone inherently has high dielectric strength (typically ≥ 500 V/mil) and a large coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), allowing it to absorb stresses during thermal cycling.


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ARKEMA COATING RESINS: Waterborne Alkyd

This new binder is an APEO and ammonia-free short oil alkyd emulsion designed for use in a variety of coatings in which performance similar to solvent-based alkyds is desired.
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AkzoNobel Retains DJSI Ranking

AkzoNobel recently announced it has again been ranked in the number-one position on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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