Last week, the news item that received the most reader interest was AkzoNobel Performance Coatings’ announcement that it is investing approximately 3 million euros (~ $3.4 million) to expand its research and development facilities in Houston. The upgraded facility will reportedly support the company’s Protective Coatings, Marine Coatings and Specialty Coatings businesses. Completion is expected in early 2016.

Top 5 News that Sticks for July 12-18

1.AkzoNobel Performance Coatings Invests $3 Million in R&D Expansion

2. Tremco Acquires Canadian Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturer

3. Increased Need is Growing the Surgical Adhesives and Sealants Market

4. Univar Purchases Chemical Associates

5. Global Auto Composites Market to Grow 8%