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Friday, 27 May 2016
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27 May 16
Akzo Nobel opens its largest technology center in China

Akzo Nobel inaugurated its new EUR6.5 million technology center in Songjiang, Shanghai. The company's largest research facility in China, it will support product innovation and the development of next generation paints, coatings and specialty chemicals.

26 May 16
Huntsman begins production at new pigment plant

Global chemical company Huntsman announced the start up of operations at its brand new colour pigments facility in Augusta, Georgia.

25 May 16
Sherwin-Williams opens new powder plant in Poland

Sherwin-Williams has officially opened the doors to the company’s new powder plant in Poznan, Eastern Poland.

24 May 16
Nippon Paint Marine Coatings and Wilckens form new company

Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co. Ltd. of Kobe, Japan, and Wilckens Farben GmbH of Glückstadt, Germany are proud to announce the formation of Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) GmbH.

23 May 16
Chemours starts commercial operations of new TiO2 line in Mexico

The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, has begun the commercial startup of its new titanium dioxide line at its Altamira plant in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

19 May 16
Sachtleben Minerals and Tor Minerals reached agreement on collaboration

Sachtleben Minerals has taken over the marketing and sales of alumina tryhydrates (ATH) and monohydrates (boehmite), products of Tor Minerals, covering the bulk of the European coatings and specific plastics market.

18 May 16
Flint Group acquires American Inks and Coatings (AIC) in North America

Flint Group announces the acquisition of American Inks and Coatings (AIC) based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This investment is an important part of Flint Group’s long-range strategy to grow in key segments around the world.

17 May 16
Lanxess raises guidance for 2016 after strong first quarter

Following a good first quarter, specialty chemicals company Lanxess has raised its earnings forecast for fiscal 2016.

16 May 16
Automotive coatings market size set to exceed EUR25 billion by 2022

Automotive coatings market size was calculated at 3.76 million tons in 2014, as per the latest research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

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