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Hexion Sells PVA & EPI Emulsions Business to Franklin International

Hexion completed the sale of its PVA & EPI Emulsions business and Portland, Oregon, manufacturing plant to Franklin International, a privately held manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and polymers. The transaction includes the sale of Hexion’s Portland, Oregon, manufacturing facility as well as customer relationships, associated inventories, and transition of employees to Franklin International’s team. Michael […]

Arkema Buys Dow’s Flexible Packaging Laminating Adhesives Business

Arkema has agreed to acquire Dow’s flexible packaging laminating adhesives business, a leading producer of adhesives for the flexible packaging market, generating annual sales of around $250 million. According to Arkema, the proposed acquisition will significantly expand its portfolio of solutions for flexible packaging, enabling the group to become a key player in the market. […]

Siegwerk Launches Business Unit Dedicated to Functional Coatings for Sustainable Packaging

Siegwerk has established a new business unit dedicated to functional coatings for sustainable packaging innovations. With this extension of its organizational structure, the company underlines its increasing strategic focus towards functional coatings and boosts its position as an enabler of circular packaging solutions across all business units. “In addition to our broad portfolio of renowned […]

Optimizing Your Strategic Planning with Business Cycle Analysis

Successful business strategy relies on accurate and timely business intelligence. Traditional methods for gathering, compiling, and analyzing data from various sources are time consuming and inefficient, however, and they do not provide the ability to effectively track changes in the business cycle. In contrast, business cycle analysis (BCA) is a vital aspect of economic analysis, […]

PPG to Weigh Alternatives for Architectural Coatings Business in the U.S. and Canada

PPG has engaged Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC as financial advisor to assist in a review of strategic alternatives for its architectural coatings business in the United States and Canada. In 2023, the architectural coatings business in the United States and Canada represented approximately 10% of PPG’s total net sales. PPG’s architectural coatings business in […]

Henkel Strengthens Its Adhesive Technologies Business with Strategic Acquisition

Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners. Seal for Life is a specialized supplier of protective coating and sealing solutions in a broad variety of infrastructure markets, such as renewable energy, oil, gas, and water. The company operates globally and generated sales of approximately […]

Holcim Building Envelope Names New Senior Vice President of Adhesives, Coatings, and Sealants Business Unit

Holcim Building Envelope has named Lauren Pagano as senior vice president of the Adhesives, Coatings, and Sealants (ACS) business unit, which encompasses Gaco and a portfolio of recognized brands for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Pagano will provide leadership for the business unit, including responsibility for strategy, marketing, sales, operations and technology, supply chain, customer […]

Holcim Announces Plan to List North American Business in United States

The company’s board has tasked Chairman and CEO Jan Jenisch to lead the planned U.S. listing of Holcim’s North America business. Jenisch commented, “Holcim has reached a new level of financial performance and a superior earnings profile with industry-leading margins and a strong balance sheet. The success of our North American business makes it the […]

PPG Announces Review of Alternatives for its Silica Products Business

PPG has engaged Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as financial advisor to assist in a review of strategic alternatives for its silica products business. PPG’s silica products business, which operates within the company’s specialty coatings and materials strategic business unit, manufactures and supplies precipitated silica products to major manufacturers around the world as performance-enhancing additives, […]

With the Acquisition of Silberline, ALTANA Expands its Global Presence in the Effect Pigments Business

ALTANA has entered into an agreement to acquire the Silberline Group. The United States based company specializes in developing and manufacturing effect pigments utilized in various applications, ranging from automotive coatings and printing inks to plastics, protective coatings, and packaged consumer goods. “The acquisition is further proof that we are sustainably implementing our strategy of […]

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