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Existing-home Sales Increase in Latest NAR Report

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) noted that this increase was largely accounted for by sales from first-time buyers, which NAR indicated were 34 percent of sales.

Axalta Prepares for Middle East Expansion

October 25, 2016 Business News
Shaver stated that with the new facility, Axalta will be more effective and efficient in building the brand and enabling customers to maximize the benefits of Axatla’s products, especially waterborne coating systems.

Sika Opens Factory in Brazil

October 25, 2016 Business News
According to Sika, bonding technology has huge advantages over welding and helps the automotive industry respond to current trends in modern vehicle construction, such as crash resistance, lightweight construction, and mixed material design.

Companies Join in Long-term Renewable Energy Commitment

October 25, 2016 Business News
The group’s first agreement is to buy electricity from Windpark Krammer, which was established by two cooperatives together with 4,000 members in the province of Zeeland and the island of Goeree-Overflakkee.

Arkema to Construct Manufacturing Facility in India

October 25, 2016 Business News
A new manufacturing unit and a dedicated new laboratory to provide both application development and technical support is included in the project, Arkema stated.

Air Products Names Sea-Land Chemical Company as Distributor

October 25, 2016 Business News
Sea-Land will replace Harcros Chemicals, Inc. as Air Products’ distributor in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

BASF Acquires Yinfan

October 10, 2016 Business News
The acquisition enables BASF’s Coatings division to broaden its automotive refinish portfolio in Asia Pacific by adding the Yinfan line of products to its global brands including Glasurit®, R-M®, baslac® and NORBIN®, the company stated.

Green Biologics Selects Caldic as its EU Distribution Partner

October 10, 2016 Business News
Caldic will distribute Green Biologics’ bio-based, high purity chemicals, including n-butanol, acetone, and other associated products to customers in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for a variety of key markets.

ACA 2017 Company Performance Survey Now Open

May 8, 2016 Industry News
This survey of coatings manufacturers provides participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors.