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PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Michael H. McGarry as president and CEO, effective Sept.1, 2015.

Following its binding offer, Imerys has entered into exclusive negotiations with Solvay to acquire its precipitated calcium carbonates (PCC) division.

AkzoNobel has sold its Zeta Fraction™ biomaterials technology to Ashland Inc.

Akcros Chemicals Inc. has completed the expansion of a powder stabilizer facility at its manufacturing site in New Brunswick, N.J.

Ferro Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of Nubiola Pigmentos (Nubiola) on a cash-free and debt-free basis for €149 million (approximately $165 million).

Axalta Coating Systems has completed the acquisition of Metalak Benelux B.V., a privately owned company with offices in Bornem, Belgium and Tiel, the Netherlands.

Tremco Group has acquired certain assets of Chemtron Manufacturing Ltd., a Calgary-based manufacturer of construction adhesives, sealants, and tapes with annual net sales of approximately $5 million. 

Troy Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of the industrial biocides business of Ashland Inc. 

LANGGUTH Engineering, based in Waterloo, Ontario, has acquired Associated Packaging Equipment Corp., a supplier of globally branded labeling technology that includes the entire portfolio of PolyClad labelers.

Sun Chemical plans to expand global capacity for the production of its Benda-Lutz®metallic effect pigments by more than 40 percent.

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