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American Securities to acquire Chromaflo Technologies from Arsenal Capital Partners and Nordic Capit

American Securities LLC, Arsenal Capital Partners, and Nordic Capital Fund VI have announced that American Securities has partnered with management and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Chromaflo Technologies Corp, a leading producer of proprietary, high-performance colourants and chemical dispersions, from Arsenal Capital Partners and Nordic Capital. 

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Global Paint & Coatings, 2016-2021 study released

Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney is pleased to announce the commencement of its third Global Paint & Coatings study. According to the firm, global consumption of coatings in 2016 is a projected 88bn lbs (40Mt) worth some US$130bn. Growth has slowed in recent years following the modest bounce back from the recession year of 2009. 

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Industries of the future to be significantly impacted by digital transformation

Technology is expected to the driving force across industries and this transformation will be the catalyst driving productivity, innovation, skill development and growth for the companies of today. Digital disruption was the underlying theme at Frost & Sullivan’s annual Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2016: Asia Pacific global congress.

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Latest organic pigment innovations at K fair

BASF Colors & Effects will be featuring a new highly colour efficient pigment at the K trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, from October 19-26.

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Force majeure on polyurethane raw materials MDI and TDI remains in effect

Due to an unforeseen production outage at a supplier of nitric acid, Covestro’s European production facilities for the isocyanates MDI and TDI can currently only be operated at reduced capacity. Covestro, therefore, declared force majeure on October 6, 2016.

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