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CROWN SUPPORTS FLOOD-HIT COMMUNITY IN WARRINGTON

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Hempel announces global price increase

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Novus vows to Build Back Better through launch of new initiative

Novus Property Solutions has launched a new charitable challenge for 2021 as part of its vision to be a force for good, which will see its colleagues, clients, supply chain and the wider community encouraged to nominate a deserving cause to receive funding from the company. The contractor’s new charitable and social value initiative will encompass three focus areas: reducing poverty, good health and wellbeing, and environmental action – all of which were chosen by Novus colleagues through a company-wide vote. As part of the Build Back Better initiative, Novus will contribute up to £5,000 each quarter to a selected project which will be decided upon by a panel comprising colleagues from across the business based on where the donation will have the biggest impact. Any projects can be nominated, as long as they fit into the three key focus areas.

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Hempel to acquire Wattyl Australia and New Zealand

On 18 February, world-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Wattyl, one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading and highly distinguished manufacturers of paint for the decorative and protective segments with a turnover of EUR 150 million and 750 employees. The seller is The Sherwin-Williams Company, the world’s largest paint and coatings company and headquartered in the United States. The transaction is now pending customary approval from the authorities, which is expected in the first quarter of 2021.

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Crown calls all decorators to support Can Back

Crown Decorating Centres is calling on all decorators in the UK to get involved in its Can Back scheme and play their part in helping to recycle every paint can sold through the network.  Through the Can Back scheme, which Crown has successfully run since 2013, CDC account holders are able to drop off their empty paint cans to any one of 120 Crown Decorating Centres across the country, free of charge. And this year, the scheme has been extended to include paint cans from any manufacturer, not just Crown Paints products. The only stipulation is that cans must be completely clean and dry to be accepted. Working in partnership with social enterprise company, NIMTECH, which is based at Crown’s two manufacturing plants in Darwen and Hull, all the paint cans returned through the scheme will be fully recycled. In the last 12 months, 200 tonnes of cans were recycled by NIMTECH through the Can Back scheme and the ambitious target this year is to collect and recycle every single can sold through the CDC network. 

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