Supplier News

  • Nordson Grows in South Africa

    September 12, 2008
    Nordson Grows in South Africa Nordson Corporation has acquired MLT Systems Holdings (Pty) Ltd. and its subsidiary MLT Application Systems (Pty) Ltd. of Cape Town, South Africa. Revenues of MLT were not disclosed. MLT employs a total of 15, operates…


  • Brenntag Acquires Dipol Chemical International

    September 12, 2008
    Brenntag Acquires Dipol Chemical International Brenntag has acquired Dipol Chemical International, Inc., a company focused on the distribution of chemicals in Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic States and also provides its services in Belorussia and Mold…


  • ALTANA Acquires Effect Pigment Business of USBP

    September 12, 2008
    Altana has signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. USBP retains its powder business as well as its aluminum…


  • Q-LAB OPENS SECOND SITE IN EUROPE

    September 12, 2008
    Q-Lab Corp. has announced the opening of the new Q-Lab Deutschland GmbH Weathering Technology Centre. The facility, located near Düsseldorf, Germany, provides customers technical support, education, training and sales support. The new facility w…


  • Wacker discontinues production of Pioloform

    September 12, 2008
    Wacker Chemie will discontinue production of its Pioloform polymer binders effective Sept. 30, 2008. The Munich-based chemical group recently announced this decision citing limited expectations for polyvinyl butyral growth in industrial applications…


  • EPA Awards Rohm and Haas Kankakee Facility

    September 12, 2008
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Rohm and Haas Kankakee, IL facility with their National Environmental Performance Track Award for progress toward achieving environmental performance goals and the breadth and challenge of th…


  • Lanxess to move headquarters to Cologne

    September 12, 2008
    Lanxess AG plans to relocate its headquarters from Leverkusen to Cologne, Germany. The move is to be completed by 2011. Lanxess has begun discussions with the city of Cologne to identify possible sites. Currently approximately half of the 15,000 La…


  • Sto Emeraldcoat boasts ICC-ES approval

    August 11, 2008
    Sto Emeraldcoat boasts ICC-ES approval Sto Corporation’s Sto EmeraldCoat, part of the StoGuard air and moisture barrier system, has received ICC-ES approval for use under all claddings except exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS). The n…


  • Henkel provides €150,000

    August 11, 2008
    Henkel provides €150,000 for Chinese earthquake victims Henkel has donated €150,000 to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake in China. Working closely with the Henkel sites in China, the company is in the process of channel…


  • BASF launches new R-M waterborne product in U.S.

    August 11, 2008
    BASF launches new R-M waterborne product in U.S. BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions has launched a new member of its R-M brand—Onyx HD—a high performance, environmentally compliant waterborne automotive refinish basecoat that complies wi…


  • PPG publishes guide for coil and extrusion coatings

    August 11, 2008
    PPG publishes guide for coil and extrusion coatings PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published a new guide specification for its liquid and powder coil and extrusion coatings. PPG is the first coatings company to make selection…


  • Rhode Island Supreme

    August 11, 2008
    Rhode Island Supreme Court overturns judgement The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently overturned a 2006 jury verdict against former manufacturers of lead pigment used in house paint decades ago. The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA),…


  • Becker Industries Expands

    August 11, 2008
    Becker Industrie furthers its advance Leveraging its position as a leader in France, Becker Industrie, the industrial paint specialist and French subsidiary of Swedish group Beckers, has further expanded its business by setting up a subsidiary in th…


  • Automotive Coatings World Alliance Formed

    August 11, 2008
    After several years of cooperation between Ohashi Chemical in Japan and Mäder Group in France, these two companies sought to broaden their global activities to encompass North America, while at the same time Spraylat Corp., a powder coatings sup…


  • Fritz Walker To Deliver

    August 11, 2008
    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that FSCT past-president, Frederick “Fritz” H. Walker, will present the 2008 Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture. Walker is the intellectual asset manager for Air P…