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    ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL

    ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL MEETING MOVE TO NEW ORLEANS The U.S.’s paint and coatings executive and formulation trade associations have announced plans to move their annual meetings–and a key trade show–to New Orleans, LA from C…
    09.19.05

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    NDSU DEPARTMENT OF COATINGS

    NDSU DEPARTMENT OF COATINGS AND POLYMERIC MATERIALS CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University has scheduled a celebration Oct. 20-22 to commemorate its centennial year. Eve…
    09.19.05

  • Construction Chemicals | Supplier News

    EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS FEDERATION FORMED The Brussels-based European Federation for Construction Chemicals (EFFC), an affiliate of CEFIC, has been established as a forum for construction chemicals manufacturers, such as Sika and Remmer…
    09.19.05

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    DETROIT COLOUR COUNCILíS

    The Detroit Colour Council’s annual panel conference will be held Sept. 20 at Michigan State University’s Manage-ment Education Center. “Automotive Exterior Color Harmony Issues” will address major issues surrounding bod…
    09.19.05

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    BASF acquires Huntsmanís TDI business

    BASF has acquired Huntsman’s global toluene diisocyanate (TDI) business. In the accord, Huntsman will transfer its TDI customer list and sales contract to BASF, however manufacturing operations and personnel are not included. Financial t…
    08.16.05

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    CYTEC SURFACE SPECIALTIES

    CYTEC SURFACE SPECIALTIES COMPLETES LAB RENOVATION Cytec Surface Specialties has completed the renovation of its powder coatings applications lab in Smyrna, GA. The refurbished facility enhances applications support for customers and reduces t…
    08.16.05

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    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE SETS

    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE SETS UP SALES ORGANIZATION IN CHINA Bayer MaterialScience is establishing its own local distribution network with import and export rights in China. The aim of this network is to supply Chinese customers with products manu…
    08.16.05

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    CI SET TO ACQUIRE

    ICI SET TO ACQUIRE EMULSION POWDERS BUSINESS ICI has agreed to acquire the Celanese emulsion powders business for $25.5 million. The Frankfurt, Germanybased business recorded sales of €32 million and operating profit of €1.9 million…
    08.16.05

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    PPG EXPANDS ROSTER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS PPG Industries has introduced an expanded list of 14 continuing education programs through which architects and other building professionals can earn AIA/CES learning units or stay up-to-date…
    08.16.05

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    CPMA ELECTS NEW

    CPMA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) elected new officers and additional board members at its 75th annual meeting. Philip G. Webb of BASF was elected chair, Michael Klein of Domin…
    08.16.05

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    27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN

    27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN COATINGS SOCIETIES SYMPOSIUM AND SHOW IS NOV. 6-9 The Western Coatings Societies (WCS) and FSCT will hold its 27th Biennial Symposium and Show Nov. 6-9 at the Westin Casuarina Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas, NV. The WSC Sympo…
    08.16.05

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    MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP

    MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP OF MICHELMAN ASIA-PACIFIC Michelman has acquired the 50% interest in Michelman Asia-Pacific Pte., Ltd. held by Drex-Chem Industries Pte., Ltd. Michelman Asia-Pacific was opened in 1997 in Singapore as a joint venture…
    08.16.05

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    CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES

    CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES ASSETS OF SOLCHEM Chemcentral, a distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals, has completed the acquisition of Solchem Pty, Ltd., a New South Wales, Australia, distributor to the coatings, industrial cleaners and indu…
    08.16.05

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    FSCTíS COATING WOOD AND

    FSCT’S COATING WOOD AND WOOD COMPOSITES COURSE IS SEPT. 25-27 IN CHARLOTTE Coating Wood and Wood Composites: The Changing Future, part of FSCT’s 2005 Advancements in Coatings Series, will be held Sept. 25-26 in Charlotte, NC. Atten…
    08.16.05

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    TORONTO SOCIETY FOR

    TORONTO SOCIETY FOR COATINGS TECHNOLOGY FALL MEETING IS SEPT. 22-23 The Toronto Society for Coatings Technology (TOSCOT) is holding its fall symposium, “Innovation in Coatings,” Sept. 22-23, in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. More i…
    08.16.05

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    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR

    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR COUNCIL ELECTS NEW DIRECTORS The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) has elected A. Nurhan Becidyan, president and COO, United Mineral and Chemical Corp.; Jerald A. Dimas vice president technical, Color Communications Inc. a…
    08.16.05

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    NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS

    NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS CONGRESS IS SEPT. 13-14 The North African Coatings Congress will be held Sept. 13-14 at the Sheraton Tunis, Tunisia. Comprising a commercial conference and exhibition, the event has been designed to meet the demands of t…
    08.16.05

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    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF The Powder Coating Institute gave its Hall of Fame Award to Robert Korecky, a 30-year industry veteran...Sun Chemical Performance Pigments launched its redesigned web site, www.sunpigments.com.…
    08.16.05

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    Three companies combine to form Hexion

    Borden Chemical, Inc., Resolution Performance Products LLC and Resolution Specialty Materials have combined to form Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., creating one of the world’s largest producers of thermosetting resins. Hexion also inclu…
    08.16.05

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    DEGUSSA BEGINS PRODUCTION

    Degussa has started manufacturing Aerodisp aerosil fumed silica dispersions at its new Mobile, AL plant. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, more than doubles its global production capacity for Aerodisp pr…
    08.16.05