Supplier News

  • 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…


  • U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012

    August 11, 2008
    U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012 Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than one percent per year to 11.8 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will continue to lag the overall economy, as manufacturers of coatings, printing ink…


  • Gelest doubles production capacity

    August 11, 2008
    Gelest doubles production capacity Gelest Inc. recently completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product plant. The expansion was necessitated by the increased demand for speci…


  • SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant

    August 11, 2008
    SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant The SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and The Siam Cement Group (SCG), has broken ground on a propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand. The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Ind…


  • Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments

    August 11, 2008
    Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has reached an agreement with Yule Catto and Co. plc to purchase Holliday Pigments, a global manufacturer of technical grade ultramarine and manganese violet pigments. The purch…


  • Atlas To move lab to Chicago

    August 11, 2008
    Atlas To move lab to chicago Atlas Material Testing Technology is constructing a new weathering Center of Excellence at Atlas world headquarters in Chicago, IL. In addition, Atlas’ accelerated weathering laboratory in Miami will be relocated t…


  • Rohm and Haas begins operations at Mexico Plant

    August 11, 2008
    Rohm and Haas begins operations at Mexico Plant Rohm and Haas began operations at its new high technology plant in Querétaro, Mexico. The plant is the first facility in Latin America to operate under its 21st Century Manufacturing principles…


  • Waterborne Symposium

    August 11, 2008
    Waterborne Symposium issues call for papers The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi has issued a call for papers for presentation at the 36th annual meeting of The Waterborne Symposium, &ldquo…


  • Clariant Brazil Receives Supplier Award

    August 11, 2008
    For the fourth consecutive year, the pigments and additives division of Clariant has received several supplier awards in Brazil. At the 12th Annual Paint and Pintura Awards, Clariant was selected among the ten leading suppliers as best supplier of th…


  • Evonik reorganizes colorants business

    August 11, 2008
    Evonik Industries AG’s coatings and additives business unit is reorganizing its colorants business to position itself to compete in the international market. Under the new model, market responsibility will be exercised in the future at the loca…


  • In Brief

    July 16, 2008
    In brief DSM Powder Coating Resins has opened a new R&D facility in China...Cray Valley has implemented sales control on its Norsolene A series and S series hydrocarbon resins manufactured in its Channelview, TX facility...Dow has declared…


  • Lanxess improves Texas facility

    July 16, 2008
    Lanxess Corp. has enacted a number of initiatives to improve waste and energy conservation at its Orange, TX manufacturing plant. One initiative is to recycle solvent from two different waste streams at the Orange plant. The waste will be shipped to…


  • Rohm and Haas to build plant in Vietnam

    July 16, 2008
    Rohm and Haas Company has announced plans to build an acrylic emulsion facility in Nhon Trach city, within the Dong Nai province of Vietnam. The company will spend approximately $10 million for this facility, which will serve the needs of the paint a…