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  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers

    Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi and Southern Society for Coatings Technology has issued a call for papers…
    12.07.05

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    Dynea To Build Resin and

    Dynea To Build Resin and Formaldehyde Plant in Canada Dynea plans to build a new resin and formaldehyde production facility in Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada. The plant will provide phenol formaldehyde resin, urea formaldehyde resin, formaldehyde and ot…
    12.07.05

  • Additives | Industry News | Pigments

    PRICING CHANGES

    PRICING CHANGES Air Products: Nov. 15—$0.04/wet lb. increase for vinyl acetate homopolymer and copolymer emulsions, all ethylene, vinyl chloride-based emulsions and acrylic-based copolymers in the U.S. and Canada; Dec. 15 —$0.12-$0.16/ l…
    12.07.05

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    Kerr-McGee to separate chemical

    The board of directors of Kerr-McGee Corp. has approved the separation of its chemical business through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares of the Class A common stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tronox Incorporated. The IPO is planned for…
    11.03.05

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    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China

    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China Akzo Nobel is ramping up its chemicals activities in China by investing approximately €15 million in two new production facilities, including a new polysulfides plant in Taixing. The company will…
    11.03.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Synthesia To Start

    Synthesia To Start High-Performance DPP Pigments Production Synthesia, a division of Aliachem, is prepared to start the production of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) reds at its pigments and dyes plant in Pardubice, the Czech Republic. The DPP product…
    11.03.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    CPMA issues Call For Papers

    CPMA issues Call For Papers The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at its 2006 CPMA International conference, “Color Pigments 2006—a Global Perspective,” to b…
    11.03.05

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    Angus SterLington, LA Site Expansion Complete, Facility

    Angus SterLington, LA Site Expansion Complete, Facility Not Affected by Hurricanes The Angus Chemical Co. recently announced the completion of a multi-million dollar investment project at its Sterlington, LA site. The company added additional volum…
    11.03.05

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    Sartomer Declares

    Sartomer Declares Force Majeure For Wingtack C5 Resin Line Sartomer Company has declared force majeure for its Wingtack C5 resins. The declaration was made as a result of Hurricane Rita and its impact on the company’s manufacturing faciliti…
    11.03.05

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    Lyondell To

    Lyondell To Increase Propylene Glycol Ether Capacity Lyondell Chemical Company has made plans to increase its annual propylene glycol ether (PGE) capacity by 50,000 metric tons by the beginning of 2007. With this additional PGE capacity, Lyond…
    11.03.05

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    Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies

    Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies Remmele Engineering has acquired the May Coating Technologies division of Acumeter Laboratories. The May Coating Technologies line of standard web handling and coating equipment will be integra…
    11.03.05

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    Thomas E. Hill Receives

    Thomas E. Hill Receives 2005 FSCT Heckel Award The FSCT has awarded FSCT past-president Thomas E. Hill, president and CEO of The Coatings Alliance, the 2005 recipient of the organization’s highest honor—the George Baugh Heckel Award. P…
    11.03.05

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    Reichhold announces management buyout

    Reichhold has reached an agreement with Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. (DIC) for a management buyout. Reichhold has been a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC since 1987. DIC had planned a restructuring of the company and concluded that the sale…
    10.14.05

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    WACKER BEGINS PRODUCTION OF

    WACKER BEGINS PRODUCTION OF REDISPERSIBLE POWDERS IN CHINA Wacker Group has begun production of Vinnapas redispersible powders at its spray drying facility located in Jiangsu Province, China. “The investment is Wacker’s response to…
    10.14.05

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    BASF RECEIVES PRODUCT

    BASF RECEIVES PRODUCT LEADERSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD Frost and Sullivan has given its 2005 Product Leadership of the Year award to BASF for developing a new pellet form of triphenylphosphine (TPP), which is used in a variety o applications, incl…
    10.14.05

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    TRI-SERVICE CORROSION

    TRI-SERVICE CORROSION CONFERENCE NOV. 14-18,ORLAND0 NACE International’s 2005 Tri-Service Corrosion Conference will be held Nov. 14-18 at the Wyndham Palace in Orlando, FL. “Transcending and Integrating Corrosion Prevention and Con…
    10.14.05

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    MICHELMAN UNVEILS

    MICHELMAN UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY Michelman, a manufacturer of waterbased coatings for paperboard and performance- enhancing additives for industrial applications, has unveiled a new brand identity, corporate tagline and marketing campaign.…
    10.14.05

  • Additives | Industry News | Powder Coatings

    POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER

    POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER COATINGS SYSTEMS BUSINESS UNIT PolyOne Corp. has unveiled Polymer Coating Systems (PCS), the new name of its business unit that custom formulates and manufactures liquid polymer coatings and additives. With manufactur…
    10.14.05

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    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE HITS

    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE HITS RESIN PRODUCTION MILESTONE Bayer MaterialScience’s Bitterfeld facility in Germany has produced 500,000 tons of coating resin. The company has reported that in the past year, production has increased by 12%. Bay…
    10.14.05

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    DELTECH PROPERTIES

    DELTECH PROPERTIES PURCHASES ASSETS OF ADCO CHEMICAL COMPANY Deltech Properties has purchased the Newark, NJ-based assets of Adco Chemical Company.Adco was the former manufacturing arm of UR-Cryl Polymer Corporation and Thibaut and Walker. De…
    10.14.05