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    PRA ISSUES CALL FOR PAPERS FOR

    PRA ISSUES CALL FOR PAPERS FOR FLUORINE/SILICONE CONFERENCE PRA Coatings Technology Centre has issued a call for papers for its Fluorine and Silicone in Coatings conference, which will be held in Manchester, UK, Dec. 6-7. Suggested topics and…
    08.11.05

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    ASTM FORMS INTERLABORATORY

    ASTM FORMS INTERLABORATORY STUDIES PROGRAM ASTM International’s board of directors has established the Interlaboratory Studies (ILS) program and is committing $4 million over the next five years to fund it. “The board’s decis…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    In Brief

    IN BRIEF Dow has launched a new product safety web site: www.dowsafety.com...Ross Systems and Controls has launched a new web site:www.rosssyscon.com. CW…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Cytec closes deal on Surface Specialties

    Cytec Industries has completed its acquisition of UCB’s Surface Specialties business in a transaction valued at $1.79 billion. UCB now owns approximately 12% of the outstanding shares of Cytec, and has entered into a stockholders agreemen…
    08.11.05

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    KERR-MCGEE BOARD

    Kerr-McGee Corp.’s board of directors has authorized management to proceed with its plan to separate its chemical business including the spinoff or sale of the unit, which includes its titanium dioxide operation. In addition, the board ha…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    DUPONT NEGOTIATING TO BUILD

    DuPont and the city of Dongying, Shandong province in China have begun talks that could lead to construction of a titanium dioxide plant in the city’s Economic Development Zone. “Current and forecast demand for titanium dioxide in…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    PSCT HOSTS EASTERN TRAINING

    PSCT HOSTS EASTERN TRAINING CONFERENCE AND SHOW The Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology, Inc. (PSCT) is holding its Eastern Training Conference and Show, May 9-11, at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA. The conf…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    MICHELMAN OPENS NEW

    MICHELMAN OPENS NEW OFFICE IN SHANGHAI, CHINA Michelman Inc. has opened a new office in Shanghai, China. The address and contact information is Michelman Asia, Inc., Office 3042, Central Place, No. 16 Henan Road South, Shanghai, China 200002;…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    COGNIS BEGINS PRODUCTION OF

    COGNIS BEGINS PRODUCTION OF DEFOAMERS AT CHINESE FACILITY Cognis has begun production of highperformance defoamers at its new manufacturing facility in Jinshan city near Shanghai, China. The new plant will produce Foamaster defoamers, which ar…
    08.11.05

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    GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE

    GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE JULY 10-14 IN NEW LONDON, NH The 2005 Gordon Research Conference for Coatings and Films will be held July 10-14 in New London, NH. The conference will feature sessions on high throughput screening of coatings formulat…
    08.11.05

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    ROHM AND HAAS

    ROHM AND HAAS SELECTS CHINA R&D SITE Rohm and Haas has selected the site for its new China R&D Center in Shanghai. Located in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area District, the new site is expected to open in mid-2006.…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF NewChem Resins Co. has purchased the resins business of UR-Cryl Polymer Corp. and Thibaut and Walker...BASF was ranked as the number one chemical company in Fortune’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies...John Erbeck…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    ACC endorses Clear Skies legis

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is endorsing the “Clear Skies Act of 2005,” environmental legislation that will improve air quality and provide incentives for utilities to use cleaner technologies. As major customers of U.S. utilitie…
    08.11.05

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    Sartomers Waite Receives RadTech Presidents award

    Sartomer’s Waite Receives RadTech President’s award Maureen Waite of Sartomer Co. received the fifth annual RadTech President’s Award at the RadTech winter meeting in Palm Beach, FL This award is presented to individual membe…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    UCAR emulsion systems

    Ucar Emulsion Systems (UES) will implement a sales control program for its Ucar and Neocar products and Ucar Polyphobe rheology modifiers due to shortages in the availability of several key raw materials used in the manufacture of these latex product…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Lansco Colors Acquires

    Montvale, NJ-based Lansco Colors has acquired International Color and Chemical (ICC), South San Francisco, CA, for an undisclosed sum of money. Al Win, president of ICC and Pete Balles, VP of sales, will join Lansco Colors.…
    08.11.05

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    J. Edward Glass Named winner

    J. Edward Glass Named winner of Tess award in Coatings J. Edward Glass, professor at the polymers and coatings department at North Dakota Sate University, will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coat-ings during the 230…
    08.11.05

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    surface specialities tops

    surface specialities tops industry safety record Surface Specialties Inc. has achieved all-time safety records at three of its North American production sites. Two plants have achieved “zero” lost-time incidents for more than 11 consecu…
    08.11.05

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    Shamrock Technologies

    Shamrock Technologies expands corporate offices Shamrock Technologies has consolidated and expanded its corporate offices, laboratories and manufacturing facilities located at Foot of Pacific Street in Newark, NJ. The Dayton, NJ office has close…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Solvents

    Union Carbide increases

    Union Carbide increases Isopropanol Capacity Union Carbide Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co., will undertake a multi-year spending program to upgrade Dow’s solvents and intermediates business by increasing capacity of i…
    08.11.05