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    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

  • Binders | Industry News

    Mixing and Dispersion stability

    Mixing and Dispersion stability seminar april 6-7 in orlando A two-day seminar, “Consistent mixing and dispersing: the theory and technology of incorporating powders into liquids,” will be held in Orlando, FL April 6-7. Key…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Nusil Technology Acquires

    Nusil Technology Acquires Morehouse-Cowles NuSil Technology, a manufacturer of silicone compounds, has acquired Morehouse-Cowles from MFIC Corp. Under the agreement, Morehouse-Cowles, a manufacturer of milling, mixing and dissolving e…
    08.11.05

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    In Brief

    In Brief In response to the tsunami disaster, Sartomer Co. has organized a 100% match donation program for employees who wish to support the American Red Cross relief efforts...Ross Equipment has launched a new sanitary mixers web site at www.sanit…
    08.11.05

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    BASF expands presence in Asia

    BASF-YPC Co. Ltd., a joint venture between BASF and Sinopec, has produced its first chemical product, methyl acrylate, at its petrochemical site in Nanjing, China. “This was the ambitious goal set by BASF and Sinopec when they established…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Solvents

    EPA DELISTS EGBE FROM

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed ethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE) from the Clean Air Act (CAA) list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The EPA decision means that EGBE will no longer be subject to the CAA’s M…
    08.11.05

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    COGNIS BRONZE INNOVATION AWARD

    COGNIS BRONZE INNOVATION AWARD GIVEN TO WATERPOXY SYSTEM Cognis has given its Bronze Innovation Award to the team responsible for developing three new water-based epoxy systems for lowthickness and high-thickness flooring applications. The awa…
    08.11.05

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    WACKER TAKES OVER POLYMER

    WACKER TAKES OVER POLYMER BUSINESS FROM WUXI XINDA Wacker-Chemie GmbH has taken over the polymer business from the Chinese chemicals manufacturer Wuxi Xinda Fine Chemical Co. Ltd. Wuxi Xinda is a leading Chinese supplier of solid polyvinyl ace…
    08.11.05

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    TOR MINERALS COMPLETES

    TOR MINERALS COMPLETES PLANT EXPANSION, LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT TOR Minerals International has completed the expansion of its Corpus Christi, TX titanium dioxide plant and the introduction of its new Ti02 product, Hitox-SF (superfine). The plant…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Solvents

    In Brief

    IN BRIEF Paints & Solvents has changed its name to ACCESSA Coatings Solutions...Rohm and Haas Company will open Rohm and Haas Kimyasal Ürünler Dagitim ve Ticaret A.S., a new marketing and sales office in Gebze, Turkey...Nuplex…
    08.11.05

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    DSM to acquire NeoResins from 

    Royal DSM N.V. and Avecia have announced DSM’s intention to acquire NeoResins, Avecia’s coating resins business. It is anticipated that the closing will take place in the first quarter of 2005. DSM will pay Avecia a transaction price of…
    08.11.05

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    Cognis and eternal

    Cognis and eternal chemical form joint venture Cognis and Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) have formed a manufacturing joint venture for energy cure products. Eternal Specialty Chemical (Zuhai) Co. Ltd. is located in Zhuhai, China.…
    08.11.05

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    FSCT Issues Call for Papers

    FSCT Issues Call for Papers for ACSeries prograM The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has issued a call for papers for the first Advancement in Coatings Series (ACSeries) program scheduled for 2005. “Research Methods in…
    08.11.05

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    Eastmans JV plant in

    Eastman’s JV plant in china begins operations Eastman Chemical Ltd. and Qilu Petrochemical Company have begun operations at its joint venture plant, Qilu Eastman Specialty Chemical Ltd. (QESCL), in Zibo, Shandong Province, China. QESCL…
    08.11.05

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    ayer Materialscience

    Bayer Materialscience consolidates aromatic polyisocyanate production Citing a decrease in demand for Desmodur CB aromatic polyisocyanate in the NAFTA region, Bayer MaterialScience has announced plans to close its production facility in New Mart…
    08.11.05

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    Radtech issues call for

    Radtech issues call for papers for e|5 2006 RadTech International has issued a call for papers for e|5: UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference, April 24-26, 2006 at Lakeside Center at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. RadTech is seek…
    08.11.05