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  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    RFAB releases new Powder

    n 2003, the powder coatings market in central and eastern European countries was valued at more than 50,000 tons and more than E160 million, according to a new study from market research firm IRFAB. Approximately 50% is locally manufactured and the…
    08.11.05

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    Michelman acquires

    Michelman, Inc., a manufacturer of water-based functional coatings and additives for the paperboard and converter industries, has acquired all the technology and related water-based coating assets from the former joint venture Proman Coatings L…
    08.11.05

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    IAL publishes Study

    IAL Consultants has published The Market for Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in East Asia, the first volume in a three-volume series covering Asian polyurethane industries and markets. According to the report, production of polyuret…
    08.11.05

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    IAL publishes Study

    IAL Consultants has published The Market for Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in East Asia, the first volume in a three-volume series covering Asian polyurethane industries and markets. According to the report, production of polyuret…
    08.11.05

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    Eastman Chemical Company

    Eastman Chemical Company and Apollo Management, L.P. have completed the sale of certain businesses and product lines in Eastman’s coatings, adhesives, specialty polymers and inks (CASPI) segment to Apollo. Apollo said the new company wi…
    08.11.05

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    ASTM Metallic

    ASTM Metallic and inorganic coatings meeting ASTM Committee B08 on Metallic and Inorganic Coatings will be held Oct. 13-15 at ASTM’s international headquarters in West Conshohocken, PA. For more info contact ASTM’s Dan Sch…
    08.11.05

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    BASF Begins production

    BASF Begins production at Amino Resins Plant BASF has begun production of high quality, low-formaldehyde, amino resins for the North American coatings market at its new Wyandotte, MI manufacturing plant. This production unit provides BASF with sig…
    08.11.05

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    In Brief

    In brief: Akzo Nobel has completed the sale of its catalysts and phosphorous chemicals businesses for #850 million...Sartomer’s Chatom, AL plant has been recommended for ISO 9001:2000 registration...Charles Ross and Son Company has launc…
    08.11.05

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    Akzo Nobel

    Akzo Nobel Coatings has sold its French industrial resins business to Spanish company Derivados Forestales S.A. All 36 employees have transferred to the new business. Trading under the name Casco Industries SnC., Akzo Nobel’s resins operations…
    08.11.05

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    Bayer materialscience

    Bayer materialscience Begins operations Bayer Polymers has begun operations under its new name Bayer MaterialScience. In November 2003, Bayer announced that its business activities would be reorganized into three groups. Bayer MaterialScience en…
    08.11.05

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    Troy to host annual

    Troy to host annual 5K run/walk at ice 2004 Troy Corporation and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology will host the annual Troy 5K Run/Walk Oct. 28 at ICE 2004 in Chicago, IL. The race will begin at 7:00 a.m. across from Buckingham F…
    08.11.05

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    Proposed acquisition of

    Proposed acquisition of UCB Group’s film business The global packaging and labeling film business of Surface Specialties UCB is set to be bought for $396 million by a consortium led by the former managing director of Hays Chemical Distributi…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Johnson Matthey Sells

    Johnson Matthey Sells Pigments & Dispersions To Rockwood Specialties Johnson Matthey has agreed to sell its pigments and dispersions business to a subsidiary of Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc., a specialty chemicals and advanced materials co…
    08.11.05

  • Construction Chemicals | Industry News

    European Technical

    European Technical Conferences Issue CallS for papers The six technical congresses that will run concurrently with the European Coatings Show 2005 in Nuremberg, April 26-28 have issued calls for papers. The following technical congresses are seek…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Engelhard Receives 2004

    Engelhard Receives 2004 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Engelhard Corp. received a 2004 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Five winners received awards for innovative, yet prac…
    08.11.05

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    American Chemical

    American Chemical Society Seeks Tess Nominations The American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Material: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is seeking nominations for the 2005 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings. This award, which will be pre…
    08.11.05

  • Automotive Coatings | Industry News

    Dickie to Receive

    Dickie to Receive FSCT 2004 Heckel Award The Federation of Society for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that Ray A. Dickie, editor of JCT Research and JCT Coatings-Tech, has been named the recipient of the George Baugh Heckel Award, the o…
    08.11.05

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    Acima Launches new

    Acima Launches new biocide In Response to Carbendazim Regulations Acima has launched a new product line in response to the European Commission’s recently published 29th ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress) of the Dangerous Substances Dire…
    08.11.05

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    Tiwest produces one

    Tiwest produces one millionth ton of Ti02 The Tiwest joint venture pigment titanium dioxide pigment plant in Kwinana, Western Australia has produced its one millionth ton of…
    08.11.05

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    Eastman to sell portions of CASPI

    Eastman Chemical Company and Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment firm, have signed an agreement for Apollo to acquire certain businesses and product lines in Eastman’s coatings, adhesives, specialty polymers and inks (CASPI) segment.…
    08.11.05