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  • Industry News

    Johnson Polymer, Essential Industries end JV

    Johnson Polymer will end its global technical and commercial alliance with Essential Industries of Merton, WI at the end of the month. The companies joined forces in April 2001 to leverage their polyurethane chemistry capabilities. The de…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    2005 NW Coatings Fest

    2005 NW Coatings Fest Issues call for papers The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology is requesting abstracts for the 2005 NW Coatings Fest, May 5-7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Speakers should be prepared to…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Consistent Mixing course to

    Consistent Mixing course to be held Jan. 20-21 in Las Vegas “Consistent Mixing: The Key to Uniform Quality” will be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-21. The primary focus of the course will be achieving maximized mixing methods through…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Adm and Metabolix

    Adm and Metabolix form strategic alliance Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Metabolix, Inc. have entered a strategic alliance for the purpose of commercializing PHA natural polymers. The two companies are planning to establish a 50,000-ton…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    RadTech Europe

    RadTech Europe Issues Call for Papers RadTech Europe has issued a call for papers for its 2005 conference and exhibition, “UV/EB–Join the Winning Technology,” Oct. 18-20 in Barcelona, Spain. Technical papers should demonstrate th…
    08.11.05

  • Binders | Industrial Coatings  | Industry News

    Wackers Pioloform Binders

    Wacker’s Pioloform Binders Celebrate 60 years of service Pioloform polyvinyl butyrals from Wacker-Chemie have been used by industrial coatings and printing ink manufacturers for 60 years. The main pioneering work by Wacker dates back to 1924…
    08.11.05

  • Additives | Industry News

    UCB

    UCB has signed an agreement to sell its Surface Specialties business to Cytec Industries Inc. for l1.5 billion. The sale is expected to be concluded by the end of December. Through its acquisition of Solutia’s coating resins, additives and ad…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Akzo Nobel divests its

    Akzo Nobel divests its uv/eb resins business Akzo Nobel has signed an agreement to sell its UV/EB resins business to Cray Valley S.A. of France, which is part of the Total Group. Sales of the business were E27 million in 2003. Akzo Nobel announc…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Bayer MaterialScience

    Bayer MaterialScience Builds new production facilities in China Bayer MaterialScience will build two new production facilities near Shanghai for polyurethane and coating raw materials. By 2006, a production facility for hexamethylene (HDI) and a…
    08.11.05

  • Architectural Coatings | Industry News

    ASTM Paint Committee

    ASTM Paint Committee Develops new standards Three subcommittees of ASTM Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications are currently at work on proposed new standards. Subcommittee D01.42 on architectural coat…
    08.11.05

  • Architectural Coatings | Binders | Construction Chemicals | Industry News | Pigments

    BASF Researchers win Award for Nanocomposite based films

    BASF Researchers win Award for Nanocomposite based films BASF researchers, Franca Tiarks and Jörg Leuninger of BASF’s polymer research and development architectural coatings, won this year’s Farbe & Lack award. Awar…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    RadTech forms UV

    RadTech forms UV Composites Group RadTech has added a composites focus group, dedicated to aiding in the safe adoption of UV technology in the composites industry through education, information, assistance and the promotion of UV to a wide range…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Johnson Polymer

    Johnson Polymer has set up a new alliance with Tawazon Chemical Company, LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to offer more service to the coatings, printing and packaging industries in the Middle East and Africa. Tawazon Chemical Company LLC is repre…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Eastman doubles capacity

    Eastman Chemical Company will increase capacity at its Kingsport manufacturing facility. The two-phase project will result in doubling of 2-ethyl hexanoic (2-EH) acid from 40 million pounds to 80 million pounds. The first phase of the project is sche…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Surface Specialties UCB

    Surface Specialties UCB has been named supplier of the year in Brazil by Tintas and Vernizes magazine, following a survey of UV-curable resin users in the country who were asked to make nominations from their main suppliers. Surface Specialties&rsqu…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    second European COngress

    The European Congress for Surface Technology, which will be held in Hanover, Germany April 13-14, 2005 has issued a call for papers. The congress will focus on trends in the field of surface technology. Papers should cover the following topics:…
    08.11.05

  • Binders | Industry News

    Mixing and dispersing

    A two-day seminar, “Consistent mixing and dispersing: the theory and technology of incorporating powders into liquids,” will be held in Orlando, FL Dec. 8-9. Keynote speakers, Peter Holman, president of Holman Engineering and…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Bayer MPP unit Opens

    The material product protection business unit (MPP) of Bayer Chemicals AG, which will soon be part of the newly-formed, global chemical company Lanxess, has established additional microbiology laboratories in all of its key regions to provide efficie…
    08.11.05

  • Additives | Industry News | Pigments

    Clariant To Build new plant

    Clariant’s pigments and additives division recently placed the foundation stone for a new plant to produce wax by metallocene catalysis. Clariant will invest more that k20 million in the new plant which has a planned annual production capacit…
    08.11.05

  • 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