Industry News


  • Industry News

    n Brief

    n Brief Kerr-McGee Corp., the world’s third largest producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigment, has purchased Westport Resources Corp., an energy company that pro…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Arch Chemicals

    Arch Chemicals has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avecia’s biocides business, which is comprised of a protection and hygiene business and a pool and spa business, for approximately $210 million. The transaction is expected to close ne…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    UCAR Emulsion Systems

    UCAR Emulsion Systems to Build New Latex Facility UCAR Emulsion Systems, a business unit of Dow Chemical Co., is bolstering its North American manufacturing capability. Plans include construction of a new facility at its St. Charles operations in H…
    08.11.05

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    Huber Engineered

    Huber Engineered Materials Acquires Calcium Carbonate Processing Facility Huber Engineered Materials has acquired Omya Quincy Inc.’s industrial-grade calcium carbonate processing facility in Quincy, IL. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. U…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Sartomer Opens

    Sartomer Opens New Office in Brazil Sartomer Company has opened its first Latin America office, Sartomer do Brazil, in São Paolo. The new office will serve formulators and chemists throughout Latin America, providing technical and sales sup…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    SiberHegner N. America Changes Name To

    SiberHegner N. America Changes Name To DKSH North America Following the merger and integration of the SiberHegner Group and Diethelm Keller Services Asia Ltd. into DKSH Holding Ltd., SiberHegner North America Inc. has changed its name to DKSH North…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    RadTech Announces New Board Member and Award Winners

    RadTech Announces New Board Member and Award Winners RadTech International has elected Tom Dun of Printpack Inc. and John Owed of ITW Automotive Finishing Group to its board of directors. “We are excited to have Tom and John join our board a…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Smart Coatings III

    Smart Coatings III June 7-8 in Berlin The European Coatings Conference, “Smart Coatings III,” will take place June 7-8 in Berlin Germany. More info: Vincentz Network, +49 511 99 10 271; Fax: +49 511 99 10 279; E-mail: amanda…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    ISP Launches Online

    ISP Launches Online MSDS Search on Web Site International Specialty Products (ISP) had added Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to its web site, www.ispcorp.com. Products can be searched by name or by five-digit base code. U.S., international or…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    ASTM Weathering Subcommittee Re-forms Task Group g03.01

    ASTM Weathering Subcommittee Re-forms Task Group g03.01 ASTM’s subcommittee G03.01 on Joint Weathering Projects has re-formed its task group G03.01.05 on compliance issues. The subcommittee is part of Committee G03 on Weathering and Durability…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    In Brief

    In Brief Bayer Polymers has launched a new web site, www.polyasparticcoatings.com, offering information on polyaspartics coat…
    08.11.05

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    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology

    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that George R. Pilcher of Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc. will present the Joseph J. Mattiello lecture during the organization’s 82th annual meeting, Oct. 27-29. Held at the McCo…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Solvents

    Eastman Launches Information Program for Regulatory issues

    Eastman Launches Information Program for Regulatory issues Eastman Chemical Company has implemented a program to help formulators and applicators understand and develop strategies for today’s evolving VOC and HAPS regulations. The program incl…
    08.11.05

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    NuSil Technology

    NuSil Technology Acquires Morehouse-Cowles Morehouse-Cowles, a manufacturer of equipment and technology for milling, mixing and dissolving for the paint, coatings and chemical industries, has been acquired by NuSil Technology, a formulator and man…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Halliburton Sells Cimbar

    Halliburton Sells Cimbar Halliburton Energy Services has finalized the sale of Cimbar Performance Minerals (CPM), its barium sulfate operation, to United Minerals and Properties. CPM will retain its named and each of the product lines it currently o…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Kerr-McGee Increases

    Kerr-McGee Increases productivity for Oxidation Line Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC has increased productivity for its oxidation line at its Savannah, GA chloride process titanium dioxide pigment plant. Kerr-McGee Chemical acquired the Savannah facility…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Nalamasu Named Winner

    Nalamasu Named Winner of Tess Award in Coatings The Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) division of the American Chemical Society will honor Omkaram Nalamasu, director of the Center for Integrated Electronics, professor of Material…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Chemir Purchases PRA Labs,

    Chemir Purchases PRA Labs, Expands Coatings Testing Chemir Analytical Services, a St. Louis-based chemical analysis testing laboratory, has purchased PRA Laboratories, Inc. located in Ypsilanti, MI. Established in 1943, PRA Laboratories provides re…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Atlas Material Testing

    Atlas Material Testing Partners with Aspen Research Atlas Material Testing has established a strategic alliance with Aspen Research Corp. to provide product analysis and consulting. Aspen is a scientific research company with a staff of 100 scient…
    08.11.05

  • Additives | Industry News

    Avecia

    Avecia has signed an agreement to sell its specialty additives business to The Lubrizol Corp. for an undisclosed sum. Avecia’s additives business has annual sales of approximately b30 million. A manufacturing facility at Huddersfield, UK is in…
    08.11.05