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  • Industry News

    PPG EXPANDS ROSTER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS PPG Industries has introduced an expanded list of 14 continuing education programs through which architects and other building professionals can earn AIA/CES learning units or stay up-to-date…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    CPMA ELECTS NEW

    CPMA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) elected new officers and additional board members at its 75th annual meeting. Philip G. Webb of BASF was elected chair, Michael Klein of Domin…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN

    27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN COATINGS SOCIETIES SYMPOSIUM AND SHOW IS NOV. 6-9 The Western Coatings Societies (WCS) and FSCT will hold its 27th Biennial Symposium and Show Nov. 6-9 at the Westin Casuarina Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas, NV. The WSC Sympo…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP

    MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP OF MICHELMAN ASIA-PACIFIC Michelman has acquired the 50% interest in Michelman Asia-Pacific Pte., Ltd. held by Drex-Chem Industries Pte., Ltd. Michelman Asia-Pacific was opened in 1997 in Singapore as a joint venture…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News | Solvents

    CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES

    CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES ASSETS OF SOLCHEM Chemcentral, a distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals, has completed the acquisition of Solchem Pty, Ltd., a New South Wales, Australia, distributor to the coatings, industrial cleaners and indu…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    FSCTS COATING WOOD AND

    FSCT’S COATING WOOD AND WOOD COMPOSITES COURSE IS SEPT. 25-27 IN CHARLOTTE Coating Wood and Wood Composites: The Changing Future, part of FSCT’s 2005 Advancements in Coatings Series, will be held Sept. 25-26 in Charlotte, NC. Atten…
    08.16.05

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    TORONTO SOCIETY FOR

    TORONTO SOCIETY FOR COATINGS TECHNOLOGY FALL MEETING IS SEPT. 22-23 The Toronto Society for Coatings Technology (TOSCOT) is holding its fall symposium, “Innovation in Coatings,” Sept. 22-23, in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. More i…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR

    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR COUNCIL ELECTS NEW DIRECTORS The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) has elected A. Nurhan Becidyan, president and COO, United Mineral and Chemical Corp.; Jerald A. Dimas vice president technical, Color Communications Inc. a…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS

    NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS CONGRESS IS SEPT. 13-14 The North African Coatings Congress will be held Sept. 13-14 at the Sheraton Tunis, Tunisia. Comprising a commercial conference and exhibition, the event has been designed to meet the demands of t…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF The Powder Coating Institute gave its Hall of Fame Award to Robert Korecky, a 30-year industry veteran...Sun Chemical Performance Pigments launched its redesigned web site, www.sunpigments.com.…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    Three companies combine to form Hexion

    Borden Chemical, Inc., Resolution Performance Products LLC and Resolution Specialty Materials have combined to form Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., creating one of the world’s largest producers of thermosetting resins. Hexion also inclu…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    DEGUSSA BEGINS PRODUCTION

    Degussa has started manufacturing Aerodisp aerosil fumed silica dispersions at its new Mobile, AL plant. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, more than doubles its global production capacity for Aerodisp pr…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    ASIACOAT 2005 TO BE HELD

    ASIACOAT 2005 TO BE HELD SEPT. 20-22 IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA The tenth China International Exhibition for Coatings, Printing Inks and Surface Finishing (AsiaCoat 2005) will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center in Guangzhou…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    BROOKFIELD OFFERS VISCOSITY

    BROOKFIELD OFFERS VISCOSITY MEASUREMENT COURSES Brookfield Engineering is offering a course on viscosity measurement for lab viscometer operators Aug. 11 in Middleboro, MA and Aug. 16 in King of Prussia, PA. The course provides attendees with…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    RADTECH PRESENTS

    RADTECH PRESENTS TWO-PART ONLINE UV/EB COURSE RadTech International is offering the first installment of the RadTech Online Education (ROLE) series with “Polymer Chemistry for the UV/EB Professional” presented by Byron Christmas of…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF Sartomer’s Channelview 2 manufacturing plant in Texas was recommended for ISO 9001:2000 registration by the British Standards Institute...SPX Process Equipment has launched its new Mueller Steam web site at www.spxpe.com. CW…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    Degussa AG acquires CYRO Industries

    Degussa AG has signed an agreement to acquire Cytec Industries Inc.’s 50% holding in CYRO Industries–a joint venture established in 1976 between Degussa and Cytec–for $95 million. Degussa’s methacrylate activities will b…
    08.16.05

  • Industry News

    CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON

    New construction of the Rohm and Haas-sponsored Innovations Home, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, has begun following a ground breaking ceremony in Philadelphia, PA. The home integrates construction materials donated by Rohm and Haas…
    08.16.05

  • Additives | Industry News | Pigments

    CLARIANT AND HANGZHOU

    Clariant’s pigments and additives division and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd. have formed a joint venture to produce high-performance organic pigments in China. The production site of the new joint venture will be located in Hangzhou,…
    08.16.05

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    POWDER COATING INSTITUTE

    POWDER COATING INSTITUTE ADDS 22 BUSINESSES TO PROGRAM Twenty-two powder coating business have joined the Powder Coating Institute’s (PCI) Powder Coated Tough Mark program in the past 12 months. Program participants now number 398 compan…
    08.16.05