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    In Brief

    l Kelly Moore Paint Company has awarded Dowd and Guild Inc, Distributor of the Year for its outstanding customer service, 100% order fulfillment and sales and technical support…Arizona Instruments has received ISO 9001:2000 certification&helli…
    08.10.05

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    Bayer Polymers Expands Production at Asian Site

    Bayer Polymers has announced plans to expand its site near Shanghai, China, making it the company’s most important production facility for coating raw materials in the Asia Pacific region, according to Bayer officials. Production plants for ali…
    08.10.05

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    UCB Invests in Production of Rad-Cure Monomers

    UCB has invested in a new facility for the production of rad-cure monomers. Located in St- Ghislain, Belgium, the new plant represents part of UCB’s worldwide development strategy and will complement the group’s existing product units in…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    Acryflow Acrylic Polyols Added to TSCA Inventory

    Lyondell Chemical Company has announced that its Acryflow acrylic polyols are now listed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. At the same time, the company announced tha…
    08.10.05

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    USM Offering Two-Hour Virtual Learning Short Course

    University of Southern Mississippi is offering a two hour virtual learning short course, Introduction to Polymer Science in Coatings, Dec. 9 and Jan. 27. A chemistry background is not necessary for this course, which will provide an overview of polym…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    Schenectady International Acquires DSMs Phenolic Resin

    Schenectady International Inc. has purchased DSM Coatings Resins Europe B.V. phenolic resin product line. The line consists of phenolic resins which are used for internal and external can coatings operations. Schenectady’s Bethune, France facil…
    08.10.05

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    BASF OPENS NEW

    BASF has opened a new 10,000 metric ton per year methanesulfonic acid (MSA) plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany to serve the North American metal electroplating, electronic component and chemical industries. The new plant produces Lutropur MSA, a c…
    08.10.05

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    Akzo Nobel To Sell Three

    Akzo Nobel has announced its intentions to sell three businesses from its chemicals portfolio. The company’s catalysts, coating resins and phosphorous chemicals business units will be divested. “Akzo Nobel will create value by movi…
    08.10.05

  • Industrial Coatings  | Industry News

    Rohm and Haas Publishes

    Rohm and Haas Company has published a special issue of Brush Strokes magazine to commemorate 50 years as a supplier to the latex paint industry. Brush Strokes is the company’s technical publication for companies that use Rohm and Haas pr…
    08.10.05

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    Arch Chemicals Expands

    Arch Chemicals, Inc. is strengthening its presence in China by consolidating existing Arch offices under Arch International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. The new trading company, located in the Waigaoqiao free trade zone of Shanghai, will provid…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    Bayer Sells Walothen

    Bayer AG, Leverkusen, has sold its noncore subsidiary Walothen Gmbh to the Wihuri group of Finland. The divestment is part of the continued streamlining of Bayer’s portfolio, according to the company. Bayer’s activities in the Walsr…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    Halox Acquires Organic Line of

    Halox has acquired the Irgacor organic corrosion inhibitor business for the paint and coatings market from Ciba Specialty Chemicals. The purchase complements the existing Halox line of inorganic inhibitors. The acquisition includes patents, ma…
    08.10.05

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    Hoover Materials Sells Blow-

    Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc. has sold its blow-molding operations to Mauser GmbH. Under the agreement, Mauser will purchase Hoover’s industrial packaging business unit. The business unit includes Hoover’s limited-use interm…
    08.10.05

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    Praschan Receives

    Fayetteville, NC, has received an award of merit from ASTM International for outstanding leadership in the organization of activities and standards development in committee D01 on paint and related coatings. The honor, which is accompanied by…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    Degussa Renames

    Degussa’s aerosil and silanes business unit has renamed its metal oxide product line. Effective September 1, the line, including its other fumed oxide products such as Aerosil, Aeroperl and Aerodisp, will be sold under the name Aeroxide.…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Solvents

    In Brief

    Lubrizol Corporation recently celebrated its 75th anniversary...Degussa’s Waterford, NY pyrogenic silica production facility has received recommendation for ISO 9001 certification… Sasol Solvents is studying the viability of produc…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    BASF, Petroferm Inc. and

    BASF, Petroferm Inc. and the Lubrizol Corp. have announced the closing of agreements for Petroferm to acquire BASF’s Gurnee, IL manufacturing site and for Lubrizol to acquire BASF’s North American-based silicones business. Terms of the se…
    08.10.05

  • Additives | Industry News | Pigments

    Clariants Pigments and Additives Division Honored

    Clariant’s pigments and additives division was recently honored for its program and project management at the Best Innovator competition 2003. The Best Innovator competition, jointly held by the management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney and Wirt…
    08.10.05

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    Troy Hosts 16th Annual 5K Walk/Run at ICE 2003

    l Troy Corporation and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology will host the Troy 5K Run/Walk November 13 at ICE 2003 in Philadelphia, PA. The 5K will begin at 7 a.m. in Fairmount Park and ends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event…
    08.10.05

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    RadTech Seeks FDA Clearance for UV/EB Food Packaging

    ood packaging clearances for direct food contact using UV and EB materials such as coatings, adhesives and inks are being pursued by members of RadTech. “The fast growing and already wide use of UV and EB in the package converting industry is f…
    08.10.05