Supplier News

  • Hexion Wins Prestigious R&D Award

    September 12, 2008
    Hexion Wins Prestigious 2008 R&D 100 Award Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has been named a recipient of a prestigious R&D 100 Awards for 2008, which recognize the 100 most significant proven technological advances of the year, according to…


  • Evonik reorganizes colorants business

    August 11, 2008
    Evonik Industries AG’s coatings and additives business unit is reorganizing its colorants business to position itself to compete in the international market. Under the new model, market responsibility will be exercised in the future at the loca…


  • Clariant Brazil Receives Supplier Award

    August 11, 2008
    For the fourth consecutive year, the pigments and additives division of Clariant has received several supplier awards in Brazil. At the 12th Annual Paint and Pintura Awards, Clariant was selected among the ten leading suppliers as best supplier of th…


  • Waterborne Symposium

    August 11, 2008
    Waterborne Symposium issues call for papers The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi has issued a call for papers for presentation at the 36th annual meeting of The Waterborne Symposium, &ldquo…


  • Rohm and Haas begins operations at Mexico Plant

    August 11, 2008
    Rohm and Haas begins operations at Mexico Plant Rohm and Haas began operations at its new high technology plant in Querétaro, Mexico. The plant is the first facility in Latin America to operate under its 21st Century Manufacturing principles…


  • Atlas To move lab to Chicago

    August 11, 2008
    Atlas To move lab to chicago Atlas Material Testing Technology is constructing a new weathering Center of Excellence at Atlas world headquarters in Chicago, IL. In addition, Atlas’ accelerated weathering laboratory in Miami will be relocated t…


  • Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments

    August 11, 2008
    Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has reached an agreement with Yule Catto and Co. plc to purchase Holliday Pigments, a global manufacturer of technical grade ultramarine and manganese violet pigments. The purch…


  • SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant

    August 11, 2008
    SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant The SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and The Siam Cement Group (SCG), has broken ground on a propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand. The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Ind…


  • Gelest doubles production capacity

    August 11, 2008
    Gelest doubles production capacity Gelest Inc. recently completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product plant. The expansion was necessitated by the increased demand for speci…


  • U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012

    August 11, 2008
    U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012 Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than one percent per year to 11.8 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will continue to lag the overall economy, as manufacturers of coatings, printing ink…


  • Fritz Walker To Deliver

    August 11, 2008
    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that FSCT past-president, Frederick “Fritz” H. Walker, will present the 2008 Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture. Walker is the intellectual asset manager for Air P…


  • Automotive Coatings World Alliance Formed

    August 11, 2008
    After several years of cooperation between Ohashi Chemical in Japan and Mäder Group in France, these two companies sought to broaden their global activities to encompass North America, while at the same time Spraylat Corp., a powder coatings sup…


  • Becker Industries Expands

    August 11, 2008
    Becker Industrie furthers its advance Leveraging its position as a leader in France, Becker Industrie, the industrial paint specialist and French subsidiary of Swedish group Beckers, has further expanded its business by setting up a subsidiary in th…


  • Rhode Island Supreme

    August 11, 2008
    Rhode Island Supreme Court overturns judgement The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently overturned a 2006 jury verdict against former manufacturers of lead pigment used in house paint decades ago. The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA),…


  • PPG publishes guide for coil and extrusion coatings

    August 11, 2008
    PPG publishes guide for coil and extrusion coatings PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published a new guide specification for its liquid and powder coil and extrusion coatings. PPG is the first coatings company to make selection…