Supplier News

  • BASF RECEIVES PRODUCT

    October 14, 2005
    BASF RECEIVES PRODUCT LEADERSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD Frost and Sullivan has given its 2005 Product Leadership of the Year award to BASF for developing a new pellet form of triphenylphosphine (TPP), which is used in a variety o applications, incl…


  • WACKER BEGINS PRODUCTION OF

    October 14, 2005
    WACKER BEGINS PRODUCTION OF REDISPERSIBLE POWDERS IN CHINA Wacker Group has begun production of Vinnapas redispersible powders at its spray drying facility located in Jiangsu Province, China. “The investment is Wacker’s response to…


  • Reichhold announces management buyout

    October 14, 2005
    Reichhold has reached an agreement with Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. (DIC) for a management buyout. Reichhold has been a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC since 1987. DIC had planned a restructuring of the company and concluded that the sale…


  • DETROIT COLOUR COUNCILS

    September 19, 2005
    The Detroit Colour Council’s annual panel conference will be held Sept. 20 at Michigan State University’s Manage-ment Education Center. “Automotive Exterior Color Harmony Issues” will address major issues surrounding bod…


  • September 19, 2005
    EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS FEDERATION FORMED The Brussels-based European Federation for Construction Chemicals (EFFC), an affiliate of CEFIC, has been established as a forum for construction chemicals manufacturers, such as Sika and Remmer…


  • NDSU DEPARTMENT OF COATINGS

    September 19, 2005
    NDSU DEPARTMENT OF COATINGS AND POLYMERIC MATERIALS CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University has scheduled a celebration Oct. 20-22 to commemorate its centennial year. Eve…


  • ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL

    September 19, 2005
    ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL MEETING MOVE TO NEW ORLEANS The U.S.’s paint and coatings executive and formulation trade associations have announced plans to move their annual meetings–and a key trade show–to New Orleans, LA from C…


  • Changes in effect pigments marketplace

    September 19, 2005
    Two major announcements have come from the global special effect pigments market. In August, Altana Chemie announced plans to acquire Eckart GmbH & Co., KG, a leading privately held manufacturer of metallic effect pigments for paint, print…


  • IN BRIEF

    August 16, 2005
    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.…


  • NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • INTER-SOCIETY COLOR

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • TORONTO SOCIETY FOR

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • FSCTS COATING WOOD AND

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP

    August 16, 2005
    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…