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    Dow Corning Increases

    Dow Corning Increases Silanes Capacity Dow Corning has increased production of its range of silanes by more than 40%. The increased capacity is the result of more than $6 million invested in the company’s manufacturing processes in the past…
    08.11.05

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    North African Coatings

    North African Coatings Congress to be held in Morocco The North African Coatings Congress will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco, on September 14-15. This new event is designed to bring suppliers of chemical raw…
    08.11.05

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    Pall Corp. and W.L. Gore

    Pall Corp. and W.L. Gore Form Strategic Alliance Pall Corp. and W.L. Gore and Associates have formed a strategic alliance that gives Pall exclusive worldwide rights to Gore-Tex filter technology to be utilized in backwashable filtration systems fo…
    08.11.05

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    troys Nowak Honored

    Milton Nowak, Troy Corp.’s vice president emeritus, R&D, received a recognition award for his 50 years of technical contributions. The award was presented to Nowak at the Troy Innovation Symposium at the Troy Conference Center in Florham Pa…
    08.11.05

  • Automotive Coatings | Industry News | Pigments

    BASF Expands Production Capacity for Effect Pigments

    BASF has expanded product capacity for its Paliocrom red effect pigment. BASF is investing 44 million to expand its productions capacity for Paliocrom effect pigments by 30% in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The pigment features high gloss, pure shade…
    08.11.05

  • Additives | Industry News

    Sherwin-Williams

    The Sherwin-Williams Company has purchased Accurate Dispersions’ colorants product lines and related assets from Eastman Chemical Company. Accurate Dispersions supplies pigment concentrates and additives for coatings to the automotive, aerospac…
    08.11.05

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    Degussa Coatings & Colorants Builds New Plants in China

    Degussa Coatings & Colorants Builds New Plants in China The Coatings and Colorants business unit of Degussa AG plans to build a colorants plant and manufacturing facility for producing coating polyesters at the Shanghai site of Degussa Chemicals…
    08.11.05

  • Additives | Industry News | Solvents

    Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers

    Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers and AGA Chemicals Merge Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA, Inc. and AGA Chemicals, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., which will be responsible for all of Asahi Glass chemical prod…
    08.11.05

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    Huntsmans Advanced Materials Launches New Unit

    Huntsman’s Advanced Materials Launches New Unit Huntsman’s Advanced Materials business now has a globally-focused Surface Technologies unit. The launch of the unit follows the move of the Swiss-based Vantico business to the Huntsman stab…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Superior Materials Receives Two Sales Awards Superior Materials, Inc., Garden City, NY received two sales awards from Degussa Corporation at the 2003 International Coatings Expo (ICE) in Philadelphia, PA. The aerosil and silanes group awarded Superi…
    08.11.05

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    In Brief

    In Brief Grace Davison has donated $5,000 to support the Coatings Industry Education Foundation’s “Project Tomorrow”…3M’s new fluorosurfactant technology will be branded 3M Novec fluorosurfactants…Texas Pacific…
    08.11.05

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    DuPont Titanium Tech. Joins EPAs RCC Program

    DuPont Titanium Technologies (DTT) has joined the U.S. EPA’s Resource Conservation Challenge’s (RCC) voluntary National Waste Minimization Program, a national effort designed to find flexible and more protective ways to conserve valuable…
    08.10.05

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    CPS Color Opens

    CPS Color, a manufacturer of tinting systems, is preparing to open a new office in Moscow, as part of its worldwide sales and service network. The opening of the Moscow equipment, sales and service office is part of the company’s worldwide stra…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Huber and Nubiola Initiate Marketing Alliance

    Huber Engineered Materials has entered into an exclusive marketing alliance with Nubiola Pigments, Barcelona, Spain, effective Jan. 1, 2004. The alliance will result in Huber handling North American sales, marketing and customer support of several no…
    08.10.05

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    Fire at Silberline Facility Effects StarBrite Production

    Silberline experienced a flash fire, Oct. 17 at its Tidewood, PA facility. The fire was extinguished quickly and all materials were contained in safe vessels inside the plant. There was no danger to the community, Silberline reported. Also known as…
    08.10.05

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    Plasticolors Acquires

    l Plasticolors, Inc. has purchased the assets of Spartan Color Corporation’s product lines including Spartacryl PM universal color concentrates. Production of the acquired products will be moved from Spartan’s Houston, TX location t…
    08.10.05

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    ASTM International Hosts Asia/Pacific Standards Leaders

    Twenty-two executives representing the national standards bodies of the Asia-Pacific region convened at ASTM International for a two-day open house. The event, held Sept. 22-23, was an open forum for discussion regarding the changing world of interna…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    Kynar 500 Resins Now Available from Rohm and Haas

    Atofina Chemicals has granted a Kynar 500 license to Rohm and Haas for the production of powder coatings using Kynar 500 PC PVDF resin. The license grants Rohm and Haas the authority to formulate powder coatings in a palette of colors using a minimum…
    08.10.05

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    Halliburton Energy

    Halliburton Energy Services has signed a letter of intent with United Minerals and Properties to sell Cimbar Performance Minerals (CPM), its barium sulfate operation, for an undisclosed sum. The sale is expected to close before year’s end. CPM…
    08.10.05

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    Lacks Enterprises Opens Lab for Independent Testing

    Lacks Enterprises, Inc., a Grand Rapids, MI-based tier one auto supplier, recently opened a 25,000-square-foot research and testing facility for contract testing. The lab, which employs 11 technicians and meets ISO/IEC 1725 standard, offers an extens…
    08.10.05