Supplier News

  • 27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • CPMA ELECTS NEW

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • August 16, 2005
    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…


  • CI SET TO ACQUIRE

    August 16, 2005
    ICI SET TO ACQUIRE EMULSION POWDERS BUSINESS ICI has agreed to acquire the Celanese emulsion powders business for $25.5 million. The Frankfurt, Germanybased business recorded sales of €32 million and operating profit of €1.9 million…


  • BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE SETS

    August 16, 2005
    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE SETS UP SALES ORGANIZATION IN CHINA Bayer MaterialScience is establishing its own local distribution network with import and export rights in China. The aim of this network is to supply Chinese customers with products manu…


  • CYTEC SURFACE SPECIALTIES

    August 16, 2005
    CYTEC SURFACE SPECIALTIES COMPLETES LAB RENOVATION Cytec Surface Specialties has completed the renovation of its powder coatings applications lab in Smyrna, GA. The refurbished facility enhances applications support for customers and reduces t…


  • BASF acquires Huntsmans TDI business

    August 16, 2005
    BASF has acquired Huntsman’s global toluene diisocyanate (TDI) business. In the accord, Huntsman will transfer its TDI customer list and sales contract to BASF, however manufacturing operations and personnel are not included. Financial t…


  • IN BRIEF

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • RADTECH PRESENTS

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • BROOKFIELD OFFERS VISCOSITY

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • ASIACOAT 2005 TO BE HELD

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • DEGUSSA BEGINS PRODUCTION

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • Three companies combine to form Hexion

    August 16, 2005
    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…


  • In Brief

    August 16, 2005
    IN BRIEF Dow Chemical Co. has launched a new product safety web site: www.dow productsafety.com...Ross Systems and Controls has relaunched its web site at www.rosssyscon.com. CW…


  • RADTECH EUROPE HOSTS

    August 16, 2005
    RADTECH EUROPE HOSTS 2ND INNOVATION AWARDS RadTech Europe (RTE) will host the 2nd RTE Awards for Innovation Competition at its biennial RTE conference and exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 18-20. Designed to recognize innovation and utiliza…