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    Goldschmidt Dedicates New Facility in Hopewell, VA

    Goldschmidt Chemical Corp. celebrated the expansion of its Hopewell, VA site by holding a dedication ceremony at the sales, marketing and technology center. Among the business lines the new facility serves are the industrial specialties and Tego coat…
    08.10.05

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    Degussa Increases Capacity for Vestoplast Production

    Degussa’s coatings and colorants business units has increased capacity for its Vestoplast product group, a series of amorphous polyalphaolefins used as adhesives raw materials for a wide range of hot-melt applications. The increase in capacity…
    08.10.05

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    BASFs Propane Dehydration Plant Starts Operations

    BASF’s propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant has started trial operations at its site in Tarragona, Spain. The plant was built and will be operated by BASF Sonatrach PropanChem S.A. (BSP), a joint venture between BASF and the Algerian company, So…
    08.10.05

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    Bayer Polymers Upgrades R&D

    Bayer Polymers has upgraded its research and development capabilities at its Americas headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. The investment includes the renovation and installation of several new labs at its Americas Technical Center that are designed to he…
    08.10.05

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    PIC Conference

    The Paint, Ink and Coatings (PIC) Conference, hosted by the Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology (LASCT), will be held October 1-3 in Buena Park, CA. This industry meeting, which replaces the biennial Western Coatings Show, will focus on educa…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Marine Coatings

    FSCT Annual Meeting and

    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology’s annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 13-17 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, will focus on the most innovative technical advances from the coatings industry. Held in conju…
    08.10.05

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    Brookfield Offers

    Brookfield Engineering is offering a certified one-day practical course for viscometer operators. Held June 19, August 21 and September 18 at Brookfield’s Middleboro, MA location, the course is designed for both first time and experienced opera…
    08.10.05

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    Netzsch Merges with Colfax

    Colfax Corp., a Richmond, VA provider of fluid handling and power transmission products, has signed an agreement to acquire all shares of Netzsch. Netzsch has 2,100 employees and 17 facilities throughout the world.…
    08.10.05

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    SSPC 2003

    The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has completed its schedule for SSPC 2003, the Industrial Protective Coatings Conference and Exhibit in New Orleans, Oct. 26-29. Scheduled to speak is Lt. General John B. Sylvester, the Chief of Staff for the…
    08.10.05

  • Automotive Refinish  | Industry News

    BASF Lays Foundation For Distribution Center

    The foundation stone for a new distribution center for BASF Coatings AG in Münster, Germany was laid on February 19. The 420 million distribution center is slated for completion during the second quarter of 2004. The distribution center wi…
    08.10.05

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    Lyondell Joint Venture

    For the second consecutive year, Lyondell Chemical Company and its joint venture, Equistar Chemicals, LP, set new individual plant records for employee safety performance and received the Performance Improvement Award for safety from the American Che…
    08.10.05

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    Rhodia Reorganizes Into

    Rhodia SA has announced the reorganization of the company into four business units: automotive, electronics and fibers division, the food and consumer care division, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals and the Rhodia pharma solutions enterprise. &ldq…
    08.10.05

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    Rheometric Scientific Completes Sale to Waters

    l Rheometric Scientific, Inc. has completed the sale of its rheology instruments and services business to the TA instruments division of Waters Corp. At a special meeting of stockholders, which preceded the sale, stockholders approved the sale and an…
    08.10.05

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    AsiaCoat 2003 Held

    The 8th International Exhibition for Coatings, Printing Inks and Surface Finishing–AsiaCoat 2003, will be held September 2-4 in Shanghai. According to show organizers AsiaCoat 2003 will have 10,000 square meters of exhibition space and will hou…
    08.10.05

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    Dow Implements Order

    The Dow Chemical Company has imple-mented an order control for all glycol ether products in response to an unpredicted demand increase of various glycol ethers and to ensure supply of all glycol ether products. These products will be on 100% order co…
    08.10.05

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    Perstorp Forms JV in Japan, Seeks FDA OK for DEPD

    Perstorp Group of Sweden and Koei Chemical Co. of Japan have reached an agreement to form a joint venture for the marketing and sales of specialty chemicals to the coatings, lubricants, polymers and specialty chemicals industries, mainly in the Japan…
    08.10.05

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    In Brief

    l PPG has earned ISO-14001 certification for its coatings manufacturing facilities worldwide…Lyondell Chem-ical Co. will now market MTBE through ChemConnect (www.chemconnect.com), in addition to existing direct and third-party sales channels&h…
    08.10.05

  • Additives | Industry News

    Solutia Completes Sale of Businesses To UCB

    Solutia Inc. has completed the sale of its resins, additives and adhesives businesses to UCB S.A. for $500 million. The agreement includes 10 production sites that make liquid and powder coating resins, technical resins, additives and pressure-sensit…
    08.10.05

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    Dow Idles Portion of PMDI Production at TX Facility

    Dow Idles Portion of PMDI Production at TX Facility l The Dow Chemical Company has idled a portion of its polymeric methyl diphenyl diisocyante (PMDI) production capacity at Houston Operations in La Porte, TX, until further notice.̴…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Englhard Forms Alliance

    Engelhard Forms Alliance With Nippon Sheet Glass l Engelhard Corp. has formed an alliance with Nippon Sheet and Glass to develop and market new special effect pigments for makers of coatings, inks and plastics. The two companies are developing n…
    08.10.05