Supplier News

  • Lyondell To

    November 3, 2005
    Lyondell To Increase Propylene Glycol Ether Capacity Lyondell Chemical Company has made plans to increase its annual propylene glycol ether (PGE) capacity by 50,000 metric tons by the beginning of 2007. With this additional PGE capacity, Lyond…


  • Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies

    November 3, 2005
    Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies Remmele Engineering has acquired the May Coating Technologies division of Acumeter Laboratories. The May Coating Technologies line of standard web handling and coating equipment will be integra…


  • Thomas E. Hill Receives

    November 3, 2005
    Thomas E. Hill Receives 2005 FSCT Heckel Award The FSCT has awarded FSCT past-president Thomas E. Hill, president and CEO of The Coatings Alliance, the 2005 recipient of the organization’s highest honor—the George Baugh Heckel Award. P…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • TRI-SERVICE CORROSION

    October 14, 2005
    TRI-SERVICE CORROSION CONFERENCE NOV. 14-18,ORLAND0 NACE International’s 2005 Tri-Service Corrosion Conference will be held Nov. 14-18 at the Wyndham Palace in Orlando, FL. “Transcending and Integrating Corrosion Prevention and Con…


  • MICHELMAN UNVEILS

    October 14, 2005
    MICHELMAN UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY Michelman, a manufacturer of waterbased coatings for paperboard and performance- enhancing additives for industrial applications, has unveiled a new brand identity, corporate tagline and marketing campaign.…


  • POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER

    October 14, 2005
    POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER COATINGS SYSTEMS BUSINESS UNIT PolyOne Corp. has unveiled Polymer Coating Systems (PCS), the new name of its business unit that custom formulates and manufactures liquid polymer coatings and additives. With manufactur…


  • BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE HITS

    October 14, 2005
    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE HITS RESIN PRODUCTION MILESTONE Bayer MaterialScience’s Bitterfeld facility in Germany has produced 500,000 tons of coating resin. The company has reported that in the past year, production has increased by 12%. Bay…


  • DELTECH PROPERTIES

    October 14, 2005
    DELTECH PROPERTIES PURCHASES ASSETS OF ADCO CHEMICAL COMPANY Deltech Properties has purchased the Newark, NJ-based assets of Adco Chemical Company.Adco was the former manufacturing arm of UR-Cryl Polymer Corporation and Thibaut and Walker. De…


  • IN BRIEF

    October 14, 2005
    IN BRIEF SPX Process Equipment has relaunched its web site at www. s p x p e . c o m … D e g u s s a Engineered Carbons has launched a new web site www.dec-lp.com…QPanel’s calibration lab in Cleveland, OH has joined Q-Lab W…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…