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  • Industry News

    Call For Papers:

    The Detroit Society of Coatings Technology has issued a call for papers for the 29th annual FOCUS Conference–Racing to a High Performance Finish. The conference, held May 4 at the MSU Management Center in Troy. MI is an educational…
    08.10.05

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    Akzo Nobel Restructures Surface Chemistry Unit

    Akzo Nobel has restructured its surface chemistry unit, primarily affecting its European and North American surfactants operations. The measures will result in total staff reduction of 120 in North America and 80 in Europe. In North America, the cuts…
    08.10.05

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    Sartomers Chatom, AL

    At a ceremony held at the Edith Wilcox Community Center during, Sartomer’s Chatom, AL facility was presented with two awards, in addition, a stretch of Highway 17 was renamed Sartomer Drive and May 22nd was proclaimed “Sartomer Day”…
    08.10.05

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    Acimas Rozone 2000 Receives Canadian PMRA Registration

    Acima, a Rohm and Haas Co., has announced that Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted registration for the use of Rozone 2000 industrial microbiocide. The registration permits use in coatings applications, such as latex a…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    Johnson and Richart Receive PCI Hall of Fame Awards

    The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) honored Chuck Johnson and Doug Richart with PCI Hall of Fame Awards at the 2003 annual meeting, held May 12-14 in Henderson, NV. Mr. Richart started his career in the powder coatings industry in 1960 with Polymer…
    08.10.05

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    Duha Group Expands Facilities, Forms Partnership

    The Duha Group, a global manufacturer and supplier of color systems, color cards and color merchandising aids, has expanded its color services facility in Winnipeg, Canada. The expansion has tripled its floor space to 120,000-sq. ft. Duha Group ha…
    08.10.05

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    Cytec and Mitsui

    Cytec Industries Inc. has signed definitive agreements with Mitsui Chemicals Inc. and concerned companies in the Mitsui-Cytec Ltd. joint venture. After the transactions are completed, Cytec will own 100% of the JV’s existing coating resins busi…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    ASTM Seeks Pigment Specialists

    ASTM International subcommittee D01.31 on Pigment Specification in Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications seeks experts in organic/inorganic and extender pigments to chair ASTM standards-development task groups. Chair…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    Polymer Short Course

    DTW Associates, Inc. has released its first short course, Polymer Alloys and Blends, on CD. The CD, which offers more than ten hours of lectures and 310 slides, presents a comprehensive review in theories, principles and practices related to polymer…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Kemira Bolsters Specialty Pigments Business

    Kemira Pigments has invested approxi-mately U8 million to expand manufacturing of specialty anatase products at its Pori, Finland plant. The investments will be completed by December, 2004. The expansion project involves investing in new production…
    08.10.05

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    Avecia Receives Registration for New Plastic Antimicrobial

    Avecia Biocides has announced U.S. EPA registration for its new Vanquish 100 plastics antimicrobial. The product, already used in Europe, Asia and Latin America, is based on a dual-purpose preservative and effects molecule. Vanquish…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    Dow Corning and

    Dow Corning Corp. and Wacker Chemie GmbH have announced their intent to form a joint venture in Asia. The JV would manufacture silicone intermediates and fumed silica which are used in many finished products. The companies would jointly develop manuf…
    08.10.05

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    Lubrizol Acquires Chemical Production Facility in SC

    The Lubrizol Corporation has completed the acquisition of a chemical production facility formerly owned by Specialty Industrial Products of Spartanburg, SC. The facility, which consists of two manufacturing plants covering 16 acres, is capable…
    08.10.05

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    Dock Resins Changes Name, Launches Web Site

    Dock Resins Corp., a subsidiary of the Lubrizol Corporation, has changed its name to Lubrizol Dock Resins. Purchased by Lubrizol in October 2002, Dock Resins manufactures proprietary and custom polymers for a wide range of coating and specialty appli…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    RadTech Presents UV/EB

    RadTech International will present Driving Changes: UV/EB Processing For Automotive on Sept. 24-25 at the Radisson Toledo in Toledo, OH. The two-day event will present introductory material as well as current and future applications for UV and EB tec…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    Crompton Sells OSi Specialties to GE

    Crompton has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its OSi Specialties organosilicones business to the GE Specialty Materials division of General Electric Co. and acquire GE’s Specialty Chemicals business. OSi Specialties, headquartered…
    08.10.05

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    Buhler Acquires

    Buhler Group has acquired the dispersion and micro wet grinding technology unit of Draiswerke GmbH Mannheim. The unit will be operated as a branch of Bühler GmbH in Braunschweig.…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    Dow Starts Up Epoxy

    The Dow Chemical Company’s 41,000-metric-tons-per-year converted epoxy resin plant at the Zhangjiagang site in China has started operations. The plant produces solid epoxy resin used primarily to produce powder coatings; solid solution epoxy…
    08.10.05

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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