Supplier News

  • 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…


  • September 19, 2005
    EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS FEDERATION FORMED The Brussels-based European Federation for Construction Chemicals (EFFC), an affiliate of CEFIC, has been established as a forum for construction chemicals manufacturers, such as Sika and Remmer…


  • DETROIT COLOUR COUNCIL’S

    September 19, 2005
    The Detroit Colour Council’s annual panel conference will be held Sept. 20 at Michigan State University’s Manage-ment Education Center. “Automotive Exterior Color Harmony Issues” will address major issues surrounding bod…


  • BASF acquires Huntsman’s 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP

    August 16, 2005
    MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP OF MICHELMAN ASIA-PACIFIC Michelman has acquired the 50% interest in Michelman Asia-Pacific Pte., Ltd. held by Drex-Chem Industries Pte., Ltd. Michelman Asia-Pacific was opened in 1997 in Singapore as a joint venture…


  • CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES

    August 16, 2005
    CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES ASSETS OF SOLCHEM Chemcentral, a distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals, has completed the acquisition of Solchem Pty, Ltd., a New South Wales, Australia, distributor to the coatings, industrial cleaners and indu…