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  • 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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    ASTM Establishes

    ASTM International has established a new free membership category for undergraduate and graduate-level students. Among the benefits offered to student members are e-mail delivery of Standardization News, ASTM’s monthly magazine, Business Link,…
    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

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    Noveon Inc. Opens New Coatings Facility in China

    Noveon, Inc. has begun operations at its first performance coatings manufacturing plant and applications lab in Qingpu, Shanghai, China. The 8,000 metric ton facility will initially supply textile compound chemicals and polymers for coatings, printin…
    08.10.05

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    Benjamin Moore and

    Benjamin Moore and Co. has selected X-Rite, Inc.’s MatchRite System as its preferred color management solution. Under this agreement, the MatchRite System will be available immediately to Benjamin Moore authorized retailers. In a related even…
    08.10.05

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    Resolution Performance Enhances Epoxy Product Line

    Resolution Performance Products has developed enhanced glycidation capabilities for its Epon and Epokite epoxy resins, as well as its Heloxy epoxy modifiers, in the U.S. and Europe. “The new and improved technology results in processing advanc…
    08.10.05

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    Reichhold Expands Atlacomulco, Idles Vellejo Site

    Reichhold’s recently expanded facility at Atlacomulco, Mexico has successfully begun production. The site produces unsaturated polyester resins for its composites business and alkyd and solvent acrylic resins for the global coating and performa…
    08.10.05

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    Reichhold Expands Atlacomulco, Idles Vellejo Site

    Reichhold’s recently expanded facility at Atlacomulco, Mexico has successfully begun production. The site produces unsaturated polyester resins for its composites business and alkyd and solvent acrylic resins for the global coating and performa…
    08.10.05

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    Elcometer Acquires

    Elcometer Ltd. has acquired Belgium-based Braive Instruments SA and its French division, Braive France Sarl, manufacturers of physical test equipment to the paint and powder industry. The companies will become part of Elcometer’s worldwide busi…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    CPMA To Meet in Newport, RI

    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA) will meet with members of the ETAD Pigments Operating Committee and other members of ETAD in conjunction with the CPMA member’s meeting May 14-15 in Newport, RI. There will be a joint meeting…
    08.10.05

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    New Schedule

    In keeping with the event theme, “Spirit of Innovation,” FSCT has announced plans to introduce new features and formats at ICE 2003, which will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Signaling a dep…
    08.10.05

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    Lynch Receives ASTM

    l Richard F. Lynch, president of Lynch and Associates, Inc., Wyckoff, NJ, is the 2002 recipient of the Committee B02 Gary M. Kralik Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lynch has been a member of ASTM International since 1982. He is a member of several c…
    08.10.05

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    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

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    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. Dow Starts Up Epoxy Resin Plant in China l The Dow Chemical…
    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

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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