• Wagner Helps MKW Achieve 'Greater Efficiency' With Second Powder Coating System

    April 29, 2016
    MKW, one of the largest contract coating companies in Austria, commissioned a second vertical powder coating system in 2015. The aim was to increase productivity and to continue supplying products of unsurpassed quality. One factor to success: The eq…

  • BASF with Slightly Lower Earnings Before Special Items; Outlook 2016 Confirmed

    April 29, 2016
    In the first quarter of 2016, BASF Group sales decreased by 29% to €14.2 billion compared with the same quarter of the previous year. This was largely on account of the divestiture of the gas trading and storage business, which had contributed &…

  • AkzoNobel Opens New Decorative Paints Site in Western China

    April 29, 2016
    AkzoNobel has started production at its fourth – and largest – plant for decorative paints in China. Located in Chengdu, the new facility represents an important milestone in the company's growth plans for the west of the country. The…

  • GreenMantra Technologies Announces New Management Team

    April 29, 2016
    GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing producer of high-value waxes and other specialty materials from recycled plastics, today announced three key additions to its senior leadership group designed to drive its ongoing growth strategy.  …

  • PPG Reports Sustainability Progress, Updates 2020 Goals

    April 29, 2016
    PPG has released its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress toward achieving its 2020 sustainability goals. The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com.   In 2015, the company achieved its goal o…

  • Axalta Coating Systems Endows Texas A&M Chair

    April 29, 2016
    Axalta Coating Systems has endowed the Axalta Coating Systems Chair in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. The two million dollar chair will also receive funding…

  • Axalta Canada Employees Help Pack 50,000 Meals for Children in Need

    April 29, 2016
    Employees of Axalta Coating Systems joined other volunteers this weekend to pack 50,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger Canada. This was the second consecutive year that Axalta employees supported this effort, held at the Forest Brook Community Church…

  • Cargill Acquires NatureWax

    April 29, 2016
    Cargill has acquired NatureWax, one of the market-leading providers of natural, vegetable-based waxes. NatureWax, a Provider of Natural, Vegetable-based Waxes Cargill owned NatureWax from its inception in the late 1990s until 2007. In 2007 it was so…

  • UBE Announces Merger of its Chemical Subsidiaries in Spain

    April 29, 2016
    UBE Industries, Ltd. announced that it has integrated its three chemical subsidiaries in Spain, by merging UBE Chemical Europe, S.A.U. and UBE Engineering Plastics, S.A.U. into UBE Corporation Europe, S.A.U. (each headed by President Bruno De Bievre)…

  • Sun Chemical Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

    April 28, 2016
    Sun Chemical released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which showcases Sun Chemical’s leadership in eco-efficiency through established data-driven metrics, as well as examples of how suppliers are contributing to the company’s environmenta…

  • Intumescent Coatings Market Worth USD 1.16 Billion by 2022

    April 28, 2016
    Intumescent coatings market size is forecast to be worth USD 1.16 billion by 2022, as per a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing applications in the energy sector coupled with stringent government regulations pertaining to h…

  • Diamond C Trailers Now Feature Line-X Coatings

    April 28, 2016
    LINE-X, a global leader in high performance protective coatings and automotive aftermarket accessories, announced a new manufacturing partnership with the premier trailer manufacturer, Diamond C Trailers. Based in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Diamond C is no…

  • SSCT 2016 Annual Meeting Discounted Hotel Rates Expire May 2

    April 28, 2016
    The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) will be holding its 2016 Annual Meeting and Technology Conference at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Petersburg, FL from June 5-8. Hotel rooms can be reserved through www.ssct.org; discounted ra…

  • Clariant Announces Improved Sales, Increased Profitability in Q1 2016

    April 28, 2016
    “Clariant had a good start into the year with solid sales growth and profitability improvement,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “All our business areas performed well in the current mixed global economic environment and significantly ex…

  • Henkel Launches Integration Program for Refugees

    April 28, 2016
    Henkel is starting an extensive refugee’s integration program in its vocational training center. In collaboration with external partners and public authorities, the company is offering career guidance and job shadowing as well as internships, l…

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