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February 23, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has announced its distributor training course schedule for 2015. The courses make up a wide-ranging curriculum designed to provide PPG distributors with the comprehensive training and guidance necessar…  Read More »
February 23, 2015
Employees of PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, recently presented PPG Industries Foundation checks to benefit students at Hamilton County Junior and Senior High Schools. Eight teachers receive…  Read More »
February 23, 2015
US demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to increase 2.8 percent per year to 6.4 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $12.8 billion.  A turnaround in construction activity, combined with the expanding use of adhesives and sealants in man…  Read More »
February 23, 2015
The BASF site in Freeport, Texas, hosted a grand opening ceremony today for its first new plant to come online since 2007, adding a new product mix to the Freeport portfolio. The dispersions plant manufactures acrylic emulsion polymers that are for…  Read More »
PPG Appoints McGarry President and Chief Operating Officer
February 20, 2015
PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014. McGarry will continue to have executive oversight…  Read More »
February 20, 2015
Hempel has announced the acquisition of its South African toll manufacturer The Coatings Manufacturing Company (TCMC). Since 2011, Hempel South Africa has partnered with TCMC, which is located close to Johannesburg, to better serve customers in the r…  Read More »
February 20, 2015
Yara International and BASF Group have agreed to build a world scale ammonia plant at BASF’s site in Freeport, Texas. The plant will use hydrogen as raw material, reducing capital expenditures (capex), maintenance and carbon dioxide emissions s…  Read More »
February 20, 2015
US office furniture producer Paoli has switched to a formaldehyde-free wood coating system supplied by AkzoNobel that meets the latest indoor air quality standards and exceeds the levels of product performance of the previous system. As well as co…  Read More »
February 20, 2015
Perstorp will unveil new products and enhanced support at European Coatings Show 2015 (Stand 511 Hall 7A). Visitors to ECS 2015 can look forward to the results of recent capacity expansions and acquisitions increasing Perstorp’s capability b…  Read More »
February 20, 2015
Jotun gained a top line growth of nine per ent, partly driven by currency fluctuations. After a somewhat careful start of the year, the sales numbers improved throughout the year, and Jotun experienced a substantial growth of 17 percent during the la…  Read More »
February 20, 2015
Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of water-based coatings, surface additives and polymers will be featuring a variety of innovative new solutions at their completely redesigned booth at the European Coatings Show 2015.   Exhibi…  Read More »
February 20, 2015
Driven by a faster-than-expected pace of technology development, carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs) will be poised to gain widespread adoption for automotive lightweighting by 2025, according to Lux Research. Already advances underway in fib…  Read More »
February 19, 2015
The global antimicrobial coatings market is expected to reach USD 4,520.3 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Growing demand for medical device coatings is expected to remain a key market driver over the next six yea…  Read More »
February 19, 2015
Vencorex, a manufacturer of aromatic and aliphatic isocyanates for the polyurethane markets, will present at European Coatings Show 2015, April 21-23 in Nuremberg, Germany a wide range of isocyanates and solutions to develop more environmentally-frie…  Read More »
February 19, 2015
Pivotal patents have been granted to DSM in Europe, Japan and Canada for its innovative yeast-based succinic acid production technology, with exclusive rights awarded to Reverdia. The new patents cover key technology which is essential…  Read More »




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