• Shimadzu Releases New RUV-3600 Plus UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer

    November 18, 2014
    || Incorporating the latest technology to achieve high sensitivity, high resolution and an ultra-low stray light level, Shimadzu’s new UV-3600 Plus UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer offers scientists an opportunity to provide high-performance analyses…

  • Valspar Acquires Madison Chemical Industries

    November 18, 2014
    || The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has completed the purchase of Madison Chemical Industries, Inc., a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Madison was founded in 1975 and has developed a global reputation for its technic…

  • Olympic Brand Launches New Home Interior Paint at Lowe’s

    November 18, 2014
    || Olympic Paint and Stain announced today the launch of Olympic Home interior latex paint, a new line of flat and semi-gloss paint available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide. Starting at $11.97 per gallon, the new Home paint provides prof…

  • PPG Data Shows White Continues to Dominate as Most Popular Global Vehicle Color

    November 18, 2014
    || PPG Industries has released its annual automotive color popularity data, showing that white continues to be the most popular car color globally based on 2014 automotive build data.  According to PPG’s global data, white ranked first (up 3…

  • Axalta Announces Pinstripe Artwork Donations

    November 18, 2014
    || Axalta Coating Systems, a leading manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, showcased its leadership in coating and color technologies at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada but the heartfelt stor…

  • AkzoNobel Subject to External Fraud Targeted at Chicago Office

    November 18, 2014
    || AkzoNobel announced that it has been subject to an external fraud targeted at one of its subsidiaries located in Chicago, Illinois. The company stated that the fraud involves an amount of up to €53 million. When detected immediate action was ta…

  • Wacker Opens Airbag Competence Center in Japan

    November 18, 2014
    || Wacker Asahikasei Silicone, a Japanese joint venture of Wacker Chemie AG, has opened a new development laboratory for airbag applications. The competence center will spearhead the development of silicone coatings for airbags and t…

  • Ross Expands Operations in India

    November 18, 2014
    || Charles Ross & Son Company’s Vice President of Corporate Operations Joe Martorana has announced that the mixer manufacturer’s India operations is undergoing another major expansion. In March 2015, Ross Process Equipment (RPE) will mov…

  • Axalta Schedules Third Quarter 2014 Results Conference Call

    November 17, 2014
    || Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. will hold a conference call for its third quarter 2014 financial results at 8:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Charles W. Shaver, chairman and chief executive officer, and Robert W. Bryant, executive vice preside…

  • OSHA Schedules NACOSH Meeting

    November 17, 2014
    || The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) on December 10, 2014, in Washington, DC. NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendat…

  • BASF Completes Sale of its Share in Styrolution to INEOS

    November 17, 2014
    || BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution, a global styrenics supplier, to INEOS. The relevant merger control approvals have been granted. The purchase price amounts to €1.1 billion. The transaction will lead to an expected…

  • Quest Automotive Products Appoints New Director

    November 17, 2014
    || Quest Automotive Products (QAP), a member of the Quest Specialty Chemicals group, has hired Hermon Ferrell to be the company’s new Director of Product & Color Management. Ferrell brings more than 26 years of industry experience to Quest Au…

  • Bayer MaterialScience Names Head of Industrial Operations and Technology

    November 17, 2014
    || Bayer MaterialScience has named Klaus Schäfer head of Industrial Operations and Technology. He will assume global responsibility for this unit effective January 1, 2015. At the same time, he will become a member of the company’s Executive…

  • PPG Supports Waltonville Grade School Reading Program

    November 17, 2014
    || The PPG Industries Foundation has presented a check for nearly $1,000 to Waltonville Grade School, enabling 166 students to each receive six books to own through the school’s reading program. The check was presented by Donna Burlison,…

  • Dow Launches High Performance Acrylic Redispersible Powder

    November 17, 2014
    || Dow Construction Chemicals (DCC), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company has launched a new, high-performance 100 percent acrylic redispersible powder, DLP-500. With this launch, Dow enters a new market with a dry acrylic powder that performs as…

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