• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Anvil Paint & Coatings Announces New CEO, President

    November 17, 2014
    || The Board of Directors of Anvil Paint & Coatings has promoted Glenn R. Roth to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Roth has worked to develop the Anvil brand for 16 years, and in that time has been present for Anvil’s most recent expan…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Two Oklahoma City Landmarks Highlight SOLARBAN Glass Advancements

    November 14, 2014
    || Two Oklahoma City landmarks, constructed more than 20 years apart and both featuring SOLARBAN glass by PPG Industries, are part of a company retrospective highlighting nearly a half-century of development in energy-efficient glass. Completed in 1984…

  • IRL Releases Profile of the Central European Paint Industry

    November 13, 2014
    || IRL has launched a new edition of its regional title "A Profile of the Central European Paint Industry." This fully updated report provides market data for 2013 and forecasts for 2018, and gives an overview of the paint industry trends acro…

  • Dow To Sell ANGUS Chemical Company

    November 13, 2014
    || The Dow Chemical Company has signed a definitive agreement under which ANGUS Chemical Company will be sold to Golden Gate Capital for $1.215 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015, subject to completion of cust…

  • Evonik Offers New Binders for High Solids Contents in Protective Coatings

    November 13, 2014
    || Evonik’s new brand SILIKOTOP promotes silicone hybrid resins which offers high solids content. The first two products, SILIKOTOP E 900 and SILIKOTOP E 901 excel in top coat application for diverse protective coatings ranging from marine to truc…

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