• CCAI Announces 2014 Award Winners; Installs 2014 – 2015 Officers and Board

    July 22, 2014
    || The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2014 – 2015 Officers and National Board members during their 2014 Annual Meeting held in Indian Wells, CA in June.  A highlight of…

  • Waterborne Symposium Issues Call for Papers

    July 22, 2014
    || The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi has issued a call for papers for presentation at the 42nd Annual International Waterborne Symposium, February 9-13, 2015 in New Orleans. Papers should rel…

  • Evonik & Akzonobel Team-up to Build a Membrane Electrolysis Facility for KOH Solution & Cl

    July 22, 2014
    || Evonik Industries and AkzoNobel have entered into negotiations to build a membrane electrolysis facility at AkzoNobel's site in Ibbenbüren (Germany). The objective of the negotiations is to establish a joint venture for the new construction…

  • Flowcrete Americas Expands to Support Business Growth

    July 21, 2014
    || Flowcrete Americas has moved its center of operations to a new facility to meet a rise in demand for its specialist polymer floor systems across the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The 30,000 square foot facility, located in Spring, T…

  • Coatings for Industry Names Jim Peterson Industrial Sales Manager

    July 21, 2014
    ||  Coatings for Industry (CFI), a direct-to-contractor supplier of industrial coating products, announces it has hired flooring industry veteran Jim Peterson as its Industrial Sales Manager.  In this role, Peterson will be in charge of busine…

  • BASF Inaugurates its Largest European Production Plant

    July 21, 2014
    || BASF today inaugurated its new production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in Sroda Slaska, a Special Economic Zone near Wroclaw, Poland. The grand opening event was attended by a number of national and local government officials, including Polis…

  • PPG Reaches Agreement to Sell Mt. Zion Float Glass Manufacturing Facility

    July 21, 2014
    || PPG Industries announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Illinois, glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close i…

  • HMG Paints' Pioneering Future Entrepreneurship

    July 21, 2014
    || Eight students aged 14-15 from Manchester Communication Academy have successfully completed the first stage of their pioneering Future Entrepreneurship Partnership at HMG Paints Ltd. HMG Paints, the UK’s largest independent industrial paints m…

  • BASF Raises Prices for 1,6-Hexanediol in Europe

    July 21, 2014
    || BASF increases its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts allow by 150 Euro per ton. The price adjustment will be done to reflect the increased operating, logistics as well as raw material costs and to assure…

  • Munson Machinary to Expand Headquarters

    July 21, 2014
    || Munson Machinery is expanding the size of its Utica, New York, headquarters by approximately one-third, it was announced by Charles Divine, President and CEO. “The expansion will boost our fabrication and assembly capabilities to increase prod…

  • Sherwin-Williams Receives Top Honors

    July 21, 2014
    || For the eighth time, CertaPro Painters honored Sherwin-Williams with its “Platinum Supplier of the Year” award, the highest distinction presented annually to its suppliers. Sherwin-Williams was voted Supplier of the Year at CertaPro Pain…

  • PPG Directors Announce Quarterly Dividend of 67 Cents Per Share

    July 18, 2014
    || The board of directors of PPG Industries declared a regular quarterly dividend of 67 cents per share, payable Sept. 12 to shareholders of record Aug. 11. This marks the company’s 464th consecutive dividend payment. PPG has paid uninterrupted a…

  • BASF Receives Registration for First Wood Protection Nets

    July 18, 2014
    ||  The novel, patented net technology Storanet has received registration for commercialization in Germany. BASF can now provide the first non-liquid technology to prevent pest problems in harvested timber. Since it does not need to be applied with…

  • Bayer Unveils INSQIN for PU Coated Fabrics

    July 18, 2014
    || Bayer MaterialScience, one of the world's leading polymer producers, has launched INSQIN, a novel turnkey solution for a new generation of polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics. The launch marks a new chapter in the footwear and apparel sector, in whi…

  • Lignin-based Value Added Chemical Product Expected to Launch in 2021

    July 18, 2014
    || Lignin, a component of lignocellulosic biomass and a common byproduct stream from cellulosic conversion processes, has a potential market worth of USD242 billion across 13 select products alone, but commercialization of these lignin derived chemicals…