• PPG Helps Draft China CSR Evaluation Criteria

    July 11, 2014
    || PPG Industries recently attended a ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing to celebrate release of the first China CSR Evaluation Criteria by the China Enterprise Evaluation Association and the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua Unive…

  • BASF Designers Present Automotive Color Trends

    July 10, 2014
    || The designers at BASF’s Coatings division have published their automotive color trends for 2014/2015. With their collection entitled “Under the Radar,” new color ranges are appearing on the trend radar. The development of special ef…

  • New BasCat Laboratory Opens at TU Berlin

    July 10, 2014
    || On the South Campus of Technical University (TU) Berlin, BASF together with the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (UniCat) today opened the new BasCat Laboratory building. On about 1,000 square meters of laboratory an…

  • California Products Acquires Muralo Paint Brands

    July 10, 2014
    || California Products Corporation, a Delos Management portfolio company, has acquired certain assets of The Muralo Paint Company. Muralo Paints, founded in 1894 and headquartered in Bayonne, New Jersey manufactures paints and coatings that are sold thr…

  • U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time International Market Briefs

    July 10, 2014
    || The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allow any user to access aggregated LEED green building project information in the more than 150 countries with LEED projects und…

  • PPG Offers MC2800 EUROPLUS Speed Clear, 4.2 VOC Clearcoat

    July 10, 2014
    || PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has expanded its OMNI Plus product offering with the addition of MC2800 EUROPLUS Speed Clear, a 4.2 VOC  high-solids clearcoat that addresses the performance and value priorities of the cost-consc…

  • Global Emulsion Polymer Products Market Expected to Grow at a Rapid Pace

    July 10, 2014
    || Grand View Research has released a report on the global emulsion polymer products market. Increasing environmental concerns and stringent regulations, various restrictions are being imposed on the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These…

  • PPG Reiterates Responsible Care Commitment at AICM Event

    July 10, 2014
    || PPG Industries  recently participated in the Responsible Care Beijing Manifesto Ceremony held by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM). At the ceremony, themed “Join Us, Road to Responsible Care Excellence,”…

  • AkzoNobel to Divest Paper Chemicals Business to Kemira for €153 million

    July 9, 2014
    || AkzoNobel has announced the intended sale of its global Paper Chemicals business to Kemira for €153 million. Paper Chemicals is part of the company’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business and generated annual revenue of €243 million…

  • Momentive Announces Publication of its 2013 Sustainability Report

    July 9, 2014
    || Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. and Momentive Performance Materials Inc. have jointly published a sustainability report entitled, "Sustainability: 2013." The report can be found in the sustainability section of the Momentive website. The…

  • BioAmber Signs its First Take-or-Pay Bio-based SA Contract with PTTMCC Biochem

    July 9, 2014
    || BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals,  has signed a 210,000 ton per year take-or-pay contract for bio-based succinic acid  with Vinmar International. Under the terms of the 15-year master off-ta…

  • Eastman Issues 2014 Sustainability Report

    July 9, 2014
    || Eastman Chemical Company has released its 2014 sustainability report, "Moving forward together." The comprehensive, GRI-compliant report provides a review of the company's sustainability strategy, progress, advancements and goals. "…

  • Hybrid Plastics Announces Expansion

    July 9, 2014
    || Hybrid Plastics will expand its manufacturing capacity and workforce to meet increased demand of its line of POSS® molecules. The expansion will increase the company’s capability of producing liquid POSS by five times its current volume. P…

  • Ross Storage Vessels

    Ross Storage Vessels

    July 9, 2014
    || Ross Storage Vessels are custom-built to meet exact specifications for pressure, temperature, material of construction, cover design, discharge assembly and access ports. The pictured carbon steel vessel, for example, has a full holding capacity of 9…

  • PPG Aerospace Adds Packaging Capabilities at Site in France

    July 8, 2014
    || PPG Industries has begun operation of a new packaging unit installed at its Gonfreville, France, coatings plant and aerospace application support center. With the new equipment, PPG is able to offer customers in aerospace, automotive, rail, electroni…