• AkzoNobel Signs Global Supply Agreement with Daimler AG

    December 2, 2014
    Daimler AG has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings making the company one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships and approved bodyshops worldwide. The contract covers the supply and support of Akzo…

  • Duke of Kent Opens Sika R&D facility

    December 1, 2014
    Sika is further expanding its research and development activities. In the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Edward Duke of Kent, Sika has opened a state-of-the-art research facility in Preston in northwest England. Sika employs around 800 staff…

  • BASF Expands Superior Materials Territory

    December 1, 2014
    Superior Materials Inc., based in Garden City, NY, has announced that effective January 1, 2015, BASF Corporation will be expanding its distribution responsibility for Attapulgite specialty additives into the Mid-West region. This will include Ohio,…

  • Sherwin-Williams Announces Coral Reef as Color of the Year 2015

    December 1, 2014
    Coral Reef (SW 6606) has been named Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015. "The uplifting, vivacious hue with floral notes is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space," the company said.…

  • Evonik Increases Prices for VESTAMIN

    December 1, 2014
    Evonik Industries has announced a global price increase for the product group VESTAMIN up to nine percent, effective January 1st, 2015. This increase will apply to all orders shipped on or after this date and as contracts allow. "Th…

  • AMS 3095A Qualification for Chrome-Free Paint Systems AkzoNobel

    December 1, 2014
    AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings celebrates AMS 3095A qualification of new, 100 percent chrome-free paint systems for commercial fleet maintenance. The new systems provide customers with increased flexibility and choice, including multiple topcoat option…

  • Transaction Completed Between Wintershall and Statoil

    December 1, 2014
    BASF Group company Wintershall is continuing its growth course in Norway. By acquiring shares in the production fields Gjøa (5%) and Vega (24.5%), Wintershall is increasing its production in Norway from about 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent (…

  • Micronized PTFE Market Worth $868.29 Million by 2019

    December 1, 2014
    According to a new report by Markets & Markets, “Micronized PTFE Market by Application (Inks, Thermoplastics, Coatings, Grease & Lubricants, Elastomers), by Geography - Global Forecast to 2019,” the market has a projected val…

  • U.S. Zinc Celebrates 65 Years

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. Zinc is commemorating the company’s opening in 1949, celebrating 65 successful years in the zinc products marketplace. The company’s roots were as a wholesaler of nonferrous metals. Now, U.S. Zinc is a premier global supplier of zinc…

  • American Colors Promotes Three To Officers of the Corporation

    November 26, 2014
    American Colors has announced that three long-term employees have been promoted to Assistant Vice Presidents and Officers of the Corporation. Steve Foos is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Terra State Community College. Having begun…

  • U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2015 Board Members

    November 25, 2014
    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors. “USGBC’s Board of Directors provides invaluable direction and perspective, collectively bringing…

  • AkzoNobel and Partners Looking to Turn Sugar Beet into Raw Materials

    November 25, 2014
    AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-…

  • BASF Now Offers Fire Protection with Improved Environmental Profile

    November 25, 2014
    BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant, nine months ahead of the deadline laid down in the EU REACH Regulation on…

  • Valspar Acquires Madison Chemical Industries

    November 24, 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…

  • BASF and Glunz Develop Four New Colors for Medium-Density Fiberboards

    November 24, 2014
    BASF and Glunz, a manufacturer of wood-based panels, have jointly developed four new colors for medium-density fiberboards (MDF). The color shades – Royal, Curry, Berry and Terra – are based on BASF pigment preparations from the Dispers r…

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