• AkzoNobel Develops Additive to Makes Roads Safer

    October 29, 2014
    AkzoNobel has launched an additive for road salt which helps to protect against frost damage and makes driving safer. Inspired by the ability of certain animals to withstand cold and prevent ice forming in their bodies, Ecosel AsphaltProtection is a…

  • BASF Venture Capital Leads $3 Million Series A Financing in SLIPS Technologies

    October 29, 2014
    BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the fin…

  • Axalta Renews Powder Coatings Joint Venture Partnership in China

    October 29, 2014
    Axalta Coating Systems has renewed its strategic partnership with the Huajia division of the Yongjia Group under a new name, Axalta Huajia Coatings. The reaffirmed joint venture reinforces the company’s leading position as a powder coatings man…

  • U.S. Green Building Council Announces Extension of LEED 2009

    October 29, 2014
    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015. Extending to October 2016 gives LEED us…

  • PPG Launches Mobile Website for Master's Mark Brand

    October 29, 2014
    PPG Industries’ architectural coatings business in China recently launched a mobile website on the WeChat public platform for the Master's Mark paint brand. The official brand account for the popular social media tool in China is the first…

  • PPG Receives Top CAMX 2014 Awards for Technical Papers

    October 29, 2014
    Top honors went to Pu Gu, Ph.D., senior research and development associate, and Ryan Emerson, Ph.D., group leader for applications development, both of PPG Industries’ fiber glass business, at CAMX: The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo at…

  • BASF receives Materialica Design + Technology Award 2014

    October 29, 2014
    BASF's Coatings division has received the Materialica Design + Technology Silver Award 2014 in the "Surface & Technology" category for its XSpark automotive coating. The distinction was awarded during the 17th International Trade Fa…

  • PPG Highlights Solutions for Wind Power Market at China Wind Power 2014

    October 28, 2014
    PPG Industries displayed its wind industry solutions during China Wind Power 2014 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, Oct. 22-24. PPG showcased its collection of products customized for the Chinese wind power industry for the sev…

  • PPG Foundation Supports Chemistry Outreach Program

    October 28, 2014
    More than 250 students at Bloom Elementary in Louisville, KY, teamed up with chemistry adventurer Ion Jones on a global quest to explore rainforests, deserts, glaciers, ancient temples and prehistoric carbon deposits. While the journey – made p…

  • USGBC Says Over 1 Million People Experience a LEED-Certified Retail Space Daily

    October 28, 2014
    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new report detailing the extensive involvement of the retail industry with LEED and the impact of the globally recognized green building rating system on retail development and the consumer experien…

  • Behr Marquee Wins Top Honor from The Home Depot

    October 28, 2014
    Behr Marquee Interior Paint & Primer has won top honors in the 2014 Innovation Award selected by The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. The Home Depot’s annual Innovation Awards recognize revolutionary new prod…

  • BASF to Increase Production Capacity at Nanjing, China Plant

    October 28, 2014
    BASF will expand the production capacity of its existing world-scale production plant for tertiary Butylamine (tBA) at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The company plans to increase the existing production capacity by 60 percent, from 10,…

  • Global Demand for Emulsion Polymers to Reach 12.6 Million Metric Tons

    October 28, 2014
    Global demand for emulsion polymers is forecast to advance 4.6 percent per year to 12.6 million metric tons in 2018, driven by accelerating growth in construction spending, manufacturing output, and paper and paperboard production. In particular, reb…

  • U.S. Zinc Completes Second Phase of Zinc Oxide Expansion

    October 27, 2014
    U.S. Zinc has completed the planned expansion project of their domestic zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tennessee ahead of schedule. The expansion will increase zinc oxide production by 8,000 metric tons per year and enable the company to better serv…

  • Personnel Changes at BASF

    Personnel Changes at BASF

    October 27, 2014
    The Board of Executive Directors of BASF has made several personnel changes Gabriel Tanbourgi, president of the Care Chemicals division, will retire effective December 31, 2014. He will be succeeded by Hans-W. Reiners, who is currently president of…

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