• 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…

  • PPG donates $5,000 to University of Alabama – Huntsville

    November 13, 2014
    The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to the University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH), which is using the grant to provide scholarships for its Girls’ Science and Engineering Day. The grant was made on behalf of PPG Industries&…

  • Axalta to Work Closely with Sabanci University in Istanbul

    November 13, 2014
    Axalta Coating Systems in Turkey has announced a new cooperation initiative with the Sabanci University’s School of Management which will be an integral part of the three Masters programs the university offers. Through a variety of projects, st…

  • AkzoNobel and Partners to Explore Use of Waste as Chemicals Feedstock

    November 13, 2014
    AkzoNobel is part of a major Dutch partnership working with Canada’s Enerkem to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities. The collaboration features a number…

  • AkzoNobel and Plan Nederland Mark 20 years of Supporting Education

    November 13, 2014
    AkzoNobel and the Plan organization in the Netherlands are celebrating the 20th anniversary of a partnership which has supported the education of thousands of young people around the world. Initially set up to improve the quality of education for ch…

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