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February 15, 2012
The Asia Pacific (APAC) decorative coatings market has seen steady progress since 2010, outperforming the global decorative coatings market in volume and value. This surge in volume can be explained by the heavy investments in infrastructure developm…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
The Sherwin-Williams Company reported a 12.7 percent increase in 2011 sales, as the company finished with a 9.2 percent fourth-quarter gain in sales compared to the same period a year earlier. Net income, however, declined for the year and was down…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 45.6 million metric tons in 2015, valued at $142 billion, according to Freedonia Group's report, "World Paint & Coatings." Advances will be driven by a…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Emerald Polymer Additives, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, has named John Zuppo general manager of lubricant and plastic antioxidant product lines. In this role, Zuppo will be responsible for overseeing current operations, as well as new…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Ace Hardware Corporation has appointed John Venhuizen chief operating officer. Venhuizen has spent nearly two decades with Ace and most recently served as executive vice president of supply chain, information technology and international. In this pos…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Gerard Metzer has been appointed the marketing director of Plascon. In his new position, he brings a 25-year local and international record of accomplishment across the painting, coating, building materials and garden and home improvement industries.…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Emerald Kalama Chemical BV, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, has signed 15-year agreements with both Rotterdam-based grid manager Stedin and energy supplier AVR. These agreements give a green light to begin construction of a steam grid in…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
BASF has plans to build a single-train 300,000 metric tons per year production plant for TDI (toluene diisocyanate) and expand additional plants for its precursors at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. These include the construction of a new hydrogen…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Novaflow Systems, Inc, with its corporate offices based in Prescott, Ontario, Canada has today announced an agreement with RVC International PTE, Ltd to act as their sales agent in the following regions: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Troy Corporation has introduced two new defoamers—Troykyd D742 and D745. The two new defoamers offer a cost-effective solution to foam-related issues across many applications said the company. For example D742 and D745 are touted to provide exc…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
One of the fastest growing market segments in the concrete flooring arena is sealers for decorative and polished concrete surfaces. There is a need in this market for a more durable, longer lasting product said Bayer MaterialScience LLC, which has de…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Troy Corporation has introduced Troysol PWA, a next generation wetting and adhesion promoter intended for dry-mix products. Troysol PWA improves adhesion to substrates and enhances pull-off strength. Ideal for cement-based adhesives, EIFS adhesives,…  Read More »
February 15, 2012
Evonik has published a free reference guide, “The Pocket Tego,” which contains information to assist formulators in their development of improved products for the coatings and printing ink industries. The 144-page pocket-sized guide is a…  Read More »
Ferguson names new sales and marketing managers
February 14, 2012
Ferguson Chemical Innovation has named Riki Gogna its new business line sales manager for the coatings, adhesives and sealants group (CAS), responsible for the development and management of the company’s CAS sales group in Canada. Gogna is a r…  Read More »

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