• PPG Appoints McGarry President and Chief Operating Officer

    PPG Appoints McGarry President and Chief Operating Officer

    February 20, 2015
    PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014. McGarry will continue to have executive oversight…

  • Carbon Fiber to Go Mainstream in Automobile by 2025

    February 20, 2015
    Driven by a faster-than-expected pace of technology development, carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs) will be poised to gain widespread adoption for automotive lightweighting by 2025, according to Lux Research. Already advances underway in fib…

  • Michelman to Present Water-based Surface Modifier & Binder Solutions for Wood Coatings at ECS

    February 20, 2015
    Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of water-based coatings, surface additives and polymers will be featuring a variety of innovative new solutions at their completely redesigned booth at the European Coatings Show 2015.   Exhibi…

  • Jotun Reports Profit of NOK 1.3 Billion for 2014

    February 20, 2015
    Jotun gained a top line growth of nine per ent, partly driven by currency fluctuations. After a somewhat careful start of the year, the sales numbers improved throughout the year, and Jotun experienced a substantial growth of 17 percent during the la…

  • Perstorp to Launch New High-Performance Products at ECS 2015

    February 20, 2015
    Perstorp will unveil new products and enhanced support at European Coatings Show 2015 (Stand 511 Hall 7A). Visitors to ECS 2015 can look forward to the results of recent capacity expansions and acquisitions increasing Perstorp’s capability b…

  • Top Furniture Maker Switches to AkzoNobel's Formaldehyde-Free Coating System

    February 20, 2015
    U.S. office furniture producer Paoli has switched to a formaldehyde-free wood coating system supplied by AkzoNobel that meets the latest indoor air quality standards and exceeds the levels of product performance of the previous system. As well as co…

  • Yara and BASF to Build Ammonia Plant in Freeport, Texas

    February 20, 2015
    Yara International and BASF Group have agreed to build a world scale ammonia plant at BASF’s site in Freeport, Texas. The plant will use hydrogen as raw material, reducing capital expenditures (capex), maintenance and carbon dioxide emissions s…

  • Hempel Continues Global Expansion with its First Factory in Africa

    February 20, 2015
    Hempel has announced the acquisition of its South African toll manufacturer The Coatings Manufacturing Company (TCMC). Since 2011, Hempel South Africa has partnered with TCMC, which is located close to Johannesburg, to better serve customers in the r…

  • PPG Set to Exhibit at Easyriders Show

    February 19, 2015
    PPG Industries' automotive refinish business will go all-out Feb. 21-22 for its first appearance at the Easyriders Bike Show. The show, part of the Easyriders national tour of “The Biggest, Baddest Bike Shows in North America,” takes…

  • Phosphorous-Based Flame Retardant Market in China Poised for Strong Growth

    February 19, 2015
    GCiS China Strategic Research estimates that the domestic market of flame retardant chemical in China is valued at nearly RMB 6.8 Bn, or roughly USD 1.1 Bn, as of the year end of 2014. The study finds that the market will continue to thrive in the ne…

  • Ross Introduces New Multi-Shaft Mixer

    Ross Introduces New Multi-Shaft Mixer

    February 19, 2015
    Ross has introduced a new Multi-Shaft Mixer equipped with a helical ribbon agitator, which is designed for excellent top-to-bottom mixing of viscous pastes, gels and dense suspensions. Two other agitators – a sawtooth blade and a three-wing anc…

  • BASF, PETRONAS to build 2-Ethylhexanoic acid production plant in Malaysia

    February 19, 2015
    BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new world-scale production plant for 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHAcid) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals, in Kuantan, Malaysia. The construction of this plan…

  • Oxea Certified as ‘Top Employer in Germany 2015’

    February 19, 2015
    An independent review by Dutch research company Top Employers Institute has certified Oxea as ‘Top Employer in Germany 2015’. In the field of human resources, Oxea says it has made a name for itself as a forward-looking employer concer…

  • New Reverdia Patents Strengthen Biosuccinium Licensing

    February 19, 2015
    Pivotal patents have been granted to DSM in Europe, Japan and Canada for its innovative yeast-based succinic acid production technology, with exclusive rights awarded to Reverdia. The new patents cover key technology which is essential…

  • Vencorex Will Be Present at ECS 2015

    February 19, 2015
    Vencorex, a manufacturer of aromatic and aliphatic isocyanates for the polyurethane markets, will present at European Coatings Show 2015, April 21-23 in Nuremberg, Germany a wide range of isocyanates and solutions to develop more environmentally-frie…

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