• Sika Reports Growth in All Regions & Significant Rise in Net Profit

    July 25, 2014
    Sika has reported growth in all regions and a significant rise in net profit. • Sales up 18.1 percent (10.6 percent in Swiss francs) to CHF 2,656.9 million • Sales gains in all regions • 18.1 percent growth in the emerging markets &bu…

  • BASF Increases Prices for Ethanolamines in Europe

    July 24, 2014
    With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing its European sales prices for ethanolamines (EOA) as follows: Monoethanolamine  (MEOA)  + 40 EUR/ mt Diethanolamine  (DEOA)  + 60 EUR/ mt Triethanolamine…

  • BASF Opens New Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai

    July 24, 2014
    BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd.  inaugurated its new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The expansion of its automotive coatings production capacity with an investment of around €50 million…

  • WACKER Develops New Liquid Silicone for Radiator Gaskets

    July 24, 2014
    Munich-based chemical company WACKER is expanding its product range with a new liquid silicone rubber for the production of automotive gaskets. Molded parts made from the new silicone are resistant to heat and coolant and exhibit low compression set…

  • BASF Increases Earnings Considerably in the Second Quarter Due to Higher Volumes

    July 24, 2014
    BASF’s business developed positively in the second quarter of 2014. At €18.5 billion, sales rose by 1% compared with the same period of the previous year. “This was largely the result of higher sales volumes in our chemicals business…

  • Protective Coatings Market Estimated to Grow with a CAGR of 9.75% from 2014 to 2019

    July 24, 2014
    he global protective coatings market, along with its end products, has witnessed a remarkable growth in the past few years. This growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The quality, durability, corrosion and fire protection properties, a…

  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity

    July 24, 2014
    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overal…

  • Dampney Launches Heat Resistant White Paint

    July 23, 2014
    Dampney Company, Inc. has introduced a new, ready to use heat-resistant white paint that is non-yellowing at elevated temperatures for a wide range of coating applications. Thurmalox 290-00 Heat Resistant White Paint features a proprietary formulati…

  • AkzoNobel Releases Q2 Results 2014

    July 23, 2014
    Akzo Nobel N.V.  reported positive volume development in all three Business Areas. Second quarter revenue of €3,710 million was 4 percent lower compared with the same quarter last year. The decrease was mainly due to 5 percent adverse curre…

  • BASF to Showcase Latest Products, R-M Coatings and more for Automotives at NACE

    July 23, 2014
    BASF Automotive Refinish will exhibit and present its latest products and processes at the 2014 International Autobody Congress and Exposition Expo & Conference (NACE / CARS) – the largest North American conference and exhibition dedicated…

  • Global Emulsion Polymer Market to Reach $44.22 Billion by 2020

    July 23, 2014
    The global emulsion polymer market is expected to reach $44.22 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Growth of major end use industries such as paints & coatings and adhesives coupled with regulatory support across…

  • Rahn Expands Into China

    July 23, 2014
    The global Rahn Group, global supplier of additives, oligomers, monomers, photoinitiators and other specialty chemicals, is further developing its international presence. The company moved to its new site in Shanghai, China, in July and is bolstering…

  • LINE-X Protective Coatings Continues To Be Made And Sprayed In The USA

    July 23, 2014
    LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation’s leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings,has  announced its continued efforts to support job creation and domestic manufacturing by developing products and expanding lo…

  • Boyd Coatings Proven Successful in Space

    July 23, 2014
    Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc. was selected to strategically coat and laminate a suitcase-sized microsatellite that orbits the Earth searching for near-earth asteroids and “space junk” that are difficult to spot using ground-based teles…

  • NACE 2014: All New

    July 23, 2014
    NACE. The International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) has been fine-tuned to ensure collision repairers get the very latest – and greatest – information available. Much will be new this year at NACE, which for 32 years has been…

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