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  • AkzoNobel's Awlgrip Brand Provides High Performance Coatings to Extreme Sailing Series

    AkzoNobel has entered into a two-year partnership to supply the Extreme Sailing Series – an annual global stadium racing circuit featuring some of the latest high performance hull coatings. Bringing the action to a larger public with sailing cl…
    08.12.14

  • ACA Seeks Nominations for 2015 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award

    The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its CoatingsTech Conference, March 16-18, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes…
    08.12.14

  • Kelly-Moore Paints Forms Retail Alliance with Rodda Paints

    Kelly-Moore Paints, a leading manufacturer and retailer of premium paints in the western United States, and the Rodda Paint Co., the largest family-owned and operated paint and coatings company in the Pacific Northwest, based in Portland Oregon, have…
    08.12.14

  • OSHA Schedules Meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) September 3-4, 2014, in Washington, DC. Work groups will meet September 3, and the full committee will meet September 3 an…
    08.12.14

  • Behr Paints Introduces ColorSmart By Behr Digital Paint Store

    Behr Paints recently launched a new digital tool, ColorSmart by BEHR Digital Paint Store, now available on Behr.com.  For the first time ever, customers can preview designer coordinated paint combinations virtually and then configure their onlin…
    08.12.14

  • Valspar Reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results

    The Valspar Corporation reported fiscal third quarter 2014 net sales of $1.2 billion, an increase of 10 percent over the prior year. Reported net income and earnings per diluted share for the current year include nonrecurring items, which are detaile…
    08.12.14

  • Michelman Names New CFO

    Michelman has appointed Jeff Rodgers the company’s new CFO. Rodgers has assumed responsibility for Michelman’s global financial management. According to Mr. Steve Shifman, President and CEO at Michelman, “Our Company is increasingl…
    08.12.14

  • Maroon Group Makes Appointments

    Maroon Group has appointed Howard Hubert, chief commercial officer and Anton Dolenc, director of operations, Avon, Ohio.  Prior to joining Maroon Group, Hubert was senior vice president of the Packaged Gas Division for Matheson-Trigas, which spe…
    08.11.14

  • Marine Coatings

    Sherwin-Williams Launches Fast Throughput Polyurethane Pipe Coatings and Linings

    Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings has introduced a line of fast drying, high build, solvent-free polyurethanes for corrosion protection for the water conveyance piping market. The chemical and abrasion-resistant Poly-Cote 110 Fast Set,…
    08.11.14

  • Valspar Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday

    Valspar will be releasing its Q314 earnings data on Tuesday, August 12th. Analysts expect Valspar to post earnings of $1.16 per share and revenue of $1.19 billion for the quarter. Valspar has set its FY14 guidance at $3.95-4.15 EPS.…
    08.11.14

  • Orion Engineered Carbons Completes Syndication of Term Loan Under its New Credit Agreement

    Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has  successfully completed the syndication process, including the final pricing of the interest rate spreads, for the €665 million term loan under its new credit agreement, which it entered into prior to the c…
    08.11.14

  • PPG Supplies DURANAR and DURACRON Metal Coatings for Port of Miami Tunnel

    PPG Industries’  coil and building products group has supplied DURANAR XL and DURACRON coatings to the recently opened Port of Miami Tunnel, which is made up of two 4,200-foot-long highway tunnels that travel under Biscayne Bay, connecting…
    08.11.14

  • Additives | Pigments

    ALTANA Releases 2014 Half Year Results

    The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA was able to achieve a significant increase in its sales and earnings in the first half of 2014. Sales in the first six months of the current fiscal year grew by 11 percent to €985 million (previous year: &eur…
    08.11.14

  • AkzoNobel & KidsRights Support Educational Projects as Part of International Children's Peace Prize

    In 2013 the International Children's Peace Prize was awarded to the 16-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai. She won the prize for standing up for girls  rights to an education worldwide. The prize is accompanied by an award of €100…
    08.11.14

  • Additives

    Study Finds Coating Additives Market in China to Exhibit Double Digit Growth in Coming Years

    Coating additives are specialty additives primarily used during the manufacturing of coatings in order to improve their quality and performance. Some major types of coating additives include rheology modifiers, wetting and dispersing additives, defoa…
    08.11.14

  • AkzoNobel Offers Interline 975P Solvent-Free Water Lining Solution

    AkzoNobel’s International brand of protective coatings, linings, and fire-protection products, has launched Interline 975P, a new solvent-free, single-coat potable water lining solution, into the North American water and wastewater market. Form…
    08.08.14

  • Marine Coatings

    PPG Launches HI-TEMP 222G Coating

    PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has launched PPG HI-TEMP 222G high-temperature coating that protects substrates from corrosion under insulation (CUI) and can be applied directly to hot surfaces up to 400˚ F. PPG H…
    08.08.14

  • BASF First Styrodur Plant Completely Switched to New Flame Retardant

    BASF is the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for XPS (extruded polystyrene rigid foam) to a new polymeric flame retardant (PolyFR). Styrodur insulating panels produced at BASF’s plant in Tudela, Spain,…
    08.08.14

  • Chromaflo Realigns Management Team

    romaflo Technologies has recently taken several steps toward strengthening its organizational framework regionally, and further improving synergies as a leading global supplier of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions. Brij Mohal, former…
    08.08.14

  • Dymax Oligomers & Coatings Debuts New Website

    Dymax Oligomers & Coatings, formerly Bomar Specialties, Inc., has enhanced its website at www.dymax-oc.com.  The site helps manufacturers choose the appropriate oligomer and compatible dispensing and curing equipment for their specific appli…
    08.08.14