• 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…

  • GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. Earns PPG Excellent Supplier Award

    July 22, 2014
    GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has been chosen by PPG Industries as a winner of the PPG Excellent Supplier Award 2013. Each year PPG, which purchases more than $7.5 billion of goods and services annually from more than 35,000 companies, recognizes a h…

  • PolyOne Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

    July 22, 2014
    PolyOne Corporation today reported its second quarter results.  As expected and to drive earnings growth, the company continued to exit certain unprofitable products associated with the Spartech acquisition completed in March of last year. …

  • Allnex Expands Offerings for UV Curable Field Applied Coatings

    July 22, 2014
    Allnex has expanded its offerings for UV curable field applied coatings with blue‐colored applicator friendly resins. Blue colored UCECOAT 7892 and EBECRYL 894 dramatically increase the ease of application and curing of high‐performance UV cured…

  • Tartan Color Company to Represent Omya Calcium Carbonate

    July 22, 2014
    Tartan Color Company of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada has been named a distributor for Omya Inc.   Tartan will distribute Omya’s calcium carbonate product line throughout Canada.  The portfolio includes both treated and un-treate…

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