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March 15, 2011
Color Communications, Inc. is now the distributor of RAL products in North America. RAL means precision and standardization of color communication. Color Communications, one of the leading producers of color tools for the decorative, automotive refin…  Read More »
March 15, 2011
Oxea has announced a significant capacity expansion for specialty esters to keep up with growing demand. The capacity of the existing ester unit in Oberhausen will be extended by 40 percent, effective second half 2011. Additionally, Oxea has the inte…  Read More »
March 14, 2011
BASF Future Business GmbH and Medi-Solve Coatings LLC have formed a collaboration in the field of antimicrobial coatings for catheters and other minimally invasive medical devices. This collaboration combines Medi-Solve’s proprietary AquaCoat c…  Read More »
March 14, 2011
Through its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company, RPM International Inc. has acquired PSI Packaging, Inc. (PSI), a producer of micro- and macro-fibers for the ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete market. With headquarters and manufacturing located in…  Read More »
March 14, 2011
AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co…  Read More »
March 14, 2011
Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i…  Read More »
March 14, 2011
GMM Development Limited has opened a new manufacturing facility located in Ahmedabad, India. The new GMM India facility includes a technical development center, full-scale coatings production area, and offices for administration, sales and finance. T…  Read More »
March 14, 2011
Keco Coatings has acquired a second facility for the company’s high‐performance coating operation in Indianapolis, IN. Keco plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013. The new jobs will include engineering, manag…  Read More »
March 11, 2011
With its Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems, Entropy Resins, a California-based materials company, is enabling a new generation of companies to create environmentally friendly yet high performance composite products. Over the past year, E…  Read More »
March 11, 2011
The Valspar Corp. has promoted Gary Hendrickson to CEO, succeeding William Mansfield. Valspar has reported that Hendrickson will take over the job on June 1. He currently is president and chief operating officer of the company, positions he has held…  Read More »
March 11, 2011
AkzoNobel has appointed Lin Liangqi as the new managing director, decorative paints for China and North Asia. He was most recently CEO at Philips Lighting Greater China and has held several key roles within the company, which he joined in 1994. Liang…  Read More »
March 11, 2011
The supervisory board of Lanxess AG agreed recently to revoke the contract of Matthias Zachert, member of the board of management and CFO, as of March 31, 2011. Zachert had requested the board to do so accordingly. In his current function, he has bee…  Read More »
March 11, 2011
Gelest, Inc. has appointed Janis Matisons (pictured at left) senior technical manager, who will report to Jerry Larson, vice president R&D. In addition Jonathan Goff has been appointed manager, silicones R&D and Yun Mi Kim has been named tech…  Read More »
March 11, 2011
Arkema Emulsion Systems has announced the addition of John Hiel as the new North American marketing manager. Hiel will be responsible for program management, strategy and tactics across the region for all of the company’s emulsion product lines…  Read More »
March 11, 2011
U.S. Zinc and Votorantim GmbH, both subsidiaries of Votorantim Metais, have named Stephane Ryff regional sales manager-Europe for both companies. Based in Austria, Ryff will be responsible for U.S. Zinc’s zinc oxide sales and Votorantim GmbH&rs…  Read More »

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