• Specialty Coating Systems Announces AS9100C

    April 1, 2013
    Specialty Coating Systems has achieved AS9100 Revision C certification for its Parylene coating service centers in Austin, TX, and Singapore. SCS received AS9100C certification for their coating facilities in California, Indiana, New Hampshire and Wi…

  • RCMA Launches Subscription Service to VOC Regulation Maps

    April 1, 2013
    The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) is offering the opportunity to purchase annual subscriptions to interactive Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Regulation Maps that track the rules governing Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AI…

  • Hardide Coatings Secures Grant for New Drilling Industry Hardfacing Coating

    April 1, 2013
    Advanced surface coating specialist Hardide Coatings has secured a grant of up to £250,000 under the Technology Strategy Board’s “Smart” scheme to commercialize a novel coating that will enable a new generation of hardfacing m…

  • Sherwin-Williams Names 2012 ProVisions Vendor Award Winners

    April 1, 2013
    Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, announced the winners of its fourth annual ProVisions Vendor Awards during a vendor appreciation program at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The Product Fini…

  • AkzoNobel Announces Partnership with The Sage Gateshead

    April 1, 2013
    AkzoNobel has signed a partnership with The Sage Gateshead, an international venue for music and musical discovery, in which the venue will use AkzoNobel’s International Paint brand protective coatings on its steel structure as well as its Inte…

  • Kemira Sells its Stake in Sachtleben to Rockwood

    April 1, 2013
    Kemira Oyj and Rockwood Holdings Inc. have signed an agreement, according to which Rockwood buys Kemira’s share (39%) of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) joint venture Sachtleben GmbH. The transaction price of the deal is €97.5 million and will…

  • Pflaumer Honors for Innovation Awards to Be Presented at Eastern Coatings Show

    April 1, 2013
    The Pflaumer Honors for Innovation Awards for new coating technology will be presented at the Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) April 29 – May 2, 2013 in Atlantic City. Pflaumer Brothers, of Ewing, NJ, is sponsoring the awards to honor and recognize…

  • Eastman Ranked Seventh In Bloomberg Businessweek Top 50

    April 1, 2013
    Eastman Chemical Company was recently recognized by a number of leading industry, business and trade publications for its outstanding financial performance. The most recent recognition is the company’s ranking on the Bloomberg Businessweek Top…

  • CorShield Offers VpCI Transit Coating

    April 1, 2013
    CorShield VpCI Transit Coating is an environmentally friendly, water-reducible concentrate designed as a complete replacement for hazardous oil-based corrosion preventives. This economical and excellent performance coating is safe to apply and easy t…

  • PPG Introduces CPC Color Accurate G3 Software

    April 1, 2013
    PPG Commercial Coatings has launched its third generation of software, CPC Color Accurate G3. The color formulation and management software provides a suite of powerful tools designed to increase the efficiency and productivity of paint operations at…

  • PPG Completes Acquisition of AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business

    April 1, 2013
    PPG Industries has finalized the acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of Akzo Nobel N.V., Amsterdam, in a deal valued at $1.05 billion. “We are pleased to have successfully completed this acquisition, the second-la…

  • BASF to Increase Prices for Styrene Butadiene Emulsion Polymers in North America

    April 1, 2013
    BASF will increase the price for all medium solids styrene butadiene emulsion polymers by $0.05 per wet pound in North America, effective March 29, 2013 or as contracts allow. This price increase involves BASF products under the tradename Butofan BAS…

  • BASF Increases Prices for N,N-Dimethylformamide

    April 1, 2013
    Effective immediately, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is raising its prices for N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) in Europe by 30 € per ton or by the equivalent amount in local currency. DMF is a versatile organic solvent that is miscible with…

  • NACE International Institute Names New Executive Director

    April 1, 2013
    The NACE International Institute has appointed Helena M. Seelinger as its new executive director. Seelinger has been a staff member of NACE International since 1986, where she has served in multiple leadership roles within the organization, including…

  • Sartomer Appoints Market Managers

    April 1, 2013
    Sartomer USA, LLC, has appointed a team of dedicated market managers to drive growth and leadership in each of the company’s major markets (coatings, graphic arts, adhesives, electronics and advanced materials). Each manager is responsible for…