• ACA Seeks Nominations for 2014 Mattiello Memorial Lecture

    June 24, 2013
    The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its American Coatings Conference, April 7-9, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2013. The Joseph…

  • PPG'S CIC Receives $1.071 MN to Help Develop Non-isocyanate Liquid Coatings for Military

    June 24, 2013
    The U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program has awarded $1.071 million to PPG Industries'  Allison Park, Pennsylvania, Coatings Innovation Center (CIC) to help develop non-isocyanate liquid coating…

  • Axalta Receives Daimler Trucks North America's Masters of Quality Award

    June 24, 2013
    Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, the leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty truck coatings, received the Daimler Trucks North America Masters of Quality award. This is the fourth consecutive year that Axalta Coat…

  • Nippon Paint Kicks Off Construction of New Plant

    June 21, 2013
    Nippon Paint has began construction of its new factory in northern Vinh Phuc province. The third and largest factory of the company in Vietnam, it will produce industrial paint for automobiles and motorcycles, heavy duty coatings, decorative paint,…

  • Hempel Introduces New Paints in UAE Market

    June 21, 2013
    Hempel, one of the world’s largest independent suppliers of decorative, marine and protective coatings, has announced the launch of a new range of intumescent coatings for passive fire protection of steel structures in the United Arab Emirates.…

  • U.S. Demand for Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.6 Billion in 2017

    June 21, 2013
    Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals in the U.S. is forecast to rise 6.1 percent annually to $1.6 billion in 2017.  A rebound in building construction activity, in conjunction with an improving U.S. economy, will drive strong incr…

  • Sherwin-Williams Partners With Keep America Beautiful 2013 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program

    June 21, 2013
    Keep America Beautiful (KAB) announced the availability of the 2013 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program, designed to assist communities in augmenting their local graffiti prevention activities. With municipal government funding under increasing burdens, KAB…

  • Nippon Paint Kicks Off Construction of New Plant

    June 21, 2013
    Nippon Paint has began construction of its new factory in northern Vinh Phuc province. The third and largest factory of the company in Vietnam, it will produce industrial paint for automobiles and motorcycles, heavy duty coatings, decorative paint,…

  • Hempel Introduces New paints in UAE Market

    June 21, 2013
    Hempel, one of the world’s largest independent suppliers of decorative, marine and protective coatings, has announced the launch of a new range of intumescent coatings for passive fire protection of steel structures in the United Arab Emirates.…

  • Chemsultants International Hires Polymer Chemist

    June 20, 2013
    Chemsultants International has hired Brandon True as a polymer chemist.  In his position True will be responsible for analytical testing, product development, and problem solving projects.   He will report directly to Berry Decker, PhD…

  • Perstorp Names New President and CEO

    June 20, 2013
    Perstorp Holding AB, recently announced that Perstorp president and CEO Martin Lundin will be leaving his position. Jan Secher, most recently CEO of Ferrostaal AG, will succeed Lundin, who will remain involved in certain strategic projects of Perstor…

  • Sika Automotive Division Makes Personnel Appointment

    June 20, 2013
    Sika Automotive Division USA has appointed Brett Loomis director of sales automotive domestics group. Loomis will manage automotive sales groups for Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Prior to joining Sika, Loomis was employed for fifteen years with…

  • Sartomer Appoints Account Manager

    June 20, 2013
    Sartomer USA LLC has appointed Agustin Xoconostle as an account manager. Xoconostle is responsible for sales in the southern United States (Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia) as well as Latin America and Puerto Rico. He…

  • RPM Names New Director of Global Tax Planning

    June 20, 2013
    RPM International Inc. announced that Neil Jamieson has joined the company as Director, Global Tax Planning. In this role, he will work on projects ranging from corporate income tax planning to income tax compliance. Jamieson joins RPM after spending…

  • Tiger Drylac Offers Wheel Line Product Kit

    June 20, 2013
    TIGER Drylac U.S.A., Inc. has introduced to the North American market  a limited edition powder coatings kit that includes 24 colors and finishes grouped under the Wheel Line for the Automotive Aftermarket segment. The kit includes three primer…