• Cytonix offers FluoroPel PFC1740G fluorosurfactant for wood care products

    August 15, 2012
    || Cytonix, LLC introduced its newest fluorosurfactant, FluoroPel PFC1740G. Designed to provide excellent flow, leveling, wetting and surface tension reduction to hydrocarbon-based solvent formulations, PFC1740G is an ideal additive for wood care produc…

  • Elementis launches DAPRO DF 5800F defoamer

    August 15, 2012
    || Elementis has launched DAPRO DF 5800F, an aromatic-free, general purpose defoamer used in industrial solvent-borne coatings. It is suitable for aromatic-free applications. DAPRO DF 5800F prevents foaming caused by mechanical forces during mixing, pro…

  • Spectrum Press launches Colour Critical offset production process

    Spectrum Press launches Colour Critical offset production process

    August 15, 2012
    || Singapore-based Spectrum Press International, which prints color cards for coatings manufacturers, has introduced Colour Critical, an alternative and cost efficient offset production process for the paint industry. Together with the latest offset equ…

  • Hempel launches high-solids antifoulings

    August 15, 2012
    || At a time when the volatile global economy is hitting shipping hard, Hempel is launching high-solids versions of their Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, which offer optimized features and stronger ROI the company said. The new versions, Glob…

  • BASF expands automotive coatings production in Shanghai

    August 15, 2012
    || BASF Shanghai Coatings Company Limited is investing in a new basecoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant will increase the company's local production capacity for basecoat by 13,500 tons per year. Basec…

  • McCain expands powder coating operations

    August 15, 2012
    || McCain Manufacturing, the outsource manufacturing division of McCain Inc., announced the expansion of its North American powder coating operations. Housed at McCain's 100,000-square-foot, LEED-certified manufacturing facility in Vista, California…

  • RPM reports Q4 and year-end results for fiscal 2012; reports sharp gain in sales and income

    August 15, 2012
    || RPM International Inc. reported sharp gains in net sales, net income and diluted earnings per share for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter and year ended May 31, 2012. Net sales and net income were up significantly over prior-year results. Net sales gre…

  • Hempel launches high-solids antifoulings

    August 15, 2012
    || At a time when the volatile global economy is hitting shipping hard, Hempel is launching high-solids versions of their Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, which offer optimized features and stronger ROI the company said. The new versions, Glob…

  • PPG introduces Delfleet Essential Basecoat

    August 15, 2012
    || PPG Commercial Coatings has launched Delfleet Essential Basecoat, a 3.5 VOC basecoat designed to complement the Delfleet product line and increase its capabilities. The new basecoat is intended for value-conscious fleet refinishers, OEMs and collisio…

  • NEI offers a nanocoating that enhances corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and HDG steel

    August 15, 2012
    || NEI Corporation introduced a nanotechnology-enabled, two-layer coating that improves the corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and hot-dip galvanized (HDG) steel. The NEI coating is a drop-in replacement for trivalent chromium. The coating process cons…

  • Dulux Trade adds Pyroshield Durable Eggshell to its range of flame retardant coatings

    August 15, 2012
    || Dulux Trade is giving specifiers greater choice when it comes to addressing fire safety regulations, with the launch of Pyroshield Durable Eggshell. Extending its existing Pyroshield range of flame retardant coatings, Dulux Trade has unveiled a new w…

  • Krüger joins Orion Engineered Carbons

    August 15, 2012
    || Orion Engineered Carbons has hired Jörg Krüger as senior vice president of global operations. He will lead the manufacturing, process technology, engineering, supply chain, energy management, procurement, environmental, safety, health and q…

  • Koda names new president and CEO

    August 15, 2012
    || Koda Distribution Group has appointed Frank Bergonzi president and chief executive officer. Robert Spadoni, Koda’s current chief executive officer, will continue as a board member and maintain an active role in directing Koda’s strategy.…

  • Archway Sales announces new hire

    August 15, 2012
    || Shane Leatherman has joined Archway Sales, Inc.  He is a Cincinnati warehouseman and will report to Matt Ahlers.…

  • ACA names Frank Sullivan and Sandra Berg as new board members

    August 15, 2012
    || The American Coatings Association (ACA) has elected two new officers to its board of directors. Frank Sullivan, chairman and CEO of RPM International Inc. will serve as chairman and Sandra Berg, president and CEO of Ellis Paint will serve as vice cha…