• BASF offers Chroma Finish, a low VOC and APEO-free colorant technology

    April 19, 2012
    || The Wall Systems business of BASF Corporation, a manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), stucco and air/water-resistive barriers, has introduced a new colorant for projects that require intense colors and high color retention.…

  • BYK introduces CarboBYK 9810 CNT dispersion; BYK 1710 defoamer

    April 19, 2012
    || BYK has launched its first CNT dispersion. Carbon nanotubes provide unique features such as high electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as good mechanical properties. CarboBYK 9810 is an easy-to-pour, homogenous liquid that facilitates correct…

  • Elementis launches Rheolate 150 rheological additive for waterborne decorative coatings

    April 19, 2012
    || Elementis has introduced Rheolate 150 rheological additive, a cost effective and versatile alkali swellable thickener in an easy to use emulsion form designed to provide excellent low shear viscosity build. It is very cost effective in medium to high…

  • Emerald Specialties launches Lucida Colors EC dispersions

    April 19, 2012
    || Emerald Specialties has introduced a new family of UV-curable colorants for printing and coatings applications launched under the Lucida Colors brand. The new product family, known as Lucida Colors EC, is designed for energy-curable (EC) systems and…

  • PPG electrocoat primer to optimize corrosion protection

    April 19, 2012
    || PPG Industries has developed a water-based corrosion protection primer that is applied to aircraft metal parts using an electrocoating dipping process, eliminating the waste and environmental concerns linked to sprayed primers. Kevin Brooks, global…

  • Carboline launches Polyclad 975

    April 19, 2012
    || Carboline Company has introduced Polyclad 975, an advanced 100 percent solids epoxy pipeline coating with performance properties designed for corrosion protection of buried steel and ductile iron pipeline exteriors, girth welds or tie-ins. Polyclad 9…

  • Micro Powders names Strauss Kornblau VP-director of sales and marketing

    April 19, 2012
    || Micro Powders, Inc. has appointed Deena Strauss Kornblau vice president - director of sales and marketing. In this position, Strauss Kornblau will oversee all matters concerning sales for both the Industrial and Personal Care Divisions across domesti…

  • TZMI hires senior consultant

    April 19, 2012
    || TZ Minerals International (TZMI) has appointed Pedro Liberal senior consultant. Liberal joins TZMI following 14 years in the ceramic industry with Torrecid Group, bringing extensive experience in the mineral sands industry, particularly in the zircon…

  • Archway Sales, Inc. new management structure and recent hires

    April 19, 2012
    || David Baumstark has taken over the role as president of Archway Sales. Over the past several years, Baumstark held the leading management role within Archway's marketing and strategy committees while directing all of the company's sales effo…

  • Celanese gets approval to enhance integrated acetyl facility in Nanjing

    April 19, 2012
    || Celanese Corporation has received key government approvals necessary to proceed with its previously announced plans to modify and enhance its existing integrated acetyl facility at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park to produce ethanol for industria…

  • H.B. Fuller reports first quarter 2012 results

    April 13, 2012
    || H.B. Fuller’s acquisition of the Forbo Group’s industrial adhesives business was completed on March 5, 2012. In 2011, the acquired business generated net revenue of approximately $580 million, pre-tax operating income of approximately $25…

  • BASF to set up chemical production site in India

    April 13, 2012
    || BASF India Limited will invest €150 million to set up a new chemical production site at the Dahej Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR), located on the west coast of India in Gujarat. The new site will be an integrat…

  • Bühler signs agreement to acquire Leybold Optics

    April 13, 2012
    || The Bühler Technology Group has reached an agreement with EQT III on the 100 percent acquisition of Leybold Optics, providers of production systems for vacuum deposition of functional layers for a wide range of applications. Leybold's optic…

  • DAW to expand its regional operations from Dubai Industrial City

    April 13, 2012
    || Dubai Industrial City, the UAE’s leading manufacturing and logistics destination and a member of TECOM Investments, has signed a project development agreement with Europe's third largest paint manufacturer, Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke (DAW),…

  • Lonza Microbial Control increases price for IPBC-based biocide formulations

    April 13, 2012
    || Lonza Microbial Control has announced that, due to dramatic price increases of the key raw material iodine, they have implemented a global 10 to 40 percent price increase, depending on the formulation, for OmacideTM biocide products, based on 3-Iodo-…

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