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August 11, 2008
Atlas To move lab to chicago Atlas Material Testing Technology is constructing a new weathering Center of Excellence at Atlas world headquarters in Chicago, IL. In addition, Atlas’ accelerated weathering laboratory in Miami will be relocated t…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has reached an agreement with Yule Catto and Co. plc to purchase Holliday Pigments, a global manufacturer of technical grade ultramarine and manganese violet pigments. The purch…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant The SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and The Siam Cement Group (SCG), has broken ground on a propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand. The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Ind…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
Gelest doubles production capacity Gelest Inc. recently completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product plant. The expansion was necessitated by the increased demand for speci…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012 Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than one percent per year to 11.8 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will continue to lag the overall economy, as manufacturers of coatings, printing ink…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that FSCT past-president, Frederick “Fritz” H. Walker, will present the 2008 Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture. Walker is the intellectual asset manager for Air P…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
PPG’s Performance Coatings segment sales in the second quarter 2008 increased $295 million, or 30%, versus the prior year's quarter, primarily as a result of the acquisitions of Sigma­Kalon's protective and marine coatings business and of B…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
After several years of cooperation between Ohashi Chemical in Japan and Mäder Group in France, these two companies sought to broaden their global activities to encompass North America, while at the same time Spraylat Corp., a powder coatings sup…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
Valspar reports 3q results Valspar has reported its results for the third-quarter ended July 25, 2008. Third-quarter sales totaled $957.7 million, a 7.2% increase from the third quarter of 2007. Net income for the third quarter was $47 million. In 2…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
Becker Industrie furthers its advance Leveraging its position as a leader in France, Becker Industrie, the industrial paint specialist and French subsidiary of Swedish group Beckers, has further expanded its business by setting up a subsidiary in th…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
Tikkurila 2q results Tikkurila’s revenue in the second quarter rose by nine percent to €205.7 million ($188.7). Sales development was high in most markets both in decorative paints and industrial coatings. The slowdown in new construction…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
Rhode Island Supreme Court overturns judgement The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently overturned a 2006 jury verdict against former manufacturers of lead pigment used in house paint decades ago. The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA),…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
DuPont Reports 2Q Performance DuPont has announced its quarterly financial results. The Coatings & Color Technologies business unit reported a ten percent sales in­crease to $1.9 billion. Higher selling prices in all businesses and volume gr…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
PPG publishes guide for coil and extrusion coatings PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published a new guide specification for its liquid and powder coil and extrusion coatings. PPG is the first coatings company to make selection…  Read More »
August 11, 2008
Sherwin-Williams’ Global Group reports strong 2Q Sherwin-Williams has announced its financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30, 2008. Compared to the same periods in 2007, consolidated net sales increased $31.4…  Read More »

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