• 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…

  • Chromaflo Technologies appoints coatings product development specialist

    August 15, 2012
    Chromaflo Technologies, an independent global supplier of advanced colorants and chemical dispersions for the paint, coatings and thermoset plastics industry, has appointed Steve Shaklee as product development specialist, reporting to Selby Brannon,…

  • Matt Docherty joins Hero Products Group

    August 15, 2012
    Hero Products Group, a division of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation has appointed Matt Docherty as vice president of sales, North America. Docherty provides Hero with over 25 years of industry sales management experience. His efforts will be focused on…

  • Resinate adds Daniel Seyer to lead research and development program

    August 15, 2012
    Resinate Materials Group, Inc., a provider of custom resins and technology for the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers industries, has added Daniel Seyer to its management team. Seyer will serve as vice president and director of research and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • PPG Atlanta application support center earns Northrop Grumman supplier award

    August 14, 2012
    The Atlanta application support center operated by PPG Industries’ aerospace business has been recognized by Northrop Grumman Corp. as a 2011 Platinum Source Preferred supplier for quality and performance in providing coatings, sealants and val…

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