• EPA issues strong standards for PVC production facilities to reduce harmful air emissions

    February 20, 2012
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued strong final standards requiring facilities that produce polyvinyl chloride and copolymers (PVC) to reduce harmful air emissions, which will improve air quality and protect people's health in…

  • AkzoNobel posts Q4 and full-year results for 2011

    February 17, 2012
    Akzo Nobel N.V. published Q4 and full-year results for 2011. The company reported revenue growth across all business areas, led by price/mix developments of five percent and a two percent volume increase the company said. "2011 was a challengin…

  • Momentive to raise its powder polyester resins pricing

    February 17, 2012
    Due to increases in feedstock, energy and transport costs, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., said it will increase prices for its Albester, Albester SilkyMatt, Albemast, Albecor and Albecor-Bio powder polyester resins in Europe, the Middle East and…

  • Global report on the surfactants market

    February 17, 2012
    Surfactants lower the surface tension of a liquid, so that usually non-mixable liquids can be mixed. The market research institute Ceresana Research expects the global surfactant market to generate revenues of more than US$41 billion in 2018—tr…

  • Lintech International achieves C-TPAT certification

    February 17, 2012
    Lintech International, LLC has become the first specialty chemical distributor to be fully C-TPAT certified. The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary government-business initiative that builds cooperative relationships…

  • Momentive to raise its powder polyester resins pricing

    February 17, 2012
    Due to increases in feedstock, energy and transport costs, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., said it will increase prices for its Albester, Albester SilkyMatt, Albemast, Albecor and Albecor-Bio powder polyester resins in Europe, the Middle East and…

  • AkzoNobel posts Q4 and full-year results for 2011

    February 17, 2012
    Akzo Nobel N.V. published Q4 and full-year results for 2011. The company reported revenue growth across all business areas, led by price/mix developments of five percent and a two percent volume increase the company said. "2011 was a challengin…

  • Lintech International achieves C-TPAT certification

    February 17, 2012
    Lintech International, LLC has become the first specialty chemical distributor to be fully C-TPAT certified. The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary government-business initiative that builds cooperative relationships…

  • Dunn-Edwards Paints wins Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

    February 16, 2012
    Dunn-Edwards recently received the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 award for Operational Excellence, by Manufacturing Executive. The company’s new LEED Gold-certified manufacturing facility was honored for its innovation and superiority in op…

  • Precision Coating acquires hydrophilic coating provider for medical applications

    February 16, 2012
    Precision Coating Co., Inc. has acquired a controlling interest in Medi-Solve Coatings, LLC of Natick, Mass. Medi-Solve Coatings is a hydrophilic coating provider focusing on medical device applications. Medi-Solve Coatings adds formulation and appli…

  • Sumter Coatings names new president and CEO

    February 16, 2012
    Ross McKenzie, president and chief executive of Sumter Coatings, Inc. has retired having served in the paint and coatings industry with DuPont, Southern Coatings, Inc., Pratt & Lambert, Inc., and Sumter Coatings, Inc. over the course of 70 years.…

  • Aakash Chemicals hires Mark Wright as regional manager.

    February 16, 2012
    Mark Wright has joined Aakash Chemicals as the company's new regional manager. Prior to joining Aakash Chemicals, he worked for DayGlo Color Corp. for more than 20 years, serving as vice president of sales the last five. His experience includes c…

  • Sumter Coatings names new president and CEO

    Sumter Coatings names new president and CEO

    February 16, 2012
    Ross McKenzie, president and chief executive of Sumter Coatings, Inc. has retired having served in the paint and coatings industry with DuPont, Southern Coatings, Inc., Pratt & Lambert, Inc., and Sumter Coatings, Inc. over the course of 70 years.…

  • Dunn-Edwards Paints wins Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

    February 16, 2012
    Dunn-Edwards recently received the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 award for Operational Excellence, by Manufacturing Executive. The company’s new LEED Gold-certified manufacturing facility was honored for its innovation and superiority in op…

  • Aakash Chemicals hires Mark Wright as regional manager

    Aakash Chemicals hires Mark Wright as regional manager

    February 16, 2012
    Mark Wright has joined Aakash Chemicals as the company's new regional manager. Prior to joining Aakash Chemicals, he worked for DayGlo Color Corp. for more than 20 years, serving as vice president of sales the last five. His experience includes c…

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