• Momentive to close Wesseling site

    March 20, 2012
    Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc. said it is closing its Wesseling, Germany, site to better align European market demand for solid epoxy resins (SER) with its existing assets. Manufacturing at Wesseling is scheduled to close in October, 2012. &quo…

  • Dow Corning Coatings plans further growth in Middle East-Africa region through Univar distribution agreement expansion

    March 20, 2012
    Dow Corning Coatings has a long-standing European distribution agreement with Univar and in 2011 extended this to include Austria, Turkey, the Baltic region, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and South Africa. The agreement is now being further extend…

  • Dow Corning Coatings plans further growth in Middle East-Africa region through Univar distribution agreement expansion

    March 20, 2012
    Dow Corning Coatings has a long-standing European distribution agreement with Univar and in 2011 extended this to include Austria, Turkey, the Baltic region, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and South Africa. The agreement is now being further extend…

  • Cytec offers eco-friendly epoxy dispersion

    March 19, 2012
    Cytec Industries Inc. now offers a new solvent-free waterborne epoxy dispersion that allows for formulating very low VOC systems for topcoat and primer applications on metal and concrete. The Beckopox EP 2384w/57WA resin, has been specifically develo…

  • Cortec introduces Boiler Lizard corrosion protection

    March 19, 2012
    Cortec Corporation has introduced Boiler Lizard—designed for dry lay-up of boilers that provides corrosion protection to ferrous metals and aluminum in enclosed spaces. Patent pending Boiler Lizard contains vapor phase corrosion inhibitor powde…

  • PPG reports sales up in fourth quarter

    March 19, 2012
    PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter…

  • BASF opens new application center at its Oldenburg site

    March 19, 2012
    BASF’s coatings division has invested €1 million in the construction of a new application center in Oldenburg, Germany, to strengthen its global business in industrial coatings. The new center, which includes a spraybooth for large objects…

  • RPM launches investor relations app

    March 19, 2012
    RPM International Inc. has launched a free application for iPhone and iPad devices that allows investors to keep up to date on the latest news and investment information from RPM. This full-featured investor relations application provides access to…

  • Archway Sales, Inc. hires technical sales representative

    March 19, 2012
    Charles DiComo joined Archway Sales, Inc. as a technical sales representative for the Northeast Region. DiComo has more than 12 years’ experience in sales. He will be responsible for growing sales in the southern New York and New Jersey area.…

  • Valspar increases industrial coatings prices

    March 19, 2012
    Valspar Corporation will implement a price increase for all liquid, powder and E-coat products within the general industrial portfolio, effective April 1, 2012. This action comes in the wake of significant raw material cost increases for Ti02, polyes…

  • German companies collaborate to secure raw materials

    March 19, 2012
    The Federation of German Industry, BDI, recently announced that twelve German companies: Aurubis, BASF, Bayer, BMW, Chemetall, Daimler, Evonik Industries, Georgsmarienhütte Holding, Bosch, steel holding Saar, Thyssen Krupp and Wacker Chemie have…

  • CVC Thermoset Specialties expands distribution agreement with IMCD Germany

    March 19, 2012
    CVC Thermoset Specialties, an Emerald Performance Materials Company, has expanded its distribution agreement with IMCD Germany to include its Hypro Reactive Liquid Polymer (RLP) products. The high-performance RLP product line is manufactured at the c…

  • BASF opens new application center at its Oldenburg site

    March 19, 2012
    BASF’s coatings division has invested €1 million in the construction of a new application center in Oldenburg, Germany, to strengthen its global business in industrial coatings. The new center, which includes a spraybooth for large objects…

  • Valspar increases industrial coatings prices

    March 19, 2012
    Valspar Corporation will implement a price increase for all liquid, powder and E-coat products within the general industrial portfolio, effective April 1, 2012. This action comes in the wake of significant raw material cost increases for Ti02, polyes…

  • RPM launches investor relations app

    March 19, 2012
    RPM International Inc. has launched a free application for iPhone and iPad devices that allows investors to keep up to date on the latest news and investment information from RPM. This full-featured investor relations application provides access to…

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