• Unique aerosol thread locker and vibration dampener

    December 19, 2011
    Solid Technical Solutions (STS/Tectorius) has introduced Vibra-Stop Thread Adhesive, Sealant and Anti-Vibration compound now available in an aerosol spray. Traditionally, liquid thread-locking compounds cannot be packaged in spray applicators due to…

  • CeralUSA, LLC expands product line

    December 19, 2011
    CeralUSA, LLC (CUSA) said that its Ceral 114, an environmentally friendly corrosion and erosion preventative coating, is now being manufactured in the United States. Previously manufactured only in Europe, Ceral 114 was excluded from serious consider…

  • MTC expands its range of wear-resistant Diamonex coatings for the aerospace industry

    December 19, 2011
    Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) has expanded its range of Diamonex diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings for use in the aerospace industry. The coatings can be applied to a variety of metals, plastics and glass, providing an improvement in both product…

  • Dur-A-Flex names David Hughes vice president of marketing, research and development

    December 19, 2011
    Dur-A-Flex has named David Hughes vice president of marketing, research and development. Hughes is a former business director of BASF Corporation and a business line vice president for Ciba Specialty Chemicals. In his new role, Hughes will direct re…

  • Victor Stolbchenko has been appointed Empils’ general manager

    December 19, 2011
    Victor Stolbchenko has been appointed the general manager of Empils, one of the largest Russian manufacturers of paints and varnishes. Previously Stolbchenko was employed at Rostselmash where he worked his way up from manager of coordination, sales d…

  • Archway Sales welcomes Kip Peterson

    December 19, 2011
    Kip Peterson has joined Archway Sales, Inc. as a technical sales representative for the Northeast Region. He brings to Arch more than 12 years experience in sales. He will be responsible for growing sales in southern New England and eastern New York…

  • BASF to move its global headquarters for dispersions and pigments division to Hong Kong

    December 19, 2011
    BASF plans to establish the global headquarters of its dispersions and pigments division in Hong Kong. As of January 1, 2012, the division head and about 50 global positions, currently located in Ludwigshafen and Basel, Switzerland will transition to…

  • Dow and Saudi Aramco sign agreement for Sadara Chemical Company

    December 19, 2011
    Saudi Aramco president and CEO Khalid Al-Falih and Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris signed a joint venture shareholders' agreement for Sadara Chemical Company. Sadara will be comprised of 26 manufacturing units, several of which constitute &q…

  • Dow Performance Monomers increases capacity of crude acrylic acid

    December 19, 2011
    The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has increased crude acrylic acid (CAA) capacity at its Deer Park, Texas facility by 15%.  This capacity increase is a result of various improvement projects implemented in the CAA Oxi…

  • Lubrizol to buy thermoplastic polyurethane maker Merquinsa

    December 19, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its engineered polymers business with the purchase of Merquinsa, a maker of specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs). Located in Barcelona, Spain, Merquinsa products are used in a wide range of applicati…

  • DSM Coatings Resins plans organizational alignment

    December 19, 2011
    DSM Coating Resins has outlined plans to align the organization with its strategic focus on its core coating and graphic arts resins markets. As part of these plans, the business unit will merge two business units (formerly known as DSM Powder Coatin…

  • Taminco launches new websites

    December 19, 2011
    Taminco has launched redesigned websites for the company’s coatings additives Advantex and Vantex-T. Visitors to the websites (advantexamine.com and vantex-t.com) will be able to find product brochures, technical and performance data and resear…

  • Wacker expands its technical center for polymer dispersions for coatings and paint applications in India

    December 19, 2011
    Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, has expanded its technical center in India. This center of excellence located in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, now also includes laboratories, applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersio…

  • Horn opens new corporate facility

    December 19, 2011
    Now known as Horn—formerly E.T. Horn—a distributor of specialty ingredients and materials, the company has brought its business units together to work collaboratively in a new corporate facility. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year…

  • PNWSCT issues call for papers

    December 19, 2011
    The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology (PNWSCT) has issued a call for papers for the PNWSCT Coatings Fest 2012, which will be held October 10-12 in Semiahmoo, Washington. Topics of interest for the conference include: new product appli…