• Rhodia launches intermediates for paints and coatings

    May 15, 2012
    Rhodia Polyamide & Intermediates (P&I), a member of the Solvay group, has developed an extended range of novel intermediates exploiting upstream C6 chemistry know-how in the polyamide 6.6 manufacturing chain. As a direct result of the infinit…

  • Cytec's offers Ebecryl 8110 urethane acrylate

    May 15, 2012
    Fingerprints and smudges on many consumer products such as mobile phones mar their intended sleek attractiveness. With this in mind, Cytec's patented new second generation UV modified urethane acrylate, Ebecryl 8110, aims to satisfy this customer…

  • Charles Ross offers X-Series ultra-high shear mixer

    May 15, 2012
    Charles Ross and Son has introduced the X-Series Ultra-High Shear Mixer. The X-series mixer is ideal for products that require great uniformity in a dispersion or emulsion. This inline mixer is often used in processes wherein exceptionally narrow par…

  • Rust-Oleum introduces LeakSeal Flexible Rubber Coating

    May 15, 2012
    Rust-Oleum has introduced LeakSeal Flexible Rubber Coating, a rubberized utility coating designed to stop and seal leaks instantly. The spray fills and seals leaks and cracks, providing a flexible watertight seal that prevents moisture penetration, r…

  • Jotun Powder Coatings launches Reveal Smooth

    May 15, 2012
    Jotun Powder Coatings has globally launched Reveal Smooth, the company’s latest eco-friendly premium MDF powder coating solution. Reveal Smooth has been developed to ensure an aesthetic appearance, regardless of shape, particularly across hard-…

  • Sansin unveils Eco2

    May 15, 2012
    The Sansin Corporation has introduced new zero-waste solid color exterior and clear interior wood stains called Sansin Eco2. Offered as a limited edition stain while quantities last, Eco2 is available in lava, fescue, adobe and charcoal colors for th…

  • Citadel introduces water-based Ultra-Hydro Stop H2O

    May 15, 2012
    Citadel Polyurea Coatings introduced its new Ultra-Hydro Stop H2O Primer. A water-based version of the Ultra-Hydro Stop Primer, UHS H2O includes innovations to save installers both time and money the company said. UHS H2O is a two-component, 50 perce…

  • AkzoNobel reports six percent rise in revenue while profit dips three percent

    May 15, 2012
    AkzoNobel reported a six percent increase in first quarter revenue compared with the same period in 2011, mainly driven by pricing actions to offset higher raw material costs the company said. The EBITDA for the quarter was three percent lower at &eu…

  • PPG sees six percent growth in Q1 revenue on strong U.S. coatings sales

    May 15, 2012
    PPG Industries reported net sales for the first quarter 2012 of $3.8 billion, an increase of six percent versus the prior year’s first quarter. Net income for the quarter was $13 million including nonrecurring charges. Adjusted net income for t…

  • The American Coatings Show sets new records with highest attendance in 2012

    May 15, 2012
    With 427 exhibitors and more than 7,500 overall participants from 69 countries (2010: 328/6,700), the third edition of the American Coatings Show and Conference broke all of its previous records for visitors, exhibitors and footprint. The organizers&…

  • ShawCor receives contract to provide pipeline coatings for the Ichthys LNG Project

    May 15, 2012
    ShawCor Ltd.’s pipecoating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value in excess of US$400 million to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the gas export pipeline on the Ichthys LNG Project. This cont…

  • Plascore to commercialize 'green' protective coatings developed by EMU researchers

    May 15, 2012
    An Eastern Michigan University professor has partnered with a Michigan-based company to help commercialize “green” protective coating developed by his research team at the university. Vijay Mannari, along with a group of students and oth…

  • Dunn-Edwards Paints wins Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

    May 15, 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…

  • AkzoNobel appoints Büchner CEO

    May 15, 2012
    AkzoNobel has appointed Ton Büchner CEO and a member of the board of management. At the same time, Hans Wijers stepped down from his position as CEO and as a member of the board. Keith Nichols was reappointed to the board of management for anoth…

  • J. Erik Fyrwald to be president and CEO of Univar

    May 15, 2012
    Chemical distributor Univar Inc. has named J. Erik Fyrwald as president and chief executive effective May 7, 2012. Fyrwald, age 52, is currently president of Ecolab, a global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies that merged with Nalco i…

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