• AkzoNobel completes acquisition of Chinese surfactants producer

    January 12, 2012
    AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of China’s leading specialty surfactant producer, Boxing Oleochemicals. Boxing is a supplier of nitrile amines and derivatives, which are used in a variety of industrial and consumer applications includin…

  • AkzoNobel to take 100 percent control of Metlac Group

    January 11, 2012
    AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in packaging coatings by exercising the right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian-based packaging coatings producer. AkzoNobel currently is a shareholder in Metlac. This position was inherited…

  • DuPont Refinish strengthens National Rule basecoat offering

    January 11, 2012
    DuPont Refinish recently announced the planned March 2012 introduction of two new products designed to improve the coverage of traditionally poor hiding solventborne basecoat colors. While many refinish paint suppliers have been scaling back support…

  • Valspar Industrial's Cold Galv Primer

    January 11, 2012
    Reformulated to provide a more durable and crack-resistant coating, Valspar has introduced its Industrial Cold Galv Primer. “Valspar’s Cold Galv Primer is the ideal solution for priming iron and steel surfaces as well as scratched, hot-d…

  • AkzoNobel to take 100 percent control of Metlac Group

    January 11, 2012
    AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in packaging coatings by exercising the right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian-based packaging coatings producer. AkzoNobel currently is a shareholder in Metlac. This position was inherited…

  • Valspar Industrial

    Valspar Industrial's Cold Galv Primer

    January 11, 2012
    Reformulated to provide a more durable and crack-resistant coating, Valspar has introduced its Industrial Cold Galv Primer. “Valspar’s Cold Galv Primer is the ideal solution for priming iron and steel surfaces as well as scratched, hot-d…

  • Q-Lab launches new website

    January 11, 2012
    Q-Lab, a provider of accelerated weathering test equipment and outdoor exposure test services, has launched a new website at www.q-lab.com. The website has ten times the content of the previous site said the company, and is available in Chinese, Eng…

  • DuPont Refinish strengthens National Rule basecoat offering

    January 11, 2012
    DuPont Refinish recently announced the planned March 2012 introduction of two new products designed to improve the coverage of traditionally poor hiding solventborne basecoat colors. While many refinish paint suppliers have been scaling back support…

  • Konica Minolta Sensing launches new CM-3700A benchtop spectrophotometer

    January 11, 2012
    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), has launch its newest benchtop spectrophotometer, the CM-3700A. The CM-3700A is an updated version of the now discontinued CM-3700d. Inheriting the same optical system technology as its predecessor, it o…

  • Q-Lab launches new website

    January 11, 2012
    Q-Lab, a provider of accelerated weathering test equipment and outdoor exposure test services, has launched a new website at www.q-lab.com. The website has ten times the content of the previous site said the company, and is available in Chinese, Eng…

  • Konica Minolta Sensing launches new CM-3700A benchtop spectrophotometer

    January 11, 2012
    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), has launch its newest benchtop spectrophotometer, the CM-3700A. The CM-3700A is an updated version of the now discontinued CM-3700d. Inheriting the same optical system technology as its predecessor, it o…

  • RahuCat’s environmentally friendly coatings, composites and inks technology sold to US specialty chemicals solutions firm

    January 10, 2012
    Clearwater Corporate Finance has advised Unilever Ventures (UV) and RahuCat Management on the sale of UV portfolio company Rahu Catalytics Ltd (RahuCat). Nottingham-based RahuCat is a developer of unique iron-ligand-based chemistry for use in enviro…

  • Celanese completes acquisition of product lines from Ashland Inc.

    January 10, 2012
    Celanese Corporation has completed the acquisition of certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines—Vinac and Flexbond—which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. “This acquisition will…

  • RPM reports fiscal 2012 second-quarter results

    January 10, 2012
    RPM International Inc. reported improved net sales for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended November 30, 2011. Net income increased slightly and earnings per diluted share were flat, due to higher raw material and acquisition-related expenses. Secon…

  • Matrix System Salt Eraser

    January 10, 2012
    Matrix System Automotive Finishes launched its award winning Salt Eraser to the specialty automotive market last year at AAPEX and now is offering the same product to solve many of winter’s salt problems. The winter months bring out the rock s…

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