• Dr. Bernhard Düttmann to become Lanxess’ CFO

    March 11, 2011
    || The supervisory board of Lanxess AG agreed recently to revoke the contract of Matthias Zachert, member of the board of management and CFO, as of March 31, 2011. Zachert had requested the board to do so accordingly. In his current function, he has bee…

  • Gelest makes key appointments

    March 11, 2011
    || Gelest, Inc. has appointed Janis Matisons (pictured at left) senior technical manager, who will report to Jerry Larson, vice president R&D. In addition Jonathan Goff has been appointed manager, silicones R&D and Yun Mi Kim has been named tech…

  • Arkema Emulsion Systems hires North American marketing manager

    March 11, 2011
    || Arkema Emulsion Systems has announced the addition of John Hiel as the new North American marketing manager. Hiel will be responsible for program management, strategy and tactics across the region for all of the company’s emulsion product lines…

  • Stephane Ryff joins U.S. Zinc and Votorantim Metais to spearhead zinc sales in Europe

    March 11, 2011
    || U.S. Zinc and Votorantim GmbH, both subsidiaries of Votorantim Metais, have named Stephane Ryff regional sales manager-Europe for both companies. Based in Austria, Ryff will be responsible for U.S. Zinc’s zinc oxide sales and Votorantim GmbH&rs…

  • Industry veteran Stu Aronson passes away

    March 11, 2011
    || Stuart Aronson, age 69, passed away on January 23, 2011. A veteran of the industry for more than 40 years, Aronson held positions at Neville Chemical, Polyvinyl Resins (now DSM), SP Morell, Focus Chemical and, most recently, as an account manager for…

  • AkzoNobel reports strong fourth quarter results

    March 11, 2011
    || AkzoNobel reported a revenue increase of 12 percent for the year 2010 to €14.6 billion. EBITDA increased 16 percent to €1,964 million, with EBITDA margins up at 13.4 percent. Total 2010 net income increased 165 percent to €754 million.…

  • RPM reports fiscal 2011 second-quarter results

    March 11, 2011
    || RPM International Inc. reported that on a pro-forma basis, improvements were realized in net sales, net income and earnings per share for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended November 30, 2010. Prior-year pro-forma results assume that the deconsolida…

  • Valspar reports weak results for first-quarter

    March 11, 2011
    || The Valspar Corporation reported its results for the first-quarter ended January 28, 2011. First-quarter sales totaled $842.4 million, a 25.3 percent increase from the first quarter of 2010. Net income for the first quarter was down to $33.4 million…

  • Sherwin-Williams reports fourth quarter results

    March 11, 2011
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company released its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Compared to the same periods in 2009, consolidated net sales increased $296.8 million, or 18.6 percent, to $1.90 billion in the quart…

  • Jotun Paints launches Jotashield Extreme in the UAE

    March 11, 2011
    || Jotun Paints has launched Jotashield Extreme, an exterior paint product, in the UAE in response to the growing demand for heat-reflective and eco-friendly paints in the country. Jotashield Extreme uses a revolutionary pigment and binder technology th…

  • Diamond Vogel introduces updated lineup of primers

    March 11, 2011
    || Diamond Vogel Paint has introduced updated versions of its Acryl Prime, Mil Max and Pro Max primer product lines. The products are reported to offer fast recoat times and meet the requirements for U.S. Green Building Council LEED projects. The Acryl…

  • Fire coating boasts two-hour protection

    March 11, 2011
    || Fire protection coatings manufacturer Leighs Paints has developed what it touts as a “one-product solution” that provides fire protection for up to 120 minutes. Two new coatings—Firetex FX1002 for onsite application and Firetex FX20…

  • Interpon M1000 – AA0037 approved for CARC military applications

    March 11, 2011
    || AkzoNobel, the world’s largest powder coating manufacturer, has a long history in the military market supplying products through its Aerospace division. The company’s powder coating division has now developed Interpon M1000 – AA0037…

  • Valspar introduces Anti-Rust Armor

    March 11, 2011
    || Valspar’s new Anti-Rust Armor is designed to deliver protection against rust, provide a smooth finish with high performance and durability. Anti-Rust Armor is available in an aerosol spray and quart, gallon and five gallon sizes, and comes in a…

  • Lubricious coating technology from Bayer MaterialScience LLC can be applied to inner lumens of catheters

    March 11, 2011
    || Bayer MaterialScience LLC has expanded the application of its Baymedix CL 100, a lubricious surface treatment for medical devices, to include the inner lumens of catheter-based devices. Bayer has demonstrated successful modification of the inner lume…