• Konica Minolta Sensing releases CM-700d spectrophotometer in Mexico

    September 17, 2012
    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. has recently released the CM-700d and CM-600d spectrophotometers in Mexico and throughout the Latin American market. The CM-700d and CM-600d are two spectrophotometers that promise the same high performance as pr…

  • Sunin Machine offers dispersion mixer

    September 17, 2012
    Sunin’s Dispersion Mixer is a machine suitable for work in narrow spaces in laboratories, with a handy and practical design. The double-purpose mixing cup can be cooled and heated through a pipe connector according to different formulas. The in…

  • Union Process develops lab attritor for mineral grinding

    September 17, 2012
    Union Process recently built a lab machine for its limestone and mineral grinding line. The CL-5 is the smallest member of the CL Series Stirred Vertical Ball Mills. The CL-5 is appropriate for research, scale-up studies and small-scale production. P…

  • DuPont reports drop in 2Q coatings sales

    September 17, 2012
    DuPont Performance Coatings reported sales of $1.1 billion in the second quarter, down one percent, with two percent lower volume partially offset by one percent higher selling prices. OEM volume growth in North America and Asia Pacific was more than…

  • Sherwin-Williams reports consolidated net sales rise by 11.9 percent in Q2

    September 17, 2012
    The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. Compared to the same periods in 2011, consolidated net sales increased $218.3 million, or 9.3 percent, to $2.57 billion in the qua…

  • AkzoNobel reports eight percent rise in Q2 revenue

    September 17, 2012
    Akzo Nobel N.V. reported an eight percent increase in second quarter revenue compared with the same period in 2011, mainly driven by pricing actions to offset higher raw material costs and currency effects the company said. The EBITDA for the second…

  • PPG reports record 11 percent growth in earnings in Q2

    September 17, 2012
    PPG Industries reported net sales for the second quarter 2012 of $4 billion. Net income for the quarter was $362 million. Second quarter 2011 net sales were $4 billion, and net income was $340 million. “In the second quarter, PPG delivered the…

  • AkzoNobel introduces Metaflex SP 1050 pre-treatment for aerospace coatings

    September 17, 2012
    A new chrome free pretreatment for the commercial aircraft maintenance market is being presented at MRO Europe by AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings. Under the name Metaflex SP 1050 Pre-treatment, the chrome free, water-based product is the most recent add…

  • DuPont Launches WB-X4789 Mercedes 047 Alubeam Silver

    September 17, 2012
    DuPont Refinish has extended its range of Cromax special factory packed colors by introducing the Mercedes 047 Alubeam Silver—WB-X4789—to answer the growing demand for aftermarket solutions to liquid silver “alu-shine” effects…

  • ACE Hardware president and CEO to retire March 2013

    September 17, 2012
    Ace Hardware president and CEO Ray Griffith has announced his plans to retire from the hardware cooperative on March 31, 2013, and the company’s board of directors has named Ace’s COO John Venhuizen his successor. Effective September 1, 2…

  • May Shana’a to lead technology and growth strategy for Ashland Specialty Ingredients

    September 17, 2012
    May Shana’a has been named group vice president, technology and growth strategy, for Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. The announcement was made by John E. Panichella, senior vice president, Ashland Inc. and presi…

  • Lintech International adds to their technical sales team in the Southeast U.S.

    September 17, 2012
    Heather Terwillegar joins Lintech with 10 years of technical sales experience at a national adhesives and coatings supplier. In addition to her sales expertise, Heather has R&D experience that will be a valuable asset for both customers and suppl…

  • Pigment industry remembers Chris Whiston

    September 17, 2012
    Chris Whiston, a longtime pigment industry leader, passed away in his sleep last week. Mr. Whiston’s career in the pigment industry spanned many decades, most prominently with Ciba. He also worked at Fabricolor, and retired from Toyo Ink’…

  • Protech/Oxyplast Group purchases Innotek Powder Coatings

    September 17, 2012
    The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal, Canada reached an agreement to purchase the powder coating business and manufacturing assets of Innotek Powder Coatings of Big Spring Texas.  Innotek is a well-recognized name within the powder coatings in…

  • Oxea announces price increases

    September 17, 2012
    Oxea will increase off-list prices on a number of products effective September 1, 2012, or as contracts allow. In the United States, Canada and Mexico, n propanol will increase $0.05/lb (list price, Zone 1: $1.45/lb), and n propyl acetate will increa…

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