• Vapor Tech launches pure black LTAVD coatings

    December 9, 2011
    Vapor Technologies, Inc., an industry pioneer in PVD (physical vapor deposition) thin-film coating systems for wide-ranging industrial and consumer product applications, has introduced what it says is the world's first true black advanced LTAVD (…

  • AFG FlameGuard appoints new president and CEO

    December 9, 2011
    AFG FlameGuard Ltd. (AFG), a technology focused company that provides products and services to the fire suppression and prevention industry, has appointed Thomas Bell as president and CEO. Mr. Bell has served as a director of AFG since October 12, 20…

  • Hybrid enters into exclusive licensing agreement for the territory of Canada

    December 9, 2011
    Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with its new partner Hybrid Coatings Canada Inc. (HCC) for the territory of Canada. As part of the agreement, HCC paid an upfront licensing fee of $150,000 to Hybrid C…

  • Dow Corning launches online project management system for construction industry

    December 8, 2011
    Dow Corning has introduced an interactive web-based project management system that enables contractors, designers and architects to access a global network of building materials experts. The Dow Corning COOL (COnstruction OnLine) website is one of s…

  • Rockwood to open production facility for synthesizing iron oxide pigments

    December 8, 2011
    Rockwood Holdings Inc. said its color pigments and services business will build an advanced technology production facility in Augusta, Ga., for the synthesis of iron oxide pigments. This $115 million investment will result in the first new iron oxide…

  • Dow Construction Chemicals Europe expands capacity for acrylic solution polymers

    December 8, 2011
    The Dow Chemical Company announced a capacity increase of 15 percent at the company’s acrylic dispersion plant in Villers-Saint-Paul, France. Construction work began this month and production start-up is scheduled for the third quarter in 2012…

  • Study says EU alkyd resins market slowing down

    December 8, 2011
    According to a new BAC report recently published by MarketPublishers.com, demand for acrylic resins in the European Union (EU) is trending downward. In 2010, the demand amounted to 471,800 tons. Within the 2006-2010 period, alkyd resins consumption d…

  • Jotun UK invests £4 million in Flixborough site

    December 8, 2011
    Jotun UK has opened a new £4 million factory extension at its site in Flixborough where annual output of its protective coatings for the offshore and industrial sectors will increase by five million liters to nearly 30 million liters annually.…

  • Sudarshan strengthens management team

    Sudarshan strengthens management team

    December 7, 2011
    Christine Gehres has joined Sudarshan's pigment division as the new vice president of global marketing and strategy. She will lead the pigment division's global marketing initiative and provide strategic direction in all aspects of the pigmen…

  • Dow signs letter of intent with Jilin Connell

    December 7, 2011
    Dow Polyurethanes, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company and a leading producer of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), announced the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) with Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Jilin C…

  • BASF launches new color matching tool

    December 7, 2011
    BASF Automotive Refinish introduced its COLOR-MAXmobile2 solid color tool. COLOR-MAXmobile2 is compact and portable and provides 531 color chips that are designed to be  comparale to the vehicle with up to five colors on a single swatch. Accord…

  • Engineered Resin Solutions continues expansion across Eastern seaboard

    Engineered Resin Solutions continues expansion across Eastern seaboard

    December 7, 2011
    Engineered Resin Solutions (ERS) of Chester, Pa., continues to expand its business, most recently signing an exclusive distributor agreement with ErgonArmor. ERS said it has made major inroads at refineries and industrial plants along the Eastern ind…

  • Eastman expands hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin facility

    December 7, 2011
    Eastman Chemical Company recently announced the expansion of its hydrogenated  hydrocarbon resins facility in Middelburg, The Netherlands. It is the third expansion of the company's Regalite hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins facilities. The Mi…

  • Nova Paint Club meets in London, discuss global supply chain issues

    Nova Paint Club meets in London, discuss global supply chain issues

    December 6, 2011
    The latest Nova Paint Club meeting was held in London between 28 October and 3 November. The meeting brought together the technical directors from the member companies and their board representatives to discuss how threats from global supply chain is…

  • AkzoNobel acquires coatings business of Korean company SSCP

    December 6, 2011
    AkzoNobel completed its acquisition of the coatings business of Korean SSCP. SSCP has a strong position in the Korean mobile phone market and also supplies coatings to the wider consumer electronics industry. The transaction was first announced on Ju…

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