• Specialty Coating Systems unveils AdPro Poly adhesion promotion technology

    July 13, 2011
    Specialty Coating Systems has introduced a new adhesion promotion technology - SCS AdPro Poly. AdPro Poly was specially engineered to solve the adhesion challenges of many polymeric materials, including polyimide substrates, enabling Parylene coating…

  • Spies Hecker Permasolid Low VOC Clear Coat 8096

    July 13, 2011
    Spies Hecker has launched Permasolid Low VOC Clear Coat 8096, a high gloss, low VOC finish from the Spies Hecker 2K-Acryl-System. This easy-to-apply clear coat is designed to deliver excellent results over solventborne and waterborne base coats, acco…

  • Dunn-Edwards introduces Aristowall
 premium interior enamel

    July 13, 2011
    Dunn-Edwards has introduced Aristowall, a premium interior enamel product line that has the performance of traditional oil-based paint but the added convenience of water cleanup. What gives Aristowall the application and appearance characteristics of…

  • Modern Masters Metal Effects Permacoat Xtreme Sealer

    July 13, 2011
    Modern Masters, a manufacturer of high-end specialty paints and decorative finishes, has added Permacoat Xtreme Sealer to its Metal Effects’ family of products. Permacoat Xtreme is an all-in-one water base, clear, non-yellowing, protective seal…

  • Ace Paint to launch new paint plus primer in one

    July 13, 2011
    Ace Paint, a division of the Ace Hardware Corporation, is launching its first paint and primer in one. The line of 100 percent acrylic, low-VOC paint will be called Clark + Kensington to commemorate Ace’s first retail location on Chicago’…

  • Pratt and Lambert Paints launches high performance industrial maintenance coatings

    July 13, 2011
    Pratt and Lambert Paints now offers a full line of coatings for light to medium duty industrial applications. The new line includes six product categories which satisfy most industrial maintenance and new construction applications:
primers, dry fal…

  • PPG offers coatings for biofuel storage tank lining applications

    July 13, 2011
    PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings business has introduced Novaguard, Phenguard and Sigmaguard CSF coatings for petrochemical and biofuel storage tank lining applications in the U.S. The addition of solvent-free Novaguard and Sigmagua…

  • Büchner to succeed Wijers as CEO of AkzoNobel

    July 13, 2011
    The supervisory board of AkzoNobel has announced that Hans Wijers, chief executive officer has decided to step down with effect from the annual general meeting (AGM) 2012. The board also announced the appointment of Ton Büchner as the company&rs…

  • DKSH Performance Materials appoints business manager

    July 13, 2011
    DKSH has appointed Mathias Greger business unit manager for its specialty chemicals distribution business in North America. He has been working with the Swiss-based market expansion services group over the past year, leading the in-house consulting t…

  • AkzoNobel forms partnership in China to secure TiO2 supply

    July 13, 2011
    AkzoNobel has entered into a partnership in China with Quangxi CAVA Titanium Industry Co. Ltd. for the production and supply of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The collaboration, which includes the construction of a new TiO2 plant in Qinzhou, will help to s…

  • Celanese Emulsion Polymers doubles VAE capacity in China

    July 13, 2011
    The Emulsion Polymers business of Celanese Corporation dedicated its expanded vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) unit in Nanjing, China. The expansion, which doubles the original capacity of the VAE unit, came online in the second quarter. “This VAE…

  • Michelman names chemical specialties R&D manager

    July 13, 2011
    Michelman has hired Michael Kramer as its chemical specialties R&D manager. Kramer will be based at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, OH and will be responsible for the global chemical specialties R&D activities, including proje…

  • PPG begins resin production in China

    July 13, 2011
    PPG Industries began operations at a new facility in the Zhangjiagang Yangtze International Chemical Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, which is its first resin production plant in mainland China. With initial production capacity of 27,000 metric ton…

  • Ashland wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award

    July 13, 2011
    Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., received Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for achievements in coatings additives and food and beverage technologies during recently held ceremonies in Shanghai. The awards…

  • Gelest appoints Herberg regional sales manager

    July 13, 2011
    Gelest, Inc. has appointed Michael Herberg sales manager, Southeast and Midwest. He is based in North Carolina and is responsible for managing field sales.  A veteran of the chemical industry, Herberg comes to Gelest with broad experience that e…

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