• BASF Coatings wins award at Materialica

    December 19, 2011
    After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc…

  • Fine Paints of Europe launches Bridget Beari Colors

    December 19, 2011
    Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Fine Paints of Europe, Inc. (FPE) of Woodstock, Vt., Bridget Beari Designs (BBD) is introducing a signature paint collection. Bridget Beari Colors is a set of 76 custom wall colors created by Susan Jamies…

  • Dulux and Camelpaint form new Chinese entity

    December 19, 2011
    Australia’s largest paint maker Dulux has expanded its presence in the growing Chinese market through a merger between its Chinese operations and Hong Kong-based Camelpaint group. Dulux will own 51 percent of the new company called DGL Camel In…

  • Quest Specialty Coatings acquires coatings unit of Patriot Paint

    December 19, 2011
    Quest Specialty Coatings (QSC) has acquired the coatings business of Patriot Paint, Portland, Ind. Patriot Paint was founded in 1980 and is a producer of coatings systems for metal substrates. From zero VOC, anti-corrosive transportation coatings to…

  • Daimler introduces BASF's iGloss Clearcoat for its OEM coatings

    December 19, 2011
    Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t…

  • Tnemec names 2011 Tank of the Year

    December 19, 2011
    This year’s Tnemec Tank of the Year winning entry comes from Hollywood, Fla. The one-million gallon torospherical-bottom, ovaloid-style welded steel tank had 10 legs, making it the first legged design to win Tnemec Tank of the Year since the co…

  • Spies Hecker’s New Permasolid Low VOC Clear Coat 8098

    December 19, 2011
    Spies Hecker has introduced Permasolid Low VOC Clear Coat 8098, a low VOC finish from the Spies Hecker 2K-Acryl-System. This clear coat is designed for application over solventborne and waterborne base coats. Permasolid Low VOC Clear Coat 8098 delive…

  • Unique aerosol thread locker and vibration dampener

    December 19, 2011
    Solid Technical Solutions (STS/Tectorius) has introduced Vibra-Stop Thread Adhesive, Sealant and Anti-Vibration compound now available in an aerosol spray. Traditionally, liquid thread-locking compounds cannot be packaged in spray applicators due to…

  • CeralUSA, LLC expands product line

    December 19, 2011
    CeralUSA, LLC (CUSA) said that its Ceral 114, an environmentally friendly corrosion and erosion preventative coating, is now being manufactured in the United States. Previously manufactured only in Europe, Ceral 114 was excluded from serious consider…

  • MTC expands its range of wear-resistant Diamonex coatings for the aerospace industry

    December 19, 2011
    Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) has expanded its range of Diamonex diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings for use in the aerospace industry. The coatings can be applied to a variety of metals, plastics and glass, providing an improvement in both product…

  • Dur-A-Flex names David Hughes vice president of marketing, research and development

    December 19, 2011
    Dur-A-Flex has named David Hughes vice president of marketing, research and development. Hughes is a former business director of BASF Corporation and a business line vice president for Ciba Specialty Chemicals. In his new role, Hughes will direct re…

  • Victor Stolbchenko has been appointed Empils’ general manager

    December 19, 2011
    Victor Stolbchenko has been appointed the general manager of Empils, one of the largest Russian manufacturers of paints and varnishes. Previously Stolbchenko was employed at Rostselmash where he worked his way up from manager of coordination, sales d…

  • Archway Sales welcomes Kip Peterson

    December 19, 2011
    Kip Peterson has joined Archway Sales, Inc. as a technical sales representative for the Northeast Region. He brings to Arch more than 12 years experience in sales. He will be responsible for growing sales in southern New England and eastern New York…

  • BASF to move its global headquarters for dispersions and pigments division to Hong Kong

    December 19, 2011
    BASF plans to establish the global headquarters of its dispersions and pigments division in Hong Kong. As of January 1, 2012, the division head and about 50 global positions, currently located in Ludwigshafen and Basel, Switzerland will transition to…

  • Dow and Saudi Aramco sign agreement for Sadara Chemical Company

    December 19, 2011
    Saudi Aramco president and CEO Khalid Al-Falih and Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris signed a joint venture shareholders' agreement for Sadara Chemical Company. Sadara will be comprised of 26 manufacturing units, several of which constitute &q…

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