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August 11, 2005
Priplast polyester polyols and Maxemul non-migratory surfactants are now available from Uniqema. Priplast polyols allow coatings formulators to prepare polyurethane dispersions with improved hydrolytic stability and performance characteristics in fin…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
While hardly a dramatic shift, it appears that medium-dark metallic gray is gaining favor in the luxury segment of the automotive market—typically the trendsetting category in the marketplace. According to DuPont Automotive’s 2003 color…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
BASF Coatings and Shanghai Eastern Star Automobile Trading Co., Ltd., the sales and after-sales service partner of Mercedes-Benz China Ltd. for automotive refinish in eastern China, will expand their partnership. The two organizations have signed an…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
After hearing about planned layoffs, angry workers at Sigma Coatings’ paint factory in Manage, Belgium held seven board members hostage for three days. The hostages were released after an agreement was made with the unions on a timetable for th…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Toyota Europe brought together some of Europe’s most talented body and paint specialists in Brussels last November for the Toyota Pan-European Body and Paint Skills challenge. The event was held in cooperation with Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes, w…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Red Spot Paint and Varnish, Co., Inc., which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2003, has announced that its Evansville, IN and Westland, MI manufacturing sites have been registered to the ISO 14001 international environmental standard.…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
With the continual shift to “greener” products, all industries have been in hot pursuit of raw materials and finished products that have less impact on the environment. GreenSpec Product Directory and Environmental Building News announc…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
DOW EMULSION POLYMERS APPOINTS BABCOCK, ORHON Dow Emulsion Polymers, which specializes in latex-based paper coatings technology, has named Donna Babcock marketing executive and Murat Orhon senior marketing manager for its North American Coated…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
KOCH TO HEAD CIBA’S LAW & ENVIRONMENT OPERATIONS Ciba Specialty Chemicals has named Thomas Koch the head of law and environment as well as secretary of the board, effective March 1. Koch had been general counsel Europe and director,…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
EFKA ADDITIVES NAMES FRIJNS MANAGING DIRECTOR Efka Additives has named John Frijns managing director. He takes over for Wolfgang Habel who has retired after leading the company for some 20 years. Frijns will continue his role as segment re…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
The Sherwin-Williams Company has purchased Accurate Dispersions’ colorants product lines and related assets from Eastman Chemical Company. Accurate Dispersions supplies pigment concentrates and additives for coatings to the automotive, aerospac…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
BASF Luwax polyethylene (PE) waxes can be added to metallic paints to ensure that the aluminum pigment particles remain evenly dispersed during the drying process, which causes them to become oriented in the dry paint. These versatile waxes are able…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Degussa Coatings & Colorants Builds New Plants in China The Coatings and Colorants business unit of Degussa AG plans to build a colorants plant and manufacturing facility for producing coating polyesters at the Shanghai site of Degussa Chemicals…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Angus Introduces Specialty Additive for Coatings Angus Chemical Company has introduced Flexitane CA 6000 specialty coatings additive to provide improved performance in coatings applications. Flexitane CA 6000 offers improved pigment dispersion an…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers and AGA Chemicals Merge Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA, Inc. and AGA Chemicals, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., which will be responsible for all of Asahi Glass chemical prod…  Read More »

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