• AkzoNobel, Walmart Form Partnership in the U.S.

    October 5, 2010
    || AkzoNobel has been selected by Walmart to be the primary paint supplier for the retailer’s U.S. stores. The company will develop and manufacture a portfolio of interior and exterior paints for more than 3,500 Walmart stores nationwide. This agr…

  • DuPont Hosts Color Trend Show 2010 in Japan

    October 5, 2010
    || DuPont Shinto Automotive Systems (DSAS), part of the DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) business, recently introduced the latest global color trends in the DuPont Global Color Trend Show 2010. The event was hosted in the DuPont K.K Japan office in Tok…

  • BASF and SPEC MIX Combine Forces Offering High Performance Systems

    October 5, 2010
    || The Wall Systems business of BASF Corporation and SPEC MIX, Inc., specializing in factory preblended construction products and silo material delivery systems, have formed a joint marketing agreement. The program enables contractors to combine the adv…

  • Lord Corp’s Krakowski Wins Technology Innovation Award

    October 5, 2010
    || Frank Krakowski, Lord Corporation’s senior staff scientist for Materials and Process Development, has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Donald M. Alstadt Technology Innovation Award. Established in 2006 to recognize innovative technologic…

  • Alexseal Yacht Coatings Moves to South Carolina

    October 5, 2010
    || Alexseal Yacht Coatings, the paint system manufactured by German-based Mankiewicz Gebr. and Co., moved its U.S. operations from St. Louis to Charleston, SC. Mankiewicz renovated a 24,000 square-foot building, which includes a state-of-the-art lab, pr…

  • Univar Launches New Corporate Website

    October 4, 2010
    || Univar has launched a new corporate website.

  • Gaco Western Makes a Number of New Hires

    October 1, 2010
    || Gaco Western has appointed Pat Hatem as vice president of operations at is manufacturing facility in Waukesha, WI. Hatem was most recently with JohnsonDiversey where she held numerous manufacturing and material leadership positions throughout her 16…

  • Niraj Agarwal Joins Datacolor

    October 1, 2010
    || Datacolor, a provider of color management solutions, has appointed Niraj Agarwal director, new business development. Agarwal joins Datacolor with more than 17 years of experience developing innovative solutions for the color industry. Throughout his…

  • Air Products Elects New Director

    October 1, 2010
    || Air Products has elected Chadwick Deaton to its board of directors. Deaton  currently serves as chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company, where he has worked since 2004. He began his career for the Dowell Division of Dow Ch…

  • DSM powder coating resins launches Uralac Veranda P 542

    September 15, 2010
    || DSM Powder Coating Resins has expanded its portfolio of polyester resins for epoxy-free coatings with a new resin in its Uralac Veranda polyester resins range. The new Uralac Veranda P 542 features excellent flow in highly filled coatings and improve…

  • Lubrizol launches Turboset Ultra Pro

    September 15, 2010
    || Lubrizol has launched Turboset Ultra Pro self-crosslinking waterborne polyurethane dispersion for use in wood coatings. A one-component product, Turboset Ultra Pro dispersion contains a polymer and crosslinker in one package and delivers all the perf…

  • Rhodia makes investments in UK and U.S.

    September 15, 2010
    || Rhodia recently made investments at Halifax, UK and University Park, IL U.S. industrial sites, part of the group’s profitable growth strategy in specialty surfactants. The investments at the two sites, formerly part of the McIntyre Group acquir…

  • Huntsman to purchase Indian Chemicals business

    September 15, 2010
    || Huntsman Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the chemicals business of Laffans Petrochemicals Ltd. Located in Ankleshwar, India the Laffans chemicals business manufactures amines and surfactants. The chemicals business has…

  • HUBER TO EXPAND SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN INDIA

    September 15, 2010
    || Huber Engineered Materials has announced plans to expand silica production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Jhagadia, India.  The expansion more than doubles the current capacity to a new rate of 33,000 metric tons per year. Huber&rsquo…

  • Benjamin Moore Offers Eco Spec WB Silver

    September 15, 2010
    || The zero-VOC formula contains silver and other antimicrobial additives.

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