• Hydrite Advanced Resins introduces new epoxy resins

    October 14, 2011
    Hydrite Advanced Resins, LLC (HAR) introduced two new epoxy resins for a wide range of composites, coatings and adhesive applications at the recent 2011 Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada. Two grade…

  • paintistanbul 2012 cooperates with NürnbergMesse and Vincentz Network

    October 14, 2011
    NürnbergMesse and Vincentz Network have formed a cooperation agreement with Bosad, the Turkish association for the coatings and paint industry, for paintistanbul, which takes place in the Turkish metropolis on the Bosphorus in autumn 2012. paint…

  • Ashland expands global Natrosol hydroxyethylcellulose production

    October 14, 2011
    Ashland Inc. is expanding production of Natrosol hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) by 7,000 metric tons across its global network through capacity additions at its facilities in Nanjing, China, and Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. In addition, Ashland is incr…

  • Dunn-Edwards Paint releases color trends with Simply Refocus 2012

    October 14, 2011
    Dunn-Edwards Paint has launched its color and design trend forecast for 2012 called "Simply Refocus." With four color stories and references to its Perfect Palette color system, these trends can be found online at www.specsspaces.com. &ldq…

  • Hydrite Advanced Resins introduces new epoxy resins

    October 14, 2011
    Hydrite Advanced Resins, LLC (HAR) introduced two new epoxy resins for a wide range of composites, coatings and adhesive applications at the recent 2011 Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada. Two grad…

  • Dunn-Edwards Paint releases color trends with Simply Refocus 2012

    October 14, 2011
    Dunn-Edwards Paint has launched its color and design trend forecast for 2012 called "Simply Refocus." With four color stories and references to its Perfect Palette color system, these trends can be found online at www.specsspaces.com. &ldq…

  • AkzoNobel appoints new corporate director investor relations

    October 12, 2011
    AkzoNobel has appointed Jonathan Atack the company’s new corporate director Investor Relations.  Atack was until recently chief financial officer at ING Investment Management in the Netherlands. He has held several roles within ING since 2…

  • IPPIC elects Bill McPherson as new president

    October 12, 2011
    The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) elected its new president, Bill McPherson, recently retired president of the International Paint division of AkzoNobel. The president of IPPIC serves a two-year term, acts as the chairman of th…

  • CVC Thermoset Specialties makes new appointments

    October 12, 2011
    CVC Thermoset Specialties, an Emerald Performance Materials Company, has made two appointments. Walt Bustynowicz has been named vice president global sales. In this role, Bustynowicz will assume all management responsibilities for sales international…

  • PPG Aerospace names Cancilla coatings director, Wright transparencies director

    October 12, 2011
    PPG Industries’ aerospace business has named Mark Cancilla global platform director for coatings. As global platform director for coatings, Cancilla succeeds Brian Roberson, who has relocated to join PPG’s architectural coatings business…

  • BASF names Vitor Margaronis marketing director

    October 12, 2011
    BASF Automotive Refinish has named Vitor Margaronis as marketing director for BASF Coatings, North America. In his new role, Vitor is responsible for directing the marketing activities of the BASF automotive refinish, OEM, industrial and commercial t…

  • Evonik lays foundation for two new innovation centers in Essen

    October 12, 2011
    Evonik Industries has announced plans to build new research facilities for the paints and coatings industry and the cosmetics industry. The company is investing approximately €31 million in the Ruhr, Germany area. Klaus Engel, chairman of the e…

  • Berkshire Hathaway completes acquisition of Lubrizol

    October 12, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and The Lubrizol Corporation have completed the acquisition of Lubrizol for $135 per share in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, having been approved by Lubrizol shareholders and having met all U.S. and non-U.S. regulat…

  • Daikin to establish production facility for ZEFFLE fluoropolymer coatings

    October 12, 2011
    Daikin Industries, Ltd. has established a new production facility for the manufacture of ZEFFLE fluoropolymer coatings at the Changshu Factory of its subsidiary Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co. Ltd., a company that manufactures and sells fluorochem…

  • Dow Performance Monomers expands capacity

    October 12, 2011
    The performance monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company announced a 10 percent increase in capacity for the production of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) at its Freeport, Texas facility. This results from a successful debottlenecking initiative tha…

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