• 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…

  • Dow Performance Monomers increases capacity of crude acrylic acid

    December 19, 2011
    The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has increased crude acrylic acid (CAA) capacity at its Deer Park, Texas facility by 15%.  This capacity increase is a result of various improvement projects implemented in the CAA Oxi…

  • Lubrizol to buy thermoplastic polyurethane maker Merquinsa

    December 19, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its engineered polymers business with the purchase of Merquinsa, a maker of specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs). Located in Barcelona, Spain, Merquinsa products are used in a wide range of applicati…

  • DSM Coatings Resins plans organizational alignment

    December 19, 2011
    DSM Coating Resins has outlined plans to align the organization with its strategic focus on its core coating and graphic arts resins markets. As part of these plans, the business unit will merge two business units (formerly known as DSM Powder Coatin…

  • Taminco launches new websites

    December 19, 2011
    Taminco has launched redesigned websites for the company’s coatings additives Advantex and Vantex-T. Visitors to the websites (advantexamine.com and vantex-t.com) will be able to find product brochures, technical and performance data and resear…

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