• DAP Honored as Gold Standard in Home Improvement Industry

    Tim Wright May 6, 2010
    || For the fifth consecutive year, DAP Products Inc. was awarded the Golden Hammer Retailer Award as the premier supplier in the caulking and sealants category.

  • H.B. Fuller to Implement North American Price Increase

    Tim Wright May 6, 2010
    || H.B. Fuller is to implement a price increase on its water-based, hot melt and reactive adhesives sold in North America on June 1.

  • AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Launches Interpon A Range

    Tim Wright May 5, 2010
    || AkzoNobel, the world’s leading automotive powder paint supplier has launched Interpon A.

  • Hempel Opens New Factory in Poland

    Tim Wright May 5, 2010
    || Hempel has opened a new manufacturing facility in Buk, Poland.

  • Architectural Paint Demand to Reach 22.8 Million Metric Tons

    Tim Wright May 5, 2010
    || World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion.

  • William M. Cook Elected to Valspar Board of Directors

    Tim Wright May 4, 2010
    || Valspar's has elected William M. Cook, 56, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Donaldson Company, Inc., to its board of directors.

  • ISP Launches SunCare TopCoat Additive

    May 1, 2010
    || The Performance Chemicals business of International Specialty Products (ISP) has introduced a new technology for protecting the integrity of coatings from damage caused by UV radiation. SunCare TopCoat technology is based on nano-scale emulsions of U…

  • DSM Powder Coating Resins Launches Two New Resins

    May 1, 2010
    || DSM Powder Coating Resins has introduced two new resins that provide improvements on several properties of dry blend powder. Cus­tomers’ demand for matt finishes has led DSM to develop a resin system which combines good mechanical propert…

  • Datacolor Introduces Select Kit Color Matching System

    May 1, 2010
    || Datacolor has recently introduced the Datacolor Select Kit, a new tool for retail paint and home décor outlets to provide customers with a computer-aided color matching system. Datacolor Select Kit offers the following system features: color m…

  • Atlas Introduces New Accessories for UVTest

    May 1, 2010
    || Atlas Material Testing Solutions has introduced three accessories to its UVTest fluorescent/UV condensation instrument. UView data acquisition software for the UVTest features remote monitoring capabilities and automatic configuration to user’s…

  • Air Products Offers Three New Defoamers

    May 1, 2010
    || Air Products has introduced three new defoamers for the coatings, graphic arts and adhesive markets. These new defoamers are engineered to be alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE)-free and offer long-lasting foam control and defect-free surfaces. Surfynol DF-…

  • BASF Repositions Global Pigments Business

    May 1, 2010
    || BASF is repositioning its global pigments business. Following the Ciba acquisition, the chemical company now has the broadest product portfolio worldwide. After an in-depth analysis of the combined operations, the company will eliminate specific prod…

  • Evonik Acquires Specialty Esters Business from Arkema

    May 1, 2010
    || Evonik Industries has acquired the business of methacrylate specialty esters from Arkema. The acqusition  includes the products 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate (2-EMHA), dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (MADAME) and n- and i-butyl methacrylate (n-BUM…

  • In brief

    May 1, 2010
    || Dow Chemical has ended the force majeure for phenol in the Americas...Hexion Specialty Chem­icals and Shanxi Sanwei Group have a formed a JV, Sanwei Hexion Chemicals Ltd., to produce VeoVa monomer in Shanxi Province, China...Reichhold has re-laun…

  • Pricing Changes

    May 1, 2010
    || Ashland Performance Materials: May 1–€70-€100/ton increase for its complete portfolio of resins and gelcoats produced and sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Arkema: Effective immediately–€150/ton increase for meth…

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