• 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…

  • Distributor Appointments

    May 1, 2010
    || Celanese Emulsion Polymers has appointed Omya as its distributor for its Celvolit emulsions in the Middle East.   Nubiola has expanded its distribution agreement with Keyser and Mackay to distribute its products, including the Nubirox range to n…

  • Dunn-Edwards Introduces Enso Paint

    May 1, 2010
    || Dunn-Edwards has launched Enso, a premium, low odor, zero-VOC paint. Enso has virtually no odor during or after application, making it ideal for use in occupied spaces, such as homes, hotels, schools and hospitals. According to the company, Enso uses…

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