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August 11, 2005
DuPont will build a $10 million laboratory in Japan to facilitate technical approvals for automotive coatings used by Japanese auto manufacturers worldwide and to support in-country assembly operations. The new facility, in Aichi Prefecture, will ope…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
As part of its strategy to expand in the coatings market, Quest Specialty Chemicals has acquired Raabe Corporation, the Menomonee Falls, WI manufacturer of custom-matched branded touch-up paint and private label aerosol paint filler. Quest is part…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Sico’s industrial coatings division won the 2004 Innovation Grand Prize from the Association of Manufacturers of Transport Equipment and Special Vehicles, which recognizes developers of innovative products, methodologies and processes. Sico was…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Asian Paints has sold its 89.6% share in Asian Paints (Mauritius) Limited (APML). Ashwin Dani, vice chairman and managing director, Asian Paints (India) Limited, said the market there had not been growing for the past five years and the subsidiary ha…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
BASF has sold its Batavia, IL coatings manufacturing site, along with its non-core drum and pipe coating business, to Hentzen Coatings, Inc., a Milwaukee, WI-based coatings manufacturer. As part of a restructuring and streamlining program, BASF had…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Behr Process and its parent company, Masco Corp., have given a combined gift of $300,000 to Cal Poly’s College of Science and Mathematics. The funds will co-sponsor the Behr/Masco Instrumental Analysis and Testing Center in the Western Coatings…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
In 2004, paint demand in Western Europe is expected to total 6.43 million tons and may rise to 6.81 million tons by 2009 if average growth of 1.1% per year can be sustained, according to Information Research (IRL). Throughout much of Western Europe…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
ICI has reported that for the third quarter, its paint unit recorded sales of £587 million, a two percent decline from the same quarter in 2003. Company officials said ICI saw substantial increases in raw material costs. “As in the seco…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Rohm and Haas Company has announced that J. Michael Fitzpatrick, president and COO, has elected to retire from the company. Fitzpatrick has spent his entire professional career with Rohm and Haas. He joined the company in 1975 as a resear…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
ECKART APPOINTS DECELLES TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Eckart America L.P. has appointed Guy Decelles technical director– coatings and plastics. In his new role, Decelles will be in charge of technical service and quality control for Eckart A…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
MICHELMAN NAMES POLETTI CHIEF MARKETING EXECUTIVE Michelman, Inc. has hired Robert Poletti as the company’s new chief marketing executive. Poletti’s responsibilities will include consolidating Michelman’s global marketing…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
VALSPAR APPOINTS CORPORATE OFFICERS Valspar Corp. has appointed Kate Bass, Bern Ouimette and Steve Person corporate vice presidents. Bass has been named vice president information technology and furniture solutions group. She joined the compa…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Bayer MaterialScience AG has developed a soft-feel coated film system that is characterized by excellent surface properties and economical productions. It is based on Bayhydrol and Bayhydur polyurethane coating raw materials, which are used to…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Ross VersaMix is offered with an integrated vacuum system. The vacuum pump and all related components are located within the mixer sheathing, saving space. Vacuum controls and monitoring are easily integrated into the mixer control system. The…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Johnson Polymer will end its global technical and commercial alliance with Essential Industries of Merton, WI at the end of the month. The companies joined forces in April 2001 to leverage their polyurethane chemistry capabilities. The de…  Read More »

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