• Ashland launches new Envirez polyester resin

    March 16, 2010
    || Ashland Performance Materials now offers Envirez resin, the industry’s first commercially available unsaturated polyester resin containing renewable materials. The new formulation, Envirez 7241 T-15 resin, is a pre-promoted thixotropic corrosio…

  • Blackmer XLW Pumps for paint and adhesive processing

    March 16, 2010
    || Blackmer XLW Series of sliding vane pumps have been designed to handle liquids with suspended particles up to 250 microns and 25% concentration, such as paint, adhesives and inks. XLW Series pumps are designed with hardened ductile iron materials, gi…

  • Ross launches New Model PowerMix Design

    March 16, 2010
    || Ross now offers a new design of the PowerMix (planetary disperser) for the mixing of viscous mixtures requiring a combination of slow and high-speed agitation. This new design combines two slow speed planetary stirrers with two conventional high- spe…

  • 350˚F Electric Bench oven from Grieve

    March 16, 2010
    || No. 992 is an electrically-heated 350°F  bench oven from Grieve, currently used for heating parts, including those with emissions of flammable solvents. Workspace dimensions are 28” wide x 24” deep x 18” high. 4KW are insta…

  • Arkema completes acquisition of UCAR

    March 16, 2010
    || Arkema formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s acrylic monomers and acrylic latex polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America. Following this acquisition, the Clear Lake, TX acrylic monomers production site is being int…

  • Hexion Specialty chemicals to build plant in korea

    March 16, 2010
    || Hexion Specialty Chemicals has announced plans to begin construction of a monomer manufacturing plant in Onsan, Korea. The plant, which will produce Cardura monomer, a Versatic acid derivative, will be constructed within an existing manufacturing com…

  • DSM inaugurates new resins plant in Germany

    March 16, 2010
    || Royal DSM N.V. has opened a new plant for the production of wet polyesters and other specialty resins in Meppen, Germany. The new €15 million plant was built at the existing site of DSM NeoResins+ in Meppen. The plant allows for further expansio…

  • Steel Tank Institute names Sherwin-Williams Euronavy ES301 product of the year

    March 16, 2010
    || Sherwin-Williams’ Euronavy ES301 has been named the 2009 Product of the Year by the Steel Tank Institute. “Sherwin-Williams is extremely pleased to receive this award for an application of one of our most innovative and versatile coatings…

  • North Dakota State University and Triton Systems Partner on Coatings Research

    March 16, 2010
    || North Dakota State University, Fargo and Triton Systems, Inc., a Massachusetts-based materials products company, have announced a research partnership and Triton’s plan to establish a new facility in the NDSU Research and Technology Park. The c…

  • Triple awards success for AkzoNobel

    March 16, 2010
    || AkzoNobel was one of the big winners at the inaugural Transform Awards, the UK’s only dedicated celebration of rebranding, brand transformation and reputational change. Established by Communicate magazine, the honors were judged by a panel of i…

  • DSM and Novomer to develop c02-based resin

    March 16, 2010
    || Royal DSM N.V. and Novomer Inc., based in Waltham, MA have signed an agreement to jointly develop a revolutionary coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material.      This development agreement follows a cooperation agree…

  • Consulting firm KN&G publishes Additives report

    March 16, 2010
    || According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of the value and inks the r…

  • Arch Chemicals and Syngenta Develop New Dry-film Fungicides

    March 16, 2010
    || Arch Chemicals, Inc. will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paints, coatings and other building products.  Sporgard technology, an advanced mold solution developed by Syngenta, has ga…

  • Skoda Dealerships in Ukraine Select Glasurit

    March 16, 2010
    || Skoda dealerships in Ukraine formed an agreement to use Glasurit brand paint materials and application processes from BASF Coatings for automotive refinishing in their bodyshops. Top Lac Ukraine GmbH, a Glasurit importer in Ukraine, signed an agreeme…

  • Brenntag Acquires French chemical distributor Metausel

    March 16, 2010
    || Brenntag has announced the acquisition of the chemical distribution assets of Metausel, headquartered in Strasbourg, France. Metausel distributes mainly industrial chemicals into various industries such as painting and constructions, food, pharmaceut…