• Buhler acquires Draiswerke

    February 11, 2011
    The Buhler Technology Group recently acquired the U.S.-based Draiswerke, Inc. The company generated sales of approximately $5 million last year and will be integrated in the Buhler grinding and dispersion business unit, which offers solutions for man…

  • Arkema increases Kynar PVDF fluorinated polymer capacity in China

    February 11, 2011
    In 2007 Arkema announced the construction of a Kynar PVDF fluorinated polymer production plant on its Changshu site in China, scheduled to come on stream in March 2011. Arkema has now decided to speed up the development of this plant, and announced a…

  • Chemark names Reggie Horne VP, industrial coatings and chemicals

    February 9, 2011
    The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc. of Southern Pines, NC has appointed Reggie Horne as vice president, industrial coatings and chemicals. Chemark , a globally recognized management consulting company focusing narrowly on all aspects of the coatings,…

  • Aceto Corp. names new VP human resources

    February 9, 2011
    Aceto Corp. has named Charles Alaimo vice president, human resources, responsible for the coordination of all of Aceto’s human resources activities globally. Most recently, Alaimo served as director, global human resources for Colby Electronics…

  • Michelman appoints new chemical specialties R&D manager

    February 9, 2011
    Michelman has hired Michael Kramer as its chemical specialties R&D manager. Kramer will be based at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, OH and will be responsible for the global chemical specialties R&D activities, including proje…

  • DKSH appoints new head for global specialty chemicals

    February 9, 2011
    DKSH’s performance materials business unit has appointed Natale Capri global head of its business line specialty chemicals industry. Capri brings more than 15 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry. Capri started his career at…

  • Deeks makes additions to company

    February 9, 2011
    Deeks and Company, Inc., a chemical and container distributor based in the southeast U.S., has hired Dennis R. James as an account executive responsible for eastern GA and SC. In his new position James brings many years of experience in the chemical…

  • Nuplex Resins appoints John Willhite as technical manager, industrial markets

    February 9, 2011
    Nuplex Resins has appointed John A. Willhite as technical manager, industrial markets, effective November 29, 2010. In this role, Willhite will lead and manage all activities of the Applications and Technical Service Laboratory related to the industr…

  • Pilarz named 2011 ASTM International chairman

    February 9, 2011
    Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety has been elected chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest and diverse standards developing organizations. Pilarz, who…

  • AkzoNobel expands in India

    February 9, 2011
    Oopens industrial coatings plant for coil and plastic coatings.

  • Helios strengthens operations in Slovenia

    February 9, 2011
    Establishes new car refinishing and metal coatings centers in Slovenia.

  • GMM opens facility in India

    February 9, 2011
    Will serve nonstick and industrial coatings markets.

  • Keco Coatings opens industrial facility

    February 9, 2011
    Second industrial facility in Indianapolis will launch the Kephos process.

  • New KILZ Pro-X for professionals

    February 8, 2011
    Masterchem Industries, manufacturer of architectural coatings including its flagship KILZ brand products, has introduced KILZ Pro-X Interior Latex Paint, the company’s newest product line specially engineered for painting and wall covering cont…

  • Jotun launches Jotafloor PU Universal

    February 8, 2011
    Jotun Paints has launched Jotafloor PU Universal, a new line, which is being made available to GCC / Middle East countries including UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt and KSA. Available in six different colors, the Jotafloor PU Universal range…