• Markets & Markets Releases Report on Electrocoating Market

    August 13, 2015
    || A new report from Markets & Markets, “Electrocoating (E-Coat) Market by Type (Cathodic Epoxy, Cathodic Acrylic, Anodic), by Application (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Automotive Parts & Accessories, Heavy Duty Equipment, Applianc…

  • Lubrizol Enhances Singapore Innovation Center

    August 13, 2015
    || The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business has announced new lab capabilities at its Innovation Center in Singapore. The Innovation Center - a $5.5 million investment between Lubrizol's Performance Coatings and Personal and H…

  • BASF: Honeycomb on the Car Roof

    August 12, 2015
    || With the polyurethane foam system Elastoflex E from BASF it is possible for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part featuring a honeycomb sandwich structure with a class-A film. The roof module in the standard model of the new smart fortw…

  • Center for Polyurethanes Industry Announces Finalists for Innovation Award

    August 12, 2015
    || The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has announced the finalists for the 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award, selecting innovations created by Dow Chemical, Honeywell and Novomer. Since its inception in 2005, the Polyurethane Innovation…

  • Wacker Reports Lower Energy Consumption in its Sustainability Report

    August 12, 2015
    || Wacker Chemie AG published its new Sustainability Report for 2013-2014. The facts and figures given in the report underscore that WACKER has made further progress in many areas that are of importance to sustainable business management. For example, t…

  • Brenntag Expands its Business by Acquiring Majority Stake in Trychem

    August 12, 2015
    || Brenntag, one of the global market leaders in chemical distributions, enters into a joint cooperation with 51% ownership in chemical distributor Trychem FZC, Dubai, United Arabic Emirates (UAE). Trychem is active in the distribution of solvents se…

  • LANXESS Raises 2015 Guidance After Completing a Strong Second Quarter

    August 12, 2015
    || Following a strong second quarter, specialty chemicals company LANXESS raised its guidance for the full year 2015. The company now expects to achieve EBITDA pre exceptionals within a corridor of EUR 840 million and EUR 880 million. It had previously…

  • Merris Puts a New Spin on Paint Mixing

    August 12, 2015
    || The Spinmix 550 is the latest in a series of highly-regarded commercial paint-mixers from Merris engineering who, over the past 45 years, have established a solid reputation in the construction of paint mixing and dispensing equipment. The user-frien…

  • QCP to be Acquired by GAF

    August 12, 2015
    || GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Quest Construction Products (QCP), a division of Quest Specialty Chemicals. The transaction, expected to close as soon as practical subject to customary closing conditions,…

  • NSF Funds Research for Development of Atomically Thin Coatings

    August 12, 2015
    || The study and development of atomically thin coatings will be the focus of a one of a kind National Science Foundation funded university/industry center. Led by Penn State, in collaboration with Rice University in Houston, the Industry/University…

  • BASF Opens Resin and Electrocoat Plant for Coatings in China

    August 12, 2015
    || BASF inaugurated its new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai. In line with BASF’s approach to stay close to customers worldwide, this new plant will further strengthen BASF’s local manufac…

  • Axalta Prices Secondary Offering

    August 12, 2015
    || Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has priced a secondary offering of 30,000,000 of its common shares at $29.75 per share. All of the shares are being offered by certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group (the “selling shareholders”). The selling s…

  • Manufacturing Day Producers Partner with Canada's Manufacturing Month Organizers

    August 11, 2015
    || The co-producers of Manufacturing Day has announced a collaboration with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) to expand the annual celebration of manufacturing across North America. CME declared October as Manufacturing Month in Canada…

  • CCAI's Finishing Pavilion & Conference Features Largest Show Floor Yet

    August 11, 2015
    || Three months before the show opens, CCAI has sold out its Fabtech Finishing Pavilion with more than 210 exhibiting companies and is now offering space in exhibit Hall C in addition to our 50,000 square foot pavilion in the South Hall. This will be th…

  • PPG Foundation Donates $103,000 to University of Pittsburgh

    August 11, 2015
    ||  The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $103,000 to the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) for programs in its engineering school and chemistry department. The funding supports PPG Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows in the Swanson School of E…