• Perstorp to increase Aliphatic Isocyanates Production capacity in China

    January 11, 2010
    || Perstorp plans to increase its production of aliphatic polyisocyanates in response to growing market demand in Asia. The company will commence implementation of a new production structure in China in 2012. Upon completion, production capacity should…

  • BASF to sell surfactants manufacturing site to Clear Lake Chemicals

    January 11, 2010
    || BASF has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its surfactants manufacturing site in Clear Lake, TX, in an asset sale to Clear Lake Chemicals LLC (CLC) of Pasadena, TX. CLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf Bayport Chemicals LP. Completion…

  • Sun Chemical Issues First Report on Sustainability

    January 11, 2010
    || Sun Chemical released its first sustainability report which provides data-driven performance measurement for seven key sustainability metrics to help customers and consumers understand the company’s environmental impact. The first of its kind r…

  • Positive Results Recorded with Volumetrix paint dispenser at Daimler

    January 11, 2010
    || Four-year results with a Volumetrix Fluid Dispense system at Freightliner truck plants in Cleveland, OH and Mt. Holly, NC indicate both significant reductions in repaints as well as a reduction in color-match issues at those plants. Mike Darminin, se…

  • Spies Hecker launches new clear coat

    January 11, 2010
    || Under its Spies Hecker automotive refinish business, DuPont has introduced Permacron MS Express Clear Coat 8046. The new product is a robust and versatile clear coat specifically designed to operate under a variety of working conditions.  It del…

  • R-M's Profiller Primer Now Available in Black

    January 11, 2010
    || BASF’s automotive refinish brand, R-M, has expanded its greyshade primer portfolio to include Profiller Black, a VOC compliant two component poly­urethane primer. Profiller Black can be used in conjunction with Profiller Grey to achieve a r…

  • PPG Launches Aquacron for Light Industrial Coatings

    January 11, 2010
    || PPG Commercial Coatings has launched the Aquacron water-based product platform for light industrial applications. This environmentally friendly product line includes a strong mix of primer and topcoat technologies designed to fit the highly varied li…

  • Sherwin-Williams launches Euronavy ES301

    January 11, 2010
    || Sherwin-Williams has introduced Euro­navy ES301, a solvent-free anticorrosive epoxy designed for application over marginally prepared surfaces. Sherwin-Williams acquired Euronavy in December 2008. The product can be applied with no dew point rest…

  • Interlux Introduces New Varnish Products

    January 11, 2010
    || International Paint has introduced three new products into its Interlux varnish and wood treatment range for boats—Perfection Plus, Schooner Gold and Compass. Perfection Plus is a clear, two-part polyurethane with prolonged chemical and abrasio…

  • Surfacer, Color System added to Sher-Wood Kem Aqua Plus Line

    January 11, 2010
    || Sherwin-Williams has added a Surfacer and Color System to its Sher-wood Kem Aqua Plus offerings, which initially included only a Clear variety. With the introduction of these latest finishes, Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings now offers a complete w…

  • Caddy Armour protects steel fasteners

    January 11, 2010
    || Erico has introduced Caddy Armour,  a new corrosion protection system for steel parts that is UL Recognized and RoHS compliant. Caddy Armour is a chrome-free, bi-metallic corrosion protection coating system that combines an inorganic basecoat fo…

  • Advanced Polymer Introduces API-221F Protectant for Composite Wood Decking

    January 11, 2010
    || Advanced Polymer, Inc. has introduced API-221F, a one component, water-based polymer/oligomer dispersion designed to protect the appearance and surface aesthetics of composite wood decking. API-221F will crosslink at ambient temperature to form a top…

  • PPG appoints Kenny VP, corporate marketing

    January 11, 2010
    || PPG Industries has appointed Patrick J. Kenny vice president, corporate marketing. He will continue to be based at the company’s global headquarters and will report directly to J. Rich Alexander, PPG senior vice president, performance coatings.…

  • Masco appoints Brown Chief Procurement Officer and VP Supply Chain

    January 11, 2010
    || Masco Corp. has appointed David F. Brown as chief procurement officer and vice president—supply chain. In his new position, Brown will be responsible for setting the overall supply chain strategy and procurement policy for Masco’s global…

  • Nordson Promotes Pembroke to President EFD Operation

    January 11, 2010
    || Nordson Corporation has promoted Jeff Pembroke to president of its Nordson EFD operation. Pembroke succeeds Peter Lambert, who had served as president of Nordson EFD (engineered fluid dispensing) since 2005 and was recently elected senior vice presid…