• Henkel Develops Ablestik WBC-8901UV

    October 5, 2010
    Recognized for its ease of use and cost-effectiveness with die attach processes for leadframe packages, Henkel has extended its Wafer Backside Coating (WBC) portfolio to also include a solution for stacked die packages. Ablestik WBC-8901UV has been d…

  • BASF Coatings Spa Sells Production Site in Burago Molgora to Alcea Industries

    October 5, 2010
    BASF Coatings Spa has sold its Italian production site in Burago Molgora for the manufacturing of industrial coatings to Alcea Industries Srl, effective October 1, 2010. In addition to the manufacturing facility for liquid paint in Burago Molgora, th…

  • Teknos and Oliva Merge in Poland

    October 5, 2010
    Teknos and Oliva have signed an agreement to merge together and become one of the leading players in the Polish metal paint market. According to the agreement the new company will operate under Teknos-Oliva name and brand. This deal is expected to cl…

  • Sto Corp. Expands in South America With New Operations in Chile

    October 5, 2010
    Sto Corp. is set to begin operations in Santiago, Chile to support an expanding market in the region. Sto Corp. has been working in partnership with a group in Santiago since 2006 and has now completed an acquisition of manufacturing and marketing op…

  • MesoCoat’s Nanocomposite Cermet Coatings Selected as a Top Technology

    October 5, 2010
    MesoCoat Inc.’s PComP nanocomposite cermet coatings have been identified and selected as a breakthrough nanotechnology of potential benefit to the oil and gas exploration and production industry by EPNanoNet. MesoCoat Inc.’s CEO, Andrew S…

  • Modern Masters E-Commerce Site Offers Convenience Plus Local Service

    October 5, 2010
    Modern Masters, a manufacturer of high-end specialty paints and decorative finishes, has launched an innovative retail integrated e-commerce site designed to offer the convenience of shopping online with the benefits of quality local service and supp…

  • PPG Coatings and Glass Used in Five of AIA’s Top Ten Green Building Projects

    October 5, 2010
    The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has named its top ten green building projects for 2010 and at least five of them feature environmentally advanced glass or coatings made by PPG Industries. The curt…

  • Colorcon Opens Technical Service Laboratory in Turkey

    October 5, 2010
    Colorcon, Ltd. has opened a new technical service laboratory in Turkey. Located in Atasehir, the southern area of Istanbul, the new laboratory contains fully equipped processing suites for laboratory-scale immediate and modified release film coating…

  • PPG’s Niekamp Named Among 100 Leading Women in NA Auto Industry

    October 5, 2010
    PPG’s senior vice president of automotive coatings, Cynthia Niekamp, has been named by Automotive News magazine among the 100 leading women in the North American Auto Industry. “Cindy joined PPG just last year, but she has already led our…

  • AkzoNobel Appoints New Head of Marketing

    October 5, 2010
    AkzoNobel has appointed Sucheta Govil as the new global head of marketing for the company’s decorative paints business. Based in Slough, UK, she will officially take up the position on January 1. Govil joins AkzoNobel from PepsiCo, where her la…

  • Tata Motors, Mahindra & Honda Motorcycle Recognize BASF as Best Supplier

    October 5, 2010
    BASF Coatings in India has received three supplier awards from Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). BASF received the Best Supplier Award for its performance in the paints category for the year 2009 from…

  • Arch Chemicals Elects Two Executive Vice Presidents

    October 5, 2010
    Arch Chemicals has elected Joe Shaulson and Luis Fernandez-Moreno executive vice presidents. Shaulson, who previously served as senior vice president, wood protection and personal care ingredients at Arch, will have responsibility as executive vice p…

  • Valspar Closes $142 Million Deal for Wattyl

    October 5, 2010
    Valspar closed its $142 million acquisition of Australian paint manufacturer Wattyl Ltd. Valspar announced the deal in June as part of a broader expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Wattyl, which brought in revenue of about $380 million last year, d…

  • Hall Technologies Hires Technical Sales Representative

    October 5, 2010
    Richard Keeler has joined Hall Technologies Inc. as a technical sales representative. Keeler is based in the company’s Houston sales office. In his new position he is responsible for sales and service to customers in southern Texas and Louisian…

  • ASTM Approves Standard for Zirconium Treatment

    October 5, 2010
    Zirconium is used as an anti-corrosive finishing/surface treatment on metal substrates. If the coating of zirconium is too thin, then the sought-for metal property will not be achieved. Similarly, applying too thick a coat means that treatment materi…

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