• 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…

  • PPG to Help Inaugurate Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster

    October 5, 2010
    PPG participated in a ceremony Sept. 27 that celebrated the awarding of $129 million in federal funds to create the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC), a five-year initiative designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the U…

  • AkzoNobel and Forest Stewardship Council Form Landmark Partnership

    October 5, 2010
    AkzoNobel has underlined the im­portance of wood stewardship to its sustainability agenda by signing a landmark agreement with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The agreement makes AkzoNobel the FSC’s first global partner outside of pro…

  • AkzoNobel, Walmart Form Partnership in the U.S.

    October 5, 2010
    AkzoNobel has been selected by Walmart to be the primary paint supplier for the retailer’s U.S. stores. The company will develop and manufacture a portfolio of interior and exterior paints for more than 3,500 Walmart stores nationwide. This agr…

  • DuPont Hosts Color Trend Show 2010 in Japan

    October 5, 2010
    DuPont Shinto Automotive Systems (DSAS), part of the DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) business, recently introduced the latest global color trends in the DuPont Global Color Trend Show 2010. The event was hosted in the DuPont K.K Japan office in Tok…

  • BASF and SPEC MIX Combine Forces Offering High Performance Systems

    October 5, 2010
    The Wall Systems business of BASF Corporation and SPEC MIX, Inc., specializing in factory preblended construction products and silo material delivery systems, have formed a joint marketing agreement. The program enables contractors to combine the adv…

  • Lord Corp’s Krakowski Wins Technology Innovation Award

    October 5, 2010
    Frank Krakowski, Lord Corporation’s senior staff scientist for Materials and Process Development, has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Donald M. Alstadt Technology Innovation Award. Established in 2006 to recognize innovative technologic…

  • Alexseal Yacht Coatings Moves to South Carolina

    October 5, 2010
    Alexseal Yacht Coatings, the paint system manufactured by German-based Mankiewicz Gebr. and Co., moved its U.S. operations from St. Louis to Charleston, SC. Mankiewicz renovated a 24,000 square-foot building, which includes a state-of-the-art lab, pr…

  • Univar Launches New Corporate Website

    October 4, 2010
    Univar has launched a new corporate website.

  • Gaco Western Makes a Number of New Hires

    October 1, 2010
    Gaco Western has appointed Pat Hatem as vice president of operations at is manufacturing facility in Waukesha, WI. Hatem was most recently with JohnsonDiversey where she held numerous manufacturing and material leadership positions throughout her 16…

  • Niraj Agarwal Joins Datacolor

    October 1, 2010
    Datacolor, a provider of color management solutions, has appointed Niraj Agarwal director, new business development. Agarwal joins Datacolor with more than 17 years of experience developing innovative solutions for the color industry. Throughout his…

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