• Solrac Coatings (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd., becomes IKEAʼs official supplier

    March 15, 2011
    IKEA, the Swedish international home products company and the world’s largest furniture retailer, recently added Solrac Coatings (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd. to its stable of liquid coatings suppliers, of which there are only ten worldwide. Based in the…

  • AkzoNobel becomes a full technology partner of McLaren Group

    March 15, 2011
    AkzoNobel has become a full technology partner to the McLaren Group after expanding and extending the current relationship with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The announcement of the deal coincided with the launch in Berlin of the new MP4-26 Formula 1 ca…

  • MingYang Wind Power Group names PPG “Best Supplier”

    March 15, 2011
    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Co., Ltd. (Mingyang Wind Power Group), named PPG Industries “Best Supplier” during its Annual Supplier Conference, recognizing the high quality of PPG’s coatings products, customer service and techni…

  • New Solutions for Color Coating Tablets

    March 15, 2011
    BASF and X-rite have launched an innovative solution for the color coating of tablets. The collaboration provides a smart color management offering for pharmaceutical formulators to measure and calibrate colors efficiently, and produce high quality f…

  • PPG PMC announces global price increases

    March 15, 2011
    PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business is raising prices globally, as permissible by contract. “As economies recover from the global recession, prices for basic commodities such as copper are increasing at alarming…

  • Henkel to raise prices for industrial adhesives

    March 15, 2011
    Against the background of rising raw material costs, and with immediate effect, Henkel is implementing a price increase for certain product groups of its industrial adhesives. Increase amounts will vary based on market segment and technology. On aver…

  • Hamamatsu introduces the new LC-L5 UV-LED light source for UV curing

    March 15, 2011
    Hamamatsu Corporation has introduced the LC-L5 (L11403 series), the latest addition to its Lightningcure series of UV spot light sources. Its characteristics make the LC-L5 an excellent solution for curing materials such as UV curing adhesives and co…

  • Cytec launches Resydrol AY6705 waterborne acrylic resin for wood coatings

    March 15, 2011
    The new generation of Resydrol AY6705 waterborne acrylic modified alkyd resin formulated by Cytec Industries Inc. extends durability with its penetration for timber substrates, making it a good choice for feeding and protecting exterior woo…

  • Elementis introduces Tint-AYD AQ Colorants for European industrial coatings markets

    March 15, 2011
    Elementis Specialties has introduced the new Tint-AYD AQ Colorants and Tinting System for the European decorative and aqueous industrial coatings markets. This new colorant system is available either as ready-made colorants or as discrete components…

  • Albodur 955 VP: A new 100% polyol

    March 15, 2011
    Alberdingk Boley has expanded the Albodur product line of 100 percent PU-Polyols based on renewable resources with the new Albodur 955 VP. This binder is particularly designed for cross-linking with aliphatic polyisocyanates. Application areas are in…

  • Protex International launches Synthro-Pon S 596 and 602

    March 15, 2011
    French company Protex International has introduced Synthro-Pon S 596 and S 602, new polymeric wetting and dispersing agents for pigments in high quality solventborne coatings. Both are produced at the Synthron plant in Loire, France. Synthro-Pon S 59…

  • Baltimore Innovations launches new Supasil powders

    March 15, 2011
    Baltimore Innovations has expanded its range of rheological additives with the launch of its Supasil powders. The new fumed silica powders are designed to thicken products, which have low viscosity. However, they are extremely versatile, and can also…

  • Union Process builds its first C-20 Continuous Attritor

    March 15, 2011
    The C series Continuous Attritor uses one-eighth to three-eighth inch grinding media. The C-20 Attritor is designed for applications that require continuous production of large quantities of material. It is a low maintenance, high efficiency mill des…

  • Konica Minolta Sensing launches FD-Series Spectrodensitometers

    March 15, 2011
    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA) has launched in the U.S. its new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers for the digital imaging market. The new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers will come in two models—the FD-5 and FD-7. Both will be lightwei…

  • AkzoNobel’s powder prices surge in Europe

    March 15, 2011
    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Europe West will increase prices between 8.5 and 19 percent. This rise is in response to continued shortages in raw material supplies and the associated increase in raw material costs. Gordon MacLeman, managing director of P…

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