• Gold Supplier Award for AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings

    May 12, 2009
    || Gold Supplier Award for AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has been accredited as a Gold Supplier by the Czech Republic’s largest aerospace manufacturer AERO Vodochody a.s. AERO Vodochody works closely with leading aerosp…

  • PPG unveils latest wood flooring color trends, technologies

    May 12, 2009
    || PPG unveils latest wood flooring color trends, technologies PPG recently introduced its latest wood flooring color trends and technologies to more than 100 flooring manufacturers and buyers during a seminar in Shanghai. Tom Irwin, business director o…

  • Tremco acquires Canam Building Envelope Specialists

    May 12, 2009
    || Tremco acquires Canam Building Envelope Specialists RPM’s subsidiary, Tremco Incorporated, has acquired Canam Building Envelope Specialists Inc. (Canam), including its Zerodraft weatherproofing division. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada an…

  • Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings announces changes in Spain

    May 12, 2009
    || Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings announces changes in Spain Rohm and Haas announced plans to exit its current powder coating production site at Castellón, Spain and build a new and smaller facility in the same area. This transition will occur thr…

  • Sikkens Becomes Partner

    May 12, 2009
    || Sikkens Becomes Partner Of This Old House Venture Sikkens Wood Finishes, manufactured by AkzoNobel Paints, has become a Preferred Product for use in The Bensonwood This Old House Collection of energy-efficient homes. This Preferred Partner status wi…

  • H.B. Fuller acquires

    May 12, 2009
    || H.B. Fuller acquires Nordic Adhesives Technology H.B. Fuller has acquired Nordic Adhesives Technology, a developer and manufacturer of polyurethane flexible packaging laminating adhesives based in Buxtehude, Germany. Nordic’s laminating adhesi…

  • Biocoat, Agion form agreement

    May 12, 2009
    || Biocoat, Agion form agreement Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious HYDAK hydrophilic coatings, and Agion Technologies, a supplier of natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, announced a co-marketing agreement to develop and promote a coatings prod…

  • Tikkurila to layoff

    May 12, 2009
    || Tikkurila to layoff 163 at Vantaa site The conclusion of Tikkurila’s co-determination negotiations in Finland…

  • Dow completes Rohm and Haas

    May 12, 2009
    || The Dow Chemical Company has completed its acquisition of Rohm and Haas. The deal will create a $14 billion diversified business portfolio, which will be called Dow’s Advanced Materials division. The division is intended to achieve $3 billion i…

  • Merck to cut back on

    May 12, 2009
    || Merck to cut back on pigment production German-based Merck KGaA is set to cut back on pigment production in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China. The company said it would put approximately 500 German pigment workers on shorter hours but didn’t…

  • SSCT Holds Annual Meeting

    May 12, 2009
    || SSCT Holds Annual Meeting and Technology conference The 73rd Annual Meeting and Technology Conference of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), was held at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia on Marc…

  • Altana acquires additives

    May 12, 2009
    || Altana acquires additives business of DyStar group The specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt-based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sal…

  • BASF Executives to Take

    May 12, 2009
    || BASF Executives to Take Over Ciba CEO and CFO Roles The board of directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz from BASF as the new CEO of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue with his responsibilities for the…

  • Munzing sells leather business

    May 12, 2009
    || Münzing sells leather business Münzing has sold its leather business to Zschimmer & Schwarz in Heilbronn, Germany. The transaction was effective on March 31st, 2009 and includes the transfer of Münzing’s complete line of leat…

  • LyondellBasell to Reduce

    May 12, 2009
    || LyondellBasell to Reduce LDPE Production in France LyondellBasell Industries announced a project to cease the production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) at Fos-sur-Mer, France. The unit has been partially idled since March and the company has sta…

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