• Altana Acquires Aquaprint

    Tim Wright March 22, 2010
    Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH.

  • RadTech UV & EB 2010 Set For Baltimore

    Tim Wright March 17, 2010
    RadTech UV & EB 2010 Technology Expo and Conference will take place May 23-26, 2010 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

  • Valspar reports first quarter results

    March 16, 2010
    The Valspar Corporation reported its results for the first-quarter ended January 29, 2010. First-quarter sales totaled $672.4 million, a 5.1% increase from the same period last year. Adjusted net income per share was 36 cents in 2010 and 20 cents in…

  • PPG Reports Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial Results

    March 16, 2010
    PPG Industries reported sales for the fourth quarter 2009 of $3.1 billion, a decline of two percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Reported net income for the quarter increased to $142 million, or 85 cents per share. Fourth quarter 200…

  • Sherwin-Williams Reports 2009 Year-End Financial Results

    March 16, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. Compared to the same periods last year, consolidated net sales decreased 5.9% to $1.60 billion in the quarter and 11.1% to $7.09 billion in the…

  • Akzonobel reports 2009 financial results

    March 16, 2010
    AkzoNobel announced its 2009 fourth quarter and full-year results. The company reported 2009 revenue of €13.893 million, ten percent below the previous year. For the full year, volumes were down nine percent while revenue dropped seven. Volumes…

  • Jotun Reports Record Results for 2009

    March 16, 2010
    Jotun reported an operating profit of $185 million in 2009 as compared with $152 million for the previous year. Oper­ating income increased from $1.76 billion to $1.89 billion. In liters and kilos, Jotun sold two percent more paint than it did in…

  • Paliocrom Brilliant Orange from BASF

    March 16, 2010
    Paliocrom Brilliant Orange L 2850 is the first of a new generation of effect pigments from BASF. Exceptional brilliance and ultra-high chroma enable the creation of novel designs in the orange to red shade area. This pigment is based on iron-oxide-co…

  • Wacker launches silicone products for sustainable coating applications

    March 16, 2010
    At Interlakokraska 2010, held in Moscow, Russia from March 9-12, the Wacker Group presented new solvent-free silicone resins and silicone resin emulsions for heat-resistant or water-based coatings. One of the products Wacker introduced was Silres IC…

  • Ashland launches new Envirez polyester resin

    March 16, 2010
    Ashland Performance Materials now offers Envirez resin, the industry’s first commercially available unsaturated polyester resin containing renewable materials. The new formulation, Envirez 7241 T-15 resin, is a pre-promoted thixotropic corrosio…

  • Blackmer XLW Pumps for paint and adhesive processing

    March 16, 2010
    Blackmer XLW Series of sliding vane pumps have been designed to handle liquids with suspended particles up to 250 microns and 25% concentration, such as paint, adhesives and inks. XLW Series pumps are designed with hardened ductile iron materials, gi…

  • Ross launches New Model PowerMix Design

    March 16, 2010
    Ross now offers a new design of the PowerMix (planetary disperser) for the mixing of viscous mixtures requiring a combination of slow and high-speed agitation. This new design combines two slow speed planetary stirrers with two conventional high- spe…

  • 350˚F Electric Bench oven from Grieve

    March 16, 2010
    No. 992 is an electrically-heated 350°F  bench oven from Grieve, currently used for heating parts, including those with emissions of flammable solvents. Workspace dimensions are 28” wide x 24” deep x 18” high. 4KW are insta…

  • Arkema completes acquisition of UCAR

    March 16, 2010
    Arkema formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s acrylic monomers and acrylic latex polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America. Following this acquisition, the Clear Lake, TX acrylic monomers production site is being int…

  • Hexion Specialty chemicals to build plant in korea

    March 16, 2010
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals has announced plans to begin construction of a monomer manufacturing plant in Onsan, Korea. The plant, which will produce Cardura monomer, a Versatic acid derivative, will be constructed within an existing manufacturing com…