• Henkel's Sales down 19%

    April 14, 2009
    || Henkel’s Sales down 19% The start of 2009 saw the challenging world economic situation continue and this was reflected in Henkel’s business performance. The company’s Adhesive Technologies business sector has been affected by the w…

  • AkzoNobel wins paint contract for Dutch rebranding project

    April 14, 2009
    || AkzoNobel wins paint contract for Dutch rebranding project AkzoNobel’s car refinishes business has been chosen to supply paint systems for the rebranding of Essent Network, the distribution arm of Dutch energy supplier Essent (now operating und…

  • Sherwin-Williams' Sales

    April 14, 2009
    || Sherwin-Williams’ Sales Drop 13% in first Quarter Sherwin-Williams’ first quarter sales dropped 13% to $1.551 billion over last year’s first quarter due to weak paint sales. Sales in the paint stores group of $898.4 million in the…

  • Penske Racing uses Envirobase High Performance coatings

    April 14, 2009
    || Penske Racing uses Envirobase High Performance coatings PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the team’s racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings sys…

  • PPG's 1Q Sales drop 30%

    April 14, 2009
    || PPG’s 1Q Sales drop 30% PPG has reported $2.8 billion sales for the first quarter, a decline of 30%, or $111 million, versus last year’s first quarter. Income for the quarter was $32 million. First quarter 2008 sales were $4 billion and i…

  • Asian Adhesives & Sealants

    April 14, 2009
    || Asian Adhesives & Sealants According to the consulting firm Kus­umgar, Nerlfi & Growney, formulated adhesive and sealant consumption in Asia was 7.5 billion pounds in 2008 and worth $8.5 billion. Growth in the region was strong in the fir…

  • IFDA Washington Chapter

    April 14, 2009
    || IFDA Washington Chapter Honors Benjamin Moore Benjamin Moore Paints was honored by the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Washington Chapter, receiving the organization’s 2008 Capital Award. Presented at the IFDA’s N…

  • Oakland University Launches new Nanotech Institute

    April 14, 2009
    || Oakland University Launches new Nanotech Institute The new NanoTech Research & De­velopment Institute on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI, has been launched and is expected to become a state, national and world leader in nano…

  • AkzoNobel, ChemPoint.com

    April 14, 2009
    || AkzoNobel, ChemPoint.com join forces in North America AkzoNobel has chosen e-distributor ChemPoint.com as their North American supplier of its Interpon powder coatings products and services. These encompass stocking colors for industrial and archit…

  • BASF expands in Middle East

    April 14, 2009
    || BASF expands in Middle East Through the Glaurit brand of auto refinishes, BASF has expanded its presence in the Middle East. The coatings firm recently opened two paint and body shops in the Sultanate of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. One of the two…

  • Dow introduces Ecosurf EH surfactant

    April 14, 2009
    || The Dow Chemical Company has added three new surfactants to the Ecosurf brand of surfactants. Ecosurf EH-3, 6 and 9 surfactants are a new generation of high performance, readily biodegradable surfactants. They are designed for use in paint and coatin…

  • PPG to cut 2,500 jobs

    April 14, 2009
    || PPG to cut 2,500 jobs in restructuring PPG said it will cut 2,500 jobs in a restructuring plan aimed at saving $140 million annually. The plan is expected to cost the company approximately $160 million in cash, it said. A further charge of up to $50…

  • Sartomer offers three

    April 14, 2009
    || Sartomer offers three polyester acrylate oligomers Sartomer Company has introduced CN2261LV, CN2264 and CN2282 acrylate oligomers with good cure rates and abrasion resistance. CN2261LV was developed for UV-curable wood coating applications, where ha…

  • Akzonobel qualified by

    April 14, 2009
    || Akzonobel qualified by chinese aircraft manufacturer China’s largest aircraft manufacturer, Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC), has qualified two new products from Akzo­Nobel Aerospace Coatings. The Eclipse range of polyurethane topcoats, alo…

  • vertec biosolvents

    April 14, 2009
    || vertec biosolvents introduces ELSOL Vertec Biosolvents, Inc., a manufacturer of custom blends of biosolvents based primarily on ethyl lactate, fatty acid methyl esters, d-limonene and ethanol, has introduced the Elsol product line. Elsol is a line o…

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