• Red Devil chosen to be featured on “World’s Greatest!...” TV program

    March 15, 2011
    Red Devil Equipment Company, a mixing equipment manufacturer located in Minnesota, MN, was asked to be showcased on the “World’s Greatest!...” TV show. Although initially surprised, the company was excited to be selected and went ah…

  • New company, Schepise Chemical Sales, formed and launches web site

    March 15, 2011
    A new company, Schepise Chemical Sales, LLC, Bristol, PA, has been formed and launched its web site www.SchepiseChemicalSales.com. “Schepise Chemical Sales provides sales services to manufacturers of fine specialty chemicals and bridges the gap…

  • Color Communications, RAL form distribution partnership

    March 15, 2011
    Color Communications, Inc. is now the distributor of RAL products in North America. RAL means precision and standardization of color communication. Color Communications, one of the leading producers of color tools for the decorative, automotive refin…

  • Oxea extends specialty ester capacity; intends to build a new unit

    March 15, 2011
    Oxea has announced a significant capacity expansion for specialty esters to keep up with growing demand. The capacity of the existing ester unit in Oberhausen will be extended by 40 percent, effective second half 2011. Additionally, Oxea has the inte…

  • BASF and Medi-Solve Coatings collaborate

    March 14, 2011
    BASF Future Business GmbH and Medi-Solve Coatings LLC have formed a collaboration in the field of antimicrobial coatings for catheters and other minimally invasive medical devices. This collaboration combines Medi-Solve’s proprietary AquaCoat c…

  • RPM acquires synthetic fiber manufacturer

    March 14, 2011
    Through its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company, RPM International Inc. has acquired PSI Packaging, Inc. (PSI), a producer of micro- and macro-fibers for the ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete market. With headquarters and manufacturing located in…

  • AkzoNobel opens new industrial coatings plant for coil and plastic coatings

    March 14, 2011
    AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co…

  • Helios strengthens operations in Slovenia

    March 14, 2011
    Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i…

  • GMM opens facility in India

    March 14, 2011
    GMM Development Limited has opened a new manufacturing facility located in Ahmedabad, India. The new GMM India facility includes a technical development center, full-scale coatings production area, and offices for administration, sales and finance. T…

  • Keco Coatings opens industrial facility

    March 14, 2011
    Keco Coatings has acquired a second facility for the company’s high‐performance coating operation in Indianapolis, IN. Keco plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013. The new jobs will include engineering, manag…

  • Entropy Resins launches new Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems

    March 11, 2011
    With its Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems, Entropy Resins, a California-based materials company, is enabling a new generation of companies to create environmentally friendly yet high performance composite products. Over the past year, E…

  • Valspar appoints Hendrickson CEO

    March 11, 2011
    The Valspar Corp. has promoted Gary Hendrickson to CEO, succeeding William Mansfield. Valspar has reported that Hendrickson will take over the job on June 1. He currently is president and chief operating officer of the company, positions he has held…

  • AkzoNobel hires top executive for decorative paints business in China

    March 11, 2011
    AkzoNobel has appointed Lin Liangqi as the new managing director, decorative paints for China and North Asia. He was most recently CEO at Philips Lighting Greater China and has held several key roles within the company, which he joined in 1994. Liang…

  • Dr. Bernhard Düttmann to become Lanxess’ CFO

    March 11, 2011
    The supervisory board of Lanxess AG agreed recently to revoke the contract of Matthias Zachert, member of the board of management and CFO, as of March 31, 2011. Zachert had requested the board to do so accordingly. In his current function, he has bee…

  • Gelest makes key appointments

    March 11, 2011
    Gelest, Inc. has appointed Janis Matisons (pictured at left) senior technical manager, who will report to Jerry Larson, vice president R&D. In addition Jonathan Goff has been appointed manager, silicones R&D and Yun Mi Kim has been named tech…

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