• ADM begins production of biobased propylene glycol

    May 9, 2011
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced the successful start-up of its biobased propylene glycol facility in Decatur, IL. The facility began start-up operations in late March and is now producing industrial-grade, biobased propylene glycol…

  • Clariant closes Süd-Chemie acquisition

    May 9, 2011
    Clariant has completed the purchase of Süd-Chemie from One Equity Partners and the family shareholders. Clariant will make a public offer to acquire the outstanding shares from Süd-Chemie minority shareholders. The overall transaction value…

  • Buhler acquires stake in Micronisers Australasia

    May 9, 2011
    Buhler Group acquired a strategic stake in the Australia-based company Micronisers Australasia Pty. Ltd. effective April 20, 2011. Buhler therefore strengthens the existing strategic collaboration with Micronisers Australasia Pty. Ltd. in view of pro…

  • Albert von Hebel appointed member of the management team of BYK-Chemie GmbH

    May 9, 2011
    Albert von Hebel has succeeded Gerd Büscher as managing director of BYK-Chemie GmbH. In his new role, he is responsible for the areas of finance, controlling, purchasing, IT, integrated management systems and general administration. von Hebel is…

  • Alexander Serbin named sales manager of Azelis Rus

    May 9, 2011
    Specialty chemicals distributor Azelis is expanding its operations in Russia into the coatings market. Alexander Serbin has been appointed as sales manager dedicated to grow sales in this market, which is estimated to be worth in the region of 1.2 mi…

  • Steven Reinstadtler elected to board of Polyurea Development Association

    May 9, 2011
    Bayer MaterialScience LLC coatings expert Steven Reinstadtler has been elected to the Polyurea Development Association (PDA) board of directors. Reinstadtler, industrial marketing manager, construction for the coatings, adhesives and specialties (CAS…

  • Ray Hurst joins Dowd and Guild

    May 9, 2011
    Ray Hurst has joined Dowd and Guild Inc., representing the company in the Southwest region. He will cover Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. In this new position, he will be responsible for sales as well as recruiting new suppliers for the terr…

  • Eva Müller appointed new member of the management board at BASF Coatings GmbH

    May 9, 2011
    The supervisory board of BASF Coatings GmbH has appointed Eva Müller as managing director of BASF Coatings GmbH, Münster, effective May 1, 2011. Müller is currently vice president corporate communications at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen as…

  • Tracy Baugh joins U.S. Zinc

    May 9, 2011
    U.S. Zinc has named Tracy Baugh executive vice president, commercial with responsibility for global commercial, marketing and sales. Baugh will be based in Houston, Texas/USA. She most recently worked as commercial director for a global leader in spe…

  • Bruce Schimmel named sales manager for Super Materials

    May 9, 2011
    Superior Materials, Inc., Garden City, New York has named Bruce Schimmel sales manager. He brings to Superior his expertise in the handling of national accounts as well as management over expanded territories. Most recently, Schimmel was business dev…

  • DuPont reports strong first quarter 2011

    May 9, 2011
    First quarter 2011 consolidated net sales of $10 billion were 18 percent higher than the prior year, reflecting nine percent higher volume, eight percent higher local prices and a one percent net increase from portfolio changes. First quarter 2011 n…

  • Sherwin-Williams reports first quarter 2011

    May 9, 2011
    The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Compared to the same period in 2010, consolidated net sales increased $290.1 million, or 18.5 percent, to $1.86 billion in the quarter due primar…

  • PPG reports strong first quarter

    May 9, 2011
    PPG Industries reported sales for the first quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of 13 percent versus the prior year’s first quarter. The company posted double-digit percentage sales increases in each major region, and all reporting segmen…

  • AkzoNobel reports a 16 percent gain in Q1 revenue

    May 9, 2011
    Akzo Nobel N.V. reported a 16 percent gain in Q1 revenue compared with the same period in 2010. Group revenue of €3,762 million (Q1 2010: €3,246 million) reflects a seven percent increase in volumes and a four percent positive price effect.…

  • PPG names 2010 Platinum Distributor of the Year

    May 9, 2011
    PPG has named Miller Auto Parts & Supply Company, Inc., as its 2010 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was announced at PPG’s annual Platinum Distributor Conference, February 24 – 27, at Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando,…

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