• 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,…

  • Great Wall Motor recommends BASF Coatings’ automotive refinish products

    May 9, 2011
    Great Wall Motor Company Limited and BASF Coatings have signed a new cooperation agreement. BASF Coatings has been tested and approved as an authorized supplier for refinishing products in the foreign markets of Great Wall Motor. In addition to the d…

  • Dow Corning offers improved water resistance for decorative coatings

    May 9, 2011
    Formulators of waterborne and solvent-based exterior architectural coatings can now develop paints with improved water resistance using only low levels of new silicone-based materials from Dow Corning. Dow Corning 87 Additive and Dow Corning 88 Addit…

  • Evonik launches surfactant for waterborne coatings

    May 9, 2011
    Evonik Goldschmidt Corp. has introduced Tego Twin 4100, a multi-functional, high surface activity surfactant that delivers long-term foam stabilization, compatibility with sensitive resins, and improves flow and leveling. The reduction in surface ten…

  • Rutgers offers Novares LR 600 reactive modifier for high performance epoxy coatings

    May 9, 2011
    Rutgers has launched a new aromatic modifier, Novares LR 600, which was developed to improve technical and protective properties of epoxy-based systems. Novares LR 600 is reactive and is chemically built into the epoxy network. Due to the chemical bo…

  • SunGEM effect pigments expanded for use in the automotive industry

    May 9, 2011
    Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has introduced weather resistant grades to its SunGEM pearlescent effect pigment line, making this latest extension of the product range applicable to the automotive industry and other exterior coatings formulations.…

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