• Glasurit Opens Refinish Competence Center in France

    March 16, 2010
    Glasurit, a BASF Coatings paint brand, recently opened its first Refinish Competence Centre (RCC) for automotive refinish products in France in the city of Montataire. In the future, Glasurit will train nearly 400 customers and trainers at the new ce…

  • CADDY ARMOUR Corrosion Protection Coating System

    March 16, 2010
    Erico has launched Caddy Armour, a new corrosion protection system for steel parts that is UL Recognized and RoHS compliant. Caddy Armour is a chrome-free, bi-metallic corrosion protection coating system that combines an inorganic basecoat for sacrif…

  • Ecology Coatings Bio-Based Technology in UV-Curable Coatings

    March 16, 2010
    Ecology Coatings has developed bio-based materials for use in a new family of EcoQuik UV-curable coatings. Products incorporating bio-based additives are being used in commercial development applications that exhibit enhanced curing speed, pigment co…

  • Glasurit Develops new Bus clear system

    March 16, 2010
    Glasurit has developed a special-purpose bus clear system. The new system consists of Glasurit 924-168 HS Bus Clear plus the 352-168 Reducer – together, these two products ensure even greater gloss and purity.      The products…

  • Global Paint Additives Market to Exceed $6.0 Billion by 2015

    March 16, 2010
    Paint additives are substances that are added to paint formulations to enhance the characteristics of the paint. Integration of additives to paint formulation enables the paint to stick better, limits the growth of mildew and improves the smell and a…

  • ICI Paints AkzoNobel takes PPG to court

    March 16, 2010
     Paint manufacturer ICI Paints Akzo­Nobel has launched legal proceedings against PPG Architectural Coatings Limited following Johnstone’s Paints ongoing ‘No. 1’ advertising campaign. The campaign, which draws direct compari…

  • Parker named president of Shamrock

    March 16, 2010
    Shamrock Technologies has named Steven M. Parker president and chief operating officer. William B. Neuberg will remain chairman and chief executive officer. Parker, a 30-year veteran of the ad­vanced materials industries has held key executive po…

  • Eliokem appoints Barthelmes CEO

    March 16, 2010
    Patrice Barthelmes has been appointed CEO of Eliokem. He previously served as vice president and director for the packaging and building materials division of Rohm and Haas from  1999 until its buyout by Dow Chemical in 2009, where he was app&sh…

  • PPG Appoints Benckart GM, Automotive Refinish USCA

    March 16, 2010
    PPG Industries has appointed Gregory Benckart general manager, automotive refinish USCA, with responsibility for PPG’s automotive refinish business in North America. Benckart is currently general manager, sales and marketing North America, auto…

  • Schuller Named GM, North America for Dow Coating Materials

    March 16, 2010
    Joan A. Schuller has been named general manager for the North American region of Dow Coating Materials, the global architectural and industrial coatings business of The Dow Chemical Company. In her role, Schuller is responsible for setting the busine…

  • ASTM Elects Representative to board of directions

    March 16, 2010
    The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) has elected Ken Yarosh, global service line manager for the specialty chemicals business of Dow Corning, to serve as vice chairman of the 2010 International  board of directors. During his two-ye…

  • PPG Sales manager Yarnell Elected to NATM Board

    March 16, 2010
    Ron Yarnell, OEM sales manager for PPG Industries’ commercial coatings group, has been elected to a 2010-2013 term on the board of directors of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). Yarnell has worked for PPG for more than 2…

  • Polman Elected to Dow Board of Directors

    March 16, 2010
    Dow has elected Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V., to its board of directors. Polman brings to Dow an understanding of both the chemical and related downstream consumer products industries. Prior to heading Unilever, Polman was a top…

  • Bayer MaterialScience AG Invests in High-tech Products for Medical Technology

    Tim Wright March 16, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology.

  • Custom-Bilt Metals Joins PPG Certified Metal Panel Program

    Tim Wright March 15, 2010
    Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, CA, has joined its PPG's Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP).