• SprayMax Introduces

    April 14, 2009
    || SprayMax Introduces Floor Coating SprayMax Industrial Coatings of Jacksonville, FL has introduced DeckraTex Spray Non Skid Floor Coating after seven years of testing. DeckraTex is an aliphatic polyurea that has been pre-reacted and suspended in wate…

  • Sika Acquires Technology Leader in Liquid Membranes

    April 14, 2009
    || Sika Acquires Technology Leader in Liquid Membranes Sika AG has acquired Iotech Group Limited, with headquarters in England and subsidiaries in the UK, U.S. and Belgium. Iotech Group revenues totaled $55 million for the year 2008. Iotech specializes…

  • Dow, Rohm and Haas settle merger

    April 14, 2009
    || Dow Chemical and Rohm and Haas settled their disagreement over their already-agreed merger, with Dow saying it will honor the agreement at $78 a share, The Wall Street Journal reported. As we went to press, the deal was set to close on April 1. The c…

  • Clariant to open surfactants

    April 14, 2009
    || Clariant to open surfactants plant in zhenjiang, China Clariant is building a surfactants plant in Zhenjiang, eastern China. The new facility is scheduled for production in the middle of 2009. The new plant will primarily serve personal care, paints…

  • Cognis Opens branch

    April 14, 2009
    || Cognis Opens branch office in New zealand Cognis Corp. has opened a branch office in Auckland, New Zealand to manager the marketing and sales of its products in the company. The decision to open the office reflects the significant opportunity to p…

  • Huber on schedule

    April 14, 2009
    || Huber on schedule with EU REACH guidelines Huber Engineered Materials, in compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, has announced as a member of the siica and silicates consortia it has developed the Technical Dossier and Chemical…

  • Asia Pacific Coatings

    April 14, 2009
    || Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2009 cancelled The Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2009, due to take place June 3-5 in Bangkok, Thailand has been cancelled. Event organizers cited ongoing economic uncertainty combined with recent domestic issues in Tha…

  • arkema and Zyvex form

    April 14, 2009
    || arkema and Zyvex form distribution agreement Arkema has formed a distribution agreement with Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), a producer of nanomaterials applications, for nano-enhanced liquid epoxy resins in the European market. The products will…

  • Clariant to establish

    April 14, 2009
    || Clariant to establish CHinese joint venture Clariant is establishing a joint venture with two Chinese partners in Kunming in the Chinese province of Yunnan for the production of phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5). Yunnan Province is a key location for yello…

  • Tnemec names Wallace VP sales: Terry Wallace

    April 14, 2009
    || Tnemec Company, a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings for industrial and specialized architectural markets, has named Terry Wallace vice president of sales. In this new role, Wallace will assume management of Tnemec’s sales and…

  • Netzsch appoints Esterly to: Chris Esterly

    April 14, 2009
    || Netzsch appoints Esterly to sales management position Netzsch Fine Particle Technology LLC has appointed Chris Esterly sales manager of the mid-Atlantic region. In his new role, Esterly will be responsible for overseeing service and sales support t…

  • dow, Angus name global: Bryan Kitchen

    April 14, 2009
    || dow, Angus name global supply chain leader Bryan Kitchen has been appointed global supply chain leader for Dow Biocides and Angus Chemical Company. Kitchen is based in Midland, MI where he is responsible for creating and implementing supply chain s…

  • Nuplex Resins : Patrick Nix

    April 14, 2009
    || Nuplex Resins appoints managers Nuplex Resins has appointed Patrick Nix to sales and marketing manager, North America. Nix will continue his responsibilities of managing sales and customer service for the North America region. In addition he will…

  • Almatis appoints Remco De Jong

    April 14, 2009
    || Almatis appoints de Jong CEO Almatis has appointed Remco de Jong chief executive officer of the company. He succeeds Martin Laudenbach who has stepped down to pursue a new opportunity. de Jong joined Almatis in 1994 and has held various posi…

  • Azkonobel announces : Jennifer Midura

    April 14, 2009
    || Azkonobel announces personnel changes Jennifer Midura has been appointed AkzoNobel’s director of corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Having joined the company following the acquisition of ICI, Midura played a key role in helping…

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