• AZZ Signs Agreement to Acquire North American Galvanizing & Coatings

    Tim Wright April 6, 2010
    AZZ incorporated, Fort Worth, TX, a manufacturer of electrical products and a provider of galvanizing services, has entered into a merger agreement with North American Galvanizing & Coatings, Inc., Tulsa, OK, to acquire NGA.

  • AkzoNobel Rebrands Indian ICI Business

    Tim Wright April 6, 2010
    AkzoNobel's integration activities following the acquisition of ICI have reached a significant landmark with the ICI India business now officially known as Akzo Nobel India Limited.

  • Valspar Introduces Elite Applicator Program for Extrusion Coatings

    Tim Wright April 6, 2010
    The Valspar extrusion coatings group announces the release of a new applicator program designed to assist architects and building owners source quality aluminum extrusions and wall panels post-painted with Valspar coatings.

  • Tego Twin 4100 for Waterborne Coatings

    April 6, 2010
    Tego Twin 4100 utilizes siloxane Gemini technology and helps formulators raise the performance of waterborne coatings. Tego Twin 4100 effectively lowers surface tension and improves wetting and flow even at very low concentrations, according to the c…

  • Evonik Introduces EXP 3600 Matting Agent

    April 6, 2010
    Evonik Industries has expanded its Acematt range of matting agents with the addition of EXP 3600. Ths silica-based matting agent is suitable for use in UV-cured coatings, thanks to its special surface configuration, according to the company. EXP 3600…

  • Paliocrom Brilliant Orange From BASF

    April 6, 2010
    Paliocrom Brilliant Orange L 2850 is the first of a new generation of effect pigments from BASF. Exceptional brilliance and ultra-high chroma enable the creation of novel designs in the orange to red shade area, according to the company. This innovat…

  • Rhodia Introduces Rhodoline OTE Additives

    April 6, 2010
    Rhodia has introduced Rhodoline OTE, APE-free and zero-VOC additives that extend waterborne coating open time two to four fold and enables the formulation of highly performing low- to zero-VOC coatings. This low odor eco-friendly solution has been de…

  • Ashland offers APEO-Free Additives in Middle East

    April 6, 2010
    Ashland Aqualon Functional In­gredients has introduced to the Middle East a new and expanded portfolio of alkylphenolethoxylate-free (APEO-free) specialty additives for improving gloss, leveling, color development, freeze-thaw stability and consi…

  • Rockwood Pigments Expands Solaplex Range

    April 6, 2010
    Rockwood Pigments recently launched its latest addition to the Solaplex range of pigments for coatings and plastics. The new Solaplex Bright Orange 34H1004 grade was developed as a result of the need for a red-shade orange high performance pigment. T…

  • Jaygo Offers Altern Mill

    April 6, 2010
    The Jaygo Altern Mill, a new ultra-fine grinding batch mill, offers superior technology with high quality results by allowing the mixing and grinding in one operation, according to the company. The Altern Mill is a safe, clean, closed system design…

  • Lanxess Starts Up Sugar Cane Power Plant

    April 6, 2010
    Lanxess has started up a new on-site power plant at its location in Porto Feliz, Brazil. This will increase the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the on-site production of iron oxide pigments, which are marketed globally as Bayferrox and…

  • Perstorp Opens Application Lab in India

    April 6, 2010
    Perstorp has opened a new application laboratory in Ghatkopar, a suburb of Mumbai, India. The laboratory will assist application R&D experts with the exploration of new formulations and developments in paint, coatings and resins. Perstorp has als…

  • Million Euro Investment in New Technology by Evonik

    April 6, 2010
    In developing custom-designed color solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority—but speed is also of the essence. Evonik’s Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer de…

  • Arch Chemicals Receives EPA Registration for Densil DG 45 and Vanquish 100

    April 6, 2010
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registrations of Densil DG 45 antimicrobial and Vanquish 100 antimicrobial, developed by Arch Chemicals, Inc. for use in building product applicators. Both Densil DG 45 and Vanquish 100 are…

  • Arch Chemicals and Syngenta Join Forces

    April 6, 2010
    Arch Chemicals has announced that it will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paint, coatings and other building materials. Sporgard technology is an advanced mold solution developed by Syng…

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