• 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…

  • Celanese Emulsion Polymers Exhibits Latest Offerings at Interlakokraska 2010

    April 6, 2010
    Celanese Emulsion Polymers exhibited its broad range of waterborne technologies at Interlakokraska 2010, the leading paints and adhesives exhibition for Russia. Under the business slogan, “Your Future is Our Focus…Worldwide,” the m…

  • Dow Coating Materials Presents Technical Paper at Furniture Coatings Conference

    April 6, 2010
    Dow Coating Materials presented a technical paper on the use of “Designed Diffusion” technology to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in hybrid acrylic/urethane furniture coating binders without sacrificing performance at the Furnit…

  • Atlas Material Testing and Underwriters Lab Form Alliance

    April 6, 2010
    Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing. This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and…

  • Sansin Introduces Purity Interior Zero VOC Penetrating Stain

    April 6, 2010
    Sansin Corporation has introduced its new Purity Interior Zero VOC Pen­etrating Stain, a water-based interior wood stain with a base free from any VOCs that penetrates both soft and hard woods with consistent, uniform coverage, according to the c…

  • Bayer MaterialScience Unites its Biomaterials Products Under New Trade Name

    April 6, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience has launched a range of innovative biomaterials for medical devices under the new brand name Baymedix. This includes Bay­medix CL lubricious coatings, the drug-eluting Baymedix CD coatings, and hydrophilic Baymedix CH coatin…

  • BASF to Set up Technical Center for Eco-Friendly Car Coatings in Korea

    April 6, 2010
    BASF has established a technical center for developing eco-friendly coatings technologies for the automotive industry in Korea. BASF and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of the Republic of Korea (GGPG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to…

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