• AkzoNobel Strengthens Packaging Coatings Portfolio

    July 21, 2010
    AkzoNobel has agreed to acquire the Swedish-based company Lindgens Metal Decorating Coatings and Inks, including its majority stake in the Server Boya joint venture in Turkey.

  • NACE International Names Robert Chalker as the New Executive Director

    July 21, 2010
    NACE International, the Corrosion Society, named Robert Chalker as its new executive director.

  • Ashland Raises Price of Methylcellulose Products

    July 14, 2010
    Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients is increasing the price of its Combizell and Culminal methylcellulose products.

  • Ashland Raising Prices of Foam Control Products

    July 14, 2010
    Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients is increasing the price of its foam control product lines serving the global coatings, inks, industrial, emulsion polymerization and adhesives industries by up to 10 percent effective July 28, or as contracts al…

  • Eliokem Offers Pliotec SA40 APE-free latex

    July 14, 2010
    Eliokem has launched Pliotec SA40, an APE-free (alkyl phenol ethoxylate) carboxylated styrene acrylic latex. Pliotec SA40 is recommended for usage in low VOC waterproofing sealers, concrete sealers, swimming pool paints and general purpose primers. T…

  • X-Rite Launches Range of Multi-angle Spectrophotometers

    July 14, 2010
    X-Rite, Incorporated has launched a new family of multi-angle spectrophotometers and advanced quality control and formulation software that give manufacturers powerful new tools to introduce processes, improve first-time quality and reduce the time a…

  • Michelman Offers MicheM Lube 190

    July 14, 2010
    Michelmam offers Michem Lube 190,  an anionic polyethylene wax emulsion additive that significantly improves the mar and scratch resistance, and water repellency, of architectural and decorative paints, stains, sealants and numerous other interi…

  • Perstorp Launches Voxtar Renewable pentaerythritol

    July 14, 2010
    Perstorp has launched Voxtar, renewable pentaerythritol platform, which cuts carbon footprint by 63% compared to fossil-based Penta and Di-Penta. Based on renewable raw materials and energy, Voxtar has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than co…

  • Emeral Kalama Chemical Offers K-FLEX PLASTICIZER

    July 14, 2010
    Emerald Kalama Chemical has launched a new plasticizer, Kalama K-FLEX 850S, to meet the performance challenges of today’s adhesives, PVC compounds, coatings and other latex polymer applications. Kalama K-FLEX dibenzoate ester plasticizers are h…

  • Kelly-Moore introduces KM Professional

    July 14, 2010
    Kelly-Moore Paint Company has introduced KM Professional Water-Oil Hybrid, a low-VOC, high-quality interior/exterior alkyd enamel that is durable and can be cleaned up with just water. Available at all Kelly-Moore stores, KM Professional Water-Oil Hy…

  • Muralo’s new Breathe Safe Interior Primer

    July 14, 2010
    Muralo has introduced Breathe Safe Water-based Zero VOC Interior Primer, an addition to its line of high-performance eco-friendly interior products.  Formulated with no harmful solvents, Muralo Breathe Safe Interior Primer seals unpainted and pa…

  • International Paint Introduces Firesthetics

    July 14, 2010
    International Paint has introduced Firesthetics, designed to protect commercial steel structures―without compromising architectural integrity and vision. A unique fusion of science and art, Firesthetics provides customized fire protection solutions…

  • R. Korach Named President of RPM BSG

    July 14, 2010
    RPM Building Solutions Group (BSG) has named Randall J. Korach its new president. He succeeds Jeffrey L. Korach, his father, who retired on June 1, 2010. Randy Korach had previously served as RPM BSG chief operating officer.  Prior, he held vari…

  • H.B. Fuller Names Archway Sales as an Authorized Distributor

    July 14, 2010
    H.B. Fuller Company, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, has appointed Archway Sales, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, to be their distributor for their vinyl acetate homopolymer, acrylic, vinyl acrylic, and styrene acrylic emulsions in…

  • Wulfsohn Resigns VP Post at PPG

    July 14, 2010
    PPG Industries has announced that William A. Wulfsohn, senior vice president, industrial coatings, has resigned from the company. A successor has not been named. Wulfsohn joined PPG as vice president, coatings, and managing director, PPG Europe, in 2…

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