• Albodur 955 VP: A new 100% polyol

    March 15, 2011
    Alberdingk Boley has expanded the Albodur product line of 100 percent PU-Polyols based on renewable resources with the new Albodur 955 VP. This binder is particularly designed for cross-linking with aliphatic polyisocyanates. Application areas are in…

  • Protex International launches Synthro-Pon S 596 and 602

    March 15, 2011
    French company Protex International has introduced Synthro-Pon S 596 and S 602, new polymeric wetting and dispersing agents for pigments in high quality solventborne coatings. Both are produced at the Synthron plant in Loire, France. Synthro-Pon S 59…

  • Baltimore Innovations launches new Supasil powders

    March 15, 2011
    Baltimore Innovations has expanded its range of rheological additives with the launch of its Supasil powders. The new fumed silica powders are designed to thicken products, which have low viscosity. However, they are extremely versatile, and can also…

  • Union Process builds its first C-20 Continuous Attritor

    March 15, 2011
    The C series Continuous Attritor uses one-eighth to three-eighth inch grinding media. The C-20 Attritor is designed for applications that require continuous production of large quantities of material. It is a low maintenance, high efficiency mill des…

  • Konica Minolta Sensing launches FD-Series Spectrodensitometers

    March 15, 2011
    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA) has launched in the U.S. its new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers for the digital imaging market. The new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers will come in two models—the FD-5 and FD-7. Both will be lightwei…

  • AkzoNobel’s powder prices surge in Europe

    March 15, 2011
    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Europe West will increase prices between 8.5 and 19 percent. This rise is in response to continued shortages in raw material supplies and the associated increase in raw material costs. Gordon MacLeman, managing director of P…

  • PPG PMC announces global price increases

    March 15, 2011
    PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business is raising prices globally, as permissible by contract. “As economies recover from the global recession, prices for basic commodities such as copper are increasing at alarming…

  • International Paint drives up prices

    March 15, 2011
    International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs. “During 2010 the cost of raw materials critical to the manufacture of both our marine and protective coatings product ranges inc…

  • Henkel to raise prices for industrial adhesives

    March 15, 2011
    Against the background of rising raw material costs, and with immediate effect, Henkel is implementing a price increase for certain product groups of its industrial adhesives. Increase amounts will vary based on market segment and technology. On aver…

  • Dean Webster to receive 2011 Roy W. Tess Award

    March 15, 2011
    The Officers and the Award Committee of the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) of the American Chemical Society have named Dr. Dean C. Webster of North Dakota State University, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materia…

  • ABRAFATI 2011 issues call for papers

    March 15, 2011
    ABRAFATI (Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association) has issued a call for papers for its 12th International Coatings Congress, which will take place November 21-23 2011 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Technicians, professors…

  • EPA awards $5.5 million to support nanotechnology research

    March 15, 2011
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $5.5 million to three consortia to support research on nanotechnology. EPA, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council, is leading this scientific r…

  • Buhler Technology Group marks milestone in 2010

    March 15, 2011
    The  Buhler Technology Group can look back on an encouraging business year in 2010. For the first time in the group’s 150-year history, order intake exceeded the mark of two billion Swiss francs. Sales and operating result (EBIT) for the c…

  • Brenntag opens chemical distribution facility in Indonesia

    March 15, 2011
    Brenntag, a global chemical distributor, has unveiled its new distribution facility in Jakarta built to meet growing market demand. The facility will provide a bigger storage capacity than the current warehouse in Jakarta, and allow Brenntag to impro…

  • Color Communications, RAL form distribution partnership

    March 15, 2011
    Color Communications, Inc. is now the distributor of RAL products in North America. RAL means precision and standardization of color communication. Color Communications, one of the leading producers of color tools for the decorative, automotive refin…

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