• BASF and Medi-Solve Coatings collaborate

    March 14, 2011
    BASF Future Business GmbH and Medi-Solve Coatings LLC have formed a collaboration in the field of antimicrobial coatings for catheters and other minimally invasive medical devices. This collaboration combines Medi-Solve’s proprietary AquaCoat c…

  • RPM acquires synthetic fiber manufacturer

    March 14, 2011
    Through its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company, RPM International Inc. has acquired PSI Packaging, Inc. (PSI), a producer of micro- and macro-fibers for the ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete market. With headquarters and manufacturing located in…

  • AkzoNobel opens new industrial coatings plant for coil and plastic coatings

    March 14, 2011
    AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co…

  • Helios strengthens operations in Slovenia

    March 14, 2011
    Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i…

  • GMM opens facility in India

    March 14, 2011
    GMM Development Limited has opened a new manufacturing facility located in Ahmedabad, India. The new GMM India facility includes a technical development center, full-scale coatings production area, and offices for administration, sales and finance. T…

  • Keco Coatings opens industrial facility

    March 14, 2011
    Keco Coatings has acquired a second facility for the company’s high‐performance coating operation in Indianapolis, IN. Keco plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013. The new jobs will include engineering, manag…

  • Entropy Resins launches new Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems

    March 11, 2011
    With its Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems, Entropy Resins, a California-based materials company, is enabling a new generation of companies to create environmentally friendly yet high performance composite products. Over the past year, E…

  • Valspar appoints Hendrickson CEO

    March 11, 2011
    The Valspar Corp. has promoted Gary Hendrickson to CEO, succeeding William Mansfield. Valspar has reported that Hendrickson will take over the job on June 1. He currently is president and chief operating officer of the company, positions he has held…

  • AkzoNobel hires top executive for decorative paints business in China

    March 11, 2011
    AkzoNobel has appointed Lin Liangqi as the new managing director, decorative paints for China and North Asia. He was most recently CEO at Philips Lighting Greater China and has held several key roles within the company, which he joined in 1994. Liang…

  • Dr. Bernhard Düttmann to become Lanxess’ CFO

    March 11, 2011
    The supervisory board of Lanxess AG agreed recently to revoke the contract of Matthias Zachert, member of the board of management and CFO, as of March 31, 2011. Zachert had requested the board to do so accordingly. In his current function, he has bee…

  • Gelest makes key appointments

    March 11, 2011
    Gelest, Inc. has appointed Janis Matisons (pictured at left) senior technical manager, who will report to Jerry Larson, vice president R&D. In addition Jonathan Goff has been appointed manager, silicones R&D and Yun Mi Kim has been named tech…

  • Arkema Emulsion Systems hires North American marketing manager

    March 11, 2011
    Arkema Emulsion Systems has announced the addition of John Hiel as the new North American marketing manager. Hiel will be responsible for program management, strategy and tactics across the region for all of the company’s emulsion product lines…

  • Stephane Ryff joins U.S. Zinc and Votorantim Metais to spearhead zinc sales in Europe

    March 11, 2011
    U.S. Zinc and Votorantim GmbH, both subsidiaries of Votorantim Metais, have named Stephane Ryff regional sales manager-Europe for both companies. Based in Austria, Ryff will be responsible for U.S. Zinc’s zinc oxide sales and Votorantim GmbH&rs…

  • Industry veteran Stu Aronson passes away

    March 11, 2011
    Stuart Aronson, age 69, passed away on January 23, 2011. A veteran of the industry for more than 40 years, Aronson held positions at Neville Chemical, Polyvinyl Resins (now DSM), SP Morell, Focus Chemical and, most recently, as an account manager for…

  • AkzoNobel reports strong fourth quarter results

    March 11, 2011
    AkzoNobel reported a revenue increase of 12 percent for the year 2010 to €14.6 billion. EBITDA increased 16 percent to €1,964 million, with EBITDA margins up at 13.4 percent. Total 2010 net income increased 165 percent to €754 million.…

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