• Heidelberg acquires Hi-Tech Coatings

    Tim Wright || May 20, 2008
    Heidelberg acquires Hi-Tech Coatings

  • ITW acquires PolySpec

    Tim Wright || May 19, 2008
    ITW acquires PolySpec

  • PPG dedicates Reno architectural coatings production facility

    Tim Wright || May 14, 2008
    PPG dedicates Reno architectural coatings production facility

  • DuPont offers new fluorotelomer

    May 13, 2008
    DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise has launched new fluorotelomer products for repellents and surfactants. DuPont Capstone products are based on short-chain chemistry and provide a step-change reduction in trace impurities below the limit of detect…

  • Nuplex Resins Introduces Setaqua 6756

    May 13, 2008
    Nuplex Resins has introduced Setaqua 6756 to the North American market. Setaqua 6756 is a surfactant-free, self crosslinking all acrylic emulsion, which provides coatings with dry film clarity, chemical and water resistance. It can be used in low VOC…

  • Sartomer offers diene-based thermoplastic poly­urethane

    May 13, 2008
    Sartomer has introduced 7840 TPU, a diene-based thermoplastic poly­urethane that enables formulators to apply polyurethane properties to standard rubber formulations. Thermo­plastic poly­urethanes based on diene prepolymers present a new…

  • Rohm and Haas acquires Finndisp

    May 13, 2008
    Rohm and Haas Co. has completed the acquisition of Finndisp, the polymer dispersions division of OY Focit AB for €60 million. Finndisp, based in Hanko, Finland, makes water-based emulsions used in the manufacture of paint, coatings, lacquers a…

  • DSM Neoresins opens R&D 

    May 13, 2008
    DSM NeoResins has opened its R&D facilities for powder coating resins in Shanghai, China. The facilities will feature chemical synthesis as well as application testing. The company has also completed NeoResins+ expansion in Meppen, German…

  • Celanese opens technology center

    May 13, 2008
    Celanese has recently opened its Houston Technology Center for its emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200 square-foot facility, which will house both the R&D and technical services groups, includes both analytical a…

  • Dow Introduces Dow Coatings Solutions

    May 13, 2008
    The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new global market-facing business unit, Dow Coating Solutions, to customers involved in all aspects of the industry. Dow Coating Solutions focuses exclusively on the needs of coatings formulators and levera…

  • Sun Chemical and Nantong DIC form Metallic Pigments

    May 13, 2008
    Sun Chemical and its parent company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC) have formed a joint venture with Nantong DIC Metallic Pigments Co., Ltd., an aluminum pigment manufacturer. The joint venture expands on a distribution agreement announced in Oc…

  • Cognis makes organizational : Simon Poulton

    May 13, 2008
    Cognis has made a number of organizational changes to better align its strategy and intensify focus on key global product groups in its radiation curing business. Simon Poulton has been appointed global product group manager acrylates. Poulton, who h…

  • Kelly-moore paints names : Arnie Knipp

    May 13, 2008
    Kelly-moore paints names new vice president of sales Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc. has appointed Arnie Knipp vice president of sales. Knipp will report to Steve DeVoe, president of Kelly-Moore Paints. Knipp joined Kelly-Moore in 1989, taking an…

  • Akzo nobel makes changes in

    May 13, 2008
    After three years managing Akzo Nobel’s media relations, Marc Michelsen has been appointed head of sustainability communications. Tim van der Zanden will become the new head of media relations, reporting to John McLaren, Akzo Nobel’s dire…

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