• Sherwin-Williams Sets Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals

    January 11, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams has pledged to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by four percent from 2007 to 2012. The world’s third largest paint company has committed to this reduction goal as a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protecti…

  • AkzoNobel Science Award launched in China

    January 11, 2010
    AkzoNobel has reinforced its commitment to encouraging sustainable growth through technical innovation by launching its acclaimed Science Award in China. Established in partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society, the honor—to be known as the…

  • BASF Coatings Expands Commercial Vehicle Coatings

    January 11, 2010
    The commercial transport solutions (CTS) division of BASF Coatings has expanded by forming new partnerships with customers in Turkey and Belgium. In Turkey, BASF Coatings has teamed up with BMC, a bus and truck manufacturer, and Otokar, a bus and tra…

  • Jotun Inaugurates New Paint Factory

    January 11, 2010
    Jotun Saudia inaugurated a new state of the art paint factory in Yanbu. The company invested SAR100 million (roughly US$27 million) in the factory that will exclusively produce waterborne paints. With the inauguration of the new factory Jotun’s…

  • Toyota Approves PPG Clearcoats for Lexus Repairs

    January 11, 2010
    Toyota has endorsed the worldwide use of clearcoats from the Global Refinish System, Deltron GRS and Nexa Autocolor coatings product lines from PPG’s automotive refinish business for repair of Lexus LS vehicles. The approved products are Global…

  • Jotun Secures Major Project in Indonesia

    January 11, 2010
    Jotun recently won a major power plant coatings project in Indonesia. The 10,000 megawatt project will be completed during 2009-2014 for which Jotun will supply more than five billion liters of paint, to protect ten electric power facilities. Jotun I…

  • ShawCor To Provide Pipe Coating Services For The PNG LNG Project

    January 11, 2010
    Bredero Shaw, the pipe coating division of Shawcor, has received contracts worth approximately $170 million from Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the PNG LNG Project operated by Esso Highlands L…

  • Industrial Nanotech Receives Shipping Container Order from New Distributor in India

    January 11, 2010
    Industrial Nanotech, Inc., has received an initial inventory order from Angstrom Technology Private Limited, the company’s exclusive distributor for India, for one sea container (1,440 gallons) of mixed Nansulate thermal insulation and asset pr…

  • Dow completes polyols expansion project

    January 11, 2010
    Dow Chemical has completed its multi-year polyols expansion project at the company’s Terneuzen, Netherlands plant. The additional capability will support customers in Europe as well as in other growing regions such as India, the Middle East and…

  • PPG Introduces BPA-free Packaging Coatings to Chinese Aerosol Industry

    January 11, 2010
    PPG has launched the Monobloc Dev­elopment Project, aiming to upgrade its internal and external coating solutions for aerosol cans to the Chinese market. The development of BPA-free powder internal coatings will help to make low-thickness applica…

  • LyondellBasell to shut down one pp production line

    January 11, 2010
    LyondellBasell has shut down one polypropylene (PP) line in Wesseling, Germany. As a result, PP capacity at the site will be reduced by 110KT.…

  • Bayer MaterialScience Invests in Medical Technology

    January 11, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience has entered into an agreement to acquire PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Tech­nologies, provides polymer coatings, s…

  • Clariant to acquire Euromaster assets

    January 11, 2010
    Clariant has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Euromaster based in Russia and specializing in the manufacture of masterbatches. With its headquarters in Nizhnekamsk in the Republic of Tatarstan, the company manufactures masterbatches and s…

  • A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry

    January 11, 2010
    IRL has published a new edition of its title, “A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry,” which now contains data for 2009. The study points to Russia having a decorative paint market of 800,000 tons and an industrial coatings market of 51…

  • Dow Coating Materials wins Euroclip award

    January 11, 2010
    Dow Coating Materials has been awarded the Euroclip Award for best presentation at Eurocoat 2009 Trade Fair and Congress. Held this year in Barcelona, September 29 through October 1, the Euroclip competition is an annual Eurocoat forum in which parti…