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  • Automotive Refinish  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    R-M and Hyundai seal global cooperation for automotive refinish products

    R-M, BASF’s automotive refinish brand, and Hyundai Motor Company have agreed on a close global partnership for the automotive refinish product business. The goal of the cooperation is to develop coordinated refinish products as well as training…
    08.10.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Akzo Nobel opens UK facility

    Akzo Nobel’s International Paint business has opened its new €7.3 million R&D technology and administration center at Felling, Gateshead, in the UK. The facility is part of International’s ongoing development plans and follows…
    08.10.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Rohm and Haas offers Avanse MV-100

    Rohm and Haas has launched Avanse MV-100 waterborne acrylic latex polymer. Developed specifically for coating structural steel and concrete surfaces, Avanse MV-100 is a low VOC resin that meets all federal and state VOC regulations in formulated coat…
    08.10.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Eliokem introduces

    Eliokem has introduced Pliotec PA05, a new grade of Pliotec latex for exterior water-based coatings. This tough acrylic latex was designed specifically for high performance concrete sealers, stains, pigmented masonry coatings, garage floor coatings,…
    08.10.07

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment

    BYK-Chemie Introduces Ceraflour 928

    BYK-Chemie has introduced Ceraflour 928, which is a micronized wax additive for improved mechanical properties of coating systems and is recommended for aqueous, solvent-borne, and radiation curable wood and furniture coatings, industrial and can coa…
    08.10.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Alberdingk Boley's New Solvent-free PUD Copolymer for Interior Wood

    Alberdingk Boley, Inc has introduced a new polyurethane copolymer for the wood flooring market. UC 84 is a new polyurethane acrylic waterborne dispersion that is produced with ABI.s solvent-free dispersion process. The product has excellent chemical…
    08.10.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Dow Corning offers

    Dow Corning Corp. has published new literature for its Dow Corning brand Coupling Agents and Filler Dispersing Aids. Product information for the recently introduced Dow Corning Z-6173 filler dispersion aid is now available. This new, innovative multi…
    08.10.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Union Process produces

    Union Process has produced a redesigned C-40 continuous attritor for a customer’s large scale continuous production of zinc oxide and iron oxide. This C-40 attritor features a 125 HO, T.E.F.C., inverter-duty motor with a variable frequency cont…
    08.10.07

  • Supplier News

    ISP acquires Bode Chemie's biocides business

    International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP), through one of its subsidiaries, has acquired the biocides business of Bode Chemie, based in Hamburg, Germany. In the transaction, ISP acquired Bode’s range of industrial biocide products for the p…
    08.10.07

  • Additives | Pigments | Supplier News

    Degussa doubles carbon

    Degussa has doubled its production plant capacity for carbon black in Paulinia, Brazil, to 1000,000 tons. With the expansion capacity, Degussa is augmenting its position as the world’s second largest manufacturer of carbon black with approximat…
    08.10.07

  • Powder Coatings | Supplier News

    Cytec Expands Global Production of CRYLCOAT Powder Coating Resins

    Cytec Industries Inc. has made plans to increase globally its production capacity of Crylcoat powder coating resins. Through investments and debottlenecking in Romano, Italy, Fengxiang, China and Rayong, Thailand, Cytec is adding approximately 20,000…
    08.10.07

  • Supplier News

    Rohm and Haas to

    Rohm and Haas has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region. The proposed plant will produce polymer emulsions for a number of markets including paint and coatings materials, and adhesives. The plant is a greenfield…
    08.10.07

  • Supplier News

    Bayer completes Taiwan

    Bayer MaterialScience has completed its acquisition of the Taiwan Ure-Tech Group. The move has made the company the world’s largest supplier of resins and films. Bayer Material­Science intends to move the global headquarters of its Thermopl…
    08.10.07

  • Industrial Coatings  | Supplier News

    Paint industry pioneer

    Henry (Hank) Godshalk, chairman of Finishes Unlimited recently passed away. Godshalk along with his wife Zoe, founded Finishes Unlimited in 1970. Headquartered is Sugar Grove, IL, the company manufactures water-based industrial coatings and recently…
    08.10.07

  • Supplier News

    Hexion Acquires Huntsman

    Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Huntsman Corporation valued at approximately $10.6 billion. “This transaction provides Hexion and Huntsman with a great opportunity to create a world-class company…
    08.10.07

  • Supplier News

    Freeman Technology wins

    Freeman Technology has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2007, considered to be the UK’s most prestigious commercial prize. Freeman Technology’s award is in the category of Innovation and recognizes the development, comm…
    08.10.07

  • Supplier News

    PRA acquires IRFAB

    reached an agreement to acquire Irfab Chemical Consultants, based in Brussels, for an undisclosed sum. Irfab founder, Franco Busato, will continue to support the business as senior advisor and consultant for at least two years, to ensure continuity o…
    08.10.07

  • Supplier News

    In brief

    Degussa has expanded its capacity for the production of isophorone at its North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany plant...Clariant has entered into a strategic cooperation with Nanogate to develop and market new surface refinement materials...Basell, a…
    08.10.07

  • Breaking News

    Kemira Coatings to Build Logistics and Customer Service Center in Moscow

    Kemira Coatings to invest 20 million in Moscow Service Center.
    Kerry Pianoforte 08.08.07

  • Breaking News

    Berger Paints Invests in Pune Plant

    Berger Paints has announced plans to build an auto paint plant in Pune.
    Kerry Pianoforte 08.08.07