• ISP launches web site on

    June 16, 2009
    ISP launches web site on wood protection technology International Specialty Products (ISP) has launched a new web site focused on the major sources of wood degradation and the technical solution that will allow coatings formulators to produce highe…

  • BASF names archway sales

    June 16, 2009
    BASF names archway sales distributor of the year Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins Distributor of the year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyan…

  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals

    June 16, 2009
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals epoxy products production Hexion has announced, as a result of reduced demand driven by difficult market conditions, the company intends to shift production of certain epoxy products within its global manufacturing operatio…

  • Lubrizol launches

    June 16, 2009
    Lubrizol launches improved website The Performance Coatings business of the Lubrizol Corp. has launched its enhanced web site, www.lubrizol­coatings.com, featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation. Designed with the customer in…

  • International Paint names vice presi

    June 16, 2009
    International Paint has named Chris Tiernay vice president protective coatings, North America. In this role, Tiernay will be responsible for growing the protective coatings business throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America, which inc…

  • Sartomer names

    June 16, 2009
    sartomer names two new managers Sartomer Company has named Todd Speece business development manager, rubber and Kathleen Shelton marketing manager, metallic monomers. Both Speece and Shelton will be based in Sartomer’s Exton, PA head…

  • Trust Chem USA expands team: Rick Campbell

    June 16, 2009
    Trust Chem USA expands team Rick Campbell, president, Trust Chem USA, recently announced that Andrew Blum has joined his staff. Blum has nearly 50 years experience in the pigments and pigments consuming industries. After holding various positions wi…

  • Henning named GM: Mark Henning

    June 16, 2009
    Henning named GM of dow microbial control Mark Henning has been named general manager of Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. In this role Henning will assume leadership of the newly-combined businesses of Dow Biocide…

  • Dow COrning names Carbary: Larry Carbary

    June 16, 2009
    Dow COrning names Carbary construction Industry scientist Dow Corning Corp. has promoted Larry Carbary to the position of construction industry scientist. In his new role, Carbary will work with global colleagues to deepen industry knowledge to ext…

  • Pruitt to retire from Univar: Gary Pruitt

    June 16, 2009
    Pruitt to retire from Univar Univar chairman and CEO Gary Pruitt has announced that he will retire as chief executive officer. He will remain with Univar as chairman of the board following the transition to a new CEO. Pruitt is a 30-year veteran of…

  • SMC appoints tramontana: Diane Tramontana

    June 16, 2009
    SMC appoints tramontana product manager Special Materials Company (SMC) has appointed Diane Tramontana product manager, VOC compliance…

  • PPG Aerospace signs global sales and distribution agreement with Farcla

    Tim Wright June 15, 2009
    PPG's aerospace coatings business has signed an agreement with Farcla Inc., Chagrin Falls, OH, for global sales and distribution of Farcla’s polishes, abrasives and waxes for use on aircraft coatings.

  • Conductive coatings market poised for growth

    Tim Wright June 15, 2009
    A new report from NanoMarkets, an industry analyst firm, predicts that new opportunities are emerging in the conductive coatings market as the result of new applications and novel materials.

  • Specialty chemicals market shrinking

    Tim Wright June 15, 2009
    The global speciality chemicals market is expected to shrink by approximately four percent to $451 billion in 2009, according to SRI Consulting’s report, "Overview of the Specialty Chemicals Industry."

  • Greenguard certification awarded to Valspar Zenith G-1

    Tim Wright June 15, 2009
    Valspar's new Zenith G-1 solvent-based self-seal topcoat for wood coating applications has received Greenguard certification by meeting the Greenguard Environmental Institute's air quality standard for low emitting products.

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