• DSM Powder Coating Resins Launches Two New Resins

    May 1, 2010
    DSM Powder Coating Resins has introduced two new resins that provide improvements on several properties of dry blend powder. Cus­tomers’ demand for matt finishes has led DSM to develop a resin system which combines good mechanical propert…

  • Datacolor Introduces Select Kit Color Matching System

    May 1, 2010
    Datacolor has recently introduced the Datacolor Select Kit, a new tool for retail paint and home décor outlets to provide customers with a computer-aided color matching system. Datacolor Select Kit offers the following system features: color m…

  • Atlas Introduces New Accessories for UVTest

    May 1, 2010
    Atlas Material Testing Solutions has introduced three accessories to its UVTest fluorescent/UV condensation instrument. UView data acquisition software for the UVTest features remote monitoring capabilities and automatic configuration to user’s…

  • Air Products Offers Three New Defoamers

    May 1, 2010
    Air Products has introduced three new defoamers for the coatings, graphic arts and adhesive markets. These new defoamers are engineered to be alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE)-free and offer long-lasting foam control and defect-free surfaces. Surfynol DF-…

  • BASF Repositions Global Pigments Business

    May 1, 2010
    BASF is repositioning its global pigments business. Following the Ciba acquisition, the chemical company now has the broadest product portfolio worldwide. After an in-depth analysis of the combined operations, the company will eliminate specific prod…

  • Evonik Acquires Specialty Esters Business from Arkema

    May 1, 2010
    Evonik Industries has acquired the business of methacrylate specialty esters from Arkema. The acqusition  includes the products 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate (2-EMHA), dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (MADAME) and n- and i-butyl methacrylate (n-BUM…

  • In brief

    May 1, 2010
    Dow Chemical has ended the force majeure for phenol in the Americas...Hexion Specialty Chem­icals and Shanxi Sanwei Group have a formed a JV, Sanwei Hexion Chemicals Ltd., to produce VeoVa monomer in Shanxi Province, China...Reichhold has re-laun…

  • Pricing Changes

    May 1, 2010
    Ashland Performance Materials: May 1–€70-€100/ton increase for its complete portfolio of resins and gelcoats produced and sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Arkema: Effective immediately–€150/ton increase for meth…

  • Distributor Appointments

    May 1, 2010
    Celanese Emulsion Polymers has appointed Omya as its distributor for its Celvolit emulsions in the Middle East.   Nubiola has expanded its distribution agreement with Keyser and Mackay to distribute its products, including the Nubirox range to n…

  • Dunn-Edwards Introduces Enso Paint

    May 1, 2010
    Dunn-Edwards has launched Enso, a premium, low odor, zero-VOC paint. Enso has virtually no odor during or after application, making it ideal for use in occupied spaces, such as homes, hotels, schools and hospitals. According to the company, Enso uses…

  • Geocel’s New 4515 Sealant

    May 1, 2010
    Geocel, LLC has launched Geocel 4515 Pitch Pan & Repair Sealant. This new sealant has a dual purpose. It can be used with most pitch pans as a pitch pan sealant and also as a sealant to repair seams, tears and holes on EPDM, PVC, TPO and most roo…

  • Dur-A-Flex's Resinous Floor System For Green Concrete

    May 1, 2010
    Dur-A-Flex’s Hybri-Flex Series systems offer the benefits of two resinous floor systems in one, according to the company. Its base coat features a built-in moisture mitigation system that tolerates up to 12 pounds of moisture vapor transmission…

  • Wind Turbines Painted by Jotun in Australia

    May 1, 2010
    Jotun recently painted several wind turbines in Australia. With the “Quiet Revolution” project, Jotun is the first supplier to provide paint for this new turbine technology in Australia. “These small turbines have raised much attent…

  • Miba Takes Over British Coating Specialist Teer Coatings

    May 1, 2010
    Miba, a strategic development partner of the international engine and automotive industry based in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, is taking over the British coating specialist Teer Coatings Ltd., Droitwich, UK.      “With the takeove…

  • Henkel Wins 2010 Automotive News Pace Award

    May 1, 2010
    Henkel received a 2010 Automotive News PACE Award for its new Aquence Co-Cure coating process. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance. Henkel’s Aquence C…

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