• 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…

  • Shamrock Makes Key Appointments

    May 1, 2010
    Shamrock Technologies has named Steven M. Parker president and chief operating officer. William B. Neuberg will remain chairman and chief executive officer. Parker, a 30-year veteran of advanced materials industries, has held key executive positions…

  • Arch Completes Industrial Coatings Divestiture to Sherwin-Williams

    May 1, 2010
    Arch Chemicals, Inc. reported completion of the previously announced divestiture of its industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-Williams Company for approximately €40 million ($54 million). With operations located in Italy, UK, France, Spain…

  • RPM International Names Matejka CFO

    May 1, 2010
    RPM International Inc. has announced that P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be resigning, to accept the position of executive vice president of legal, government affairs and sustainability for Cle­velan…

  • PPG Appoints Jordan VP, Human Resources

    May 1, 2010
    PPG Industries has announced that J. Craig Jordan, PPG director, labor compensation and employee relations, will succeed Charles W. “Bud” Wise as vice president, human resources, effective Aug. 1, when Wise will retire from the company. J…

  • New Director Appointed for Dow Corning Construction Industry

    May 1, 2010
    Jim Hayes has been named commercial director for the Dow Corning Construction Industry, Americas region. He will be responsible for advancing several of the company’s construction initiatives focused on developing innovative energy efficiency a…

  • PPG Opens Color Design Studio

    May 1, 2010
    PPG’s industrial coatings business has opened the Shmaze Color Design Studio sponsored by PPG Trendcast, a facility near Irvine, CA, devoted to helping manufacturers and industrial designers accelerate color design and prototype development. Ri…

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