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    DuPont opens new

    DuPont opens new technical center in Russia DuPont opened a technical center near Moscow to support Russian manufacturers who use the company’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) products in the country’s rapidly expanding coatings, plastics and…
    04.18.07

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    Lanxess opens new

    Lanxess Corp. recently opened its Pittsburgh-based Technology Center. The North American labs for the Technical Rubber Products, Material Protection Products and Functional Chemicals business units have been consolidated into the new Lanxess fa…
    04.18.07

  • Supplier News

    LYONDELL CHEMICAL SELLS

    Lyondell Chemical Company has announced plans to sell it sworldwide inorganic chemicals business to National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd. (Cristal) for approximately $1.2 billion, including the assumption of certain liabilities directly related to t…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | People in the News

    Noveon names Schnur VP, general: Eric R. Schnur

    Noveon, Inc. has named Eric R. Schnur vice president and general manger of its performance coatings division. In his new role, Schnur will be responsible for leading business and growth activities related to the global performance coatings orga…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News

    Ziegler resigns as FSCT: Robert Ziegler

    Ziegler resigns as FSCT executive director Robert Ziegler has resigned as executive director of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technol-ogy (FSCT). He served as executive director of the organization since Jan. 2006. Prior to this assignm…
    04.18.07

  • Automotive Refinish  | People in the News

    BASF Appoints : Darlene Eilen-berger

    BASF Appoints new managers BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions has appointed Darlene Eilen-berger marketing director, NAFTA. Eilenberger re­places Guy Bargnes, who has accepted the position of national sales director for the Refinish gr…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News | Pigments

    silberline makes: Parfait Jean Marie Likibi

    Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc. has appointed Parfait Jean Marie Likibi chief technology officer, global technology. Prior to joining Silberline, Likibi held the position of high performance organic pigments technology director and products manage…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News | Pigments

    Elementis appoints McClatchy president, Dutro to board: Greg McClatchy

    Elementis has appointed Greg McClatchy president of Elementis Specialties. He brings 20 years of industry experience to the role, including senior positions at Elementis Pigments, serving as managing director Elementis Linatex and serving most recent…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News

    Cech Appointed John Cech

    John Cech, general manager, CVC Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has been appointed to serve as president of the Thermoset Resin Formulations Association (TRFA). In this capacity, Cech will promote the organization’s mission to serve the needs o…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News

    Dow Corning names marketing

    Dow Corning Corp. has named Stacy Coughlin global marketing communications and e-business manager for two Dow Corning industries, Xiameter and Construction. In this role, Coughlin will oversee the creation and implementation of marketing communica…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News

    BLACKMER appoints

    Blackmer has appointed Carol Johnson market manager, process – North America. In this new role, Johnson will be responsible for the growth and development of the company’s position within the process industries.…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News

    Rhodia appoints dumas VP

    Lucia Dumas has been appointed vice president corporate communications and member of the executive committee. Dumas will lead Rhodia’s global communications strategy, excluding financial communications. Pascal Juery has been named group purcha…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News

    Plasticolors appoints product

    Plasticolors, Inc., a custom colorant and chemical dispersions manufacturer for the thermoset paint, coatings and plastics industries, has appointed Wayde Jenkins product development specialist at the company’s headquarters in Ashabula, OH. Jen…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News

    Bayer MaterialScience

    Patrick Thomas has been appointed chairman of the board of management of Bayer MaterialScience. Thomas succeeds Hagen Noerenberg, who ended his active employment with the Bayer Group at the end of 2006. Thomas’ experience includes a stint in 19…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News

    Spotten named sales manager for munters moisture control

    Russell Spotten has been appointed national sales manager, surface…
    04.18.07

  • Breaking News | Marine Coatings

    PPG acquires Champion Coatings

    PPG Industries has acquired certain assets of Champion Coatings, Inc., Houston, TX and a manufacturer of high performance coatings for the rail, marine and overland industries.
    Tim Wright 04.18.07

  • Breaking News

    Airbus starts painting first A380 for Singapore Airlines

    Following timely completion of the cabin installation of the first A380 for Singapore Airlines, Airbus has started the paintwork on this aircraft. The A380 will stay approximately three weeks in the company's paint-shop in Hamburg, Germany. In additi…
    Tim Wright 04.12.07

  • Breaking News | Industrial Coatings  | Powder Coatings

    Tikkurila acquires two Russian coatings companies

    Kemira has recently strengthened its market position in Eastern European paint markets. Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paint and coatings business, acquired 70% of two St. Petersburg, Russia-based paint companies by the name of Gamma an…
    Tim Wright 04.12.07

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    The next generation of color from Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings

    Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has recently launched its latest color collection—RTS Gen II—following the success of the first generation of Ready of Ship (RTS) products in 2004. The Generation II RTS Color Palette is comprised of over…
    Tim Wright 04.11.07

  • Breaking News

    Akzo Nobel is awarded a technical approval from GM Europe

    Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has received approval from General Motors Europe (GM) on the Sikkens brand paint system. The approval extends to GM's collision repair centers as well as collision repair centers doing work on GM products as Chevrolet/Daewoo…
    Tim Wright 04.11.07