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  • Business Operation | Financial News

    Valspar's 1Q sales drop 16%

    Valspar’s 1Q sales drop 16% First-quarter sales at Valspar dropped 16.4% from the same period last year to $639.5 million. Net income for the first quarter of 2009 dropped to $14.2 million from $24 million the year before. Excluding non-cash ad…
    03.12.09

  • Additives | Market Trends & Forecast | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Coatings & Ink Additives Report

    Coatings & Ink Additives Report According to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of th…
    03.12.09

  • Market Trends & Forecast | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    A Profile of the Central American

    A Profile of the Central American and Caribbean Paint Industry Information Research (IRL) has published a report dedicated to the Central American and Caribbean paint markets titled, “A Profile of the Central American and…
    03.12.09

  • Architectural Coatings | Suppliers Corner

    Rohm and Haas launches Rhoplex CS-100

    Rohm and Haas has launched a new innovative binder, Rhoplex CS-100 emulsion to the North American architectural coatings market. This new thermoplastic, water-resistant binder provides excellent resistance to water blushing, is VOC-compliant and exhi…
    03.12.09

  • Suppliers Corner

    New Colour Index

    New Colour Index for BASF Orange Pigment BASF has developed a new brilliant orange pigment that has been listed in the Colour Index (C.I.) as Pigment Orange 82. BASF will market the orange pigment under the tradename Sicopal Orange L 2430 for coatin…
    03.12.09

  • Suppliers Corner

    Sartomer offers hydrophobic

    Sartomer offers hydrophobic urethane oligomer Sartomer Company has introduced a hydrophobic urethane acrylate oligomer. CN9014 offers increased chemical resistance and enhanced dielectric properties, and is compatible with hydrophobic acrylate monome…
    03.12.09

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    Cytec offers modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings

    Cytec offers modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings Cytec Industries Inc. has launched the Ebecryl 3300 resin, a new modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings. UV/EB curable coatings containing the Ebecryl 3300 resin demonstrate high react…
    03.12.09

  • Suppliers Corner

    BASF Launches

    BASF Launches 2-Propylheptyl Acrylate BASF is expanding its portfolio of specialty monomers and launching its new product 2-propylheptyl acrylate (2-PHA). This is a new raw material and building block for functional polymers. 2-PHA belongs to the gr…
    03.12.09

  • Additives | Suppliers Corner

    Multifunctional Additives

    Multifunctional Additives for Aqueous Coatings BYK has launched BYK-3520 and BYK-3521, new multifunctional additives that combine good flow and defoaming properties, helping to eliminate surface defects. BYK-3520 and BYK-3521 both offer substrate we…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News

    Rohm & Haas sues Dow for breach of

    Rohm & Haas is suing Dow Chemical in a Delaware court for failing to complete the agreed $15.4 billion takeover within the agreed time frame. After receiving the green light from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on January 23, 2009, Dow wa…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News

    Clariant, Xl Performance Chemicals form alliance

    Clariant, Xl Performance Chemicals form alliance Clariant’s Functional Chemicals Division and Dalton, GA-based XL Performance Chemicals have formed an alliance to serve the $2.3 billion worldwide foam-control market. In the initial phase of the…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News

    CAS-MI LABORATORIES

    CAS-MI LABORATORIES LAUNCHES INNOVATION CENTER CAS-MI Laboratories has opened its CAS-MI Innovation Center, an incubator for new industrial and consumer formulated products, including paints, coatings, plastics, adhesives and more. The scientists at…
    03.12.09

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    Univar's site U+ Certified

    Univar’s site U+ Certified Univar recently announced that its Brussels site has attained full compliance with its stringent U+ standards. Launched in 2006, U+ is a goal-based combined management system that requires each site to continually imp…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News

    Inksolutions to sell and

    Inksolutions to sell and distribute Synkoloid/Muralo Brands of products Effective Feb. 1, 2009, Inksolutions LLC has been awarded the license to sell and distribute the Synkoloid and Muralo brands of products West of the Rockies, in Western Canada a…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News

    Evonik Registers

    Evonik Registers Synthetic Amorphous Silica In compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, Evonik Industries has successfully registered synthetic amorphous silica with the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. This authorizes the compan…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News | Pigments

    Huntsman Cuts Workforce,

    Huntsman CUts Workforce, Closes titanium dioxide plant Huntsman Corp. has recently enacted a company-wide initiative to reduce costs across its division and functions, which will eliminate 117 jobs by year-end, or nine percent of its workforce. Full…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News

    Wacker Polymers extends its

    Wacker Polymers extends its vinnapas and vinnol portfolio Wacker Polymers changed the name of its Airflex, Flexbond, Flexcryl and Vinac products. All vinyl acetate homopolymer, vinyl acetate-ethylene and acrylic copolymer grades will be known as Vian…
    03.12.09

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    Bayer Reduces Work Time

    Bayer Reduces Work Time Bayer MaterialScience, in an effort to offset the effects of the financial crisis, has temporarily lowered the company’s work time by 6.7% with corresponding reductions in salaries for non-managerial employees.…
    03.12.09

  • Additives | Industry News

    Cytec Accelerates

    Cytec Accelerates product Development Cytec Industries’ polymer additives group is accelerating the expansion of its Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions stabilizers product range. Products for the automotive, construction, coatings and agricultural f…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News

    Dow to Close LDPE

    Dow to Close LDPE Plant in Freeport, TX Driven by current economic conditions and overcapacity for low density polyethylene (LDPE) in the North…
    03.12.09