• PPG's 1Q Sales drop 30%

    April 14, 2009
    PPG’s 1Q Sales drop 30% PPG has reported $2.8 billion sales for the first quarter, a decline of 30%, or $111 million, versus last year’s first quarter. Income for the quarter was $32 million. First quarter 2008 sales were $4 billion and i…

  • Asian Adhesives & Sealants

    April 14, 2009
    Asian Adhesives & Sealants According to the consulting firm Kus­umgar, Nerlfi & Growney, formulated adhesive and sealant consumption in Asia was 7.5 billion pounds in 2008 and worth $8.5 billion. Growth in the region was strong in the fir…

  • IFDA Washington Chapter

    April 14, 2009
    IFDA Washington Chapter Honors Benjamin Moore Benjamin Moore Paints was honored by the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Washington Chapter, receiving the organization’s 2008 Capital Award. Presented at the IFDA’s N…

  • Oakland University Launches new Nanotech Institute

    April 14, 2009
    Oakland University Launches new Nanotech Institute The new NanoTech Research & De­velopment Institute on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI, has been launched and is expected to become a state, national and world leader in nano…

  • AkzoNobel, ChemPoint.com

    April 14, 2009
    AkzoNobel, ChemPoint.com join forces in North America AkzoNobel has chosen e-distributor ChemPoint.com as their North American supplier of its Interpon powder coatings products and services. These encompass stocking colors for industrial and archit…

  • BASF expands in Middle East

    April 14, 2009
    BASF expands in Middle East Through the Glaurit brand of auto refinishes, BASF has expanded its presence in the Middle East. The coatings firm recently opened two paint and body shops in the Sultanate of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. One of the two…

  • Dow introduces Ecosurf EH surfactant

    April 14, 2009
    The Dow Chemical Company has added three new surfactants to the Ecosurf brand of surfactants. Ecosurf EH-3, 6 and 9 surfactants are a new generation of high performance, readily biodegradable surfactants. They are designed for use in paint and coatin…

  • PPG to cut 2,500 jobs

    April 14, 2009
    PPG to cut 2,500 jobs in restructuring PPG said it will cut 2,500 jobs in a restructuring plan aimed at saving $140 million annually. The plan is expected to cost the company approximately $160 million in cash, it said. A further charge of up to $50…

  • Sartomer offers three

    April 14, 2009
    Sartomer offers three polyester acrylate oligomers Sartomer Company has introduced CN2261LV, CN2264 and CN2282 acrylate oligomers with good cure rates and abrasion resistance. CN2261LV was developed for UV-curable wood coating applications, where ha…

  • Akzonobel qualified by

    April 14, 2009
    Akzonobel qualified by chinese aircraft manufacturer China’s largest aircraft manufacturer, Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC), has qualified two new products from Akzo­Nobel Aerospace Coatings. The Eclipse range of polyurethane topcoats, alo…

  • vertec biosolvents

    April 14, 2009
    vertec biosolvents introduces ELSOL Vertec Biosolvents, Inc., a manufacturer of custom blends of biosolvents based primarily on ethyl lactate, fatty acid methyl esters, d-limonene and ethanol, has introduced the Elsol product line. Elsol is a line o…

  • BASF receives

    April 14, 2009
    BASF receives Subaru supplier award BASF Coatings North America has received a Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) Supplier Award. The award was presented to Juan Carlos Ordonez, group vice president, and Joe Schmondiuk, global account director for B…

  • Fischer Technology offers

    April 14, 2009
    Fischer Technology offers coatings thickness gauges Fischer Technology offers a complete range of hand held coating thickness gauges suitable for measurements of paint, powder coating, plating and anodize. These gauges measure over ferrous, non-ferro…

  • DuPont vp Says Economic Crisis Will Bring Permanent Changes to Titanium Dioxide Industry

    April 14, 2009
    DuPont vp Says Economic Crisis Will Bring Permanent Changes to Titanium Dioxide Industry New economic realities resulting from the global recession will permanently change the business landscape, a DuPont vice president told business leaders at TiO2…

  • Cytec releases resins for

    April 14, 2009
    Cytec releases resins for refinishing and spot repair Cytec Industries has launched Ebecryl curing resins 8412, 8501 and 8309. This family of resins is designed for low energy curable applications such as automotive end of line spot repair. These fl…

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