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    Tikkurila Acquires Two

    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 Ga…
    05.17.07

  • Automotive Refinish  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    BASF’s R-M Refinish

    As the trend toward waterborne basecoat technology is catching on in Russia, BASF Coatings has debuted its R-M brand paint’s ONYX HD waterborne basecoat system with a training seminar in Moscow. This marked the first time Russian painters had t…
    05.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Dulux Launches New

    Dulux has launched the new Dulux Global Color Palette and selection tools for its international line of architectural paints and coatings. The new Global Color Palette features more than 2,000 colors and incorporates the most popular, frequently spec…
    05.17.07

  • Aerospace Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Pexa’s French Facility Commissions Aerospace

    Pexa, the specialist supplier of surface finishing products to the aerospace industry has commissioned its first paint production capability at its site near Marseille. Through its partnership with Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC), Pexa has insta…
    05.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    nCoat to Increase Work

    nCoat, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters recently with the announcement that the North Carolina-based facility operated by wholly owned subsidiary High Performance Coatings, Inc. plans to increase its workforce to a targeted…
    05.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Statement by NPCA in Response to the Lawsuit Filed by Ohio Attorney General Dann:

    The National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc. (NPCA) strongly opposes the decision by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to sue ten companies over the issue of lead poisoning. Instead of pursuing current, effective measures that have made major prog…
    05.17.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Lanxess offers Soft Touch resins,

    The Lustran Polymers business unit of Lanxess Corp. recently introduced Soft Touch resins and now offers a full-color brochure that highlights the features and benefits of the products to help its customers better use its chemistry. The Soft Touch re…
    05.17.07

  • Powder Coatings | Raw material & Equipment

    GE Plastics OFfers Noryl

    GE Plastics has added conductive Noryl GTX resins to its ecomagination product portfolio. These new environmentally-friendly materials are optimized for powder coatings. They contain conductive fillers that eliminate the need to apply an…
    05.17.07

  • Binders | Raw material & Equipment | Wood Coatings

    Bayer Materialscience

    Bayer MaterialScience AG has launched its latest generation of waterborne binders, Bayhydrol XP 2557, XP 2558 and XP 2593/1 for parquet floor coatings. These new binders make it possible to formulate N-methyl pyrrolidone- (NMP) free wood coatings tha…
    05.17.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Cytec launches new

    Cytec has launched Ucecoat 7631 waterborne UV curable resin for topcoats on outdoor wood joinery. This aliphatic polyurethane dispersion offers weathering resistance as well as chemical and mechanical resistance for wood joinery and other outdoor ap…
    05.17.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ross Improves Planetary Mixer

    Charles Ross and Son has improved its planetary mixer with the introduction of a new dual-shaft design incorporating a special helical agitator and high-speed dispersion blade. The new combination of agitators pro…
    05.17.07

  • Supplier News

    Dow Polyurethanes invests further in Europe

    Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to expand capacity at two of its European facilities. The company plans to increase name-plate capacity at its polyols plant in Terneuzen, The Netherlands by 180 kilotons per year, and at its propylene glycol fac…
    05.17.07

  • Binders | Supplier News

    Wacker Opens technical

    Wacker has opened a new technical center in Beijing for construction applications. The center’s lab facilities will develop and test construction sector polymeric binders. The Beijing center will focus on developing formulations and meeting req…
    05.17.07

  • Supplier News

    Dow epoxy chooses

    Dow Epoxy has selected Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP) as the site for its worldscale 150,000-MTPA glycerine-to-epichlorohydrin (GTW) plant and 100,000-MTPA liquid epoxy resins (LER) plant. Both plants are slated to start up between 2009-201…
    05.17.07

  • Supplier News

    FSCT Board appoints

    Mark Algaier, of Hillyard Industries, St. Josephs, MO and member of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) board of directors, has been appointed as the secretary/treasurer of the FSCT. Algaier replaces Joseph Pontoski, FSCT chief…
    05.17.07

  • Powder Coatings | Supplier News

    In brief

    Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit is discontinuing its Vestagon B 31/B 55 and B 68 crosslinkers for epoxy and hybrid powder coatings...Sartomer Company has enhanced features to its online technical library (www.sartomer.com),…
    05.17.07

  • People in the News

    International Paint hires new : Jon Palo

    International Paint, a division of Akzo Nobel, has named Martin Goodman to serve as senior account executive for protective coatings sales in south Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Goodman has more than 25 years experience in the coatings industry.…
    05.17.07

  • People in the News

    Chemtura Names Wedinger Group president: Robert Wedinger

    Chemtura has named Robert Wedinger group president, performance specialties. Wedinger also serves as chief of staff for the company. He joined Chemtura in May 2006 with responsibility for the rubber chemicals and EPDM polymers business. Previously We…
    05.17.07

  • People in the News

    Lansco Colors names: Ralph Svenningsen

    Lansco Colors names Svenningsen director of quality Lansco Colors has hired Ralph Svenningsen as director of quality. In his new position Svenningsen will oversee all aspects of pigment quality. He has worked in various assignments of increasing r…
    05.17.07

  • People in the News

    Dow Corning names : Mark Maxwell

    Dow Corning names maxwell marketing director Dow Corning has named Mark Maxwell global marketing director for its engineered elastomers industry. Sammy Hui will succeed Maxwell as global marketing communications manager. In his new position,…
    05.17.07