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    CEPE Publishes Code of Practice for Direct Food Contact Coating

    CEPE Publishes Code of Practice for Direct Food Contact Coatings CEPE has published a “Code of Practice for Coated Articles where the Food Contact Layer is a Coating.” The code of practice prepared by the CEPE European Sector Can Coating…
    11.17.06

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    Nail Polishes to Become Safer

    Nail Polishes to Become Safer Facing mounting criticism from consumers as well as health and environmental groups, three major nail polish manufacturers have begun removing some chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects from their products. The…
    11.17.06

  • Financial News | Industrial Coatings

    RPM reports record 1Q 2007

    RPM International has reported record sales and net income for its fiscal 2007 first quarter ended Aug. 31. Record net sales of $844.2 million in the first quarter were up 13% from the $747.4 million reported a year ago. Of the increase, appoximately…
    11.17.06

  • Financial News | Powder Coatings

    Rohm and Haas Reports

    Rohm and Haas Reports Strong Third Quarter Results Sales in Rohm and Haas’ Coatings segment increased five percent over the third quarter of 2005 to $700 million. Third quarter earnings for the coatings segment were $64 million, including $2…
    11.17.06

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    Akzo Nobel Reports

    For the third quarter Akzo Nobel reported an increase in revenues driven by its coatings business.…
    11.17.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Rahn introduces three UV-

    Rahn has introduced three new UV-curable oligomers, Genomer 5142 and Genomer 5161 oligoamine and Genomer 2280 epoxy acrylate. Both oligoamines Genomer 5142 and Genomer 5161 are acrylated amine synergists for radically curable coatings, inks and adhes…
    11.17.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Noveon offers copolymer for

    Noveon offers copolymer for variety of functional coatings Carbobond 2862 copolymer from Noveon offers adhesion to a variety of printed substrates. Ideal for blister-pack and heat-sealed coating applications, Carbobond 2862 copolymer combine…
    11.17.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Lanxess offers levamelt

    Lanxess offers levamelt copolymers for adhesives Lanxess now offers Levamelt copolymers, which contain 40-80% vinyl acetate and are able to fill the need for a high vinyl acetate alternative to traditional ethylene and vinyl acetate products for pr…
    11.17.06

  • Powder Coatings | Raw material & Equipment

    GE Launches conduction

    GE Launches conduction resin for powder coatings GE Plastics has launched a new line of conductive GTX resins for use in powder coating applications. Noryl GTX resins contain conductive fillers that eliminate the need to apply an elect…
    11.17.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ross introduces

    Ross introduces cylinderical vacuum dryers Charles Ross and Son Company has recently introduced a new line of cylindrical dryers for the chemical process industries. The cylindrical dryer line can include a variety of materials of construction such…
    11.17.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Gardco offers conductivity

    Gardco offers conductivity and temperature meters Gardco is highlighting two conductivity and temperature meters. The IQ340 is a waterproof, handheld, non-glass conductivity meter. This sturdy meter system is NEMA4X (IP67) rated, showcases an extra…
    11.17.06

  • People in the News

    Dow names business VP specialty: Horacio Percossi

    The Dow Chemical Company has named Horacio Percossi business vice president for the specialty chemicals business portfolio. He will continue to report to Romeo Kreinberg, executive vice president of Dow’s performance plastic and chemicals portf…
    11.17.06

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    International Paint Hires : Bob Bernard

    International Paint Hires engineering account executive International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Bob Bernard to serve as their new engineering account executive for the high value infrastructure markets through Ohio, Michigan,…
    11.17.06

  • Supplier News

    Eliokem to be acquired by AXA Private

    AXA Private Equity, in association with Eliokem’s management team headed by its CEO, Jacques Collonges, signed a share purchase agreement with the American private equity firm, Littlejohn and Company, LLC to acquire Eliokem, the specialty chemi…
    11.17.06

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    Sartomer names: Brian Kendall

    Sartomer names Kendall new plant manager Sartomer Company has named Brian Kendall plant manager of Sartomer’s Chatom, AL facility. In his new position, Kendall is responsible for all plant operations and reports directly to Edward J.…
    11.17.06

  • Supplier News

    Tronox restarts

    Tronox restarts production at tiwest plant Tronox has restarted production at the Tiwest synthetic rutile plant in Chandala, Western Australia. Tiwest, a 50/50 joint venture between Tronox and Ticor Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Kumba Resources Ltd., i…
    11.17.06

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    Rohm and Haas Names north American: Shruti Singhai

    Rohm and Haas Names north American Market Manager, Traffic Paint Polymers Shruti Singhal has been named North American market manager for traffic paint polymers by Rohm and Haas Company, architectural and functional coatings business. Singhal…
    11.17.06

  • Supplier News

    Cytec expands production of

    Cytec expands production of acrylic resins in n. America Cytec Industries has announced the manufacturing start-up for select Macrynal high solids acrylic polyols and Viacryl water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facili…
    11.17.06

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    RPM Hires: Kenneth M. Armstrong

    RPM hires director of environmental, health and safety; promotes four RPM International has hired Kenneth M. Armstrong as director of environmental, health and safety. Armstrong brings more than 18 years of experience on a broad rang…
    11.17.06

  • Supplier News

    Longtime Coatings Chemist,

    Longtime Coatings Chemist, Engelhardt passes away Carl Engelhardt passed away Aug. 26 in Clearwater, FL. A longtime paint and coatings chemist, Engelhardt retired as vice president technical from Brooklyn Paint and…
    11.17.06