• Architect survey highlights "green" product attributes, overseas growth markets

    June 16, 2009
    Architect survey highlights ‘green’ product attributes, overseas growth markets Architects say durability is the most important attribute for a “green” building product, according to a new industry survey commissioned by PPG I…

  • BASF redefines partnership with FinishMaster

    June 16, 2009
    BASF redefines partnership with FinishMaster BASF Automotive Refinish U.S. has re-defined an element of its relationship with fulfillment partner, FinishMaster, to include e-commerce. BASF has long offered e-commerce capabilities to its customers thr…

  • Home Products, Columbia

    June 16, 2009
    Home Products, Columbia Paint form alliance Sashco Log Home Products has expanded its alliance with Columbia Paint and Coatings. After successfully teaming up with two Columbia Paint locations, Sashco and Columbia Paint have approved expanded distri…

  • Protective Coatings Group

    June 16, 2009
    Protective Coatings Group and Demilec (USA) join forces Building industry leaders Protective Coatings Group (PCG) and Demilec (USA) have formed an alliance dedicated to providing property constructors and owners with a combined service that utilize…

  • BASF to cut 2,000 jobs by end of

    June 16, 2009
    BASF has announced that it intends to cut at least 2,000 positions by 2009 as it sees no shift in the current trend and as demand weakened further at the start of the year. Quarterly sales fell 23.3% to €12.22 billion compared to Q1 in 2008. &l…

  • ISP launches web site on

    June 16, 2009
    ISP launches web site on wood protection technology International Specialty Products (ISP) has launched a new web site focused on the major sources of wood degradation and the technical solution that will allow coatings formulators to produce highe…

  • BASF names archway sales

    June 16, 2009
    BASF names archway sales distributor of the year Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins Distributor of the year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyan…

  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals

    June 16, 2009
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals epoxy products production Hexion has announced, as a result of reduced demand driven by difficult market conditions, the company intends to shift production of certain epoxy products within its global manufacturing operatio…

  • Lubrizol launches

    June 16, 2009
    Lubrizol launches improved website The Performance Coatings business of the Lubrizol Corp. has launched its enhanced web site, www.lubrizol­coatings.com, featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation. Designed with the customer in…

  • International Paint names vice presi

    June 16, 2009
    International Paint has named Chris Tiernay vice president protective coatings, North America. In this role, Tiernay will be responsible for growing the protective coatings business throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America, which inc…

  • Sartomer names

    June 16, 2009
    sartomer names two new managers Sartomer Company has named Todd Speece business development manager, rubber and Kathleen Shelton marketing manager, metallic monomers. Both Speece and Shelton will be based in Sartomer’s Exton, PA head…

  • Trust Chem USA expands team: Rick Campbell

    June 16, 2009
    Trust Chem USA expands team Rick Campbell, president, Trust Chem USA, recently announced that Andrew Blum has joined his staff. Blum has nearly 50 years experience in the pigments and pigments consuming industries. After holding various positions wi…

  • Henning named GM: Mark Henning

    June 16, 2009
    Henning named GM of dow microbial control Mark Henning has been named general manager of Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. In this role Henning will assume leadership of the newly-combined businesses of Dow Biocide…

  • Dow COrning names Carbary: Larry Carbary

    June 16, 2009
    Dow COrning names Carbary construction Industry scientist Dow Corning Corp. has promoted Larry Carbary to the position of construction industry scientist. In his new role, Carbary will work with global colleagues to deepen industry knowledge to ext…

  • Pruitt to retire from Univar: Gary Pruitt

    June 16, 2009
    Pruitt to retire from Univar Univar chairman and CEO Gary Pruitt has announced that he will retire as chief executive officer. He will remain with Univar as chairman of the board following the transition to a new CEO. Pruitt is a 30-year veteran of…

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