• Sartomer makes organizational : Henry Miller

    June 12, 2008
    || Sartomer makes organizational changes in U.S. Technology Group Sartomer Company has named Henry Miller manager of UV/EB technical development. In this new role, Miller will concentrate on growing UV/EB opportunities in new developing applica…

  • Powder-x coatings systems: Joey R. Golliver

    June 12, 2008
    || Powder-x coatings systems makes two appointments Powder-X Coatings Systems has appointed Joey R. Golliver president and CEO. Golliver has been in the powder coating industry for 22 years and has served as operations manager at Powder-X for the past…

  • Michelman makes :Luc Vanderstappen

    June 12, 2008
    || Michelman makes several personel moves Michelman has made a number of personnel additions and promotions. Luc Vanderstappen has been promoted to European business manager, chemical specialties. David Williams has been tapped as Michelman's new sen…

  • Rohm and Haas names president: Pierre R. Brondeau

    June 12, 2008
    || Rohm and Haas has named Pierre R. Brondeau, president and chief operating officer, as well as approved the formation of the chairman’s committee to oversee the direction of the company. Brondeau joined Rohm and Haas in 1989 and most recently se…

  • Chemtura names Depew : Rick Beitel

    June 12, 2008
    || Chemtura names Depew vice president global sales Chemtura Corp. has named Rick DePew vice president, global sales, performance specialties, including the company’s petroleum additive and urethane businesses. He succeeds Rick Beitel, who is…

  • BASF production site opens in Russia

    June 12, 2008
    || BASF Coatings has started up its new production site for paints in Russia. The new facility at Pavlovski Posad, 60 kilometers east of Moscow, has an annual production capacity of 6,000 tons of paints including basecoats and clearcoats. The new site w…

  • TW acquires PolySpec

    June 12, 2008
    || PolySpec L.P. has announced that it has been acquired by Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). PolySpec L.P. is a manufacturer of protective coatings and linings, sealants, QPL/IMO-approved marine decking, and subsea insulation. PolySpec L.P. will be a who…

  • PPG dedicates Reno facility

    June 12, 2008
    || PPG Industries has dedicated a new 95,000-square-foot, 22-acre architectural coatings facility in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about 15 miles east of Reno. “This new paint manufacturing facility enhances PPG’s ability to provide supe…

  • Industri Kapital to sell CPS Color

    June 12, 2008
    || Industri Kapital (IK) has signed an agreement with Nordic Capital Fund VI regarding the sale of CPS Color Group Oy. Based in Vantaa, Finland and with approximately 900 employees in eleven countries, CPS Color is a global supplier of advanced tinting…

  • Hempel to stop paint production at Denmark site

    June 12, 2008
    || Paint production at Hempel’s factory in Lundtofte, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, will continue until May 31, 2010. After that point, a new factory in Poland will take over. Hempel’s remaining departments in Lundtofte, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, will n…

  • BASF to strengthen its automotive industry in India

    June 12, 2008
    || BASF has made plans to expand its offerings for the automotive industry in India with investments in plants and technology. The company will build a new engineering plastics compounding plant at its existing site in Thane, which is expected to come o…

  • Tikkurila Expands in Romania

    June 12, 2008
    || Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatings business, has strengthened its position in the Southeasteuropean paint market. The company has agreed to establish a trading company by the name of Tikkurila JUB Romania with the…

  • Berger Paints to acquire Bolix

    June 12, 2008
    || Berger Paints India Ltd. said in Mumbai on April 29, 2008 that it will invest $38.6 million to acquire Polish firm Bolix SA. The acquisition will be made through Berger’s wholly-owned subsidiary Cyprus.…

  • Berger-Becker Acroma Paints to launch coating products in India

    June 12, 2008
    || The Kolkata-based paint manufacturer Berger Paints Ltd. has tied up with Italian Becker Acroma Spa to launch water-based and polyurethane wood-finish products for the Indian market. These two products will be followed by glass paints, clear coats, fl…

  • 3M to expand manufacturing

    June 12, 2008
    || 3M has announced its intent to build a new facility in Singapore to produce coatings for film-based products used in commercial, electronic and automotive applications. “This investment brings us closer to our customers and creates a regional s…