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  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Jotun awarded contracts

    Jotun Paints has secured several major projects from the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) for the coating protection of a number of bridges and flyovers across the emirate. The RTA’s decision to award the projects to Jotun was influ…
    12.20.07

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    Sureshield Coatings

    Due to fast-growing global demand for specially formulated coatings that provide antimicrobial, anti-fingerprint and easy-to-clean characteristics to enhance the performance, aesthetics and durability of metal products and surfaces, Horizon Business…
    12.20.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Akzo Nobel shareholders approve acquisition of ICI

    Akzo Nobel N.V. shareholders gave strong support for the company’s proposed acquisition of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI). At an Extraordinary General Meeting held in Amsterdam, shareholders voted 79% in favor of the transaction. The…
    12.20.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    PPG lifts capacity of

    PPG has boosted annual production capacity of its factory in Tianjin, a municipality in North China, from 30,000 tons to 70,000 tons. Its new factory, which started operations October 30, covers an area of 60,000 square meters with total investment…
    12.20.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    SSCP acquires SCHRAMM Coatings

    The forthcoming acquisition of Offenbach, Germany-based Schramm Coatings GmbH by SSCP Co. Ltd., Korea, effective November 16, 2007, is the result of a longstanding and successful collaboration between the two companies in their core automotive indust…
    12.20.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    3M completes

    3M has completed its acquisition of Bondo Corp., a manufacturer of auto body repair products for the automotive aftermarket and various other professional and consumer applications. Bondo’s brand complements 3M’s line of auto body repair…
    12.20.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Rohm and Haas Polska opens

    Rohm and Haas Polska has opened a brand new warehouse located in Mszczonów, 50 km south of Warsaw. This warehouse will be…
    12.20.07

  • Pigments | Powder Coatings | Suppliers Corner

    Lubrizol offers PowerAdd 9080

    Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. has launched PowerAdd 9080 structuring additive for hammertone finishes. Using PowerAdd 9080 additive, formulators of industrial powder coatings, including polyester-TGC, polyester/epoxy hybrids, polyester/primids or…
    12.20.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Cytec Launches new Coatings and adhesive products

    Cytec Industries has launched a number of new products for the coatings, printing inks and adhesives markets. Duroxyn VEF 2406w/45WA, a cationic epoxy ester resin is zero VOC, solvent free, one pack, fast drying with quick recoat time, and gives good…
    12.20.07

  • Automotive Coatings | Industrial Coatings  | Pigments | Powder Coatings | Suppliers Corner

    Clariant launches new

    Clariant launches new pigments for coatings Clariant has launched a number of new high performance pigments for industrial and automotive coatings. Hostaperm Red D2G 70 and Hostaperm Red D3G 70 are high performance red pigments based on diketopyrr…
    12.20.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Elementis Specialties

    Elementis Specialties offers Rheolate CVS Elementis Specialties has introduced Rheolate CVS-1, -2, -3 color viscosity stabilizers for water-based paint and coatings. Rheolate CVS series are specifically developed to eliminate or minimize viscosit…
    12.20.07

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    Chemtura offers

    Chemtura offers Adiprene K Urethane System Chemtura Corp. has launched Adiprene K one-component urethane systems. The new Adiprene K range can provide processing advantages for applications ranging from abrasion-resistant elastomeric coatings to l…
    12.20.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Nuplex resins launches

    Nuplex resins launches setaqua waterborne polymer Nuplex Resins has launched Setaqua waterborne polymer resin to the North American coatings market. The Setaqua product line consists of specialty acrylic dispersions, emulsions and alkyd emul…
    12.20.07

  • Industry News

    Evonik acquires Degussa Engineered

    Evonik Industries has acquired the remaining 50% share in its former carbon black joint venture Degussa Engineered Carbons (DEC) from ECI. DEC will now be a 100% owned subsidiary of Evonik. Financial details of the transaction will not be discl…
    12.20.07

  • Industry News

    Eliokem acquires polymer

    Eliokem has signed a purchase agreement with Mumbai, India-based Apar Industries, to acquire its polymer division for $27.5 million subject to regulatory approval. Apar’s polymer division is the sole Indian manufacturer of nitrile rubber and ha…
    12.20.07

  • Industry News

    Arch chemicals urges U.S. to

    Arch Chemicals is calling upon the U.S. to join 25 other nations that have ratified the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships. Having secured the minimum passage by 25 nations, the treaty will ban the use of…
    12.20.07

  • Industry News

    OM Group

    OM Group, Inc. has acquired Borchers GmbH, a European-based specialty coatings additive supplier. The Borchers operation will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. “Borchers is an excellent fit with o…
    12.20.07

  • Automotive Coatings | Breaking News

    Helios has acquired the company Avrora in Ukraine

    Helios has acquired the company Avrora in Ukraine
    Tim Wright 12.19.07

  • Breaking News

    PPG to acquire Brown Brothers from Unipart Automotive

    PPG to acquire Brown Brothers from Unipart Automotive
    Tim Wright 12.19.07

  • Breaking News

    Benjamin Moore acquires Insl-x

    Benjamin Moore acquires Insl-x
    Tim Wright 12.17.07