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    Nuplex resins appoints smith: Kelly Smith

    Nuplex resins appoints smith business development manager Nuplex Resins has appointed Kelly Smith business development manager, waterborne technologies and new markets–the Americas. Smith joined Nuplex Resins in 1994 and has held a vari…
    10.20.06

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    Hexion to purchase Orica’s

    Hexion to purchase Orica’s adhesives resins Business Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase the adhesives and resins business of Orica Limited. The Orica adhesives and resins business manufactures formaldehyde an…
    10.20.06

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    Wacker Chemical Appoints : Bernhard Hackl

    Bernhard Hackl has been named vice president–performance materials, Wacker Silicones business division. In his new position, Hackl will be responsible for the overall sales, marketing, technical and supply chain management for the perform…
    10.20.06

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Heubach expands

    Heubach has started up production for the manufacture of bismuth vanadate pigments. With a total capacity of 300 tpa, the production unit will manufacture bismuth vanadate pigments for use in industrial, automotive and waterborne decorative coatings.…
    10.20.06

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    Chemtura forms

    Chemtura Corp. has formed a joint venture with Japan-based Hakuto Co., Ltd. to work in the areas of polymerization inhibitors for styrene monomer refining processes. These inhibitors, Hakutol PC series, developed by Hakuto, have demonstrated superior…
    10.20.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Sico unveils its 2007 color forecast

    Sico has introduced new paint colors to meet growing demand for nature-inspired colors. The color trend for 2007, according to the company, is focused on nature-inspired tones from earth browns, foliage greens, and ocean-inspired blues, to deep flora…
    10.20.06

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    Sermatech, Goodrich Sign “Shop in Shop” Agreement

    Sermatech, Goodrich Sign “Shop in Shop” Agreement Sermatech International has entered into a multiyear agreement to provide Goodrich Corporation’s Landing Gear Facility in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, with a turnkey “shop-in-sh…
    10.20.06

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    Recycled Paint

    Recycled Paint Standard Completed The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and Green Seal, Inc. have completed a national Green Seal environmental standard for recycled-content latex paint. The standard is aimed at assuring consumers that recycled…
    10.20.06

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    DuPont Opens Offices in Italy

    DuPont Opens Offices in Italy DuPont has opened new offices in Milan, Italy. The 2,000 square-meter space accommodates approximately 120 fixed work stations and 12 wireless internet stations for employees who work from home. To create a consistent i…
    10.20.06

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    Thompson’s, Niagara Falls

    Thompson’s, Niagara Falls State Park sign agreement Thompson’s Water Seal has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Niagara Falls State Park in New York. Under terms of the agreement, Thompson’s will provide funding and…
    10.20.06

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    Tikkurila Acquires Sales Company in the Czech Republic

    The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and Green Seal, Inc. have completed a national Green Seal environmental standard for recycled-content latex paint. The standard is aimed at assuring consumers that recycled paint, in addition to being environme…
    10.20.06

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    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 companies are Del Laboratories…
    10.20.06

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    Volvo invests in its

    Volvo Construction Equipment has announced plans to build a new paint shop at its Hallsberg plant, representing an investment of SEK 150 million (Swedish kroners). The new paint shop will result in improved quality, greater capacity, lower costs and…
    10.20.06

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    NeoMedia to Sell Micro

    NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its Micro Paint Repair business unit to Jose Sada, a technology partner of NeoMedia Micro Paint Repair, backed by the Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM) of New York, NY. N…
    10.20.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Wood Coatings

    Insl-x Acquires Trinity

    Insl-x Products Corp. has entered into an agreement with Trinity Coatings to acquire Trinity’s Wood Coatings Division to further develop and strengthen its wood coatings business. Insl-x will continue to manufacture at Trinity’s existing…
    10.20.06

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    Specialty Coating Systems Opens Costa Rica Facility

    Expanding its parylene coating capabilities, Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) has opened its newest parylene coating facility in Heredia, Costa Rica. The 8,000-square foot facility, located in the Global Park Free Zone, is the company’s first i…
    10.20.06

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    Chemark Awarded NPCA’s

    The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc., has been awarded the “U.S. Paints & Coatings Market Analysis (2006-2011)” by the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA). NPCA has selected Chemark to develop a comprehensive report on the…
    10.20.06

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    Empils’ paints have been

    Voluntary certification of Empils’ water dispersion paint and varnish was completed by the Center for Environmental Projects and Certification (CEPC), an autonomous, non-profit organization. All the products presented for certification, includi…
    10.20.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Sermatech Opens Science

    Sermatech has completed its new Science and Technology Center in Limerick, PA. The center will conduct advanced aerospace and industrial coatings research and development as well as new application rapid prototyping. The new facility is fully equippe…
    10.20.06

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    Tikkurila Establishes

    Tikkurila has established a fully-owned sales company TOO Tikkurila in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for marketing decorative paints under the Finnish Tikkurila brand and the Russian Teks brand. In the future, the company will also market Tikkurila’s ind…
    10.20.06