• PPG's 1Q Sales drop 30%

    May 12, 2009
    PPG’s 1Q Sales drop 30% PPG has reported $2.8 billion sales for the first quarter, a decline of 30%, or $111 million, versus last year’s first quarter. Income for the quarter was $32 million. First quarter 2008 sales were $4 billion and i…

  • Shepherd Color launches Black

    May 12, 2009
    Shepherd Color Company has introduced a new chromium-free, high-temperature, FDA approved pigment, Black 20F944. Jet black in color, Black 20F944 is made with a non-chromium formulation and is generally used in demanding high-temperature applications…

  • Sartomer introduces

    May 12, 2009
    Sartomer introduces SMA2021 Copolymer Sartomer Company has introduced SMA2021 copolymer, a styrene maleic anhydride copolymer that offers improved heat resistance without compromising water resistance, according to the company. SMA2021 can be used in…

  • Silberline introduce metallic

    May 12, 2009
    Silberline introduce metallic effect pigments for autos Silberline offers the Silver Star family of metallic effect pigments for automotive coatings. Silberline Silver Star pigments exhibit exceptional brilliance, expansive metallic travel and very s…

  • Ashland expands Derakane

    May 12, 2009
    Ashland expands Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins Ashland Performance Materials has expanded its Derakane corrosion resistant epoxy vinyl ester resin line. In addition to industry-standard Derakane Momentum 411-350 resin and Derakane Momentum 510C-35…

  • BASF providing solutions for Tata

    May 12, 2009
    BASF is supplying India’s Tata Motors with products and engineering solutions for its new Nano automobile designed to reduce emissions, enhance fuel efficiency and improve the car’s overall aesthetic look. The Nano project product develop…

  • Eastman introduces Solus

    May 12, 2009
    Eastman introduces Solus performance additives Eastman Chemical Company offers Solus performance additives for VOC-compliant waterborne and high solids solventborne systems. Solus 2100 performance additive is designed to improve drying time and to op…

  • Spokane paint plant to close

    May 12, 2009
    Spokane paint plant to close Sherwin-Williams Co. will close its Columbia Paint and Coatings manufacturing facility in Spokane, WA, eliminating 37 jobs. The paint-making plant on Haven Street opened 36 years ago. No retail paint stores are closing, t…

  • Cytec launches

    May 12, 2009
    Cytec launches APe-free surfactant Cytec Industries has launched a new APE-free product for use in emulsion polymerization, Aerosol EF-810 surfactant. The product is designed for use as a primary emulsifier for acrylic, vinyl-acrylic, styrene-acryli…

  • PSA approves Glasurit

    May 12, 2009
    PSA approves Glasurit premium paint brand French automaker Peugeot Société Anonyme SE (PSA), which manufactures Peugeot and Citroën, has approved BASF Coatings’ Glasurit paints for use worldwide. The decision underscores PSA…

  • DSM Launches resin

    May 12, 2009
    DSM Launches resin for low-Temp curing DSM Powder Coating Resins has launched Uralac EasyCure, a new powder coating resin for low temperature curing applications. Specially recommended for outdoor powder…

  • Gold Supplier Award for AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings

    May 12, 2009
    Gold Supplier Award for AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has been accredited as a Gold Supplier by the Czech Republic’s largest aerospace manufacturer AERO Vodochody a.s. AERO Vodochody works closely with leading aerosp…

  • PPG unveils latest wood flooring color trends, technologies

    May 12, 2009
    PPG unveils latest wood flooring color trends, technologies PPG recently introduced its latest wood flooring color trends and technologies to more than 100 flooring manufacturers and buyers during a seminar in Shanghai. Tom Irwin, business director o…

  • Tremco acquires Canam Building Envelope Specialists

    May 12, 2009
    Tremco acquires Canam Building Envelope Specialists RPM’s subsidiary, Tremco Incorporated, has acquired Canam Building Envelope Specialists Inc. (Canam), including its Zerodraft weatherproofing division. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada an…

  • Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings announces changes in Spain

    May 12, 2009
    Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings announces changes in Spain Rohm and Haas announced plans to exit its current powder coating production site at Castellón, Spain and build a new and smaller facility in the same area. This transition will occur thr…

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