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    Degussa Names Brand head of crosslinkers Business line: Gerd Brand

    Degussa Names Brand head of crosslinkers Business line Gerd Brand, currently president of Nippon Aerosil Co. Ltd., Japan and head of the aerosil standard product line, will move to the coatings and colorants business unit. Following an orientation p…
    11.19.07

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    Cray Valley promotes Dekiouk : Mohammed Dekiouk

    Cray Valley promotes Dekiouk to Channelview plant manager Cray Valley named Mohammad Dekiouk plant manager of the company’s Channelview manufacturing facility in Channelview, TX. Dekiouk is responsible for Norsolene hydrocarbon resin product…
    11.19.07

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    Heucotech names Poemer : Robert Poemer

    Heucotech names Poemer business unit leader Heucotech Ltd., a Heubach company, has hired Robert Poemer as business unit leader for colorants for the coatings industry. In his new position, Poemer will be responsible for establishing the strategic…
    11.19.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Comex, No Fire Technologies form

    No Fire Technologies, Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer of patented, high performance, intumescent fire protective paints and coatings, has formed an agreement with Comex Group, one of the largest paint manufacturers and distributors in North Ame…
    11.19.07

  • Marine Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Jotun building new

    The Jotun Group continues to grow and is now investing in Korea and Libya to meet the steadily growing demand. Jotun has 40 production plants spread across every continent and in the second has decided to invest in new factories in Korea and Libya.…
    11.19.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    BASF expands production and laboratory capacities for waterborne coatings

    BASF Coatings is expanding its production and laboratory capacities for the manufacture of eco-efficient waterborne coatings at its Würzburg site. This is the company’s response to the growing demand in the European and Asian markets, espe…
    11.19.07

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    PPG, Bain sign agreement

    PPG’s offer to acquire SigmaKalon Group from Bain Capital has been accepted. The total transaction value, including assumed debt, is approximately €2.2 billion. The acquisition continues to be subject to receipt of regulatory approvals. &…
    11.19.07

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    H.B. Fuller to sell

    H.B. Fuller announced that it will sell its stake in an automotive joint venture to partner EMS Chemie Holding AG for $80 million in order to focus on integrating and improving product offerings within its core business areas. H.B. Fuller’s adh…
    11.19.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Pony forms

    Pony International has formed a partnership with PPG Industries to continue creating innovative performance and athletic shoes with the latest technologies in state-of-the-art coating systems provided by PPG. “The partnership’s objective…
    11.19.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Specialty Coating Systems acquires Parylene Japan K.K.

    Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. (SCS) has completed its acquisition of Parylene Japan K.K. (PJKK). PJKK, a joint venture between SCS and Three Bond Co., Ltd., was established in 1990 to provide Parylene conformal coating services and technologies in…
    11.19.07

  • Industrial Coatings  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    PPG acquires Coatings Resource Corporation

    PPG Industries has acquired certain assets of Huntington Beach, CA-based Coatings Resource Corporation (CRC), producers of paints, lacquers and varnishes for use on metal and wood industrial and consumer products, including audio-visual equipment, sp…
    11.19.07

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    ShawCor to provide pipe

    ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Bredero Shaw (Singapore) Pte Ltd., has received a contract with a total value of more than $85 million to provide anti-corrosion, flow assurance, concrete weight and internal flow efficiency pipeline co…
    11.19.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Reichhold introduces Beckosol AQ

    Reichhold has introduced Beckosol AQ line of alkyd latex, a new coatings resin technology. The Beckosol AQ line of products provides alkyd-like performance in a waterborne vehicle at zero VOCs. It provides formulated paint and coatings with performa…
    11.19.07

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    Rohm and Haas

    Rohm and Haas has launched TianBA 2000, a new generation flexible acrylic copolymer for the Chinese market. TianBa 2000 has broad applicability for use in cement-based and non-cement-based waterproof coatings, flexible plastering mortar for the…
    11.19.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Almatis offers

    Almatis offers fine precipitated hydrates, alumina trihydrate (ATH), which are environmentally friendly flame retardants. ATH provide a non-toxic alternative to halogen-based products by working to retard fire by decomposing endothermically, releasin…
    11.19.07

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    EIT introduces

    EIT has launched UV Power Puck Flash, a self-contained, electro-optic radiometer designed for use with pulsed type UV curing systems. The instrument features fast advanced electronics capable of accommodating the rapid rise and fall times of the puls…
    11.19.07

  • Pigments | Suppliers Corner

    Ciba expands xymara

    Ciba has launched a series of ten color pigments for plastics to extend its Xymara range. The new range features bronze, gold and copper tones, as well as other shades including deep brown, berry tones, iridescent blue green and electric aqua green.…
    11.19.07

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    Atlas Offers New Advanced

    Atlas Material Testing Technology has added an enhanced digital control system to its Ci3000+ Weather-Ometer and Fade-Ometer. One of the most notable changes is a modern, full color TFT touch screen display with intuitive icons for easier inter…
    11.19.07

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    Ross Offers new model of

    Charles Ross and Son recently introduced a new model of its double planetary mixer (DPM), which is available in sizes ranging from 1/2 pint to 750 gallon working capacity. The DPM can be used for vacuum mixing of high viscosity materials up to 8 mill…
    11.19.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Ross Offers new model of

    Charles Ross and Son recently introduced a new model of its double planetary mixer (DPM), which is available in sizes ranging from 1/2 pint to 750 gallon working capacity. The DPM can be used for vacuum mixing of high viscosity materials up to 8 mill…
    11.19.07