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  • Financial News | Powder Coatings

    H.B. Fuller Completes Sale of Powder Coatings Business

    H.B. Fuller has completed the sale of its Powder Coatings business to The Valspar Corporation. The company…
    01.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    DuPont to sell Protective Coatings

    DuPont Protective Coatings has agreed to sell its Protective Coatings product lines and related assets to the Switzerland-based Sika group. DuPont Pro­tective Coatings develops, produces and sells products designed to protect concrete, steel and…
    01.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Historic Plock Bridge

    Coatings supplied by Akzo Nobel have been used to give Poland’s Plock Bridge its first ever anti-corrosive refurbishment. A high performance system was supplied by the company’s International Protective Coatings business, including Inter…
    01.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    SigmaKalon Expands Presence in the Slovak Republic

    SigmaKalon has agreed to acquire a stake in two leading Slovakian paint distributors. SigmaKalon will acquire the full ownership of HCH s.r.o.. The company has sales of €13.4 million and is based in Zilina. SigmaKalon also agreed to acquire a 60…
    01.17.07

  • Aerospace Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    ANAC Establishes Manufacturing Base in China

    Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC) has established a manufacturing base in Suzhou, China. The move supports its existing sales and distribution operations in Asia Pacific, first established in 1980, and is part of the company’s key strategic…
    01.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Glasurit Recommended

    BASF Coatings Services Poland has signed an agreement with IBERIA Motor Company for the technical and commercial approval of Glasurit’s products as well as services offered by BASF Coatings Services Company. The agreement regulates the cooperat…
    01.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Sika Acquires

    Sika has agreed to acquire Proxan Dichtstoffe GmbH. The German company, located in Greiz, Thuringia, is a manufacturer of sealants for the production of insulated glass and for construction joints. Proxan develops, produces and sells sealants made fr…
    01.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Powder Coatings

    The Protech/Oxyplast

    The Protech/Oxyplast Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, through its Belgian affiliate, Oxyplast Belgium NV, has purchased the powder coatings business of Flanders Powder NV, Wevelgem, Belgium. The deal also gives The Protech Group a participation in Ek…
    01.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    SRZ, BASF Coatings

    With the support of BASF Coatings, the Russian company, Samara Reservoir Zavod company (SRZ), based in the Volga Valley, recently commissioned its first coil coating plant. BASF will be supplying nearly all the coatings for the plant. A corresponding…
    01.17.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    RRCI to Develop Field Weathering Study of Roof Coatings

    The Reflective Roof Coating Institute (RRCI) has announced its design parameters for a Field Weathering Study of Roof Coatings. This study will measure the impact of various factors on the loss of solar reflectance (SR) over time. With the growth of…
    01.17.07

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment

    New Tego

    Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Foamex 858, a defoamer that is effective in low-VOC (<50 g/l) architectural gloss and semi-gloss formulations. Foamex 848, a 20% active emulsion in water, eliminates foam with minimal…
    01.17.07

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Raw material & Equipment

    Degussa offers Dynasylvan SIVO 

    Degussa AG has introduced Dynasylan SIVO, a new generation of organofunctional silane systems.  Dynasylan SIVO are designed to fulfill the most demanding requirements of the adhesives and sealant industry. These silane systems are a…
    01.17.07

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    Charles Ross and son

    Charles Ross and Son Company has introduced a new model of the company’s line of High Speed Dispersers, with several unique features to enable its use in a controlled environment. A dust tight cover with enclosed charging openings contains sol…
    01.17.07

  • Supplier News

    Bayer MaterialScience opens facility in

    Bayer MaterialScience AG has established a new innovation center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This facility is the first development center for high quality polymer materials in the region to have access to a wide range of options for techni…
    01.17.07

  • Additives | Pigments | Supplier News

    Clariant inaugurates

    Clariant recently celebrated the inauguration of its new production plant for Licocene, a polyolefin-based high-performance polymer in Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany. After a two-year construction period, the plant, which has an annual capacity of 20…
    01.17.07

  • Supplier News

    Dow Chemical acquires Bayer's

    The Dow Chemical Company and the Bayer Group have reached an agreement for Dow to acquire Bayer’s Wolff Walsrode business group, primarily involved in cellulose products. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2007, subject t…
    01.17.07

  • People in the News

    PPG names Kenny general manager:Patrick Kenny

    PPG Industries has named Patrick J. Kenny to the newly created position of general manager, corporate marketing and construction markets. Kenny has been manager of PPG’s construction market team since 2003, and now assumes the additional respon…
    01.17.07

  • People in the News | Powder Coatings

    Jotun Powder coatings names new divisional R&D Manager

    Jotun Powder Coatings has appointed Kjell Vidar Bergene divisional R&D manager. He will succeed Martyn Wilmott. Bergene brings 30 years experience in the powder coatings industry to his new position. Most recently, he was regional lab manager, Eu…
    01.17.07

  • People in the News

    PM International Elects

    RPM International’s board of directors has elected Ronald A. Rice executive vice president and chief operating officer; P. Kelly Tompkins executive vice president and chief administrative officer; Paul G. Hoogenboom senior vic…
    01.17.07

  • People in the News

    Masco names new director

    Masco names new director of corporate communications Masco Corp. has appointed Kathleen Volkes director of corporate communications. She will be responsible for the direction of the department’s communications, graphic, video and meeting pro…
    01.17.07