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  • Automotive Refinish  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    BASF Coatings takes over R-M sales activities of DERIS and Chteau-Arnoux Peinture

    ASF Coatings Services S.A.R.L. has announces plans to take over major parts of Michel DERIS S.A.S. in Sault-les-Rethel, France. BASF Coatings S.A.S. is acquiring Château-Arnoux Peinture S.A.S. in Château-Arnoux, France. Michel DERIS&rsqu…
    04.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Lord Has new MetalJacket

    Lord Corporation, manufacturer of MetalJacket coatings, has announced the addition of a new MetalJacket custom coater. The coater, Wuxi Zhongjie Vibration Isolators Co., Ltd., will help Lord Corporation’s customers meet the growing demand fo…
    04.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Univar to acquire CHEMCENTRAL

    Univar N.V., announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Univar USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Chemcentral Corporation for approximately $600 million in cash, including assumed debt. Chemcentral, established in 1926, is…
    04.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Hyundai approves PPG refinish

    The Hyundai Motor Company has named PPG Industries an approved aftermarket supplier for its new “Hyundai Global Body and Paint Program.” As part of the agreement, PPG will provide its PPG and Nexa Autocolor refinish brands, including the…
    04.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Sika divests bituminous

    In keeping with its plan to strengthen its focus Sika is selling its production of bituminous coatings and withdrawing from the business of supplying coatings to the cast iron pipe industry. Together with the Sika operation in Gelsenkirchen, Germany,…
    04.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Ford Earns EPA Award

    Ford Motor Company’s actions to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities have earned it the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star 2007 Partner of the Year Award in Energy Management.…
    04.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Edward Donnelly

    The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has elected Edward Donnelly as its new president. He was most recently senior vice president of DuPont and for several years was responsible for the DuPont Coatings and Color Technologies busin…
    04.18.07

  • Automotive Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Honda Honors DuPont Brazil

    DuPont Automotive Systems (DAS) Brazil received the 2006 Outstanding Enterprise award from Honda Automoveis do Brazil at the company’s annual Suppliers Conference. The DuPont Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) automotive coatings business…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Rohm and Haas launch Rhoplex

    Rohm and Haas has introduced a new acrylic technology for flat to semi-gloss architectural paint. Rhoplex VSR-1050 acrylic emulsion is a performance driven binder based on new advanced acrylic technology with a unique polymer structure and ambient cr…
    04.18.07

  • Binders | Raw material & Equipment

    Sartomer introduces

    Sartomer has recently introduced Krasol NN prepolymers, which function as binders for granulated rubber composites. Krasol NN prepolymers were designed to produce composites by coating/binding granulated rubber products. Rubber-based composites produ…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment | Solvents

    Tego reactive dispersant

    Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tegomer D 3403, a nonionic reactive dispersant for the production of polyurethane dispersions. By the complete or partial replacement of conventional anionic dispersants, Tegomer D 3403 impar…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    clariant offers licocene pp ma

    Clariant’s pigments and additives division has introduced Licocene PP MA 6452 TP, an adhesion promoter for natural fiber-filled wood composites with a polymer matrix. This coupling agent and compatibilizer was specially developed for the…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Bayer Materialscience

    The coatings, adhesives, sealants business unit of Bayer Material­Science AG has extended its range of solvent-free products with the addition of two Bayhydrol polyurethane dispersions specially developed for the coating of plastics. Bayhyd…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Cognis offers Versamine S

    Cognis’ Versamine S range of curing agents enable coatings manufacturers to develop high-solids epoxy coatings that are easy to apply and cure very quickly. The Versamine S range of curing agents are suitable for marine, protective and civil en…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Cytec launches new

    Cytec Industries Inc. has launched two new energy curable resins for a broad range of industrial metal applications. Ebercryl 3213 epoxy acrylate is designed to provide outstanding adhesion to metal substrates for general pipe and tubing applications…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Dow Expands Versify line of

    The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a number of new grades of Versify plastomers and elastomers, each designed to deliver performance and processing benefits to address specific market needs. Versify plastomers and elastomers are a highly versati…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ferro launches two

    Ferro Corp.’s has launched RealEase and AquaRealEase, porcelain enamel coatings for a variety of appliance and houseware applications. RealEase resists scratching with metal utensils at cooking temperatures and is dishwasher safe. Its color and…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Dupont launches

    DuPont has developed a new manufacturing process to remove greater than 97% of trace levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its homologues and direct precursors from its fluorotelomer products. This process meets key commitments of the EPA voluntar…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | Supplier News

    Sartomer announces corporate

    Sartomer Company has announced a corporate restructuring designed to enhance global customer support for companies with multi-national operations. Effective immediately, Sartomer will operate with three geographical sales regions, five central…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | Supplier News

    Lubrizol to build

    The Lubrizol Corp. is investing approximately $40 million to build a facility in Songjiang, just outside of Shanghai. The new facility will include manufacturing, commercial and technical capabilities. It will be built on approximately 31,000 square…
    04.18.07