• 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…

  • Sikkens Becomes Partner

    May 12, 2009
    Sikkens Becomes Partner Of This Old House Venture Sikkens Wood Finishes, manufactured by AkzoNobel Paints, has become a Preferred Product for use in The Bensonwood This Old House Collection of energy-efficient homes. This Preferred Partner status wi…

  • H.B. Fuller acquires

    May 12, 2009
    H.B. Fuller acquires Nordic Adhesives Technology H.B. Fuller has acquired Nordic Adhesives Technology, a developer and manufacturer of polyurethane flexible packaging laminating adhesives based in Buxtehude, Germany. Nordic’s laminating adhesi…

  • Biocoat, Agion form agreement

    May 12, 2009
    Biocoat, Agion form agreement Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious HYDAK hydrophilic coatings, and Agion Technologies, a supplier of natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, announced a co-marketing agreement to develop and promote a coatings prod…

  • Tikkurila to layoff

    May 12, 2009
    Tikkurila to layoff 163 at Vantaa site The conclusion of Tikkurila’s co-determination negotiations in Finland…

  • Dow completes Rohm and Haas

    May 12, 2009
    The Dow Chemical Company has completed its acquisition of Rohm and Haas. The deal will create a $14 billion diversified business portfolio, which will be called Dow’s Advanced Materials division. The division is intended to achieve $3 billion i…

  • Merck to cut back on

    May 12, 2009
    Merck to cut back on pigment production German-based Merck KGaA is set to cut back on pigment production in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China. The company said it would put approximately 500 German pigment workers on shorter hours but didn’t…

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