• RPM Acquires UK-based Universal sealants

    February 8, 2010
    RPM International Inc. has acquired the Universal Sealants (U.K.) Limited group of companies, a UK-based supplier of coatings and construction products and services for bridges and large infrastructure projects. Universal Sealants, which is headquart…

  • Eastman Acquires Polymers Facility in China

    February 8, 2010
    Eastman Chemical Company has completed the acquisition of Tongxiang Xinglong Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., a cellulose-based specialty polymers manufacturing facility located near Shanghai, China.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acq…

  • Harald Pflanzl New Head of BASF Coatings Automotive Refinish Europe Business Unit

    February 8, 2010
    On January 1, 2010, Harald Pflanzl became the head of BASF Coatings’ Automotive Refinish Europe business unit. Pflanzl succeeds Christoph Hansen, who now heads the Dis­persions for Adhesives and Con­structions Europe unit in Ludwig­…

  • WACKER Expands Technical Center in Korea

    February 8, 2010
    Wacker has finished the expansion of its Suwon Technical Center in South Korea. The new center will be able to develop and test not only dispersions but also Vinnapas dispersible polymer powders for modern construction applications. The investment is…

  • DuPont Performance Services Officially Launched at NACE

    February 8, 2010
    DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) officially launched DuPont Per­formance Services (DPS) at NACE 2009, celebrating its debut with a day of learning and demonstrations at 911 Collision Center in Hen­derson, NV, with close to 500 people in atte…

  • SSCT issues call for papers for annual meeting

    February 8, 2010
    The Southern Society of Coatings Technology (SSCT)  has issued a call for papers for their upcoming 2010 Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, September 26-29, 2010 at the Hilton Resort, Daytona Beach, FL. The emphasis of the 2010…

  • SSPC's 2009 Outstanding Publication Award

    February 8, 2010
    International Paint’s technical leadership and business development manager, Vijay Datta, and director of engineering and technical services, Dr. Mike O’Donoghue, have been named winners of the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2009…

  • DSM and Novomer to develop CO2-based Resin for Coatings

    February 8, 2010
    Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V., and Novomer Inc., Waltham, MA/USA, have signed an agreement to jointly develop a coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material. This development agreement follows a cooperation agreement and an investmen…

  • Natural History Museum Specifies Interpon

    February 8, 2010
    The Natural History Museum has unveiled it’s new £78 million Darwin Centre in London. Designed to provide a home for 20 million plant and insect specimens, it also allows visitors to interact with the collections and scientists at work. T…

  • Kingspan-Benchmark & ALCOA Architectural Products join PPG certified metal panel program

    February 8, 2010
    PPG recently announced that Kingspan-Benchmark and ALCOA Architectural Products have joined the new PPG Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). Administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group, PPG/CMPP is a certification program that give…

  • Greenkote Coating Process Chosen by Daimler

    February 8, 2010
    Greenkote Plc, a global coating technology company, will provide corrosion protection for selected Daimler automotive parts beginning the first half of 2010. Initial orders include components for passenger safety related applications. Additionally, t…

  • World's Largest Mercedes facility chooses Glasurit

    February 8, 2010
    BASF Coatings’ Glasurit paint brand was chosed as the supplier for the world’s largest Mercedes Benz facility, Emirates Motor Company (EMC), flagship company of Al Fahim Group, in Abu Dhabi. EMC’s headquarters, located in the Musaff…

  • AkzoNobel Positioned for Progress says CEO in Annual Address

    February 8, 2010
    AkzoNobel CEO Hans Wijers says the company’s ability to adapt to the new world reality has put it in a strong position to reinforce its status as a global industry leader. During his traditional New Year’s speech to employees, Wijers admi…

  • International Paint launches new universal primer range

    February 8, 2010
    International Paint has introduced a new range of universal primers for the newbuilding market to address the productivity, regulatory, performance and commercial needs of shipyards and ship owners alike. The goal was to help ship builders and owners…

  • UGL Introduces New Interior & Exterior Wood Stain Colors

    February 8, 2010
    Annually, United Gilsonite Lab­oratories (UGL) submits its current wood stain colors, both interior and exterior, to color experts and they analyze the trends and make suggestions. For 2010, UGL developed new colors based on a trend toward relaxi…

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