• OPERA PAINTS NAMES RADON: Phillippa Radon

    December 20, 2007
    || Philippa Radon has been appointed vice president and chief colorist of Opera Paint Company. Radon is an internationally known designer and color consultant who has designed and directed exterior and interior coloring of office building, c…

  • RPM reports record sales for 1Q of

    December 20, 2007
    || RPM International Inc. reported record sales and earnings for its fiscal 2008 first quarter ended August 31, 2007. Sales and earnings growth were led by the company’s industrial segment, while consumer segment results strengthened and showed im…

  • ROHM AND HAAS POWDER COATINGS: Ned Lancaster

    December 20, 2007
    || ROHM AND HAAS POWDER COATINGS NAMES NEW SALES MANAGER Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has appointed Ned Lancaster sales manager for the southeastern region of the U.S. In his new role, Lancaster will be responsible for leading sales growth activ…

  • Akzo Nobel reports strong 3Q

    December 20, 2007
    || Akzo Nobel Coatings has reported a solid third quarter with revenues growth of three percent on last year to €1.7 billion. Autonomous growth was three percent, mainly driven by marine and protective coatings. Acquisitions added two percent, pred…

  • BASF MAKES NUMBER OF: Christopher J. Hummel

    December 20, 2007
    || BASF MAKES NUMBER OF NEW APPOINTMENTS BASF has appointed Christopher J. Hummel product marketing manager in the BASF functional polymers architectural coatings business located in Charlotte, NC. Hummel comes to BASF with 18 years of chemical i…

  • Rohm and Haas

    December 20, 2007
    || Rohm and Haas reported sales of $570 million for its Paint and Coatings Materials business for the third quarter of 2007. This represents an increase of four percent over the same period in 2006. According to the company, the higher sales reflect str…

  • HAMPFORD RESEARCH NAMES: John M. Jury

    December 20, 2007
    || HAMPFORD RESEARCH NAMES TWO TO EXECUTIVE POSITIONS Hampford Research Inc. (HRI), a custom chemical manufacturer, has appointed two industry veterans to key positions in the firm. John M. Jury has joined HRI as director of sales and marketing.…

  • Sherwin-Williams

    December 20, 2007
    || Sherwin-Williams reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2007. Compared to the same periods in 2006, consolidated net sales increased $80.3 million, or 3.8%, to $2.20 billion in the quarter and $136.2…

  • E.W. KAUFMANN APPOINTS: E.W. Kaufmann

    December 20, 2007
    || E.W. KAUFMANN APPOINTS O’CONNOR PRESIDENT E.W. Kaufmann, a raw material and equipment distributor, has appointed J. Brian O’Connor president. O’Connor has been employed in the chemical industry for more than 37 years. He join…

  • RPM HIRES ASSOCIATE: Shelly Hillyer

    December 20, 2007
    || RPM HIRES ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL RPM International has hired Shelly Hillyer as associate general counsel. In her new position, Hillyer will be responsible for managing its litigation and insurance coverage disputes and coordinating its legi…

  • NPCA, FSCT merger talks renewed

    December 20, 2007
    || On Oct. 28, at the National Paint and Coatings Association’s (NPCA) board of directors meeting during the association’s 120th annual meeting, a representative from the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) presented a pro…

  • Atlantic Coatings, Xiom form JV

    December 20, 2007
    || Atlantic Coatings recently formed a joint venture with Xiom Systems to provide mobile polymer powder coating services to the marine industry throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Chuck Bell, president of Atlantic Coatings began his architectural a…

  • Tikkurila companies to merge

    December 20, 2007
    || Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila), which is responsible for Kemira’s paint and coatings business, has prepared a merger plan according to which Tikkurila Paints Oy and Tikkurila Coatings Oy will merge into their parent company Tikkurila Oy. The plann…

  • Jotun awarded contracts

    December 20, 2007
    || Jotun Paints has secured several major projects from the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) for the coating protection of a number of bridges and flyovers across the emirate. The RTA’s decision to award the projects to Jotun was influ…

  • Sureshield Coatings

    December 20, 2007
    || Due to fast-growing global demand for specially formulated coatings that provide antimicrobial, anti-fingerprint and easy-to-clean characteristics to enhance the performance, aesthetics and durability of metal products and surfaces, Horizon Business…