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  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Columbia Paint & Coatings to merge with Sherwin-Williams

    The Sherwin-Williams Company and Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Following the consummation of the merger, Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. will become a subsidiary of Sherwin-Williams. Columbia Pa…
    10.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Valspar acquires

    The Valspar Corporation has acquired Teknos Nova Coil TNC Oy, a Helsinki, Finland-based manufacturer of high-performance coil coatings widely used in the construction industry, from Teknos Group Oy. “This acquisition builds on Valspar’s…
    10.18.07

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    Chase Corporation

    Chase Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty tapes, laminates, sealants and coatings, announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, Chase Protective Coatings Ltd., it has acquired the product lines and manufacturing facility of Long Pr…
    10.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Chemark and Blairgowrie

    The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc. of Southern Pines, NC and Blairgowrie Associates, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company recently announced their formal collaborative alliance. In a joint statement, Chemark’s and Blairgowrie’s man…
    10.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    ShawCor announces pipe coating capacity addition

    ShawCor Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., will invest $13.8 million in additional FBE pipe coating capacity for the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). This investment is in addition to the previously announced fac…
    10.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    PPG to focus on coatings; sells auto glass and

    PPG Industries has signed an agreement with Platinum Equity of Beverly Hills, CA, under which the company would divest its automotive OEM glass and automotive replacement glass (ARG) and services businesses. The total sales price for the businesses b…
    10.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    PPG Aerospace high-solids exterior epoxy primer

    PPG Aerospace-PRC-DeSoto has qualified its new-generation high-solids low-VOC exterior epoxy aerospace primer at Boeing that exhibits superior adhesion, flexibility and rain-erosion resistance, according to PPG coatings officials. Desoprime HS CA770…
    10.18.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Globally Responsible Coatings Theme Set for ICE 2008

    In 2008, the International Coatings Expo (ICE) will return to its permanent home and every-other-year schedule in Chicago, IL. To be offered on October 15–17, ICE 2008 will take place at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL. P…
    10.18.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Rohm and Haas offers rheology

    Rohm and Haas has launched a new KU-building rheology modifier based on new technology developed by the company. Acrysol RM-895 is a solvent-free, nonionic, HEUR rheology modifier that provides viscosity stability upon colorant addition with improved…
    10.18.07

  • Pigments | Suppliers Corner

    JDSU offers new chromaflair

    JDSU has recently launched Chroma­Flair ColorShift glitter pigments. Created using the same thin film technology as its ChromaFlair pigments, ChromaFlair ColorShift glitter gives formulators of paint, coatings, plastics, textiles and packag…
    10.18.07

  • Pigments | Suppliers Corner

    Saint-gobain Zirpro

    Saint-Gobain ZirPro recently launched its Zirmil.2, a yttria stabilized zirconia media belonging to the ceramic bead range including ER120, Rimax and ZirStar. The new material offers a more cost effective solution by improving product performance. Zi…
    10.18.07

  • Additives | Suppliers Corner

    DOW Introduces Hypod

    Dow has launched Hypod polyolefin dispersions, propylene- and ethylene-based dispersions that combine the performance of high-molecular-weight thermoplastics and elastomers with the application advantages of a high solids waterborne dispersion. These…
    10.18.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Union PRocess offers

    Union Process has built its first C-60 continuous attritor for an environmentally conscientious ceramics manufacturer that produces ceramic proppants and other ceramic media. The C-60 attritor will aid in the grinding of ceramic material pulled from…
    10.18.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Ross Offers

    Charles Ross and Son recently introduced a new triple shaft Model VMC-40 sanitary VersaMix. Designed to provide maximum process flexibility to the user, the VersaMix is constructed using all type 316 steel wetted parts, polished to a 180 grit finish.…
    10.18.07

  • Additives | Industry News

    Rohm and Haas opens second India

    Rohm and Haas Company has recently celebrated the inauguration of its second acrylic emulsions facility in India. The Chennai facility, located in the Sriperumbudur industrial area of Tamil Nadu in South India, is opening with the capacity to make 30…
    10.18.07

  • Industry News

    Dow Polyurethanes to increase specialty polyols capability

    Dow Polyurethanes will add 130 million pounds (59 kilotons per annum) of specialty mix polyols capability at its manufacturing facility in Freeport, TX. Scheduled to come on stream in early 2009, the additional capability will support growing d…
    10.18.07

  • Industry News

    Dow epoxy announces

    Dow Epoxy has signed definitive agreements to acquire UPPC AG in Germany and Poly-Carb Inc. and GNS Technologies in the U.S. Each of these businesses is a leading epoxy systems formulator in its region. Financial terms of the transactions…
    10.18.07

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Rockwood acquires global

    Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the global color pigments business of Elementis plc. As previously disclosed, Rockwood paid approximately $140 million for Elementis’ color pigments and specialty paint driers busin…
    10.18.07

  • Industry News | Pigments

    ALTANA completes acquisition

    After having received the approval by the German and British antitrust authorities, Altana AG will now complete the acquisition of the worldwide effect pigments business of the British company Wolstenholme Group Ltd. With immediate effect Wolstenholm…
    10.18.07

  • Additives | Industry News

    OM group to

    OM Group, Inc. has agreed to acquire Borchers GmbH, a leading European-based specialty coatings additives supplier. Borchers operations will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. Terms of the deal were not di…
    10.18.07