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    ACE HARDWARE NAMES ELMORE: Michael Elmore

    ACE HARDWARE NAMES ELMORE AS VP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Ace Hardware Corp. has named Michael Elmore vice president information technology for Ace Hardware Corp. Elmore will direct Ace’s information technology operations and expansion both…
    01.16.06

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment | Wood Coatings

    EFKA OFFERS ORGANICALLY

    EFKA OFFERS ORGANICALLY MODIFIED POLYSILOXANE EFKA now offers Ciba EFKA 3288 organically modified polysiloxane for use in solvent-based, high-gloss, transparent wood coatings and other solventbased systems. The main benefits of EFKA 3288 are 1…
    01.16.06

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    DSM HIRES VAN LEEN: Rob Van Leen

    DSM HIRES VAN LEEN DSM has appointed Rob van Leen to the newly created position of chief innovation officer. van Leen has worked for DSM since 1987 and has held various leadership positions in the company. In his new position, he will focus…
    01.16.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    NOVEON OFFERS CARBOSET

    NOVEON OFFERS CARBOSET CR-715 FOR DIY CLEAR WOOD Noveon offers Carboset CR-715 acrylic copolymer provides clarity, chemical resistance and durability in a wide variety of DIY clear wood applications, including brushing varnishes and flow finis…
    01.16.06

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    CHEMCENTRAL: Phil A. Scafido

    CHEMCENTRAL NAMES DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING Chemcentral has appointed Phil A. Scafido senior vice president, director of sales and marketing, based at its Chicago headquarters. Scafido will be responsible for all sales and marketi…
    01.16.06

  • Powder Coatings | Raw material & Equipment

    DEGUSSA LAUNCHES

    DEGUSSA LAUNCHES AEROSIL FUMED SILICAS Degussa AG offers Aerosil R 9200, a new generation of hydrophobic fumed silicas used in the formulation of scratch-resistant coatings. High filler loading levels can be achieved without a major impact on…
    01.16.06

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    SOLVAY CHEMICALS NAMES: Richard Hogan

    SOLVAY CHEMICALS NAMES HOGAN PRESIDENT AND CEO Richard Hogan has been named president and CEO of Solvay Chemicals, Inc. Hogan succeeds David Birney, who will continue to hold the position of president and CEO of Solvay America, Inc. Hogan join…
    01.16.06

  • Binders | Raw material & Equipment

    WACKER SILRES SILICONE RESINS

    WACKER SILRES SILICONE RESINS ENHANCE HEAT RESISTANCE Wacker Group offers Silres resins, which are specialty polysiloxanes that enhance the heat resistance of coatings and polymers. Silres resins serve as binders for high-temperature resistant…
    01.16.06

  • People in the News

    AMERON NAMES WAGNER VP, COO: Gary Wagner

    AMERON NAMES WAGNER VP, COO Ameron International has appointed Gary Wagner executive vice president and COO.Wagner joined the company in 1985 and has had numerous responsibilities in treasurer and financial management and planning. CW…
    01.16.06

  • Binders | Raw material & Equipment

    WACKER SILRES SILICONE RESINS

    WACKER SILRES SILICONE RESINS ENHANCE HEAT RESISTANCE Wacker Group offers Silres resins, which are specialty polysiloxanes that enhance the heat resistance of coatings and polymers. Silres resins serve as binders for high-temperature resistant…
    01.16.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    ROSS OFFERS NEW

    ROSS OFFERS NEW TRIPLE SHAFT VERSAMIX Ross is now offering a new triple shaft model VMC-2 VersaMix. The VersaMix unit features self-contained high shear rotar stator mixer, high speed disperser, 50 dpi jacketed vessel to heat or cool and contr…
    01.16.06

  • Supplier News

    Akzo Nobel to close U.S. surfactants site

    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to close its McCook plant operated by its surfactants business near Chicago. A project has started to transfer production to some of the company’s other U.S. chemicals facilities, with completion of the tran…
    01.16.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | Supplier News

    ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES

    ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES AMP-95 CAPACITY Angus Chemical will increase production of AMP-95 (amino-2-methyl-1- propanol), a multi-purpose additive used in a variety of paint and coatings formulations. The increased volume will allow customers…
    01.16.06

  • Supplier News

    LANXESS SELLS

    LANXESS SELLS ISL-CHEMIE TO BERLAC AG Lanxess has sold iSl-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, Kürten, Germany to Berlac AG, Sissach, Switzerland. The purchase price for iSL-Chemie, a subsidiary of Lanxess business unit Rhein Chemica Rheinau Gmbh,…
    01.16.06

  • Supplier News

    CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES

    CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DIVISION Cytec Industries Inc. has combined its two specialty chemical divisions, Cytec Surface Specialties and Cytec Performance Specialties into a new unit named Cytec Specialty Chemicals. Shane…
    01.16.06

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES

    LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES LOW-COST PIGMENTS ONLINE LinearSource (www.linearsource.com), a new online venture launched in December, was developed to provide a low-cost alternative for pigment cus-…
    01.16.06

  • Supplier News

    AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER

    AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER FROM HEXION FOR ITS INK AND ADHESIVE RESINS BUSINESS Akzo Nobel has received an offer from Hexion Specialty Chemicals for its ink and adhesive resins business for €88 million. The offer involves all assets and al…
    01.16.06

  • Supplier News

    ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD

    ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD MINI-SYMPOSIUM THIS MONTH ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications will hold its annual mini-symposium on Jan. 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The…
    01.16.06

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF Bunge has launched a new website (www.biphorpigments.com) dedicated to Biphor white pigment…Lanxess Corporation’s U.S. headquarters, located in Pittsburgh, PA, has achieved RC14001 certification. CW…
    01.16.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    PARA Paints introduces round paint chips

    PARA Paints has launched a new way to showcase paint colors—round paint chips. The four-inch round chips, which will be available at PARA Paint dealer locations nationally as of mid-February, were developed to help make the paint selectio…
    01.16.06