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  • Breaking News

    Ace Hardware appoints new director of Ace Paint division

    Ace Hardware has taken another step to strengthen its paint division, naming Jack Wickham as the director who will oversee all operations at the Ace Paint manufacturing plants in Matteson and Chicago Heights, IL, as well as sales of Ace Paint and rel…
    Tim Wright 04.27.06

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    Akzo Nobel expands in the Czech Republic

    Akzo Nobel is continuing to build its position in Central Europe having signed an agreement to acquire Balakom a.s., one of the leading paint companies in the Czech Republic. Based in Opava in the Czech Republic, the purchase of Balakom will incre…
    Tim Wright 04.27.06

  • Breaking News

    Dow to Build Chemical Plant in China

    The Dow Chemical Company is set to build a chemical plant in Zhangjiagang in the Jiangsu Province of China. The plant will produce oxide-based glycol ethers used in paint, coatings, ink and cleaning products. It is scheduled to begin operating in lat…
    Jason Lawton 04.20.06

  • Breaking News

    McCausland Elected to Valspar Board

    The Valspar Corporation has elected Peter McCausland to  the Valspar Board of Directors. McCausland is chairman and CEO of Airgas, Inc. Based in Radnor, PA, Airgas distributes industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as welding, safety a…
    Jason Lawton 04.20.06

  • Breaking News

    Pulte Homes selects Sherwin-Williams to provide paint fo all its new homes

    Pulte Homes, Inc., one of the nation's largest homebuilders, has signed a five-year agreement with The Sherwin-Williams Company as its exclusive provider of paint products. Financial terms of the agreement were not released. In its search, Pulte l…
    Tim Wright 04.12.06

  • Breaking News

    Jotun Yemen Paints unveils new paint and coatings factory in Aden

    Jotun Yemen Paints, a joint venture between Jotun Paints and Hayel Saeed Anam & Co, have opened their new paint factory in Al Alam, Aden, Yemen. The 17,000 sqm factory, which costed more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an…
    Tim Wright 04.12.06

  • Breaking News

    ICI to sell tile adhesives and grouts business to Henkel

    ICI has agreed to sell its Cimsec Business, part of ICI Paints Europe, to Henkel. ICI said it is selling the tile adhesives and grouts business in order to focus on its decorative paint brands in Central and Eastern Europe. Cimsec, which is used by p…
    Tim Wright 04.12.06

  • Breaking News

    Contract worth $12 million for Jotun

    During the next two years, Jotun Coatings will supply paint systems to Kashagan in the Caspian sea, the world's largest offshore oil field. Jotun's involvement in the project covers supply vessels, offshore barges, tank ships, pipe trenches and indus…
    Tim Wright 04.05.06

  • People in the News | Pigments

    Degussa appoints GM coatings & col

    Hans-Peter Schaufler has been named general manager of Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit. He succeeds Thomas Hermann, who now heads the advanced fillers and pigments business unit. Schaufler joined Degussa in 1978 as laboratory ma…
    04.05.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | People in the News

    BASF names pcolinski business

    Michael Pcolinski has been named business manager for BASF’s industrial coatings solutions business unit in North America. In his new position, Pcolinski will be responsible for BASF’s industrial coatings business in Canada, Mexico…
    04.05.06

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  • Automotive Refinish  | People in the News

    PPG refinish announces three

    PPG Automotive Refinish has appointed three key sales management positions. Dean Worely has been appointed director of sales, Collision USA. Brett Chandler has been appointed zone 2 sales director and Russ Boston has been appointed, director, nationa…
    04.05.06

  • People in the News | Pigments

    Altana Chemie appoints

    Christoph Schlünken has been appointed president of the newly formed effect pigments division at Altana Chemie. He is also chairman of the management board of the Eckart Group, which was recently acquired by the company.…
    04.05.06

  • People in the News

    Brookfield names Nyundo

    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has appointed Christopher Nyundo European texture specialist. In his new position Nyundo will be active in developing new business, supporting new and existing customers and assisting the Brookfield dealer network…
    04.05.06

  • Additives | People in the News

    UltRa Additives appoints

    Ultra Additives has appointed Chris Henkee to the newly created position of technical director of the coatings, adhesives and printing ink markets. In this new position, Henkee will work closely with customers in these markets to identify solutions f…
    04.05.06

  • People in the News

    Palmer holland makes

    Palmer Holland, a distributor of specialty chemicals, has appointed Mark Rieman vice president of sales, Dave Leiser has been appointed vice president of metalworking and Russ Bachman has been appointed sales manager.…
    04.05.06

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    BASF develops light gray pigment

    BASF has produced a new light-gray pigment preparation for medium-density fiberboard (MDF). With light-gray design-MDF, designers and architects can obtain new accents in the furniture and object sector, according to the company. The new pigment prod…
    04.05.06

  • People in the News

    Specialty Chemical Sales

    Frank Jakse has joined Specialty Chemical Sales as a technical sales representative. Jakse has 26 years of technical service, marketing and management experience in the…
    04.05.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Florida Chemical offers

    Florida Chemical Company has introduced Citrus Burst 8, a citrus-derived multi-purpose solvent for heavy-duty industrial cleaning formulated to remove adhesives, tar, grease, oil, lubricants and other difficult soils. Citrus Burst 8 contains no envir…
    04.05.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Chartwell offers three

    Chartwell International, Inc. has developed three high-performance super adhesion promoter blends useful for enhancing bonding to metals, concrete, wood and plastic films. CSA-571HR-A is a blend of Chartwell C-515.71HR (amino-functional) and diamino…
    04.05.06