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  • Breaking News

    Benjamin Moore, Ace Hardware Form Joint Marketing Alliance

    Benjamin Moore and Ace Hardware have announced a new alliance that will enable qualifying Ace retailers to sell the paint manufacturer’s premium products beginning in 2006. The program will expand and reinforce the positioning of Ace stores as…
    Tim Wright 12.07.05

  • Breaking News

    Tikkurila acquires Russian Paint Company Kraski Teks

    Tikkurila is strengthening its market position in Eastern Europe by acquiring OOO Kraski Teks, a Russian paint company. The debt-free purchase price is $40 million, according to Tikkurila. Teks,  established in 1994, has production facilitie…
    Christine Esposito 11.21.05

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    Akzo Opens Fourth Powder Coatings Plant in China

    CEO Hans Wijers has officially opened a  Akzo Nobel powder coatings facility at Langfang in China, marking the fourth powder facility which the coatings giant oeprates in the country. The new site is located between Beijing and Tianjin. Akzo…
    Christine Esposito 11.15.05

  • People in the News

    BASF names Ordoņez VP automotive refinish: Juan Carlos

    Juan Carlos Ordoñez has been named vice president, BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions business unit in North America. In his new position, Ordoñez will be responsible for all aspects of BASF’s automotive refinish coatin…
    11.03.05

  • People in the News

    ELEMENTIS SPECIALTIES NAMES: William J. French

    ELEMENTIS SPECIALTIES NAMES FRENCH COO, HIRES SALES REP William J. French has been appointed chief operating officer for Elementis Specialties. French previously held the position of vice president of Elementis Specialties’ coatings,…
    11.03.05

  • People in the News

    LONG APPOINTED GENERAL: David Long

    LONG APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER OF SARTOMER ASIA David Long, Sartomer’s former vice president of finance Asia, has been tapped to lead the new Sartomer Asia division as general manager. Long will be based in Hong Kong and will be responsi…
    11.03.05

  • People in the News

    DUPONT TITANIUM TECHNOLOGIES: Sam W. Severance

    DUPONT TITANIUM TECHNOLOGIES MAKES LEADERSHIP CHANGES Sam W. Severance, vice president and general manager, DuPont Titanium Technologies, will retire from the company in early 2006 following 35 years of service. Richard C. Olson, vice pres…
    11.03.05

  • People in the News

    AIR PRODUCTS MAKES: Jeffrey Kramer

    AIR PRODUCTS MAKES EXECUTIVE CHANGES Jeffrey Kramer has been named vice president, corporate development office. In this position, he is responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate economics and commercial deve…
    11.03.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Wacker unveils new silicone foams

    Wacker Silicones unveiled several new solid silicone foams. The new products included the company’s two solid silicone grades, Elastosil R 401/10 and Elastosil R plus 43057/90, and highly transparent silicone prototypes of medium durometer hard…
    11.03.05

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment | Solvents | Wood Coatings

    Dearator For Solvent-Free, Solventborne Coatings

    Tego Coating & Ink Additives has introduced Tego Airex 940. Designed to eliminate micro and macro foam in flexible floor coatings and wood coatings, Tego Airex 940 is suitable for clear and pigmented epoxy, polyurethane and UV systems. Pigmented…
    11.03.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Arkema Launches Neutralization Amine

    Arkema Launches Neutralization Amine Arkema has launched Advantex neutralization amine, an additive that improves the properties of paints and TiO2 slurries, including pigment dispersion, water sensitivity, low VOC formulation capability and low odo…
    11.03.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Arkema Launches Neutralization Amine

    Arkema Launches Neutralization Amine Arkema has launched Advantex neutralization amine, an additive that improves the properties of paints and TiO2 slurries, including pigment dispersion, water sensitivity, low VOC formulation capability and low odo…
    11.03.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    UV Process Supply

    UV Process Supply Releases “MaintainINg UV Curing Equipment” Manual To help users figure out what they need to do to solve UV curing dilemmas as well as ways to avoid these issues in the first place, UV Process Supply has developed the…
    11.03.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ross introduces new mixers

    Ross introduces new mixers Charles Ross & Son Company has introduced a new line of Laboratory-Double Planetary Mixers. The new line is designed as the “DPMS” and is available in several standard sizes from one pint through four-gallo…
    11.03.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ross introduces new mixers

    Ross introduces new mixers Charles Ross & Son Company has introduced a new line of Laboratory-Double Planetary Mixers. The new line is designed as the “DPMS” and is available in several standard sizes from one pint through four-gallo…
    11.03.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Brookfield's New R/S Plus Rheometer Increases Flow Measurement Capability

    Brookfield’s New R/S Plus Rheometer Increases Flow Measurement Capability Brookfield Engineering has introduced the enhanced R/S Plus rheometer. R/S Plus provides increased speed range, control reso…
    11.03.05

  • Supplier News

    Kerr-McGee to separate chemical

    The board of directors of Kerr-McGee Corp. has approved the separation of its chemical business through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares of the Class A common stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tronox Incorporated. The IPO is planned for…
    11.03.05

  • Supplier News

    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China

    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China Akzo Nobel is ramping up its chemicals activities in China by investing approximately €15 million in two new production facilities, including a new polysulfides plant in Taixing. The company will…
    11.03.05

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Synthesia To Start

    Synthesia To Start High-Performance DPP Pigments Production Synthesia, a division of Aliachem, is prepared to start the production of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) reds at its pigments and dyes plant in Pardubice, the Czech Republic. The DPP product…
    11.03.05

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    CPMA issues Call For Papers

    CPMA issues Call For Papers The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at its 2006 CPMA International conference, “Color Pigments 2006—a Global Perspective,” to b…
    11.03.05