• Akzonobel reports 2009 financial results

    March 16, 2010
    AkzoNobel announced its 2009 fourth quarter and full-year results. The company reported 2009 revenue of €13.893 million, ten percent below the previous year. For the full year, volumes were down nine percent while revenue dropped seven. Volumes…

  • Jotun Reports Record Results for 2009

    March 16, 2010
    Jotun reported an operating profit of $185 million in 2009 as compared with $152 million for the previous year. Oper­ating income increased from $1.76 billion to $1.89 billion. In liters and kilos, Jotun sold two percent more paint than it did in…

  • Paliocrom Brilliant Orange from BASF

    March 16, 2010
    Paliocrom Brilliant Orange L 2850 is the first of a new generation of effect pigments from BASF. Exceptional brilliance and ultra-high chroma enable the creation of novel designs in the orange to red shade area. This pigment is based on iron-oxide-co…

  • Wacker launches silicone products for sustainable coating applications

    March 16, 2010
    At Interlakokraska 2010, held in Moscow, Russia from March 9-12, the Wacker Group presented new solvent-free silicone resins and silicone resin emulsions for heat-resistant or water-based coatings. One of the products Wacker introduced was Silres IC…

  • Ashland launches new Envirez polyester resin

    March 16, 2010
    Ashland Performance Materials now offers Envirez resin, the industry’s first commercially available unsaturated polyester resin containing renewable materials. The new formulation, Envirez 7241 T-15 resin, is a pre-promoted thixotropic corrosio…

  • Blackmer XLW Pumps for paint and adhesive processing

    March 16, 2010
    Blackmer XLW Series of sliding vane pumps have been designed to handle liquids with suspended particles up to 250 microns and 25% concentration, such as paint, adhesives and inks. XLW Series pumps are designed with hardened ductile iron materials, gi…

  • Ross launches New Model PowerMix Design

    March 16, 2010
    Ross now offers a new design of the PowerMix (planetary disperser) for the mixing of viscous mixtures requiring a combination of slow and high-speed agitation. This new design combines two slow speed planetary stirrers with two conventional high- spe…

  • 350˚F Electric Bench oven from Grieve

    March 16, 2010
    No. 992 is an electrically-heated 350°F  bench oven from Grieve, currently used for heating parts, including those with emissions of flammable solvents. Workspace dimensions are 28” wide x 24” deep x 18” high. 4KW are insta…

  • Arkema completes acquisition of UCAR

    March 16, 2010
    Arkema formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s acrylic monomers and acrylic latex polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America. Following this acquisition, the Clear Lake, TX acrylic monomers production site is being int…

  • Hexion Specialty chemicals to build plant in korea

    March 16, 2010
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals has announced plans to begin construction of a monomer manufacturing plant in Onsan, Korea. The plant, which will produce Cardura monomer, a Versatic acid derivative, will be constructed within an existing manufacturing com…

  • DSM inaugurates new resins plant in Germany

    March 16, 2010
    Royal DSM N.V. has opened a new plant for the production of wet polyesters and other specialty resins in Meppen, Germany. The new €15 million plant was built at the existing site of DSM NeoResins+ in Meppen. The plant allows for further expansio…

  • Steel Tank Institute names Sherwin-Williams Euronavy ES301 product of the year

    March 16, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams’ Euronavy ES301 has been named the 2009 Product of the Year by the Steel Tank Institute. “Sherwin-Williams is extremely pleased to receive this award for an application of one of our most innovative and versatile coatings…

  • North Dakota State University and Triton Systems Partner on Coatings Research

    March 16, 2010
    North Dakota State University, Fargo and Triton Systems, Inc., a Massachusetts-based materials products company, have announced a research partnership and Triton’s plan to establish a new facility in the NDSU Research and Technology Park. The c…

  • Triple awards success for AkzoNobel

    March 16, 2010
    AkzoNobel was one of the big winners at the inaugural Transform Awards, the UK’s only dedicated celebration of rebranding, brand transformation and reputational change. Established by Communicate magazine, the honors were judged by a panel of i…

  • DSM and Novomer to develop c02-based resin

    March 16, 2010
    Royal DSM N.V. and Novomer Inc., based in Waltham, MA have signed an agreement to jointly develop a revolutionary coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material.      This development agreement follows a cooperation agree…

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