• Tikkurila 2q results

    September 12, 2008
    Tikkurila’s revenue in the second quarter rose by nine percent to €205.7 million ($188.7). Sales development was high in most markets both in decorative paints and industrial coatings. The slowdown in new construction and the decrease in s…

  • Lanxess to move headquarters to Cologne

    September 12, 2008
    Lanxess AG plans to relocate its headquarters from Leverkusen to Cologne, Germany. The move is to be completed by 2011. Lanxess has begun discussions with the city of Cologne to identify possible sites. Currently approximately half of the 15,000 La…

  • DuPont Reports 2Q Performance

    September 12, 2008
    DuPont has announced its quarterly financial results. The Coatings & Color Technologies business unit reported a ten percent sales in­crease to $1.9 billion. Higher selling prices in all businesses and volume growth in emerging markets more t…

  • EPA Awards Rohm and Haas Kankakee Facility

    September 12, 2008
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Rohm and Haas Kankakee, IL facility with their National Environmental Performance Track Award for progress toward achieving environmental performance goals and the breadth and challenge of th…

  • Sherwin-Williams' Global

    September 12, 2008
    Sherwin-Williams has announced its financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30, 2008. Compared to the same periods in 2007, consolidated net sales increased $31.4 million, or 1.4%, to $2.230 billion in the quarter and…

  • Wacker discontinues production of Pioloform

    September 12, 2008
    Wacker Chemie will discontinue production of its Pioloform polymer binders effective Sept. 30, 2008. The Munich-based chemical group recently announced this decision citing limited expectations for polyvinyl butyral growth in industrial applications…

  • Q-LAB OPENS SECOND SITE IN EUROPE

    September 12, 2008
    Q-Lab Corp. has announced the opening of the new Q-Lab Deutschland GmbH Weathering Technology Centre. The facility, located near Düsseldorf, Germany, provides customers technical support, education, training and sales support. The new facility w…

  • ALTANA Acquires Effect Pigment Business of USBP

    September 12, 2008
    Altana has signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. USBP retains its powder business as well as its aluminum…

  • Brenntag Acquires Dipol Chemical International

    September 12, 2008
    Brenntag Acquires Dipol Chemical International Brenntag has acquired Dipol Chemical International, Inc., a company focused on the distribution of chemicals in Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic States and also provides its services in Belorussia and Mold…

  • Nordson Grows in South Africa

    September 12, 2008
    Nordson Grows in South Africa Nordson Corporation has acquired MLT Systems Holdings (Pty) Ltd. and its subsidiary MLT Application Systems (Pty) Ltd. of Cape Town, South Africa. Revenues of MLT were not disclosed. MLT employs a total of 15, operates…

  • Hexion Wins Prestigious R&D Award

    September 12, 2008
    Hexion Wins Prestigious 2008 R&D 100 Award Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has been named a recipient of a prestigious R&D 100 Awards for 2008, which recognize the 100 most significant proven technological advances of the year, according to…

  • PPG Refinish makes two appoint: Randy Cremeans

    September 12, 2008
    PPG Automotive Refinish has appointed two key marketing managers. Randy Cremeans has been appointed director of marketing, collision USCA and Mary Kimbro has been appointed director, global color. Cremeans will be responsible for leading the marketi…

  • International Paint hires: David Hood

    September 12, 2008
    International Paint hires marketing analyst International Paint has hired David Hood to serve as marketing analyst for the company’s Houston, TX-based Protective Coatings division, North America. Before joining International Paint, Hood serv…

  • Tnemec Makes : Mark Thomas

    September 12, 2008
    Tnemec Makes two appointments Tnemec Company has named Mark Thomas vice president of marketing. In his new position, Thomas will continue to manage Tnemec’s marketing department and remain actively engaged in its future success. Thomas has…

  • Empils appoints Nikitin

    September 12, 2008
    Empils appoints Nikitin general manager Russian paint manufacturer, Empils has appointed Sergey Nitikin general manager. Nitikin has held a number of positions within the company. From January 2000 until April 2001 Nitikin served as chief of the p…

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