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  • Automotive Coatings | Breaking News

    Raimar Jahn new head of BASF's coatings division

    As of July 1, Raimar Jahn assumed responsibility for BASF's Coatings Operating Division. In addition, Jahn has become CEO of BASF Coatings AG. In both positions, Jahn has succeeded Jean-Pierre Monteny who retired on June 30. Jahn was born in Mainz, G…
    Tim Wright 07.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment | Wood Coatings

    Tego Twin 4000 multi-functional

    Degussa’s Tego Twin 4000, multi-functional surfactant combines defoaming and substrate wetting properties for water-based wood coatings. Tego Twin 4000 is a 100% active matter multi-functional surfactant based on an organo-modified polysi…
    07.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    PUGH & Co. International

    Pugh & Co. International has launched two new waterborne amine adduct hardeners for use with epoxy resins as surface treatments/primers on steel and other metals. Actan DU15 and DU20 are advanced formulations that show significant imp…
    07.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    ADM Tronics offers

    ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. offers a new water-based, high performance addition, Staticon 455, developed specifically for applications where anti-static properties are desired. It can be used as a direct stir-in additive to water-based pa…
    07.12.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | Pigments | Powder Coatings | Raw material & Equipment

    Engelhard expands

    Engelhard Corporation has added four new color pigments to its Synergy color pigment line for use in coatings applications. Synergy pigments offer significant benefits for formulators of water- and solvent-based industrial coatings and powder coatin…
    07.12.06

  • People in the News

    Lauke to head BASF performance: Herald Lauke

    Harald Lauke has taken over responsibility for BASF’s performance polymers operating division. He succeeds Raimar Jahn, who has become head of BASF Coatings AG, Münster, Germany. Lauke who joined BASF in 1986 as a research chemist in the p…
    07.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ross completes

    Charles Ross and Son Company has completed its 36th 500 cubic foot ribbon blender for a major chemical company. The blenders are constructed in stainless steel and are designed for operation under vacuum and internal pressure. All the blenders…
    07.12.06

  • People in the News

    Sico Inc. Appoints :Alexander Gunst

    Sico Inc. Appoints New Directors Akzo Nobel and Sico Inc. have jointly announced that Alexander Gunst, Steven Miller, Martin Potter, Charles Scudder and Derek Welch have been appointed as directors of Sico, following the resignations of Jean-…
    07.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Brookfield Engineering

    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories offers new Rheocal 3.0 software for use with DV-II+Pro Viscometers and DV-III Ultra Rheometers. Rheocal 3.0 features test wizards that allow users to easily and rapidly setup their ideal testing program. Test wizar…
    07.12.06

  • People in the News | Powder Coatings

    Rohm and Haas: Joe Laubenthal

    Rohm and Haas powder coatings appoints account manager Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has appointed Joe Laubenthal as account manager for the Chicago area. Laubenthal joins Rohm and Haas Company from Nordson where he spent 17 years as a powder…
    07.12.06

  • People in the News

    Ross hires new : Charles Ross

    Ross hires new application engineer Charles Ross and Son Company has hired Ramiro (Little) Magboo as an application engineer. He will be involved in the technical application engineering aspects of the business.…
    07.12.06

  • Supplier News

    Degussa starts production at

    Degussa AG has begun production at its new polyesters and colorants plants in Shanghai. The new multi-user site is located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The investments are pooled in Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai), a subsidiary of Degus…
    07.12.06

  • Additives | Pigments | Supplier News

    Dura Chemicals acquires

    Dura Chemicals Inc., of Alameda, CA, has acquired the North American metal carboxylate and anti-skinning business of Elementis Pigments, Inc. Dura Chemicals will now offer the Nuodex, Nuxtra, Nuocure, Nuact, Drymax and Exkin product lines. This…
    07.12.06

  • Supplier News

    BASF completes

    BASF has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Engelhard is now a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration pr…
    07.12.06

  • Supplier News

    IN Brief

    Chemtura Corp.’s world headquarters in Middlebury, CT has been certified to the RC14001 international…
    07.12.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Becker opens new factory in

    Formed in 1999, Becker Industrial Coatings Malaysia has outgrown its original manufacturing plant and has now commissioned a larger plant of 5,500 square meters in Kota Kemuning, Selangor. The new site was identified in 2004 and a ground breaking ce…
    07.12.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Powder Coatings

    Akzo Nobel acquires

    Akzo Nobel has gained full control of its Asian Akzo Nobel Chang Cheng Coatings joint venture. The transaction means that the company now wholly owns its powder coatings operations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. “As global leaders in this sec…
    07.12.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Hempel opens

    The Danish Hempel Group officially inaugurated its new paint production plant in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province, near Ho Chi Minh City. The new factory has a production capacity of three million liters a year. “I…
    07.12.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    DaimlerChrysler renews agreement with DuPont

    DaimlerChrysler has re-signed a global cooperation agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for the use of DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish brands. The agreement was signed at the DaimlerChrysler Global Parts and Services of…
    07.12.06

  • Breaking News

    X-Rite Completes Acquisition of Amazys Holding AG

    X-Rite, Incorporated, a manufacturer offering color measurement technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of Amazys Holding AG, otherwise known as the brand name GretagMacbeth. X-Rite will utilize color science and technology knowledge t…
    Kerry Pianoforte 07.05.06