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    Cytec expands production of

    Cytec expands production of acrylic resins in n. America Cytec Industries has announced the manufacturing start-up for select Macrynal high solids acrylic polyols and Viacryl water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facili…
    11.17.06

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    RPM Hires: Kenneth M. Armstrong

    RPM hires director of environmental, health and safety; promotes four RPM International has hired Kenneth M. Armstrong as director of environmental, health and safety. Armstrong brings more than 18 years of experience on a broad rang…
    11.17.06

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    Longtime Coatings Chemist,

    Longtime Coatings Chemist, Engelhardt passes away Carl Engelhardt passed away Aug. 26 in Clearwater, FL. A longtime paint and coatings chemist, Engelhardt retired as vice president technical from Brooklyn Paint and…
    11.17.06

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    Hockmeyer names new

    Hockmeyer names new equipment representatives Hockmeyer Equipment has named two new equipment representatives. Daniyel Firestone with Norstone, Inc. has territorial responsibilities in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, New Yor…
    11.17.06

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    Eliokem names Thompson

    Eliokem names Thompson midwest sales rep Eliokem has appointed Douglas Thompson sales representative for the Midwest. In this position Thompson will be responsible for expanding the group’s sales activity throughout the Midwest and Canada.…
    11.17.06

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    Netzsch promotes warburg : Frank Warbug

    Netzsch promotes warburg to national sales manager Netzsch Fine Particle Technology, LLC has promoted Frank Warburg to national sales manager, U.S. and Canada. Warburg is responsible for growing the customer base throughout the U.S. and Canada f…
    11.17.06

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    ISP appoints christopher: Darrell Christopher

    ISP appoints christopher account manager International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP) has appointed Darrell Christopher as key account manager for the company’s North America performance chemicals and biocides sales team for the Midwest region…
    11.17.06

  • People in the News | Pigments

    Schlenk-both metallic : Michael Sproule

    Schlenk-both metallic pigments names sproule technical director Schlenk-Both Metallic Pigments has named Michael Sproule technical director paints and coatings. Sproule will be responsible for the technical service lab in Ashland, MA and manage…
    11.17.06

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    x-rite names Vacchiano : Michael C. Ferrara

    x-rite names Vacchiano President and CEO X-Rite, Inc. has announced the implementation of the planned CEO succession which was outlined at the time of the January announcement of the Amazys acquisition. Michael C. Ferrara will retire from his pos…
    11.17.06

  • People in the News | Pigments

    UMC appoints new : Jennifer Marques

    UMC appoints new regional sales manager United Mineral and Chemical Corp. has appointed Jennifer Marques sales associate for the St. Louis/Kansas City region. Marques’ sales responsibilities will include daylight fluorescent, phosphorescent…
    11.17.06

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    Omya appoints new midwest: Jim Cwik

    Omya appoints new midwest regional sales manager Omya Inc. has hired Jim Cwik as a regional sales manager for its paint, coatings and adhesives group. With more than 20 years coatings sales experience, Cwik will be responsible for the Midwest…
    11.17.06

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    PSG hires new: Keith O'Dell

    PSG hires new General Manager Paint Service Group (PSG), a supplier of aerospace, defense and specialist coatings supplier, has appointed Keith O’Dell general manager. O’Dell has a strong background in the coatings industry, havin…
    11.17.06

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    Tronox Named : Peter D. Kinnear

    Tronox Named Kinnear LEad director Tronox Inc. has named Peter D. Kinnear lead director for the com…
    11.17.06

  • Breaking News

    PPG Awarded Delta Contract

    The Total Service Solutions unit of PPG Aerospace has been awarded a three-year contract by Delta Air Lines to provide chemical management services at Delta’s Atlanta maintenance base and line stations.     Under terms of the co…
    Tim Wright 11.15.06

  • Breaking News

    Rohm and Haas, CSI Form Joint Venture to Serve the Wood Treatment Industry

    Rohm and Haas Company and Chemical Specialties, Inc. (CSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to serve the wood treatment industry. The new company brings together the wood biocides…
    Tim Wright 11.14.06

  • Automotive Refinish  | Breaking News

    BASF Coatings Opens an Automotive Application Center in India

    BASF has opened a new application center in Mangalore, India for the development of automotive OEM coatings and to provide customer support to the Indian automotive market segment. “This state-of-the-art center allows us to work very closel…
    Tim Wright 10.26.06

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    PPG Publishes Publishes New Coraflon Color Guide

    The PPG Coil & Extrusion Coatings Group has released a new Coraflon Color Guide to help architects and building owners specify color for architectural metal components. The four-page brochure encompasses five different coatings types including 2-…
    Tim Wright 10.26.06

  • Financial News

    ICI reports growth in UK and Asia

    First half revenues were up ten percent to €1.8 billion for ICI’s paint business as sales grew strongly in the UK and Asia, but were down in continental Europe where retail markets were weak. Decorative paint sales in the UK and Irelan…
    10.20.06

  • Architectural Coatings | Financial News

    Valspar's Sales and

    Valspar reported that third-quarter sales rose ten percent to $797 million, from $727 million in the same period last year. Earnings rose 13% for the period to $52.6 million from $45.7 million. The company recently completed the acquisition of an 80…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News | Industrial Coatings

    Kemira looks for strong Second Half Growth

    Chemical Group Kemira has forecast higher revenues in its paint and coatings segment in the second half of the year due to demand and a boost from recently acquired Russian paint firm Kraski Teks, which added three percent to organic revenue growth i…
    10.20.06