• Columbia Paint & Coatings to merge with Sherwin-Williams

    October 18, 2007
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company and Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Following the consummation of the merger, Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. will become a subsidiary of Sherwin-Williams. Columbia Pa…

  • Valspar acquires

    October 18, 2007
    || The Valspar Corporation has acquired Teknos Nova Coil TNC Oy, a Helsinki, Finland-based manufacturer of high-performance coil coatings widely used in the construction industry, from Teknos Group Oy. “This acquisition builds on Valspar’s…

  • Chase Corporation

    October 18, 2007
    || Chase Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty tapes, laminates, sealants and coatings, announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, Chase Protective Coatings Ltd., it has acquired the product lines and manufacturing facility of Long Pr…

  • Chemark and Blairgowrie

    October 18, 2007
    || The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc. of Southern Pines, NC and Blairgowrie Associates, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company recently announced their formal collaborative alliance. In a joint statement, Chemark’s and Blairgowrie’s man…

  • ShawCor announces pipe coating capacity addition

    October 18, 2007
    || ShawCor Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., will invest $13.8 million in additional FBE pipe coating capacity for the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). This investment is in addition to the previously announced fac…

  • PPG to focus on coatings; sells auto glass and

    October 18, 2007
    || PPG Industries has signed an agreement with Platinum Equity of Beverly Hills, CA, under which the company would divest its automotive OEM glass and automotive replacement glass (ARG) and services businesses. The total sales price for the businesses b…

  • PPG Aerospace high-solids exterior epoxy primer

    October 18, 2007
    || PPG Aerospace-PRC-DeSoto has qualified its new-generation high-solids low-VOC exterior epoxy aerospace primer at Boeing that exhibits superior adhesion, flexibility and rain-erosion resistance, according to PPG coatings officials. Desoprime HS CA770…

  • Globally Responsible Coatings’ Theme Set for ICE 2008

    October 18, 2007
    || In 2008, the International Coatings Expo (ICE) will return to its permanent home and every-other-year schedule in Chicago, IL. To be offered on October 15–17, ICE 2008 will take place at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL. P…

  • Rohm and Haas offers rheology

    October 18, 2007
    || Rohm and Haas has launched a new KU-building rheology modifier based on new technology developed by the company. Acrysol RM-895 is a solvent-free, nonionic, HEUR rheology modifier that provides viscosity stability upon colorant addition with improved…

  • JDSU offers new chromaflair

    October 18, 2007
    || JDSU has recently launched Chroma­Flair ColorShift glitter pigments. Created using the same thin film technology as its ChromaFlair pigments, ChromaFlair ColorShift glitter gives formulators of paint, coatings, plastics, textiles and packag…

  • Saint-gobain Zirpro

    October 18, 2007
    || Saint-Gobain ZirPro recently launched its Zirmil.2, a yttria stabilized zirconia media belonging to the ceramic bead range including ER120, Rimax and ZirStar. The new material offers a more cost effective solution by improving product performance. Zi…

  • DOW Introduces Hypod

    October 18, 2007
    || Dow has launched Hypod polyolefin dispersions, propylene- and ethylene-based dispersions that combine the performance of high-molecular-weight thermoplastics and elastomers with the application advantages of a high solids waterborne dispersion. These…

  • Union PRocess offers

    October 18, 2007
    || Union Process has built its first C-60 continuous attritor for an environmentally conscientious ceramics manufacturer that produces ceramic proppants and other ceramic media. The C-60 attritor will aid in the grinding of ceramic material pulled from…

  • Ross Offers

    October 18, 2007
    || Charles Ross and Son recently introduced a new triple shaft Model VMC-40 sanitary VersaMix. Designed to provide maximum process flexibility to the user, the VersaMix is constructed using all type 316 steel wetted parts, polished to a 180 grit finish.…

  • Rohm and Haas opens second India

    October 18, 2007
    || Rohm and Haas Company has recently celebrated the inauguration of its second acrylic emulsions facility in India. The Chennai facility, located in the Sriperumbudur industrial area of Tamil Nadu in South India, is opening with the capacity to make 30…