• Senate and House expected to pass CPSC Legislation; Residual lead levels in consumer paint to drop from 600 ppm to 90 ppm

    Tim Wright August 13, 2008
    Senate and House expected to pass CPSC Legislation; Residual lead levels in consumer paint to drop from 600 ppm to 90 ppm

  • PPG opens Wuhu plant for automotive coatings

    Tim Wright August 13, 2008
    PPG opens Wuhu plant for automotive coatings

  • Eliokem launches Pliotec PA20 latex

    August 11, 2008
    Eliokem has launched Pliotec PA20 latex for use in lower VOC coatings. Pliotec PA20 has a low co-solvent demand and can be formulated below 50 g/l VOC. Coatings based on Pliotec PA20 can be applied to fresh concrete and primed and top coated after 24…

  • Dow biocides offers Canguard Ultra BIT 20 LE

    August 11, 2008
    Dow Biocides has launched Canguard Ultra BIT 20 LE preservative, which provides a low VOC biocide for paint and coatings preservation. It is a broad-spectrum biocide that can be used under a broad range of pH and temperature conditions. This high p…

  • Tego introduces Foamex 883

    August 11, 2008
    Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Foamex 883 for pigmented water-based formulations. Foamex 883 is compatible with a variety of water-based resin systems including acrylic emulsions, styrene acrylic emulsions, vinyl and…

  • Evonik reorganizes colorants business

    August 11, 2008
    Evonik Industries AG’s coatings and additives business unit is reorganizing its colorants business to position itself to compete in the international market. Under the new model, market responsibility will be exercised in the future at the loca…

  • Clariant Brazil Receives Supplier Award

    August 11, 2008
    For the fourth consecutive year, the pigments and additives division of Clariant has received several supplier awards in Brazil. At the 12th Annual Paint and Pintura Awards, Clariant was selected among the ten leading suppliers as best supplier of th…

  • Waterborne Symposium

    August 11, 2008
    Waterborne Symposium issues call for papers The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi has issued a call for papers for presentation at the 36th annual meeting of The Waterborne Symposium, &ldquo…

  • Rohm and Haas begins operations at Mexico Plant

    August 11, 2008
    Rohm and Haas begins operations at Mexico Plant Rohm and Haas began operations at its new high technology plant in Querétaro, Mexico. The plant is the first facility in Latin America to operate under its 21st Century Manufacturing principles…

  • Atlas To move lab to Chicago

    August 11, 2008
    Atlas To move lab to chicago Atlas Material Testing Technology is constructing a new weathering Center of Excellence at Atlas world headquarters in Chicago, IL. In addition, Atlas’ accelerated weathering laboratory in Miami will be relocated t…

  • Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments

    August 11, 2008
    Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has reached an agreement with Yule Catto and Co. plc to purchase Holliday Pigments, a global manufacturer of technical grade ultramarine and manganese violet pigments. The purch…

  • SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant

    August 11, 2008
    SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant The SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and The Siam Cement Group (SCG), has broken ground on a propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand. The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Ind…

  • Gelest doubles production capacity

    August 11, 2008
    Gelest doubles production capacity Gelest Inc. recently completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product plant. The expansion was necessitated by the increased demand for speci…

  • U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012

    August 11, 2008
    U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012 Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than one percent per year to 11.8 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will continue to lag the overall economy, as manufacturers of coatings, printing ink…

  • Fritz Walker To Deliver

    August 11, 2008
    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that FSCT past-president, Frederick “Fritz” H. Walker, will present the 2008 Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture. Walker is the intellectual asset manager for Air P…

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