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  • Additives | Industry News

    Micro powders celebrates

    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY in 1971. In 1989, the company moved its corporate headquarters to its current l…
    02.06.07

  • Industry News

    Wacker opens vinnapas

    Wacker Polymers has recently opened its Burghausen, Germany-based Training and Competence Center, the Vinnapas Academy. The training center provides both advanced training courses and an opportunity for networking between customers, distributors and…
    02.06.07

  • Industry News

    DAtalase and Ferro form

    DataLase has recently completed a distribution agreement for the U.S., Canada and Mexico with Ferro Corp. Under the agreement the two companies will work together to develop a special laser markable aerosol containing the DataLase pigment for applyin…
    02.06.07

  • Industry News

    Huntsman Completes Sale

    Huntsman Chemical Company Australia Pty Ltd. (HCCA), a part of Huntsman Corp.’s base chemicals and polymers division, has completed the previously announced sale of its polyester resins (composites) business assets to Nuplex Industries Ltd. for…
    02.06.07

  • People in the News

    Akzo Nobel names Rees general man: Jim Rees

    Akzo Nobel has appointed Jim Rees to succeed Rinus Rooseboom as general manager of business unit (BU) car refinishes. Rees previously served as general manager of sub-business unit (SBU) car refinishes Americas. AB Ghosh, currently SBU manager mar…
    02.06.07

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    Sartomer names: Luigi Colantuoni

    Sartomer Company has named Luigi Colantuoni president, replacing Nicholas Trainer, who retired after 37 years with the company. Col-antuoni will report to Hugues Woestelandt, chief executive officer of Total Specialty Chemicals Branch, Sartomer&rsquo…
    02.06.07

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    Micro powders appoints: Mary Seffrood

    Micro powders appoints regional sales manager Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) has appointed Mary Seffrood as their new Chicago-based regional sales manager. Seffrood was recruited by MPI for technical sales responsibilities through the Midwest and East C…
    02.06.07

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    Netzsch names Stevens: Gregory S. Stevens

    Netzsch names Stevens Northeast regional manager Netzsch Fine Particle Technology has named Gregory S. Stevens Northeast regional manager. He will manage all aspects of Netzsch customer relationships in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,…
    02.06.07

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    Valspar Names new senior: Anthony L. Blaine

    Valspar Names new senior VP human resources The Valspar Corp. has appointed Anthony L. Blaine senior vice president, human resources. He replaces Gary E. Gardner, who is retiring after more than 27 years of service to Valspar. Prior to this appoin…
    02.06.07

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    SI group names RobertsChristopher Roberts

    SI group names Roberts VP GLobal Supply Chain SI Group has appointed Christopher Roberts vice president, global supply chain. In his new position, Roberts will be responsible for all of the sourcing and logistics of the global company.…
    02.06.07

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    Tronox names Klvac : David J. Klvac

    Tronox names Klvac VP and controller Tronox Inc. has named David J. Klvac vice president and controller. He has nearly a decade of experience in financial reporting and accounting, with increasing levels of responsibility.…
    02.06.07

  • People in the News | Pigments

    Holliday pigments names new sales and marketing manager: Martin Elliot

    Holliday pigments names new sales and marketing manager Holliday Pigments has hired Martin Elliott as regional sales and marketing manager, covering the Middle East, Indian sub-continent and Latin America. Elliott has more than 30 years experience i…
    02.06.07

  • Breaking News

    3M Acquires Industrial Adhesives Product Line from Chemence

    3M, St. Paul, MN., has acquired the Rite-Lok global industrial adhesives product line from Chemence Inc., a specialty chemical company that manufactures a range of consumer and industrial adhesives. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Co…
    Tim Wright 02.06.07

  • Breaking News | Industrial Coatings  | Powder Coatings

    Becker Industrial Coatings acquires U.S. paint coil coating manufacturer

    AB Wilh. Becker announced that its North American subsidiary, Becker Industrial Coatings, has completed the acquisition of Specialty Coatings Company, a manufacturer of industrial paints and coatings. Founded in 1953, Specialty is the leading inde…
    Tim Wright 02.02.07

  • Breaking News

    BASF Coatings Spa and Honda Italia Industriale form partnership

    BASF Coatings Spa and Honda Italia Industriale Spa have signed a supply contract for electrocoating (e-coating) products and products for coating plastic add-on parts. Honda motorcycles and scooters in Europe and North America are now coated with BAS…
    Tim Wright 02.01.07

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings appoints distributor in Israel

    Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings has appointed Univercol Paints Ltd. as its distributor for architectural and other high performance powder coatings in Israel. The leading manufacturer of powder coatings and industrial liquid paints in Israel, Univercol…
    Tim Wright 02.01.07

  • Breaking News

    Chemark, Specialty Coatings form collaboration

    The Chemark Consulting Group, Southern Pines, NC and Specialty Coatings Services (SCS), Louisville, KY have announced their formal collaborative association. Chemark is a global management consulting firm specializing in the coatings, paint, adhes…
    Tim Wright 01.30.07

  • Automotive Refinish  | Breaking News

    BASF Coatings takes over R-M sales activities of Autolacke Handel GmbH

    BASF Coatings Services GmbH will be taking over major parts of the company Autolacke Handel GmbH in Vösendorf, Austria. Autolacke Handel GmbH belongs to the Ludwig Christ Group. Autolacke Handel GmbH’s sales activities related to automotiv…
    Tim Wright 01.30.07

  • Breaking News

    Hempel expands with Lacor acquisition

    Extending coverage of the German market Hempel has acquired Lacor. Founded in 1989 and based in Merzig, Germany, Lacor is a leading national and international supplier of protective coatings and industrial paints. Lacor will be incorporated into Hemp…
    Tim Wright 01.30.07

  • Automotive Refinish  | Breaking News

    BASF Coatings takes over R-M sales activities of Billakksenteret AS

    BASF Coatings Services AB is taking over major parts of Billakksenteret AS in Lierstranda, Norway. Billakksenteret AS sales activities with regard to automotive refinish paints and non-paint products will be integrated into BASF Coatings Services AB,…
    Tim Wright 01.24.07