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  • Breaking News

    BASF completes acquisition of Engelhard

    BASF has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Engelhard is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration proc…
    Tim Wright 06.14.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Financial News | Powder Coatings

    Rohm and Haas

    Rohm and Haas’ first quarter earnings for its coatings business was $51 million, up from $49 million in the same period in 2005. Sales in the coatings segment of $673 million represented an eight percent increase over first quarter 2005. Archi…
    06.13.06

  • Financial News

    Valspar Reports

    Valspar reports second quarter earnings Valspar has reported net income for the second quarter ended April 28, 2006 of $47,935,000 versus net income of $39,241,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 8.6% to $766…
    06.13.06

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment

    Air Products offers PFOA-free addi

    Air Products’ Airflex EF9100 emulsion and Dynol 607 surfactant are two key “fluoro-free” products helpful to formulators looking to solve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) PFOA (perfluorooctanic acid) reductio…
    06.13.06

  • Raw material & Equipment | Solvents

    Eliokem offers plioway

    Eliokem offers Plioway resins to meet the industry demand for environmentally-friendly products. These odorless stain blocking primers, combined with isoparaffinic solvents such as Isopar G, require three to four times less air turnover than traditio…
    06.13.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    CPC Color Launches compact

    CPS Color has launched the new Corob D250 sequential colorant dispenser. Based on Corob piston pump technology, the D250 is ideal for points of sale with a small to medium output. Its footprint measures 70 square cm and its nozzles are cleaned automa…
    06.13.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Lanxess presents New Pigment

    Lanxess has introduced its new product, Bayferrox TP LXS 5238 to its customers in Japan. Bayferrox TP LXS 5238 bright red iron oxide pigment is a pure hematite pigment that can be universally used in all paint and coatings applications. I…
    06.13.06

  • People in the News

    Organizational changes at Cognis: Shruti Singhai

    Shruti Singhal has been appointed director global key account management for Cognis’ Polymers, Coatings and Inks business (PCI). He will be based in the company’s U.S. affiliate in Ambler, PA. Ina Puscasu will take over his fo…
    06.13.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Arde Barinco offers improved

    Arde Barinco, Inc. has redesigned its Arde Dispershear. The production model D-6000 Dispershear has incorporated a number of changes that significantly improve the cleanability and at the same time reduce long term maintenance costs. The powder feede…
    06.13.06

  • People in the News

    International Specialty Products: Stuart Porter

    International Specialty Products hires porter as consultant Stuart Porter has joined International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP) as a consultant to support new product platform development and provide technical service support for Advantia coating…
    06.13.06

  • People in the News

    Gasparik Named Plant manager : Mikulas Gasparik

    Gasparik Named Plant manager for CVC specialty chemicals CVC Specialty Chemicals has named Mikulas Gasparik plant manager. In his new role, he will lead the company’s manufacturing operation of specialty epoxy raw materials in the Maple Shad…
    06.13.06

  • Additives | People in the News

    michelman names new : David Towell

    michelman names new global marketing managers Michelman has appointed David Towell global marketing manager, paint and coatings. Towell’s new position will involve developing business and working with customers. Towell has worked at Michelma…
    06.13.06

  • People in the News

    CPS COlor group OY appoints : Semi Korpela

    CPS COlor group OY appoints CFO, SVP Human resources Semi Korpela has been appointed chief financial officer of CPS Color Group Oy, a supplier of advanced tinting systems. He will replace Kari Selmgren, the former CFO of the group. Korpela f…
    06.13.06

  • Additives | Supplier News

    BASF to acquire Johnson Polymer

    BASF will acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc. of Sturtevant, WI. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million on a cash and debt-free basis. Both companies have agreed not to disclose additiona…
    06.13.06

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    SIlberline and Taizhu form

    Silberline, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has formed a global strategic alliance with Taizhu, one of China’s top pearlescent pigment producers. Silberline and Taizhu will engage in joint marketing and technical coopera…
    06.13.06

  • Supplier News

    Reichhold Named Top Alkyd Resin Supplier in Brazil

    Reichhold has been named the top alkyd resin supplier to the paint and coatings industry in Brazil. This designation came as part of the 10th Annual Paint and Pintura Awards, which recognizes excellence among suppliers to the paint and coatings…
    06.13.06

  • Supplier News

    Sartomer implements Sales

    Sartomer Company has implemented sales control on its Wingtack resins product line. According to Sartomer, the control is being implemented as a result of a number of events worldwide affecting the availability of C5 resin-making streams. Sartomer&rs…
    06.13.06

  • Supplier News

    BASF Opens nanotechnology research center in Singapore

    BASF has opened its first research center for nanotechnology in Asia. The Competence Center for Nano-structured Surfaces in Singapore involves a €13 million expenditure up to 2008 and will employ a staff of 20, comprised mainly of scientis…
    06.13.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    ICI Paints enters agreement with MLS

    ICI Paints has agreed to become an official corporate partner of Major League Soccer (MLS). ICI expects this partnership to make an impression with their professional and DIY customers. “This initiative provides us with tremendous opportunitie…
    06.13.06

  • Architectural Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    PPG expands presence in china

    Looking to expand its presence in the Chinese architectural coatings market, PPG Industries has agreed to acquire certain assets of Shanghai Sunpool Building Material Co., Ltd., and its associated companies, including Shanghai IDI International Co.,…
    06.13.06