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    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

  • Financial News

    strong growth for Asian Paints

    strong growth for Asian Paints Robust economic growth and an ongoing construction boom helped Asian Paints increase net profit by 37.7% to approximately $13 million (Rs603 million) in the second quarter. Compared to the same period last year revenue…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    DuPont Profits Down

    Pre-tax operating profit at the Color and Technolgies segment for the three months ended June 30 were up 18% to $222 million as sales rose by two percent to $1.6 billion reflecting higher local selling prices. DuPont said earnings improvement was bro…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    RPM Down in Fourth Quarter, Records Record Sales

    A $335 million liability charge took RPM International to a loss for its fourth quarter and year ended May 31, despite record sales. The company recorded a $122.5 million pre-tax loss for the fourth quarter and $222.5 million loss for the year. Howe…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    PPG Set for Growth

    PPG Industries said volume growth in Asia and Europe in the second quarter pushed earnings in its coatings segment up by 23% to $272 million as sales rose by nine percent to $1.579 billion.…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    sherwin-williamss 2q results

    Sherwin-Williams’ pre-tax profit for the quarter to June 30 was up by 23% to $269.1 million on eight percent higher revenue at $2.13 billion. Growth came from strong domestic architectural paint sales to contractors and DIY customers, improved…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Reichhold introduces waterborne

    Reichhold, Inc. has introduced a new waterborne epoxy curing agent. Epotuf 37-685 for industrial maintenance applications provides the corrosion protection of solventborne coatings with waterborne chemistry. Epotuf 37-685 is an amine-functional disp…
    10.20.06

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    Ciba Introduces new

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has introduced a new product to its Irgazin 2000 series. Ciba Irgazin yellow 2088 is an organic yellow pigment that achieves superior opacity and high intrinsic color strength in industrial coatings, according to the company.…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Degussa launches

    Degussa AG recently added Dynasylan 2201 EQ, a new ureidofunctional silane adhesion promoter, to its product range. The percentage of certain by-products, and particularly of the ethyl carbamate contained in comparable products, is under 0.05%, accor…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Myers Engineering

    Myers Engineering, Inc. has added a quad mixer to its product line. The unit was designed to handle a variety of applications including both heavy viscosities common to this style of mixer and lighter products that have troublesome flow characteristi…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ross Offers

    Charles Ross and Son Company offers the vertical blender for the blending of easily degradable solids. The mixing screw rotates around the periphery of the cone and simultaneously lifts materials from the bottom to the top of the blender. This…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Gardco offers

    Gardco offers a humidity alert meter, featuring built-in audible and visual programmable alarms. Other features of the humidity alert meter include a remote probe that allows for measurement behind walls and difficult to access loca…
    10.20.06

  • People in the News

    Rust-Oleum makes organizational : Michael D. Tellor

    Rust-Oleum Corp. has announced a number of organizational changes. Rust-Oleum group president, Michael D. Tellor, who has led the Rust-Oleum organization for the last 12 years, will now assume the position of chairman and CEO of the Rust-Oleum/…
    10.20.06

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    Rohm and Haas names Williams: Stewart Williams

    Rohm and Haas names Williams Technical Director PQI Stewart Williams was recently named technical director of the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI). In this new role he will develop and manage PQI’s technical initiatives, including…
    10.20.06

  • Supplier News

    BASF relocates Johnson Polymer

    BASF Corporation has announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant, an…
    10.20.06

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    International Paint hires : Tim Riley

    International Paint hires marketing manager, account executive International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Tim Riley to serve as their new marketing manager for the high value infrastructure markets throughout North America. A…
    10.20.06

  • Supplier News

    Dow CLoses polyethylene

    The Dow Chemical Company has closed its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production facility at Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. “The closing of our LDPE facility in Sarnia was a difficult decision, but due to the suspension of ethylene shipment…
    10.20.06

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    Wolstenholme makes : Henry Brooks

    Wolstenholme makes management changes Wolstenholme International Inc. has recently announced a number of management changes and promotions. Henry Brooks has been appointed president of Wolstenholme Inter-national Inc. (USA). Brooks joined MD-Both…
    10.20.06

  • Supplier News

    FSCT, Dow Corning Join

    FSCT, Dow Corning Join Habitat for Humanity at ICE 2006 In conjunction with ICE 2006, volunteers from Dow Corning and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) will join Habitat for Humanity for a building project in N…
    10.20.06

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    Nuplex resins appoints smith: Kelly Smith

    Nuplex resins appoints smith business development manager Nuplex Resins has appointed Kelly Smith business development manager, waterborne technologies and new markets–the Americas. Smith joined Nuplex Resins in 1994 and has held a vari…
    10.20.06