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  • Industrial Coatings  | People in the News

    BASF makes executive board: Andreas Kreimeyer

    Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO …
    05.12.06

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    International Paint Hires

    International Paint Hires Coatings Sales executive International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Darrin Erickson to serve as their protective coatings sales executive for the north central U.S. Erickson previously was employed…
    05.12.06

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    PPG Names Alexander head: Rich Alexander

    PPG Names Alexander head of Refinish, Kimbro, director, marketing, refinish Rich Alexander, senior vice president coatings has been named head of PPG’s automotive refinish, automotive replacement glass and insurance and services busin…
    05.12.06

  • People in the News | Pigments

    Elementis appoints : David W. Dutro

    Elementis appoints Dutro president and COO Elementis has named David W. Dutro president and chief operating officer. Dutro will also retain his duties as managing director of the pigments division.…
    05.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment | Wood Coatings

    Tego Twin 4000 multi-functional surfactant

    Degussa’s Tego Twin 4000, multi-functional surfactant combines defoaming and substrate wetting properties for water-based wood coatings. Tego Twin 4000 is a 100% active matter multifunctional surfactant based on an organo-modified polysil…
    05.12.06

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    Sico makes: Rodrigue Bauge

    Sico makes leadership appointments Rodrigue Baugé has been named Sico’s vice president, operations, architectural sector. He has been with Sico since 1994 and has held various managerial positions in production, engineering and distri…
    05.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    PUGH & CO. INTERNATIONAL

    Pugh & Co. International has launched two new waterborne amine adduct hardeners for use with epoxy resins as surface treatments/primers on steel and other metals. Actan DU15 and DU20 are advanced formulations that show significant improveme…
    05.12.06

  • Additives | People in the News

    Burks named director Dow: Jeremy Burks

    Burks named director Dow Corning Coatings and Additives Jeremy Burks has been named global industry executive director for Dow Corning’s Paper and Process Industries, including coatings and additives. Serving under Burks as global industry d…
    05.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    ADM TRONICS OFFERS

    ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. offers a new water-based, high performance addition, Staticon 455, developed specifically for applications where anti-static properties are desired. It can be used as a direct stir-in additive to water-based paint, c…
    05.12.06

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    Tronox Names Adams : Thomas W. Adams

    Tronox Names Adams Chairman and CEO Tronox Inc. has announced that Thomas W. Adams, CEO of Tronox, will become chairman and CEO effective upon the resignation of Robert M. Wohleber as chairman and director of the company.…
    05.12.06

  • Pigments | Powder Coatings | Raw material & Equipment

    ENGELHARD EXPANDS

    Engelhard Corporation has added four new color pigments to its Synergy color pigment line for use in coatings applications. Synergy pigments offer significant benefits for formulators of water- and solvent-based industrial coatings and powder c…
    05.12.06

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    DEC Appoints Leigh Vice: Mark Leigh

    DEC Appoints Leigh Vice President, Pigment Blacks Degussa Engineered Carbons, LP (DEC) has appointed Mark Leigh as vice president and business director, pigment blacks. Leigh, who is currently DEC regional sales manager in Chicago, replaces Karin…
    05.12.06

  • Pigments | Powder Coatings | Raw material & Equipment

    ENGELHARD EXPANDS

    Engelhard Corporation has added four new color pigments to its Synergy color pigment line for use in coatings applications. Synergy pigments offer significant benefits for formulators of water- and solvent-based industrial coatings and powder c…
    05.12.06

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    NEw SWR Institute: Matt Shane

    NEw SWR Institute Leadership elected The Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWR) has elected new leadership for 2006-2007. Matt Shane of Structural Preservation Systems was elected president for the new term; Bill Leonhard, pr…
    05.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    ROSS COMPLETES

    completed its 36th 500 cubic foot ribbon blender for a major chemical company. The blenders are constructed in stainless steel and are designed for operation under vacuum and internal pressure. All the blenders include jackets for heating and c…
    05.12.06

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    Raabe hires four : Tim Dolan

    Raabe hires four to join sales team Raabe, a custom match touch-up paint and packager of paint and chemicals, has hired Dean Busler, Tim Dolan and Rocci Mascari to join the sales team. Busler, Dolan and Mascari will join Mitch Maloney as new busin…
    05.12.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING

    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories offers new Rheocal 3.0 software for use with DV-II+Pro Viscometers and DV-III Ultra Rheometers. Rheocal 3.0 features test wizards that allow users to easily and rapidly setup their ideal testing program. Test…
    05.12.06

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    Fitz Chem Corp. : Penny Kichka

    Fitz Chem Corp. hires Customer service rep, accountant Fitz Chem Corp., a distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, adhesives, plastics, ink and construction industries, has hired Penny Kichka as a customer service representative…
    05.12.06

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    Buckman Labs Makes: Michael R. Anstey

    Buckman Labs Makes leadership changes Buckman Laboratories has made three leadership appointments. Michael R. Anstey, former vice president of research and development, has been promoted to general manger of Buckman’s European operations in…
    05.12.06

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    Chemtura appoints general: Allen Julian

    Chemtura appoints general manager for urethanes Chemtura Corporation has promoted Allen Julian to general manager for the company’s urethanes business. Julian will report to Janet E. Mann, president, performance specialties. Prior to joining…
    05.12.06