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    ICI APPOINTS BROWN CFO: Alan J. Brown

    ICI APPOINTS BROWN CFO ICI has appointed Alan J. Brown as chief financial officer. Brown succeeds Tim Scott who died in Aug. 2005. Brown joins ICI from Unilever where he was a senior finance professional and general manager. Most recently, Bro…
    12.07.05

  • People in the News | Powder Coatings

    TIGER DRYLAC APPOINTS: Tiger Drylac

    TIGER DRYLAC APPOINTS VP SALES AND MARKETING Tiger Drylac Canada Inc. has appointed Larry McNeely vice president of marketing and sales. McNeely has more than 20 years in the powder coatings industry. Most recently, he was group executive…
    12.07.05

  • People in the News

    REORGANIZATION AT: Richard Levy

    REORGANIZATION AT ELIOKEM, COLLONGE CEO Eliokem has reorganized its commercial, financial and operational activities. All three departments will report directly to the chief executive officer. The company has also announced the departure of Ri…
    12.07.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Noveon offers semi-elastomeric

    Noveon, Inc. has developed two new waterborne semi-elastomeric polymers, Carboset AE-960 and Carboset SA-860, that provide levels of efflorescence-resistance and dirt pickup-resistance for masonry coatings applications. Carboset AE-960 (acrylic ela…
    12.07.05

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Raw material & Equipment

    Degussa Publishes

    Degussa Publishes Dispersions Brochure Degussa has published “Dispersions,” a new 24-page color brochure that showcases the value-added benefits of Aerosil fumed silica and Aeroxide fumed metal oxide dispersions for paint, coatings, a…
    12.07.05

  • Architectural Coatings | Binders | Raw material & Equipment

    Rohm and Haas Introduces

    Rohm and Haas Introduces Rhoplex VSR-50 Emulsion Rohm and Haas has launched Rhoplex VSR-50 emulsion binder. The new 100% acrylic binder is designed for premium-performance, interior and exterior, flat to gloss architectural coatings and is particul…
    12.07.05

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    Eckart Introduces Phoenix Xt

    Eckart Introduces Phoenix Xt Pearlescent Pigments Eckart has introduced Phoenix XT weather-resistant pearlescent pigments for exterior powder coating applications. Phoenix XT silver white pearlescent pigments are made of thin platelets of natural m…
    12.07.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Lanxess Offers Flame

    Lanxess Offers Flame Retardants for Aircraft Cabins Lanxess has introduced Disflamoil and Levagard flame retardants for use on wood veneers for aircraft cabins. These halogen-free transparent coatings systems comply with the aviation standard FAR…
    12.07.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ciba Offers Colibri 2

    Ciba Offers Colibri 2 Color-Matching Software Ciba Specialty Chemicals has launched Colibri 2, the latest version of its color-matching system. Colibri 2 enables highly efficient matching of opaque, translucent and transparent colors. It offers us…
    12.07.05

  • Binders | Supplier News

    BASF starts up Shanghai amino resins plant

    BASF has started commercial production of its amino resins located at BASF Auxiliary Chemicals Company in Pudong, Shanghai, China. BASF’s amino resins are marketed under the trademark Luwipal. Applications are in baking finishes, acid-curable p…
    12.07.05

  • Supplier News

    Eastman opens

    Eastman opens lab in Shanghai Eastman Chemical Company recently inaugurated its China laboratory in Shanghai to support the development of new formulations and performance-enhancing applications for North Asia-based customers. Eastman’…
    12.07.05

  • Supplier News

    Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group

    Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of thermoset resins for industrial uses, has signed an agreement to purchase the coatings and adhesives business unit of…
    12.07.05

  • Supplier News

    Bayer MaterialScience Expands Shanghai Polymer R&D Center

    Bayer MaterialScience Expands Shanghai Polymer R&D Center Bayer MaterialScience has commenced construction to expand its Polymer Research and Development Center (PRDC) in Pudong, Shanghai. When complete, the PRDC will be Bayer MaterialScience&rs…
    12.07.05

  • Supplier News

    Akzo Nobel increases

    Akzo Nobel increases capacity for Bermocoil Akzo Nobel is investing €24 million to increase capacity at its Bermocoil production facility in Sweden. Capacity at the Ornskoldvik factory, which produces the company’s globally marketed Ber…
    12.07.05

  • Powder Coatings | Supplier News

    Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers

    Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi and Southern Society for Coatings Technology has issued a call for papers…
    12.07.05

  • Supplier News

    Dynea To Build Resin and

    Dynea To Build Resin and Formaldehyde Plant in Canada Dynea plans to build a new resin and formaldehyde production facility in Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada. The plant will provide phenol formaldehyde resin, urea formaldehyde resin, formaldehyde and ot…
    12.07.05

  • Additives | Pigments | Supplier News

    PRICING CHANGES

    PRICING CHANGES Air Products: Nov. 15—$0.04/wet lb. increase for vinyl acetate homopolymer and copolymer emulsions, all ethylene, vinyl chloride-based emulsions and acrylic-based copolymers in the U.S. and Canada; Dec. 15 —$0.12-$0.16/ l…
    12.07.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Euclid, Eliokem form joint market

    The Euclid Chemical Company and Eliokem have formed a joint marketing campaign to strengthen awareness of Euclid’s long-standing commitment to green building initiative. Collaboration between the two companies will focus on promoting Aqua-Cure…
    12.07.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Benjamin Moore Paints Partners With Pottery Barn

    Benjamin Moore Paints Partners With Pottery Barn Benjamin Moore Paints and Pottery Barn are offering Pottery Barn customers an easy way to select the perfect paint colors to complelement their furniture choices. Together they have created an exclusi…
    12.07.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    ici dulux launches

    ici dulux launches 2006 colorfutures guide ICI Paints, has launched its 2006 ColorFutures guide. ColorFutures is the communication tool created by a group of international color consultants at ICI paints. The guide, which has been put togeth…
    12.07.05