• DSM and Novomer to develop CO2-based Resin for Coatings

    February 8, 2010
    Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V., and Novomer Inc., Waltham, MA/USA, have signed an agreement to jointly develop a coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material. This development agreement follows a cooperation agreement and an investmen…

  • Natural History Museum Specifies Interpon

    February 8, 2010
    The Natural History Museum has unveiled it’s new £78 million Darwin Centre in London. Designed to provide a home for 20 million plant and insect specimens, it also allows visitors to interact with the collections and scientists at work. T…

  • Kingspan-Benchmark & ALCOA Architectural Products join PPG certified metal panel program

    February 8, 2010
    PPG recently announced that Kingspan-Benchmark and ALCOA Architectural Products have joined the new PPG Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). Administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group, PPG/CMPP is a certification program that give…

  • Greenkote Coating Process Chosen by Daimler

    February 8, 2010
    Greenkote Plc, a global coating technology company, will provide corrosion protection for selected Daimler automotive parts beginning the first half of 2010. Initial orders include components for passenger safety related applications. Additionally, t…

  • World's Largest Mercedes facility chooses Glasurit

    February 8, 2010
    BASF Coatings’ Glasurit paint brand was chosed as the supplier for the world’s largest Mercedes Benz facility, Emirates Motor Company (EMC), flagship company of Al Fahim Group, in Abu Dhabi. EMC’s headquarters, located in the Musaff…

  • AkzoNobel Positioned for Progress says CEO in Annual Address

    February 8, 2010
    AkzoNobel CEO Hans Wijers says the company’s ability to adapt to the new world reality has put it in a strong position to reinforce its status as a global industry leader. During his traditional New Year’s speech to employees, Wijers admi…

  • International Paint launches new universal primer range

    February 8, 2010
    International Paint has introduced a new range of universal primers for the newbuilding market to address the productivity, regulatory, performance and commercial needs of shipyards and ship owners alike. The goal was to help ship builders and owners…

  • UGL Introduces New Interior & Exterior Wood Stain Colors

    February 8, 2010
    Annually, United Gilsonite Lab­oratories (UGL) submits its current wood stain colors, both interior and exterior, to color experts and they analyze the trends and make suggestions. For 2010, UGL developed new colors based on a trend toward relaxi…

  • Sherwin-Williams New Chemically-Resistant Cor-Cote HB Urethane

    February 8, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams has introduced Cor-Cote HB Urethane, offering the industry’s most rapid return to service for the assets of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities, including clarifiers, settling tanks, wet wells and grit cham…

  • Perstorp names market development manager

    February 8, 2010
    Perstorp has appointed Mike Schneider its new market development manager for coatings and adhesives, primarily focusing on products such as Tolonate and Easaqua aliphatic polyisocyanates. Schneider’s job will be to provide technical support to…


    February 8, 2010
    JNS Smithchem LLC  has appointed Doug Bennett to the newly created position of regional sales manager,  New England. Bennett will be responsible for growing the company’s customer and supplier base in New England with  emphasis o…

  • Jukka Havia appointed Tikkurila's new CFO

    February 8, 2010
    Jukka Havia has been appointed Tikkurila's CFO and member of the management board beginning April 16, 2010. Based in Vantaa, he will report to Erkki Järvinen, president and CEO, Tikkurila Oy. Havia will join Tikkurila from Ruukki Group Oyj where…

  • ASTM Elects Member to International Board of Directors

    February 8, 2010
    The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has elected Ken Yarosh, global Sservice line manager for the specialty chemicals business of Dow Corning, to serve as vice chairman of the 2010 Inte­rnational Board of Directors. Yarosh will h…

  • Jotun to Supply Paint for the World's Biggest Bridge

    Tim Wright February 4, 2010
    Jotun has been chosen to supply 400,000 liters of paint to the Taizhou Yangtze Bridge in China.

  • MPI Approval System to be Adopted in Korea

    Tim Wright February 3, 2010
    The Master Painter Institute (MPI), which establishes architectural paint standards and quality assurance programs in North America, will partner with the Korea Institute of Construction Materials (KICM) to test paints and coatings to MPI standards.