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  • Suppliers Corner

    Ross offers new Slim

    Ross offers new Slim Lab model Mixer Charles Ross and Son Company has announced the availability of a new SLIM (solids-liquid-injection-manifold) lab model mixer. The SLIM system uses strong vacuum force that occurs at the intake area and sucks in…
    12.18.06

  • Industry News

    BASF announces full Engelhard inte

    Following the recent acquisition of Engelhard Corp., BASF has announced the full integration of Engelhard into its global operations. BASF expects the integration to result in annual synergies of $200 million by 2010. Almost half of this amount will…
    12.18.06

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Clariant HP Pigment joint

    Clariant International and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd. recently celebrated the startup of their joint venture production facility for high performance (HP) pigments in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China. The joint venture is a response to th…
    12.18.06

  • Industry News

    Ross expands

    Charles Ross and Son Co. has completed its manufacturing plant in Wuxi, China. The expansion adds approximately 20,000 square feet to the existing building. The facility is located in Wuxi City, approximately 70 miles from Shanghai and manufactures s…
    12.18.06

  • Industry News

    Georgia-pacific resins

    Georgia-Pacific Resins Inc. has formed a joint venture with the Gujarat-based Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd. to offer thermosetting resins to a variety of industrial markets in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News

    Sherwin-Williams appoints president: John G. Morikis

    he Sherwin-Williams Company has appointed John G. Morikis president and chief operating officer. Morikis has held many key positions during his 22-year career with Sherwin-Williams, most recently as president of the Paint Stores Group. During Morikis…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News

    ludgate named general : John Ludgate

    ludgate named general manager of kop-coat marine John Ludgate has been promoted to general manager for Kop-Coat Marine Group. He will be responsible for overseeing all sales, marketing and production for Kop-Coat’s factories in Rockaway, NJ…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News

    Sartomer announces : Nicholas Trainer

    Sartomer announces organizational changes Nicholas Trainer, president of Sartomer Company, a division of TOTAL’s chemicals branch, has announced his retirement from the company. Luigi Colantuoni, vice president of TOTAL’s Atotech Far…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News | Wood Coatings

    Donahue named VP : Joseph Donahue

    Donahue named VP Valspar global wood coatings The Valspar Corp. has named Joseph Donahue group vice president, global wood coatings. In his new position, Donahue will be responsible for the leadership of Valspar’s wood coatings busines…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News

    International Paint names: Kevin Coleman

    International Paint names regional sales manager International Paint LLC, Houston, has hired Kevin Coleman as protective coatings regional sales manager for the Southeast. In his new position, Coleman will direct the company’s long-term effor…
    12.18.06

  • Marine Coatings | People in the News

    PPG names general manager: Tom Mauck

    PPG names general manager protective marine coatings PPG Industries has named Tom Mauck general manager of protective and marine coatings, a business created with the acquisition of the performance coatings and fin…
    12.18.06

  • Breaking News

    Sika Acquires DuPont's Protective Coatings Business

    Switzerland-based Sika has agreed to acquire DuPont's Protective Coatings business in Germany. DuPont's Protective Coatings business develops, produces and sells highly resistant coatings for flooring, concrete and steel under the trademarks Unitherm…
    Tim Wright 12.13.06

  • Breaking News | Pigments

    RPM acquires Dane Special Effects Colorants Business

    RPM has acquired the daylight fluorescent, phosphorescent and thermochromatic pigments business of The Dane Group, Manchester, England, which has annual revenues of approximately $20 million. "Dane will operate as a stand-alone entrepreneuri…
    Tim Wright 12.13.06

  • Breaking News

    Kemira buys 70% of two Russian paint factories

    Finnish chemicals group Kemira's paint and coatings unit, Tikkurila, has agreed to purchase 70% of two paint factories in St. Petersburg, Russia called Gamma and Ohtinski zavod poroshkovyh krasok. Both factories combined employ 160 people and have…
    Tim Wright 12.13.06

  • Breaking News

    SigmaKalon to further expand its presence in the Slovak Republic

    SigmaKalon has agreed to acquire a stake in two leading Slovakian paint distributors. SigmaKalon will acquire the full ownership of HCH s.r.o.. The company has sales of SKK 523 million (€13.4 million) and is based in Zilina. SigmaKalon also agre…
    Tim Wright 12.06.06

  • Aerospace Coatings | Breaking News

    ANAC establishes manufacturing facility in China

    Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC) has established a manufacturing base in Suzhou, China. The move supports its existing sales and distribution operations in Asia Pacific, first established in 1980, and is part of the company's key strategic plans…
    Tim Wright 12.06.06

  • Breaking News | Pigments

    RPM Acquires Dane Special Effects Colorants Business

    RPM International Inc. has acquired the daylight fluorescent, phosphorescent and thermochromatic pigments business of The Dane Group, Manchester, England, which has annual revenues of approximately $20 million.   “Dane will operate as a…
    Tim Wright 12.06.06

  • Breaking News

    Valspar ReportsFourth Quarter and Full Year Results

    The Valspar Corporation reported record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal year endedOctober 27, 2006. Reported net income for the fourth quarter increased 2% to $52,141,000 from  $50,966,000 last year. Sales for the fourth qua…
    Kerry Pianoforte 11.30.06

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    Frost & Sullivan To Host Webinar on Powder Coatings Market in Asia

    Frost & Sullivan's Chemicals, Materials & Food Practice in Asia Pacific (http://www.chemicals.frost.com ) will host an analyst briefing webinar on the Powder Coatings Market in Asia on December 13th, 2006. According to the firm, the Asian…
    Kerry Pianoforte 11.30.06

  • Breaking News

    DSM to Open New Waterborne Coating Resins Plant

    DSM has decided to build a new factory for waterborne coating resins, which will produce polyurethane dispersions to be marketed by DSM Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins. Production will come on stream mid 2007. The total investment costs are approxim…
    Tim Wright 11.20.06