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    Chemical Heritage Foundation: Ronald S. Brashear

    Chemical Heritage Foundation Names Director of Library The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named Ronald S. Brashear director of the Othmer Library of Chemical History. Brashear will be responsible for the oversight and growth of CHF’s…
    05.12.06

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    Dow to build glycol ethers plant in China

    The Dow Chemical Company will begin construction of a new propylene oxide-based glycol ethers facility at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China. The new facility is scheduled to come on line in late 2008, with an annual capacity of 120,000 metric ton…
    05.12.06

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    CIBA Specialty chemicals forms JV with Biosignal

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has formed a joint development and licensing agreement with Biosignal, Sydney, Australia to develop novel anti-microbial compounds for consumer and industrial products based upon Biosignal’s anti-biofilm technology. Bio…
    05.12.06

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    Clariant to discuss stabilizers at Additives conference

    Clariant Pigments and Additives will discuss new stabilizer concepts for optimizing the protection of interior and exterior automotive coatings against light and temperature at the Additives 2006 symposium held in Rosemount, IL June 19-21. Gerd Faor…
    05.12.06

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    Holliday Pigments Forms

    UK-based Holliday Pigments Ltd., a manufacturer of ultramarine pigments, has formed a joint venture in China with its parent company Yule Catto. The new venture, Holliday Pigments/Yule Catto Asia Ltd. (China), will be based in mainland China. Asia Pa…
    05.12.06

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    Industrial Copolymers receives

    Industrial Copolymers, a Preston, UK-based chemical company, recently was awarded an Environmental Waste Management Award in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to the development of environmentally sustainable products and manage…
    05.12.06

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    Huntsman Forms Green Chemistry Business Unit

    Huntsman Corp. has formed a new strategic business unit dedicated to the enhancement of the company’s green chemistry initiatives. Examples of Huntsman’s existing sustainable chemistry products include carbonates that reduce VOCs in pai…
    05.12.06

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    Rust-Oleum offers Virtual Solutions

    Rust-Oleum has launched its new Virtual Solutions interactive website at www.rustoleum.com/virtualsolutions. The new site is designed to provide coating recommendations and specifications in 30 seconds or less. By clicking on the appropriate indus…
    05.12.06

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    Akzo Nobel makes

    Akzo Nobel has made an offer to acquire Sico, Inc. Sico’s two largest shareholders, who own approximately 34% of the company’s common shares, have signed a binding commitment to tender their shares under the offer. The Sico board of direc…
    05.12.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Sigma Kalon acquires

    Sigma Kalon and Bollig & Kemper GmbH & Co. KG have reached an agreement for the acquisition by SigmaKalon of its coil coatings activities. With this acquisition, Sigma Kalon Business Unit Industrial Coatings intends to enforce its coil coatin…
    05.12.06

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    jotun signs

    During the next two years, Jotun Coatings will supply paint systems to Kashagan in the Caspian sea, the world’s largest offshore oil field. Jotun’s involvement in the project covers supply vessels, offshore barges, tank ships, pipe trench…
    05.12.06

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    DSM Desotech sells

    JSR Corporation has acquired the display coatings business that it and DSM Desotech have jointly cooperated in as part of their joint venture, Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. JSR will directly acquire DSM Desotech’s display coatings technology…
    05.12.06

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    Trio Industries acquires

    Trio Industries Group has acquired Ultra Fine Coating Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Utek Corp. Ultra Fine Coating Systems holds a license to an innovative powder coating technology developed at The University of Western Ontario, which a…
    05.12.06

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    Pulte Homes selects

    Pulte Homes, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, has signed a five-year agreement with to be Sherwin-Williams’ exclusive provider of paint products. In its search, Pulte looked for an exclusive paint provider that could provi…
    05.12.06

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    Jotun Yemen Paints

    Jotun Yemen Paints, a joint venture between Jotun Paints and Hayel Saeed Anam & Co, have opened their new paint factory in Al Alam, Aden, Yemen. The 17,000 sqm factory, which cost more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an ann…
    05.12.06

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    ICI to sell tile adhesives

    ICI has agreed to sell its Cimsec Business, part of ICI Paints Europe, to Henkel. ICI said it is selling the tile adhesives and grouts business in order to focus on its decorative paint brands in Central and Eastern Europe. Cimsec, which is used by p…
    05.12.06

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    ICI Paints Set to Open Second Vietnam Plant Mid Next Year

    ICI Vietnam Ltd, an affiliate of UK-based ICI Paints, has begun construction of its second plant in the southPPG wins environmental achievement award PPG Total Service Solutions was recently awarded the 2005 Environmental Achievement Award by the En…
    05.12.06

  • Financial News

    Hempels marine and protective sales

    The continuing high activity level in the Marine segment and growth in the Protective segment has had a positive impact on Hempel’s performance in 2005. The company’s turnover was up 12% to €654.5 million, up from €583.7 million…
    05.12.06

  • Breaking News

    Michelman acquires Wagers Corporation

    Michelman, a global manufacturer of performance enhancing coatings, has acquired the Wagers Corporation. The transaction includes Wagers' color coating products, inks, intellectual property and sales. The acquisition bolsters Michelman's portfolio of…
    Tim Wright 05.07.06

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    BASF to acquire resins specialist Johnson Polymer

    BASF has formed an agreement to acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc.,  a U.S.-based cleaning and hygiene products manufacturer. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million. The transaction…
    Tim Wright 05.03.06