• DuPont refinish training

    August 10, 2007
    || DuPont Performance Coatings recently opened its second refinish training center (RTC) in Bangalore, India. Equipped with state-of-the-art training materials, the center will focus on three major DuPont brands—DuPont Centari, DuPont LE and Stand…

  • Japan’s first Eco Mark for automotive refinish paint goes to BASF Coatings

    August 10, 2007
    || Eco-friendly products from the R-M automotive refinish coatings system by BASF Coatings were certified as “Eco Mark Paints” and recognized as suitable for environmental preservation by the Eco Mark Office of the Japan Environment Associat…

  • nCoat to acquire

    August 10, 2007
    || nCoat, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Metallic Ceramic Coatings, Inc. (MCCI), which operates in the marketplace under the brand of Jet-Hot Coatings. “The acquisition of MCCI/ Jet-Hot, combined with High Performance Coatings, Inc. (HPC…

  • DuPont signs agreement

    August 10, 2007
    || DuPont has signed a global cooperation agreement with Hyundai Motors, the Korean car manufacturer, and will supply approved Hyundai bodyshops with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) refinish products, training and service. Under the agreement, Hyunda…

  • Teknos divests architectural coating business in Denmark

    August 10, 2007
    || Teknos has sold its architectural coating business in Denmark to Nordisk Aktiv Virke A/S. The divestment covers Teknos’ Danish architectural coatings business segment including Teknos Proline shops in Denmark. Employees related to AC business…

  • R-M and Hyundai seal global cooperation for automotive refinish products

    August 10, 2007
    || R-M, BASF’s automotive refinish brand, and Hyundai Motor Company have agreed on a close global partnership for the automotive refinish product business. The goal of the cooperation is to develop coordinated refinish products as well as training…

  • Akzo Nobel opens UK facility

    August 10, 2007
    || Akzo Nobel’s International Paint business has opened its new €7.3 million R&D technology and administration center at Felling, Gateshead, in the UK. The facility is part of International’s ongoing development plans and follows…

  • Rohm and Haas offers Avanse MV-100

    August 10, 2007
    || Rohm and Haas has launched Avanse MV-100 waterborne acrylic latex polymer. Developed specifically for coating structural steel and concrete surfaces, Avanse MV-100 is a low VOC resin that meets all federal and state VOC regulations in formulated coat…

  • Eliokem introduces

    August 10, 2007
    || Eliokem has introduced Pliotec PA05, a new grade of Pliotec latex for exterior water-based coatings. This tough acrylic latex was designed specifically for high performance concrete sealers, stains, pigmented masonry coatings, garage floor coatings,…

  • BYK-Chemie Introduces Ceraflour 928

    August 10, 2007
    || BYK-Chemie has introduced Ceraflour 928, which is a micronized wax additive for improved mechanical properties of coating systems and is recommended for aqueous, solvent-borne, and radiation curable wood and furniture coatings, industrial and can coa…

  • Alberdingk Boley's New Solvent-free PUD Copolymer for Interior Wood

    August 10, 2007
    || Alberdingk Boley, Inc has introduced a new polyurethane copolymer for the wood flooring market. UC 84 is a new polyurethane acrylic waterborne dispersion that is produced with ABI.s solvent-free dispersion process. The product has excellent chemical…

  • Dow Corning offers

    August 10, 2007
    || Dow Corning Corp. has published new literature for its Dow Corning brand Coupling Agents and Filler Dispersing Aids. Product information for the recently introduced Dow Corning Z-6173 filler dispersion aid is now available. This new, innovative multi…

  • Union Process produces

    August 10, 2007
    || Union Process has produced a redesigned C-40 continuous attritor for a customer’s large scale continuous production of zinc oxide and iron oxide. This C-40 attritor features a 125 HO, T.E.F.C., inverter-duty motor with a variable frequency cont…

  • ISP acquires Bode Chemie's biocides business

    August 10, 2007
    || International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP), through one of its subsidiaries, has acquired the biocides business of Bode Chemie, based in Hamburg, Germany. In the transaction, ISP acquired Bode’s range of industrial biocide products for the p…

  • Degussa doubles carbon

    August 10, 2007
    || Degussa has doubled its production plant capacity for carbon black in Paulinia, Brazil, to 1000,000 tons. With the expansion capacity, Degussa is augmenting its position as the world’s second largest manufacturer of carbon black with approximat…