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    BROOKFIELD OFFERS

    BROOKFIELD OFFERS FREE TORQUE RANGE DECALS Brookfield Engineering offers free torque range decals for its viscometer/ rheometer. The decals provide a labeling system for the instrument, making it easier for lab personnel to identify the instru…
    08.16.05

  • Supplier News

    BASF acquires Huntsmanís TDI business

    BASF has acquired Huntsman’s global toluene diisocyanate (TDI) business. In the accord, Huntsman will transfer its TDI customer list and sales contract to BASF, however manufacturing operations and personnel are not included. Financial t…
    08.16.05

  • Powder Coatings | Supplier News

    CYTEC SURFACE SPECIALTIES

    CYTEC SURFACE SPECIALTIES COMPLETES LAB RENOVATION Cytec Surface Specialties has completed the renovation of its powder coatings applications lab in Smyrna, GA. The refurbished facility enhances applications support for customers and reduces t…
    08.16.05

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    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE SETS

    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE SETS UP SALES ORGANIZATION IN CHINA Bayer MaterialScience is establishing its own local distribution network with import and export rights in China. The aim of this network is to supply Chinese customers with products manu…
    08.16.05

  • Additives | Supplier News

    CI SET TO ACQUIRE

    ICI SET TO ACQUIRE EMULSION POWDERS BUSINESS ICI has agreed to acquire the Celanese emulsion powders business for $25.5 million. The Frankfurt, Germanybased business recorded sales of €32 million and operating profit of €1.9 million…
    08.16.05

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    PPG EXPANDS ROSTER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS PPG Industries has introduced an expanded list of 14 continuing education programs through which architects and other building professionals can earn AIA/CES learning units or stay up-to-date…
    08.16.05

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    CPMA ELECTS NEW

    CPMA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) elected new officers and additional board members at its 75th annual meeting. Philip G. Webb of BASF was elected chair, Michael Klein of Domin…
    08.16.05

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    27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN

    27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN COATINGS SOCIETIES SYMPOSIUM AND SHOW IS NOV. 6-9 The Western Coatings Societies (WCS) and FSCT will hold its 27th Biennial Symposium and Show Nov. 6-9 at the Westin Casuarina Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas, NV. The WSC Sympo…
    08.16.05

  • Supplier News

    MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP

    MICHELMAN TAKES OWNERSHIP OF MICHELMAN ASIA-PACIFIC Michelman has acquired the 50% interest in Michelman Asia-Pacific Pte., Ltd. held by Drex-Chem Industries Pte., Ltd. Michelman Asia-Pacific was opened in 1997 in Singapore as a joint venture…
    08.16.05

  • Solvents | Supplier News

    CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES

    CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES ASSETS OF SOLCHEM Chemcentral, a distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals, has completed the acquisition of Solchem Pty, Ltd., a New South Wales, Australia, distributor to the coatings, industrial cleaners and indu…
    08.16.05

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    FSCTíS COATING WOOD AND

    FSCT’S COATING WOOD AND WOOD COMPOSITES COURSE IS SEPT. 25-27 IN CHARLOTTE Coating Wood and Wood Composites: The Changing Future, part of FSCT’s 2005 Advancements in Coatings Series, will be held Sept. 25-26 in Charlotte, NC. Atten…
    08.16.05

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    TORONTO SOCIETY FOR

    TORONTO SOCIETY FOR COATINGS TECHNOLOGY FALL MEETING IS SEPT. 22-23 The Toronto Society for Coatings Technology (TOSCOT) is holding its fall symposium, “Innovation in Coatings,” Sept. 22-23, in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. More i…
    08.16.05

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    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR

    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR COUNCIL ELECTS NEW DIRECTORS The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) has elected A. Nurhan Becidyan, president and COO, United Mineral and Chemical Corp.; Jerald A. Dimas vice president technical, Color Communications Inc. a…
    08.16.05

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    NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS

    NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS CONGRESS IS SEPT. 13-14 The North African Coatings Congress will be held Sept. 13-14 at the Sheraton Tunis, Tunisia. Comprising a commercial conference and exhibition, the event has been designed to meet the demands of t…
    08.16.05

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF The Powder Coating Institute gave its Hall of Fame Award to Robert Korecky, a 30-year industry veteran...Sun Chemical Performance Pigments launched its redesigned web site, www.sunpigments.com.…
    08.16.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    WI court says teen can sue paint

    In a split decision, a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a Milwaukee teenager can sue paint manufacturers for his injuries even though he cannot prove which ones may have made the paint that may have sickened him, and he has already been awarded mor…
    08.16.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    RI Drops DuPont from Lead Suit

    Rhode Island has dropped its lead lawsuit against DuPont. The state is still suing Atlantic Richfield, American Cyanamid, ConAgra, Millennium, NL Industries Inc. and Sherwin-Williams. DuPont said that its dismissal was based upon the facts and that…
    08.16.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Whitford Acquires

    Whitford Worldwide, Frazer, PA, has acquired Polymeric Systems, Inc. (PSI), a Phoenixville, PA-based maker of epoxy adhesives, sealants and caulks. The deal included PSI’s seven-acre campus and its 60,000-sq.ft. multi-story manufacturing facili…
    08.16.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    UV-curable Refinish primer, Nonvolatile Coalescent Win

    The U.S. EPA has presented Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards to a UV-curable refinish primer from BASF Coatings and a coalescent from ADM. BASF’s primer cures in just a few minutes when exposed to visible or near UV light from UV-A…
    08.16.05

  • Industrial Coatings  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Powder Coatings

    French Paint Market TO 

    The French paint market—estimated at 854,000 tons in 2004—could grow to 916,000 tons in 2009, if average annual growth of 1.4% per annum can be achieved, according to a new market study from Informational Research (IRL). This growth beli…
    08.16.05