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    Tronox names birney to board, Wachnowsky VP pigments: David G. Birney

    David G. Birney has been elected to the Tronox Inc. board of directors. Birney has 40 years experience in the chemical industry. He recently retired from his position as president and CEO of Solvay America, Inc. Tronox has also named Ste…
    08.14.06

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    Bhler announces: Erwin A. Frei

    Bühler announces change in group management Erwin A. Frei has been appointed to the group management of Bühler AG. He has been placed in charge of the engineered products division and is the successor to Ulrich Baur, who will retire.…
    08.14.06

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    Netzsch promotes: John M. Hill

    Netzsch promotes hill to sales manager Netzsch Fine Particle Technology, LLC has promoted John M. Hill to sales manager, mid-Atlantic regions. He will manage all aspects of Netzsch customer relationships in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Dela…
    08.14.06

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    Reichhold names Leydon: Edward R. Leydon

    Reichhold names Leydon general counsel Reichhold, Inc. appointed Edward R. Leydon to the position of general counsel. In this position, Leydon will serve as Reichhold’s chief legal officer, strategically planning and directing all aspects of…
    08.14.06

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    Vanderstappen Named Senior: Michelman

    Vanderstappen Named Senior account manager at Michelman Michelman has hired Luc Vanderstappen as senior account manager. In his new position, Vanderstappen will be responsible for handling all accounts in Benelux and Scandinavia as well as select c…
    08.14.06

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    Ross promotes Langhorn : Charles Ross

    Ross promotes Langhorn to technical director Charles Ross and Son Co. has promoted Ken Langhorn to technical director. Langhorn joined the company in 1998 and has worked in several technical and product management positions. He is now responsible…
    08.14.06

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    E.T. Horn hires: Robert Blackford

    E.T. Horn hires new senior account manager Robert Blackford has joined The E.T. Horn Company as senior account manager within the coatings and building materials and advanced materials groups. In this new position, Blackford will expand the groups&…
    08.14.06

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    Ameron makes appointments: William D. Horsfall

    Ameron makes appointments to its board of directors Ameron International Corp. has appointed William D. Horsfall to the company’s board of directors. The appointment of Horsfall increases the number of directors on its board to seven.…
    08.14.06

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    Plasticolors makes : Dave Dennison

    Plasticolors makes several new appointments Plasticolors, Inc. recently hired two new employees and promoted another. Dave Dennison was appointed as the company’s first safety manager, Karen Eglinton was named regulatory affairs specialist a…
    08.14.06

  • Supplier News

    BASF acquires Johnson Polymer

    The acquisition of resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer by BASF was closed on July 1, 2006. The acquisition includes Johnson Polymer’s production sites in the U.S. and the Netherlands, as well as technical centers and offices in Asia Pacific. It…
    08.14.06

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    Cytec Expands production

    Cytec Industries is expanding production of its Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply chain process and increase Cytec&rsq…
    08.14.06

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Clariant High performance

    Clariant and Hangzhou Baihe Chemical Co. Ltd. have begun production of high performance pigments through its new joint venture, Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. Ltd. The new facility in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China will produce red and y…
    08.14.06

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    Silberline expands

    Silberline Manufacturing, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has opened a new sales office and distribution center in Mexico. The office will operate as a separate entity under the management of Ivan Diaz, country manager and assi…
    08.14.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Akzo Nobel expands in North

    In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project in Pontiac,…
    08.14.06

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    Chemarks new study

    In response to the growing interest in nanotechnology, The Chemark Con­sulting Group of Southern Pines, NC, has published its new first edition multi-client study, “Nanotechnology’s Role in the Global Coatings Industry.” Accord…
    08.14.06

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    X-Rite Completes Acquisition of Amazys Holding AG

    X-Rite, Incorporated, a manufacturer offering color measurement technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of Amazys Holding AG, otherwise known as the brand name GretagMacbeth. X-Rite will utilize color science and technology knowledge to i…
    08.14.06

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    Ameron to Sell

    Ameron International Corporation has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. “We are pleased with the anticipated sale of Coatings,” said James Marlen, Ameron’s chairman, president…
    08.14.06

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    Valspar to Acquire Majority Interest in Huarun Paints

    The Valspar Corporation has agreed to acquire a significant majority of the share capital of Huarun Paints Holdings Company Limited (Huarun Paints), one of China’s largest independent coatings companies, from Champion Regal, a Hong Kong-based i…
    08.14.06

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    Akzo Nobel Publishes

    Akzo Nobel has launched its first ever global assessment of the coatings market and its future prospects. “The Global Coatings Report 2006” market overview was compiled by Euromonitor and also highlights the role of coatings in providin…
    08.14.06

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    nCoats Nano-Structured Coating Wins Award

    nCoat, Inc., an emerging nanotechnology company in the high performance coatings market, has won the Utah Innovations Award in the Chemicals/Materials Science category of the fourth annual Stoel Utah Innovations Awards competition. The winning nCoat…
    08.14.06