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    Kerr-McGee to separate chemical

    The board of directors of Kerr-McGee Corp. has approved the separation of its chemical business through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares of the Class A common stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tronox Incorporated. The IPO is planned for…
    11.03.05

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    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China

    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China Akzo Nobel is ramping up its chemicals activities in China by investing approximately €15 million in two new production facilities, including a new polysulfides plant in Taixing. The company will…
    11.03.05

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Synthesia To Start

    Synthesia To Start High-Performance DPP Pigments Production Synthesia, a division of Aliachem, is prepared to start the production of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) reds at its pigments and dyes plant in Pardubice, the Czech Republic. The DPP product…
    11.03.05

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    CPMA issues Call For Papers

    CPMA issues Call For Papers The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at its 2006 CPMA International conference, “Color Pigments 2006—a Global Perspective,” to b…
    11.03.05

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    Angus SterLington, LA Site Expansion Complete, Facility

    Angus SterLington, LA Site Expansion Complete, Facility Not Affected by Hurricanes The Angus Chemical Co. recently announced the completion of a multi-million dollar investment project at its Sterlington, LA site. The company added additional volum…
    11.03.05

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    Sartomer Declares

    Sartomer Declares Force Majeure For Wingtack C5 Resin Line Sartomer Company has declared force majeure for its Wingtack C5 resins. The declaration was made as a result of Hurricane Rita and its impact on the company’s manufacturing faciliti…
    11.03.05

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    Lyondell To

    Lyondell To Increase Propylene Glycol Ether Capacity Lyondell Chemical Company has made plans to increase its annual propylene glycol ether (PGE) capacity by 50,000 metric tons by the beginning of 2007. With this additional PGE capacity, Lyond…
    11.03.05

  • Supplier News

    Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies

    Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies Remmele Engineering has acquired the May Coating Technologies division of Acumeter Laboratories. The May Coating Technologies line of standard web handling and coating equipment will be integra…
    11.03.05

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    Thomas E. Hill Receives

    Thomas E. Hill Receives 2005 FSCT Heckel Award The FSCT has awarded FSCT past-president Thomas E. Hill, president and CEO of The Coatings Alliance, the 2005 recipient of the organization’s highest honor—the George Baugh Heckel Award. P…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    MetalJacket adds two custom coaters

    Lord Corporation, manufacturer of MetalJacket coatings, has added two new custom coaters to its team. The coaters—The Finishing Company and AquaArmor Tech­nologies—were brought onboard by Lord Corporation to help meet the growing dema…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    CI Dulux Opens

    CI Dulux Opens Decorator Center In UAE Dulux has opened its seventh Dulux Decorator Center (DDC) retail outlet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new center is located in Abu Dhabi. The first of its kind in the UAE, the center offers a wide…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Nerolac Inks Deal With Kansai

    Nerolac Inks Deal With Kansai Indian paint manufacturer Goodlass Nerolac has reportedly formed a joint venture with Kansai Paint to acquire the paint operations of a Malaysian coatings firm. According to an online report from Business Standard, Ner…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Altana Acquires

    Altana Acquires Kelstar International Kelstar International, a manufacturer of specialty aqueous coatings, UV coatings and pressroom chemistry for graphic arts in North America, has been acquired by Altana Chemie/Altana Coatings & Sealants, a…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Tikkurila Launches New UV Curing Method

    Tikkurila Launches New UV Curing Method Tikkurila Coatings Oy has developed what it calls an economical ultraviolet light (UV) curing coating method for chairs and other three-dimensional (3D) components. It can be used as a replacement for existi…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    BASF Acquires Coil

    BASF Acquires Coil Coatings Business of Rhenania Coatings GmbH BASF Coatings will acquire the coil coatings business of Rhenania Coatings GmbH, further extending its position in the European coil coating market. Subject to approval by the regula…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Sico Acquires Mills Paint Sales, Consolidates Its Presence In Western Canada

    Sico Acquires Mills Paint Sales, Consolidates Its Presence In Western Canada Sico, Inc., has acquired, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Bétonel Ltée, all shares of Mills Paint Sales Ltd., an architectural paint manufacturet based i…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Glasurit Paints Will

    Glasurit Paints Will Be Used To Coat Honda Formula One Racing Cars BASF Coatings’ Automotive Re­finish/Commercial Transport Co­atings Solutions unit and the BAR Honda Formula One team will continue their collaboration through a new…
    11.03.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    EPA Reaches Agreement

    EPA Reaches Agreement With Ford Motor Company To Reinvestigate New Jersey Site The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with the Ford Motor Company, requiring Ford to reevaluate the extent of contamination remaining…
    11.03.05

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    Paint & Coatings Makers Raise Prices

    Paint & Coatings Makers Raise Prices Rising energy costs are cited as key reasons for recent price hikes announced by major coatins firms. DuPont Performance Coatings has increased prices for all of its products in response to increasing co…
    11.03.05

  • Financial News | Price Increases

    H.B. Fuller reports 6.8% quarterly gain

    For the second quarter ended May 28, H.B. Fuller’s net revenue was $387.9 million, a 6.8% increase over the second quarter of 2004. Improved pricing, volume, and positive currency effects contributed 6.6%, 0.1%, and two percent, respectively. T…
    11.03.05