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    DEGUSSA BEGINS PRODUCTION

    Degussa has started manufacturing Aerodisp aerosil fumed silica dispersions at its new Mobile, AL plant. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, more than doubles its global production capacity for Aerodisp pr…
    08.16.05

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    ASIACOAT 2005 TO BE HELD

    ASIACOAT 2005 TO BE HELD SEPT. 20-22 IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA The tenth China International Exhibition for Coatings, Printing Inks and Surface Finishing (AsiaCoat 2005) will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center in Guangzhou…
    08.16.05

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    BROOKFIELD OFFERS VISCOSITY

    BROOKFIELD OFFERS VISCOSITY MEASUREMENT COURSES Brookfield Engineering is offering a course on viscosity measurement for lab viscometer operators Aug. 11 in Middleboro, MA and Aug. 16 in King of Prussia, PA. The course provides attendees with…
    08.16.05

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    RADTECH PRESENTS

    RADTECH PRESENTS TWO-PART ONLINE UV/EB COURSE RadTech International is offering the first installment of the RadTech Online Education (ROLE) series with “Polymer Chemistry for the UV/EB Professional” presented by Byron Christmas of…
    08.16.05

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    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF Sartomer’s Channelview 2 manufacturing plant in Texas was recommended for ISO 9001:2000 registration by the British Standards Institute...SPX Process Equipment has launched its new Mueller Steam web site at www.spxpe.com. CW…
    08.16.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    CPSC, EPA release interim CCA study results

    The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have posted interim results of their two year joint study focused on reducing the amount of dislodgable arsenic from chromated copper arsenate-treated w…
    08.16.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    AutoVAZ awards Contract

    A PPG-Helios joint venture has won a five-year contract with AutoVAZ to provide the Russian vehicle maker with chemical management at its new paint shop in Togliatte. The JV—which has been handling process management services for AutoVAZ since…
    08.16.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Fuji Hunt, Pantone Team Up For Ink and Coatings Swatch Book

    Makers of coatings for the graphic arts market know how essential the right gloss or matte finish can be to the overall appearance of a project. Many times, however, the designer isn’t the decision maker when it comes to matte versus gloss. Fu…
    08.16.05

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Aging Americans to Fuel MARKET FOR MediCal and Dental Adhesives and Sealants

    Although an aging U.S. population is putting a strain on Social Security and Medicare, it may offer riches for some adhesive and sealant suppliers. Demand for medical and dental adhesives and sealants in the U.S. is forecast to rise 8.4% per year t…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    Tnemec names new technical sales manager: Vaughn O' Dea

    Tnemec Company, Inc. has named Vaughn O’Dea technical sales manager, water and wastewater. In this new position, O’Dea will be responsible for building new Tnemec water and wastewater accounts and maintaining established custo…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    SILBERLINE APPOINTS: Joseph P. Dowd

    SILBERLINE APPOINTS DOWD PRESIDENT AND COO Silberline has named Joseph P. Dowd global president and chief operating officer. Dowd joined Silberline as executive vice president in 2001. In his new position, Dowd will be responsible for di…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    AKZO NOBEL APPOINTS MANAGING: Sudha Dantiki

    AKZO NOBEL APPOINTS MANAGING DIRECTOR AT INDIA R&D CENTER Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has appointed Sudha Dantiki managing director of the CR I n t e r n a t i o n a l Research Center in Bagalore, India. Dantiki previously held various R…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News | Pigments

    DEGUSSA APPOINTS: Anke Gercken

    DEGUSSA APPOINTS GERCKEN MARKETING MANAGER Degussa has appointed Anke Gercken marketing manager for the specialty performance silica line, excluding its rubber applications, for the advanced fillers and pigments business in North America.…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    SARTOMER NAMES SALES: Hawon Kea

    SARTOMER NAMES SALES MANAGER FOR KOREA Sartomer Company has hired Hawon Kea as sales manager for Sartomer Korea. Kea will be responsible for managing sales on the Korean peninsula. He will report to Daniel Lim, general manager of the Asia-Paci…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    CORBETT JOINS RPM AS: Edward Corbett

    CORBETT JOINS RPM AS MANAGER, GLOBAL TAXES Edward Corbett has joined RPM as manager, global taxes. In this newly-created position, he will be responsible for managing domestic and international income tax planning and will oversee the tax prov…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    ACE HARDWARE NAMES MYER: Dave Myer

    ACE HARDWARE NAMES MYER SENIOR VP INTERNATIONAL & PAINT Ace Hardware Corp. has named Dave Myer senior vice president international and paint. Myer previously was senior vice president support and logistics. In his new position, Myer will o…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    MERCK NOMINATES: Merck KGaa

    MERCK NOMINATES ZYWOTTEK BOARD MEMBER Merck KGaA has nominated Walter W. Zywottek general partner and member of the executive board, effective Sept. 1. Zywottek will be responsible for strategy for the chemicals business.…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    RPMS TOMPKINS RECEIVES P. Kelly Tompkins

    P. Kelly Tompkins, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of RPM International was one of eight Cleveland State University alumni honored during the 15th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner. Tompkins, who received the…
    08.16.05

  • Architectural Coatings | Binders | Raw material & Equipment

    BASF launches COL.9 binders

    BASF Corp., functional polymers has launched COL.9 a new generation of binders for the architectural coatings market. COL.9 binders combine inorganic nanoparticles, which are homongenously incorporated into organic polymer particles of waterbas…
    08.16.05

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    DEGUSSA OFFERS TECHNICAL

    “Performance Silica for Defoamers,” a new 32-page technical bulletin from Degussa’s advanced fillers and pigments business, explains how the company’s Sipernat and Aerosil products can eliminate foam production problems.…
    08.16.05