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  • People in the News | Pigments

    SUN PERFORMANCE PIGMENTS: Melissa Koester

    SUN PERFORMANCE PIGMENTS NAMES TECHNICAL SALES REP Melissa Koester has joined Sun Chemical Perfor-mance Pigments’ North American sales team as a technical sales representative. Covering the greater Cincinnati area, Koester will be res…
    09.19.05

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    BASF APPOINTS SMITH MARKETING: Justine D. Smith

    BASF APPOINTS SMITH MARKETING MANAGER SPECIALTY INTERMEDIATES BASF has appointed Justine D. Smith marketing manager for the company’s specialty intermediates business in North America. In her new position, Smith is responsible for implem…
    09.19.05

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    MCBURNEY ELECTED: Thomas R. McBurney

    MCBURNEY ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF VALSPAR BOARD Valspar Corp. has elected Thomas R. McBurney, currently a director of Valspar, to the position of chairman of the board. McBurney, a non-executive chairman, replaces Richard M. Rompala, who is retirin…
    09.19.05

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    SILBERLINE PROMOTES GINGRAS: Steven R. Gingras

    SILBERLINE PROMOTES GINGRAS TO MANAGING DIRECTOR NA Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc. has promoted Steven R. Gingras to the position of managing director–North America. Gingras is a five-year veteran of the firm, most recently holding…
    09.19.05

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    DOW CORNING NAMES SHIRAHATA: Akihiki Shirahata

    DOW CORNING NAMES SHIRAHATA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MANAGER Dow Corning Corp. has named Akihiki Shirahata science and technology manager, silane products. A 25-year veteran of Dow Corning, Shirahata will direct the global activities of silane…
    09.19.05

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    MURALO PAINTS HIRES: Michael Micale

    MURALO PAINTS HIRES MICALE FOR NORTHEAST SALES Muralo Paints has hired Michael Micale as district sales manager for Long Island, the Bronx and parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Micale has previously worked in managerial positions for Lowe’s…
    09.19.05

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    MICHELMAN NAMES WISEMAN: Donald Wiseman

    MICHELMAN NAMES WISEMAN VP GLOBAL OPERATIONS Michelman has appointed Donald Wiseman VP global operations. Wiseman will be responsible for all global manufacturing operations, logistics, process engineering and purchasing at Michelman. He has m…
    09.19.05

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    CHEMQUEST GROUP NAMES: Zhiming M. Zhou

    CHEMQUEST GROUP NAMES ZHOU GENERAL MANAGER, CHINA ChemQuest Group, Inc. has appointed Zhiming M. Zhou general manager, China. Zhou, who will be located at ChemQuest’s newly opened office in the country, has more than 18 years experience…
    09.19.05

  • People in the News | Pigments

    HOLLIDAY PIGMENTS NAMES: Bob Hopkins

    HOLLIDAY PIGMENTS NAMES THREE NEW SALES MANAGERS Holliday Pigments has named Bob Hopkins UK regional sales manager, Frank Davies regional sales manager in the U.S. and Frank Dong technical sales manager in China. Hopkins was previously an appl…
    09.19.05

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    UNITED GILSONITE LABORATORIES: Richard Potter

    UNITED GILSONITE LABORATORIES NAMES POTTER SENIOR FORMULATOR United Gilsonite Laboratories has named Richard Potter senior formulator. In his new position, Potter will oversee the formulation and quality control of new products and the com…
    09.19.05

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    BROOKFIELD NAMES MOI VP

    BROOKFIELD NAMES MOI VP INTERNATIONAL BUS. DEVELOPMENT B r o o k f i e l d E n g i n e e r i n g Laboratories has promoted Joe Moi to vice president of international business development. For the past 16 years, Moi has served as managing…
    09.19.05

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    MAROON APPOINTS SZABO: Nanette Szabo

    MAROON APPOINTS SZABO CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Maroon Inc., a specialty chemical distributor, has appointed Nanette Szabo customer service representative. She has more than 10 years of experience in customer service.…
    09.19.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Degussa offers new matting agents

    Degussa has launched Acematt 3200, a new matting agent for use mainly in the automotive and plastics industries. Imparting silky or velvety tactile properties, Acematt 3200 has been developed specifically for formulation of water-based soft-fee…
    09.19.05

  • Raw material & Equipment | Solvents | Wood Coatings

    NOVEON OFFERS BROCHURE ON

    A new brochure on its Sancure polyurethane and Carboset acrylics is available from Noveon Inc. For use in high-performance clear wood finishes, Sancure waterborne polyurethane dispersions provide outstanding durability and protection. The produ…
    09.19.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    AIR PRODUCTS OFFERS

    Air Products’ Anquamine 287 curing agent is a new high-performance primer and sealer for application to freshly poured concrete. A waterborne epoxy curing agent, this product allows for a faster return to service. It can be applied to fre…
    09.19.05

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    WORLÉE-CHEMIE LAUNCHES

    Worlée-Chemie has launched several new acrylic emulsions. WorléeCryl 7158 was developed for the production of corrosion protection primers with excellent outdoor resistance and high corrosion protection.WorléeCryl 7463 is a…
    09.19.05

  • Additives | Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    EFKA OFFERS DISPERSING AGENT

    EFKA 4590 is a new addition to EFKA Additives’ high-molecular weight polymeric dispersant range of additives, which has been specially designed to stabilize organic and inorganic pigments in water-based decorative systems. EFKA 4590 also…
    09.19.05

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    HEUBACH PRESENTS NEW SELFDISPERSING

    Heubach now offers Autosperse, new self-dispersing inorganic/organic hybrid pigments which stir in and eliminate the need for further milling in most applications. Autosperse are low dust pigment powders with universal applicability in solvent…
    09.19.05

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    CHEMARK OFFERS 10TH

    Chemark Consulting Group is offering the 10th edition of its study, U.S. Coatings Industry. The study analyzes coatings consumption by the ten major technology systems including solventbased high solids, solvent-based low solids, two-component…
    09.19.05

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Changes in effect pigments marketplace

    Two major announcements have come from the global special effect pigments market. In August, Altana Chemie announced plans to acquire Eckart GmbH & Co., KG, a leading privately held manufacturer of metallic effect pigments for paint, print…
    09.19.05