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Published November 26, 2014
American Colors has announced that three long-term employees have been promoted to Assistant Vice Presidents and Officers of the Corporation. Steve Foos is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Terra State Community College. Having begu… Read More »
Colorhouse Creates Environmentally-Safe Paints for an Online Market
Published November 26, 2014
Founded in 2005, Colorhouse is the brainchild of two artists who decided to create “healthier paint and better color.” Virginia Young and Janie Lowe started a painting business in Portland, Oregon called YOLO Paint, and quickly realized t… Read More »
Published November 25, 2014
BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant, nine months ahead of the deadline laid down in the EU REACH Regulation on… Read More »
Published November 25, 2014
AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-… Read More »
Published November 25, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors. “USGBC’s Board of Directors provides invaluable direction and perspective, collectively bringi… Read More »
Independent Sales Rep. and Consultant
Published November 25, 2014
Company: B & W Distributors, Inc. Job Location:  Northern California Bay Area, United States Company Description: B & W Distributors Inc. is a MASTER DISTRIBUTOR of maintenance products offering coatings and repair materials for… Read More »
Published November 24, 2014
BASF and Glunz, a manufacturer of wood-based panels, have jointly developed four new colors for medium-density fiberboards (MDF). The color shades – Royal, Curry, Berry and Terra – are based on BASF pigment preparations from the Dispers r… Read More »
Published November 24, 2014
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has completed the purchase of Madison Chemical Industries, Inc., a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Madison was founded in 1975 and has developed a global reputation for its technic… Read More »
Stone Environmental
Published November 21, 2014
Stone Environmental manages the disposal of virtually every kind of printers’ ink including specialty ink, offset ink, flexo ink, letterpress ink, UV/EB ink, graphic arts coating, gravure ink, ink jet ink, screen ink, head set ink, rubber ink, security ink, and water based ink. Read More »
Paint Plant Technical Director
Published November 21, 2014
Company: Anvil Paints and Coatings, Inc. Job Location:  Florida, United States Company Description: Anvil Paints & Coatings, Inc. is a well-regarded paint manufacturer and distributor. It is engaged in the development, manufacture an… Read More »
Published November 21, 2014
Benjamin Moore & Co. has announced the appointment of Ron Schuller as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President. Schuller brings more than 25 years of retail and consumer brand experience to Benjamin Moore, most recently as Vice President… Read More »
Published November 21, 2014
Lonza Inc. has appointed Koda Distribution Group (KDG) as its representative for the Functional Chemicals line of products, effective December 1, 2014. The functional ingredients are typically sold into the plastic additives and construction markets… Read More »
Published November 21, 2014
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business showcased its full assortment of liquid, powder, pretreatment and electrocoat (e-coat) products at FabTech, Nov. 11-13 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. William A. Ramos, PPG technical… Read More »
Published November 21, 2014
BASF has signed a definitive agreement to sell its manufacturing facility for natural fish oils, medium-concentrated omega-3s, and customized bottled fish oil in Brattvåg, Norway, to Marine Ingredients, a manufacturer of marine-based ingredient… Read More »
Published November 20, 2014
The Southern Society for Coatings Technology has announced its 2015 Annual Technical Conference. The organization is currently seeking technical speakers for this event. Any interested parties should e-mail Rick Diener at ssctorg@gmail.com. Spea… Read More »
Published November 20, 2014
Dymax Corporation has announced the appointment of Mark Porter as a Territory Sales Manager. In his new position, Mark will report to Mike Acker, Regional Sales Manager, and will provide a key service in helping manufacturers in the mid-South and Sou… Read More »
Published November 20, 2014
PPG Industries Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch will present at the 2014 Citi Basic Materials Conference in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8:45 a.m. ET. Bunch will discuss PPG’s strategic initiatives and business and fi… Read More »
Published November 20, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings and committed partner to the global refinish industry, was one of the sponsors of the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Turkey, a regional conference held in Istan… Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
ShawCor Ltd.'s Bredero Shaw pipe coating division has received a second contract with a value of approximately $200 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Limited for pipeline coating for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development project. The contract… Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
Huntsman Corporation has inaugurated its new India corporate office, in Andheri, Mumbai. The 220,000 square feet, seven story building will initially house 300 Huntsman associates, including more than 100 technical staff spread across three floors of… Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
GTM (Grupo Transmerquim, S.A.), the second-largest chemical distributor in Latin America, has announced that its founding shareholders have signed a definitive agreement to transfer control of GTM to Advent International, one of the largest and most… Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
Tesla Nanocoatings is expanding production of its Teslan brand of nanocoatings, a corrosion-resistant coating for structural steel, produced with SMW Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes developed by SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT). … Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
PPG Industries displayed its wind industry solutions during China Wind Power 2014 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. As the only company offering a “one-stop shop” for fiber glass, blade coatings, tower coatings and… Read More »
AkzoNobeI’s International Brand Launches Enviroline 2405 Hybrid Epoxy Technology
Published November 19, 2014
AkzoNobel’s International protective coatings brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system into North America. The high temperature, abrasion resistant coating was specially designed to offer exceptional flexibilit… Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was honored as a winner of the United Nations’ top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award. The award, which is usually received by an individual, was won by USGBC for its outstanding co… Read More »
Coatings Industry Mourns Jack Gallagher
By David Savastano, Editor
Published November 19, 2014
Jack Gallagher passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. He was 71. Born in Bayonne, NJ, Jack was a graduate of Bayonne High School, and served in the US Navy. In 1964, he joined NL Chemicals, initially working for the Baker Castor… Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 5.6 percent per year to 10.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $40.8 billion.  Demand will benefit from expected increases in the manufacture of products such as cabinets, ready-… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 5.6 percent per year to 10.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $40.8 billion.  Demand will benefit from expected increases in the manufacture of products such as cabinets, read… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Incorporating the latest technology to achieve high sensitivity, high resolution and an ultra-low stray light level, Shimadzu’s new UV-3600 Plus UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer offers scientists an opportunity to provide high-performance analyses… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has completed the purchase of Madison Chemical Industries, Inc., a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Madison was founded in 1975 and has developed a global reputation for its technic… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Olympic Paint and Stain announced today the launch of Olympic Home interior latex paint, a new line of flat and semi-gloss paint available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide. Starting at $11.97 per gallon, the new Home paint provides pr… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
PPG Industries has released its annual automotive color popularity data, showing that white continues to be the most popular car color globally based on 2014 automotive build data.  According to PPG’s global data, white ranked first (up… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, showcased its leadership in coating and color technologies at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada but the heartfelt stor… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
AkzoNobel announced that it has been subject to an external fraud targeted at one of its subsidiaries located in Chicago, Illinois. The company stated that the fraud involves an amount of up to €53 million. When detected immediate action was ta… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Wacker Asahikasei Silicone, a Japanese joint venture of Wacker Chemie AG, has opened a new development laboratory for airbag applications. The competence center will spearhead the development of silicone coatings for airbags and t… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Charles Ross & Son Company’s Vice President of Corporate Operations Joe Martorana has announced that the mixer manufacturer’s India operations is undergoing another major expansion. In March 2015, Ross Process Equipment (RPE) will mov… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. will hold a conference call for its third quarter 2014 financial results at 8:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Charles W. Shaver, chairman and chief executive officer, and Robert W. Bryant, executive vice preside… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) on December 10, 2014, in Washington, DC. NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendat… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution, a global styrenics supplier, to INEOS. The relevant merger control approvals have been granted. The purchase price amounts to €1.1 billion. The transaction will lead to an expected… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
Quest Automotive Products (QAP), a member of the Quest Specialty Chemicals group, has hired Hermon Ferrell to be the company’s new Director of Product & Color Management. Ferrell brings more than 26 years of industry experience to Quest… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience has named Klaus Schäfer head of Industrial Operations and Technology. He will assume global responsibility for this unit effective January 1, 2015. At the same time, he will become a member of the company’s Executi… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
The PPG Industries Foundation has presented a check for nearly $1,000 to Waltonville Grade School, enabling 166 students to each receive six books to own through the school’s reading program. The check was presented by Donna Burlison,… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
Dow Construction Chemicals (DCC), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company has launched a new, high-performance 100 percent acrylic redispersible powder, DLP-500. With this launch, Dow enters a new market with a dry acrylic powder that performs as… Read More »
Published November 17, 2014
The Board of Directors of Anvil Paint & Coatings has promoted Glenn R. Roth to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Roth has worked to develop the Anvil brand for 16 years, and in that time has been present for Anvil’s most recent expan… Read More »
Published November 14, 2014
Two Oklahoma City landmarks, constructed more than 20 years apart and both featuring SOLARBAN glass by PPG Industries, are part of a company retrospective highlighting nearly a half-century of development in energy-efficient glass. Completed in 1984… Read More »
Published November 13, 2014
Evonik’s new brand SILIKOTOP promotes silicone hybrid resins which offers high solids content. The first two products, SILIKOTOP E 900 and SILIKOTOP E 901 excel in top coat application for diverse protective coatings ranging from marine to truc… Read More »
Published November 13, 2014
The Dow Chemical Company has signed a definitive agreement under which ANGUS Chemical Company will be sold to Golden Gate Capital for $1.215 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015, subject to completion of cust… Read More »
Published November 13, 2014
IRL has launched a new edition of its regional title "A Profile of the Central European Paint Industry." This fully updated report provides market data for 2013 and forecasts for 2018, and gives an overview of the paint industry trends acro… Read More »
Published November 13, 2014
IRL has launched a new edition of its regional title "A Profile of the Central European Paint Industry." This fully updated report provides market data for 2013 and forecasts for 2018, and gives an overview of the paint industry trends acro… Read More »
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