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Published August 11, 2008
Atlas To move lab to chicago Atlas Material Testing Technology is constructing a new weathering Center of Excellence at Atlas world headquarters in Chicago, IL. In addition, Atlas’ accelerated weathering laboratory in Miami will be relocated t… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Evonik Industries AG’s coatings and additives business unit is reorganizing its colorants business to position itself to compete in the international market. Under the new model, market responsibility will be exercised in the future at the loca… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
California Paints Launches New Online Color Center California Paints has launched its Online Color Center, a set of media-rich online color tools that enable customers and design professionals to interactively create unique and personalized paint co… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
U.S. Solvents demand to reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012 Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than one percent per year to 11.8 billion pounds in 2012. Gains will continue to lag the overall economy, as manufacturers of coatings, printing ink… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Gelest doubles production capacity Gelest Inc. recently completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product plant. The expansion was necessitated by the increased demand for speci… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
SCG-Dow Group breaks ground on Propylene oxide plant The SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and The Siam Cement Group (SCG), has broken ground on a propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand. The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Ind… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Rockwood Holdings to Acquire Holliday Pigments Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has reached an agreement with Yule Catto and Co. plc to purchase Holliday Pigments, a global manufacturer of technical grade ultramarine and manganese violet pigments. The purch… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Atlas To move lab to chicago Atlas Material Testing Technology is constructing a new weathering Center of Excellence at Atlas world headquarters in Chicago, IL. In addition, Atlas’ accelerated weathering laboratory in Miami will be relocated t… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Evonik Industries AG’s coatings and additives business unit is reorganizing its colorants business to position itself to compete in the international market. Under the new model, market responsibility will be exercised in the future at the loca… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
California Paints Launches New Online Color Center California Paints has launched its Online Color Center, a set of media-rich online color tools that enable customers and design professionals to interactively create unique and personalized paint co… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Lanxess Corp. has enacted a number of initiatives to improve waste and energy conservation at its Orange, TX manufacturing plant. One initiative is to recycle solvent from two different waste streams at the Orange plant. The waste will be shipped to… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea Jotun has expanded its operations in Korea due to the growing market there with a new factory. The old paint factory in Yangsan is already producing twice as much as it is meant to be, and cannot bear the… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Jotun to open 15 retail outlets in India The Jotun Group will be opening three retail outlets in Kozhikode region of North Kerala in India. These will be located at Kozhikode, Payyannur and Perienthalmanna. Jotun currently has eight retail outlets in… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
BASF expands in South Africa BASF Coatings Services (Pty) Ltd. is set to take over the business of MAB Auto Body Parts and Paint Centre Ltd. in Johannesburg, South Africa. MAB sales activities related to automotive refinish products, non-paint produc… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Lanxess Corp. has enacted a number of initiatives to improve waste and energy conservation at its Orange, TX manufacturing plant. One initiative is to recycle solvent from two different waste streams at the Orange plant. The waste will be shipped to… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea Jotun has expanded its operations in Korea due to the growing market there with a new factory. The old paint factory in Yangsan is already producing twice as much as it is meant to be, and cannot bear the… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Jotun to open 15 retail outlets in India The Jotun Group will be opening three retail outlets in Kozhikode region of North Kerala in India. These will be located at Kozhikode, Payyannur and Perienthalmanna. Jotun currently has eight retail outlets in… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
BASF expands in South Africa BASF Coatings Services (Pty) Ltd. is set to take over the business of MAB Auto Body Parts and Paint Centre Ltd. in Johannesburg, South Africa. MAB sales activities related to automotive refinish products, non-paint produc… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
BASF Expands portfolio of polymer dispersions BASF has expanded its portfolio of polymer dispersions for construction chemicals with the acquisition of BCD Rohstoffe für Bauchemie Handels GmbH. These polymer dispersions are primarily used fo… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Dow Inaugurates new formulation Lab in Spain Dow recently inaugurated a new formulation and prototyping development laboratory in Ribaforada, Spain. The lab, which is part of the existing Dow Polyurethane Systems House facility at the site, will f… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Cytec Industries announced plans to increase capacity for Resydrol water-based alkyds at the company’s Wallingford, CT production facility. The new capacity will increase Cytec’s ability to respond to customer needs in North America.… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
BASF will double its manufacturing capacity for certain alkyl-etho­nalamines (AEOA) by mid-2009. This expansion is the company’s response to increases in its customers’ demand for these products. BASF manufactures its range of AEOA sp… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Henkel has reorganized its automotive division to better align Henkel’s product portfolio with specific customer needs. Henkel has aligned its business structure into groups, which encompass the total vehicle, including: Automotive Coatings, fo… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Rohm and Haas Europe Sarl acquired ACIL, its former exclusive distributor for the French powder coatings market. Based in Savigneux, France, ACIL has for 14 years positioned itself as a strong player in the French powder coating industry. “Thro… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Berger Paints India Ltd. said in Mumbai on April 29, 2008 that it will invest $38.6 million to acquire Polish firm Bolix SA. The acquisition will be made through Berger’s wholly-owned subsidiary Cyprus.… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
BASF has made plans to expand its offerings for the automotive industry in India with investments in plants and technology. The company will build a new engineering plastics compounding plant at its existing site in Thane, which is expected to come o… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Paint production at Hempel’s factory in Lundtofte, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, will continue until May 31, 2010. After that point, a new factory in Poland will take over. Hempel’s remaining departments in Lundtofte, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, will n… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Industri Kapital (IK) has signed an agreement with Nordic Capital Fund VI regarding the sale of CPS Color Group Oy. Based in Vantaa, Finland and with approximately 900 employees in eleven countries, CPS Color is a global supplier of advanced tinting… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
PPG Industries has dedicated a new 95,000-square-foot, 22-acre architectural coatings facility in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about 15 miles east of Reno. “This new paint manufacturing facility enhances PPG’s ability to provide supe… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
BASF Coatings has started up its new production site for paints in Russia. The new facility at Pavlovski Posad, 60 kilometers east of Moscow, has an annual production capacity of 6,000 tons of paints including basecoats and clearcoats. The new site w… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
BASF Expands portfolio of polymer dispersions BASF has expanded its portfolio of polymer dispersions for construction chemicals with the acquisition of BCD Rohstoffe für Bauchemie Handels GmbH. These polymer dispersions are primarily used fo… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Dow Inaugurates new formulation Lab in Spain Dow recently inaugurated a new formulation and prototyping development laboratory in Ribaforada, Spain. The lab, which is part of the existing Dow Polyurethane Systems House facility at the site, will f… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Cytec Industries announced plans to increase capacity for Resydrol water-based alkyds at the company’s Wallingford, CT production facility. The new capacity will increase Cytec’s ability to respond to customer needs in North America.… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
BASF will double its manufacturing capacity for certain alkyl-etho­nalamines (AEOA) by mid-2009. This expansion is the company’s response to increases in its customers’ demand for these products. BASF manufactures its range of AEOA sp… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Henkel has reorganized its automotive division to better align Henkel’s product portfolio with specific customer needs. Henkel has aligned its business structure into groups, which encompass the total vehicle, including: Automotive Coatings, fo… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Rohm and Haas Europe Sarl acquired ACIL, its former exclusive distributor for the French powder coatings market. Based in Savigneux, France, ACIL has for 14 years positioned itself as a strong player in the French powder coating industry. “Thro… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Berger Paints India Ltd. said in Mumbai on April 29, 2008 that it will invest $38.6 million to acquire Polish firm Bolix SA. The acquisition will be made through Berger’s wholly-owned subsidiary Cyprus.… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
BASF has made plans to expand its offerings for the automotive industry in India with investments in plants and technology. The company will build a new engineering plastics compounding plant at its existing site in Thane, which is expected to come o… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Paint production at Hempel’s factory in Lundtofte, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, will continue until May 31, 2010. After that point, a new factory in Poland will take over. Hempel’s remaining departments in Lundtofte, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, will n… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
Industri Kapital (IK) has signed an agreement with Nordic Capital Fund VI regarding the sale of CPS Color Group Oy. Based in Vantaa, Finland and with approximately 900 employees in eleven countries, CPS Color is a global supplier of advanced tinting… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
PPG Industries has dedicated a new 95,000-square-foot, 22-acre architectural coatings facility in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about 15 miles east of Reno. “This new paint manufacturing facility enhances PPG’s ability to provide supe… Read More »
Published June 12, 2008
BASF Coatings has started up its new production site for paints in Russia. The new facility at Pavlovski Posad, 60 kilometers east of Moscow, has an annual production capacity of 6,000 tons of paints including basecoats and clearcoats. The new site w… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Sun Chemical and its parent company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC) have formed a joint venture with Nantong DIC Metallic Pigments Co., Ltd., an aluminum pigment manufacturer. The joint venture expands on a distribution agreement announced in Oc… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new global market-facing business unit, Dow Coating Solutions, to customers involved in all aspects of the industry. Dow Coating Solutions focuses exclusively on the needs of coatings formulators and levera… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Celanese has recently opened its Houston Technology Center for its emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200 square-foot facility, which will house both the R&D and technical services groups, includes both analytical a… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
DSM NeoResins has opened its R&D facilities for powder coating resins in Shanghai, China. The facilities will feature chemical synthesis as well as application testing. The company has also completed NeoResins+ expansion in Meppen, German… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Rohm and Haas Co. has completed the acquisition of Finndisp, the polymer dispersions division of OY Focit AB for €60 million. Finndisp, based in Hanko, Finland, makes water-based emulsions used in the manufacture of paint, coatings, lacquers a… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Kikuchi Color & Chemicals sells Dominion Colour subsidiary Toshio Kikuchi, president of Japan-based Kikuchi Color & Chemicals Corp. (KCC) and Mike Klein, president of Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Dominion Colour Corp. (DCC), announced the c… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
KECO Coatings acquires Teknix Powder Coating Keco Coatings of Indianapolis, IN has completed the acquisition of Teknix Powder Coating in Statesville, NC. This acquisition will enable Keco to transition its Teflon and plasma coating technology into t… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation (SWAFC) has opened a new South Bend, IN store at 1201 South Michigan St. to service the South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart markets. The new retail location will incorporate SWAFC’s strategy to enh… Read More »



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