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Published April 5, 2011
EC Pigments is a global supplier of organic pigments for the printing ink, plastics and coatings markets. The product range consists of classical azo pigments, metal salt azo pigments, naphthol pigments and basic dye complex pigments. Their products… Read More »
Published April 5, 2011
Huntsman Polyurethanes has appointed Lintech International, LLC., as a new Southwest U.S. distribution partner for the adhesives, coatings and elastomers market. Lintech will sell Huntsman’s polyurethane products and prepolymers to compani… Read More »
Published April 5, 2011
Specialty chemicals distributor Azelis is expanding its operations in Russia into the coatings market. Alexander Serbin has been appointed as sales manager dedicated to grow sales in this market, which is estimated to be worth in the region of 1.2 m… Read More »
Published April 5, 2011
Quadruples production capacity in last two years. Read More »
Published April 5, 2011
Univar Inc. has completed the acquisition of Turkish chemical distributor Eral-Protek. Istanbul-based Eral-Protek is one of the leading players in the region’s mid-size chemical distribution sector and has more than 25 years’ experie… Read More »
Published April 5, 2011
BASF has appointed Ribelin Sales, Inc. as a Southeast and Gulf Coast U.S. distributor for polyurethane chemicals to the CASE (coatings, adhesives and binders, sealants and elastomers) market. With world-scale production facilities in Geismar, Lo… Read More »
Published April 5, 2011
Buhler and CheMarCo have signed a distribution agreement for the additive series Oxylink of Buhler. CheMarco will represent the specialty additive in its territory, the Southeastern states of the U.S. Oxylink is an additive designed for waterborne re… Read More »
Brenntag opens new chemical distribution facility in Indonesia
Published April 5, 2011
Brenntag has opened its new distribution facility in Jakarta built to meet growing market demand. The facility provides a bigger storage capacity than the current warehouse in Jakarta. In Indonesia, Brenntag markets a diversified line of specialty a… Read More »
Published April 5, 2011
EC Pigments is a global supplier of organic pigments for the printing ink, plastics and coatings markets. The product range consists of classical azo pigments, metal salt azo pigments, naphthol pigments and basic dye complex pigments. Their products… Read More »
Published April 5, 2011
Huntsman Polyurethanes has appointed Lintech International, LLC., as a new Southwest U.S. distribution partner for the adhesives, coatings and elastomers market. Lintech will sell Huntsman’s polyurethane products and prepolymers to compani… Read More »
Can We “Buy America” Again?
By Phil Phillips
Published April 5, 2011
What will it take for the U.S. to buy its own manufactured products? Read More »
Paint Firms Look to Emerging Economies for Growth Opportunities
By Sean Milmo
Published April 4, 2011
Slow, stable domestic markets are the backbone of operations, but growth lies in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Read More »
Valspar Strengthens Brazil Investment
By Charles W. Thurston
Published April 4, 2011
Valspar continues to expand its global business. Read More »
Resins Market Report
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published April 4, 2011
Although 2010 continued to present difficulties for suppliers to the coatings industry, there were some indications of recovery. Resins suppliers interviewed by Coatings World reported some positive news. Read More »
Published April 1, 2011
Oxylink is a performance additive that improves waterborne resin systems. Read More »
Published April 1, 2011
Algol plans to open a coatings laboratory in the Moscow area. Read More »
Published March 22, 2011
New program designed to help closely held businesses reach their aspirations in a more competitive and complex world. Read More »
Published March 16, 2011
New refinish competence center opened in Mexico. Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Axson Technologies, specializing in the formulation and manufacture of epoxy and polyurethane resins, is opening a new production plant in China for the dielectrics and wind turbine market. The new plant will triple production compared to the facilit… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Benda-Lutz is now represented in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile by the Argentine company Kemkol SA and in Brazil by Kalay do Brasil Ltd. The partnerships were formed in early February with a joint trade show planned for April 9-13 at the Braz… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Ferro Corporation’s electronic materials business will expand production capacity for electronic grade silver powder and silver flake at its South Plainfield, NJ facility. The expansion is the result of the installation of additional production… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Segetis, Inc., a biobased chemicals innovator, announced that construction is underway on expanded production capacity for the manufacture of the company’s solvent and non-phthalate plasticizer products. Scheduled for completion by summer 2011… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has sold its global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business to Harima Chemicals, Inc., a leading producer of pine-based products. The IAR business had 2009 annual revenues of $279 million and is one of the world&rs… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Syrgis, an international diversified group of fine and specialty chemical manufacturers, has received a license to operate a business in China under the name Shanghai Syrgis Trading Co., Ltd. The company will be based in Shanghai and has named Henry… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Coatex and Arkema Emulsion Systems have opened a new Asia Pacific coatings application laboratory in Changshu China to provide technical support to their coatings customers in the region. The new facility will host a technical team with expertise in… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Oxea has announced a significant capacity expansion for specialty esters to keep up with growing demand. The capacity of the existing ester unit in Oberhausen will be extended by 40 percent, effective second half 2011. Additionally, Oxea has the inte… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Color Communications, Inc. is now the distributor of RAL products in North America. RAL means precision and standardization of color communication. Color Communications, one of the leading producers of color tools for the decorative, automotive refin… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
A new company, Schepise Chemical Sales, LLC, Bristol, PA, has been formed and launched its web site www.SchepiseChemicalSales.com. “Schepise Chemical Sales provides sales services to manufacturers of fine specialty chemicals and bridges the gap… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
The specialty chemicals Group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire Kometra Kunststoff-Modifikatoren und -Additiv GmbH. Kometra produces polymer modifiers in Schkopau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. These modifiers are specific surface-active copolymers… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Rhodia has acquired the guar derivatives production unit belonging to Suzhou HiPro Polymers based in Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province, China. This Chinese unit will complement Rhodia’s existing global guar derivatives manufacturing footprint wi… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Brenntag, a global chemical distributor, has unveiled its new distribution facility in Jakarta built to meet growing market demand. The facility will provide a bigger storage capacity than the current warehouse in Jakarta, and allow Brenntag to impro… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
CPS Color has increased its capacities for colorant production by nearly 40 percent, investing €3.5 million both in the supply chain and in research and development facilities at several sites. The move supports CPS Color’s position as a g… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Eastman Chemical Company has completed the sale of its performance polymers segment’s PET business, related assets and technology to DAK Americas, LLC. The total cash proceeds of the transaction were $600 million, subject to post-closing adjust… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Cytec Industries Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its building block chemicals business, with 2010 sales of $600 million, to an affiliate of HIG Capital, LLC. Total consideration to be received of $180 million includes cash consideration of $165… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Clariant AG is planning the acquisition of a controlling majority in Süd-Chemie AG. As part of the planned transaction, Clariant has come to agreements with the majority shareholder One Equity Partners (50.4 percent) and the family shareholders… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated a manufacturing facility for polyisocyanates at Ankleshwar, in the state of Gujarat, India. Polyisocyanates are used as raw materials for the production of polyurethane coatings and adhesives. With the investment… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Heucotech Ltd., a member of the Heubach Group, has completed construction of a facility in Fairless Hills, PA/USA. The new plant will produce universal colorants for decorative coatings for the NAFTA market and employs state-of-the-art technology to… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Against the background of rising raw material costs, and with immediate effect, Henkel is implementing a price increase for certain product groups of its industrial adhesives. Increase amounts will vary based on market segment and technology. On aver… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
BASF and X-rite have launched an innovative solution for the color coating of tablets. The collaboration provides a smart color management offering for pharmaceutical formulators to measure and calibrate colors efficiently, and produce high quality f… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
IKEA, the Swedish international home products company and the world’s largest furniture retailer, recently added Solrac Coatings (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd. to its stable of liquid coatings suppliers, of which there are only ten worldwide. Based in the… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that The Sherwin-Williams Company, maker of the Harmony line of paints, modify or discontinue advertising claims that the Harmony paint line is complete… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Valspar Corp. has bought a Brazilian manufacturer of powder coatings used in appliances, building products, transportation and other general industrial markets, the company announced Tuesday. Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes Ltda. serves customers in Brazil… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
BASF is moving the manufacturing of its offshore subsea insulation PUR systems to Houston, Texas. The move brings BASF closer to its Gulf Coast subsea insulation customers, reduces delivery times and improves upon technical service and customer respo… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Europe West will increase prices between 8.5 and 19 percent. This rise is in response to continued shortages in raw material supplies and the associated increase in raw material costs. Gordon MacLeman, managing director of P… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Tikkurila has completed the selling of its powder coatings business. All shares in Tikkurila Powder Coatings, a Russian industrial coatings company, were transferred to Teknos Group Oy on January 26, 2011. The sales and purchase agreement was signed… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
MicroBlend Inc. has entered the Latin American market with the installation of its paint dispensing systems in Sodimac stores in Colombia. Sodimac is the leading home improvement retailer in Latin America. They currently have 100 large format locatio… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
The  Buhler Technology Group can look back on an encouraging business year in 2010. For the first time in the group’s 150-year history, order intake exceeded the mark of two billion Swiss francs. Sales and operating result (EBIT) for the c… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Axson Technologies, specializing in the formulation and manufacture of epoxy and polyurethane resins, is opening a new production plant in China for the dielectrics and wind turbine market. The new plant will triple production compared to the facilit… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Benda-Lutz is now represented in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile by the Argentine company Kemkol SA and in Brazil by Kalay do Brasil Ltd. The partnerships were formed in early February with a joint trade show planned for April 9-13 at the Braz… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Ferro Corporation’s electronic materials business will expand production capacity for electronic grade silver powder and silver flake at its South Plainfield, NJ facility. The expansion is the result of the installation of additional production… Read More »



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