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Published August 11, 2005
MICHELMAN NAMES POLETTI CHIEF MARKETING EXECUTIVE Michelman, Inc. has hired Robert Poletti as the company’s new chief marketing executive. Poletti’s responsibilities will include consolidating Michelman’s global marketing… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ECKART APPOINTS DECELLES TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Eckart America L.P. has appointed Guy Decelles technical director– coatings and plastics. In his new role, Decelles will be in charge of technical service and quality control for Eckart A… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
DSM Patents RadCure coatings Patent No. Eur. 1,349,898 DSM NV has received a patent for high-cure-speed low-viscosity radiation curable compositions, eg. for protective and decorative coatings on wood, glass, paper, porcelain and plastics, w… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Patent No. 6,815,494 B2 BASF Coatings AG has been granted a patent for a method for making an aqueous coating material that is comprised of forming a water-dispersible binder component that contains groups comprising urethane groups and blocked isoc… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In brief: Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit recently announced double-digit price increase for its Vestamin IPD and Vestanat products...Interpolymer, a manufacturer of specialty polymers and wax emulsions, has launched its new… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Lyondell’s TBAc Receives Voc exemption As a result of the U.S. EPA signing a final rule excluding tertiary butyl acetate from the definition of a VOC, Lyondell Chemical Company’s tertiary butyl acetate (TBAc), a non-HAP organic solven… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Bayer Materialscience consolidates aromatic polyisocyanate production Citing a decrease in demand for Desmodur CB aromatic polyisocyanate in the NAFTA region, Bayer MaterialScience has announced plans to close its production facility in New Mart… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
FSCT Issues Call for Papers for ACSeries prograM The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has issued a call for papers for the first Advancement in Coatings Series (ACSeries) program scheduled for 2005. “Research Methods in… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In 2004, paint demand in Western Europe is expected to total 6.43 million tons and may rise to 6.81 million tons by 2009 if average growth of 1.1% per year can be sustained, according to Information Research (IRL). Throughout much of Western Europe… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Behr Process and its parent company, Masco Corp., have given a combined gift of $300,000 to Cal Poly’s College of Science and Mathematics. The funds will co-sponsor the Behr/Masco Instrumental Analysis and Testing Center in the Western Coatings… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF has sold its Batavia, IL coatings manufacturing site, along with its non-core drum and pipe coating business, to Hentzen Coatings, Inc., a Milwaukee, WI-based coatings manufacturer. As part of a restructuring and streamlining program, BASF had… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Asian Paints has sold its 89.6% share in Asian Paints (Mauritius) Limited (APML). Ashwin Dani, vice chairman and managing director, Asian Paints (India) Limited, said the market there had not been growing for the past five years and the subsidiary ha… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Sico’s industrial coatings division won the 2004 Innovation Grand Prize from the Association of Manufacturers of Transport Equipment and Special Vehicles, which recognizes developers of innovative products, methodologies and processes. Sico was… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
As part of its strategy to expand in the coatings market, Quest Specialty Chemicals has acquired Raabe Corporation, the Menomonee Falls, WI manufacturer of custom-matched branded touch-up paint and private label aerosol paint filler. Quest is part… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
DuPont will build a $10 million laboratory in Japan to facilitate technical approvals for automotive coatings used by Japanese auto manufacturers worldwide and to support in-country assembly operations. The new facility, in Aichi Prefecture, will ope… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
COMPANY To END Liquid Paint PRODUCTION in Morganton, NC BASF will consolidate its coatings manufacturing operations in North America by discontinuing production of automotive liquid coatings at its Morganton, NC site and moving production to facilit… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ICI has reported that for the third quarter, its paint unit recorded sales of £587 million, a two percent decline from the same quarter in 2003. Company officials said ICI saw substantial increases in raw material costs. “As in the seco… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 11, 2005
Increasing raw material prices and rising fuel costs are two of the biggest issues affecting the pigment market Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published August 11, 2005
Could the dark cloud of asbestos litigation be lifted in 2005? Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
Companies are optimistic about the prospects for 2005. But how will rising raw material and packaging component prices affect their business? Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CHEMARK APPOINTS LOWRY VP AND DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT The Chemark Consulting Group has appointed John Lowry partner and vice president and director of strategic development. Lowry comes to Chemark with 30 years in coatings, adhesive… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
UNIQEMA APPOINTS SIEMER REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR ASIA Uniqema has appointed Chris Siemer regional director for the A s i a - P a c i f i c region. In his new position, Siemer will be responsible for daily operations and the development and… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Wacker’s Pioloform Binders Celebrate 60 years of service Pioloform polyvinyl butyrals from Wacker-Chemie have been used by industrial coatings and printing ink manufacturers for 60 years. The main pioneering work by Wacker dates back to 1924… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Adm and Metabolix form strategic alliance Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Metabolix, Inc. have entered a strategic alliance for the purpose of commercializing PHA natural polymers. The two companies are planning to establish a 50,000-ton… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
2005 NW Coatings Fest Issues call for papers The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology is requesting abstracts for the 2005 NW Coatings Fest, May 5-7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Speakers should be prepared to… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Jan. 14-15: India International Coatings Show, Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India. More info: www.coatingsindia. com; E-mail: iics@servintonline. com; 91-11-25770411/25770212. Jan. 16-18: DIY & Garden Show, London, UK. More info: www.diyandg… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Bayer MaterialScience AG has developed a soft-feel coated film system that is characterized by excellent surface properties and economical productions. It is based on Bayhydrol and Bayhydur polyurethane coating raw materials, which are used to… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Asian Paints reports increased Net Sales Asian Paints reported consolidated sales rose 11.2% to $273 million for the six months ended Sept. 30. Profit before depreciation, interest and tax for the group increased by nine percent to $39 million. N… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Wattyl Suffers First quarter Sales Drop Australia-based Wattyl has reported a drop in first quarter sales, but said the sale of eight of its operations has removed the last of its loss-making businesses from its portfolio. Wattyl sold its struggl… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Rohm and Haas reported third quarter sales in its coatings business of $627 million, a 12% increase over the same period in 2003, primarily driven by strong demand, higher pricing and favorable currency, according to the company. Demand was strong in… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
PPG forecasts brighter, more vibrant car colors in North AmericaN mARKET The road ahead, if not brighter, is at least more vivid, according to color experts at PPG Industries. The PPG global design and color marketing team is current showing car… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Dur-A-Shield To Distribute Ricochet Films Dur-A-Shield International, Inc., Palm Coast, FL, has become the exclusive distributor for Ricochet products in the U.S. lodging and healthcare industry. Ricochet’s products, which protect against sc… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF To Supply COATINGS to Suzuki’s Hungarian Rep BASF Coatings will supply approximately 45% of the base and clear paints for chassis and bumpers at Magyar Suzuki Co., the Hungarian representative of the Japanese automaker based in Esztergom,… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo, Origin Electric Form Licensing Partnership Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has inked a technology cross-licensing agreement with Origin Electric Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, relating to the Japanese and European markets. The accord includes interior and ext… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
COVENTRY COATINGS ACQUIRES INDUSTRIAL FINISHES BRAND Garnerville, NY-based Coventry Coatings Corp. has acquired North American Technologies, a New Jersey-based manufacturer of high-performance industrial coatings and specialty finishes. Coventry Coa… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Sico Inc. has sold its interest in Sico-Becker S.A.S. to its partner in the venture, Becker Industrie S.A. The JV was created in 1998 to develop and market coatings for the European railway transportation industry. The unit had sales of $5.2 milli… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
After terminating its long-standing relationship with Nippon Paint, Akzo Nobel’s International Paint unit has officially started full business operations in Japan. The company held an inauguration ceremony in Tokyo on Nov. 1 to formally announc… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Jan. 14-15: India International Coatings Show, Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India. More info: www.coatingsindia. com; E-mail: iics@servintonline. com; 91-11-25770411/25770212. Jan. 16-18: DIY & Garden Show, London, UK. More info: www.diyandg… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Bayer MaterialScience AG has developed a soft-feel coated film system that is characterized by excellent surface properties and economical productions. It is based on Bayhydrol and Bayhydur polyurethane coating raw materials, which are used to… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CHEMARK APPOINTS LOWRY VP AND DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT The Chemark Consulting Group has appointed John Lowry partner and vice president and director of strategic development. Lowry comes to Chemark with 30 years in coatings, adhesive… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
UNIQEMA APPOINTS SIEMER REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR ASIA Uniqema has appointed Chris Siemer regional director for the A s i a - P a c i f i c region. In his new position, Siemer will be responsible for daily operations and the development and… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
radiation-curable Powder coatings Patent No. Europe 1,347,003 A Huntsman International LLC has received a patent for radiation curable powder coating compositions giving relatively thick films with high crosslink density. The coatings, which are… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Coatings for heat sensitive substrate from Bayer AG Patent No. Europe 1,348,000 A Bayer AG has been granted a patent for coatings with good adhesion to a variety of substrates, including heat-sensitive materials. The coatings are applied as… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
wood coating From Akzo Nobel Patent No. Europe 1,343,939 A Akzo Nobel has received a patent for coatings for wood, wood-based and cellulosic substrates. The coating is comprised of a low-energy low-emission process by applying press coatings, ie… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Wacker’s Pioloform Binders Celebrate 60 years of service Pioloform polyvinyl butyrals from Wacker-Chemie have been used by industrial coatings and printing ink manufacturers for 60 years. The main pioneering work by Wacker dates back to 1924… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Adm and Metabolix form strategic alliance Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Metabolix, Inc. have entered a strategic alliance for the purpose of commercializing PHA natural polymers. The two companies are planning to establish a 50,000-ton… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
2005 NW Coatings Fest Issues call for papers The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology is requesting abstracts for the 2005 NW Coatings Fest, May 5-7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Speakers should be prepared to… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
PPG forecasts brighter, more vibrant car colors in North AmericaN mARKET The road ahead, if not brighter, is at least more vivid, according to color experts at PPG Industries. The PPG global design and color marketing team is current showing car… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Dur-A-Shield To Distribute Ricochet Films Dur-A-Shield International, Inc., Palm Coast, FL, has become the exclusive distributor for Ricochet products in the U.S. lodging and healthcare industry. Ricochet’s products, which protect against sc… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF To Supply COATINGS to Suzuki’s Hungarian Rep BASF Coatings will supply approximately 45% of the base and clear paints for chassis and bumpers at Magyar Suzuki Co., the Hungarian representative of the Japanese automaker based in Esztergom,… Read More »



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