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Published February 16, 2012
Dunn-Edwards recently received the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 award for Operational Excellence, by Manufacturing Executive. The company’s new LEED Gold-certified manufacturing facility was honored for its innovation and superiority in op… Read More »
Would You Even Know A Trade Secret If It Jumped Up and Bit You Somewhere?
By Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Contributing Editor
Published February 15, 2012
OK. We all know what trade secrets are, right? The formula for Coca Cola is supposedly in a heavily guarded vault in Atlanta (yeah, right). We can all probably agree that if someone swipes the Coke formula, they are guilty of trade secret theft (amon… Read More »
Marketing Mistakes
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published February 15, 2012
Ever since I took several MBA courses, at Northwestern, I’ve been a fan of Dr. Philip Kotler (Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management). So when he discusses anything about marketing, I listen. K… Read More »
The Complexities of Communicating Safety
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published February 15, 2012
Rules for downstream communication of safety information are a big concern among coatings companies in Europe. Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Markets With QR Codes in Brazil
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published February 15, 2012
The Brazilian consumer market has yet to catch on with quick response codes, but it’s getting there. Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
According to a new BAC report recently published by MarketPublishers.com, demand for acrylic resins in the European Union (EU) is trending downward. In 2010, the demand amounted to 471,800 tons. Within the 2006-2010 period, alkyd resins consumption d… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
According to a new study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, in 2011 U.S. consumption of coatings is projected to be 1.4 billion gallons, containing 7.8 billion pounds of solids, worth $23 billion. The industry saw its peak consum… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
The general coating industry has declined but specialized coating surface engineering sectors are witnessing strong growth driven by the needs of high-end industries, such as oil and gas and electronics, according to a new report released by Future M… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 45.6 million metric tons in 2015, valued at $142 billion, according to Freedonia Group's report, "World Paint & Coatings." Advances will be driven by a… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
The Asia Pacific (APAC) decorative coatings market has seen steady progress since 2010, outperforming the global decorative coatings market in volume and value. This surge in volume can be explained by the heavy investments in infrastructure developm… Read More »
Published February 14, 2012
Pump Solutions Group (PSG), a business unit within the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, has agreed to acquire the Maag Group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The acquisition includes Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Pelletizing Syste… Read More »
Published February 14, 2012
Pump Solutions Group (PSG), a business unit within the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, has agreed to acquire the Maag Group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The acquisition includes Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Pelletizing Syste… Read More »
BYK Additives & Instruments opens laboratory in Dubai
Published February 9, 2012
BYK Additives & Instruments has opened a new lab in Dubai, the commercial metropolis of the Arab Gulf states and one of the fastest growing regions in the world. With the lab opening in Dubai, BYK Additives & Instruments has laid the foundat… Read More »
BYK Additives & Instruments opens laboratory in Dubai
Published February 9, 2012
BYK Additives & Instruments has opened a new lab in Dubai, the commercial metropolis of the Arab Gulf states and one of the fastest growing regions in the world. With the lab opening in Dubai, BYK Additives & Instruments has laid the foundat… Read More »
Published February 2, 2012
Last year Guangdong Yin Fan Chemistry, one of China’s largest international auto paint manufacturers, launched its Silver Sails brand of automotive refinishes in the United States and now has extended its reach across the border into Canada. C… Read More »
Published February 2, 2012
Last year Guangdong Yin Fan Chemistry, one of China’s largest international auto paint manufacturers, launched its Silver Sails brand of automotive refinishes in the United States and now has extended its reach across the border into Canada. C… Read More »
Published January 30, 2012
Tthe U.S.-based hanse chemie business of hanse chemie AG and nanoresins AG, have been merged into Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation. At the same time, hanse chemie Inc., USA has been dissolved as a legal entity. The acquisition of hanse chemie AG and n… Read More »
Published January 30, 2012
Tthe U.S.-based hanse chemie business of hanse chemie AG and nanoresins AG, have been merged into Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation. At the same time, hanse chemie Inc., USA has been dissolved as a legal entity. The acquisition of hanse chemie AG and n… Read More »
Published January 26, 2012
BASF’s Coatings Division has launched a redesigned website that offers a wide range of information on all areas of BASF’s paints and coatings. At www.basf-coatings.com, visitors will find a global website with a new design and user-friend… Read More »
Published January 26, 2012
BASF’s Coatings Division has launched a redesigned website that offers a wide range of information on all areas of BASF’s paints and coatings. At www.basf-coatings.com, visitors will find a global website with a new design and user-friend… Read More »
Published January 25, 2012
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP), one of the three strategic operating segments of ICL, has signed a licensing agreement with Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, for its polymeric flame retardant technology. Dow&rsq… Read More »
Published January 25, 2012
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP), one of the three strategic operating segments of ICL, has signed a licensing agreement with Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, for its polymeric flame retardant technology. Dow&rsq… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
The performance monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has completed several capacity expansion projects as a result from debottlenecking initiatives and reliability improvement plans. The business recently announced a 10 percent increase in c… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Rockwood Holdings Inc. announced that its Color Pigments and Services business will build an advanced technology production facility in Augusta, Georgia for the synthesis of iron oxide pigments. This $115 million investment will result in the first n… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Miami Chemical has announced plans to increase its available domestic inventories on dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diethyl phthalate(DEP) in preparation of Eastman Chemical’s planned discontinuation of manufacturing after December 31, 2011. Acco… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Lanxess’ Functional Chemicals business unit is presenting its Colorants product line on the internet on a fully revised website. All information on products, industries and applications is now presented under www.colorants.lanxess.de and www.co… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical have signed a joint venture for the worldwide manufacturing and sales of products for the polyurethane industry. At a ceremony in Grenoble, France, the future cooperation agreement between Perstorp and PTT Global Chem… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Huntsman Corporation has acquired EMA Kimya Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a polyurethanes systems house in Istanbul, Turkey. The EMA systems house has the capacity to manufacture polyester polyols and blend MDI polyurethane systems used primaril… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
The Dow Chemical Company announced that the SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and Siam Cement Group, has finalized the start-up of its new propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand by successfully completing its full capacity performance tes… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Honeywell has purchased Evonik Industries’ portfolio of manufacturing technology, including patents, for the production of polyethylene waxes used in a variety of applications, from paints and coatings to adhesives and inks. The technology fea… Read More »
Construction to begin at Emerald Kalama Chemical in The Netherlands for K-Flex manufacturing operation
Published January 24, 2012
Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, has started the construction of a new operation to produce K-Flex non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents at its facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new operation is sch… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
The performance monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has completed several capacity expansion projects as a result from debottlenecking initiatives and reliability improvement plans. The business recently announced a 10 percent increase in c… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Rockwood Holdings Inc. announced that its Color Pigments and Services business will build an advanced technology production facility in Augusta, Georgia for the synthesis of iron oxide pigments. This $115 million investment will result in the first n… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Miami Chemical has announced plans to increase its available domestic inventories on dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diethyl phthalate(DEP) in preparation of Eastman Chemical’s planned discontinuation of manufacturing after December 31, 2011. Acco… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Lanxess’ Functional Chemicals business unit is presenting its Colorants product line on the internet on a fully revised website. All information on products, industries and applications is now presented under www.colorants.lanxess.de and www.co… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical have signed a joint venture for the worldwide manufacturing and sales of products for the polyurethane industry. At a ceremony in Grenoble, France, the future cooperation agreement between Perstorp and PTT Global Chem… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Huntsman Corporation has acquired EMA Kimya Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a polyurethanes systems house in Istanbul, Turkey. The EMA systems house has the capacity to manufacture polyester polyols and blend MDI polyurethane systems used primaril… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
The Dow Chemical Company announced that the SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and Siam Cement Group, has finalized the start-up of its new propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand by successfully completing its full capacity performance tes… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Honeywell has purchased Evonik Industries’ portfolio of manufacturing technology, including patents, for the production of polyethylene waxes used in a variety of applications, from paints and coatings to adhesives and inks. The technology fea… Read More »
CHINACOAT2011 Was A Massive Success
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
CHINACOAT2011 in Shanghai mirrored China's growing and dynamic coatings industry. Read More »
Growing Paint Additives Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Environmental pressures and the growing shift toward water-based paint systems are fueling demand for paint and coating additives, providing tremendous growth potential for additives suppliers. Read More »
Pigments Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Although still not back to pre-recession levels, the pigments market has continued to recover. Pigment companies are reporting a decrease in supply issues and an increase in demand for certain market segments, such as automotive coatings. Read More »
Architectural Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
In high growth regions demand for architectural coatings continues to grow, but in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe difficult conditions remain. Read More »
If We Told You That, We’d Have To... You Know...
By Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Technology Litigators, Contributing Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Protecting novel compositions and processes. Read More »
Construction to begin at Emerald Kalama Chemical in The Netherlands for K-Flex manufacturing operation
Published January 24, 2012
Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, has started the construction of a new operation to produce K-Flex non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents at its facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new operation is sch… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
The European business of Nuplex Industries, Nuplex Resins BV, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company with KVIL Group (KVIL), a Russian paint and resins producer. Initially, the 50:50 venture will be respo… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
Royal DSM has signed a memorandum of understanding between its US-based business unit DSM Functional Materials and Empresa Brasileira de Biotechnologia (Ebrabiotech) of Brazil for the launch of a new line of DSM-branded bio-based materials targeting… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
PPG Industries Colombia and its Pittsburgh, Pa.-based parent, PPG Industries, have completed the acquisition of the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador. The parties first announced an ac… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
The European business of Nuplex Industries, Nuplex Resins BV, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company with KVIL Group (KVIL), a Russian paint and resins producer. Initially, the 50:50 venture will be respo… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
Royal DSM has signed a memorandum of understanding between its US-based business unit DSM Functional Materials and Empresa Brasileira de Biotechnologia (Ebrabiotech) of Brazil for the launch of a new line of DSM-branded bio-based materials targeting… Read More »



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