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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
Red Devil Equipment Company, a mixing equipment manufacturer located in Minnesota, MN, was asked to be showcased on the “World’s Greatest!...” TV show. Although initially surprised, the company was excited to be selected and went ah… 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
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced Zircobond 4500 pretreatment, a zirconium-based metal pretreatment formulated to pass rigorous appliance-industry tests for corrosion resistance. Zircobond 4500 pretreatment replaces a… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Patent No. U.S. 7,670,684 Corrosion-resistant, more environmentally acceptable coatings have been realized by Sergiu Gorun, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The "Functional Coating Compositions… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Reactive Surfaces has expanded its existing active ingredient patent portfolio on ProteCoat bio-based anti-microbial additive technology with grants in the U.S. and Australia of several patents covering coating compositions containing these non-toxic… 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
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business is raising prices globally, as permissible by contract. “As economies recover from the global recession, prices for basic commodities such as copper are increasing at alarming… 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
China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Co., Ltd. (Mingyang Wind Power Group), named PPG Industries “Best Supplier” during its Annual Supplier Conference, recognizing the high quality of PPG’s coatings products, customer service and techni… Read More »
AkzoNobel becomes a full technology partner of McLaren Group
Published March 15, 2011
AkzoNobel has become a full technology partner to the McLaren Group after expanding and extending the current relationship with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The announcement of the deal coincided with the launch in Berlin of the new MP4-26 Formula 1 ca… 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
New Zealand firms collaborate to develop waterborne paints from sustainable raw materials Industrial Research Ltd. (IRL), the only Crown Research Institute mandated to support New Zealand industry, and paint manufacturer Resene have joined together o… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
BASF Coatings’ automotive refinish products were approved by BMW for 30 countries across the globe. This means that BMW recommends the paint manufacturer for its bodyshops and dealers. The two companies are linked by a long-established cooperat… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Valspar’s new Industrial Maintenance Product catalog offers a complete line of premium Valspar industrial paints including enamels, fluorescents and specialty paints such as traffic, zone marking, tractor and implement paints. Also featured ar… 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
International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs. “During 2010 the cost of raw materials critical to the manufacture of both our marine and protective coatings product ranges inc… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Whether for repairing damage to the finish, refinishing scratches or fulfilling customers’ needs for tuning jobs, professional bodyshops are in demand around the globe. Unfortunately, however, uniform quality standards are not yet in place ever… 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 14, 2011
Keco Coatings has acquired a second facility for the company’s high‐performance coating operation in Indianapolis, IN. Keco plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013. The new jobs will include engineering, manag… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
GMM Development Limited has opened a new manufacturing facility located in Ahmedabad, India. The new GMM India facility includes a technical development center, full-scale coatings production area, and offices for administration, sales and finance. T… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
Through its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company, RPM International Inc. has acquired PSI Packaging, Inc. (PSI), a producer of micro- and macro-fibers for the ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete market. With headquarters and manufacturing located in… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
BASF Future Business GmbH and Medi-Solve Coatings LLC have formed a collaboration in the field of antimicrobial coatings for catheters and other minimally invasive medical devices. This collaboration combines Medi-Solve’s proprietary AquaCoat c… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
The Chinese chemical consulting company CCM International Limited predicts China’s TiO2 prices will continue to increase throughout 2011. Though the domestic market slowed down at the start of winter, China’s TiO2 prices maintained stabi… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
Keco Coatings has acquired a second facility for the company’s high‐performance coating operation in Indianapolis, IN. Keco plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013. The new jobs will include engineering, manag… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
GMM Development Limited has opened a new manufacturing facility located in Ahmedabad, India. The new GMM India facility includes a technical development center, full-scale coatings production area, and offices for administration, sales and finance. T… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
Through its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company, RPM International Inc. has acquired PSI Packaging, Inc. (PSI), a producer of micro- and macro-fibers for the ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete market. With headquarters and manufacturing located in… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
BASF Future Business GmbH and Medi-Solve Coatings LLC have formed a collaboration in the field of antimicrobial coatings for catheters and other minimally invasive medical devices. This collaboration combines Medi-Solve’s proprietary AquaCoat c… Read More »
Entropy Resins launches new Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems
Published March 11, 2011
With its Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems, Entropy Resins, a California-based materials company, is enabling a new generation of companies to create environmentally friendly yet high performance composite products. Over the past year, E… Read More »
Published March 11, 2011
Rust-Oleum has introduced Countertop Transformations, do-it-yourself (DIY) decorative coating system that can replicate the look of sought-after countertop materials like natural stone. The coating system eliminates the need to hire a contractor and… Read More »
Published March 11, 2011
Biocoat, Inc., has introduced HydroSleek, the newest member of the Hydak product line. Hydak HydroSleek coatings are based on a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA). This technology has applications among a range of fields including ophthalmolo… Read More »
Published March 11, 2011
Honeywell Electronic Materials has expanded its line of Solarc anti-reflective coating materials to include a new formulation that allows for easier application and less material usage. The new product, called Honeywell Solarc RPV, is specifically de… Read More »
Published March 11, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has expanded the application of its Baymedix CL 100, a lubricious surface treatment for medical devices, to include the inner lumens of catheter-based devices. Bayer has demonstrated successful modification of the inner lume… Read More »
Valspar introduces Anti-Rust Armor
Published March 11, 2011
Valspar’s new Anti-Rust Armor is designed to deliver protection against rust, provide a smooth finish with high performance and durability. Anti-Rust Armor is available in an aerosol spray and quart, gallon and five gallon sizes, and comes in a… Read More »



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