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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 15, 2011
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA) has launched in the U.S. its new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers for the digital imaging market. The new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers will come in two models—the FD-5 and FD-7. Both will be lightwei… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
The C series Continuous Attritor uses one-eighth to three-eighth inch grinding media. The C-20 Attritor is designed for applications that require continuous production of large quantities of material. It is a low maintenance, high efficiency mill des… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Baltimore Innovations has expanded its range of rheological additives with the launch of its Supasil powders. The new fumed silica powders are designed to thicken products, which have low viscosity. However, they are extremely versatile, and can also… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
French company Protex International has introduced Synthro-Pon S 596 and S 602, new polymeric wetting and dispersing agents for pigments in high quality solventborne coatings. Both are produced at the Synthron plant in Loire, France. Synthro-Pon S 59… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Elementis Specialties has introduced the new Tint-AYD AQ Colorants and Tinting System for the European decorative and aqueous industrial coatings markets. This new colorant system is available either as ready-made colorants or as discrete components… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
The new generation of Resydrol AY6705 waterborne acrylic modified alkyd resin formulated by Cytec Industries Inc. extends durability with its penetration for timber substrates, making it a good choice for feeding and protecting exterior woo… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Hamamatsu Corporation has introduced the LC-L5 (L11403 series), the latest addition to its Lightningcure series of UV spot light sources. Its characteristics make the LC-L5 an excellent solution for curing materials such as UV curing adhesives and co… 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
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $5.5 million to three consortia to support research on nanotechnology. EPA, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council, is leading this scientific r… 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
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 »



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