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Published August 28, 2015
Anton Paar's new Powder Cell has been designed to turn every rheometer from the renowned MCR series into a powder rheometer and in this way brings the full array of traditional rheological methods to the field of powder. Now it is possible to sim… Read More »
Published August 28, 2015
BASF has begun its first production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its wholly-owned site in Chongqing, China. Production will be ramped up gradually in line with market demand. MDI is an important component for polyurethanes – an e… Read More »
Published August 27, 2015
There is a large and growing use for latex coatings and the emulsion polymerization process used to manufacture them. Ethox Chemicals has announced the recent issuance of a patent covering important improvements to this process. The US patent numb… Read More »
Published August 26, 2015
The Valspar Corporation has reported fiscal third quarter 2015 net sales of $1.15 billion, a decrease of 7 percent over the prior year. Total volume was flat as growth in the Coatings segment was offset by the expected decline in the Paints segment.… Read More »
Published August 26, 2015
SILIKOPHEN AC 950 – the new high-temperature resistant, high-solids silicone resin from Evonik – is HAPS-free and intended to provide protective properties in industrial applications. No toxic substances release during curing, making appl… Read More »
Published August 26, 2015
AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. offers a series of fluorinated solvents that are designed to provide manufacturers with a safer, highly effective and environmentally friendly alternative to halogenated solvents. The AsahiKlin AE-3000 Series solvents… Read More »
Published August 25, 2015
Applied Material Solutions has announced that the company has purchased Performance Process Inc. in Mundelein, Ill. and Nottingham Company, PPI’s chemicals division in Atlanta, Ga. The two companies join Trans-Chemco as divisions of Applied Mat… Read More »
Published August 25, 2015
BASF has extended its range of high-quality bio-based polyols sold under the Sovermol trademark. The products are used for manufacturing extremely low-emission 2K PU coatings for interior and exterior applications. With Sovermol 830 BASF is launching… Read More »
Published August 25, 2015
Oxea announced the launch of the new product n-Propanol (Biocide Quality). It is designed for manufacturers who require base materials that meet the most recent requirement of the European legislation for biocidal products, the Biocidal Products Regu… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
The American Coatings Association (ACA) is pleased to announce the publication and availability of its ACA Industry Market Analysis, 9th Edition (2014-2019). This leading market study profiles the performance of the coatings industry’s 19 marke… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
The Valspar Corporation announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2015, to shareholders of record on September 1, 2015.… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying requirements for corrosion resistant coatings on carbon steels used for hardware components in window, door and skylight applications. The docu… Read More »
Published August 20, 2015
PPG Industries announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining interest in Chemfil Canada Limited, a joint venture of PPG and Madinal Enterprises. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to cus… Read More »
Published August 20, 2015
The Home Depot reported sales of $24.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, a 4.3 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were positive 4.2 percent, and comp sale… Read More »
Published August 20, 2015
Lowe's Companies, Inc. reported net earnings of $1.13 billion for the quarter ended July 31, 2015, an 8.4 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 15.4 percent to $1.20 from $1.04 in the second quarte… Read More »
Published August 18, 2015
Brookfield Engineering now offers its Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements. This popular course is designed to help Brookfield viscometer users comprehend the functionality of their instrument, solve the mysteries of fluid behavior and Rheology… Read More »
Published August 18, 2015
R.E. Carroll, Inc. distributor of specialty chemicals and petroleum products located in Ewing, New Jersey has acquired JH Calo Company, also a distributor of specialty chemicals located in Westbury, New York.  JH Calo will operate as a divisi… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
Tronox Limited reported second quarter 2015 revenue of $617 million compared to $490 million in the second quarter 2014 and $385 million in the first quarter 2015. Adjusted EBITDA was $116 million, excluding $49 million of net lower of cost or market… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
Ross Vertical Blender/Dryers are ideal for vacuum drying a wide range of applications in either solid or liquid state, such as powders, granules, pellets, fibers, pastes and slurries. This type of drying equipment features a slow-turning auger screw… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
"In a persistently challenging market environment, Henkel delivered overall a solid performance in the second quarter. We again achieved double-digit growth for both sales and earnings. The main drivers were solid organic sales growth, last year… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany recently announced that approvals have been secured from all relevant jurisdictions for its planned acquisition of U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. Unconditional approval from Brazil’s Counc… Read More »
Published August 14, 2015
LiquiGlide Inc., a manufacturer of wet, liquid-impregnated surface technology, announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Australia-based sustainable and innovative packaging manufacturer, Pact Group Holdings. Working with LiquiGlide’s pat… Read More »
Published August 12, 2015
Brenntag, one of the global market leaders in chemical distributions, enters into a joint cooperation with 51% ownership in chemical distributor Trychem FZC, Dubai, United Arabic Emirates (UAE). Trychem is active in the distribution of solvents se… Read More »
Published August 12, 2015
Following a strong second quarter, specialty chemicals company LANXESS raised its guidance for the full year 2015. The company now expects to achieve EBITDA pre exceptionals within a corridor of EUR 840 million and EUR 880 million. It had previously… Read More »
Published August 12, 2015
GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Quest Construction Products (QCP), a division of Quest Specialty Chemicals. The transaction, expected to close as soon as practical subject to customary closing conditions,… Read More »
Published August 6, 2015
Continuing the company’s ongoing commitment to provide customers with the high-performance solutions they need to create market-leading products, Sartomer announces the release of CN9030, a new difunctional aliphatic urethane acrylate. When pai… Read More »
Published August 6, 2015
The expanded polypropylene foam Neopolen P reFLAM was tested in an institution certified by the aviation industry, in accordance with the specification CS25.853, and is approved for molding densities from 36g/l to 75g/l in accordance with applicable… Read More »
Published August 5, 2015
Lonza has acquired Zelam, a research-focused chemical company based in New Zealand, which develops and manufactures products for crop protection, specializing in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar nutrients and additives. Zelam also develop… Read More »
Published August 5, 2015
Huntsman Corporation reported second quarter 2015 results with revenues of $2,740 million and adjusted EBITDA of $385 million. Peter R. Huntsman, president and CEO, commented: "Our Performance Products and Advanced Materials businesses contin… Read More »
Q&A With the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published August 4, 2015
Established in 1982, RCMA is a leading industry voice, promoting the benefits of roof coatings. Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Engineering manager Thomas DiGiannurio has been promoted to VP, engineering at Charles Ross & Son Company. DiGiannurio joined Ross in 1977 and has been a major contributor to the company’s worldwide operations. With his expertise in desi… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Emerald Specialty Polymers, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced Nychem 1561X604, a new nitrile latex emulsion designed to optimize strength, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and other performance characteristics… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Maroon Group LLC has acquired 100 percent of the assets of D.B. Becker Co., Inc., an East Coast, U.S. distributor of specialty chemicals based in Clinton, New Jersey.  D.B. Becker’s management team will continue to actively manage the busi… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. “We are very pleased with our second quarter results, which beat our expectations in most business areas as we continue to execute our st… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
Masco Corporation reported net sales and operating profit growth in the second quarter of 2015. All segments contributed to a 14.5 percent adjusted operating profit margin, representing a 22 percent increase over prior year. “Continued growt… Read More »
By Mark Miller, Vice President, Huron Capital Partners
Published July 31, 2015
For a business owner, partnering with a private equity firm is a bit like getting married.  While there may not be a clear consensus about how many months or years you should date someone before tying the knot, the experts tell us the answer is… Read More »
Published July 31, 2015
DeFelsko has been selected to host several SSPC Training Events beginning this September at their newly expanded headquarters in Ogdensburg,  New York. Just a short drive from major Canadian cities Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto and the Syracus… Read More »
Published July 30, 2015
The production of aqueous wood coating systems presents a number of challenges for manufacturers, particularly contamination. To address this need, Troy introduces advanced Mergal WP45, a broad-spectrum wet-state preservative for the control of conta… Read More »
Published July 30, 2015
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group has introduced redesigned sliding cockpit windows for the Airbus A320 Family that are expected to have improved field performance over the previous design and afford cost-effective replacement.… Read More »
Published July 30, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has announced that vinyl window OEMs, extruders and job shops that apply finishes now can deliver excellent weatherability and reduce excessive heat buildup across all colors with a new formulation. The company introduces KEM AQUAFlu… Read More »
Published July 29, 2015
Solvay has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S.-based Cytec to acquire 100 percent of its share capital for $75.25 per share in cash. The total cash consideration will amount to $5.5 billion, corresponding to an enterprise value of $… Read More »
Published July 29, 2015
Basecoat-clearcoat exterior topcoat systems by PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group have been qualified at Airbus that offer appearance, production, operating and maintenance benefits. High-solids DESOTHANE HD/CA 9008 basecoat-clearcoat… Read More »
Published July 29, 2015
Polycoat Products, a division of American Polymers Corp., has acquired Crown Polymers, LLC., a privately held floor coatings company based in Huntley, IL. Crown Polymers’ wide range of high-performance epoxy resin flooring systems and concrete… Read More »
Published July 29, 2015
Brookfield has introduced an Automatic Gap Setting feature for its RST-CPS Touch Cone/Plate Rheometer. Previously, customers used a dial indicator gauge to manually set the critical gap between the nose of the spindle cone and the plate of the instru… Read More »
Published July 27, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific recently announced the launch of the new Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS 40 and 60 rheometers, which offer enhanced features to the existing line of accurate, user-friendly HAAKE MARS rheometers. They are designed to meet the de… Read More »
Published July 27, 2015
RPM International Inc. has reported record sales, net income and diluted earnings per share for its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31, 2015. Fourth-quarter net sales increased 7.5% to $1.37 billion from $1.28 billion. Consolidated earnings before… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
“In the second quarter of 2015, we improved our sales and earnings despite lower growth in some markets and continuing volatile raw material prices. In the first half of 2015, our earnings matched the level of the first half of the previous yea… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON SEP primer, a fast-drying, two-component (2K), wet-on-wet epoxy primer that is designed to help heavy-duty original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increase production throu… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
2Q15 vs. 2Q14 Each month, Northcoast Research survey a large sample of paint retailers throughout the United States to get a sense for current business trends.  Please note that of the three primary architectural coatings channels (paint stor… Read More »



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