● PQ Corporation: The Valley Forge, PAbased
producer of silica-based industrial
and specialty chemicals,
announced the election of Alan E.
Barton to the board of directors. Dr.
Barton is the vice president and business
unit director for coatings at
Rohm and Haas and is also a member
of Rohm and Haas’ executive council.
Being a formulator is becoming much more difficult in light of increased regulatory pressures on common raw materials.
Formulators who develop coatings based on oxidatively cured (alkyd) binders face major regulatory obstacles for two key in…