● 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.
Soft-touch or soft-feel coatings are employed to create a variety of haptic effects on plastic, paper and metal substrates. Haptic effects can improve a consumer’s perceived value of the product, and influence them to buy the product over other…