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  • Breaking News

    ICI Expands Further in China

    ICI is investing in a second emulsion polymerization facility in China, underlining its strategic commitment to 'aggressive growth' in the region. Construction has started on the $20 million facility at the Songjiang Industrial Development Zone in Sh…
    Tim Wright 12.20.06

  • Additives | Breaking News | Pigments

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals to Invest in a New Plant for High Performance Pigments in China

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has expanded in China with an investment in a new production plant in Qingdao. The plant will manufacture high performance pigments and additives and will serve as a regional base for Ciba's coating effects business. Producti…
    Tim Wright 12.20.06

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    The Protech/Oxyplast Group Buys Flanders Powder NV

    The Protech/Oxyplast Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, through its Belgian affiliate, Oxyplast Belgium NV, has purchased the powder coatings business of Flanders Powder NV, Wevelgem, Belgium. The deal also gives The Protech Group a participation in Ek…
    Tim Wright 12.20.06

  • Marine Coatings | People in the News

    PPG names general manager: Tom Mauck

    PPG names general manager protective marine coatings PPG Industries has named Tom Mauck general manager of protective and marine coatings, a business created with the acquisition of the performance coatings and fin…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News

    International Paint names: Kevin Coleman

    International Paint names regional sales manager International Paint LLC, Houston, has hired Kevin Coleman as protective coatings regional sales manager for the Southeast. In his new position, Coleman will direct the company’s long-term effor…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News | Wood Coatings

    Donahue named VP : Joseph Donahue

    Donahue named VP Valspar global wood coatings The Valspar Corp. has named Joseph Donahue group vice president, global wood coatings. In his new position, Donahue will be responsible for the leadership of Valspar’s wood coatings busines…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News

    Sartomer announces : Nicholas Trainer

    Sartomer announces organizational changes Nicholas Trainer, president of Sartomer Company, a division of TOTAL’s chemicals branch, has announced his retirement from the company. Luigi Colantuoni, vice president of TOTAL’s Atotech Far…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News

    ludgate named general : John Ludgate

    ludgate named general manager of kop-coat marine John Ludgate has been promoted to general manager for Kop-Coat Marine Group. He will be responsible for overseeing all sales, marketing and production for Kop-Coat’s factories in Rockaway, NJ…
    12.18.06

  • People in the News

    Sherwin-Williams appoints president: John G. Morikis

    he Sherwin-Williams Company has appointed John G. Morikis president and chief operating officer. Morikis has held many key positions during his 22-year career with Sherwin-Williams, most recently as president of the Paint Stores Group. During Morikis…
    12.18.06

  • Supplier News

    Georgia-pacific resins

    Georgia-Pacific Resins Inc. has formed a joint venture with the Gujarat-based Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd. to offer thermosetting resins to a variety of industrial markets in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the…
    12.18.06

  • Supplier News

    Ross expands

    Charles Ross and Son Co. has completed its manufacturing plant in Wuxi, China. The expansion adds approximately 20,000 square feet to the existing building. The facility is located in Wuxi City, approximately 70 miles from Shanghai and manufactures s…
    12.18.06

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Clariant HP Pigment joint

    Clariant International and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd. recently celebrated the startup of their joint venture production facility for high performance (HP) pigments in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China. The joint venture is a response to th…
    12.18.06

  • Supplier News

    BASF announces full Engelhard inte

    Following the recent acquisition of Engelhard Corp., BASF has announced the full integration of Engelhard into its global operations. BASF expects the integration to result in annual synergies of $200 million by 2010. Almost half of this amount will…
    12.18.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ross offers new Slim

    Ross offers new Slim Lab model Mixer Charles Ross and Son Company has announced the availability of a new SLIM (solids-liquid-injection-manifold) lab model mixer. The SLIM system uses strong vacuum force that occurs at the intake area and sucks in…
    12.18.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Union Process produces

    Union Process produces new s-series attritor Union Process has produced a new S-series attritor designed specifically for cryogenic milling of aluminum powders. The S-50 has a special cover with a Teflon shaft seal for ultimate grinding results at…
    12.18.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Huber offers industrial

    Huber Engineered Materials has released a new technical brochure discussing the use of its kaolin clay for use in industrial applications. The brochure includes discussion on the importance of brightness, particle size, finishing forms and engineerin…
    12.18.06

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    Shepherd Color introduces

    The Shepherd Color Company has introduced Dynamix, a line of sitr-in inorganic color pigments, to the coatings market. Dynamix pigments features superior dispersion characteristics. This new dispersion technology eliminates traditional milling and re…
    12.18.06

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment

    Dow corning introduces

    Dow Corning Corp. has introduced two new low-cost antifoams for waterborne systems. Dow Corning 76 and 77 additives are effective, low-cost foam control solutions for a variety of waterborne formulations, including protective coatings and coatings fo…
    12.18.06

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    Halox offers new hybrid

    Halox has launched its latest hybrid product, Halox 750, which integrates inhibitive synergies and is designed to save money, bridge inorganic and organic corrosion inhibitors into a single product, as well as reduce dependence on high zinc-containin…
    12.18.06

  • Additives | Automotive Coatings | Raw material & Equipment

    GE Advanced Materials offers new

    GE Advanced Materials has introduced CoatOSil Y-15790 and Y-15791 wetting agents. These fluorine-free additives offer high performance flow, leveling, spreading and wetting capabilities over a wider pH range for coatings formulators, according to th…
    12.18.06