• ICI Expands Further in China

    Tim Wright December 20, 2006
    || 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…

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

    Tim Wright December 20, 2006
    || 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…

  • The Protech/Oxyplast Group Buys Flanders Powder NV

    Tim Wright December 20, 2006
    || 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…

  • PPG names general manager: Tom Mauck

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • International Paint names: Kevin Coleman

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • Donahue named VP : Joseph Donahue

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • Sartomer announces : Nicholas Trainer

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • ludgate named general : John Ludgate

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • Sherwin-Williams appoints president: John G. Morikis

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • Georgia-pacific resins

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • Ross expands

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • Clariant HP Pigment joint

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • BASF announces full Engelhard inte

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • Ross offers new Slim

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…

  • Union Process produces

    December 18, 2006
    || 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…