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Latin American Coating Makers Unite

Aiming to strengthen their internal ties and their external clout, paint and coating makers across Latin America have formed a regional association based in Mexico.


Dow Prevails in Akzo Patent Suit

A federal-court judge has cleared Dow Chemical Co. of claims that it infringed upon a 2004 patent by coatings giant AkzoNobel Coatings Inc.


ACA Appoints First Female Leader

The American Coatings Association has announced its newly elected chairman is a chairwoman, making it the first time a female has taken the helm in its 126-year history.


Plan for Chemical Hit List Sparks Heat

Industry manufacturers are objecting to a California plan that would target toxic chemicals used in paint stripper and spray polyurethane foam.


CA Targeting Stripper, Foam Chemicals

“Is it necessary to use this toxic chemical?” That’s the question that makers of paint strippers and spray polyurethane foam may soon have to answer in California.


New Pipe Lining Resins Go Green

Specialty chemical maker Interplastic Corp. has developed a new line of “green” Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) resins designed to “eliminate the environmental concerns in lining underground pipe...


Huntsman Makes Major Play for TiO2

Setting its sights on becoming the No. 2 global producer of titanium dioxide pigments, Huntsman Corp. has announced a $1.1 billion cash acquisition of certain business units of Rockwood Hold...


Bayer MaterialScience Warns of Cuts

One of the world’s oldest and largest producers of raw materials for coatings and construction is facing a product oversupply and rising costs that have it considering cutbacks.


DuPont to Pay $72M in Price-Fixing Case

DuPont, the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide, has agreed to pay $72 million in cash to settle allegations by several paint companies that it fixed prices for the common paint pig...


Bayer Coatings Unit Taps New Leader

Christine Bryant, a chemical engineer and 20-year veteran of Bayer MaterialScience, has been named to lead the Commercial Operations for the Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business ...


AkzoNobel Adds, Subtracts in China

AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest an additional €65 million ($84.4 million U.S.) in China, to boost capacity and “improve operational excellence” at its Surface Chemistry plants in Box...


Corrosives on Tap at New Coatings Show

A new U.S. coatings conference will showcase both theory and practice in the latest protective and other coatings technologies, organizers say.


ACA Fights Rule on Conflict Minerals

Coating makers have joined the opposition to a U.S. rule that would expand disclosure of the use of so-called "conflict minerals" in various products.


Evonik Degussa Corp. Trims Name

Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Degussa Corporation has dropped "Degussa" from its name and is now operating as Evonik Corporation.


New Dow Resin Toughens Polysiloxanes

Dow Corning has rolled out a new resin designed to improve the chemical resistance and flexibility of polysiloxane coatings beyond that of traditional epoxy topcoats.


Bayer Closing 3 PU Houses in Europe

Bayer MaterialScience says it will shut down its polyurethane systems houses in Italy, Greece and the Czech Republic to refocus its resources on growing demand in Asia-Pacific.


PPG Signs Chinese TiO2 Deal

Still working to secure its global supply of titanium dioxide, PPG Industries has agreed to license some of its chloride-based technologies to Henan Billions Chemicals Co. Ltd. and buy back ...


Dow Increases Saudi Coatings Stake

Dow Coating Materials, the world’s largest supplier of raw materials for the coatings industry, plans to build a major manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia to support the growing Middle East ...


TiO2 Price Hikes Boost DuPont Earnings

Price increases of nearly 30 percent on its lion’s share of a key coatings pigment brought home record earnings for DuPont in 2011, despite declining sales volume, the company reported this ...


Bayer to Build Coating Materials Plant

Raw-materials supplier Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at the company’s global hub in Leverkusen, Germa...


BASF Plans $720M Plant in Brazil

BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, will make its largest investment in 100 years in South America with a new $720 million world-scale production site in Brazil to manufacture severa...


Innovative Pigments Drive Global Boom

They reflect. They insulate. They self-clean and fight bacteria. And because they perform all these innovative functions and more, pigments will be in above-average demand worldwide in the n...


People on the Move: Changes Afoot At BASF, Bayer MS, Michelman, US Zinc

The raw materials industry is on the move again, with a new helmsman at BASF; honors and appointments at Bayer MaterialScience; a new EVP at US Zinc.


EPA Revokes Chemical Secrecy Claims

Coatings and chemical manufacturers will have to divulge a significant amount of chemical information long held confidential, under a new order by the Environmental Protection Agency.


Bayer Coatings Unit Back on Track

The global economic recovery showered unexpected sales volume on Bayer MaterialScience’s coatings, polyurethanes and other segments in 2010, reaping triple earnings and double-digit sales fo...


BASF Closes Cognis Deal, Sees Greener Products

BASF has completed its $4.1 billion acquisition of German specialty chemicals company Cognis and says the deal will mean more, and greener, high-performance products for customers worldwide.


TiO2 Restriction Lifted; Supplies Still Tight

Cristal Global, the world’s No. 2 producer of titanium dioxide, has lifted its declaration of Force Majeure with respect to all TiO2 products for coatings applications manufactured at...


Recovering Traffic Paint Supply Hits Road Bump

There’s good news and bad news for all of those transportation departments and contractors who have been awaiting coatings for their unmarked roads and highways.


MaterialScience Drives Bayer Gains

Significant improvement in its high-tech materials business fueled strong second-quarter gains in earnings and sales by The Bayer Group, prompting its chairman to declare. “MaterialScience h...


DuPont Q2 Sales Rise 26%; Net Income Tops $1 Billion

DuPont Co. has reported second-quarter sales of $8.6 billion, a 26% increase from the second quarter of 2009. Net income for the quarter was $1.2 billion, up from $400 million for the prior-...


3M Earnings Top $1B in Q2, $2B for First Half

3M Company sales and net income surged in the second quarter, with strong performances reported for all businesses and geographic regions, the company said.


Citing Hazards from Paint Shortage, Group Offers Options

The global shortage of roadway marking paint means not only widespread project delays but public safety hazards—a situation that will not improve soon, a new report advises.


AkzoNobel Announces Sale of National Starch

Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) on Monday announced the sale of its National Starch business to Illinois-based Corn Products International for $1.3 billion in cash and the assumption of certain ...


Reports: BASF ‘Close’ to Deal for Cognis

Chemicals and coatings giant BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) is reported to be close to a deal to acquire Cognis (Monheim, Germany), with a purchase price put at approximately 3 billion euro...


Bayer MaterialScience Names Sales Director

Bayer MaterialScience LLC named Xiaobin Zhong sales director, regional key accounts, for the company’s Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS), North America business.


Bayer Introduces Acrylic Dispersions

Bayer MaterialScience LLC introduced the water-borne acrylic dispersion products Bayhydrol® AH XP 2741 and Bayhydrol® AH XP 2754.


 
 
   

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