BASF recently announced its plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for products marketed under the Joncryl® trade name at plants located in Wyandotte, Michigan, and Monaca, Pennsylvania, to support customer growth in the printing, packaging, and industrial coating markets.
Dow Corning Corporation, has extended its distribution agreement with Univar Inc to serve the needs of the pressure sensitive industry in Europe. As a result of the agreement, Univar will extend the geographic scope of its distribution of Dow Corning’s product range for the pressure sensitive industry to several new countries including Germany and France.
The Sansin Corporation recently announced that Serendib Paints & Decor (Serendib) will feature its line of water-borne exterior Enviro Stain wood finishes for siding, decks and outdoor furniture, as well as the Purity interior line and microfine colorant system for floors, indoor furniture and other wood interior design.
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) has announced the start-up of ethyl acetate (EA) & butyl acetate (BA) plant owned by Sipchem Chemicals Company (fully owned by Sipchem) at its complex in Jubail Industrial City. Engineer Abdullah A. Al-Saadoon, President Sipchem Operations, said.
AkzoNobel has entered into a three-year partnership with the Cruyff Foundation in order to support the organization's projects to make sport more accessible to children all over the world. The agreement will establish AkzoNobel as one of the top partners and preferred paint supplier of the Cruyff Foundation, allowing both parties to join forces and create safe sporting environments in communities across the globe.
Nordson Corporation recently received 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award, which is regarded as the most important award in China's coatings industry. The award was presented to the Nordson Prodigy HDLV manual gun system for its unparalleled coating performance and advanced feature set.
PPG Industries recently announced it has started manufacturing protective and marine coatings (PMC) at the company's facility in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland. The facility, which previously produced architectural coatings and was part of PPG's January 2012 acquisition of Dyrup A/S, now produces PMC products for the construction, petrochemical, shipbuilding and energy industries.
During Display Week 2013 (May 19-24, 2013) at Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada, Cambrios Executives; John LeMoncheck, Sri Peruvemba, Dr. Rahul Gupta and Dr. Florian Pschenitzka are delivering four presentations, each of which details the characteristics and benefits of Cambrios' silver nanowire-based ClearOhm™ transparent conductive coating material.
PPG Industries announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Deft Incorporated, a privately-owned specialty coatings company based in Irvine, Calif. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition enhances the coatings capabilities of PPG's aerospace business.
Dr. Matt Madsen of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and representatives from Aquatrols Corporation of America recently presented new findings on a patent-pending surfactant seed coating technology at the International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals (ISAA).
Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated a regional innovation hub for Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. More than 200 experts will develop novel ideas for the use of high-performance plastics, foams and coatings in key sectors such as mobility, construction, IT and renewable energy.
New Energy Technologies, Inc. recently announced that researchers have successfully achieved faster fabrication time, improved transparency, and a two-fold increase in power conversion efficiency. Researchers are hopeful that today's breakthrough in mini-module spray-on device fabrication leads to improved spray-on techniques for large-scale devices, a precursor to the Company's product for commercial launch.
NASCAR® and Sherwin-Williams recently announced a multi-year partnership designating the nation's largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies as the 'Official Paint of NASCAR'. Sherwin-Williams, a FORTUNE 500 company, will leverage its new designation for architectural paint and the power of NASCAR's intellectual property to activate at its more than 3,500 stores nationwide and ignite the passion of its customers – many of whom are fiercely brand-loyal fans of the sport.
Medi-Solve Coatings, LLC, is exhibiting at the upcoming MD&M East Show (June 18-20, 2013) at booth 3091. Medi-Solve Coatings will feature its latest proprietary coating technology under the AquaCoat® technology platform offering outstanding durability while maintaining a high level of lubricity and low particulate count.
New Energy Technologies, Inc. presented at the Advanced Energy 2013 Conference held on May 1st, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY. New Energy's Vice President of Business & Technology Development, Mr. J. Patrick Thompson, presented his and the Company perspectives on improving building efficiency and energy autonomy, and an overview of SolarWindow™.
The polyurethane and polyols report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts polyurethane and polyols demand on a global and regional level for the six year period from 2012 to 2018, in terms of revenue and volume. The study also provides information on restraints, drivers and opportunities along with the impact on the overall market for the forecast period.
Univar Inc., recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Quimicompuestos, a distributor of commodity chemicals in Mexico. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. "We are extremely pleased to announce the acquisition of Quimicompuestos," said Erik Fyrwald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar.
Ashland Specialty Ingredients recently received a Ringier 2013 Coatings Technology Innovation Award for its breakthrough Natrosol™ Performax paint thickening technology. It is the third consecutive year Ashland has won the innovation award. Natrosol Performax was officially introduced to China's market in 2012.
BASF has acquired new business with Ford Otosan and has supplied basecoats and clearcoats for the company's plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, since the beginning of this year. Ford Otosan, the leader of Turkish automotive industry, is positioned as the commercial vehicles production hub of Ford Europe.
The European Commission has launched a new three-year project "Bio Base NWE" to support the development of the bio-based economy in North West Europe (NWE). The €6.2 million (£5.35 million) project will work mainly with small and medium businesses (SME's) to help facilitate innovation and business development in bio-based technologies.