X-Rite, Inc., a Danaher Corp. company, announced that Ron Voigt has been named President of the operating company.
Pump Solutions Group (PSG), a business unit within Dover Corp. and a leader in the manufacture of positive displacement pumps and related technologies, has appointed Jeff Zhang General Manager for PSG’s Shanghai facility in Lingang, China.
NETZSCH Premier Technologies, Exton, PA, has hired David Watkins into the company’s Grinding & Dispersing Group as a Sales Engineer.
Pigment specialist Heubach and ink manufacturer hubergroup have joined forces in a strategic partnership for water-based inks.
Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, IL, has promoted Gary Towne to the newly created role of President, Ethanol and Risk Management, in the company’s Corn business unit.
Coatings manufacturer Rudd Co., Seattle, has appointed Jeff Takac Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Exova’s corrosion control scientist, Dr. Chris Fowler, has been named a Fellow of NACE International, the world’s largest organization dedicated to the study of corrosion.
The NACE International Institute has appointed Helena M. Seelinger as its new Executive Director.
The Valspar Corp., Minneapolis, has named James L. Muehlbauer to be the company’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.
Adept Technology Inc., a provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services, has named Glenn Hewson Senior Vice President of Global Marketing.
Kent Fung has joined Sika’s Automotive Division as Senior Market Field Manager, Automotive.
Lisa Fine, of Joules Angstrom, and Joseph K. Lyou, SCAQMD Governing Board Member and President and CEO, Coalition for Clean Air, were honored with the annual RadTech President's Award at the RadTech 2013 Annual meeting held in Redondo Beach, CA.
William J. Ferner, President of BF SALES, has been appointed an independent agent for the Northeastern U.S. Region for Alberdingk Boley Inc.
Fitz Chem Corp., a distributor of raw materials to industries including coatings, ink and adhesives, has hired Debbie Faber as Director of Industrial Sales - North.
Myers Engineering has added a new member to the company’s sales team.
Ben Brooks, CSO, NCSO, Canadian Regional Health & Safety Manager, has joined Certified Coating Specialists Inc.’s safety team.
Elementis Specialties Inc. has agreed to purchase the assets of Hi-Mar Specialty Chemicals, a U.S. coatings additives company, for a cash consideration of $33 million.
Berger Paints India Ltd. has agreed to acquire, through its wholly owned subsidiary firm Brushworks Paints Ltd., the architectural operations of Sherwin-Williams Paints India Pvt. Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.
Hentzen Coatings Inc., Milwaukee, WI, one of the largest manufacturers of industrial coatings in the United States, has purchased the assets of CrossLink Powder Coatings of Clearwater, FL.
DKSH’s Performance Materials business unit, a specialty chemicals distributor, and Synthomer, a supplier of emulsion polymers for coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and technical textiles, have entered into a regional distribution partnership.
Maroon Inc., Avon, OH, has been awarded the Nubiola USA Distributor of the Year for 2012.
Nuplex has completed the integration of the products and product ranges acquired from Bayer MaterialScience (Viverso) in 2012.
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (MSC), Columbus, OH, a leading manufacturer and supplier of epoxy resins and curing agents, has opened new curing agent manufacturing capabilities at a facility in China.
Lorama Inc., manufacturer of sustainable raw materials and color technology solutions for the coatings industry, has opened a new production and warehouse facility that will increase efficiency in manufacturing processes and enhance performance output.
Specialty chemicals manufacturer Croda Inc., Edison, NJ, has recently won approval by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for participation in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), achieving Star certification at its site in Mill Hall, PA.
Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN, has signed a master agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct research in chemistry and materials science.
Scientists are reporting development of what they describe as the first self-healing protective coating for cracks in concrete.
Specialty chemicals company Clariant has introduced its new EcoTain® approach to sustainable innovation.
Resinate Materials Group Inc., a provider of polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) for the coatings, adhesives and sealants industries, has updated and expanded its product pipeline for 2013.
As part of a plan to expand its customer service offering, Hoover Container Solutions (Hoover), Houston, has completed construction of a new IBC tank cleaning services facility at its Houston, TX, facility.
Emerald Performance Materials has appointed Dar-Tech Inc. as its distributor in the Midwest/Ohio Valley region for its Nychem™ specialty nitrile and butadiene emulsion product lines.
Albemarle Corp., Baton Rouge, LA, has expanded its distributor territory with Archway Sales Inc.
The BASF Dispersions & Pigments Division recently recognized Ribelin Sales with its Distributor of the Year for 2012 award.
Kenneth N. Edwards, retired CEO of the Dunn-Edwards Corp. and one of the country’s leading polymer chemists, passed away on February 20, 2013. He was 80.
Dr. Gordon P. Bierwagen of North Dakota State University’s Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2013.
The Mexican Paint and Printing Ink Manufacturers Association (ANAFAPYT) is inviting industry professionals to attend the ANAFAPYT Latin American Coatings Show®, taking place June 10-12, 2013, at Centro Banamex in Mexico City.
According to a new report by research firm Ceresana, Constance, Germany, the printing inks industry generated revenues of more than $20 billion in 2011. The report is titled Market Study: Printing Inks - World.
Highlighting new technologies and advancements in manufacturing, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has released its 2013 list of “Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture.”
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has submitted comments to Environment Canada (EC) raising questions with a proposed approach that would set VOC limits for a range of consumer products based on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) rules.
A bright blue pigment used 5,000 years ago is giving modern scientists clues toward the development of new nanomaterials with potential uses in state-of-the-art medical imaging devices, remote controls for televisions, security inks and other technology.
This brochure features the SMVP Series sealless sliding vane pumps for hard-to-seal hazardous liquids, SNP sliding vane pumps for offloading resins and solvents from transports and as transfer pumps, the ML/ HXL Series for high-capacity transfer of resins and solvents, and the TX Series for use on tank trucks/transports to transfer solvents and resins.
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