Nordson Corp.(Amherst, OH) is now a licensee of the Borger PDF pump patent technology in Europe, and owner of the patent rights outside of Europe. Both Nordson and Borger will work together to commercialize the pump technology, which is based on the principle of dense phase pneumatic conveying of a dry powder material.

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) has formed an alliance with Prizmalite Industries Inc. to develop and market new effect and functional materials for a range of applications.

BASF (Mount Olive, NJ) has appointed D.H. Litter Co. (Elmsford, NY) and Whittaker, Clark & Daniels Inc. (South Plainfield, NJ) distributors for BASF's performance chemicals for coatings, plastics and specialties in the eastern and southern United States.

Fusion UV (Gaithersburg, MD) has added Spectro Irradiance Snd Bhd, a manufacturer's representative headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to its sales team in Asia. Spectro Irradiance is responsible for Fusion UV sales in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.

Venjakob Maschinebau GmbH & Co. (Bolton, Ontario) has opened a new sales and service office in Manasquan, NJ, dedicated to spray coating machinery for plastics and metal parts.

International Surface Preparation Corp. (Golden, CO) has announced that it plans to expand sales of its portable surface preparation equipment in Latin American markets, including Mexico, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.

NACE International, The Corrosion Society (Houston) has launched two new publications, The Protective Coating User's Handbook and Corrosion Testing Made Easy: Erosion-Corrosion, available by calling 281-228-6223 or online at

Akzo Nobel (Louisville, KY) and BASF (Mount Olive, NJ) have announced plans to launch a 50/50 equity joint venture to produce chelates at Akzo Nobel's recently expanded production site in Lima, OH. The joint venture will sell chelates exclusively to Akzo Nobel and BASF.