16th October 2017

CALL FOR COATINGSFEST PAPERS

The Pacific Northwest Society of Coatings Technology (PNWSCT) is inviting presentations for the CoatingsFest to be held from Wednesday, October 10 to Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, BC. 

COLOR OF THE YEAR NAMED

AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has released its 2018 Color of the Year, a shade it refers to as a 'grown-up' pink. The color, named Heart Wood, is a warm blush.

SUR/FIN ANNOUNCES SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE

The deadline for Abstract Submission for SUR/FIN's Manufacturing & Technology Conference has been announced as December 15, 2017. The event will be held June 4 to 6 in Cleveland, OH.

IHEA HOLDS FALL SEMINARS

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) held its 2017 Fall Seminars at the Westin Poinsett in Greenville, SC, on September 19 and 20.

PREPARATIONS FOR COATINGS AND INKS

Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has launched Benda-Lutz COMPAL WS, a range of highly concentrated, VOC-free aluminum preparations for coatings and inks.

IRON OXIDE PIGMENT

Global iron oxide pigment producer Cathay Industries has introduced CATHAYRED, a renewed and extended range of precipitated red iron oxide pigments for the paint and coating industries.

NEW REGIONAL MANAGER FOR SPECIALTY POLYMERS

Specialty Polymers Inc. has appointed Steve Dobson as the company’s new regional sales manager. His territory includes the northeast US & eastern Canada.

AKZONOBEL CEO STEPS DOWN

Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel, has stepped down from his position due to health reasons. The company has named Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO.