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Songwon International-Americas sets up distribution network for the coatings market

Songwon International-Americas sets up distribution network for the coatings market. (Photo: Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.)Songwon International-Americas, Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with a new distribution network in the United States, which includes Trans Western Chemicals (west coast), Chem-Materials (mid-west/southeast) and Callahan Chemical Company (northeast). Now fully operational, the network is supplying SONGWON’s complete line of UV absorbers, HALS, photoinitiators, and antioxidants for the coatings, inks and related markets in the respective regions within the US.

Archroma to introduce new water-based ultra-low VOC coating technology

Screen capture of Archroma’s video on Archroma's Safe Seats system based on the new Lurapret® N5396 & N5392 liq, a water-based ultra-low VOC polyurethane (PU) polymer coating technology. (Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has launched at the recent ITMA exhibition its new Lurapret® N5396 & N5392 liq, a water-based ultra-low VOC polyurethane (PU) polymer coating technology.

SANITIZED Preservation AG opens subsidiary in India

Saravana Kumar, Business Director Asia Pacific. (Photo: SANITIZED AG, PR026)
Swiss company SANITIZED Preservation AG, which specializes in antimicrobial protection of paints and coatings, will open a new subsidiary in India. Saravana Kumar, who has wide experience in the Asian market for antimicrobial ingredients, has been appointed Business Director Asia Pacific of SANITIZED Preservation India Pvt. Ltd.

Safran, Oerlikon, CNRS and the University of Limoges create a joint research lab and technology platform for surface treatment in southwest France

Safran, Oerlikon, CNRS and the University of Limoges create a joint research lab and technology platform for surface treatment in southwest France. 
(Photo Oerlikon)Stéphane Cueille, Safran Senior Executive Vice President, R&T and Innovation, Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO of Oerlikon, Jean-Luc Moullet, Chief Technology Transfer Officer at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and Alain Celerier, President of the University of Limoges, have signed a Letter of Intent announcing the creation in Limoges of a joint research laboratory, PROTHEIS, and a technology platform, SAFIR, two complementary organizations specialized in surface treatments for aerospace applications. The signing ceremony was attended by Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Secretary of State reporting to the French Minister of the Economy and Finance, in charge of innovation, and Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwest France.

Ascend to present new high-purity additives for paints and coatings at LACS 2019

Ascend to highlight new Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance additives at LACS 2019.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR033)Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of plastics, fibers and chemicals, will present two newly introduced high-purity grades of its Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance amines for the paints and coatings industry at the Latin American Coatings Show (LACS) 2019.

DSM introduces ultimate self-matting bio-based solution for flooring

DSM introduces ultimate self-matting bio-based solution for flooring.
(Photo: DSM Resins & Functional Materials: DSMREPR013)
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, launched a new, bio-based self-matting resin, Decovery® SP-2022 XP, that will take ultra-matt flooring finishes to new levels in terms of aesthetic and functional performance, ease of application and sustainability. The new resin underlines DSM’s ambition of using science and innovation to develop sustainable solutions that outperform conventional market alternatives.

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