JNS SmithChem LLC announced it has been awarded additional territory to distribute Lorama Group products, especially for the CASE market.
LANXESS Corporation announced that its Urethane Systems (URE) business unit has partnered with Azelis Americas to distribute its polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in the United States, effective Nov. 1. The agreement adds the Witcobond® line of PUDs to Azelis’ existing portfolio of LANXESS Urethane Systems product lines serving the CASE markets.
A large logistics hub, which is set to become AkzoNobel’s largest warehousing base in China, is on course to be completed in May 2023.
BASF Coatings inaugurated a new research center for electrophoretic dip coating at its headquarters in Münster-Hiltrup, Germany. An electrophoretic or cathodic dip coat (e-coat) protects the surfaces, edges and cavities of a car body against corrosion and evens out the roughness of the pre-treated metal surfaces; the e-coat thus provides the basis for the application of subsequent paint layers.
BASF and RiKarbon Inc., a U.S.-based technology start-up, have signed a partnership contract to exclusively license and commercialize proprietary technology from RiKarbon.
Accessa announced that it has acquired the Pittsburgh-based coatings supply company Clark Deco. Accessa, which provides coating, chemical and equipment solutions, says the move will continue its growth and expansion into the eastern United States.