Addressing corrosion issues @ Corrosion Technology Forum 2018

The in association with The Society for Surface Protective Coatings (SSPC) India, organised a two-day conference – Corrosion Technology Forum 2018 on June 7-8, 2018 in Bangalore. The electric event witnessed attendance from all across the globe with speakers from industries including Akzo Nobel, Berger Paints, Dow Chemical, Covestro, Reliance, SAIL, Bharat Petroleum, Shell, Essar Steel, BASF and Kansai Nerolac Paints, Bhushan Steel, among many others. The conference delved into the corrosion issues and solutions provided by the industry while also giving a platform to mitigate. Read more


Helm AG, Proman AG and Southern Chemical Corporation (SCC) have announced a significant restructuring of their regional methanol marketing activities to establish the global joint venture Helm Proman Methanol AG. The new company, a global leader in the methanol marketing industry will launch its operational activities on 01 July 2018 and will be headquartered in Wollerau, Switzerland, with two further principal offices in Houston, USA, and Singapore. At 57 percent Helm AG will hold a majority stake in the joint venture, while Proman AG will hold 38 percent and Jan W Spin, CEO and shareholder of SCC, will hold 5 percent. “Helm Proman Methanol AG will draw on the strengths and achievements of its founding partner companies. Read more


IMCD NV said that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of ET Horn Company (Horn). Horn is an excellent fit with IMCD’s US activities and supports the strategy of offering to its suppliers and customers an organisation with national US coverage and dedicated segment expertise. Horn was established in 1961 and is a leading speciality chemicals distributor in the USwith a focus on coatings, construction, plastics, personal care, human food & nutrition, animal nutrition, nutraceuticals and other specialities. Read more


PPG Industries Inc (PPG) announced the appointment of Rebecca Liebert as senior vice president, automotive coatings, effective June 25. Liebert joins PPG from Honeywell UOP, where she served as president and chief executive officer. Liebert, who will report to PPG chairman and CEO, Michael McGarry, will also oversee the Latin America region and will join the company’s operating committee. In this role, Liebert will succeed Gary Danowski, current vice president, automotive coatings, who will become vice president, global automotive refinish, effective July 1. Danowski will replace John Outcalt, who has announced his intent to retire, effective Aug 1. Read more