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Toyal Expands Distribution Territory With Palmer Holland

We are excited to announce that Palmer Holland has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Toyal America in the northeast region! 


This new territory includes the following states: Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Virginia.


Toyal America produces a wide range of aluminum pigments and aluminum paste for the coatings and plastics markets including:

  • Non-leafing aluminum pigments
  • Waterborne-treated aluminum pigments
  • Special effect pigments (colored aluminum, glass flakes, chromashine interference aluminum pigments)
  • PCF (Polymer Coated Flake) - Features a fully cross-linked acrylic resin shell around each flake. Designed for the powder coating industry
  • Conventional aluminum powders and spherical aluminum powders
  • Aluminum nitride


We look forward to continuing our success in the northeast and expanding on our long-standing relationship with Toyal America!


For more information, visit www.toyala.com

Student To Represent Greater Cleveland At State Chemistry Competition

 

Cleveland, OH – March 4, 2017 — A seventh-grader from Cleveland has won a county-wide chemistry competition and will move on to compete at the state level. Alex Masgras from Menlo Park Academy bested a field of 28 fifth- to eighth-grade students to become the Greater Cleveland You Be The Chemist Challenge® Champion. Local students came together in Cleveland to compete for the top prize. Alex Masgras will represent the greater Cleveland area at the state-level competition.


Developed by the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF), the Challenge is an exciting question-and-answer competition that motivates fifth- to eighth-grade students to sharpen their knowledge of chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. Students compete for prizes at the local and state levels and the ultimate prize of a trip to Washington, D.C. to vie for college scholarships. The Challenge program relies on partnerships between community members, including industry, schools, universities and community organizations, that seek to foster student engagement with science.


The 2017 Greater Cleveland Challenge was held at the Great Lakes Science Center and was sponsored by Palmer Holland, Inc. in North Olmsted, OH for the fifth year. After correctly answering dozens of chemistry and general science questions over multiple rounds of competition, Alex Masgras was declared the Challenge Champion. He will advance to the Ohio State Challenge in Toledo on April 29, 2017. The following top-placing students have also earned a chance to compete at the state level: Thomas Banko and Galvin Morgan. Each of the top finalists was awarded gift certificates to the Great Lakes Science Center.


“Congratulations to all of the participants in the State Challenge and especially to the Champion who is advancing to the next round of the You Be The Chemist® Challenge competition!” stated Eric R. Byer, secretary and acting executive director of CEF. “The Challenge requires focused dedication studying chemistry concepts. The students’ hard work and science acumen was evident today. We are so impressed with the wealth of science knowledge participants displayed. We hope the flame of curiosity now burns bright inside each contestant to continue discovering the broad world of chemistry and science. From the air we breathe to the food we eat, chemistry touches our lives in infinite ways every day. Participation in events like CEF’s Challenge inspires future leaders to become part of the exciting, innovative science industry. I wish this year’s Champion good luck at the National Challenge in Washington, D.C. this June.”


The winner of the state competition will receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Challenge, held on June 19. At the national level, state winners from across the country will vie for the title of Challenge Champion and a total of $18,500 in college scholarships.


For more information about the You Be The Chemist Challenge® competition, please visit CEF’s website at www.chemed.org.


About the Chemical Educational Foundation®
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) works closely with industry to enhance science education opportunities for our youth. CEF founded the You Be The Chemist Challenge® in 2004.

Announcing Our New VP of Marketing and Southern Regional Sales Manager

     

Palmer Holland is pleased to announce that it has named Russ Bachman as Vice President of Marketing and Gus Munoz as Southern Region Sales Manager.


Russ Bachman brings more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry to his new role. He has been with Palmer Holland since 1999 as an Account Manager and a Regional Sales Manager for the Central Region and the Southeast Region. Prior to Palmer Holland, Bachman was involved in chemical manufacturing for 21 years and was awarded the State of Ohio Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Science Environmental Clean-Up Honor in 1995. He is also a former president of the Cleveland Coatings Society.


Bachman’s key responsibilities will include defining and implementing sales tactics that accomplish and enhance Palmer Holland’s principal partners’ strategies. He will be heavily involved in the planning and executing of expansion strategies that directly influence Palmer Holland’s growth plan, which combats recent market consolidation within the manufacturing and distributor base. In Bachman’s new role, he will add an unrivaled depth of talent and resourcefulness that will help Palmer Holland continue to leverage its flexibility in order to find opportunities in the marketplace.


Gus Munoz joined Palmer Holland in 2013 as the Southwest Region Sales Manager and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Through an upcoming realignment, he will become the Regional Sales Manager for the entire Southern Region which will include what is currently the Southeast, Southwest, and West Coast territories. His professional affiliations include all regional paint & coatings associations in Dallas, Houston, and Oklahoma, the Thermoset Resin & Formulators Association and the LIFT Institute of Food Technologies.


Munoz will be focused on building upon Palmer Holland’s successes in the Southwest and West Coast territories, expanding on new product lines, identifying new business potential, and continuing to be a great resource for new and transplanted sellers.


Palmer Holland is very excited to transition Bachman and Munoz into their new roles. They each have the industry expertise, energy, and exceptional leadership skills that will undoubtedly continue to fuel Palmer Holland’s growth.


For more information, please email info@palmerholland.com or visit the Palmer Holland website at www.palmerholland.com.

Dow Coating Materials Receives Innovation Award

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - February 9, 2017 - The Business Intelligence Group (BIG) recently named Dow Coating Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), a winner of its 2017 Innovation Awards for PARALOID™ Edge Technology – a novel offering which continues to blaze trails inside and out of the coatings industry.


“The unceasing acknowledgement of this innovation speaks to both our commitment to industrial coatings innovation – as well as the reaching impact PARALOID™ Edge has had in such a short amount of time,” said Mary Rose Correa, North America marketing manager for Industrial Coatings, Dow Coating Materials.


The BIG Innovation Awards seek to recognize companies and technologies which bring new ideas to life, solve real problems and drive rapid progress across various industries. PARALOID™ Edge Technology was also named a 2016 R&D 100 Award Finalist.


PARALOID™ Edge ISO-Free1 Technology offers a simple solution to a common coatings challenge – minimizing the trade-off between performance and ease of use. Offering similar product characteristics expected from traditional 2K polyurethane (PU) systems, PARALOID™ Edge Technology goes a step further to expand the short window of workability to remain fluid longer, depending on conditions, without increasing dry time after application.


The novel ambient cure capability offered by PARALOID™ Edge Technology can allow for faster return-to-service, while extending pot life can facilitate once per shift make-up and potentially less material waste. This solvent-borne offering also features application flexibility and is isocyanate1 and formaldehyde2 free.


“PARALOID Edge stretches significant value across multiple industrial coatings applications,” said Dave Pierce, new business development, Dow Coating Materials. “Specifically in automotive refinish and wood applications where excellent scratch resistance, hardness, weatherability, and chemical resistance are critical.”


Applied as a primer surfacer in automotive refinishing, PARALOID™ Edge Technology can offer a dry-to-sand time in as few as 40 minutes under ambient curing conditions without sacrificing pot life, allowing body shops to notably increase their throughput. The isocyanate-free1 aspect of the product can also provide an environmental, health and safety (EHS) benefit for the body shop.


When used as a clear or pigmented primer or as a topcoat for interior wood applications, such as cabinetry and furniture, potential benefits to the applicator include shorter dry time, less material waste, and faster property development, while being both isocyanate- and formaldehyde-free1,2. Formaldehyde is currently a regulated raw material in the wood market, so having a coating that does not contain formaldehyde, is not only advantageous, but a requirement in some segments of the market.


“The cutting edge benefits of this latest PARALOID™ product family offer a more convenient, cost efficient solution while facilitating an improved environmental, health and safety profile,” said Correa. “It truly represents our ongoing dedication to furthering an impactful, sustainable portfolio which extends benefits across the entire value chain.”


For more information, visit www.coatings.dow.com/en/products/paraloid


1
Manufactured without isocyanate
2No added formaldehyde or formaldehyde generators
 

  Dow PARALOID Edge Product Technology Flyer


About Dow Coating Materials

Dow Coating Materials is the most innovative coatings raw material supplier in the world; driving fundamental shifts in the coatings industry and moving the market as the expert’s expert in coatings solutions. Through its mission of collaboration, inspiration, innovation and growth, the business provides material products, science, technology, and manufacturing solutions to the architectural and industrial coatings industry worldwide. Dow Coating Materials operates 43 manufacturing plants worldwide and 13 dedicated R&D facilities across all major geographic markets where Dow does business. For more information please visit www.dowcoatingmaterials.com.