Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • Dürr to build an automotive top coat line for Smart France SAS

    June 21, 2012
    Along with numerous projects in the emerging markets, Dürr has recently received an order for the construction of an automotive paint shop in France. In the first quarter of 2012, Smart France SAS ordered a top coat line for their plant in Hamba…


  • General Motors continues plant changeover to BASF’s environmentally friendly CathoGuard 800

    June 21, 2012
    The automotive coatings group of BASF announced that General Motors has transitioned to BASF’s CathoGuard 800 cathodic e-coat at several of its automotive plants throughout the world including Russia, China, Brazil, and North America. CathoGua…


  • AkzoNobel breaks ground on £100m Ashington facility

    June 21, 2012
    Work on a new £100m manufacturing plant in the North East is underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held today. The world-class high-tech manufacturing facility will become the heart of AkzoNobel’s UK Decorative Paints operations,…


  • BASF opens new technical support lab in India

    June 19, 2012
    Taking another stride towards developing India as an international competence center, BASF Coatings (India) Private Limited, which merged with BASF India Limited as of January 14, 2011, has set up a new coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, In…


  • RPM acquires Brazilian building materials business

    June 19, 2012
    RPM International Inc. has acquired Viapol Ltda., a Brazilian manufacturer and marketer of building materials and construction products. Based in Cacapava, Brazil, near Sao Paulo, Viapol has annual sales of approximately $85 million. Viapol, which w…


  • BASF opens new technical support lab in India

    BASF opens new technical support lab in India

    June 19, 2012
    Taking another stride towards developing India as an international competence center, BASF Coatings (India) Private Limited, which merged with BASF India Limited as of January 14, 2011, has set up a new coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, In…


  • RPM acquires Brazilian building materials business

    June 19, 2012
    RPM International Inc. has acquired Viapol Ltda., a Brazilian manufacturer and marketer of building materials and construction products. Based in Cacapava, Brazil, near Sao Paulo, Viapol has annual sales of approximately $85 million. Viapol, which w…


  • ICA incorporates Salchi Wood Coatings

    June 15, 2012
    ICA, one of the leading industrial groups in Europe specializing in the manufacture and marketing of special coatings for wood, is reinforcing its competitiveness on the global market through the establishment of the new Italian coatings division, by…


  • ICA incorporates Salchi Wood Coatings

    June 15, 2012
    ICA, one of the leading industrial groups in Europe specializing in the manufacture and marketing of special coatings for wood, is reinforcing its competitiveness on the global market through the establishment of the new Italian coatings division, by…


  • Romanian manufacturer of building materials sets up new paint line

    June 14, 2012
    Duraziv, a Romanian manufacturer of building materials owned by local entrepreneur Daniel Guzu, has set up a new production line for decorative paints and coatings with a production capacity of 50,000 tons per year in Popesti Leordeni. Total investme…


  • AkzoNobel completes demerger of Pakistan activities

    June 14, 2012
    AkzoNobel completed the restructuring of its activities in Pakistan by establishing AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited as a separate legal entity from ICI Pakistan. As previously announced, the split means that the company has started the formal sale process…


  • Romanian manufacturer of building materials sets up new paint line

    June 14, 2012
    Duraziv, a Romanian manufacturer of building materials owned by local entrepreneur Daniel Guzu, has set up a new production line for decorative paints and coatings with a production capacity of 50,000 tons per year in Popesti Leordeni. Total investme…


  • AkzoNobel completes demerger of Pakistan activities

    June 14, 2012
    AkzoNobel completed the restructuring of its activities in Pakistan by establishing AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited as a separate legal entity from ICI Pakistan. As previously announced, the split means that the company has started the formal sale process…


  • PPG Aerospace creates custom colors for Airbus A319 aircraft

    June 13, 2012
    PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group created custom paint colors for British Airways’ dove livery, which is being used on nine Airbus A319 aircraft to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. PPG Aerospace coatings spe…


  • PPG Aerospace creates custom colors for Airbus A319 aircraft

    PPG Aerospace creates custom colors for Airbus A319 aircraft

    June 13, 2012
    PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group created custom paint colors for British Airways’ dove livery, which is being used on nine Airbus A319 aircraft to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. PPG Aerospace coatings spe…