Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • Axalta Expands Coatings Technology Center

    August 14, 2013
    Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has invested $5 million in a new pilot reactor that has begun operations to support coatings polymer research and scale-up activities at its Coatings Technology Center (…


  • PPG celebrates 50 years of Electrocoat Technology

    August 14, 2013
    PPG Industries recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its electrocoat systems at its China headquarters in Shanghai. PPG was the first company to introduce electrocoating technology commercially in an automotive OEM (original equipment manufact…


  • PPG donates $5,000 to OSU Women in Engineering Program for WiE CHEER camp

    PPG donates $5,000 to OSU Women in Engineering Program for WiE CHEER camp

    August 13, 2013
    The PPG Industries Foundation donated $5,000 to the [Women in Engineering (WiE) Program at The Ohio State University to support the WiE CHEER (CHEmical Engineering Rocks!) summer day camp for girls about to enter ninth grade. For a third consecutive…


  • Altana Acquires Specialty Coatings Business from Henkel

    August 13, 2013
    The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel. The products are sold under the brand names MiraFoil and Miracure and are mainly supplied to the packaging industry in North America. The business generated…


  • BASF Predicts Greens Gaining Ground for Auto

    August 13, 2013
     Progress and purposefulness are characterizing the automotive world’s color mood. The colors in this year’s BASF trend collection entitled “Making Headway” are predicting this positive outlook ahead. “With new tech…


  • BASF Opens R-M Refinish Competence Center

    August 13, 2013
    R-M, BASF’s premium automotive refinish brand, opened a new International Refinish Competence Center (RCC) in Clermont, France. It is now one of the most modern training facilities in Europe. With an investment of approximately €2.5 millio…


  • Devoe Paint Launches New Web Site

    August 13, 2013
    Devoe Paint has launched a new website with intuitive navigation, inspiring graphics, easy-to-access product information and useful contractor and dealer resources. Designed to support paint contractors and independent paint retailers, 1754paint.com…


  • Mercedes-Benz Invests in Advanced Coatings Facility in Vietnam Mercedes-Benz

    August 13, 2013
    Mercedes-Benz is increasing its investment in Vietnam by opening its first electro-dipping coating facility worldwide in Ho Chi Minh City. The advanced and eco-friendly facility has an investment of nearly $10 million. Mercedes is using Vietnam as a…


  • PPG donates $5,000 to OSU Women in Engineering Program for WiE CHEER camp

    August 13, 2013
    The PPG Industries Foundation donated $5,000 to the [Women in Engineering (WiE) Program at The Ohio State University to support the WiE CHEER (CHEmical Engineering Rocks!) summer day camp for girls about to enter ninth grade. For a third consecutive…


  • Altana Acquires Specialty Coatings Business from Henkel

    August 13, 2013
    The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel. The products are sold under the brand names MiraFoil and Miracure and are mainly supplied to the packaging industry in North America. The business generated…


  • BASF Predicts Greens Gaining Ground for Auto

    August 13, 2013
     Progress and purposefulness are characterizing the automotive world’s color mood. The colors in this year’s BASF trend collection entitled “Making Headway” are predicting this positive outlook ahead. “With new tech…


  • BASF Opens R-M Refinish Competence Center

    August 13, 2013
    R-M, BASF’s premium automotive refinish brand, opened a new International Refinish Competence Center (RCC) in Clermont, France. It is now one of the most modern training facilities in Europe. With an investment of approximately €2.5 millio…


  • Devoe Paint Launches New Web Site

    August 13, 2013
    Devoe Paint has launched a new website with intuitive navigation, inspiring graphics, easy-to-access product information and useful contractor and dealer resources. Designed to support paint contractors and independent paint retailers, 1754paint.com…


  • Mercedes-Benz Invests in Advanced Coatings Facility in Vietnam Mercedes-Benz

    August 13, 2013
    Mercedes-Benz is increasing its investment in Vietnam by opening its first electro-dipping coating facility worldwide in Ho Chi Minh City. The advanced and eco-friendly facility has an investment of nearly $10 million. Mercedes is using Vietnam as a…


  • Takeover of Paint Distributor

    August 12, 2013
    Iris Coatings, the sales and marketing specialist for refinishing distribution, and five UK distributors of automotive paint and bodyshop supplies have been acquired by Euro Car Parts’ owner LKQ Euro. This acquisition represents 26 locations n…