Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • Fine Paints of Europe launches Bridget Beari Colors

    November 3, 2011
    Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Fine Paints of Europe, Inc. (FPE) of Woodstock, Vt., Bridget Beari Designs (BBD) is introducing a signature paint collection. Bridget Beari Colors is a set of 76 custom wall colors created by Susan Jamies…


  • Dulux and Camelpaint form new Chinese entity

    November 3, 2011
    Australia’s largest paint maker Dulux has expanded its presence in the growing Chinese market through a merger between its Chinese operations and Hong Kong-based Camelpaint group. Dulux will own 51 percent of the new company called DGL Camel In…


  • AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is first to achieve Platinum SMaRT certification

    November 2, 2011
    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has become the first coatings manufacturer to achieve SMaRT certification, attaining platinum status. An acronym for Sustainable Materials Rating Technology, SMaRT is the major external standard for product sustainabili…


  • AkzoNobel to raise production capacity in China

    October 31, 2011
    AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy…


  • PPG releases architectural color trends

    October 31, 2011
    PPG has released its Paint Color Portfolio "fan deck" with 2012-2013 color trends to help architects, designers, commercial builders and building owners update, renovate or build new hotel, retail, office and health care facilities. Within…


  • Quest Specialty Coatings acquires coatings unit of Patriot Paint

    October 31, 2011
    Quest Specialty Coatings (QSC) has acquired the coatings business of Patriot Paint, Portland, Ind. Patriot Paint was founded in 1980 and is a producer of coatings systems for metal substrates. From zero VOC, anti-corrosive transportation coatings to…


  • Daimler introduces BASF's iGloss Clearcoat for its OEM coatings

    October 31, 2011
    Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t…


  • Nissan teams with DuPont for new collision repair program

    October 28, 2011
    Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) launched its nationwide Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network at NACE, the International Autobody Congress and Exposition, in Orlando. The new certification program is open to both dealer-owned and independent col…


  • H.B. Fuller Adhesives earn NSF certification

    October 28, 2011
    H.B. Fuller Company, a leading global adhesives provider, has received notification from NSF International that its UR3501 A/B two part adhesive for spiral wound membrane bonding for reverse osmosis (RO) filtration has been tested and certified by NS…


  • BMT Argoss and International Paint partner to deliver measurable hull coatings performance

    October 28, 2011
    BMT Argoss and International Paint have formed a partnership designed to deliver demonstrable and transparent improvements in performance, efficiency and environmental emissions for the global shipping fleet. By deploying International…


  • Dunn-Edwards expands into Austin, Texas

    October 28, 2011
    Dunn-Edwards Paint recently arrived in Austin, Texas for the first time. The premium paint, available throughout Calif., Ariz., Nev., N.M. and West Texas, is now will be available at the Austin-based home improvement store called TreeHouse in the Wes…


  • Fine Paints of Europe and Guggenheim to unveil two paint collections

    October 20, 2011
    For more than fifty years the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has selected the wall colors to complement the celebrated collection of modern art showcased in its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home on Fifth Avenue. Beginning this fall, the Gugg…


  • Dunn-Edwards launches "Simply Refocus" color and trend forecast for 2012

    October 20, 2011
    Dunn-Edwards Corporation has launched its color and design trend forecast for 2012 called "Simply Refocus." "A reemergence of color is what we are seeing across the board. People are not afraid of color anymore. It defines our surroun…


  • PPG finalizes Dyrup purchase agreement

    October 19, 2011
    PPG Industries has finalized the purchase agreement to acquire European coatings company Dyrup A/S, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, from its owner, Monberg & Thorsen, a public holding company. The final transaction value, including assumed debt, ha…


  • Toyota approves PPG matte clearcoat for new Lexus LFA supercar

    October 18, 2011
    Toyota has endorsed the global use of PPG clearcoat for the refinish repair of its new Lexus LFA super sports car. The approved PPG clearcoat, Global Refinish System D8113, is the first to pass Toyota’s specification criteria for the exclusive…