Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • NAD recommends Sherwin-Williams modify no-VOC claims for Harmony Paints

    March 15, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that The Sherwin-Williams Company, maker of the Harmony line of paints, modify or discontinue advertising claims that the Harmony paint line is complete…


  • Valspar buys Brazilian coatings maker

    March 15, 2011
    Valspar Corp. has bought a Brazilian manufacturer of powder coatings used in appliances, building products, transportation and other general industrial markets, the company announced Tuesday. Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes Ltda. serves customers in Brazil…


  • International Paint drives up prices

    March 15, 2011
    International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs. “During 2010 the cost of raw materials critical to the manufacture of both our marine and protective coatings product ranges inc…


  • BASF Coatings hosts 28 vocational school teachers at its international conference

    March 15, 2011
    Whether for repairing damage to the finish, refinishing scratches or fulfilling customers’ needs for tuning jobs, professional bodyshops are in demand around the globe. Unfortunately, however, uniform quality standards are not yet in place ever…


  • BASF relocates polyurethane systems business unit

    March 15, 2011
    BASF is moving the manufacturing of its offshore subsea insulation PUR systems to Houston, Texas. The move brings BASF closer to its Gulf Coast subsea insulation customers, reduces delivery times and improves upon technical service and customer respo…


  • AkzoNobel’s powder prices surge in Europe

    March 15, 2011
    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Europe West will increase prices between 8.5 and 19 percent. This rise is in response to continued shortages in raw material supplies and the associated increase in raw material costs. Gordon MacLeman, managing director of P…


  • Tikkurila completes the divestment of its powder coatings business

    March 15, 2011
    Tikkurila has completed the selling of its powder coatings business. All shares in Tikkurila Powder Coatings, a Russian industrial coatings company, were transferred to Teknos Group Oy on January 26, 2011. The sales and purchase agreement was signed…


  • MicroBlend enters Latin America

    March 15, 2011
    MicroBlend Inc. has entered the Latin American market with the installation of its paint dispensing systems in Sodimac stores in Colombia. Sodimac is the leading home improvement retailer in Latin America. They currently have 100 large format locatio…


  • Keco Coatings opens industrial facility

    March 14, 2011
    Keco Coatings has acquired a second facility for the company’s high‐performance coating operation in Indianapolis, IN. Keco plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013. The new jobs will include engineering, manag…


  • GMM opens facility in India

    March 14, 2011
    GMM Development Limited has opened a new manufacturing facility located in Ahmedabad, India. The new GMM India facility includes a technical development center, full-scale coatings production area, and offices for administration, sales and finance. T…


  • Helios strengthens operations in Slovenia

    March 14, 2011
    Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i…


  • AkzoNobel opens new industrial coatings plant for coil and plastic coatings

    March 14, 2011
    AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co…


  • RPM acquires synthetic fiber manufacturer

    March 14, 2011
    Through its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company, RPM International Inc. has acquired PSI Packaging, Inc. (PSI), a producer of micro- and macro-fibers for the ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete market. With headquarters and manufacturing located in…


  • BASF and Medi-Solve Coatings collaborate

    March 14, 2011
    BASF Future Business GmbH and Medi-Solve Coatings LLC have formed a collaboration in the field of antimicrobial coatings for catheters and other minimally invasive medical devices. This collaboration combines Medi-Solve’s proprietary AquaCoat c…


  • Sherwin-Williams partners with HGTV to launch 'HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams'

    February 11, 2011
    New strategic alliance strengthens offering of two trusted home brands.