Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • AkzoNobel Rebrands Indian ICI Business

    May 1, 2010
    AkzoNobel’s integration activities following the acquisition of ICI have reached a significant landmark with the ICI India business now officially known as AkzoNobel India Limited. ICI India, a separate listed company on the stock market, is on…


  • PPG Opens Color Design Studio

    May 1, 2010
    PPG’s industrial coatings business has opened the Shmaze Color Design Studio sponsored by PPG Trendcast, a facility near Irvine, CA, devoted to helping manufacturers and industrial designers accelerate color design and prototype development. Ri…


  • Arch Completes Industrial Coatings Divestiture to Sherwin-Williams

    May 1, 2010
    Arch Chemicals, Inc. reported completion of the previously announced divestiture of its industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-Williams Company for approximately €40 million ($54 million). With operations located in Italy, UK, France, Spain…


  • Henkel Wins 2010 Automotive News Pace Award

    May 1, 2010
    Henkel received a 2010 Automotive News PACE Award for its new Aquence Co-Cure coating process. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance. Henkel’s Aquence C…


  • Miba Takes Over British Coating Specialist Teer Coatings

    May 1, 2010
    Miba, a strategic development partner of the international engine and automotive industry based in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, is taking over the British coating specialist Teer Coatings Ltd., Droitwich, UK.      “With the takeove…


  • Wind Turbines Painted by Jotun in Australia

    May 1, 2010
    Jotun recently painted several wind turbines in Australia. With the “Quiet Revolution” project, Jotun is the first supplier to provide paint for this new turbine technology in Australia. “These small turbines have raised much attent…


  • Frost & Sullivan says Asia Pacific Paint & Coatings Market is Back on Track

    April 6, 2010
    According to Frost & Sullivan’s Chem­icals & Materials Practice, which hosted an analyst briefing via webinar on the Asia Pacific paint and coatings market last month, despite being hit hard by the economic downturn and having to fa…


  • Hyundai I-Flow Concept Car Features Liquid Metal Coating

    April 6, 2010
    At the Geneva Motor Show held last month Hyundai and BASF presented their jointly developed i-flow concept car. The technologies and materials involved have not been combined in automobiles to date and illustrate possibilities for mobility in the fut…


  • Nanotechnology in Coatings & Adhesives Market Expected to be Worth $3.7 Billion in 2010

    April 6, 2010
    According to a new technical market research report, “Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets,” from BCC Research, the global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an estimated $3.7 bill…


  • Deacom Named Hot Companies Finalist

    April 6, 2010
    Deacom, Inc., producer of the Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System, has been named a 2010 Hot Companies finalist by Network Products Guide. The Deacom ERP Manufacturing Software is designed to simply man…


  • Weilburger Coatings Takes Over French Company Naber-Meyer

    April 6, 2010
    Weilburger Coatings GmbH, parent company of Grebe Group, has acquired 90 percent of the shares in Naber-Meyer S.A.S., F-78620 Acheres, France. Naber-Meyer S.A.S. is a niche supplier for decorative glass coatings focussing on the cosmetics and beverag…


  • Teknos Expands in China

    April 6, 2010
    To improve the services Helsinki, Finland-based Teknos Group Oy provide to it international customers, the paint firm will open a new sales office and technical service center in Shanghai in the spring of 2010. Ville Tuominen, managing director desig…


  • H.B. Fuller Acquires Industrial Adhesives Business in Malaysia

    April 6, 2010
    H.B. Fuller Company  has entered into a stock purchase agreement under which it will acquire all of the shares of Revertex Finewaters Shd Bhd in Malaysia, a joint venture of Yule Catto & Company Plc and Jahor Corporation. Revertex Finewaters…


  • Sika Expands its Construction Sealant Business in Japan

    April 6, 2010
    Sika AG’s subsidiary Sika (Japan) Ltd. has acquired the construction sealant business of Henkel Japan Ltd. The acquired business includes the well-known trademarks, Bellace and Duribbon, which are well established in the Japanese construction m…


  • Sika Acquires Automotive Glass Replacement Adhesive Systems Business

    April 6, 2010
    Sika Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Sika AG, has acquired the automotive glass replacement business of ADCO Products, Inc. The business acquired reaches an annual turnover of approximately $7 million and will be integrated into Sika’s afte…