Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • 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…


  • Mercedes-Benz Approves New PPG Primer Worldwide

    April 6, 2010
    Mercedes-Benz has approved PPG DP4000 2K primer by PPG’s automotive refinish business for worldwide refinish repairs of all Mercedes-Benz cars. The 2K primer is designed to help body shops cut costs and increase productivity. The technology und…


  • Bayer Introduces Baymedix Medical Products Brand

    April 6, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience LLC has introduced the Baymedix brand of medical products, consolidating several product concepts under one unifying name. The Baymedix portfolio includes several coatings products: Baymedix CL lubricious coatings; Baymedix CH h…


  • MPI Launches Program for Raw Material Suppliers

    April 6, 2010
    Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formul…


  • Demand for Paint in Japan to Grow in 2010

    April 6, 2010
    The Japan Paint Manufacturers Association has published data for the demand for paint in Japan for the fiscal year 2010. The predicted total volume is 1,434,000 tons, which is 1.1% more than in the fiscal year 2009. Market sectors predicted to grow i…


  • PPG Names Auto Color Supply 2009 Platinum Distributor

    April 6, 2010
    PPG’s automotive refinish business has named Auto Color Supply of Mur­freesboro, TN, as its 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton in February during the annual PPG Platinum Co…


  • California Paints Teams Up to Produce Color Trends for Spring Summer 2011

    April 6, 2010
    California Paints is part of the Spring Summer 2011 color trends generated by Global Color Research. Presented by Mix Trends, the color selection consists of twenty forecast colors that create unique color stories. All colors have been selected from…


  • Wah Seong in Talks to Buy Firm in W. Africa

    April 6, 2010
    Malaysia-based Wah Seong Corp. is in negotiations with The Orleans Group of West Africa, as it is interested in acquiring Orleans’ strategic partner, Socotherm, for its pipe-coating business in Nigeria. Wah Seong anticipates an increase of acti…


  • Altana Acquires Aquaprint

    April 6, 2010
    Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. The company, which is based in Oyten, Lower Saxony, Germany, primarily produces coatings for in-mold labels and other labels as well as waterborne ove…


  • Para Paints and Lowe's Form Partnership

    April 6, 2010
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe’s retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Lowe’s will carry two major Para sub-brands including…


  • Bayer Invests in Products for Medical Technology

    April 6, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, formerly a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Technologies plc, provides polymer coatin…


  • Custom-Bilt Metals Joins PPG Certified Metal Panel Program

    April 6, 2010
    Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, CA, has joined its PPG’s Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). PPG/CMPP is a certification program administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group. It gives architects a direct channel to metal panel man…


  • Jotun Sets Up First Dealer in Kazakhstan

    April 6, 2010
    The first Jotun Multicolor showroom was recently opened in Atyrau, Kazakhstan and is operated by Jotun Turkey, which has territorial rights over Kazakhstan for the multinational paint firm headquartered in Norway. Jotun has been active in Kazakhstan…


  • Benjamin Moore Names HUE Award Winners

    April 6, 2010
    Amy Wax of Montclair has won the top prize for Residential Exteriors in the 2010 Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. Wax is the first professional color consultant to receive a HUE Award. A student of color theory with a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, she c…