Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • New Zealand firms collaborate to develop waterborne paints from sustainable raw materials

    March 15, 2011
    New Zealand firms collaborate to develop waterborne paints from sustainable raw materials Industrial Research Ltd. (IRL), the only Crown Research Institute mandated to support New Zealand industry, and paint manufacturer Resene have joined together o…


  • Solrac Coatings (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd., becomes IKEAʼs official supplier

    March 15, 2011
    IKEA, the Swedish international home products company and the world’s largest furniture retailer, recently added Solrac Coatings (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd. to its stable of liquid coatings suppliers, of which there are only ten worldwide. Based in the…


  • AkzoNobel becomes a full technology partner of McLaren Group

    March 15, 2011
    AkzoNobel has become a full technology partner to the McLaren Group after expanding and extending the current relationship with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The announcement of the deal coincided with the launch in Berlin of the new MP4-26 Formula 1 ca…


  • MingYang Wind Power Group names PPG “Best Supplier”

    March 15, 2011
    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Co., Ltd. (Mingyang Wind Power Group), named PPG Industries “Best Supplier” during its Annual Supplier Conference, recognizing the high quality of PPG’s coatings products, customer service and techni…


  • New Solutions for Color Coating Tablets

    March 15, 2011
    BASF and X-rite have launched an innovative solution for the color coating of tablets. The collaboration provides a smart color management offering for pharmaceutical formulators to measure and calibrate colors efficiently, and produce high quality f…


  • PPG PMC announces global price increases

    March 15, 2011
    PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business is raising prices globally, as permissible by contract. “As economies recover from the global recession, prices for basic commodities such as copper are increasing at alarming…


  • Henkel to raise prices for industrial adhesives

    March 15, 2011
    Against the background of rising raw material costs, and with immediate effect, Henkel is implementing a price increase for certain product groups of its industrial adhesives. Increase amounts will vary based on market segment and technology. On aver…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • PPG publishes new brochure for sustainable building design

    February 11, 2011
    PPG Industries has published EcoLogical Solutions, a brochure highlighting the company’s architectural glass, coatings and paint products for the green building industry. The latest edition of the brochure, which was last published in 2006, fea…


  • PPG & Asian Paints sign new agreement to accelerate coatings growth

    February 11, 2011
    New JV will focus on non-decorative operations.