Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • Hempel Expands R&D Center in Barcelona

    February 8, 2010
    Hempel officially opened a new R&D center at a ceremony on January 13 in Barcelona. The newly expanded center will enable Hempel to develop and customize products faster, respond to customer needs more efficiently and help customers conform to ra…


  • Tor Invests 2m in Aerosol Facility

    February 8, 2010
    County Durham, UK-based specialist paints manufacturer, Tor Coatings has invested £2 million in a state-of-the-art aerosol manufacturing facility, creating over 150 jobs. The investment allows the firm to manufacture and market a new range of a…


  • AkzoNobel Strikes Deal with Chevrolet Dealership in U.S.

    February 8, 2010
    Karl Chevrolet of Ankeny, IA, the third largest Chevrolet dealership in the U.S. as well as the largest Chevrolet dealership in the state of Iowa, has chosen AkzoNobel as its preferred supplier. In a move to expand its position in the greater Des Moi…


  • ShawCor Forms Joint Venture in Russia

    February 8, 2010
    The pipe coating division of Toronto, Canada’s ShawCor Ltd., Bredero Shaw, has entered into a joint venture agreement with ArkhTekhnoProm, an affiliate of Mezhregiontruboprovodstroi, the leading Russian offshore pipeline contractor. The joint v…


  • Name Change for Elastogran Companies

    February 8, 2010
    Following the introduction of the BASF corporate brand for Elastogran European polyurethane sites, the next step BASF is taking is to change the names of Elastogran companies. Elastogran GmbH with its head offices in Lemförde will be called BASF…


  • Pipe Coatings Plant Slated for Bessemer, Alabama

    February 8, 2010
    Liberty Coating Company of Morrisville, PA an applicator of industrial coatings for the oil, gas and water industries said it’s planning to put a pipe coatings plant in Bessemer, Alabama’s Interstate Industrial Park. Liberty Group of Morr…


  • Chase Corporation Acquires ServiWrap Product Line

    February 8, 2010
    Chase Corporation, a global manufacturer of protective tapes and coatings, has acquired the full range of ServiWrap pipeline protection products from Grace Construction Products, a unit of W.R. Grace & Co. ServiWrap high performance tapes, which…


  • Miller Paint Acquires ICI Paint Stores

    February 8, 2010
    Miller Paint, Portland, OR/USA, is buying two ICI Paints Stores in its home state located in Portland and Salem, and owned by AkzoNobel. Miller plans to operate the Portland store as a new Performance Coatings Center, and consolidate the ICI Salem st…


  • AkzoNobel Car Refinishes in Deal with GM Europe

    February 8, 2010
    General Motors Europe (GME) and AkzoNobel Car Refinishes formed an agreement under which AkzoNobel will participate in GME’s Body and Paint Program. AkzoNobel Car Refinishes will supply GME’s Opel and Vauxhall dealer network all across Eu…


  • Ennis Paint Purchases G.T. Industries

    February 8, 2010
    Ennis Paint, a global provider of pavement marking materials and traffic safety products has purchased a majority share in G.T. Industries, a manufacturer of pavement marking materials in Australia. The facility is located in Ingleburn, New South Wal…


  • International Paint to build fire protection lab

    February 8, 2010
    International Paint will invest $10.3 million to build a new testing laboratory for fire protection products at its manufacturing site at Felling, UK. The new facility will create 14 new jobs, and secure a further 30 at the site. The new laboratory w…


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  • Nova Paint Club Conference held in Spain

    January 11, 2010
    Spanish paint company Barnices Valentine hosted the Fall 2009 Nova Paint Club Conference in Barcelona from Oct. 26-30. The conference brought together Nova board members and technical and purchasing committee members to discuss joint strategies to ta…


  • A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry

    January 11, 2010
    IRL has published a new edition of its title, “A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry,” which now contains data for 2009. The study points to Russia having a decorative paint market of 800,000 tons and an industrial coatings market of 51…


  • Bayer MaterialScience Invests in Medical Technology

    January 11, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience has entered into an agreement to acquire PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Tech­nologies, provides polymer coatings, s…