Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • Gold Supplier Award for AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings

    May 12, 2009
    Gold Supplier Award for AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has been accredited as a Gold Supplier by the Czech Republic’s largest aerospace manufacturer AERO Vodochody a.s. AERO Vodochody works closely with leading aerosp…


  • PSA approves Glasurit

    May 12, 2009
    PSA approves Glasurit premium paint brand French automaker Peugeot Société Anonyme SE (PSA), which manufactures Peugeot and Citroën, has approved BASF Coatings’ Glasurit paints for use worldwide. The decision underscores PSA…


  • Spokane paint plant to close

    May 12, 2009
    Spokane paint plant to close Sherwin-Williams Co. will close its Columbia Paint and Coatings manufacturing facility in Spokane, WA, eliminating 37 jobs. The paint-making plant on Haven Street opened 36 years ago. No retail paint stores are closing, t…


  • BASF providing solutions for Tata

    May 12, 2009
    BASF is supplying India’s Tata Motors with products and engineering solutions for its new Nano automobile designed to reduce emissions, enhance fuel efficiency and improve the car’s overall aesthetic look. The Nano project product develop…


  • Sika Acquires Technology Leader in Liquid Membranes

    April 14, 2009
    Sika Acquires Technology Leader in Liquid Membranes Sika AG has acquired Iotech Group Limited, with headquarters in England and subsidiaries in the UK, U.S. and Belgium. Iotech Group revenues totaled $55 million for the year 2008. Iotech specializes…


  • SprayMax Introduces

    April 14, 2009
    SprayMax Introduces Floor Coating SprayMax Industrial Coatings of Jacksonville, FL has introduced DeckraTex Spray Non Skid Floor Coating after seven years of testing. DeckraTex is an aliphatic polyurea that has been pre-reacted and suspended in wate…


  • Jotun Paints Reaches Out to the Blind Community in Bahrain

    April 14, 2009
    Jotun Paints Reaches Out to the Blind Community in Bahrain Jotun Paints has completed its Corp­orate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign that reached out to visually-impaired children at the Bahrain Friendship Society for the Blind. The initiati…


  • Metalcolour Takes

    April 14, 2009
    Metalcolour Takes Over SSAB Laminated Steel Metalcolour A/S in Nykobing Falster, Denmark has taken over 100% of the shares in SSAB Laminated Steel AB. The Swedish company will be renamed Metalcolour (Sverige) AB. SSAB Laminated Steel, which is a su…


  • Sherwin-Williams, NAPA Canada Present Evercoat with Awards

    April 14, 2009
    Sherwin-Williams, NAPA Canada Present Evercoat with Awards At its 2009 national sales meeting in Dallas, TX, Sherwin-Williams Auto­motive Finishes presented Evercoat with its Supplier of the Year award. Evercoat is a manufacturer of auto body rep…


  • DuPont vp Says Economic Crisis Will Bring Permanent Changes to Titanium Dioxide Industry

    April 14, 2009
    DuPont vp Says Economic Crisis Will Bring Permanent Changes to Titanium Dioxide Industry New economic realities resulting from the global recession will permanently change the business landscape, a DuPont vice president told business leaders at TiO2…


  • BASF receives

    April 14, 2009
    BASF receives Subaru supplier award BASF Coatings North America has received a Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) Supplier Award. The award was presented to Juan Carlos Ordonez, group vice president, and Joe Schmondiuk, global account director for B…


  • Akzonobel qualified by

    April 14, 2009
    Akzonobel qualified by chinese aircraft manufacturer China’s largest aircraft manufacturer, Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC), has qualified two new products from Akzo­Nobel Aerospace Coatings. The Eclipse range of polyurethane topcoats, alo…


  • PPG to cut 2,500 jobs

    April 14, 2009
    PPG to cut 2,500 jobs in restructuring PPG said it will cut 2,500 jobs in a restructuring plan aimed at saving $140 million annually. The plan is expected to cost the company approximately $160 million in cash, it said. A further charge of up to $50…


  • BASF expands in Middle East

    April 14, 2009
    BASF expands in Middle East Through the Glaurit brand of auto refinishes, BASF has expanded its presence in the Middle East. The coatings firm recently opened two paint and body shops in the Sultanate of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. One of the two…


  • AkzoNobel, ChemPoint.com

    April 14, 2009
    AkzoNobel, ChemPoint.com join forces in North America AkzoNobel has chosen e-distributor ChemPoint.com as their North American supplier of its Interpon powder coatings products and services. These encompass stocking colors for industrial and archit…