Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Valspar Introduces Elite Applicator Program

    May 1, 2010
    The Valspar extrusion coatings group announced the release of a new applicator program designed to assist architects and building owners source quality aluminum extrusions and wall panels post-painted with Valspar coatings. The program is open to app…


  • Demand for Architectural Paint to Reach 22.8 Million Tons

    May 1, 2010
    World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion, according to “World Architectural Paint,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Clevela…


  • CHINACOAT2010 Date Change

    May 1, 2010
    Originally scheduled Dec. 1-3, CHINACOAT2010 will now be held Sept. 27-29 in Guangzhou, China at the Guangzhou Int’l Convention & Exhibition Center (GICEC). According to show organizer Sinostar Int’l Ltd., the organization was instruc…


  • PPG Wins PACE Award for Super High Throw Electrocoat

    May 1, 2010
    PPG was named a 2010 Automotive News PACE Award winner at the PACE Award Ceremony. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance. PPG was recognized for its Super Hig…


  • BASF to Set up Technical Center for Eco-Friendly Car Coatings in Korea

    April 6, 2010
    BASF has established a technical center for developing eco-friendly coatings technologies for the automotive industry in Korea. BASF and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of the Republic of Korea (GGPG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to…


  • Sherwin-Williams to Be Distributor of Spraylat Shielding Coatings in NA

    April 6, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed el…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…