Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • 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…


  • PPG Introduces BPA-free Packaging Coatings to Chinese Aerosol Industry

    January 11, 2010
    PPG has launched the Monobloc Dev­elopment Project, aiming to upgrade its internal and external coating solutions for aerosol cans to the Chinese market. The development of BPA-free powder internal coatings will help to make low-thickness applica…


  • Industrial Nanotech Receives Shipping Container Order from New Distributor in India

    January 11, 2010
    Industrial Nanotech, Inc., has received an initial inventory order from Angstrom Technology Private Limited, the company’s exclusive distributor for India, for one sea container (1,440 gallons) of mixed Nansulate thermal insulation and asset pr…


  • ShawCor To Provide Pipe Coating Services For The PNG LNG Project

    January 11, 2010
    Bredero Shaw, the pipe coating division of Shawcor, has received contracts worth approximately $170 million from Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the PNG LNG Project operated by Esso Highlands L…


  • Jotun Secures Major Project in Indonesia

    January 11, 2010
    Jotun recently won a major power plant coatings project in Indonesia. The 10,000 megawatt project will be completed during 2009-2014 for which Jotun will supply more than five billion liters of paint, to protect ten electric power facilities. Jotun I…


  • Toyota Approves PPG Clearcoats for Lexus Repairs

    January 11, 2010
    Toyota has endorsed the worldwide use of clearcoats from the Global Refinish System, Deltron GRS and Nexa Autocolor coatings product lines from PPG’s automotive refinish business for repair of Lexus LS vehicles. The approved products are Global…


  • Jotun Inaugurates New Paint Factory

    January 11, 2010
    Jotun Saudia inaugurated a new state of the art paint factory in Yanbu. The company invested SAR100 million (roughly US$27 million) in the factory that will exclusively produce waterborne paints. With the inauguration of the new factory Jotun’s…


  • BASF Coatings Expands Commercial Vehicle Coatings

    January 11, 2010
    The commercial transport solutions (CTS) division of BASF Coatings has expanded by forming new partnerships with customers in Turkey and Belgium. In Turkey, BASF Coatings has teamed up with BMC, a bus and truck manufacturer, and Otokar, a bus and tra…


  • AkzoNobel Science Award launched in China

    January 11, 2010
    AkzoNobel has reinforced its commitment to encouraging sustainable growth through technical innovation by launching its acclaimed Science Award in China. Established in partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society, the honor—to be known as the…