Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • NPCA, FSCT Annual

    September 12, 2008
    NPCA, FSCT Annual Meetings to be Joined The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Fed­eration of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) will hold their annual meetings concurrently, and offer a new CoatingsTech Conference A…


  • Brush Wellman Licenses Coating Technology

    September 12, 2008
    Brush Wellman Licenses Coating Technology Brush Wellman Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Mafco Inc. of Largo, FL, to acquire corrosion protection coating technology as applied to beryllium materials. The technology will be utilized o…


  • IRL's PROFILE OF THE FRENCH PAINT INDUSTRY

    September 12, 2008
    IRL’s PROFILE OF THE FRENCH PAINT INDUSTRY Information Research (IRL) has publication its report on the French paint and coatings sector titled, “A Profile of the French Paint Industry, 2nd Edition.” France is Western Europe’…


  • BASF joins creative forces with Chip

    August 11, 2008
    BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions has signed a multi-year agreement with Chip Foose, well-known automotive and product designer, to promote its waterborne automotive refinishes and to develop a new line of automotive refinish colors under the Foose…


  • Pontoski Resign

    August 11, 2008
    Pontoski Resigns Joe Pontoski has resigned as FSCT executive director effective July 8, 2008. Following Pontoski’s resignation, Pat Ziegler will be appointed FSCT staff director, responsible for managing the day to day administrative functions…


  • Industrial Nanotech Continues to Expand

    August 11, 2008
    Industrial Nanotech Continues to Expand A fourth NASCAR race team has purchased Industrial Nanotech’s nanotechnology-based coating, NanoBoost, for use on racecars to control heat transfer and improve performance. NanoBoost is one of the produc…


  • Spartan Chassis Honors PPG With 2008 SPARC Award

    August 11, 2008
    Spartan Chassis Honors PPG With 2008 SPARC Award Spartan Chassis, Inc., a Charlotte, MI-based manufacturer of custom chassis and vehicles for the national emergency-rescue, recreational and specialty vehicle markets, recently honored PPG Industries&…


  • Kemira to Concentrate On Water And Fiber Businesses

    August 11, 2008
    Kemira to Concentrate On Water And Fiber Businesses Kemira’s board of directors has made a strategic decision to concentrate on water and fiber related businesses in the future. Kemira will initiate a spin-off process to turn Tikkurila, its co…


  • ShawCor Signs New Pipe Coating Contracts

    August 11, 2008
    ShawCor Signs New Pipe Coating Contracts ShawCor’s subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection, has received a $50 million contract to provide coatings for the Enbridge Alberta Clipper project—a crude oil pipeline that will extend from Hardisty, Al…


  • EPA Publishes Reactivity Rule for Aerosol Coatings

    August 11, 2008
    EPA Publishes Reactivity Rule for Aerosol Coatings The EPA’s new final rule for National Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings pares down the Table of Reactivity Factors from over 800 compounds to approximatel…


  • New HP Process from Sherwin-Williams

    August 11, 2008
    New HP Process from Sherwin-Williams A new HP Process with Air-Bake technology from Sherwin-Williams Auto­motive Finishes is a patent-pending automotive paint process designed to remove the need for baking to achieve a fast cure time. HP Process…


  • Nerites Technology Wins Scientific Accolades

    August 11, 2008
    Nerites Technology Wins Scientific Accolades Anti-fouling medical device coatings developed by Nerites Corporation, Madison, WI, have received several recent awards recognizing innovation in medical technology. Collaborators at the University of Wes…


  • Industrialex Acquires Parts of Compass Industrial Coatings

    August 11, 2008
    Industrialex Acquires Parts of Compass Industrial Coatings Industrial coating company Industrialex Manufacturing Corp., Arvada, CO, has acquired the customers and the management of Compass Industrial Coatings, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO. Established…


  • Specialty Coating Systems acquired by Berwind Corp.

    August 11, 2008
    Specialty Coating Systems acquired by Berwind Corp. Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) of Indianapolis, IN has been acquired by private investment management company Berwind Corporation based in Philadelphia, PA. Berwind purchased SCS from Bunker Hill C…


  • California Paints Launches New Online Color Center

    August 11, 2008
    California Paints Launches New Online Color Center California Paints has launched its Online Color Center, a set of media-rich online color tools that enable customers and design professionals to interactively create unique and personalized paint co…