Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Valspar opens auto color center in

    June 16, 2009
    Valspar has expanded its global automotive color operations by opening a color technology center in Shunde, China. Establishing a color technology center in this location enables Valspar to offer more service options to its automotive customers in As…


  • Ecology Coatings forms sheet coating development agreement

    June 16, 2009
    Ecology Coatings forms sheet coating development agreement Ecology Coatings, Inc. has signed an agreement with a customer for a production line using Ecology’s patented technology for UV cured coatings on five gallon metal containers made from…


  • DuPont realigns industrial coatings business in Americas

    June 16, 2009
    DuPont realigns industrial coatings business in Americas DuPont’s Industrial CoatingSolutions business in the Americas has been realigned to serve its customers better with a lean and responsive organization representing its total offering of l…


  • International Paint, Devoe High Performance Coatings launch integration project

    June 16, 2009
    International Paint, Devoe High Performance Coatings launch integration project AkzoNobel’s International Paint Protective Coatings and Devoe High Performance Coatings have launched a two-year integration effort designed to expand its position…