Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • 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…


  • Oakland University Launches new Nanotech Institute

    April 14, 2009
    Oakland University Launches new Nanotech Institute The new NanoTech Research & De­velopment Institute on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI, has been launched and is expected to become a state, national and world leader in nano…


  • IFDA Washington Chapter

    April 14, 2009
    IFDA Washington Chapter Honors Benjamin Moore Benjamin Moore Paints was honored by the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Washington Chapter, receiving the organization’s 2008 Capital Award. Presented at the IFDA’s N…


  • Asian Adhesives & Sealants

    April 14, 2009
    Asian Adhesives & Sealants According to the consulting firm Kus­umgar, Nerlfi & Growney, formulated adhesive and sealant consumption in Asia was 7.5 billion pounds in 2008 and worth $8.5 billion. Growth in the region was strong in the fir…


  • Penske Racing uses Envirobase High Performance coatings

    April 14, 2009
    Penske Racing uses Envirobase High Performance coatings PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the team’s racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings sys…


  • AkzoNobel wins paint contract for Dutch rebranding project

    April 14, 2009
    AkzoNobel wins paint contract for Dutch rebranding project AkzoNobel’s car refinishes business has been chosen to supply paint systems for the rebranding of Essent Network, the distribution arm of Dutch energy supplier Essent (now operating und…


  • BASF participates in Detroit's

    April 14, 2009
    BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions recently participated in the 2009 Autorama “Educational Days” reception, which is held to attract new talent to automotive aftermarket industries. During Autorama’s annual Educational Days, student…


  • A Profile of the Central American

    March 12, 2009
    A Profile of the Central American and Caribbean Paint Industry Information Research (IRL) has published a report dedicated to the Central American and Caribbean paint markets titled, “A Profile of the Central American and…


  • Coatings & Ink Additives Report

    March 12, 2009
    Coatings & Ink Additives Report According to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of th…


  • H.B. Fuller opens

    March 12, 2009
    H.B. Fuller opens Asia Pacific technology center H.B. Fuller Company has opened a new technical center in Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, China. The new lab, part of the company’s five-year strategic plan, is the company’s first region…