Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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&…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Dr. James W. Rawlins receives the debut American Coatings Award

    July 16, 2008
    Dr. James W. Rawlins receives the debut American Coatings Award During the plenary session of the American Coatings Conference, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Vincentz Network presented Dr. James W. Rawlins with the first…


  • Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea

    July 16, 2008
    Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea Jotun has expanded its operations in Korea due to the growing market there with a new factory. The old paint factory in Yangsan is already producing twice as much as it is meant to be, and cannot bear the…


  • ShawCor to provide coating services to Gazprom in Russia

    July 16, 2008
    ShawCor to provide coating services to Gazprom in Russia ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value in excess of $20 million to provide three layer anticorrosion and concrete weight coating for…


  • Automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants industry report

    July 16, 2008
    Automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants industry report U.S. demand for automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants is expected to increase 2.6% annually to $5.3 billion in 2012, with volume reaching 1.6 billion pounds, according to “Automo…


  • LaFontaine Automotive Group selects PPG

    July 16, 2008
    LaFontaine Automotive Group selects PPG The LaFontaine Automotive Group, Highland, MI, has converted from using a solvent-based system for vehicle paint repairs to using Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat by PPG Industries’ automot…