Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • Glasurit receives worldwide approval from Volvo

    February 11, 2009
    Glasurit receives worldwide approval from Volvo Automaker Volvo has now approved Glasurit 90 Line paints for its authorized dealers and bodyshops throughout the world. Glasurit is a BASF Coatings’ paint brand. The engineers at Volvo tested the…


  • Industrial Nanotech

    February 11, 2009
    Industrial Nanotech expands to Germany Industrial Nanotech is continuing its expansion of manufacturing locations for their Nansulate coatings and will begin producing the products in Germany in the first quarter of 2009. This brings the total numbe…


  • Christian Decker named Tess Award

    February 11, 2009
    Christian Decker, director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, France has been named the Roy W. Tess Award winner in coatings for 2009 presented by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polyme…


  • Tikkurila to acquire

    January 12, 2009
    Tikkurila to acquire a sales company in Slovakia Tikkurila will strengthen its position in Eastern Europe by acquiring the sales company Finncolor Slovakia s.r.o. operating in Martin, Slovakia. Tikkurila will purchase 100% of the company’s sha…


  • Sherwin-Williams completes the acquisition of Euronavy

    January 12, 2009
    Sherwin-Williams completes the acquisition of Euronavy The Sherwin-Williams Company has closed a definitive agreement to acquire Euronavy-Tintas Maritimas e Ind­ustriais S.A. of Portugal. Head­quartered in Lisbon, Portugal, Euronavy is involv…


  • International Paint

    January 12, 2009
    International Paint partners with Devoe Coatings International Paint and its subsidiary, Ceilcote USA, Inc., part of the AkzoNobel family of companies, have partnered with Devoe Coatings of Canada, to deliver coating products to customers throughout…


  • Research and Markets

    January 12, 2009
    Research and Markets has published “Market Assessment on Nanocoatings” Research and Markets’ new report, “Market Assessment on Nanocoatings,” provides an assessment of industrial applications for nanoscale coatings. Nan…


  • Alcro-Beckers acquires Flagship Store for its

    January 12, 2009
    Alcro-Beckers acquires Flagship Store for its Alcro brand in Stockholm Following its strategy of maintaining its position in the Swedish market, Alcro-Beckers AB, part of the Finnish Tikkurila that is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatin…


  • PPG Increases Role with

    January 12, 2009
    PPG Increases Role with Wind Turbine Industry OEMs PPG Commercial Coatings has dramatically increased its involvement in the global wind turbine industry. With the growing international demand for alternative energy forms, PPG is assisting OEMs with…


  • Industrial Nanotech Receives First Major Order from China

    January 12, 2009
    Industrial Nanotech Receives First Major Order from China Industrial Nanotech, Inc. has received an order for 12,000 gallons of its patented Nansulate nanotechology-based coatings from Golden Horse Real Estate Co., Ltd. in China, marking the company&…


  • Conformal Coatings

    January 12, 2009
    Conformal Coatings for Electronics will be Worth $9.1 Billion in 2013 According to a new technical market research report—Conformal Coatings in the Global Electronics Industry—from BCC Research, the global market for conformal coating t…


  • Exousia Receives Initial Supply Order from Bohai Ship Building

    January 12, 2009
    Exousia Receives Initial Supply Order from Bohai Ship Building Exousia Advanced Materials, Inc., through its China subsidiary, Tianjin Advanced Materials Inc., has received an initial order from Bohai Ship Building and Repair to supply its PowerShiel…


  • Henkel closes four

    January 12, 2009
    Henkel closes four adhesives plants in Europe Henkel is streamlining its expanded adhesives production and is to close four adhesives plants in Europe, following a major purchase. The integration of National Starch into the Düsseldorf-based gro…


  • AkzoNobel acquires minority shareholding in coil coatings JV

    January 12, 2009
    AkzoNobel acquires minority shareholding in coil coatings JV AkzoNobel has acquired Nippon Paint’s 25% minority shareholding in their joint venture company in Europe, Akzo Nobel Nippon Paint Holding B.V. The former 75/25 joint venture, which wa…


  • U.S. metal powder demand

    January 12, 2009
    U.S. metal powder demand to reach $3.5 billion in 2012 According to a new study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, OH-based industry market research firm, demand for metal powders is expected to remain steady in value terms at about $3.5 billion i…