Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • Harald Pflanzl New Head of BASF Coatings Automotive Refinish Europe Business Unit

    February 8, 2010
    On January 1, 2010, Harald Pflanzl became the head of BASF Coatings’ Automotive Refinish Europe business unit. Pflanzl succeeds Christoph Hansen, who now heads the Dis­persions for Adhesives and Con­structions Europe unit in Ludwig­…


  • DuPont Performance Services Officially Launched at NACE

    February 8, 2010
    DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) officially launched DuPont Per­formance Services (DPS) at NACE 2009, celebrating its debut with a day of learning and demonstrations at 911 Collision Center in Hen­derson, NV, with close to 500 people in atte…


  • SSPC's 2009 Outstanding Publication Award

    February 8, 2010
    International Paint’s technical leadership and business development manager, Vijay Datta, and director of engineering and technical services, Dr. Mike O’Donoghue, have been named winners of the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2009…


  • Natural History Museum Specifies Interpon

    February 8, 2010
    The Natural History Museum has unveiled it’s new £78 million Darwin Centre in London. Designed to provide a home for 20 million plant and insect specimens, it also allows visitors to interact with the collections and scientists at work. T…


  • Kingspan-Benchmark & ALCOA Architectural Products join PPG certified metal panel program

    February 8, 2010
    PPG recently announced that Kingspan-Benchmark and ALCOA Architectural Products have joined the new PPG Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). Administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group, PPG/CMPP is a certification program that give…


  • Greenkote Coating Process Chosen by Daimler

    February 8, 2010
    Greenkote Plc, a global coating technology company, will provide corrosion protection for selected Daimler automotive parts beginning the first half of 2010. Initial orders include components for passenger safety related applications. Additionally, t…


  • World's Largest Mercedes facility chooses Glasurit

    February 8, 2010
    BASF Coatings’ Glasurit paint brand was chosed as the supplier for the world’s largest Mercedes Benz facility, Emirates Motor Company (EMC), flagship company of Al Fahim Group, in Abu Dhabi. EMC’s headquarters, located in the Musaff…


  • AkzoNobel Positioned for Progress says CEO in Annual Address

    February 8, 2010
    AkzoNobel CEO Hans Wijers says the company’s ability to adapt to the new world reality has put it in a strong position to reinforce its status as a global industry leader. During his traditional New Year’s speech to employees, Wijers admi…


  • NPCA/FSCT adopts new name

    January 11, 2010
    On Jan. 1, 2010, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) officially changed its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA). The change marks the culmination of the merger between the NPCA and the Federation of Societies for Coati…


  • Sherwin-Williams Sets Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals

    January 11, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams has pledged to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by four percent from 2007 to 2012. The world’s third largest paint company has committed to this reduction goal as a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protecti…


  • 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…