Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • BASF Coatings hosts 28 vocational school teachers at its international conference

    March 15, 2011
    Whether for repairing damage to the finish, refinishing scratches or fulfilling customers’ needs for tuning jobs, professional bodyshops are in demand around the globe. Unfortunately, however, uniform quality standards are not yet in place ever…


  • International Paint drives up prices

    March 15, 2011
    International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs. “During 2010 the cost of raw materials critical to the manufacture of both our marine and protective coatings product ranges inc…


  • Valspar buys Brazilian coatings maker

    March 15, 2011
    Valspar Corp. has bought a Brazilian manufacturer of powder coatings used in appliances, building products, transportation and other general industrial markets, the company announced Tuesday. Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes Ltda. serves customers in Brazil…


  • NAD recommends Sherwin-Williams modify no-VOC claims for Harmony Paints

    March 15, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that The Sherwin-Williams Company, maker of the Harmony line of paints, modify or discontinue advertising claims that the Harmony paint line is complete…


  • Valspar publishes industrial maintenance products catalog

    March 15, 2011
    Valspar’s new Industrial Maintenance Product catalog offers a complete line of premium Valspar industrial paints including enamels, fluorescents and specialty paints such as traffic, zone marking, tractor and implement paints. Also featured ar…


  • BMW recommends BASF Coatings automotive refinish products for dealers and bodyshops

    March 15, 2011
    BASF Coatings’ automotive refinish products were approved by BMW for 30 countries across the globe. This means that BMW recommends the paint manufacturer for its bodyshops and dealers. The two companies are linked by a long-established cooperat…


  • New Zealand firms collaborate to develop waterborne paints from sustainable raw materials

    March 15, 2011
    New Zealand firms collaborate to develop waterborne paints from sustainable raw materials Industrial Research Ltd. (IRL), the only Crown Research Institute mandated to support New Zealand industry, and paint manufacturer Resene have joined together o…


  • Solrac Coatings (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd., becomes IKEAʼs official supplier

    March 15, 2011
    IKEA, the Swedish international home products company and the world’s largest furniture retailer, recently added Solrac Coatings (Jiaxing) Co., Ltd. to its stable of liquid coatings suppliers, of which there are only ten worldwide. Based in the…


  • AkzoNobel becomes a full technology partner of McLaren Group

    March 15, 2011
    AkzoNobel has become a full technology partner to the McLaren Group after expanding and extending the current relationship with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The announcement of the deal coincided with the launch in Berlin of the new MP4-26 Formula 1 ca…


  • MingYang Wind Power Group names PPG “Best Supplier”

    March 15, 2011
    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Co., Ltd. (Mingyang Wind Power Group), named PPG Industries “Best Supplier” during its Annual Supplier Conference, recognizing the high quality of PPG’s coatings products, customer service and techni…


  • New Solutions for Color Coating Tablets

    March 15, 2011
    BASF and X-rite have launched an innovative solution for the color coating of tablets. The collaboration provides a smart color management offering for pharmaceutical formulators to measure and calibrate colors efficiently, and produce high quality f…


  • PPG PMC announces global price increases

    March 15, 2011
    PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business is raising prices globally, as permissible by contract. “As economies recover from the global recession, prices for basic commodities such as copper are increasing at alarming…


  • Henkel to raise prices for industrial adhesives

    March 15, 2011
    Against the background of rising raw material costs, and with immediate effect, Henkel is implementing a price increase for certain product groups of its industrial adhesives. Increase amounts will vary based on market segment and technology. On aver…


  • BASF and Medi-Solve Coatings collaborate

    March 14, 2011
    BASF Future Business GmbH and Medi-Solve Coatings LLC have formed a collaboration in the field of antimicrobial coatings for catheters and other minimally invasive medical devices. This collaboration combines Medi-Solve’s proprietary AquaCoat c…


  • RPM acquires synthetic fiber manufacturer

    March 14, 2011
    Through its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company, RPM International Inc. has acquired PSI Packaging, Inc. (PSI), a producer of micro- and macro-fibers for the ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete market. With headquarters and manufacturing located in…