Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • PPG awarded Military

    March 12, 2009
    PPG awarded Military Sealift Command contract PPG’s protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been awarded the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fleet Paint and Related Services contract. During this multi-year contract,…


  • Kansai Nerolac to

    March 12, 2009
    Kansai Nerolac to open new facility Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited, India’s second largest paint manufacturer, is setting up its second manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu at Hosur. The company has a similar facility in Perungudi at Chennai. H…


  • RPM acquires interest

    March 12, 2009
    RPM acquires interest in Chinese licensee Carboline Company, a subsidiary of RPM, has acquired a 49% interest in its Chinese licensee, Carboline Dalian Paint Production Co., Ltd. (Carboline Dalian). The remaining 51% of the joint venture will be own…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Goodrich selects U.S. Air Force for F-35 landing gear coatings

    February 11, 2009
    Goodrich selects U.S. Air Force for F-35 landing gear coatings Goodrich Corporation has selected the U.S. Air Force’s Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC) at Hill Air Force Base, UT, to provide specialty coatings on landing gear for the F-35 Lig…


  • AkzoNobel to divest

    February 11, 2009
    AkzoNobel to divest non-stick coatings activities AkzoNobel has agreed to divest its non-stick coatings business to privately-owned, U.S.-based company Whitford Worldwide. The deal involves Akzo­Nobel’s global cookware and bakeware activit…


  • Sherwin-Williams

    February 11, 2009
    Sherwin-Williams teams up with kb Home KB Home, one of America’s largest homebuilders, has teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to use an exclusive line of co-branded, low-VOC interior paints in all new homes that begin construction after January…


  • PPG awards Hot Wheels Spectraflame Paint Your Ride Contest trophy

    January 12, 2009
    PPG’s automotive refinish business recently awarded the 2008 PPG Hot Wheels Spectraflame Paint Your Ride Contest trophy Nov. 5, at its exhibit booth for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. Larry Wood, Mattel, Inc., Hot Wheels chief designer, pre…


  • Market for Environmental Protection in China Worth $34.4 Billion in 2013

    January 12, 2009
    According to a new technical market research report, “The Environmental Protection Market in China,” from BCC Research, the global market for environmental protection products and equipment in China is expected to be worth $13.4 billion i…


  • Germanischer Lloyd

    January 12, 2009
    Germanischer Lloyd awards Relius Germanischer Lloyd, a classification society for the maritime sector, has tested and certified Relius’ coating systems for offshore wind turbines. As a producer of industrial coatings and construction paints, w…