Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • ASTM Proposes New Metal Corrosion Standard to Test Potential Coatings for Sewer Environments

    August 16, 2013
    The headspace in domestic wastewater collection and treatment systems is a severe environment that can impact even high performance protective coatings. A proposed new ASTM International standard covers an apparatus and set of procedures that are use…


  • BASF Releases Automotive Color Trend Report

    August 16, 2013
    BASF has unveiled its annual automotive color trend report, which looks 2-3 years out, based on research efforts by its team of global color design experts. The theme of the forecast, "Making Headway" indicates a movement towards more color…


  • Randolph Products Receives New QPD Listing

    August 15, 2013
    Randolph Products Company has received a new QPD listing for its MIL-PRF-22750G Type 3 DTM epoxy to add to their list of Qualified Products. This new Qualified Products listed spec joins Randolph’s other 2013 QPD approved product MIL-PRF-24667…


  • New Disney Paint Line by Glidden Available at Walmart

    August 15, 2013
    Disney Paint’s distinctive collection of colors is grouped into palettes designed to give children options at every stage of style. $13.47 per quart/$27.97 per gallon at Walmart Colors to Begin With Use these soft, soothing shades to make a re…


  • CeralUSA Achieves AS9100C Compliance

    August 14, 2013
    CeralUSA LLC, manufacturer of environmentally friendly coatings for the aerospace, power generation and oil and gas industries, recently announced that its Quality Management System was audited and found to be in full compliance with the widely adopt…


  • Foreign Paint Firms Cornering Vietnam Manufacturers

    August 14, 2013
    Foreign-invested paint companies in Vietnam are putting pressure on local manufacturers. The Vietnam Paint and Ink Association said the country has an annual total output of 250 million litres of paint, including 180 million litres of decorative pa…


  • Randolph Products Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

    August 14, 2013
    Randolph Products Company recently received ISO 9001:2008 Certification. The ISO certification is part of Randolph’s commitment to streamlining manufacturing processes with a strong focus on its quality management system, according to the comp…


  • Axalta Expands Coatings Technology Center

    August 14, 2013
    Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has invested $5 million in a new pilot reactor that has begun operations to support coatings polymer research and scale-up activities at its Coatings Technology Center (…


  • PPG celebrates 50 years of Electrocoat Technology

    August 14, 2013
    PPG Industries recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its electrocoat systems at its China headquarters in Shanghai. PPG was the first company to introduce electrocoating technology commercially in an automotive OEM (original equipment manufact…


  • PPG donates $5,000 to OSU Women in Engineering Program for WiE CHEER camp

    August 13, 2013
    The PPG Industries Foundation donated $5,000 to the [Women in Engineering (WiE) Program at The Ohio State University to support the WiE CHEER (CHEmical Engineering Rocks!) summer day camp for girls about to enter ninth grade. For a third consecutive…


  • Altana Acquires Specialty Coatings Business from Henkel

    August 13, 2013
    The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel. The products are sold under the brand names MiraFoil and Miracure and are mainly supplied to the packaging industry in North America. The business generated…


  • BASF Predicts Greens Gaining Ground for Auto

    August 13, 2013
     Progress and purposefulness are characterizing the automotive world’s color mood. The colors in this year’s BASF trend collection entitled “Making Headway” are predicting this positive outlook ahead. “With new tech…


  • BASF Opens R-M Refinish Competence Center

    August 13, 2013
    R-M, BASF’s premium automotive refinish brand, opened a new International Refinish Competence Center (RCC) in Clermont, France. It is now one of the most modern training facilities in Europe. With an investment of approximately €2.5 millio…


  • Devoe Paint Launches New Web Site

    August 13, 2013
    Devoe Paint has launched a new website with intuitive navigation, inspiring graphics, easy-to-access product information and useful contractor and dealer resources. Designed to support paint contractors and independent paint retailers, 1754paint.com…


  • Mercedes-Benz Invests in Advanced Coatings Facility in Vietnam Mercedes-Benz

    August 13, 2013
    Mercedes-Benz is increasing its investment in Vietnam by opening its first electro-dipping coating facility worldwide in Ho Chi Minh City. The advanced and eco-friendly facility has an investment of nearly $10 million. Mercedes is using Vietnam as a…