Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • 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…


  • Takeover of Paint Distributor

    August 12, 2013
    Iris Coatings, the sales and marketing specialist for refinishing distribution, and five UK distributors of automotive paint and bodyshop supplies have been acquired by Euro Car Parts’ owner LKQ Euro. This acquisition represents 26 locations n…


  • AkzoNobel to Divest Building Adhesives Business to Sika AG for €260 million

    August 12, 2013
    AkzoNobel today announced that it has received a binding offer for the purchase of its Building Adhesives business by Sika AG for €260 million. Building Adhesives generated annual revenues of €185 million in 2012. The transaction, which is…


  • Morales of PPG to Present at Jefferies 2013 Global Industrials Conference

    August 12, 2013
    PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) Vice President of Investor Relations Vince Morales will present at the Jefferies 2013 Global Industrials Conference in New York on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 9:30 a.m. ET. …


  • Bush Presidential Center features PPG Glass, Coatings, Paint

    August 12, 2013
    PPG Industries announced that the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, which is LEED Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, was constructed with Solarban 70XL Starphire glass, Coarflon ADS (Air-Dried System) coatings, Pure Pe…


  • Sherwin-Williams Supplying Protective Coatings For Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge Project

    August 12, 2013
    Sherwin-Williams was chosen by Atlantic Painting (Oak Lawn, IL) to supply high-performance protective coatings for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) I-90 Innerbelt Bridge project.  Coating work is now underway on the 1.8 milli…


  • Five of AIA's Top 10 'Green' Building Projects Utilize PPG's Coatings

    August 9, 2013
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) honored the top 10 "green" building projects for 2013 at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition, June 20-22 in Denver, and at least five of the projec…


  • Greens Gaining Ground

    August 9, 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 technologi…


  • Bush Presidential Center features PPG Glass, Coatings,Paint

    August 9, 2013
     PPG Industries  announced that the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, which is LEED Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, was constructed with SOLARBAN 70XL STARPHIRE glass, CORAFLON ADS (Air-Dried System) coati…


  • BASF Expands Automotive Coatings Production Capacity in Brazil

    August 8, 2013
    BASF is going to expand its production capacity for waterborne coatings in the Demarchi Coatings Site, located in São Paulo state, Brazil. The €2 million investment will increase its capacity of both waterborne primer and basecoats. The e…


  • PPG donates $5,000 to Milwaukee Public Schools

    August 8, 2013
    The PPG Industries Foundation donated $5,000 to Milwaukee Public Schools to support the biomedical sciences programs in six high schools. The grant was made on behalf of the PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) Oak Creek, Wis., industrial coatings plant and fa…