Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

  • Axalta Launches New Brand Identity

    June 11, 2013
    Automotive paint and coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has rolled out a new corporate brand identity. Axalta, formerly known as DuPont Performance Coatings, said its new logo highlights the company name as well as its focus on performance. Th…


  • AkzoNobel and Solvay Form Partnership

    June 10, 2013
    AkzoNobel and Solvay have signed a three-year agreement whereby AkzoNobel will increase the use of renewable raw materials in its paints and coatings, building on an existing partnership between the two companies. Under the terms of the deal, AkzoNo…


  • PPG Donates $10,000 for Palmdale Aerospace Academy

    June 5, 2013
    The PPG Industries Foundation donated $10,000 to the Palmdale School District in California for the new Palmdale Aerospace Academy charter school. The grant was made on behalf of PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) aerospace business, which operates a…


  • Valspar to Acquire Inver Group

    June 5, 2013
    The Valspar Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Inver Holding S.r.l., a leading industrial coatings manufacturer in Europe. The transaction is expected to close in the fiscal fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approval a…


  • Benjamin Moore Remains Highest in Customer Satisfaction According to J.D. Power and Associates

    June 5, 2013
    Benjamin Moore has been ranked highest in interior paint customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for the third consecutive year. According to the 2013 Interior Paint Satisfaction Study, Benjamin Moore maintained its leading position over 1…


  • Bankruptcy Court Confirms Pittsburgh Corning Reorganization Plan

    June 4, 2013
    PPG Industries has announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a revised opinion and final order confirming the current Pittsburgh Corning plan of reorganization. The court previously issued an op…


  • Axalta Coating Systems to Build New Waterborne Paint Production Facility in China

    May 31, 2013
     Axalta Coating Systems (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) will invest more than $50 million to construct a new facility to manufacture and supply up to 25,000 metric tons of paint to automobile manufacturers that are expanding into south an…


  • PPG Begins Producing Protective and Marine Coatings at Poland Facility

    May 30, 2013
    PPG Industries has started manufacturing protective and marine coatings (PMC) at the company’s facility in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland. The facility, which previously produced architectural coatings and was part of PPG’s January 20…


  • BASF to Launch Global Learning Campus

    May 30, 2013
    BASF will establish a global Learning Campus to offer a variety of best-in-class learning opportunities to its employees. The Learning Campus will focus on life-long learning and create further opportunities for personal and professional development,…


  • Dutch-based AkzoNobel Management to be Brought Together in New AkzoNobel Center in 2015

    May 29, 2013
    AkzoNobel intends to concentrate its Dutch-based management personnel in a new office building in the Zuidas business district of Amsterdam from the end of 2015. The move will bring the majority of corporate and business management and their support…


  • RPM Provides Update on Bondex Asbestos Proceeding

    May 23, 2013
      RPM International Inc. has reported that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has issued an opinion estimating the current and future asbestos claims associated with Bondex International, Inc. and Specialty Products Holding C…


  • BASF Supplies Basecoats and Clearcoats Ford Otosan in Turkey

    May 22, 2013
    BASF has acquired new business with Ford Otosan and has supplied basecoats and clearcoats for the company’s plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, since the beginning of this year. Ford Otosan, the leader of Turkish automotive industry, is positioned as the…


  • Delta Trailers Chooses PPG Commercial Coatings

    May 22, 2013
    Delta Manufacturing, Inc., a Newport, Arkansas.-based maker of steel trailers, has selected PPG Industries'  commercial coatings group as its paint supplier. Delta has manufactured horse, livestock, equipment and cargo trailers since 1971.…


  • PPG Introduces New Color Support System

    May 21, 2013
    PPG Automotive Refinish has launched a new, enhanced IT field support program for its collision center customers. The announcement was made by Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. Known as the PPG Color Support program, it is part of PPG Color Sol…


  • BehrPro Launches 2013 Nationwide Mobile Experience Tour

    May 16, 2013
    BehrPro, the Professional Products and Services Group of Behr Process Corporation, a supplier of architectural paint and exterior wood care products, announced the start of the BehrPro Experience Tour, its third annual mobile tour across the U.S. The…