• Thai Paint Maker Beger to Build Factory in Indonesia

    May 6, 2013
    Beger Company, a Thai maker and distributor of wood coatings and industrial paint products, plans to set up its first foreign plant in Indonesia in the next five years to tap demand there. Vice-president Worawat Chaiyosburana said the company is stu…

  • Arsenal Acquires Arnco

    May 6, 2013
    Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired Arnco, one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyurethane products.  Arnco is the first acquisition of Arsenal under the umbrella of Dash Multi-Corp., a platform portfolio company focusing on the spe…

  • BASF Receives European Water Stewardship Certificate

    May 6, 2013
    BASF is the first chemical company to achieve gold-level certification according to the European Water Stewardship (EWS) standard for its production site in Tarragona, Spain. In order to attain this certificate, auditors of third party certification…

  • Solvay To Build a Specialty Surfactant Plant in Germany

    May 6, 2013
    Solvay will build a specialty surfactant plant at an industrial park in Genthin, Germany, close to Berlin. The unit will develop and produce surfactant solutions for Solvay’s home and personal care and industrial customers serving Central and E…

  • Brandt appointed new CEO of CPS Color

    May 6, 2013
    Kaj Brandt has been appointed the new CEO of CPS Color. He takes over from Henrik Lif and will start his new position on June 1st, 2013. Kaj Brandt has extensive experience in the paint and coatings industry. Most recently he served as general manag…

  • Thai Paint Maker Beger To Build Factory in Indonesia

    May 6, 2013
    Beger Company, a Thai maker and distributor of wood coatings and industrial paint products, plans to set up its first foreign plant in Indonesia in the next five years to tap demand there. Vice-president Worawat Chaiyosburana said the company is stu…

  • PPG Expands Paint It Application to NEXA AUTOCOLOR Brand

    PPG Expands Paint It Application to NEXA AUTOCOLOR Brand

    May 3, 2013
    PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced Paint It for the NEXA AUTOCOLOR brand. Paint It is the fast, reliable tool that collision centers can use to identify the right color for vehicle repair, according to the company. The Paint It application has be…

  • PPG Expands Paint It Applcation to NEXA AUTOCOLOR Brand

    May 3, 2013
    PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced Paint It for the NEXA AUTOCOLOR brand. Paint It is the fast, reliable tool that collision centers can use to identify the right color for vehicle repair, according to the company. The Paint It application has be…

  • Solvay To Build Specialty Surfactant Plant in Germany

    May 3, 2013
    Solvay will build a specialty surfactant plant at an industrial park in Genthin, Germany, close to Berlin. The unit will develop and produce surfactant solutions for Solvay’s home and personal care and industrial customers serving Central and E…

  • Clariant Posts Growth in the First Quarter

    May 2, 2013
    Clariant reported first quarter sales 2013 from continuing operations of CHF 1.526 billion compared to CHF 1.513 billion in the previous-year period, an increase of 2% in local currencies and 1% in Swiss francs. Organic growth of 2% was primarily the…

  • Clariant Posts Growth in the First Quarter

    May 2, 2013
    Clariant reported first quarter sales 2013 from continuing operations of CHF 1.526 billion compared to CHF 1.513 billion in the previous-year period, an increase of 2% in local currencies and 1% in Swiss francs. Organic growth of 2% was primarily the…

  • ASTM Paint Committee Developing Standard for Evaluating Weathering Performance Characteristics of Architectural Coatings

    May 2, 2013
    A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer guidelines for selecting wood substrates for the evaluation of the weathering performance of architectural coatings, such as exterior paints, primers and deck finishes. The proposed standard, AST…

  • Solid First Quarter of 2013 for BASF

    May 2, 2013
    BASF increased its sales and income from operations (EBIT) before special items in the first quarter of 2013. At €19.7 billion, sales exceeded the level of the previous first quarter by 5%. Sales volumes grew particularly as a result of intensif…

  • Kelly-Moore Paints Launches The ColorStudio Collection

    May 2, 2013
     Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc. has launched The ColorStudio Collection, the industry’s newest innovative color system, featuring 1,721 brand new colors reflecting the latest trends in today’s homes. These colors are inspired by the…

  • ASTM Paint Committee Developing Standard for Evaluating Weathering Performance Characteristics of Architectural Coatings

    May 2, 2013
    A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer guidelines for selecting wood substrates for the evaluation of the weathering performance of architectural coatings, such as exterior paints, primers and deck finishes. The proposed standard, AST…