• Sherwin-Williams to acquire Comex

    November 13, 2012
    The Sherwin-Williams Company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., a leader in the paint and coatings market in Mexico with headquarters in Mexico City.  Sherwin-Williams will pay approximately…

  • BASF to build emulsion polymers plant in Texas

    November 13, 2012
    BASF recently announced plans to build a new production plant for emulsion polymers at its integrated “Verbund” site in Freeport, Texas. The new plant will allow BASF to better serve the coatings, construction, adhesives, and paper indust…

  • BASF to Build Emulsion Polymers Plant in Texas

    November 13, 2012
    BASF recently announced plans to build a new production plant for emulsion polymers at its integrated “Verbund” site in Freeport, Texas. The new plant will allow BASF to better serve the coatings, construction, adhesives, and paper indust…

  • Dean Webster to deliver 2013 Mattiello Lecture at ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference

    Dean Webster to deliver 2013 Mattiello Lecture at ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference

    November 13, 2012
    The American Coatings Association (ACA) has announced that Dr. Dean Webster, chair of the Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department at North Dakota State University (NDSU), will deliver the Mattiello Memorial Lecture at its CoatingsTech Conference,…

  • NOF Metal Coatings inaugurates global training center

    November 13, 2012
    NOF Metal Coatings Europe inaugurated its first global training center dedicated to zinc flake anticorrosion technology. The new center is located at the R&D and training European headquarters, in Creil, Oise, France. According to the company,…

  • ILAG inaugurates new building in Wangen, Switzerland

    November 13, 2012
    Industrielack AG (ILAG) inaugurated their new building in Wangen Switzerland. ILAG is part of the Looser Holding AG. The theme of the opening ceremony was “Getting Bigger – Staying Flexible.” ILAG, a leading provider for non-stick c…

  • GNS Science and Resene Paints to develop cool-roof paint using nanoparticles

    November 13, 2012
    GNS Science and Resene Paints have teamed up to develop a high-tech roof paint containing nanoparticles that will be more effective than existing coating products at reflecting summer heat and keeping buildings cooler in summer. The joint project wi…

  • Frost and Sullivan reports on the decorative coatings market in Kenya and Tanzania

    November 12, 2012
    The mushrooming of housing complexes, office buildings and shopping malls in Kenya and Tanzania has escalated the need for decorative paint and coatings in these countries, according to new study from Frost and Sullivan. The new study, "Supply…

  • KeyBanc Capital Market names head of chemicals practice

    November 12, 2012
    KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. recently announced the appointment of Mario Toukan as head of the chemicals practice.   Prior to assuming this role, Toukan spent 13 years as an M&A focused banker and served as KeyBanc Capital Markets’ adv…

  • KeyBanc Capital Market names head of chemicals practice

    November 12, 2012
    KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. recently announced the appointment of Mario Toukan as head of the chemicals practice.   Prior to assuming this role, Toukan spent 13 years as an M&A focused banker and served as KeyBanc Capital Markets’ adv…

  • PPG brings innovation to the classroom

    PPG brings innovation to the classroom

    November 12, 2012
    As part of an ongoing community outreach program, PPG Automotive Refinish business development manager Steve Topczewski and elite painters Jeremy Seanor and Jason Lutton recently went to Hudson Middle School, Hudson, Ohio and spent the day providing…

  • Zero VOC colorants now available in all Dunn-Edwards stores

    November 9, 2012
     Dunn-Edwards has announced the availability of zero VOC colorants for tinting. Zero VOC colorants are available in all of Dunn-Edwards’ 110 stores located in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.    “While hig…

  • BYK receives Altana Innovation Award 2012

    November 9, 2012
    A BYK innovation team has won the 2012 Altana Innovation Award. The prize was awarded for high performance CRP wetting and dispersing additives for sophisticated coatings applications. The prize awards technically outstanding innovations that are alr…

  • BYK receives Altana Innovation Award 2012

    November 9, 2012
    A BYK innovation team has won the 2012 Altana Innovation Award. The prize was awarded for high performance CRP wetting and dispersing additives for sophisticated coatings applications. The prize awards technically outstanding innovations that are alr…

  • Zero VOC colorants now available in all Dunn-Edwards stores

    November 9, 2012
     Dunn-Edwards has announced the availability of zero VOC colorants for tinting. Zero VOC colorants are available in all of Dunn-Edwards’ 110 stores located in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.    “While hig…

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