• General Motors continues plant changeover to BASF’s environmentally friendly CathoGuard 800

    June 21, 2012
    The automotive coatings group of BASF announced that General Motors has transitioned to BASF’s CathoGuard 800 cathodic e-coat at several of its automotive plants throughout the world including Russia, China, Brazil, and North America. CathoGua…

  • Dürr to build an automotive top coat line for Smart France SAS

    June 21, 2012
    Along with numerous projects in the emerging markets, Dürr has recently received an order for the construction of an automotive paint shop in France. In the first quarter of 2012, Smart France SAS ordered a top coat line for their plant in Hamba…

  • RPM acquires Brazilian building materials business

    June 19, 2012
    RPM International Inc. has acquired Viapol Ltda., a Brazilian manufacturer and marketer of building materials and construction products. Based in Cacapava, Brazil, near Sao Paulo, Viapol has annual sales of approximately $85 million. Viapol, which w…

  • BASF opens new technical support lab in India

    BASF opens new technical support lab in India

    June 19, 2012
    Taking another stride towards developing India as an international competence center, BASF Coatings (India) Private Limited, which merged with BASF India Limited as of January 14, 2011, has set up a new coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, In…

  • RPM acquires Brazilian building materials business

    June 19, 2012
    RPM International Inc. has acquired Viapol Ltda., a Brazilian manufacturer and marketer of building materials and construction products. Based in Cacapava, Brazil, near Sao Paulo, Viapol has annual sales of approximately $85 million. Viapol, which w…

  • BASF opens new technical support lab in India

    June 19, 2012
    Taking another stride towards developing India as an international competence center, BASF Coatings (India) Private Limited, which merged with BASF India Limited as of January 14, 2011, has set up a new coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, In…

  • Superior Materials Inc. expands its sales force

    June 18, 2012
    Superior Materials, Inc., Garden City, NY, is a specialty chemical distributor/agent celebrating its 66th year representing leading manufacturers and recently added two new employees to its sales and marketing team. Sheila McCarthy has joined Superio…

  • Superior Materials Inc. expands sales force and product portfolio

    June 18, 2012
    Established in 1946 and with headquarters in Garden City, NY, Superior Materials, Inc., is a specialty chemical distributor/agent celebrating its 66th year representing leading manufacturers. The company recently added two new employees to its sales…

  • Superior Materials Inc. appointed EMD and Heubach distributor

    June 18, 2012
    Regional chemical distributor Superior Materials Inc, has added EMD Chemicals and Heubach Pigments to its product portfolio. Established in 1946 and with headquarters in Garden City, NY, Superior Materials is now responsible for the sale of EMD&rsquo…

  • ICA incorporates Salchi Wood Coatings

    June 15, 2012
    ICA, one of the leading industrial groups in Europe specializing in the manufacture and marketing of special coatings for wood, is reinforcing its competitiveness on the global market through the establishment of the new Italian coatings division, by…

  • Benjamin Moore CEO Abrams fired; replaced by Bob Merritt as of June 6

    June 15, 2012
    Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has fired Benjamin Moore's CEO Dennis Abrams. A published report in the New York Post said that the former CEO used company money to treat top executives on a Bermuda getaway. A spokeswom…

  • ICA incorporates Salchi Wood Coatings

    June 15, 2012
    ICA, one of the leading industrial groups in Europe specializing in the manufacture and marketing of special coatings for wood, is reinforcing its competitiveness on the global market through the establishment of the new Italian coatings division, by…

  • AkzoNobel completes demerger of Pakistan activities

    June 14, 2012
    AkzoNobel completed the restructuring of its activities in Pakistan by establishing AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited as a separate legal entity from ICI Pakistan. As previously announced, the split means that the company has started the formal sale process…

  • Romanian manufacturer of building materials sets up new paint line

    June 14, 2012
    Duraziv, a Romanian manufacturer of building materials owned by local entrepreneur Daniel Guzu, has set up a new production line for decorative paints and coatings with a production capacity of 50,000 tons per year in Popesti Leordeni. Total investme…

  • AkzoNobel completes demerger of Pakistan activities

    June 14, 2012
    AkzoNobel completed the restructuring of its activities in Pakistan by establishing AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited as a separate legal entity from ICI Pakistan. As previously announced, the split means that the company has started the formal sale process…

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