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Tim Wright
April 11, 2007
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has received approval from General Motors Europe (GM) on the Sikkens brand paint system. The approval extends to GM's collision repair centers as well as collision repair centers doing work on GM products as Chevrolet/Daewoo…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 9, 2007
The National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc. (NPCA), released a statement strongly opposing the decision by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to sue ten companies over the issue of lead poisoning. Instead of pursuing current, effective measures th…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 5, 2007
General Motors recently approved the AWX waterborne refinish system from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes for North American collision repair centers. The AWX system has undergone the extensive certification process to meet the GM4901M standard.…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 4, 2007
SEI Chemical of Northridge, CA has purchased 21st Century Coatings Limited of Vancouver, BC, Canada. According to company sources, the buyout is effective immediately. Together the two firms' offer diverse lines of high-end industrial coatings tha…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 4, 2007
Sherwin-Williams has agreed to buy Nitco Paints to enter the Indian market. A privately-owned manufacturer based in Mumbai with sales of approximately $18 million, Nitco Paints makes exterior specialty paints and coatings used in the construction of…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 2, 2007
Asian Paints ME has decided to market all its products under the Berger brand in Oman. The announcement was made during the recently held dealer meetings in Muscat and Salalah. This is being done to bring in more synergies within the three group…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 2, 2007
The board of directors of the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) has approved a resolution authorizing the association to continue with the Paint Product Stewardship Initiative (PPSI) dialogue for the purpose of pursuing the development o…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 2, 2007
SigmaKalon has sold its Manage site, including all production facilities, to Arpadis Group NV, that will continue the manufacturing activities. Arpadis Group NV is a growing international organization in the distribution of chemical products serving…  Read More »
Tim Wright
March 28, 2007
DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) in Argentina recently opened a new Color Exacto Center in Buenos Aires. DPC has 38 centers located in Argentina.DPC Argentina plans to open at least ten more centers this year to reach more clients and continue wi…  Read More »
Tim Wright
March 28, 2007
3M and E Wood Holdings PLC announced an offer to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of E Wood Holdings PLC, a North Yorkshire, UK-based manufacturer of high performance protective coatings for oil, gas, water, rail and automotiv…  Read More »
Tim Wright
March 21, 2007
Cytec Industries Inc. has opened its new liquid coatings resins and additives applications laboratory in Mumbai, India. This new facility will help to proactively serve the fast growth of the Indian economy. Its location within the industrial area…  Read More »
Tim Wright
March 20, 2007
In keeping with its plan to strengthen its focus Sika is selling its production of bituminous coatings and withdrawing from the business of supplying coatings to the cast iron pipe industry. Together with the Sika operation in Gelsenkirchen, Germany,…  Read More »
Tim Wright
March 20, 2007
The Sherwin-Williams Company has entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of 100% of the stock of M. A. Bruder & Sons Inc., headquartered in the Philadelphia, PA area. With sales of approximately $146 million, M. A. Bruder is a leadin…  Read More »
March 19, 2007
Revenues at Akzo Nobel’s Coatings division grew 12% to a record €6,209 million and EBIT before incidentals was up 22% to €518 million. Car refinishes continued its turnaround, with revenues rising four percent. Industrial activities p…  Read More »
March 19, 2007
Jotun turnover increased by more than NOK 1 billion 2006 was yet another strong year for Jotun, with the group continuing to develop with higher sales and improved profits compared with 2005. Jotun’s sales totaled NOK 7,733 million in 200…  Read More »



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