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February 19, 2008
Aakash Chemicals and Dye-Stuffs, Inc. and Pritty Pearlescent Pigments (China) have agreed to an exclusive distribution agreement for marketing Pritty’s range of Iridesium industrial and Nacreium water-resistant grade pearlescent effect pigments…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
Rohm and Haas Company has signed an agreement to acquire the FINNDISP division of OY Forcit AB, a Finnish paint emulsions operation, for approximately €60 million (approximately $85 million). Based in Hanko, Finland, this division of Forcit make…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
RPM International Inc. has reported record sales and net income for its fiscal 2008 second quarter ended November 30, 2007. RPM’s record net sales of $905.7 million were up 11.9% from the $809.4 million reported in the fiscal 2007 second quarte…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
PPG’s performance coatings segment sales in the fourth quarter increased $183 million, or 22%, as a result of increased sales from the 2007 Renner and Barloworld acquisitions, the positive impact of stronger foreign currencies, improved sales v…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
PPG coil and extrusion coatings has named Roger Sieja director of market development for coil coatings. In his new position, Sieja will be responsible for directing PPG’s marketing efforts in the coil coating industry and for providing strategi…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
aakash chemicals names new business manager Aakash Chemicals and Dye-Stuffs, Inc. has named Miguel Santamaria international business manager. Most recently, Santa-maria served as vice president, Americas, for CPS Color. He has extensive commercial…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
Sartomer names oppenstein senior technical sales rep Sartomer Company has named Adam Oppenstein senior technical sales representative for the U.S. western region. In this position, he will be responsible for sales and technical support for all Sar…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
SEI Chemical has appointed Maurice A.S. Stephenson chief chemist. In this newly created position Stephenson will be responsible for expanding and enhancing SEI’s anti-graffiti and anti-mold product lines.…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
The Sherwin-Williams Company has acquired certain assets of Flex Recubrimientos, Acabados Automotrices and related companies. Headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, the privately owned companies are leading manufacturers and distributors of automotive a…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
PPG Industries and Kansai Paint have expanded their alliance, known as PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF), to include the sale of automotive coatings to Japanese-owned or operated OEMs in Hungary. The business was transferred from a previous ventu…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
BASF Coatings started the expansion of production and lab capacities at its Würzburg site. The investment amounts to approximately €21 million. The groundbreaking ceremony marked the launch of the construction phase. Production capacities w…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
SigmaKalon has acquired the South-African company Neutron Paints with its headquarters in Cape Town and a manufacturing facility in the region of Cape Town. It has 60 employees. The company manufactures and sells high performance, architectural decor…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
UK-based Tor Coatings Ltd. has acquired the Bollom Fire Protection brand and assets. All Bollom fire protection products will now be manufactured by Tor Coatings to the original, tested and certified formulations. Tor Coatings has a history in the fi…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., has received a contract in excess of $40 million to provide a negative buoyancy coating for EnCana Corporation’s Deep Panuke offshore project in Nova Scotia. The award w…  Read More »
February 19, 2008
Spies Hecker, a brand of DuPont Performance Coatings products used in the automotive collision repair industry, recently opened a new training center in Cologne, Germany. In conjunction with the opening of the center, approximately 500 customers from…  Read More »

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