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August 14, 2006
X-Rite, Incorporated, a manufacturer offering color measurement technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of Amazys Holding AG, otherwise known as the brand name GretagMacbeth. X-Rite will utilize color science and technology knowledge to i…  Read More »
August 14, 2006
Ameron International Corporation has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. “We are pleased with the anticipated sale of Coatings,” said James Marlen, Ameron’s chairman, president…  Read More »
August 14, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has agreed to acquire a significant majority of the share capital of Huarun Paints Holdings Company Limited (Huarun Paints), one of China’s largest independent coatings companies, from Champion Regal, a Hong Kong-based i…  Read More »
August 14, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched its first ever global assessment of the coatings market and its future prospects. “The Global Coatings Report 2006” market overview was compiled by Euromonitor and also highlights the role of coatings in providin…  Read More »
August 14, 2006
nCoat, Inc., an emerging nanotechnology company in the high performance coatings market, has won the Utah Innovations Award in the Chemicals/Materials Science category of the fourth annual Stoel Utah Innovations Awards competition. The winning nCoat…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 11, 2006
Private equity firm The Watermill Group of Waltham, MA has announced the formation of MultiLayer Coating Technologies, LLC (MCT) in conjunction with its acquisition of the technology and assets of Polaroid's contract coating business.   MCT w…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 11, 2006
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and Green Seal, Inc. have completed a national Green Seal environmental standard for recycled-content latex paint. The standard is aimed at assuring consumers that recycled paint, in addition to being environme…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 11, 2006
Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone employs approximately 160 people…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 7, 2006
Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas business in North America and Ro…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 3, 2006
BASF has taken an important step in the integration process of Engelhard into the BASF Group with the registration of a new corporate name—BASF Catalysts LLC—in the U.S. BASF will extend its brand to Engelhard companies in other regions o…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 3, 2006
Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply their door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invisible than silicon polyester to damage from UV rays, accordi…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 1, 2006
Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production from 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will have a minimum capa…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 1, 2006
With the acquisition of The Flood Company—the largest independent woodcare business in the U.S.—Akzo Nobel has taken a significant step to strengthen its position in the North American wood coatings market. Established in Ohio in 1847,…  Read More »
Tim Wright
July 26, 2006
Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has increased its ownership in the Ukrainian-based company Kolorit Paints. After the Ukrainian party LGU sold its 49% stake, Tikkurila Oy owns 100% of the company shares. Fina…  Read More »
Tim Wright
July 26, 2006
RPM International's subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired the Watco Group, based in Godalmin, UK. Watco has an 80-year history as a manufacturer and marketer of industrial coatings, as well as being a supplier of concrete floor coatings…  Read More »



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