• Eco Building Products to expand wood coating lines

    November 7, 2011
    Eco Building Products, Inc., signed a five year lease to set up a mega coating facility in Salem, Ore., located in the heart of the timber producing corridor and is approximately 30,000 square feet located on a railway spur. The company plans to occu…

  • Momentive opens development center in Korea

    November 7, 2011
    Momentive Performance Materials Inc., has expanded its marketing and technology operations in the Seoul Gasan Digital Complex with a new application development center to meet growing demand for specialty silicone products in Korea. The new center wi…

  • BASF Coatings wins award at Materialica

    November 7, 2011
    After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc…

  • Momentive opens development center in Korea

    November 7, 2011
    Momentive Performance Materials Inc., has expanded its marketing and technology operations in the Seoul Gasan Digital Complex with a new application development center to meet growing demand for specialty silicone products in Korea. The new center wi…

  • Lubrizol to buy thermoplastic polyurethane maker Merquinsa

    November 4, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its engineered polymers business with the purchase of Merquinsa, a maker of specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs). Located in Barcelona, Spain, Merquinsa products are used in a wide range of applicati…

  • Lubrizol to buy thermoplastic polyurethane maker Merquinsa

    November 4, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its engineered polymers business with the purchase of Merquinsa, a maker of specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs). Located in Barcelona, Spain, Merquinsa products are used in a wide range of applicati…

  • Fine Paints of Europe launches Bridget Beari Colors

    November 3, 2011
    Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Fine Paints of Europe, Inc. (FPE) of Woodstock, Vt., Bridget Beari Designs (BBD) is introducing a signature paint collection. Bridget Beari Colors is a set of 76 custom wall colors created by Susan Jamies…

  • Dulux and Camelpaint form new Chinese entity

    November 3, 2011
    Australia’s largest paint maker Dulux has expanded its presence in the growing Chinese market through a merger between its Chinese operations and Hong Kong-based Camelpaint group. Dulux will own 51 percent of the new company called DGL Camel In…

  • CORRECTION: DuPont rumored to consider sale of performance coatings unit --sources

    November 3, 2011
    Correction: In the first sentence of Coatings World’s breaking news item “DuPont exploring sale of its performance coatings unit” (Nov. 2), we mistakenly reported, “DuPont said it is considering the sale of its automotive pain…

  • Fine Paints of Europe launches Bridget Beari Colors

    November 3, 2011
    Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Fine Paints of Europe, Inc. (FPE) of Woodstock, Vt., Bridget Beari Designs (BBD) is introducing a signature paint collection. Bridget Beari Colors is a set of 76 custom wall colors created by Susan Jamies…

  • Dulux and Camelpaint form new Chinese entity

    November 3, 2011
    Australia’s largest paint maker Dulux has expanded its presence in the growing Chinese market through a merger between its Chinese operations and Hong Kong-based Camelpaint group. Dulux will own 51 percent of the new company called DGL Camel In…

  • Valspar launches the De Beer WaterBase 900+ Series

    November 3, 2011
    Valspar Automotive has introduced the latest addition to their waterborne refinish product platform with the De Beer WaterBase 900+ series. This new system features 13 additional mixing colors that have higher coverage and require fewer undercoats th…

  • Valspar launches the De Beer WaterBase 900+ Series

    November 3, 2011
    Valspar Automotive has introduced the latest addition to their waterborne refinish product platform with the De Beer WaterBase 900+ series. This new system features 13 additional mixing colors that have higher coverage and require fewer undercoats th…

  • AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is first to achieve Platinum SMaRT certification

    November 2, 2011
    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has become the first coatings manufacturer to achieve SMaRT certification, attaining platinum status. An acronym for Sustainable Materials Rating Technology, SMaRT is the major external standard for product sustainabili…

  • AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is first to achieve Platinum SMaRT certification

    November 2, 2011
    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has become the first coatings manufacturer to achieve SMaRT certification, attaining platinum status. An acronym for Sustainable Materials Rating Technology, SMaRT is the major external standard for product sustainabili…