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September 12, 2006
BASF has registered a new corporate name, BASF Catalysts LLC, in the U.S. for the recently acquired Engelhard Corp. BASF will extend its brand to Engelhard companies in other regions of the world over the next few months based on local registra…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
FSCT Holds Two-Day SHort Course at ICE The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is offering a two day short course “Guidelines for Coating Formulations,” before this year’s International Coatings E…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
Muralo Paints has introduced a new Color Fashions program featuring 304 contemporary colors and sophisticated selection tools that include solid-color chips, large color sheets and tintable samples, enabling designers, contractors and consumers to vi…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel Acquires The Flood Company 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 coating…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
PPG completes two acquisitions 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…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings 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…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
RPM’s Rust-Oleum Acquires Watco Group 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…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
Janus, Becker Industrial Coatings Form Partnership Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply its door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invincible than…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
At the same time, the company name was changed to TOB Tikkurila. With net sales totalling approximately $3.7 million in 2005, the company manufactures waterborne paints in Kiev for mainly professional users under the brand name Kolorit. TOB Tikkuril…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expan…  Read More »
September 12, 2006
ShawCor to Provide Pipeline Coatings in Saudi Arabia Canada-based ShawCor Ltd. announced that its joint venture affiliate, Arabian Pipecoating Company (APCO), has received a contract with a total value in excess of $60 million to provide anti-corro…  Read More »
Tim Wright
September 11, 2006
Insl-x Products Corporation has entered into an agreement with Trinity Coatings whereby Insl-x will acquire Trinity's Wood Coatings Division. The acquisition is consistent with Insl-x Products' strategy to further develop and strengthen its wood coat…  Read More »
Tim Wright
September 7, 2006
PPG broke ground on a 22-acre site in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about 15 miles east of Reno, to build a 95,000-square foot architectural coatings manufacturing facility. Expected to begin production near the end of 2007, the facility will…  Read More »
Tim Wright
September 6, 2006
Tikkurila has established a fully-owned sales company TOO Tikkurila in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for marketing decorative paints under the Finnish Tikkurila brand and the Russian Teks brand. In the future, the company will also market Tikkurila's industria…  Read More »

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