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July 12, 2006
Formed in 1999, Becker Industrial Coatings Malaysia has outgrown its original manufacturing plant and has now commissioned a larger plant of 5,500 square meters in Kota Kemuning, Selangor. The new site was identified in 2004 and a ground breaking ce…  Read More »
July 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel has gained full control of its Asian Akzo Nobel Chang Cheng Coatings joint venture. The transaction means that the company now wholly owns its powder coatings operations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. “As global leaders in this sec…  Read More »
July 12, 2006
The Danish Hempel Group officially inaugurated its new paint production plant in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province, near Ho Chi Minh City. The new factory has a production capacity of three million liters a year. “I…  Read More »
July 12, 2006
DaimlerChrysler has re-signed a global cooperation agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for the use of DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish brands. The agreement was signed at the DaimlerChrysler Global Parts and Services of…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte
July 5, 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 t…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte
July 5, 2006
The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced Toronto as the site for ICE 2007, Wednesday, Oct. 3 to Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, adjacent to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre Sports Complex.…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte
July 5, 2006
The acquisition of resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer by BASF was closed on July 1, 2006. The acquisition includes Johnson Polymerís production sites in the U.S. and the Netherlands, as well as technical centers and offices in Asia Pacific. It provi…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte
June 29, 2006
Ameron International Corporation has announced that the comapny has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. The transaction is expected to be completed within 30 to 45 days, subject to the terms of…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte
June 28, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it 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 H…  Read More »
Tim Wright
June 22, 2006
Worldwide holographic and specialty coated film manufacturer CFC International, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Illinois Tool Works (ITW). Under the terms of the agreement, which was recommended by a…  Read More »
Tim Wright
June 22, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals’ Coating Effects Segment has launched a new, interactive paint and coatings industry website. The new site is designed to allow users easy, rapid access to tailor-made solutions via a selection of different, user-orient…  Read More »
Tim Wright
June 14, 2006
Tikkurila Oy, which is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatings business, and the Germany-based Sto AG have agreed on establishing a joint venture called Sto-Tikkurila in Moscow, Russia. Operations will start as soon as the company has been…  Read More »
Tim Wright
June 14, 2006
BASF has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Engelhard is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration proc…  Read More »
June 13, 2006
Rohm and Haas’ first quarter earnings for its coatings business was $51 million, up from $49 million in the same period in 2005. Sales in the coatings segment of $673 million represented an eight percent increase over first quarter 2005. Archi…  Read More »
June 13, 2006
Valspar reports second quarter earnings Valspar has reported net income for the second quarter ended April 28, 2006 of $47,935,000 versus net income of $39,241,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 8.6% to $766…  Read More »

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