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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 »
Tim Wright
July 26, 2006
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 expand to meet the increasing demand both from Europe…  Read More »
Tim Wright
July 19, 2006
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-corrosion and internal flow efficiency coatings and do…  Read More »
Tim Wright
July 19, 2006
BASF has been named by Ford Motor Company as one of its preferred global suppliers, joining a select list of 36 suppliers in Ford’s “Aligned Business Framework.” The Aligned Business Framework is a crucial element in Ford’s…  Read More »
Tim Wright
July 19, 2006
Expanding its parylene coating capabilities, Specialty Coating Systems  (SCS) has opened its newest parylene coating facility in Heredia, Costa Rica. The 8,000-square foot facility, located in the Global Park Free Zone, is the company's first in…  Read More »

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