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September 19, 2005
RPM ACQUIRES GERMAN SEALANT MAKER ILLBRUCK RPM’s Tremco unit has acquired Illbruck Sealant Systems, a high-performance sealant and installation systems maker based in Leverkusen, Germany. The purchase gives Tremco a “global…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
Akzo Nobel has acquired ICI Group’s Zweihorn Gmbh, a maker of industrial wood finishes for the professional joinery sector with sales of approximately €18 million in 2004. Akzo Nobel will acquire all shares of Zweihorn, which has 55 emplo…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
Today’s homeowners overwhelmingly head to the home center when it comes to home improvement products, according to a new survey from the National Hardware Show and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI). According to the poll, 67% of ho…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
While the world watched the first A380 airplane successfully complete its first flight earlier this year, the PPG Aerospace–PRC-DeSoto coatings staff watched closely too as the flight marked a new livery that they helped create. The A380 was co…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
At its annual meeting in Tucson, AZ, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) recognized user and supplier members for their year-long service and dedication. Among those honored was Fred Wells of Hentzen Coatings, Inc. (Wisconsin Chap…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
California Paints’ Fres~Coat premium paint once again ranked at the top of the list in a study of exterior paints conducted by a leading consumer reporting magazine. The independent study tested the overall performance of exterior paints in the…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
Fueled by organic growth, RPM reported record sales for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2005. The company’s net income and earnings per share declined compared with the 2004 fiscal year and fourth quarter, due to continued asbestos liability cost…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “notab…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
Fueled by organic growth, RPM reported record sales for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2005. The company’s net income and earnings per share declined compared with the 2004 fiscal year and fourth quarter, due to continued asbestos liabilit…  Read More »
September 19, 2005
In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
September 12, 2005
Barloworld has acquired Midas Paints (Pty) Limited for approximately $6.3 million. The privately-owned paint maker sells Earthcote, a premium range of wall coatings through 34 franchised stores in South Africa. It also offers a contractor brand. M…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
August 18, 2005
Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, resigned today, and Ilpo Jousimaa, who had been vice president, has been appointed president. Koivula is leaving in order to concentrate his efforts on projects aimed at starting his own business,…  Read More »
August 16, 2005
Peter Stelert, previously director of European business management for thermoplastic polyurethanes at Elastogran GmbH (a BASF company), has moved to BASF Coatings AG to become group vice president of the industrial coatings business. Thi…  Read More »
August 16, 2005
DOW CHEMICAL APPOINTS BANHOLZER CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER William F. Banholzer has been appointed corporate vice president and chief technology officer of The Dow Chemical Company. Ban-holzer, who will report to Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s…  Read More »
August 16, 2005
Phillipe Schottland has been appointed manager of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments’ n e w l y - f o r m e d Advanced Technology Group. In this role, Schottland will focus his team on special effect pigments, next generation security…  Read More »

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