• 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…

  • Clariant strengthens Asian presence

    November 1, 2011
    The Swiss-based Clariant opened its new regional headquarters for South East Asia & Pacific and its new global textile chemicals headquarters, both located in Singapore. Clariant also inaugurated its newly built ethoxylation plant and application…

  • Clariant strengthens Asian presence

    November 1, 2011
    The Swiss-based Clariant opened its new regional headquarters for South East Asia & Pacific and its new global textile chemicals headquarters, both located in Singapore. Clariant also inaugurated its newly built ethoxylation plant and application…

  • AkzoNobel to raise production capacity in China

    October 31, 2011
    AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy…

  • PPG releases architectural color trends

    October 31, 2011
    PPG has released its Paint Color Portfolio "fan deck" with 2012-2013 color trends to help architects, designers, commercial builders and building owners update, renovate or build new hotel, retail, office and health care facilities. Within…

  • Quest Specialty Coatings acquires coatings unit of Patriot Paint

    October 31, 2011
    Quest Specialty Coatings (QSC) has acquired the coatings business of Patriot Paint, Portland, Ind. Patriot Paint was founded in 1980 and is a producer of coatings systems for metal substrates. From zero VOC, anti-corrosive transportation coatings to…

  • Daimler introduces BASF's iGloss Clearcoat for its OEM coatings

    October 31, 2011
    Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t…

  • Bayer MaterialScience sells Viverso to Nuplex Industries

    October 31, 2011
    Bayer MaterialScience AG has signed a contract for the sale of its Viverso GmbH subsidiary to Nuplex Industries Ltd., for €75 million. The company is a manufacturer of polymer resins based in New Zealand and Australia. Bayer MaterialScience will…

  • AkzoNobel to raise production capacity in China

    October 31, 2011
    AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy…

  • PPG releases architectural color trends

    October 31, 2011
    PPG has released its Paint Color Portfolio "fan deck" with 2012-2013 color trends to help architects, designers, commercial builders and building owners update, renovate or build new hotel, retail, office and health care facilities. Within…

  • Quest Specialty Coatings acquires coatings unit of Patriot Paint

    October 31, 2011
    Quest Specialty Coatings (QSC) has acquired the coatings business of Patriot Paint, Portland, Ind. Patriot Paint was founded in 1980 and is a producer of coatings systems for metal substrates. From zero VOC, anti-corrosive transportation coatings to…

  • Daimler introduces BASF's iGloss Clearcoat for its OEM coatings

    October 31, 2011
    Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t…

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