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November 3, 2005
Paint & Coatings Makers Raise Prices Rising energy costs are cited as key reasons for recent price hikes announced by major coatins firms. DuPont Performance Coatings has increased prices for all of its products in response to increasing co…  Read More »
November 3, 2005
For the second quarter ended May 28, H.B. Fuller’s net revenue was $387.9 million, a 6.8% increase over the second quarter of 2004. Improved pricing, volume, and positive currency effects contributed 6.6%, 0.1%, and two percent, respectively. T…  Read More »
November 3, 2005
Sherwin-Williams’ second quarter net sales rose 21.5% to $1.97 billion and six-month sales jumped 19.3% to $3.5 billion. The sales gains were due primarily to strong performance by stores open for more than 12 calendar months, acquisitions in t…  Read More »
November 3, 2005
AgION Technologies, Inc. has received financing from BASF Venture Capital and H.B. Fuller Ventures. AgION will use the equity financing to expand its product development, sales and marketing efforts. As part of this new funding, James Bullock, de…  Read More »
Christine Esposito
November 2, 2005
Earth 911, a U.S. portal for local environmental information, has joined with the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. (PSI) to launch the Paint Wise a consumer information portal, that  prov…  Read More »
Christine Esposito
October 25, 2005
Thomas C. Osborne,  CEO of Tnemec and outgoing chairman of the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA), was presented with the 2005 NPCA George Baugh Heckel award. The award -- which is kept secret until its presentation--is NPCA&rsqu…  Read More »
Christine Esposito
October 20, 2005
Akzo Nobel has acquired a 60% percent share in Egypt’s leading powder coatings  manufacturer, Coatech For Chemical Industries SAE. The new joint venture company will be renamed Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings SAE and will operate from Coatech&r…  Read More »
Christine Esposito
October 19, 2005
Tikkurila has signed an agreement to sell its coil coating business—which had sales of approximately €15 million in 2004—to Teknos Group Oy.  Financial details were not released. The business will be transferred to a new com…  Read More »
October 14, 2005
Ilpo Jousimaa was appointed president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy. Previously, Jousimaa served as vice president of Tikkurila Oy. Effective Nov. 1, Tapio Saarela will serve as president of the Polish subsidiary TBD S.A., located in Debica. His pr…  Read More »
October 14, 2005
NUPLEX RESINS MAKES TWO PROMOTIONS, ADDS NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR Nuplex Resins has made several changes to its staff and management team. Patrick Nix has been promoted to sales and marketing services manager, replacing Robert Skarvan,…  Read More »
October 14, 2005
INTERNATIONAL PAINT HIRES SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER International Paint has hired Chuck Bacha to serve as its senior account executive for the southeastern U.S. A coatings industry veteran for more than 20 years, Bach…  Read More »
October 14, 2005
NEW PLANT MANAGER JOINS DURAKON LAPEER FACILITY Durakon Industries has hired John Walker as plant manager of its Lapeer, MI facility. Having held various responsibilities in engineering, strategic planning and production, Walker brings a wealt…  Read More »
October 14, 2005
SARTOMER APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE Sartomer Company, part of Total’s Chemicals branch, has named Vincent Vadot vice president of finance. In this position, Vadot is responsible for planning, organizing and controlling all financ…  Read More »
October 14, 2005
JACOBS NAMED PRESIDENT OF AUSTRALIAN PAINT MANUFACTURERS’ FEDERATION Graeme Jacobs, CEO of Dulux Australia, was elected president of the Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation. Vice presidents are John Nolan of Wattyl and Garth Smart…  Read More »
October 14, 2005
BUNGE APPOINTS GLOBAL PRODUCT MANAGER Bunge Fertilizantes has appointed Gilmar Pinheiro to help launch Biphor, a white pigment used in paint, coatings and allied products. As global product manager, Pinheiro will provide for the development of…  Read More »

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