• Ferro expands fine silver production capacity

    March 15, 2011
    Ferro Corporation’s electronic materials business will expand production capacity for electronic grade silver powder and silver flake at its South Plainfield, NJ facility. The expansion is the result of the installation of additional production…

  • Benda-Lutz breaks into the South American market

    March 15, 2011
    Benda-Lutz is now represented in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile by the Argentine company Kemkol SA and in Brazil by Kalay do Brasil Ltd. The partnerships were formed in early February with a joint trade show planned for April 9-13 at the Braz…

  • Axson Technologies invests in Asia

    March 15, 2011
    Axson Technologies, specializing in the formulation and manufacture of epoxy and polyurethane resins, is opening a new production plant in China for the dielectrics and wind turbine market. The new plant will triple production compared to the facilit…

  • Heucotech opens universal colorants plant

    March 15, 2011
    Heucotech Ltd., a member of the Heubach Group, has completed construction of a facility in Fairless Hills, PA/USA. The new plant will produce universal colorants for decorative coatings for the NAFTA market and employs state-of-the-art technology to…

  • MicroBlend enters Latin America

    March 15, 2011
    MicroBlend Inc. has entered the Latin American market with the installation of its paint dispensing systems in Sodimac stores in Colombia. Sodimac is the leading home improvement retailer in Latin America. They currently have 100 large format locatio…

  • Tikkurila completes the divestment of its powder coatings business

    March 15, 2011
    Tikkurila has completed the selling of its powder coatings business. All shares in Tikkurila Powder Coatings, a Russian industrial coatings company, were transferred to Teknos Group Oy on January 26, 2011. The sales and purchase agreement was signed…

  • AkzoNobel’s powder prices surge in Europe

    March 15, 2011
    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Europe West will increase prices between 8.5 and 19 percent. This rise is in response to continued shortages in raw material supplies and the associated increase in raw material costs. Gordon MacLeman, managing director of P…

  • BASF relocates polyurethane systems business unit

    March 15, 2011
    BASF is moving the manufacturing of its offshore subsea insulation PUR systems to Houston, Texas. The move brings BASF closer to its Gulf Coast subsea insulation customers, reduces delivery times and improves upon technical service and customer respo…

  • BASF Coatings hosts 28 vocational school teachers at its international conference

    March 15, 2011
    Whether for repairing damage to the finish, refinishing scratches or fulfilling customers’ needs for tuning jobs, professional bodyshops are in demand around the globe. Unfortunately, however, uniform quality standards are not yet in place ever…

  • International Paint drives up prices

    March 15, 2011
    International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs. “During 2010 the cost of raw materials critical to the manufacture of both our marine and protective coatings product ranges inc…

  • Valspar buys Brazilian coatings maker

    March 15, 2011
    Valspar Corp. has bought a Brazilian manufacturer of powder coatings used in appliances, building products, transportation and other general industrial markets, the company announced Tuesday. Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes Ltda. serves customers in Brazil…

  • NAD recommends Sherwin-Williams modify no-VOC claims for Harmony Paints

    March 15, 2011
    The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that The Sherwin-Williams Company, maker of the Harmony line of paints, modify or discontinue advertising claims that the Harmony paint line is complete…

  • Valspar publishes industrial maintenance products catalog

    March 15, 2011
    Valspar’s new Industrial Maintenance Product catalog offers a complete line of premium Valspar industrial paints including enamels, fluorescents and specialty paints such as traffic, zone marking, tractor and implement paints. Also featured ar…

  • BMW recommends BASF Coatings automotive refinish products for dealers and bodyshops

    March 15, 2011
    BASF Coatings’ automotive refinish products were approved by BMW for 30 countries across the globe. This means that BMW recommends the paint manufacturer for its bodyshops and dealers. The two companies are linked by a long-established cooperat…

  • New Zealand firms collaborate to develop waterborne paints from sustainable raw materials

    March 15, 2011
    New Zealand firms collaborate to develop waterborne paints from sustainable raw materials Industrial Research Ltd. (IRL), the only Crown Research Institute mandated to support New Zealand industry, and paint manufacturer Resene have joined together o…

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