• PPG Aerospace’s new basecoat/clearcoat system

    Tim Wright March 25, 2009
    || A basecoat/clearcoat aerospace coatings system developed by PPG’s aerospace business can save airlines millions of dollars annually because of its reduced weight, added durability and shorter process time compared with traditional coatings, accordin

  • Flame Control Coatings commercializes new products

    Tim Wright March 17, 2009
    || Flame Control Coatings, LLC has commercialized TemperKote CUI-HS, a coating designed for CUI (corrosion under insulation) applications, as well as a new hi-heat primer, TemperKote 1000 Zinc Primer.

  • Benjamin Moore adds on to Aura

    Tim Wright March 16, 2009
    || Benjamin Moore had added Aura Bath & Spa paint to its line up of Aura waterborne interior coatings.

  • BASF expands in Middle East

    Tim Wright March 16, 2009
    || Through the Glaurit brand of auto refinishes, BASF has expanded its presence in the Middle East.

  • PPG to cut 2,500 jobs in restructuring

    Tim Wright March 16, 2009
    || PPG said it will cut 2,500 jobs in a restructuring plan aimed at saving $140 million annually.

  • AkzoNobel qualified by Chinese aircraft manufacterer

    Tim Wright March 13, 2009
    || China's largest aircraft manufacturer, Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC), has qualified two new products from AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings.

  • IP Germany named Meyer Werft Partner of the Year

    March 12, 2009
    || International Paint Germany (Inter­national Farbenwerke GmbH) has been named Shipbuilding Partner of the Year 2008 by Meyer Werft Papenburg. This is the third year running that Meyer Werft has awarded the Partner des Jahres prize to their top sup…

  • Benjamin Moore retail

    March 12, 2009
    || Benjamin Moore retail program honored by the CMA Benjamin Moore Rewards, a program designed to recognize those on the retail frontlines, was itself recently recognized for its ingenuity and effectiveness. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) cit…

  • X-Rite completes

    March 12, 2009
    || X-Rite completes sale of former headquarters X-Rite, Inc., has completed the sale of its former headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Grandville, MI, to CWD Capital, LLC for a purchase price of $7.225 million. X-Rite said it will use th…

  • Lord Corp., AkzoNobel

    March 12, 2009
    || Lord Corp., AkzoNobel deal in the works Lord Corporation, headquartered in Cary, NC, retained Grace Matthews to market its Photoglaze resilient floor coatings product line to selected buyers. With operations in the U.S. and UK, the business is recog…

  • AeonClad Coatings

    March 12, 2009
    || AeonClad Coatings launches biomedical group AeonClad Coatings has launched a new subsidiary that will focus on biomedical applications. AeonClad Bio­medical LLC is expected to utilize the company’s AeonCoat dry coating technology that woul…

  • Valspar extends relationship with Habitat for Humanity

    March 12, 2009
    || Valspar extends relationship with Habitat for Humanity The Valspar Corporation Foundation has extended its long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity International with a multi-year commitment totaling more than $20 million in cash and pain…

  • Jotun to build new U.S. factory

    March 12, 2009
    || Jotun to build new U.S. factory Jotun’s board of directors has approved investment in a new factory in the U.S. because, the company said, the U.S. is an important marine market and also becoming increasingly important for the protective coatin…

  • PPG files suit against

    March 12, 2009
    || PPG files suit against Sherwin-Williams As reported in the Pittsburgh Business Times, PPG has filed a trademark infringement suit against Sherwin-Williams for its use of the phrase “The Color of Inspiration.” PPG says it has used the phr…

  • Mercedes-Benz approves

    March 12, 2009
    || Mercedes-Benz approves PPG paints for repair work Daimler AG, manufacturer of Mer­cedes-Benz vehicles, has approved the Global Refinish System from PPG, including the Envirobase High Per­formance waterborne basecoat, for repair in North Amer…