• Wind Turbines Painted by Jotun in Australia

    May 1, 2010
    Jotun recently painted several wind turbines in Australia. With the “Quiet Revolution” project, Jotun is the first supplier to provide paint for this new turbine technology in Australia. “These small turbines have raised much attent…

  • Miba Takes Over British Coating Specialist Teer Coatings

    May 1, 2010
    Miba, a strategic development partner of the international engine and automotive industry based in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, is taking over the British coating specialist Teer Coatings Ltd., Droitwich, UK.      “With the takeove…

  • Henkel Wins 2010 Automotive News Pace Award

    May 1, 2010
    Henkel received a 2010 Automotive News PACE Award for its new Aquence Co-Cure coating process. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance. Henkel’s Aquence C…

  • Shamrock Makes Key Appointments

    May 1, 2010
    Shamrock Technologies has named Steven M. Parker president and chief operating officer. William B. Neuberg will remain chairman and chief executive officer. Parker, a 30-year veteran of advanced materials industries, has held key executive positions…

  • Arch Completes Industrial Coatings Divestiture to Sherwin-Williams

    May 1, 2010
    Arch Chemicals, Inc. reported completion of the previously announced divestiture of its industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-Williams Company for approximately €40 million ($54 million). With operations located in Italy, UK, France, Spain…

  • RPM International Names Matejka CFO

    May 1, 2010
    RPM International Inc. has announced that P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be resigning, to accept the position of executive vice president of legal, government affairs and sustainability for Cle­velan…

  • PPG Appoints Jordan VP, Human Resources

    May 1, 2010
    PPG Industries has announced that J. Craig Jordan, PPG director, labor compensation and employee relations, will succeed Charles W. “Bud” Wise as vice president, human resources, effective Aug. 1, when Wise will retire from the company. J…

  • New Director Appointed for Dow Corning Construction Industry

    May 1, 2010
    Jim Hayes has been named commercial director for the Dow Corning Construction Industry, Americas region. He will be responsible for advancing several of the company’s construction initiatives focused on developing innovative energy efficiency a…

  • PPG Opens Color Design Studio

    May 1, 2010
    PPG’s industrial coatings business has opened the Shmaze Color Design Studio sponsored by PPG Trendcast, a facility near Irvine, CA, devoted to helping manufacturers and industrial designers accelerate color design and prototype development. Ri…

  • Valspar Elects Cook to Board of Directors

    May 1, 2010
    The Valspar Corporation has elected William M. Cook to its board of directors. He will also serve on Valspar’s compensation committee. Cook is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Donaldson Company Inc. and is also a director of IDEX Cor…

  • AkzoNobel Rebrands Indian ICI Business

    May 1, 2010
    AkzoNobel’s integration activities following the acquisition of ICI have reached a significant landmark with the ICI India business now officially known as AkzoNobel India Limited. ICI India, a separate listed company on the stock market, is on…

  • Cytec Elects New Corporate Officer

    May 1, 2010
    Cytec Industries’ board of directors has elected William Wood as a corporate officer effective immediately in addition to his existing roles as president, Cytec Engineered Materials and a member of the executive leadership team. Wood has held v…

  • Valspar Introduces Elite Applicator Program

    May 1, 2010
    The Valspar extrusion coatings group announced the release of a new applicator program designed to assist architects and building owners source quality aluminum extrusions and wall panels post-painted with Valspar coatings. The program is open to app…

  • Demand for Architectural Paint to Reach 22.8 Million Tons

    May 1, 2010
    World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion, according to “World Architectural Paint,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Clevela…

  • CHINACOAT2010 Date Change

    May 1, 2010
    Originally scheduled Dec. 1-3, CHINACOAT2010 will now be held Sept. 27-29 in Guangzhou, China at the Guangzhou Int’l Convention & Exhibition Center (GICEC). According to show organizer Sinostar Int’l Ltd., the organization was instruc…

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