• U.S. metal powder demand to reach $3.5 billion in 2012

    Tim Wright December 1, 2008
    || U.S. metal powder demand to reach $3.5 billion in 2012

  • Qioptiq Group completes sale of coatings business

    Tim Wright November 17, 2008
    || Qioptiq Group completes sale of coatings business

  • Hempel acquires Hempel-Hai Hong in China

    Tim Wright November 17, 2008
    || Hempel acquires Hempel-Hai Hong in China

  • AkzoNobel to supply Volvo with

    November 14, 2008
    || AkzoNobel has signed a global contract with Volvo Car Corporation to supply their dealer network with its Sikkens products. This makes AkzoNobel Sikkens one of the preferred suppliers listed in Volvo’s new VIDA (Volvo Information & Diagnost…

  • PPG to Acquire BASF's Coil and Extrusion Coatings Business

    November 14, 2008
    || PPG has reached an agreement with BASF Corp. to acquire its North American coil and extrusion coatings (COEX) business.

  • 3M completes acquisition of Meguiars Inc.

    November 14, 2008
    || 3M has completed its acquisition of Meguiars Inc., which manufactures the Meguiars brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Meguiars products include waxes, polishes, cleaners, conditioners and protectants. 3M&rsquo…

  • Inver to acquire Becker

    November 14, 2008
    || Inver S.p.A., the Italian company specializing in industrial liquid and powder coatings, and AB Wilh Becker, one of the leading paint and coatings manufacturers in the world, announced the agreement for Inver S.p.A. to acquire the European powder coa…

  • PPG Acquires Automotive Coatings Business

    November 14, 2008
    || PPG has acquired a private automotive coatings business in China.

  • Jotuns 1,000th Multicolor Center In Middle East

    November 14, 2008
    || Jotuns 1,000th Multicolor Center In Middle East Jotun Paints has launched its 1,000th Multicolor Center (MC) in the Middle East. Located in Al Qusais, Dubai, the new center is part of the paint manufacturer’s ambitious plan to establish a total…

  • PPG wins R&D 100 Awards

    November 14, 2008
    || PPG wins R&D 100 Awards for two green innovations PPG has earned two 2008 R&D 100 Awards for its Green Logic paint detackifier and Zircobond pretreatment technology. The awards, bestowed annually by R&D Magazine, recognize the 100 most t…

  • Nu-Tec Coatingsto to Expand in Northeast Indiana

    November 14, 2008
    || Coatings Company to Expand in Northeast Indiana Nu-Tec Coatings, a provider of custom dip, liquid and powder coatings to companies across the Midwest U.S., plans to expand its production operations in Indiana, creating 35 new jobs by 2011. The three…

  • BASF Coatings forms strategic alliance with Atotech

    November 14, 2008
    || BASF Coatings forms strategic alliance with Atotech BASF has formed a strategic alliance with Atotech, a manufacturer of chemistry and equipment for general metal finishing and printed circuit board production. Specifically, BASF will leverage Atot…

  • ACS gets Green Light for 2010

    November 14, 2008
    || ACS gets Green Light for 2010 Plans for the 2010 American Coatings Show and Conference have been confirmed. Following its successful June 2008 premiere, the next event will take place April 12-15, 2010 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte…

  • Cognis offers Sovermol 815 "green"

    November 14, 2008
    || Cognis has launched Sovermol 815 branched polyether/polyester to meet the demands of solvent-free polyurethane systems for industrial floor coatings. Sovermol bio-based polyols are free from solvents and VOCs. Sovermol 815 combines good technological…

  • Wacker offers Elastosil

    November 14, 2008
    || Wacker offers Elastosil improved silicone sealants Wacker has developed three novel silicone sealants, Elastosil 7000 N, Elastosil 8000 N and Elastosil 9000 N, to supplement its existing construction sealants range for window construction, door sea…

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