• Atlas Material Testing and Underwriters Lab Form Alliance

    April 6, 2010
    Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing. This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and…

  • Sansin Introduces Purity Interior Zero VOC Penetrating Stain

    April 6, 2010
    Sansin Corporation has introduced its new Purity Interior Zero VOC Pen­etrating Stain, a water-based interior wood stain with a base free from any VOCs that penetrates both soft and hard woods with consistent, uniform coverage, according to the c…

  • Bayer MaterialScience Unites its Biomaterials Products Under New Trade Name

    April 6, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience has launched a range of innovative biomaterials for medical devices under the new brand name Baymedix. This includes Bay­medix CL lubricious coatings, the drug-eluting Baymedix CD coatings, and hydrophilic Baymedix CH coatin…

  • BASF to Set up Technical Center for Eco-Friendly Car Coatings in Korea

    April 6, 2010
    BASF has established a technical center for developing eco-friendly coatings technologies for the automotive industry in Korea. BASF and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of the Republic of Korea (GGPG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to…

  • New Corr-Paint CP4095 High Temp Orange Coating

    April 6, 2010
    Corr-Paint CP4095, a new high temperature, orange-pigmented coating developed by Aremco Products, Inc., is now offered for providing corrosion protection and color identification on large aluminum and steel structures found in the power plant, oil re…

  • Sherwin-Williams to Be Distributor of Spraylat Shielding Coatings in NA

    April 6, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed el…

  • Benjamin Moore Names HUE Award Winners

    April 6, 2010
    Amy Wax of Montclair has won the top prize for Residential Exteriors in the 2010 Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. Wax is the first professional color consultant to receive a HUE Award. A student of color theory with a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, she c…

  • Jotun Sets Up First Dealer in Kazakhstan

    April 6, 2010
    The first Jotun Multicolor showroom was recently opened in Atyrau, Kazakhstan and is operated by Jotun Turkey, which has territorial rights over Kazakhstan for the multinational paint firm headquartered in Norway. Jotun has been active in Kazakhstan…

  • Custom-Bilt Metals Joins PPG Certified Metal Panel Program

    April 6, 2010
    Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, CA, has joined its PPG’s Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). PPG/CMPP is a certification program administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group. It gives architects a direct channel to metal panel man…

  • Bayer Invests in Products for Medical Technology

    April 6, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, formerly a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Technologies plc, provides polymer coatin…

  • Para Paints and Lowe's Form Partnership

    April 6, 2010
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe’s retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Lowe’s will carry two major Para sub-brands including…

  • Altana Acquires Aquaprint

    April 6, 2010
    Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. The company, which is based in Oyten, Lower Saxony, Germany, primarily produces coatings for in-mold labels and other labels as well as waterborne ove…

  • Wah Seong in Talks to Buy Firm in W. Africa

    April 6, 2010
    Malaysia-based Wah Seong Corp. is in negotiations with The Orleans Group of West Africa, as it is interested in acquiring Orleans’ strategic partner, Socotherm, for its pipe-coating business in Nigeria. Wah Seong anticipates an increase of acti…

  • California Paints Teams Up to Produce Color Trends for Spring Summer 2011

    April 6, 2010
    California Paints is part of the Spring Summer 2011 color trends generated by Global Color Research. Presented by Mix Trends, the color selection consists of twenty forecast colors that create unique color stories. All colors have been selected from…

  • PPG Names Auto Color Supply 2009 Platinum Distributor

    April 6, 2010
    PPG’s automotive refinish business has named Auto Color Supply of Mur­freesboro, TN, as its 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton in February during the annual PPG Platinum Co…

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