• Consulting firm KN&G publishes Additives report

    March 16, 2010
    According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of the value and inks the r…

  • Arch Chemicals and Syngenta Develop New Dry-film Fungicides

    March 16, 2010
    Arch Chemicals, Inc. will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paints, coatings and other building products.  Sporgard technology, an advanced mold solution developed by Syngenta, has ga…

  • Skoda Dealerships in Ukraine Select Glasurit

    March 16, 2010
    Skoda dealerships in Ukraine formed an agreement to use Glasurit brand paint materials and application processes from BASF Coatings for automotive refinishing in their bodyshops. Top Lac Ukraine GmbH, a Glasurit importer in Ukraine, signed an agreeme…

  • Brenntag Acquires French chemical distributor Metausel

    March 16, 2010
    Brenntag has announced the acquisition of the chemical distribution assets of Metausel, headquartered in Strasbourg, France. Metausel distributes mainly industrial chemicals into various industries such as painting and constructions, food, pharmaceut…

  • Mythic Paint and The Land of Nod Form Partnership

    March 16, 2010
    Mythic Paint, manufactured by Southern Diversified Products (SDP) and developed in cooperation with the University of Southern Mississippi, formed a partnership with The Land of Nod children’s furniture and design store. The Land of Nod, which…

  • Dow Coating Materials Presents paper on Sustainability Trends

    March 16, 2010
    Dow Coating Materials gave a presentation on “Coatings Industry Sus­tainability – Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” at the 9th Annual Oil & Colour Chemists Association (OCCA) Seminar in Manchester, UK. The presentation b…

  • AkzoNobel Signs Global Supply Agreement with Ingersoll Rand

    March 16, 2010
    As of February 1, 2010 AkzoNobel Powder Coatings became the global supplier of Ingersoll Rand. Signed in January 2010, the global supply agreement with Ingersoll Rand will last for three years. The agreement will see AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, throug…

  • Benjamin Moore Launches E-Commerce Selling Its Paints & Supplies Online

    March 16, 2010
    Benjamin Moore is now selling direct to consumers and delivering to their doorsteps via a new e-commerce addition to its web site, www.benjaminmoore.com. The Benjamin Moore “Shop Now” virtual store, accessible from the web site’s na…

  • Chemark Consulting Expands Services

    March 16, 2010
    The Chemark Consulting Group ann­ounced a collaborative broadening of its consulting services into technical service and business development management. Effective immediately John Jacquin, will collaborate with Chemark to assist its clients with…

  • MPI Approval System to be Adopted in Korea

    March 16, 2010
    The Master Painter Institute (MPI), which establishes architectural paint standards and quality assurance programs in North America, will partner with the Korea Institute of Construction Materials (KICM) to test paints and coatings to MPI standards.…

  • Jotun to Supply Paint for the Worlds Biggest Bridge

    March 16, 2010
    Jotun has been chosen to supply 400,000 liters of paint to the Taizhou Yangtze Bridge in China, which has a designed length of 6.2 kilometers, which is equal to nearly four miles. The paint supply contract for Taizhou Yangtze Bridge in Jiangsu Provin…

  • BASF Venture Capital Invests in Quantiam Technologies

    March 16, 2010
    BASF Venture Capital GmbH is investing in Quantiam Technologies Inc., Edmonton, Canada. The company develops and markets functional coatings for extreme operating environments such as petrochemicals industry applications. The heat-resistant products…

  • Hardide Coatings Secures AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification

    March 16, 2010
    Hardide Coatings, which develops and applies tungsten carbide-based hard coatings, has secured AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification for its UK manufacturing facility in Bicester, Oxfordshire and is now recognized as a certified aerospace m…

  • Benjamin Moore Launches ProConnection iPhone Application

    March 16, 2010
    Benjamin Moore stirred tremendous buzz with the introduction of an iPhone application that, since its availability last May, has been downloaded by more than 100,000 people who can snap a picture of any color inspiration and instantly match it to one…

  • Nevada DOT Approves Seicoat Anti-Graffiti Coatings

    March 16, 2010
    A line of anti-graffiti coatings from Seicoat Corporation was approved and added to the Qualified Products List by the State of Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT). The products include GPA-200 Graffiti Proofer Anti-Stick and GPA-300 Graffiti P…