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August 11, 2005
A venerable name in home improvement will soon be a paint brand. ICI has signed a deal with This Old House Ventures, Inc. to manufacture a line of paint sold under the This Old House name. Financial terms were not disclosed, and distribution and…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
CALIFORNIA EPA Issues SUD for Crystalline Silica in Interior Flat Latex PAINT On Dec. 26, California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a safe use determination (SUD…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
PPG Industries wants designers of electronics to think beyond the beige box. To help make that task easier, it has introduced the TrendCast styling kit. Created to predict and communicate the latest trends in color, texture and special effects, the k…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
In collaboration with DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha, DaimlerChrysler Japan (DCJ) is starting to make the switch to water-based paints at its vehicle preparation centers (VPCs) in Toyohashi and Hitachi. The new process will first be applied to the Mercede…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Valspar Corp. has purchased De Beer Lakfabrieken, a privately-owned manufacturer and distributor of automotive refinish coatings based in Lelystad, The Netherlands. De Beer sells products in more 65 countries and had sales in fiscal 2003 of approxim…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
aimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors have renewed their approvals of BASF’s refinish systems for repairs covered by warranty.…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
TW Devcon Acquires Futura COATINGS ITW Devcon has acquired certain assets of Futura Coatings Inc., a St. Louis-based producer of sprayable high-performance elastomeric coatings and linings. ITW Devcon Futura Coatings will become part of ITW Perfo…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
GEt INSIDE the Italian Paint Industry with IRL’s New Study What is the largest national paint industry in Western Europe, as well as the second largest market after Germany? The answer is Italy, and IRL has a new study that provides fresh insi…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Bayonne, NJ-based Muralo Company has promoted Shawn Norton to marketing manager. She is the fourth generation of the Norton family to work at Muralo, which was acquired by her great grandfather more than 50 years ago. In her new position, N…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
ANNOUNCED AT DUPONT DuPont has re-aligned its organizational structure to implement “customer- and market-focused growth and productivity actions” announced in December, 2003. John C. Hodgson, executive vice president, has been nam…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
CHEMARK EXPANDS EXPERTISE WITH NEW STAFF MEMBERS The Chemark Consulting Group has broadened its consulting services to include manufacturing and operations and technology management with additional staff members. Nelson Auge, former vice presi…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
CORRECTION: MAHR IS HEAD OF AUTOMOTIVE OEM AT BASF In the Nov. 2003 issue of Coatings World, a photo mistakenly identified Gerold Mahr as an employee of PPG. Mahr has succeeded Raineer Michael Blair as head of automotive OEM coatings at BASF.…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Avecia has signed an agreement to sell its specialty additives business to The Lubrizol Corp. for an undisclosed sum. Avecia’s additives business has annual sales of approximately b30 million. A manufacturing facility at Huddersfield, UK is in…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Dow increases prices, moves to monthly pricing Dow Chemical Co. has increased the selling price of many of its solvents and organic intermediates for Europe and the Middle East. Among the products that will be increased are butanol, 2-ethylh…  Read More »
August 11, 2005
Degussa’s advanced fillers and pigments business unit has added a new product, Acematt HK 440, to its Acematt line of matting agents. The company has also developed two soft touch matting agents, EXP 3200-1 and EXP 3300-1 for coatings that serv…  Read More »

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