• Modern Masters E-Commerce Site Offers Convenience Plus Local Service

    October 5, 2010
    Modern Masters, a manufacturer of high-end specialty paints and decorative finishes, has launched an innovative retail integrated e-commerce site designed to offer the convenience of shopping online with the benefits of quality local service and supp…

  • PPG Coatings and Glass Used in Five of AIA’s Top Ten Green Building Projects

    October 5, 2010
    The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has named its top ten green building projects for 2010 and at least five of them feature environmentally advanced glass or coatings made by PPG Industries. The curt…

  • Colorcon Opens Technical Service Laboratory in Turkey

    October 5, 2010
    Colorcon, Ltd. has opened a new technical service laboratory in Turkey. Located in Atasehir, the southern area of Istanbul, the new laboratory contains fully equipped processing suites for laboratory-scale immediate and modified release film coating…

  • PPG’s Niekamp Named Among 100 Leading Women in NA Auto Industry

    October 5, 2010
    PPG’s senior vice president of automotive coatings, Cynthia Niekamp, has been named by Automotive News magazine among the 100 leading women in the North American Auto Industry. “Cindy joined PPG just last year, but she has already led our…

  • AkzoNobel Appoints New Head of Marketing

    October 5, 2010
    AkzoNobel has appointed Sucheta Govil as the new global head of marketing for the company’s decorative paints business. Based in Slough, UK, she will officially take up the position on January 1. Govil joins AkzoNobel from PepsiCo, where her la…

  • Tata Motors, Mahindra & Honda Motorcycle Recognize BASF as Best Supplier

    October 5, 2010
    BASF Coatings in India has received three supplier awards from Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). BASF received the Best Supplier Award for its performance in the paints category for the year 2009 from…

  • Arch Chemicals Elects Two Executive Vice Presidents

    October 5, 2010
    Arch Chemicals has elected Joe Shaulson and Luis Fernandez-Moreno executive vice presidents. Shaulson, who previously served as senior vice president, wood protection and personal care ingredients at Arch, will have responsibility as executive vice p…

  • Valspar Closes $142 Million Deal for Wattyl

    October 5, 2010
    Valspar closed its $142 million acquisition of Australian paint manufacturer Wattyl Ltd. Valspar announced the deal in June as part of a broader expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Wattyl, which brought in revenue of about $380 million last year, d…

  • Hall Technologies Hires Technical Sales Representative

    October 5, 2010
    Richard Keeler has joined Hall Technologies Inc. as a technical sales representative. Keeler is based in the company’s Houston sales office. In his new position he is responsible for sales and service to customers in southern Texas and Louisian…

  • ASTM Approves Standard for Zirconium Treatment

    October 5, 2010
    Zirconium is used as an anti-corrosive finishing/surface treatment on metal substrates. If the coating of zirconium is too thin, then the sought-for metal property will not be achieved. Similarly, applying too thick a coat means that treatment materi…

  • PPG to Help Inaugurate Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster

    October 5, 2010
    PPG participated in a ceremony Sept. 27 that celebrated the awarding of $129 million in federal funds to create the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC), a five-year initiative designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the U…

  • AkzoNobel and Forest Stewardship Council Form Landmark Partnership

    October 5, 2010
    AkzoNobel has underlined the im­portance of wood stewardship to its sustainability agenda by signing a landmark agreement with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The agreement makes AkzoNobel the FSC’s first global partner outside of pro…

  • AkzoNobel, Walmart Form Partnership in the U.S.

    October 5, 2010
    AkzoNobel has been selected by Walmart to be the primary paint supplier for the retailer’s U.S. stores. The company will develop and manufacture a portfolio of interior and exterior paints for more than 3,500 Walmart stores nationwide. This agr…

  • DuPont Hosts Color Trend Show 2010 in Japan

    October 5, 2010
    DuPont Shinto Automotive Systems (DSAS), part of the DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) business, recently introduced the latest global color trends in the DuPont Global Color Trend Show 2010. The event was hosted in the DuPont K.K Japan office in Tok…

  • BASF and SPEC MIX Combine Forces Offering High Performance Systems

    October 5, 2010
    The Wall Systems business of BASF Corporation and SPEC MIX, Inc., specializing in factory preblended construction products and silo material delivery systems, have formed a joint marketing agreement. The program enables contractors to combine the adv…

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