• Arkema offers New Rilsan grades for Outdoor Furniture

    February 8, 2010
    Arkema has consolidated its Rilsan powder product range with new grades specifically adapted to the coating of outdoor furniture, so as to respond to stricter requirements in coastal areas, or in regions with extreme weather conditions. Arkema has de…

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  • International Paint to build fire protection lab

    February 8, 2010
    International Paint will invest $10.3 million to build a new testing laboratory for fire protection products at its manufacturing site at Felling, UK. The new facility will create 14 new jobs, and secure a further 30 at the site. The new laboratory w…

  • Ennis Paint Purchases G.T. Industries

    February 8, 2010
    Ennis Paint, a global provider of pavement marking materials and traffic safety products has purchased a majority share in G.T. Industries, a manufacturer of pavement marking materials in Australia. The facility is located in Ingleburn, New South Wal…

  • AkzoNobel Car Refinishes in Deal with GM Europe

    February 8, 2010
    General Motors Europe (GME) and AkzoNobel Car Refinishes formed an agreement under which AkzoNobel will participate in GME’s Body and Paint Program. AkzoNobel Car Refinishes will supply GME’s Opel and Vauxhall dealer network all across Eu…

  • Miller Paint Acquires ICI Paint Stores

    February 8, 2010
    Miller Paint, Portland, OR/USA, is buying two ICI Paints Stores in its home state located in Portland and Salem, and owned by AkzoNobel. Miller plans to operate the Portland store as a new Performance Coatings Center, and consolidate the ICI Salem st…

  • Chase Corporation Acquires ServiWrap Product Line

    February 8, 2010
    Chase Corporation, a global manufacturer of protective tapes and coatings, has acquired the full range of ServiWrap pipeline protection products from Grace Construction Products, a unit of W.R. Grace & Co. ServiWrap high performance tapes, which…

  • Pipe Coatings Plant Slated for Bessemer, Alabama

    February 8, 2010
    Liberty Coating Company of Morrisville, PA an applicator of industrial coatings for the oil, gas and water industries said it’s planning to put a pipe coatings plant in Bessemer, Alabama’s Interstate Industrial Park. Liberty Group of Morr…

  • Name Change for Elastogran Companies

    February 8, 2010
    Following the introduction of the BASF corporate brand for Elastogran European polyurethane sites, the next step BASF is taking is to change the names of Elastogran companies. Elastogran GmbH with its head offices in Lemförde will be called BASF…

  • ShawCor Forms Joint Venture in Russia

    February 8, 2010
    The pipe coating division of Toronto, Canada’s ShawCor Ltd., Bredero Shaw, has entered into a joint venture agreement with ArkhTekhnoProm, an affiliate of Mezhregiontruboprovodstroi, the leading Russian offshore pipeline contractor. The joint v…

  • AkzoNobel Strikes Deal with Chevrolet Dealership in U.S.

    February 8, 2010
    Karl Chevrolet of Ankeny, IA, the third largest Chevrolet dealership in the U.S. as well as the largest Chevrolet dealership in the state of Iowa, has chosen AkzoNobel as its preferred supplier. In a move to expand its position in the greater Des Moi…

  • AkzoNobel starts-up Ningbo plant

    February 8, 2010
    AkzoNobel has started production at its €275 million chelates facility located in Ningbo, China. The start-up of the Ningbo facility means that AkzoNobel is now the only major producer of chelates with plants in Europe, North America and Asia. N…

  • Tor Invests 2m in Aerosol Facility

    February 8, 2010
    County Durham, UK-based specialist paints manufacturer, Tor Coatings has invested £2 million in a state-of-the-art aerosol manufacturing facility, creating over 150 jobs. The investment allows the firm to manufacture and market a new range of a…

  • Trust Chem opens organic pigments warehouse

    February 8, 2010
    Hangzhou, China-based Trust Chem Group opened its European warehouse in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From this 4,000 square meter hub, an extensive range of organic pigments will be supplied to the European market. The Rotterdam warehouse will be oper…

  • Hempel Expands R&D Center in Barcelona

    February 8, 2010
    Hempel officially opened a new R&D center at a ceremony on January 13 in Barcelona. The newly expanded center will enable Hempel to develop and customize products faster, respond to customer needs more efficiently and help customers conform to ra…