• PPG reports second quarter results

    August 11, 2008
    || PPG’s Performance Coatings segment sales in the second quarter 2008 increased $295 million, or 30%, versus the prior year's quarter, primarily as a result of the acquisitions of Sigma­Kalon's protective and marine coatings business and of B…

  • Automotive Coatings World Alliance Formed

    August 11, 2008
    || After several years of cooperation between Ohashi Chemical in Japan and Mäder Group in France, these two companies sought to broaden their global activities to encompass North America, while at the same time Spraylat Corp., a powder coatings sup…

  • Valspar reports 3q results

    August 11, 2008
    || Valspar reports 3q results Valspar has reported its results for the third-quarter ended July 25, 2008. Third-quarter sales totaled $957.7 million, a 7.2% increase from the third quarter of 2007. Net income for the third quarter was $47 million. In 2…

  • Becker Industries Expands

    August 11, 2008
    || Becker Industrie furthers its advance Leveraging its position as a leader in France, Becker Industrie, the industrial paint specialist and French subsidiary of Swedish group Beckers, has further expanded its business by setting up a subsidiary in th…

  • Tikkurila 2q results

    August 11, 2008
    || Tikkurila 2q results Tikkurila’s revenue in the second quarter rose by nine percent to €205.7 million ($188.7). Sales development was high in most markets both in decorative paints and industrial coatings. The slowdown in new construction…

  • Rhode Island Supreme

    August 11, 2008
    || Rhode Island Supreme Court overturns judgement The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently overturned a 2006 jury verdict against former manufacturers of lead pigment used in house paint decades ago. The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA),…

  • DuPont Reports 2Q Performance

    August 11, 2008
    || DuPont Reports 2Q Performance DuPont has announced its quarterly financial results. The Coatings & Color Technologies business unit reported a ten percent sales in­crease to $1.9 billion. Higher selling prices in all businesses and volume gr…

  • PPG publishes guide for coil and extrusion coatings

    August 11, 2008
    || PPG publishes guide for coil and extrusion coatings PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published a new guide specification for its liquid and powder coil and extrusion coatings. PPG is the first coatings company to make selection…

  • Sherwin-Williams' Global

    August 11, 2008
    || Sherwin-Williams’ Global Group reports strong 2Q Sherwin-Williams has announced its financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30, 2008. Compared to the same periods in 2007, consolidated net sales increased $31.4…

  • BASF launches new R-M waterborne product in U.S.

    August 11, 2008
    || BASF launches new R-M waterborne product in U.S. BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions has launched a new member of its R-M brand—Onyx HD—a high performance, environmentally compliant waterborne automotive refinish basecoat that complies wi…

  • Henkel provides €150,000

    August 11, 2008
    || Henkel provides €150,000 for Chinese earthquake victims Henkel has donated €150,000 to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake in China. Working closely with the Henkel sites in China, the company is in the process of channel…

  • Sto Emeraldcoat boasts ICC-ES approval

    August 11, 2008
    || Sto Emeraldcoat boasts ICC-ES approval Sto Corporation’s Sto EmeraldCoat, part of the StoGuard air and moisture barrier system, has received ICC-ES approval for use under all claddings except exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS). The n…

  • Sartomer names de Wolf CEO

    August 11, 2008
    || Sartomer Company named Marcel de Wolf chief executive officer, succeeding Luigi Colantuoni, who accepted a new assignment with Sartomer’s parent company, Total S.A., in Paris. In the new position, de Wolf will report to Bernard Pinatel, chief e…

  • GEITNER TO HEAD UP HENKEL'S

    August 11, 2008
    || GEITNER TO HEAD UP HENKEL’S ADHESIVES BUSINESS UNIT Thomas Geitner has assumed responsibility for Henkel’s adhesives technologies business sector. Geitner, who has been a member of the Henkel Management Board, has had a successful career…

  • International Paint : Doug Kirkner

    August 11, 2008
    || International Paint hires kirkner sales manager International Paint LLC has hired Doug Kirkner to serve as high value infrastructure/fire protection engineering sales manager throughout the northeastern U.S. Kirkner was recruited by International…

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