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  • Breaking News | Pigments

    Insl-x and Invista Collaborate to Formulate StainMaster Paint

    Invista, in collaboration with Insl-x, has introduced StainMaster paint, a new line of paint for the U.S. architectural paint market. The high performance paint utilizes special resins and pigments that allow for thicker coverage and smoother flow on…
    Tim Wright 02.23.07

  • Automotive Refinish  | Breaking News

    Asian PPG Industries to acquire ICI India's Advanced 2K Auto-Refinish business

    PPG Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICI India Ltd., Mumbai, India, to facilitate the acquisition of ICI's premium automotive refinish business. Upon closing, the business would be acquired by Asian PPG Industries Ltd., a 50%…
    Tim Wright 02.22.07

  • Breaking News

    Henkel to merge adhesives and technologies businesses

    Effective April 1, 2007, the Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives and Henkel Technologies business sectors will be merged to form the new Adhesives Technologies business sector, with total sales of €5.5 billion realized in fiscal 2006. "The…
    Tim Wright 02.22.07

  • Breaking News

    Premium Valspar Paint Gets New Look at Lowe's

    Lowe's Companies, Inc., in conjunction with The Valspar Corporation, announced that its premium-quality paint label for interior and exterior applications, previously sold under the American Tradition, Signature Colors and Duramax labels, will be con…
    Tim Wright 02.08.07

  • Financial News | Pigments

    RPM reports record sales and income

    RPM International, Inc. has reported record sales and net income for its fiscal 2007 second quarter ended Nov. 30, 2006. According to the company, strong sales and earnings growth in the company’s larger industrial segment offset slower growth…
    02.06.07

  • Financial News | Powder Coatings

    H.B. Fuller Reports 4Q

    H.B. Fuller’s net revenue for this year’s fourth quarter was $395.6 million, up 0.3% versus the fourth quarter last year. Fourth quarter net income was $75.7 million versus $23.3 million in last year’s fourth quarter. This year&rsqu…
    02.06.07

  • Financial News

    ICA Group Reports

    ICA Group, the leading Italian manufacturer of special coatings for wood, closed off 2006 with a consolidated turnover of €98 million—up 13.5% on the previous year. Underpinning this positive result is the company’s increasing turnov…
    02.06.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Pioneer Athletics teams up with

    Pioneer Athletics is expanding its commitment to new, innovative synthetic turf paints and coatings as well as antimicrobial protection to its 22,000 customers worldwide through a new partnership with SportCoatings. Under this new agreement, Pioneer…
    02.06.07

  • Additives | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    EMU Coatings Research Institute receives $1 million Air Force contract

    The Coatings Research Institute (CRI) of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has secured a one million dollar contract with the Department of Defense to work with the U.S. Air Force and conduct a variety of coatings research projects for the military b…
    02.06.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Euronav chooses

    Euronav has made an agreement with Hempel to apply Hempasil, the company’s silicone fouling release system, to its two ultra-large crude carriers, the TI Asia and the TI Europe. The 380-meter tankers, which have a deadweight tonnage of more tha…
    02.06.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Illinois Tool Works to

    Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Inc., Glenview, IL, has agreed to acquire mould release and coatings manufacturer Franklynn Industries, Inc. Franklynn will become a part of ITW Performance Polymers, an international business group of ITW. The company wil…
    02.06.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Chicago Metallic Announces Sale of Chicago Finished Metals

    Chicago Metallic Corporation an­nounced that Precoat Metals, a division of Sequa Corporation has purchased the assets of Chicago Finished Metals, located in Bridgeview, IL. “The sale of our metal coating businesses will enable Chicago Meta…
    02.06.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    ShawCor Announces $8.2 Million Pipe Coating CApacity Addition in Camrose, Alberta

    ShawCor Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, will invest $8.2 million in additional fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) pipe coating capacity for the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). This additional coating capacity will…
    02.06.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Tuff Coat Forms

    Tuff Coat, LLC, has entered into an agreement with ACCESSA Coatings Solutions on its line of Ultra Tuff coatings. ACCESSA will serve as the sales and distribution partner of Tuff Coat’s Ultra Tuff Line of water-based, rubberized, non-slip coati…
    02.06.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Alberdingk Boley introduces

    Alberdingk Boley has launched Albodur, a new product line of 100% solids castor oil-based polyols (COPO) for zero VOC, two-pack flooring applications. Albodur COPOs are based on renewable resources and are hydrophobic in nature. These low visco…
    02.06.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    GE Introduced Siblock

    GE – Advanced Materials, Silicones has introduced Silblock, WSR masonry water repellent, a silicone-based emulsion that combines water resistance and oil resistance properties in a single additive for formulated coatings that will be used…
    02.06.07

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment

    Eastman offers Multi-

    Eastman Chemical Company now offers a range of performance additives for the can and coil coatings market. The multi functional properties of CAB, Eastman cellulose esters, provide many benefits at an additive level in coil coatings. These include i…
    02.06.07

  • Supplier News

    Akzo Nobel relocates corporate head

    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from Arnhem to Amsterdam. The relocation, which will involve approximately 100 people, is expected to take place in July. “We are moving to Amsterdam because it will be a…
    02.06.07

  • Automotive Coatings | Pigments | Supplier News

    Keynote Speakers to

    Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs are some of the topics that will address the theme “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be hel…
    02.06.07

  • Additives | Supplier News

    Micro powders celebrates

    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY in 1971. In 1989, the company moved its corporate headquarters to its current l…
    02.06.07