• Sun Chemical Names : Myron Petruch

    July 16, 2008
    || Sun Chemical Names Petruch President Performance Pigments Sun Chemical Corp. has named Myron Petruch president, performance pigments. Petruch, who will oversee Sun Chemical’s entire global performance pigments business, joins the company f…

  • Chemtura appoints Elsbury : Ken Elsbury

    July 16, 2008
    || Chemtura appoints Elsbury vP global manufacturing Chemtura Corp. has appointed Ken Elsbury polymer additives’ vice president for global manufacturing. Elsbury comes to Chemtura from Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, where he served as vice…

  • RPM Hires: Thomas D. Gary

    July 16, 2008
    || RPM Hires Internal audit director RPM International has appointed Thomas D. Gary director of internal audit. Most recently, Gary…

  • BEHR is number one among consumers

    July 16, 2008
    || BEHR ranks highest in satisfying customers with interior paint, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Interior Paint Satisfaction Study. The study, now in its second year, measures customer satisfaction with interior paint by examining six…

  • AkzoNobel to sell its Canadian paint brands

    July 16, 2008
    || AkzoNobel to sell its Canadian paint brands AkzoNobel has agreed to sell its Para and Crown Diamond decorative paint brands in Canada to General Paint Corp. The sale is in line with the commitment package which was agreed with the Canadian authorit…

  • BASF expands in South Africa

    July 16, 2008
    || BASF expands in South Africa BASF Coatings Services (Pty) Ltd. is set to take over the business of MAB Auto Body Parts and Paint Centre Ltd. in Johannesburg, South Africa. MAB sales activities related to automotive refinish products, non-paint produc…

  • Jotun to open 15 retail outlets in India

    July 16, 2008
    || Jotun to open 15 retail outlets in India The Jotun Group will be opening three retail outlets in Kozhikode region of North Kerala in India. These will be located at Kozhikode, Payyannur and Perienthalmanna. Jotun currently has eight retail outlets in…

  • KPC Coatings Group rebrands itself

    July 16, 2008
    || KPC Coatings Group rebrands itself KPC Coatings Group Inc. will be rebranding itself as Certified Coating Specialists Inc. to continue to reflect the evolution of the company from the initial powder coating business, to its present status in industri…

  • LaFontaine Automotive Group selects PPG

    July 16, 2008
    || LaFontaine Automotive Group selects PPG The LaFontaine Automotive Group, Highland, MI, has converted from using a solvent-based system for vehicle paint repairs to using Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat by PPG Industries’ automot…

  • Automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants industry report

    July 16, 2008
    || Automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants industry report U.S. demand for automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants is expected to increase 2.6% annually to $5.3 billion in 2012, with volume reaching 1.6 billion pounds, according to “Automo…

  • ShawCor to provide coating services to Gazprom in Russia

    July 16, 2008
    || ShawCor to provide coating services to Gazprom in Russia ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value in excess of $20 million to provide three layer anticorrosion and concrete weight coating for…

  • Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea

    July 16, 2008
    || Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea Jotun has expanded its operations in Korea due to the growing market there with a new factory. The old paint factory in Yangsan is already producing twice as much as it is meant to be, and cannot bear the…

  • Dr. James W. Rawlins receives the debut American Coatings Award

    July 16, 2008
    || Dr. James W. Rawlins receives the debut American Coatings Award During the plenary session of the American Coatings Conference, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Vincentz Network presented Dr. James W. Rawlins with the first…

  • PPG acquires coatings manufacturer Vanex

    Tim Wright July 16, 2008
    || PPG acquires coatings manufacturer Vanex

  • Sub-One Technology introduces coatings for offshore oil and gas applications

    Tim Wright July 16, 2008
    || Sub-One Technology introduces coatings for offshore oil and gas applications

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