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  • Automotive Refinish  | Breaking News

    BASF Coatings Opens an Automotive Application Center in India

    BASF has opened a new application center in Mangalore, India for the development of automotive OEM coatings and to provide customer support to the Indian automotive market segment. “This state-of-the-art center allows us to work very closel…
    Tim Wright 10.26.06

  • Breaking News

    PPG Publishes Publishes New Coraflon Color Guide

    The PPG Coil & Extrusion Coatings Group has released a new Coraflon Color Guide to help architects and building owners specify color for architectural metal components. The four-page brochure encompasses five different coatings types including 2-…
    Tim Wright 10.26.06

  • Financial News

    ICI reports growth in UK and Asia

    First half revenues were up ten percent to €1.8 billion for ICI’s paint business as sales grew strongly in the UK and Asia, but were down in continental Europe where retail markets were weak. Decorative paint sales in the UK and Irelan…
    10.20.06

  • Architectural Coatings | Financial News

    Valspar's Sales and

    Valspar reported that third-quarter sales rose ten percent to $797 million, from $727 million in the same period last year. Earnings rose 13% for the period to $52.6 million from $45.7 million. The company recently completed the acquisition of an 80…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News | Industrial Coatings

    Kemira looks for strong Second Half Growth

    Chemical Group Kemira has forecast higher revenues in its paint and coatings segment in the second half of the year due to demand and a boost from recently acquired Russian paint firm Kraski Teks, which added three percent to organic revenue growth i…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    strong growth for Asian Paints

    strong growth for Asian Paints Robust economic growth and an ongoing construction boom helped Asian Paints increase net profit by 37.7% to approximately $13 million (Rs603 million) in the second quarter. Compared to the same period last year revenue…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    DuPont Profits Down

    Pre-tax operating profit at the Color and Technolgies segment for the three months ended June 30 were up 18% to $222 million as sales rose by two percent to $1.6 billion reflecting higher local selling prices. DuPont said earnings improvement was bro…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    RPM Down in Fourth Quarter, Records Record Sales

    A $335 million liability charge took RPM International to a loss for its fourth quarter and year ended May 31, despite record sales. The company recorded a $122.5 million pre-tax loss for the fourth quarter and $222.5 million loss for the year. Howe…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    PPG Set for Growth

    PPG Industries said volume growth in Asia and Europe in the second quarter pushed earnings in its coatings segment up by 23% to $272 million as sales rose by nine percent to $1.579 billion.…
    10.20.06

  • Financial News

    sherwin-williamsís 2q results

    Sherwin-Williams’ pre-tax profit for the quarter to June 30 was up by 23% to $269.1 million on eight percent higher revenue at $2.13 billion. Growth came from strong domestic architectural paint sales to contractors and DIY customers, improved…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Reichhold introduces waterborne

    Reichhold, Inc. has introduced a new waterborne epoxy curing agent. Epotuf 37-685 for industrial maintenance applications provides the corrosion protection of solventborne coatings with waterborne chemistry. Epotuf 37-685 is an amine-functional disp…
    10.20.06

  • Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    Ciba Introduces new

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has introduced a new product to its Irgazin 2000 series. Ciba Irgazin yellow 2088 is an organic yellow pigment that achieves superior opacity and high intrinsic color strength in industrial coatings, according to the company.…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Degussa launches

    Degussa AG recently added Dynasylan 2201 EQ, a new ureidofunctional silane adhesion promoter, to its product range. The percentage of certain by-products, and particularly of the ethyl carbamate contained in comparable products, is under 0.05%, accor…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Myers Engineering

    Myers Engineering, Inc. has added a quad mixer to its product line. The unit was designed to handle a variety of applications including both heavy viscosities common to this style of mixer and lighter products that have troublesome flow characteristi…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ross Offers

    Charles Ross and Son Company offers the vertical blender for the blending of easily degradable solids. The mixing screw rotates around the periphery of the cone and simultaneously lifts materials from the bottom to the top of the blender. This…
    10.20.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Gardco offers

    Gardco offers a humidity alert meter, featuring built-in audible and visual programmable alarms. Other features of the humidity alert meter include a remote probe that allows for measurement behind walls and difficult to access loca…
    10.20.06

  • People in the News

    Rust-Oleum makes organizational : Michael D. Tellor

    Rust-Oleum Corp. has announced a number of organizational changes. Rust-Oleum group president, Michael D. Tellor, who has led the Rust-Oleum organization for the last 12 years, will now assume the position of chairman and CEO of the Rust-Oleum/…
    10.20.06

  • People in the News

    Rohm and Haas names Williams: Stewart Williams

    Rohm and Haas names Williams Technical Director PQI Stewart Williams was recently named technical director of the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI). In this new role he will develop and manage PQI’s technical initiatives, including…
    10.20.06

  • Supplier News

    BASF relocates Johnson Polymer

    BASF Corporation has announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant, an…
    10.20.06

  • People in the News

    International Paint hires : Tim Riley

    International Paint hires marketing manager, account executive International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Tim Riley to serve as their new marketing manager for the high value infrastructure markets throughout North America. A…
    10.20.06