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    Tikkurila acquires two Russian coatings companies

    Kemira has recently strengthened its market position in Eastern European paint markets. Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paint and coatings business, acquired 70% of two St. Petersburg, Russia-based paint companies by the name of Gamma an…
    Tim Wright 04.12.07

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    The next generation of color from Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings

    Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has recently launched its latest color collection—RTS Gen II—following the success of the first generation of Ready of Ship (RTS) products in 2004. The Generation II RTS Color Palette is comprised of over…
    Tim Wright 04.11.07

  • Breaking News

    Akzo Nobel is awarded a technical approval from GM Europe

    Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has received approval from General Motors Europe (GM) on the Sikkens brand paint system. The approval extends to GM's collision repair centers as well as collision repair centers doing work on GM products as Chevrolet/Daewoo…
    Tim Wright 04.11.07

  • Breaking News

    NPCA responds to lead-poisoning lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General Dann

    The National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc. (NPCA), released a statement strongly opposing the decision by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to sue ten companies over the issue of lead poisoning. Instead of pursuing current, effective measures th…
    Tim Wright 04.09.07

  • Automotive Refinish  | Breaking News

    GM approves new AWX waterborne paint system

    General Motors recently approved the AWX waterborne refinish system from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes for North American collision repair centers. The AWX system has undergone the extensive certification process to meet the GM4901M standard.…
    Tim Wright 04.05.07

  • Breaking News | Industrial Coatings

    SEI Chemical, 21st Century Coatings join forces

    SEI Chemical of Northridge, CA has purchased 21st Century Coatings Limited of Vancouver, BC, Canada. According to company sources, the buyout is effective immediately. Together the two firms' offer diverse lines of high-end industrial coatings tha…
    Tim Wright 04.04.07

  • Breaking News

    Sherwin-Williams buys Nitco Paints to enter India

    Sherwin-Williams has agreed to buy Nitco Paints to enter the Indian market. A privately-owned manufacturer based in Mumbai with sales of approximately $18 million, Nitco Paints makes exterior specialty paints and coatings used in the construction of…
    Tim Wright 04.04.07

  • Breaking News

    Asian Paints ME to market its products under Berger brand

    Asian Paints ME has decided to market all its products under the Berger brand in Oman. The announcement was made during the recently held dealer meetings in Muscat and Salalah. This is being done to bring in more synergies within the three group…
    Tim Wright 04.02.07

  • Breaking News

    NPCA board of directors resolution to ongoing industry activity in the PPSI dialogue

    The board of directors of the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) has approved a resolution authorizing the association to continue with the Paint Product Stewardship Initiative (PPSI) dialogue for the purpose of pursuing the development o…
    Tim Wright 04.02.07

  • Breaking News

    SigmaKalon sells Manage site to Arpadis Group NV

    SigmaKalon has sold its Manage site, including all production facilities, to Arpadis Group NV, that will continue the manufacturing activities. Arpadis Group NV is a growing international organization in the distribution of chemical products serving…
    Tim Wright 04.02.07

  • Breaking News

    DPC Argentina opens Color Exacto center

    DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) in Argentina recently opened a new Color Exacto Center in Buenos Aires. DPC has 38 centers located in Argentina.DPC Argentina plans to open at least ten more centers this year to reach more clients and continue wi…
    Tim Wright 03.28.07

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    3M to acquire E Wood Holdings

    3M and E Wood Holdings PLC announced an offer to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of E Wood Holdings PLC, a North Yorkshire, UK-based manufacturer of high performance protective coatings for oil, gas, water, rail and automotiv…
    Tim Wright 03.28.07

  • Additives | Breaking News

    Cytec opens new coatings applications laboratory in India

    Cytec Industries Inc. has opened its new liquid coatings resins and additives applications laboratory in Mumbai, India. This new facility will help to proactively serve the fast growth of the Indian economy. Its location within the industrial area…
    Tim Wright 03.21.07

  • Breaking News

    Sika divests bituminous coatings production in Germany

    In keeping with its plan to strengthen its focus Sika is selling its production of bituminous coatings and withdrawing from the business of supplying coatings to the cast iron pipe industry. Together with the Sika operation in Gelsenkirchen, Germany,…
    Tim Wright 03.20.07

  • Breaking News

    Sherwin-Williams to acquire M.A. Bruder & Sons

    The Sherwin-Williams Company has entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of 100% of the stock of M. A. Bruder & Sons Inc., headquartered in the Philadelphia, PA area. With sales of approximately $146 million, M. A. Bruder is a leadin…
    Tim Wright 03.20.07

  • Financial News

    Akzo Nobels revenues up 12% in

    Revenues at Akzo Nobel’s Coatings division grew 12% to a record €6,209 million and EBIT before incidentals was up 22% to €518 million. Car refinishes continued its turnaround, with revenues rising four percent. Industrial activities p…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    otun turnover increased

    Jotun turnover increased by more than NOK 1 billion 2006 was yet another strong year for Jotun, with the group continuing to develop with higher sales and improved profits compared with 2005. Jotun’s sales totaled NOK 7,733 million in 200…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    Valspar Reports 1Q Results

    Valspar Reports 1Q Results The Valspar Corporation reported net income for the first quarter ended January 26, 2007 of $23,598,000 compared to net income of $22,541,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 10.3% to $6…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    Masco Reports Record

    Masco Reports Record Sales For 2006 Masco Corporation reported that net sales from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2006 increased two percent to a record $12.8 billion compared with $12.6 billion for 2005.…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    ICI Paints Grew 12% in 4Q

    ICI Paints Grew 12% in 4Q Sales for the quarter at Rs 192 cr reflects a growth of 12% over the corresponding period last year. Key brands in the decorative segment grew well ahead of the market, which together with improved margins and control on fi…
    03.19.07