• aakash chemicals names: Miguel Santamaria

    February 19, 2008
    || aakash chemicals names new business manager Aakash Chemicals and Dye-Stuffs, Inc. has named Miguel Santamaria international business manager. Most recently, Santa-maria served as vice president, Americas, for CPS Color. He has extensive commercial…

  • Sartomer names oppenstein: Adam Oppenstein

    February 19, 2008
    || Sartomer names oppenstein senior technical sales rep Sartomer Company has named Adam Oppenstein senior technical sales representative for the U.S. western region. In this position, he will be responsible for sales and technical support for all Sar…

  • SEI Chemical names

    February 19, 2008
    || SEI Chemical has appointed Maurice A.S. Stephenson chief chemist. In this newly created position Stephenson will be responsible for expanding and enhancing SEI’s anti-graffiti and anti-mold product lines.…

  • Sherwin-Williams acquires Flex

    February 19, 2008
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company has acquired certain assets of Flex Recubrimientos, Acabados Automotrices and related companies. Headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, the privately owned companies are leading manufacturers and distributors of automotive a…

  • PPG, Kansai expand alliance

    February 19, 2008
    || PPG Industries and Kansai Paint have expanded their alliance, known as PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF), to include the sale of automotive coatings to Japanese-owned or operated OEMs in Hungary. The business was transferred from a previous ventu…

  • BASF expands waterborne basecoat production

    February 19, 2008
    || BASF Coatings started the expansion of production and lab capacities at its Würzburg site. The investment amounts to approximately €21 million. The groundbreaking ceremony marked the launch of the construction phase. Production capacities w…

  • SigmaKalon acquires Neutron Paints

    February 19, 2008
    || SigmaKalon has acquired the South-African company Neutron Paints with its headquarters in Cape Town and a manufacturing facility in the region of Cape Town. It has 60 employees. The company manufactures and sells high performance, architectural decor…

  • Tor Coatings acquires Bollom Fire Protection

    February 19, 2008
    || UK-based Tor Coatings Ltd. has acquired the Bollom Fire Protection brand and assets. All Bollom fire protection products will now be manufactured by Tor Coatings to the original, tested and certified formulations. Tor Coatings has a history in the fi…

  • ShawCor to provide pipe for offshore project

    February 19, 2008
    || ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., has received a contract in excess of $40 million to provide a negative buoyancy coating for EnCana Corporation’s Deep Panuke offshore project in Nova Scotia. The award w…

  • DuPont Opens New Training Center

    February 19, 2008
    || Spies Hecker, a brand of DuPont Performance Coatings products used in the automotive collision repair industry, recently opened a new training center in Cologne, Germany. In conjunction with the opening of the center, approximately 500 customers from…

  • Helios acquires Avrora

    February 19, 2008
    || Helios Domale, d. d., has acquired Ukrainian paint maker Avrora. As a result Helios has gained a new production location to add to its current sites in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and in Russia. According to Helios, Avrora’s sales are approximate…

  • DuPont, Prismatic Powders enter agreement

    February 19, 2008
    || DuPont CoatingSolutions has entered into an agreement with Prismatic Powders, a division of NIC Industries, Inc. to market and sell a segment of their powder coatings under the brand DuPont Colorsplash by Prismatic. The line consists of vibrant color…

  • German paint maker signs agreement with DuPont EcoConcept

    February 19, 2008
    || Bollig & Kemper, a German manufacturer of coatings for the European auto industry, has signed a license agreement for DuPont EcoConcept, a patented coatings technology that enables auto manufacturers to realize reductions in energy use, environme…

  • Aleris to close its Toronto coil coating facilty

    February 19, 2008
    || Aleris International, Inc. has announced that it will be permanently closing its Toronto, Ontario, Canada coil coating facility. Production will be phased-out during the first quarter of 2008 and the site will be permanently closed shortly thereafter…

  • Shepherd Color launches new pigment black

    February 19, 2008
    || The Shepherd Color Company has introduced new high heat resistant pigment black 10C931. Jet black in color, 10C931, C.I. pigment black 26, is generally used in applications where the absence of chromium is desired and resistance to heat, light and we…

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