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  • Supplier News

    BASF completes

    BASF has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Engelhard is now a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration pr…
    07.12.06

  • Supplier News

    IN Brief

    Chemtura Corp.’s world headquarters in Middlebury, CT has been certified to the RC14001 international…
    07.12.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Becker opens new factory in

    Formed in 1999, Becker Industrial Coatings Malaysia has outgrown its original manufacturing plant and has now commissioned a larger plant of 5,500 square meters in Kota Kemuning, Selangor. The new site was identified in 2004 and a ground breaking ce…
    07.12.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Powder Coatings

    Akzo Nobel acquires

    Akzo Nobel has gained full control of its Asian Akzo Nobel Chang Cheng Coatings joint venture. The transaction means that the company now wholly owns its powder coatings operations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. “As global leaders in this sec…
    07.12.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Hempel opens

    The Danish Hempel Group officially inaugurated its new paint production plant in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province, near Ho Chi Minh City. The new factory has a production capacity of three million liters a year. “I…
    07.12.06

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    DaimlerChrysler renews agreement with DuPont

    DaimlerChrysler has re-signed a global cooperation agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for the use of DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish brands. The agreement was signed at the DaimlerChrysler Global Parts and Services of…
    07.12.06

  • Breaking News

    X-Rite Completes Acquisition of Amazys Holding AG

    X-Rite, Incorporated, a manufacturer offering color measurement technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of Amazys Holding AG, otherwise known as the brand name GretagMacbeth. X-Rite will utilize color science and technology knowledge t…
    Kerry Pianoforte 07.05.06

  • Breaking News

    Toronto Canada to Host ICE 2007

    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced Toronto as the site for ICE 2007, Wednesday, Oct. 3 to Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, adjacent to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre Sports Complex.…
    Kerry Pianoforte 07.05.06

  • Breaking News

    BASF completes acquisition of Johnson Polymer

    The acquisition of resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer by BASF was closed on July 1, 2006. The acquisition includes Johnson Polymerís production sites in the U.S. and the Netherlands, as well as technical centers and offices in Asia Pacific. It provi…
    Kerry Pianoforte 07.05.06

  • Breaking News

    Ameron to Sell Coatings Business to PPG

    Ameron International Corporation has announced that the comapny has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. The transaction is expected to be completed within 30 to 45 days, subject to the terms of…
    Kerry Pianoforte 06.29.06

  • Architectural Coatings | Breaking News

    Valspar to Acquire Majority Interest in Huarun Paints

    The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire a significant majority of the share capital of Huarun Paints Holdings Company Limited (Huarun Paints), one of China's largest independent coatings companies, from Champion Regal, a H…
    Kerry Pianoforte 06.28.06

  • Breaking News

    CFC International to be acquired by Illinois Tool Works

    Worldwide holographic and specialty coated film manufacturer CFC International, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Illinois Tool Works (ITW). Under the terms of the agreement, which was recommended by a…
    Tim Wright 06.22.06

  • Breaking News

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals launches new paint and coatings website

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals’ Coating Effects Segment has launched a new, interactive paint and coatings industry website. The new site is designed to allow users easy, rapid access to tailor-made solutions via a selection of different, user-orient…
    Tim Wright 06.22.06

  • Breaking News

    Tikkurila and Sto to establish joint venture in Russia

    Tikkurila Oy, which is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatings business, and the Germany-based Sto AG have agreed on establishing a joint venture called Sto-Tikkurila in Moscow, Russia. Operations will start as soon as the company has been…
    Tim Wright 06.14.06

  • Breaking News

    BASF completes acquisition of Engelhard

    BASF has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Engelhard is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration proc…
    Tim Wright 06.14.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Financial News | Powder Coatings

    Rohm and Haas

    Rohm and Haas’ first quarter earnings for its coatings business was $51 million, up from $49 million in the same period in 2005. Sales in the coatings segment of $673 million represented an eight percent increase over first quarter 2005. Archi…
    06.13.06

  • Financial News

    Valspar Reports

    Valspar reports second quarter earnings Valspar has reported net income for the second quarter ended April 28, 2006 of $47,935,000 versus net income of $39,241,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 8.6% to $766…
    06.13.06

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment

    Air Products offers PFOA-free addi

    Air Products’ Airflex EF9100 emulsion and Dynol 607 surfactant are two key “fluoro-free” products helpful to formulators looking to solve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) PFOA (perfluorooctanic acid) reductio…
    06.13.06

  • Raw material & Equipment | Solvents

    Eliokem offers plioway

    Eliokem offers Plioway resins to meet the industry demand for environmentally-friendly products. These odorless stain blocking primers, combined with isoparaffinic solvents such as Isopar G, require three to four times less air turnover than traditio…
    06.13.06

  • Raw material & Equipment

    CPC Color Launches compact

    CPS Color has launched the new Corob D250 sequential colorant dispenser. Based on Corob piston pump technology, the D250 is ideal for points of sale with a small to medium output. Its footprint measures 70 square cm and its nozzles are cleaned automa…
    06.13.06