• James Weil receives NPCA’s Heckel Award

    Tim Wright May 6, 2009
    During the Honors Luncheon of its 2009 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, NPCA|FSCT presented James Weil with the George Baugh Heckel Award.

  • DuPont realigns industrial coatings business in Americas

    Tim Wright April 29, 2009
    DuPont's Industrial CoatingSolutions business in the Americas has been realigned to serve its customers better with a lean and responsive organization representing its total offering of liquid, powder and e-coat products and services.

  • AkzoNobel acquires East European adhesives business

    Tim Wright April 29, 2009
    AkzoNobel Industrial Finishes' Casco Adhesives business in Eastern Europe has acquired the wood adhesives activities of Kronochem, the chemical arm of Kronospan, a producer of wood panels, MDF, chipboard, laminate flooring and board resins.

  • Ecology Coatings forms sheet coating development agreement

    Tim Wright April 29, 2009
    Ecology Coatings, Inc. has signed an agreement with a customer for a production line using Ecology's patented technology for UV cured coatings on five gallon metal containers made from cold rolled carbon steel.

  • PPG’s 1Q sales drop 30%

    Tim Wright April 22, 2009
    PPG has reported $2.8 billion sales for the first quarter, a decline of 30%, or $111 million, versus last year’s first quarter.

  • Dürr and EADS/Airbus conclude framework agreement

    Tim Wright April 22, 2009
    Dürr has signed a framework agreement with aircraft manufacturer EADS/Airbus for the supply of a total of 57 painting booths.

  • Tikkurila opens a logistics and customer service center near Moscow

    Tim Wright April 22, 2009
    Tikkurila has opened a €20 million logistics and customer service center in Mytishchi near Moscow.

  • Tikkurila to layoff 163 at Vantaa site

    Tim Wright April 15, 2009
    The conclusion of Tikkurila's co-determination negotiations in Finland will result in a personnel reduction at the paint makers Vantaa site of 163, with 13 employees being made redundant.

  • RPM's sales down 13% in third

    April 14, 2009
    RPM’s net sales of $635.4 million were down 13.2% from the $731.8 million reported a year ago. The net loss for the third quarter was $30.9 million compared to record net income of $12.2 million earned in the year-ago period. “Sales refl…

  • H.B. Fuller's income down

    April 14, 2009
    H.B. Fuller’s income down $12 million in first quarter Net income for H.B. Fuller’s first quarter of 2009 was $6.1 million, down from $18.2 million in last year’s first quarter. This represents a loss of $12.1 million. Net revenue…

  • BASF participates in Detroit's

    April 14, 2009
    BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions recently participated in the 2009 Autorama “Educational Days” reception, which is held to attract new talent to automotive aftermarket industries. During Autorama’s annual Educational Days, student…

  • Henkel's Sales down 19%

    April 14, 2009
    Henkel’s Sales down 19% The start of 2009 saw the challenging world economic situation continue and this was reflected in Henkel’s business performance. The company’s Adhesive Technologies business sector has been affected by the w…

  • AkzoNobel wins paint contract for Dutch rebranding project

    April 14, 2009
    AkzoNobel wins paint contract for Dutch rebranding project AkzoNobel’s car refinishes business has been chosen to supply paint systems for the rebranding of Essent Network, the distribution arm of Dutch energy supplier Essent (now operating und…

  • Sherwin-Williams' Sales

    April 14, 2009
    Sherwin-Williams’ Sales Drop 13% in first Quarter Sherwin-Williams’ first quarter sales dropped 13% to $1.551 billion over last year’s first quarter due to weak paint sales. Sales in the paint stores group of $898.4 million in the…

  • Penske Racing uses Envirobase High Performance coatings

    April 14, 2009
    Penske Racing uses Envirobase High Performance coatings PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the team’s racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings sys…