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Jason Lawton
July 6, 2004
Australian paint manufacturer Wattyl Ltd. has sold its U.S. businesses, Coronado Paint, an architectural-coatings company and Lenmar Inc., a manufacturer of lacquers and polyurethane coatings, to Stony Point, NY-based INSL-X Products Corp. Exiting…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
June 29, 2004
International Paint Inc., Houston, TX and the Military Sealift Command (MSC) have entered into a contract for up to a five-year fleet paint program for the supply of an estimated 3.9 million liters of products. The MSC fleet provides ocean transpo…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
June 28, 2004
Akzo Nobel’s decorative coatings business will acquire Timpe & Mock, the second largest decorative paint wholesaler in Germany. Employing approximately 400 people in 20 outlets in northern Germany, Timpe & Mock specializes in supplying…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
June 11, 2004
Akzo Nobel has developed a temporary paint system that can peeled off after use. Maskin, a waterborne coating, can be applied to any non-porous surface, such as a car body or windows, and can be removed and disposed of using standard paint waste r…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
June 8, 2004
PPG Total Service Solutions, which provides manufacturers with management and service, has signed its first contract in China. The firm has inked a deal with Wuxi Vehicle Body Co to provide the vehicle manufacturer with chemical and processes managem…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
May 25, 2004
Two family-run, regional paint operations have announced plans to merge. Rodda Paint, based in Portland, OR, and Cloverdale Paint Inc. (CPI), based in Canada, will combine operations. According to a statement released by both organizations, when m…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
May 19, 2004
With its current facility near Ho Chi Minh City operating at full capacity, Akzo Nobel is building a new decorative coatings factory in Vietnam. Operated by Akzo's Decorative Coatings International (DCI) business, the new factory is located on a 4…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
May 17, 2004
Sherwin-Williams has signed an accord to buy Duron in a transaction valued at $253 million, plus the assumption of certain financial obligations at closing. Duron, with sales of approximately $350 million, operates 231 company-owned stores in the…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
April 17, 2004
BASF Coatings has expanded its Tultitlán, Mexico factory with new plastic coatings capabilities. A new plant has been commissioned to make plastic coatings in small batches of less than 2,000 liters.…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
April 7, 2004
The U.S. EPA region five cited eight companies for alleged violations of federal architectural coating rules. The companies cited include: Lymtal International (Lake Orion, MI), Nelson Paint Co. (Kingsford, MI), Pro Coatings, Inc. (Sparta, MI), Aexce…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
September 19, 2003
Professional Paint Inc. (PPI) has purchased all assets of Duckback Products, Inc., the Chico, CA maker of stains, coatings and water repellant finishes. "The Duckback acquisition provides PPI with access to a proven distribution channel and d…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
September 17, 2003
Sico has unveiled a comprehensive plan to optimize its manufacturing, distribution and customer service infrastructure. Plans include shuttering two plants and three distribution centers for architectural paint and consolidating its customer service…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
September 5, 2003
BASF Coatings AG has announced it will implement a reorganization plan within its industrial coatings operations to capitalize on the company's strong position in the automotive sector and focus on profitable growth markets. The plan, which will g…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
August 12, 2003
Akzo Nobel will open an R&D center in Pontiac, MI, U.S., for its car refinishes business. Along with the R&D facilities, Akzo Nobel will also build a new dispersion facility to produce Sikkens Autobase Plus car refinish paint for the North Am…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
June 27, 2003
The shrinking industrial paint market in the UK is forcing Tikkurila Coatings Ltd. to consider consolidating its UK manufacturing to one site. The company currently has manufacturing and administrative sites at Bury in Lancashire and West Bromwich…  Read More »

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