• PPG acquires Vanex

    September 12, 2008
    PPG acquires Vanex PPG has acquired Vanex, Inc., Mount Vernon, IL. Founded in 1964, privately-held Vanex is a supplier of Plascron and Breakthrough brand water-based industrial coatings for use on metal, plastic and wood in the structural steel, buil…

  • Prime Leather Finishes, 3M Form Partnership

    September 12, 2008
    Prime Leather Finishes, 3M form partnership Milwaukee-based Prime Leather Finishes Company has formed a strategic alliance with 3M Company to manufacture and market protective coatings for a variety of leather products. These new products, designed…

  • Carbon Motors Partners with BASF

    September 12, 2008
    CARBON MOTORS PARTNERS WITH BASF Carbon Motors Corp. has chosen the BASF Coatings as its partner for the development of UV-cure film chemicals and processes to be used on the thermoplastic exterior skin panels of the Carbon E7 Law Enforcement Patrol…

  • Microban, Absolute Coatings Form Partnership

    September 12, 2008
    Microban, Absolute Coatings form partnership Microban International, Ltd., and Absolute Coatings, Inc., maker of Last-n-Last brand floor coating products, have partnered to introduce Last-n-Last floor coatings with Microban antimicrobial product pro…

  • Sherwin-Williams completes acquisition of Inchem Holdings

    September 12, 2008
    Sherwin-Williams completes acquisition of Inchem Holdings The Sherwin-Williams Company has closed a definitive agreement to acquire the Liquid Coatings subsidiaries of Inchem Holdings of Inchem Holdings International Limited. Headquartered in Singapo…

  • DuPont venture opens R&D center in Russia

    September 12, 2008
    DuPont venture opens R&D center in Russia DuPont Russian Coatings LLC has opened the largest technical center in Russia dedicated to the development of high-performance automotive coatings. The $3 million facility is located at the Yaroslav head…

  • H.B. Fuller to build specialty adhesive facility in China

    September 12, 2008
    H.B. Fuller to build specialty adhesive facility in China H.B. Fuller Company has made plans to invest further in its Asia Pacific region operations through the building of a new hot melt moisture cure (HMMC) and polyisobutylene (PIB) manufacturing f…

  • Praxair Surface Technologies expands its coatings services

    September 12, 2008
    Praxair Surface Technologies expands its coatings services Praxair Surface Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., has completed the expansion of its Indianapolis-based ceramic coating facility, which is used to coat aircraft engine…

  • DuPont Announces Price Increase of Up to 10%

    September 12, 2008
    DuPont Announces Price Increase of Up to 10% DuPont CoatingSolutions announced a price increase of up to ten percent, effective September 1, on powder and liquid industrial coatings in the U.S. and Canada. The price increases are driven partly by hi…

  • NPCA, FSCT Annual

    September 12, 2008
    NPCA, FSCT Annual Meetings to be Joined The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Fed­eration of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) will hold their annual meetings concurrently, and offer a new CoatingsTech Conference A…

  • Brush Wellman Licenses Coating Technology

    September 12, 2008
    Brush Wellman Licenses Coating Technology Brush Wellman Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Mafco Inc. of Largo, FL, to acquire corrosion protection coating technology as applied to beryllium materials. The technology will be utilized o…

  • IRL's PROFILE OF THE FRENCH PAINT INDUSTRY

    September 12, 2008
    IRL’s PROFILE OF THE FRENCH PAINT INDUSTRY Information Research (IRL) has publication its report on the French paint and coatings sector titled, “A Profile of the French Paint Industry, 2nd Edition.” France is Western Europe’…

  • Dow Exploring Divestiture Options for Clear Lake Operations

    Kerry Pianoforte September 10, 2008
    Dow Exploring Divestiture Options for Clear Lake Operations

  • DuPont Named 'Supplier of the Year' by AutoNation

    Kerry Pianoforte September 10, 2008
    DuPont Named 'Supplier of the Year' by AutoNation

  • Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Expands Opti-Check Range

    Kerry Pianoforte September 8, 2008
    Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Expands Opti-Check Range

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