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    POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER

    POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER COATINGS SYSTEMS BUSINESS UNIT PolyOne Corp. has unveiled Polymer Coating Systems (PCS), the new name of its business unit that custom formulates and manufactures liquid polymer coatings and additives. With manufactur…
    10.14.05

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    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE HITS

    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE HITS RESIN PRODUCTION MILESTONE Bayer MaterialScience’s Bitterfeld facility in Germany has produced 500,000 tons of coating resin. The company has reported that in the past year, production has increased by 12%. Bay…
    10.14.05

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    DELTECH PROPERTIES

    DELTECH PROPERTIES PURCHASES ASSETS OF ADCO CHEMICAL COMPANY Deltech Properties has purchased the Newark, NJ-based assets of Adco Chemical Company.Adco was the former manufacturing arm of UR-Cryl Polymer Corporation and Thibaut and Walker. De…
    10.14.05

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    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF SPX Process Equipment has relaunched its web site at www. s p x p e . c o m … D e g u s s a Engineered Carbons has launched a new web site www.dec-lp.com…QPanel’s calibration lab in Cleveland, OH has joined Q-Lab W…
    10.14.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Intersleek makes newbuilding debut in Korea

    International Paint has announced the successful completion of the first Intersleek foul release coating newbuilding application in Korea. Pioneered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea and International Paint K…
    10.14.05

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    LOWE’S EXPANDS INTO CANADA

    LOWE’S EXPANDS INTO CANADA Lowe’s Companies, Inc., has unveiled an aggressive plan to expand into Canada. The Mooresville, NC-based retailer expects to open its first Canadian stores in Toronto in 2007. Initially, Lowe’s plans…
    10.14.05

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    AKZO NOBEL EXPANDS

    AKZO NOBEL EXPANDS CHINESE COATINGS ACTIVITIES Akzo Nobel has reinforced its commitment to becoming China’s top coatings company by signing an agreement to acquire the coatings activities of Guangzhou Toide Manufacturing Co. Currently ra…
    10.14.05

  • Industrial Coatings  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    BASF ACCREDITIED

    BASF ACCREDITED BY COOL ROOF RATING COUNCIL The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) has named BASF as an accredited manufacturer testing laboratory (AMTL). This designation means that BASF is accredited to test and certify the radiative properties…
    10.14.05

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    BARLOWORLD ACQUIRES

    BARLOWORLD ACQUIRES MIDAS PAINTS OF SOUTH AFRICA Barloworld has acquired Midas Paints Limited for approximately $6.3 million. The company sells Earthcote, a premium range of wall coatings through 34 franchised stores in South Africa. Midas wil…
    10.14.05

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    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE

    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE ACQUIRES POLYTHANE SYSTEMS Bayer MaterialScience LLC has acquired Polythane Systems, Inc. (PSI), a supplier of spray polyurethane foam roofing systems in the U.S. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Bay…
    10.14.05

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    CORUS PACKAGING PLUS,

    CORUS PACKAGING PLUS, VALSPAR FORM ALLIANCE Corus Packaging Plus and Valspar have formed a joint polymer coatings development program, with the main objective being of expanding Corus’ Protact polymer-coated steel business and providing…
    10.14.05

  • Marine Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    FIRST NEWBUILDING CONTRACT FOR INTERNATIONAL PAINT JAPAN

    International Paint Japan (IPJ) has been awarded its first newbuilding contract for the supply of coatings for two Medmax LNG ships. The 75,500 cbm ships, to be built at Universal Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tsu works, are scheduled for deliv…
    10.14.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Pigments

    REACH $3.4 BILLION IN 2009

    REACH $3.4 BILLION IN 2009 Demand in the U.S. for color pigments, including inorganic, organic and specialty types, is forecast to increase 5.2% per year to $3.4 billion in 2009, driven by above average gains in high-performance organic pigment…
    10.14.05

  • Automotive Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    ASIAN COATING SALES VALUED

    ASIAN COATING SALES VALUED AT $20.5 BILLION IN 2004 According to a new study by Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, Asian coating consumption surged to 7.9 MM metric tons (MT) with a sales value of $20.5 billion in 2004. An eight percent annual gr…
    10.14.05

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    ACE HARDWARE AND JOHN MADDEN REMAIN TEAMMATES

    ACE HARDWARE AND JOHN MADDEN REMAIN TEAMMATES John Madden and Ace Hardware will remain advertising teammates into the next decade. Ace has renewed its contract with the legendary football coach and TV analyst for six additional years. Madden will…
    10.14.05

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    Ford unveils "paint shop of the future"

    Ford Motor Company has unveiled its “paint shop of the future,” which it says will save it between $7-11 per vehicle and reduce VOC emissions by 10% and CO2 by 20. “Painting vehicles is arguably the auto industry’s biggest…
    Christine Esposito 10.14.05

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    Kansai, Nerolac Form JV To Buy Malaysian Firm

    Indian paint manufacturer Goodlass Nerolac has reportedly formed a joint venture with Kansai Paint  to acquire the paint operations of a Malaysian coatings firm. According to an online report from Business Standard, Nerolac will hold 55% of t…
    Christine Esposito 10.11.05

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    Kerr-McGee to spin off chemicals unit

    Kerr-McGee Corp.’s board of directors has approved the separation of its chemical business through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares of the Class A common stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tronox Incorporated. The IPO is planned fo…
    Christine Esposito 10.06.05

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    BASF acquires Rhenania's coil coatings business

    BASF Coatings has acquired the coil coatings business of Rhenania Coatings GmbH. Pending regulatory authority approval, the transaction is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter. Financial details were not disclosed. The deal includes…
    Christine Esposito 10.04.05

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    Ace Paint moves into UK market

    Ace Hardware has inked an accord with Lawsons, an English lumber and building materials chain, that will bring Ace Paint to the UK market. In the accord, Lawsons, which has been serving the greater London area since 1921, has been granted exclusiv…
    Christine Esposito 10.04.05