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  • Aerospace Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    PPG Aerospace Coatings Take Flight on First Airbus A380

    While the world watched the first A380 airplane successfully complete its first flight earlier this year, the PPG Aerospace–PRC-DeSoto coatings staff watched closely too as the flight marked a new livery that they helped create. The A380 was co…
    09.19.05

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    CCAI Honors Members

    At its annual meeting in Tucson, AZ, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) recognized user and supplier members for their year-long service and dedication. Among those honored was Fred Wells of Hentzen Coatings, Inc. (Wisconsin Chap…
    09.19.05

  • Architectural Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    IN BRIEF

    California Paints’ Fres~Coat premium paint once again ranked at the top of the list in a study of exterior paints conducted by a leading consumer reporting magazine. The independent study tested the overall performance of exterior paints in the…
    09.19.05

  • Financial News

    RPM’s fiscal 2005 sales rise 10.8%

    Fueled by organic growth, RPM reported record sales for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2005. The company’s net income and earnings per share declined compared with the 2004 fiscal year and fourth quarter, due to continued asbestos liability cost…
    09.19.05

  • Financial News

    ICI PAINTs’ Sales RISE 5%

    In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “notab…
    09.19.05

  • Financial News

    RPM’s fiscal 2005 sales rise 10.8%

    Fueled by organic growth, RPM reported record sales for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2005. The company’s net income and earnings per share declined compared with the 2004 fiscal year and fourth quarter, due to continued asbestos liabilit…
    09.19.05

  • Financial News

    ICI PAINTS’ SALES RISE 5%

    In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “…
    09.19.05

  • Breaking News

    Barloworld acquires Midas Paints

    Barloworld has acquired Midas Paints (Pty) Limited for approximately $6.3 million. The privately-owned paint maker sells Earthcote, a premium range of wall coatings through 34 franchised stores in South Africa. It also offers a contractor brand. M…
    Jason Lawton 09.12.05

  • Breaking News | Industrial Coatings

    Koivula Resigns, Jousimaa Takes Over at Tikkurila Coatings Oy

    Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, resigned today, and Ilpo Jousimaa, who had been vice president, has been appointed president. Koivula is leaving in order to concentrate his efforts on projects aimed at starting his own business,…
    Jason Lawton 08.18.05

  • Architectural Coatings | People in the News

    Stelert named VP BASF industrial coatings

    Peter Stelert, previously director of European business management for thermoplastic polyurethanes at Elastogran GmbH (a BASF company), has moved to BASF Coatings AG to become group vice president of the industrial coatings business. Thi…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    DOW CHEMICAL APPOINTS

    DOW CHEMICAL APPOINTS BANHOLZER CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER William F. Banholzer has been appointed corporate vice president and chief technology officer of The Dow Chemical Company. Ban-holzer, who will report to Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News | Pigments

    SCHOTTLAND APPOINTED

    Phillipe Schottland has been appointed manager of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments’ n e w l y - f o r m e d Advanced Technology Group. In this role, Schottland will focus his team on special effect pigments, next generation security…
    08.16.05

  • Automotive Coatings | People in the News | Wood Coatings

    VALSPAR APPOINTS THREE: Rolf Engh

    The Valspar Corp. has named Rolf Engh, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Engh joined Valspar in 1993 as vice president, general counsel and secretary and was named a senior vice president in 1998. Gary E. Hendrickson has…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    DUPONT PROMOTES

    DUPONT PROMOTES WAGNER TO SALES DIRECTOR Mark A. Wagner, global business m a n g e r – Fo r d , DuPont Automotive Systems, has been promoted to North American collision sales director, Refinish Americas. He replaces John P. Gallaher,…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    KERR-MCGEE APPOINTS COO: David A. Hager

    KERR-MCGEE APPOINTS COO, THREE NEW CORPORATE OFFICERS Kerr-McGee Corp. has appointed David A. Hager chief operating officer. In this new position, Hager will continue to lead the company’s worldwide exploration and production business, i…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News | Powder Coatings

    POWDER COATINGS INSTITUTE: Dave Heflin

    POWDER COATINGS INSTITUTE INSTALLS INTERPON’S HEFLIN AS PRESIDENT Dave Heflin, market manager of Akzo Nobel Inc./Interpon Powder Coatings, was installed as Powder Coating Institute (PCI) president for 2005-2006. Phil Bechtold of Rohm an…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    RPM HIRES INTERNAL AUDITOR: Brett Malone

    RPM HIRES INTERNAL AUDITOR AND MATERIAL ANALYST RPM International has hired Brett Malone as senior internal auditor and Alexis Senczylo as material analyst–purchasing. Malone brings more than nine years of professional experience in inte…
    08.16.05

  • People in the News

    KEANE APPOINTED DIRECTOR NACE: Tony Keane

    KEANE APPOINTED DIRECTOR NACE Tony Keane has been appointed executive director of NACE International. Formerly the COO of the Optical Society of America (OSA), Keane has significant not-for-profit association experience. CW…
    08.16.05

  • Industrial Coatings  | Raw material & Equipment

    Tego offers epoxy-siloxane resin

    Tego has introduced Silikopon EF, a new flexible epoxy-siloxane hybrid resin that combines the corrosion and chemical resistance of an epoxy resin with the weathering resistance of a polysiloxane, according to the company. This resin can contri…
    08.16.05

  • Raw material & Equipment

    ELIOKEM OFFERS PLIOWAY RESINS

    ELIOKEM OFFERS PLIOWAY RESINS FOR ODORLESS SPRAYABLE PRIMER Eliokem has launched a new VOC compliant Plioway resin system for formulating sprayable odorless stain-blocking primers. The low odor system gives the same solventborne performance wi…
    08.16.05