• Valspar Board of Directors Elects New Members: Janel Haugarth

    August 10, 2007
    || Valspar Board of Directors Elects New Members The Valspar Corporation announced that the Board of Directors elected Janel Haugarth, executive vice president, president and chief operating officer, supply chain services, Supervalu Inc., and Stephen…

  • BASF Board of Executive Directors New team as of 2008: Dr. Harald Schwager

    August 10, 2007
    || BASF Board of Executive Directors New team as of 2008 The supervisory board of BASF has appointed two new members to the board of executive directors: Dr. Harald Schwager and Dr. Wolfgang Büchele. The appointments will take effect on Jan. 1, 2…

  • Sherwin-Williams 2Q profit rises

    August 10, 2007
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company reported its financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30, 2007. Compared to the same periods in 2006, consolidated net sales increased $68.3 million, or 3.2%, to $2.2 billion in the quarter…

  • Strong second

    August 10, 2007
    || Akzo Nobel Coatings produced a strong quarter, posting revenues growth of eight percent—driven by autonomous growth and acquisitions. At decorative coatings, the start of a turnaround is visible, according to the company, with the newly combine…

  • DuPont opens second office in

    August 10, 2007
    || As a part of its continued growth strategy in emerging markets, DuPont has opened its second office in Russia. The Saint Petersburg office will focus specifically on the growing automotive industry in Russia. The opening follows significant expansion…

  • ICI to buy Dulux from

    August 10, 2007
    || ICI has reached an agreement to buy the Dulux business from South African corporation AECI for £52 million in cash. In addition to buying the Dulux assets in South Africa, ICI is acquiring AECI’s shares in the Dulux subsidiaries in Botsw…

  • International Protective Coatings strengthens its high performance portfolio

    August 10, 2007
    || International Protective Coatings, part of the Akzo Nobel coatings group, has strengthened its leading position in the global protective coatings market after completing the acquisition of the worldwide Ceilcote business from the German-based KCH Gro…

  • National Paint Ind. Purchases Harco Chemical Coatings

    August 10, 2007
    || National Paint Industries, North Brunswick, NJ has purchased the assets of Harco Chemical Coatings of Brooklyn, NY. Harco, established in 1953 is a manufacturer of clear finishes for the hardwood flooring industry and paint coatings for commercial an…

  • Akzo Nobel opens

    August 10, 2007
    || Akzo Nobel’s powder coatings business has opened its first production plant in Russia on a site that offers capacity for future expansion. The facility is situated in the industrial belt surrounding Moscow at Orekhovo-Zuevo. The €13 milli…

  • Houghton, Egyptian

    August 10, 2007
    || Houghton International Inc. has contracted with Franklin, TN-based Egyptian Coatings Co. to sell and market ThermadepSM, a patented, one-step, water-based coating process for metal parts requiring short-term rust protection or other aesthetic propert…

  • Jotun to build

    August 10, 2007
    || Jotun has announced plans for a new factory in South Korea, marking its largest single foreign investment ever, and is doubling production. The new factory near Pusan is not the company’s largest, but represents its largest investment in a fact…

  • SigmaKalon acquires

    August 10, 2007
    || The SigmaKalon Group has acquired Schoch Holding AG and its subsidiaries based in Burgdorf, Switzerland. The company is family owned for six generations, employs 67 people and specializes in coatings for metal finishing, bicycles, powder and plastics…

  • Sika opens new

    August 10, 2007
    || Sika has opened a new production plant in Turkey. The 19,000 square-meter facility, located in a modern industrial park in Tuzla on the Asian side of Istanbul, employs 40 people in manufacturing admixtures, mortars, coatings as well as resins for flo…

  • DuPont refinish training

    August 10, 2007
    || DuPont Performance Coatings recently opened its second refinish training center (RTC) in Bangalore, India. Equipped with state-of-the-art training materials, the center will focus on three major DuPont brands—DuPont Centari, DuPont LE and Stand…

  • Japanís first Eco Mark for automotive refinish paint goes to BASF Coatings

    August 10, 2007
    || Eco-friendly products from the R-M automotive refinish coatings system by BASF Coatings were certified as “Eco Mark Paints” and recognized as suitable for environmental preservation by the Eco Mark Office of the Japan Environment Associat…