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    ASTM Meeting notice

    ASTM Committee D-01, “Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications,” will be held at the Sheraton Center Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 25-28. A highlight will be a presentation…
    06.13.06

  • Breaking News

    Hempel opens factory in Vietnam

    The Danish Hempel Group officially inaugurated its new paint production plant in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province, near Ho Chi Minh City. The new factory has a production capacity of three million liters a y…
    Tim Wright 06.07.06

  • Breaking News

    Akzo Nobel offer for Sico Inc. Successful

    Akzo Nobel and Sico have announced that Sico shareholders holding approximately 97% of the outstanding Sico common shares on a fully-diluted basis and all of the Sico Class B preferred shares have accepted the offer dated April 25, 2006 of 9168-1528…
    Tim Wright 06.07.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Breaking News

    Akzo Nobel expanding coatings production in the Pontiac, MI

    Akzo Nobel is set to expand its automotive plastic coatings operations in North America with a production expansion. Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings broke ground on the 11,000 square foot production expansion project that will incorporate sta…
    Tim Wright 06.07.06

  • Breaking News

    DaimlerChrysler renews agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings

    DaimlerChrysler has re-signed a global cooperation agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for the use of DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish brands. The agreement was signed at the DaimlerChrysler Global Parts and Services of…
    Tim Wright 06.01.06

  • Breaking News

    BASF and Engelhard Reach Agreement

    BASF has signed a definitive agreement with Engelhard Corporation, moving one step closer to the acquisition of the company. According to the agreement, Engelhard will recommend that Engelhard shareholders tender their shares to BASF in exchange for…
    Tim Wright 06.01.06

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    Akzo Nobel acquires full ownership of Asian joint venture

    Akzo Nobel has gained full control of its Asian Akzo Nobel Chang Cheng Coatings joint venture. The transaction means that the company now wholly owns its powder coatings operations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. "As global leaders in this se…
    Tim Wright 05.30.06

  • Breaking News

    Industrial Nanotech announces "Intelligent Coating" R&D initiative

    Industrial Nanotech, a company that specializes in nanotechnology innovation and product development, has established a new division that will focus on developing "Intelligent Coating" technologies. The products developed by this new divisi…
    Tim Wright 05.24.06

  • Breaking News

    Nissan launches self-repairing paint

    Japanese carmaker Nissan has introduce what it has claimed to be the world's first clear paint which repairs scratches on painted car surfaces, including the scuffs caused by car-washing machines and driving off-road. The X-Trail sports utility m…
    Tim Wright 05.24.06

  • Breaking News

    ICI Dulux expands into Qatar

    Dulux paints, part of the paint business ICI Paints, is expanding in the Gulf. A Dulux Decorator Centre (DDC) has just opened in Qatar, and another will open in Oman shortly. "ICI Dulux saw phenomenal growth in 2005 and eight DDC's are now u…
    Tim Wright 05.22.06

  • Breaking News | Powder Coatings

    DuPont to open Chinese auto-paint plant

    DuPont has announced that it will open a coatings plant in China to meet growing demand as it closes European plants that failed to achieve profit targets. The factory in the Jiading district of Shanghai will begin production in late 2007 with an…
    Tim Wright 05.17.06

  • Breaking News

    Alcro-Beckers to build new paint plant in Sweden

    Alcro-Beckers AB, part of the Finnish Tikkurila that is responsible for the Kemira Group’s paint business, has agreed to sell its factory site located near the center of Stockholm to Skanska. The preliminary price has been set at €36.3 mil…
    Tim Wright 05.17.06

  • Breaking News

    Valspar reports second quarter earnings

    Valspar has reported net income for the second quarter ended April 28, 2006 of $47,935,000 versus net income of $39,241,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 8.6% to $766,816,000, compared to $705,942,000 last year.…
    Tim Wright 05.15.06

  • Automotive Refinish  | Breaking News

    BASF Coatings set to relocate its automotive refinish business

    Following consultation with the Didcot-based BASF Coatings Refinish team, agreement has been reached to relocate to the organization’s head office and production facility based at Deeside by July 2006. This will bring all the BASF Coatings d…
    Tim Wright 05.15.06

  • Breaking News

    Balzers acquires Gold Star PVD coatings operation, opens Houston facility

    Unaxis has announced that its coating services business unit, Balzers, has acquired the PVD coating operations of Gold Star Coatings, a subsidiary of the industrial tooling group Star Cutter Co. Balzers assumes the function of coating partner for…
    Tim Wright 05.15.06

  • Financial News

    Ameron reports

    The Performance Coatings Finishes Group of Ameron International Corporation reported higher sales and incurred a slight loss of approximately $300,000 in the first quarter of 2006, compared to a loss of $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2005. Sale…
    05.12.06

  • Financial News

    Sherwin-Williams

    Sherwin-Williams reported first quarter sales increased 14.9% to $1.8 billion, compared with sales of $1.54 billion during the same period last year. The company also reported a first-quarter net income of $113.7 million, nearly a 37% jump from a n…
    05.12.06

  • Financial News

    Valmonts Coatings Segment increased sales

    Valmont Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered support structures for infrastructure, mechanized irrigation equipment…
    05.12.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | People in the News

    BASF makes executive board: Andreas Kreimeyer

    Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO …
    05.12.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | People in the News

    BASF makes executive board: Andreas Kreimeyer

    Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO …
    05.12.06