• DuPont to Build new

    August 11, 2005
    DuPont will build a $10 million laboratory in Japan to facilitate technical approvals for automotive coatings used by Japanese auto manufacturers worldwide and to support in-country assembly operations. The new facility, in Aichi Prefecture, will ope…

  • Quest Specialty Chemicals Acquires Raabe CORPORATION

    August 11, 2005
    As part of its strategy to expand in the coatings market, Quest Specialty Chemicals has acquired Raabe Corporation, the Menomonee Falls, WI manufacturer of custom-matched branded touch-up paint and private label aerosol paint filler. Quest is part…

  • Sico HONORED for INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL Coating System

    August 11, 2005
    Sico’s industrial coatings division won the 2004 Innovation Grand Prize from the Association of Manufacturers of Transport Equipment and Special Vehicles, which recognizes developers of innovative products, methodologies and processes. Sico was…

  • ASIAN PAINTS SELLS STAKE in MAURITIUS UNIT, To BUILD NEW INDUSTRIAL FACILITY in INDIA

    August 11, 2005
    Asian Paints has sold its 89.6% share in Asian Paints (Mauritius) Limited (APML). Ashwin Dani, vice chairman and managing director, Asian Paints (India) Limited, said the market there had not been growing for the past five years and the subsidiary ha…

  • HENTZEN COATINGS BUYS 

    August 11, 2005
    BASF has sold its Batavia, IL coatings manufacturing site, along with its non-core drum and pipe coating business, to Hentzen Coatings, Inc., a Milwaukee, WI-based coatings manufacturer. As part of a restructuring and streamlining program, BASF had…

  • BEHR, MASCO DONATE

    August 11, 2005
    Behr Process and its parent company, Masco Corp., have given a combined gift of $300,000 to Cal Poly’s College of Science and Mathematics. The funds will co-sponsor the Behr/Masco Instrumental Analysis and Testing Center in the Western Coatings…

  • Western EuropeAN

    August 11, 2005
    In 2004, paint demand in Western Europe is expected to total 6.43 million tons and may rise to 6.81 million tons by 2009 if average growth of 1.1% per year can be sustained, according to Information Research (IRL). Throughout much of Western Europe…

  • International starts Japanese oper

    August 11, 2005
    After terminating its long-standing relationship with Nippon Paint, Akzo Nobel’s International Paint unit has officially started full business operations in Japan. The company held an inauguration ceremony in Tokyo on Nov. 1 to formally announc…

  • Sico Sells Share in

    August 11, 2005
    Sico Inc. has sold its interest in Sico-Becker S.A.S. to its partner in the venture, Becker Industrie S.A. The JV was created in 1998 to develop and market coatings for the European railway transportation industry. The unit had sales of $5.2 milli…

  • COVENTRY COATINGS ACQUIRES

    August 11, 2005
    COVENTRY COATINGS ACQUIRES INDUSTRIAL FINISHES BRAND Garnerville, NY-based Coventry Coatings Corp. has acquired North American Technologies, a New Jersey-based manufacturer of high-performance industrial coatings and specialty finishes. Coventry Coa…

  • Akzo, Origin Electric Form Licensing Partnership

    August 11, 2005
    Akzo, Origin Electric Form Licensing Partnership Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has inked a technology cross-licensing agreement with Origin Electric Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, relating to the Japanese and European markets. The accord includes interior and ext…

  • BASF To Supply COATINGS to Suzukiís Hungarian Rep

    August 11, 2005
    BASF To Supply COATINGS to Suzuki’s Hungarian Rep BASF Coatings will supply approximately 45% of the base and clear paints for chassis and bumpers at Magyar Suzuki Co., the Hungarian representative of the Japanese automaker based in Esztergom,…

  • Dur-A-Shield To

    August 11, 2005
    Dur-A-Shield To Distribute Ricochet Films Dur-A-Shield International, Inc., Palm Coast, FL, has become the exclusive distributor for Ricochet products in the U.S. lodging and healthcare industry. Ricochet’s products, which protect against sc…

  • PPG forecasts brighter, more vibrant car colors

    August 11, 2005
    PPG forecasts brighter, more vibrant car colors in North AmericaN mARKET The road ahead, if not brighter, is at least more vivid, according to color experts at PPG Industries. The PPG global design and color marketing team is current showing car…

  • International opens new distribu

    August 11, 2005
    International Pant, Inc. has opened its new central distribution center to serve U.S., Canada and Central American customers. The new 55,000-sq.-ft. facility, located in Houston, TX, will warehouse and distribute the company’s full line of m…