• Private Investor Buys Smilandís Morwear Brand

    August 11, 2005
    || Smiland Paint has sold its venerable Morwear brand to Eric von Knipe, a private investor. Von Knipe, who will serve as president and CEO of newly formed Morwear Manufacturing, is no stranger to the paint business; he currently owns Betanix Coating…

  • DSM Desotech Named One of Americaís Safest Companies

    August 11, 2005
    || DSM Desotech Inc., which focuses on high-performance UV-curable materials, has been named one of America's Safest Companies by Occupational Hazards magazine. The annual award, which was presented to 16 firms this year, recognizes companies for o…

  • Rohm and Haas Consortium Awarded $3.75 Million DOE Grant to Develop New LOw-VOC paint Technology

    August 11, 2005
    || Rohm and Haas Consortium Awarded $3.75 Million DOE Grant to Develop New LOw-VOC paint Technology Rohm and Haas Company has been awarded a $3.75 million grant from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program to develop new…

  • Benjamin Moore Issues

    August 11, 2005
    || Benjamin Moore Issues 2005 Consumer Color Trends Benjamin Moore has released its consumer color trends for 2005. The 24-hue palette is characterized by a “bluing,” an outcome of frosting, washing, cleaning and diluting colors, accord…

  • Paints & Solvents Opens Distribution Facility

    August 11, 2005
    || Paints & Solvents Opens Distribution Facility Paints & Solvents has opened sales and distribution facility in Atlanta, GA under the name Accessa Coatings…

  • S-W polyurea helps in fight against

    August 11, 2005
    || A joint development effort led by Sherwin-Williams—involving B&H Coatings, Inc., Teijin Twaron USA, Inc. and TechFab LLC— has created patent-pending construction technology that can be used to more easily and cost-effectively build bl…

  • DuPont Forms Architectural Coatings Alliance in CHINA

    August 11, 2005
    || DuPont and the Tony & Hasu Corporation have inked a strategic alliance agreement to start comprehensive cooperation in architectural coatings in China. The agreement initially will focus on promoting building profile materials and coatings for do…

  • In SeparatE Deals,

    August 11, 2005
    || Akzo Nobel has agreed to divest part of its liquid coatings activities in the agricultural and construction equipment (ACE) segment to BASF, and in a separate deal, Akzo Nobel will acquire BASF Coatings’ E17 million wood construction (joinery)…

  • Akzo CEO: We will

    August 11, 2005
    || Akzo Nobel has big plans for the world’s most important emerging market. On hand to commemorate a new regional head office in Shanghai—which is part of the firm’s effort to consolidate its activities in China—Hans Wijers, CEO…

  • Valspar and Quikrete to launch

    August 11, 2005
    || Quikrete and Valspar have announced a strategic alliance to manufacture and market a complete line of premium concrete coatings. According to Bill Mansfield, Valspar’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, the concrete coatings…

  • International PAINT

    August 11, 2005
    || International PAINT ENTERS THE RAILCAR MARKET International Paint, Inc., better known for its work on the high seas, roadways and aerospace, is taking to the tracks. The Houston, TX-based unit of Akzo Nobel is entering the rail indus…

  • Sherwin Williams Acquires

    August 11, 2005
    || SHERWIN-WILLIAMS ACQUIRES Maker of PURDY Brushes Sherwin-Williams has acquired privately held Paint Sundry Brands Corp., a maker of brushes and rollers for professional and DIY markets, in a deal valued at $295 million, including the assumption of…

  • Jotun PowJotunder Coatings

    August 11, 2005
    || Jotun PowJotunder Coatings SIGNS Deal with Ikea Jotun Powder Coatings in Norway and IKEA Raw Material Trading Switzerland have entered into a one-year agreement in which Jotun Powder Coatings will supply IKEA’s metal furniture suppliers in E…

  • DuPont REFINISH To Supply Pendragonís UK Bodyshops

    August 11, 2005
    || DuPont REFINISH To Supply Pendragon’s UK Bodyshops DuPont Refinish has signed an agreement to supply the network of bodyshops within Pendragon PLC, Europe’s largest motor retail group, representing 29 brands operating out of more than 2…

  • ICI PAINTS Awards Dodge

    August 11, 2005
    || ICI PAINTS Awards Dodge Van to CAlifornia-Based Professional Painter Team Pacific Northwest Painters Inc., Alameda, CA, has won ICI Paints’ 2003 Dodge Sprinter cargo van contest for its exterior architectural work on three main buildings lo…