• NPCA Submits Comments to EPA ON Urban Air Toxics Regs for Industry Area Sources

    August 11, 2005
    According to NPCA, inaccurate information and arbitrary deadlines are the foundation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Area Source listing for the Paint and Allied Products category. NPCA has expressed this concern that these…

  • Insl-X acquires Coronado and Lenmar

    August 11, 2005
    As initially reported in our July issue (As We Go To Press, page 8), Wattyl has sold its US businesses—Coronado and Lenmar—to Insl-X, a U.S. coatings maker based in Stony Point, NY. At the close of the deal, Wattyl will exit the U.S., a…

  • International Paint Signs

    August 11, 2005
    International Paint Inc., Houston, TX, has entered into a contract to supply an estimated 3.9 million liters of products to the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The project could last up to five years, according to International. The MSC fleet prov…

  • Akzo Nobel to Restructure Refinish Operations, Acquires Rhenacoat from Altana

    August 11, 2005
    Akzo Nobel has announced a major restructuring plan for its car refinishes business, which tallied sales of E880 million in 2003. Over the next two years, Akzo Nobel will eliminate approximately 600 full-time jobs—or 10%—of the global wor…

  • Price Increases in

    August 11, 2005
    Sharply rising raw material costs have forced marine coatings makers such as Hempel and International Coatings to institute price increases ranging between five and 15%. According to Hempel, prices for raw materials, such as epoxy resins, have incre…

  • Borden Chemicals Acquired

    August 11, 2005
    Apollo Management has entered into an agreement to acquire Borden Chemical, Inc., the Columbus, OH-based maker of thermoset and other adhesives, resins and specialty chemicals for $1.2 billion, including assumption of outstanding debt.…

  • Kagan To Keynote NPCA

    August 11, 2005
    Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and director of the Endowment’s U.S. Leadership Project, will keynote the NPCA’s 2004 annual meeting in Chicago in October. Kagan, who will speak on Oct.…

  • Elects New Officers for 2004-2005

    August 11, 2005
    Elects New Officers for 2004-2005 At its meeting held in San Francisco, Colorizer Associates, Inc., a marketing group comprised of 33 independent paint manufacturers, reviewed new strategies in marketing, merchandising and technology and elected its…

  • McMansions

    August 11, 2005
    Are “McMansions” Giving Way to Smaller, Cozy Homes? America’s love of the “super-size” concept has affected everything from fast food to housing. Take the square footage a new home, which increased 55% between 1970…

  • Akzo Opens Two

    August 11, 2005
    Akzo Opens Two More Plants in China Akzo Nobel’s industrial finishes business opened two new multi-purpose coatings sites in China in July. Located in Tianjin and Jiashang, the two facilities together will employ approximately 300 peopl…

  • Western European Coatings for Plastics MARKET To Grow 3.4%

    August 11, 2005
    Western European Coatings for Plastics MARKET To Grow 3.4% According to Information Research (IRL), the Western European market for coatings for plastics was estimated at 119,930 tons in 2003 and is expected to reach approximately 142,000 tons by 2…

  • Regal Matte Finish Paint

    August 11, 2005
    Regal Matte Finish Paint WINS EDITOR’s CHOICE AWARD FROM POPULAR MECHANICS Benjamin Moore’s Regal matte finish washable interior flat latex paint has earned the “Editors’ Choice Award” from Popular Mechani…

  • China IS Location for DSM Desotech’s Fourth Plant

    August 11, 2005
    China IS Location for DSM Desotech’s Fourth Plant DSM Desotech Inc., a maker of UV coatings and other materials based in Elgin, IL, is expanding its operations by building a new manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China. The facility, DSM D…

  • In Brief

    August 11, 2005
    In brief: PPG Total Service Solutions has signed a contract with Wuxi Vehicle Body Co. to provide chemical and process management program at its facility in Wuxi, China...SeaLife Corp. has entered into an agreement with…

  • Sayerlack Celebrates 50th Anniversary IN PIANORO, ITALY

    August 11, 2005
    Sayerlack Celebrates 50th Anniversary IN PIANORO, ITALY To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Sayerlack is doing more than blowing out candles. In addition to hosting a special exhibition of wood coatings at its headquarters in Pianoro, Ita…

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