• Desothane HS Helps Rebrand Russia’s Aeroflot Fleet

    August 11, 2005
    Desothane HS Helps Rebrand Russia’s Aeroflot Fleet Desothane HS coatings from PPG Aerospace-PRC-DeSoto have been used by Aeroflot as part of the Russian carrier’s recent rebranding program. The new Aeroflot livery was painted with De…

  • Altana Chemie Acquires Share

    August 11, 2005
    Altana Chemie Acquires Share OF Nanophase Technologies Altana Chemie AG, Wesel, Germany, has acquired seven percent of Nanophase Technologies for approximately $10 million, forging a partnership in which the Romeoville, IL-based company will supp…

  • Powder Coatings FROM Rohm & Haas

    August 11, 2005
    Powder Coatings FROM Rohm & Haas Rohm and Haas has made more than 250 of its powder coatings products available to customers at a moment’s notice. The new Ready-to-Ship product roster—offered by the company’s North America gen…

  • Change in BASF-Treffert Deal

    August 11, 2005
    Change in BASF-Treffert Deal There has been a change in the agreement between BASF Coatings and the Treffert Group, which was reported in our April issue (p. 10). Under the new agreement, BASF Coatings will acquire only Treffert’s foil coating…

  • DuPont Performance

    August 11, 2005
    DuPont Performance Coatings Launches Refinish Blending Facility in India DuPont Performance Coatings has commissioned a new refinish blending facility in Savli, India that will manufacture its Duxone line for commercial vehicles and will also hou…

  • Study Predicts Four Percent Sales Gain

    August 11, 2005
    Study Predicts Four Percent Sales Gain Annually for U.S. Paint and Coatings Market A new study from Business Trend Analysts says the paint and coatings market posted a solid gain of 3.9% in 2003, and solid growth is expected in the near term. The…

  • Akzo Makes Nobilas Its Own Business

    August 11, 2005
    Akzo Makes Nobilas its Own Business, de Grauw To Head Unit Akzo Nobel has made Nobilas Claims & Fleet Solutions a separate business unit with Cor de Grauw, former general manager of Akzo’s car refinishes business, taking the helm. Accord…

  • RPM Aquires Adhesives Maker in Germany

    August 11, 2005
    RPM Acquires Adhesives Maker in Germany RPM Europe SA, the European arm of U.S. coatings firm RPM, Inc., has acquired Compakta/Pactan, a division of Heidelberger Bauchemie GmbH, as well as floor manufacturer Ecoloc N.V./Lock-Tile Belgium N.V. T…

  • H.B. Fuller

    August 11, 2005
    H.B. Fuller Company has acquired the adhesives and resins businesses of Probos, S.A., a licensee of Fuller’s Rakol woodworking brand in Portugal. The business includes water-based, hot-melt, reactive and solvent-based adhesives for the assembl…

  • Ferro Dedicates R&D Center

    August 11, 2005
    Ferro Dedicates R&D Center In HONOR OF Former CEO POSnick Ferro Corp. has dedicated its technical center in Independence, OH in honor of Adolph Posnick, the company’s retired chairman and chief executive officer who worked for Ferro…

  • BASF Swaps FOIl aND FIBER BOARD COATINGS BUSinesses with Treffert; Extends Agreement WITH RUSSIAN IRON & STEEL CORP.

    August 11, 2005
    BASF Swaps FOIl aND FIBER BOARD COATINGS BUSinesses with Treffert; Extends Agreement WITH RUSSIAN IRON & STEEL CORP. BASF Coatings has acquired Treffert Group’s foil coatings business, and in a separate transaction, Treffert ha…

  • Toyota and DuPont National Collision and Refinish Training Center Opens in Florida

    August 11, 2005
    Toyota and DuPont National Collision and Refinish Training Center Opens in Florida With the help of DuPont Performance Coatings, Southeast Toyota Distributors and Toyota Motor Sales, Florida Community College in Jacksonville, FL has opened a new ca…

  • McCoy’s is Stocking Glidden

    August 11, 2005
    McCoy’s is Stocking Glidden McCoy’s Building Supply Centers is now stocking the Glidden paint brand. McCoy’s, which operates 85 stores in Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, is based in San Marcos, TX. “M…

  • August 11, 2005
    Akzo Car Refinishes Opens ICT Center in Bangalore, IndIa To foster development of new IT related services for the collision repair industry in India, Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has opened an international ICT competence center in Bangalore. The ce…

  • LORD SIGNS MARKETING DEAL WITH TERRAMIX of COSTA RICA;

    August 11, 2005
    LORD SIGNS MARKETING DEAL WITH TERRAMIX of COSTA RICA; OPENS NEW AUTOmotive AFTERMARKET FACILITY IN MICHIGAN Lord Corp., Cary, NC, has signed a 10-year agreement with Terramix S.A., a San Jose, Costa Rica-b…

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