• NPCA Comments ON EPAs Proposed Dye and Pigment

    August 11, 2005
    NPCA Comments ON EPA’s Proposed Dye and Pigment Production Waste Listing NPCA has submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Nov. 2003 proposed Dye and Pigment Production Waste Listing. The rule wo…

  • Akzo Nobel

    August 11, 2005
    Akzo Nobel will expand its powder coatings operations in China this year with a pair of new factories. One will be in Langfang, halfway between Beijing and Tianjin, with the second facility being constructed in Guangdong Province, at a site neighbori…

  • NPCA files Comments on

    August 11, 2005
    NPCA files Comments on EPA’s Proposal to deList EGBE The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) has submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging it to move forward with a proposed rule in response to an…

  • Zandleven Coatings joins Transocean partnership

    August 11, 2005
    Zandleven Coatings joins Transocean partnership Dutch organization Zandleven Coatings has joined Transocean Coatings, an association of paint manufacturers that cooperate to develop, produce and sell paint and coatings for shipping, steel protection…

  • Paint Demand in Russian FED was 880,000 Tons in 2003

    August 11, 2005
    Paint Demand in Russian FED was 880,000 Tons in 2003 According to a new study from IRL, paint demand in the Russian Federation was estimated at 880,000 tons in 2003, with local production accounting for 70%. IRL reports that many sectors of Russia…

  • ICI

    August 11, 2005
    A venerable name in home improvement will soon be a paint brand. ICI has signed a deal with This Old House Ventures, Inc. to manufacture a line of paint sold under the This Old House name. Financial terms were not disclosed, and distribution and…

  • CALIFORNIA EPA Issues SUD

    August 11, 2005
    CALIFORNIA EPA Issues SUD for Crystalline Silica in Interior Flat Latex PAINT On Dec. 26, California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a safe use determination (SUD…

  • Beyond the Beige Box:

    August 11, 2005
    PPG Industries wants designers of electronics to think beyond the beige box. To help make that task easier, it has introduced the TrendCast styling kit. Created to predict and communicate the latest trends in color, texture and special effects, the k…

  • DaimlerChrysler Japan Switches TO Water-based Paints

    August 11, 2005
    In collaboration with DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha, DaimlerChrysler Japan (DCJ) is starting to make the switch to water-based paints at its vehicle preparation centers (VPCs) in Toyohashi and Hitachi. The new process will first be applied to the Mercede…

  • VALSPAR ACQUIRES REFINISH 

    August 11, 2005
    Valspar Corp. has purchased De Beer Lakfabrieken, a privately-owned manufacturer and distributor of automotive refinish coatings based in Lelystad, The Netherlands. De Beer sells products in more 65 countries and had sales in fiscal 2003 of approxim…

  • Big 3 Automakers renew approvals of BASF REFINISH

    August 11, 2005
    aimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors have renewed their approvals of BASF’s refinish systems for repairs covered by warranty.…

  • TW Devcon Acquires

    August 11, 2005
    TW Devcon Acquires Futura COATINGS ITW Devcon has acquired certain assets of Futura Coatings Inc., a St. Louis-based producer of sprayable high-performance elastomeric coatings and linings. ITW Devcon Futura Coatings will become part of ITW Perfo…

  • GET INSIDE

    August 11, 2005
    GEt INSIDE the Italian Paint Industry with IRL’s New Study What is the largest national paint industry in Western Europe, as well as the second largest market after Germany? The answer is Italy, and IRL has a new study that provides fresh insi…

  • Dupont color analysis shows med.-dark gray gaining ground on silver in North America

    August 11, 2005
    While hardly a dramatic shift, it appears that medium-dark metallic gray is gaining favor in the luxury segment of the automotive market—typically the trendsetting category in the marketplace. According to DuPont Automotive’s 2003 color…

  • BASF Coatings Signs deals

    August 11, 2005
    BASF Coatings and Shanghai Eastern Star Automobile Trading Co., Ltd., the sales and after-sales service partner of Mercedes-Benz China Ltd. for automotive refinish in eastern China, will expand their partnership. The two organizations have signed an…