• Sigma Coatings board

    August 11, 2005
    || After hearing about planned layoffs, angry workers at Sigma Coatings’ paint factory in Manage, Belgium held seven board members hostage for three days. The hostages were released after an agreement was made with the unions on a timetable for th…

  • Akzo Nobel and Toyota HOST European REFINISH competition

    August 11, 2005
    || Toyota Europe brought together some of Europe’s most talented body and paint specialists in Brussels last November for the Toyota Pan-European Body and Paint Skills challenge. The event was held in cooperation with Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes, w…

  • RED SPOT FACILITIES EARN

    August 11, 2005
    || Red Spot Paint and Varnish, Co., Inc., which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2003, has announced that its Evansville, IN and Westland, MI manufacturing sites have been registered to the ISO 14001 international environmental standard.…

  • AMERICAN PRIDE paint, Hoover Color’s “green” pigments honored at Greenbuild Show

    August 11, 2005
    || With the continual shift to “greener” products, all industries have been in hot pursuit of raw materials and finished products that have less impact on the environment. GreenSpec Product Directory and Environmental Building News announc…

  • More Than 300 Retailers Have Signed Up For Program

    August 10, 2005
    || Apparently Ace will also be the place for Sherwin-Williams. After releasing formal details at its fall convention in October, Ace is reporting that as many as 300 retailers have already signed on for the program in which they can sell Sherwin-Willia…

  • Smart” Coating Wins U.S. FLC Award

    August 10, 2005
    || A 2003 U.S. Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) award for excellence in technology transfer has been given to Toshifumi Sugama of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Keith Gawlik of DOE’s National Rene…

  • Company

    August 10, 2005
    || l In an October 1 message to employees, Hempel Group president and CEO Ditlev Engel announced the first phase of a reorganization plan: the shuttering of production in Germany and the elimination of 110 employees in Germany, Spain and Denmark. Mr.…

  • Akzo Nobel To Supply Coatings to New

    August 10, 2005
    || Akzo Nobel’s International Protective Coatings business is supplying products for a new bridge which will link two European countries. All told, International Protective Coatings will supply approximately 30,000 liters of paint to protect the 6…

  • Duron To Manufacture Historic Estate Colours

    August 10, 2005
    || l After more than 20 years spent studying paint that was used in George Washington’s Mount Vernon mansion, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association has granted the exclusive rights to Duron Paints & Wallcoverings to create a new historica…

  • DPI Relinquishes Share in South Korean

    August 10, 2005
    || l Akzo Nobel has taken control of Interpon Powder Coatings (Korea) Co., Ltd. (IPCK), its equal-share joint venture with DPI Co., Ltd. of Korea. IPCK, which manufactures and markets powder products in Ansan-City, near Seoul, reported sales of E19 mil…

  • Cardinal Industrial Finishes

    August 10, 2005
    || Pantone, Inc. and Cardinal Industrial Finishes have inked an international licensing agreement in which Cardinal will codify its industrial liquid and powder coatings with designations from the Pantone Matching System and Pantone for architectu…

  • Chicago Lead Pigment Suit Dismissed; Masco Announces Dismissal of Appeals in

    August 10, 2005
    || “Typically, a designer will specify a product’s color using a Pantone reference,” explained Michael Garin, vice president of Pantone. “The fabricator’s paint shop will then attempt to translate the Pantone Color to anoth…

  • BASF To Reorganize Industrial Coatings Unit

    August 10, 2005
    || BASF Coatings AG has announced it will implement a reorganization plan within its industrial coatings operations to capitalize on the company's position in the automotive sector and focus on profitable growth markets. The plan, which will go into eff…

  • Jotun Sells Cathodic Protection Business to Cathelco

    August 10, 2005
    || l Cathelco Ltd. has acquired the cathodic protection business of Jotun A/S. According to Cathelco, the purchase has made it the world’s largest combined manufacturer of electrolytic anti-fouling (EAF) systems for seawater pipework and hull corr…

  • Akzo Nobel To Spend $30 Million on R&D Center

    August 10, 2005
    || Akzo Nobel will spend an estimated $30 million to create an international R&D center and build a dispersion facility in Pontiac, MI to support its car refinishes business. The site will play a major role in the development of new products for the…