• Colorcon Opens new Facility in Chalfont, 

    August 10, 2005
    Cor de Grauw, general manager of Akzo Nobel car refinishes added, “The Pontiac site will play a major role, not just in growing the market for car refinishes in the U.S., but it will also help to support our global activities in research and d…

  • Ace Hardware Inks Deal with Retail Subsidiary

    August 10, 2005
    l Colorcon, a division of Berwind Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has opened its new No-Tox product facility in Chalfont, PA, which will serve as the company’s primary source for the development and manufacture of non-toxic specialty inks and coatings.…

  • Ace Hardware Inks Deal with Retail Subsidiary

    August 10, 2005
    Ace Hardware Corp. has signed a letter of intent with Hardware Enterprises de Mexico, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Commercial Mexicana de Pinturas (COMEX), to establish a strategic alliance in the Mexican hardware market. COMEX is the largest paint m…

  • Akzo Nobel, DuPont To Expand Operations in China

    August 10, 2005
    The allure of the Chinese coatings market remains strong, as two of the top coatings companies—Akzo Nobel and DuPont Performance Coatings—announced plans to expand their operations in the country. DuPont Performance Coatings announced t…

  • RPM Opens

    August 10, 2005
    Akzo Nobel Coatings, which already operates six production sites in China, employs more than 1,600 people in China. The company said its sales in the market rose to more than E200 million in 2002, stemming from organic growth and selective acquisitio…

  • S-W Refinish Acquires French Distributor, Signs

    August 10, 2005
    l Sherwin-Williams’ automotive finishes unit has been busy in France and South Africa. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp. has acquired ScottWarren France, a Perpignan, France-based distributor. Pascal Nisi and Christian Carrier, former…

  • PPG Total Solutions Wins Three GM

    August 10, 2005
    In addition, S-W has formed an alliance with Chemical Specialities, Inc. of South Africa. In the new alliance, Chemical Specialities will sell Sherwin-Williams automotive products through its established distribution channels. The company, which will…

  • Tikkurila Coatings Mulls Downsizing UK Production

    August 10, 2005
    l The shrinking industrial paint market in the UK is forcing Tikkurila Coatings Ltd. to consider consolidating its UK manufacturing to one site. The company currently has manufacturing and administrative sites at Bury in Lancashire and West Bromwic…

  • Benjamin Moore’s Eco-Spec Earns

    August 10, 2005
    Benjamin Moore’s EcoSpec paint line has earned Greenguard certification, making the paint company the first with a certified low-emitting paint, according to Greenguard Environmental Institute, an independent, non-profit organization based in A…

  • RCMA Forms

    August 10, 2005
    Baltimore, MD. For more information, contact RCMA (202) 207-0919; Web site: www.roofcoatings.org. l ICI Paints has donated approximately $200,000 to City of Hope, a biomedical research, treatment and educational institution dedicated to the prevent…

  • CEPE Wraps Up General Assembly in Copenhagen,

    August 10, 2005
    l At the general assembly and annual conference of CEPE, the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry, held June 5-6 in Copenhagen, Denmark, president Neville Petersen addressed the new-found closeness between t…

  • Survey Shows Almost Half of Teens Want To Paint Their

    August 10, 2005
    A recent survey conducted by Lowe’s has given new meaning to the “Y” in DIY. A survey conducted by the home improvement chain and Ipsos-Insight has revealed that Generation Y is hands-on when it comes to home improvement. A good pe…

  • Dunn-Edwards Celebrates Two Decades of “EG-Free”

    August 10, 2005
    After being one of the first firms in the paint industry to totally eliminate the use of ethylene glycol (EG) in all water-based products, Dunn-Edwards Corporation is celebrating two decades of selling EG-free water-based products, having voluntarily…

  • EPA Proposes Removing MEK from HAP List From Large Facilities...

    August 10, 2005
    EPA is proposing to remove methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) from the Clean Air Act’s list of 188 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted from large industrial facilities. Since 1996, EPA has reviewed the potential health and environmental effects th…

  • ...And Selects Paint Industry

    August 10, 2005
    EPA has also invited NPCA, on behalf of the paint and coatings industry, to participate in its sector strategies program. EPA’s Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation (OPEI) established the program to work with manufacturing sectors on a se…

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