• CEPE Voices Concerns on EU Product Directive Regarding Auto

    August 10, 2005
    CEPE, the European Council of Paint, Printing Ink and Artists Colours Industry, has released comments regarding the European Commission’s VOC reduction requirements for automotive refinish paint. Among CEPE’s concerns is its disagreemen…

  • BASF Ranked No. 1 in Global Chemistry Industry

    August 10, 2005
    l BASF has been ranked as the number one chemical company in the world by Fortune magazine’s “Global Most Admired Companies” ranking. In addition to its number one overall ranking, BASF was ranked number one in each of nine attrib…

  • New JV To Track Home Improvemen

    August 10, 2005
    Want the low-down on paint buying at Lowe’s? The Port Washington, NY-based NPD Group, Inc. and the Farnsworth Group have formed a joint venture to market a comprehensive consumer tracking service for the home improvement industry. The new serv…

  • PPG Wins Accolades From Auto Trim Maker

    August 10, 2005
    l PPG Industries has been named paint supplier of the year by Decoma International, a global manufacturer of decorative trim for the automotive industry. PPG supplies Decoma with Spectracron liquid topcoats and primers to 11 Decoma locations in North…

  • APV Engineered Coating Celebrates 125 Years

    August 10, 2005
    l With a history that dates back 1878, APV Engineered Coatings is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The Akron, OH-based company—then known as Akron Varnish Works—started manufacturing wood varnishes and black paint for the bicy…

  • Overview of

    August 10, 2005
    l Information Research Limited (IRL) has published an overview of the European market for powder coatings. The study provides up-to-date data on the market for powder coatings in Europe and fully revises the previous edition, which was released in Ju…

  • ICI Provides Paint For Habitat for Humanity

    August 10, 2005
    ICI Paints’ North American division has entered a five-year agreement with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) to become its national preferred provider of paints. The agreement will provide all HFHI affiliates across the U.S. a discounte…

  • Dyrup Launches Danish Web

    August 10, 2005
    Dyrup has created a new digital look with the launch of its new corporate web site design. Since then, the company has worked on producing new national web sites for the group. The first to launch is the Danish site, with other national sites complet…

  • Penofin Celebrates 25th

    August 10, 2005
    Penofin Wood Stains, celebrating 25 years in business, has announced a 21% sales increase. “Our sales increase came from a variety of new stains for hardwood, pressure treated wood, composite decking and a marine finish,” said Barbara New…

  • Construction Chemicals

    August 10, 2005
    Demand for construction chemicals used in on-site applications is projected to increase 4.6% a year to $6.5 billion in 2006, according to Construction Chemicals, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based market research firm. The stud…

  • SWRI Launches Wall Coating Validation Program

    August 10, 2005
    The Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI) has launched a new program to validate manufacturers’ published test results of various wall coating products. The program provides specifiers and end-users of wall coating products an…

  • Top 50 Paint Companies in Europe

    August 10, 2005
    Information Research International recently published two new titles, The Top 50 Paint Companies in Europe and The Top 50 Paint Companies in Asia. The first report provides a basic statistical summary of paint production, imports, exports and demand…

  • U.S. Paint and Coatings Study

    August 10, 2005
    For more information, go to www.informationresearch.co.uk. l Kusumgar, Nerlfi and Growney has completed its multiclient study, The U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry, 2001-2006. The report is the firm’s second analysis of the industry. Accordi…

  • PQI Reports Rising Paint

    August 10, 2005
    The Paint Quality Institute (PQI) has reported that paint costs are going up, and it is likely that more increases will be announced in coming months. Contributing to the cost run-ups are expenses related to many ingredients, particularly titanium di…

  • World Paint File Publishes

    August 10, 2005
    The World Paint File is now in its third edition, providing analysis and data on market developments throughout the global paint industry. The third edition contains individual studies on the latest trends and projections in major markets across all…

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