• New Powder Coating Fights

    August 10, 2005
    A new antimicrobial powder coating formula for finishing surfaces has been developed. The key ingredient, silver, is inorganic, which doesn’t allow bacteria to become immune. In the Los Angeles area, AK Coatings is setting up a concept house…

  • Paint Companies Offer Environmental Training

    August 10, 2005
    The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA), representing all major auto refinish coatings manufacturers in Canada, has announced a series of new training programs. These new programs are designed to help autobody shop owners meet enviro…

  • DUPONT, KCC FORM NEW

    August 10, 2005
    DuPont Performance Coatings and Korea (Kumgang) Chemical Company (KCC), Ltd. have inked a technical cooperation agreement relating to DuPont’s automotive OEM coatings technology and application know-how. The two firms have had a working relat…

  • BASF OPENS

    August 10, 2005
    ● BASF Coatings AG has opened a new Pevicoat technical service center at Alumasa, a Spanish manufacturer of venetian blinds, roller blinds and window shutters. The new center, located at Alumasa’s facility in Badajoz, Spain, is the firs…

  • RAD TECH

    August 10, 2005
    ● RadTech International North America has formed a new team aimed at promoting the use of UV technology within the automotive refinish industry. Raw material and equipment suppliers and coatings formulators can participate. The first meetin…

  • DURACOAT

    August 10, 2005
    ● DuraCoat Products Inc., a Riverside, CA maker of coil and spray coatings, has brought its second manufacturing plant online. The new 48,000-sq.-ft. facility is located in Huntsville, AL and includes warehousing, technical services, R&D…

  • SIGMA COATINGS PROTECTS

    August 10, 2005
    Sigma Protective Coatings UK and Sigma Protective Coatings Greece will be supplying the coatings for the Rion Antirion bridge in Greece, the largest bridge under construction in Europe. The bridge, which is being constructed for the Athens 2004 O…

  • AMERICAN

    August 10, 2005
    American Capital Strategies Ltd. has invested $12.5 million in Northwest Coatings Corp., a developer and manufacturer of customized specialty energy-curable and water-based coatings and adhesives. Based in Oak Creek, WI, Northwest Coatings operates…

  • BASF UNVEILS

    August 10, 2005
    ● BASF’s automotive refinish e-business site–www.bodyshopmall.com–has been relaunched with enhancements and features that make it even more user-friendly and versatile, according to the company. Among the enhancements to bod…

  • TEMPORARY

    August 10, 2005
    Construction at the site of the former World Trade Center in New York of a temporary Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) station has begun and Sherwin-Williams’ coatings are playing a role in rebuilding the underground station and the steel…

  • DUPONT USES

    August 10, 2005
    ● A DuPont Performance Coatings team used “designer” molecules to create a new topcoat, Imron Elite polyurethane, for heavy-duty truck manufacturers. To achieve uniform pigment spread throughout the topcoat, researchers develop…

  • BEHR RECEIVES

    August 10, 2005
    ● Behr Process Corp. was named Partner of the Year for paint department by The Home Depot. The award was presented at The Home Depot’s annual supplier awards event in honor of Behr’s consistent high level of service to the Home…

  • CLOVERDALE

    August 10, 2005
    The Nova Paint Club has elected Canada-based Cloverdale Paint Inc. to its membership. The Nova Paint Club is an international organization founded in 1983 for the purpose of providing a framework within which leading global independent paint comp…

  • HENKEL

    August 10, 2005
    The Henkel Group recently took over Solyplast S.A., a Barcelona, Spain-based manufacturer of adhesives and sealants. Solyplast S.A. produces and markets acrylate and silicone sealants as well as adhesives for the craftsmen and DIY markets. The comp…

  • MAINTENANCE

    August 10, 2005
    ● Glidden has been named Vendor Partner of the Year for 2002 by The Home Depot’s Maintenance Warehouse, the first time that Glidden has won this award in four years of doing business with the company. The award acknowledges impressive v…

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