• Hempel Signs Two Major Contracts

    August 10, 2005
    Cloverdale, which has 600 employees and is headed by CEO Wink Vogel, has manufacturing plants in Surrey, Edmonton, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company sells architectural and industrial coatings and related products though 65 corporate branch…

  • Benjamin Moore Wins Product Stewardship Award

    August 10, 2005
    Benjamin Moore has been honored by the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) for its pollution prevention efforts. At NAHMMA’s 2002 Hazardous Materials Management conference held in Dallas last month, the paint manu…

  • Lead Paint Lawsuit Gets Rolling in Rhode Island

    August 10, 2005
    l The U.S. paint and coatings industry has its eye on the tiny state of Rhode Island this fall. The state is the location of the “lead paint public nuisance” lawsuit that will prove to be a major milestone, regardless of the outcome. If…

  • BenMoore Forms

    August 10, 2005
    l In tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack on the U.S., Benjamin Moore has established the Benjamin Moore Heroes of Freedom Fund. This fund, which will be administered by Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of A…

  • PRC-DeSoto, PPG

    August 10, 2005
    PRC-DeSoto International and the aircraft transparencies business of PPG Industries have launched a new brand identity called PPG Aerospace. The announcement came at the National Business Aviation Association conference which was held in Orlando, FL…

  • AK Coatings Holds Antimicrobial coatings

    August 10, 2005
    l AK Coatings, Inc., a Middletown, OH-based provider of antimicrobial coatings and antimicrobial-coated steel, hosted a conference on Oct. 8 in Chicago to examine the demand for antimicrobial coatings and how manufacturers can use them to bring an &l…

  • DuPontís Details Coatings Advances in Science Magazine

    August 10, 2005
    3M Corp. has acquired Polymer Engineering Corp., the Oxnard, CA maker of Duramix urethane adhesives. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 3M contends the addition of the Duramix brand will help extend 3M’s automotive refinishing…

  • DuPontís Details Coatings Advances in Science Magazine

    August 10, 2005
    A paper penned by Robert R. Matheson, Jr., of DuPont was featured in the Aug. 9 edition of Science magazine. Dr. Matheson’s paper, “20th to 21st-century technological challenges in soft coatings,” details the future of technological…

  • Asia-Pacific Paint Market

    August 10, 2005
    l Get the word out: painting your home is a better investment than Wall Street. Hanley-Woods LLC, publisher of building industry trade magazine Remodeling, reports that the average homeowner can expect to recoup 74% of the average $8,336 it costs to…

  • Ferro Sells Powder Coatings Business

    August 10, 2005
    l In a two-part sale, Ferro Corp. has sold its powder coatings businesses in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region to Rohm and Haas and Akzo Nobel. “While the powder coatings business has been an important part of our coatings busin…

  • Glidden Joins NASCAR

    August 10, 2005
    Glidden has signed on as an associate sponsor of the No. 20 Home Depot Pontiac driven by Tony Stewart, part of the Joe Gibbs Racing team. The company has also begun a promotional relationship with NASCAR, which it sees as a strategic marketing move f…

  • Asia-Pacific

    August 10, 2005
    Information Research Limited (IRL), the London-based market information firm, has made available four extracts from its profile on the Asia-Pacific paint industry. Volumes, which are $750 each, cover the Far East (China, Hong Long, Japan, South Korea…

  • Glidden Dismissed

    August 10, 2005
    In other news, The Glidden Company has been dismissed from a lead paint lawsuit pending in San Francisco, CA. This marks the 12th time the company has been dismissed from lead paint cases in the past year, including California, Maryland, Missis…

  • RPM Rings Closing Bell At NYSE,

    August 10, 2005
    consumers that take pride in their homes and families—the very values that Glidden offers to its consumer base.” l On July 26, RPM, Inc. rang the closing bell on Wall Street and was all smiles thanks to a strong financial results for bot…

  • Nippon Paint Singapore

    August 10, 2005
    Mr. Sullivan continued, “In addition, we’re actively looking at acquisition possibilities once again, and anticipate completing a number of bolt-on and small acquisitions during this year.” l According to Intentia International, th…