• SCAQMD

    August 10, 2005
    l The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) is “disappointed” with the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s decision to ask the California Supreme Court to overturn a recent appellate decision that had voiced…

  • Twist & Pour Container is All-Plastic

    August 10, 2005
    l Dutch Boy DIY’ers can look forward to an easier-to-use paint can thanks to a new container selected by Sherwin-Williams. Dutch Boy paint now features the “Twist & Pour” paint container, an all-plastic gallon with a twist-off l…

  • Kop-Coats Alan Ross Elected President of AWPA

    August 10, 2005
    l Alan Ross, vice president and technical director of Kop-Coat, Inc., an RPM company based in Pittsburgh, PA, has been elected president of the American Wood-Preservers’ Association (AWPA). AWPA is focused on the development of standards and…

  • PPG Honors Its Coatings

    August 10, 2005
    l Four members of PPG’s coatings team were honored by the company with President’s Awards for technical achievement. Honored for their contributions to PPG’s improved electrodeposition coatings were Steve Zawacky and Bob Zwack of…

  • Akzo Nobel Starts JV in Indonesia, Increases Stake in JV with DPI

    August 10, 2005
    Akzo Nobel has formed a joint venture in Indonesia with PT Bina Propertindo Edikarya to produce decorative paint for the Indonesian market. “The decorative paint market in Indonesia is very big, despite the fact that the per capita consumptio…

  • DuPont Helps BMW Put New Spin on Electro-

    August 10, 2005
    l DuPont Performance Coatings is supplying paint to BMW for the automaker to use in a new rotating electrodeposition coating process called Ecopaint RoDip3. The procedure was started last year by BMW at its Munich plant. In the RoDip3 system, car b…

  • Ace Paint Earns Good Housekeeping Approval

    August 10, 2005
    l Ace Paint has been awarded the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for its Ace Royal satin latex and Ace Royal Touch satin wall and trim paint. “This acknowledgment showcases our commitment to providing customers with exceptional service and…

  • Valspar Expands Bonding Adhesive

    August 10, 2005
    The Good Housekeeping Institute has been a source of consumer education and product evaluation for more than 100 years, covering a variety of goods and services. l Valspar Composites, which supplies gel coats, adhesives and specialty products used…

  • Bayers Mazzarella Elected President of PCI

    August 10, 2005
    The new equipment installed at the facility has the largest batch capacity for adhesive putty manufacture “that we are aware of in North America,” said Jim Ferleman, manufacturing manager. Operations were slated to begin in July. l To…

  • BASF Takes Over Auto Refinish JV in

    August 10, 2005
    Mr. Mazzarella’s appointment marks the first time in 10 years that PCI’s president has been a representative of its raw material suppliers membership. l BASF Coatings Ag has taken over the entire auto refinish business of Wattyl Ltd. B…

  • Rohm and Haas Starts Up Jacaer

    August 10, 2005
    Rohm and Haas has started production at its new Brazilian adhesives plant in Jacaerí. The facility,…

  • Sherwin-Williams Honored by the Pentagon

    August 10, 2005
    At a May 23 ceremony conducted by renovation program officials at the Pentagon, The Sherwin-Williams Com-pany was honored for its September 17 donation of 10,000 gallons of paint, which the company committed to help repair damage caused by the Septem…

  • Akzo Nobel Opens New Powder Facility in Germany

    August 10, 2005
    l Akzo Nobel has opened a new factory for powder-based building adhesives in Rosendahl, Germany. The new facility is an integral part of an expansion plan to grow this sector. “Our building adhesives business, which mainly trades under the na…

  • Paint With Heavy Metals Recalled

    August 10, 2005
    Govesan America Corp., Woodbury, MN, is recalling industrial powder coatings marketed as metals-free because the paint actually contained heavy metals, according to two Minnesota state agencies. In March 2001 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency an…

  • BASF To Become Nissan System Partner in Spain

    August 10, 2005
    l Beginning in September, BASF Coatings will become a system partner to the Barcelona plant of Nissan Motoriberica S.A., an automotive manufacturer that is part of the Renault/Nissan Alliance. The agreement covers all three Nissan coating lines at th…

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