• PPG’s Fast Flash Process Cuts Dry Time and

    August 10, 2005
    Recent tests conducted at PPG Industries’ Flint, MI application development center have proven that the company’s patented Fast Flash rapid dehydration process can slash coatings flash-off time by 80% and energy costs by two thirds, while…

  • Glidden Dismissed From CA Lead Paint Lawsuit

    August 10, 2005
    l The Glidden Company, with the agreement of the plaintiffs’ counsel, has been dismissed from the Santa Clara County lead paint lawsuit in California. The Glidden Company was dismissed as a defendant because it only came into existence in 1986…

  • Rhino Linings Responds to Truck Bedliner

    August 10, 2005
    The Glidden Company was also dismissed from 10 other lead paint lawsuits including cases in Rhode Island, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas. Glidden still remains a defendant in eight other lead paint lawsuits but is optimistic that i…

  • ACE PAINT DROPS FREIGHT

    August 10, 2005
    ● Ace Hardware Corp.’s Ace Paint division has decided to drop freight fees for any quantity of paint ordered, regardless of the gallonage. “Our Ace retailers asked for simplification of their program, and we have responded,”…

  • ROAD TRIP!

    August 10, 2005
    ● BASF’s Glasurit 90 line is celebrating its 10th anniversary by taking to the street in a special 16 city-eight country European tour. A special truck has been designed to promote the line. The tour began May 16 at the BASF Coatin…

  • CAN DUPONT’S

    August 10, 2005
    ● Every golfer wants to hit longer, straighter shots with softer feel. Spalding Sports Worldwide has enlisted DuPont’s Teflon to help duffers achieve that goal with its new Strata Tour Straight premium golf ball. The new multi-layered g…

  • GM NAMES

    August 10, 2005
    ● PPG Industries has been named a supplier of the year by General Motors for its superior performance, quality, service, technology and value in supplying coatings for GM operations worldwide during 2001. The award also covers glass products…

  • DUPONT

    August 10, 2005
    ● Honda of America Mfg. presented DuPont Kansai Automotive Coatings (DKAC) its 2002 Production Support Award, recognizing DuPont’s continuous production support of Honda’s electrocoat program. DuPont supplies the majority of topco…

  • CHRYSLER NEV

    August 10, 2005
    ● You may not see a lot of them on the road, but electric cars are growing in popularity with some consumers, if not automotive coatings suppliers. Unveiled in April in Santa Monica, CA, D a i m l e r- C h r y s l e r ’s newest n…

  • ANAC COLOR

    August 10, 2005
    ● Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC) has officially opened its new color manufacturing facility in Sassenheim, The Netherlands. The site features integrated QC and process control labs, spray booths and humidity and temperature-controlled d…

  • WEARZ 4-EVER

    August 10, 2005
    ● Wearz 4-Ever, a polyurethane wood finishing system from Parks Corp., a Fall River, MA-based maker of coatings, paint removers and refinishing products, has been rewarded for its efforts to create a product that would stand out from others o…

  • WESTERN

    August 10, 2005
    ● The Western European paint market was estimated at almost 5,915,000 tons in 2001 and is expected to grow to almost 6,358,000 tons by 2006, according to Information Research Ltd. (IRL), which has released a new market study focused on the r…

  • LIQUID

    August 10, 2005
    ● Liquid Plastics Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new North American manufacturing headquarters in royal fashion. The celebration included a dedication ceremony for the 25,000-sq.ft. building, located in in Middletown, CT, by H.R.H.…

  • Flex Bon Brand To Operate as Separate unit

    August 10, 2005
    l Sherwin-Williams has acquired Johnson Paints, Inc., a Ft. Myers, FL-based manufacturer of paint and related products. Johnson’s product line includes the Flex Bon brand, which is sold through 24 company-owned stores and a dealer network locat…

  • Valspar Honored by Hometown

    August 10, 2005
    Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO of Sherwin-Williams, said, “We are pleased that the Flex Bon organization has joined our company and are excited about the opportunities that the Flex Bon business presents us in the growing south Florida…