• Nissan Rewards BASF, Loctite Again

    August 10, 2005
    l BASF Corporation’s coatings regional business unit and Loctite Corp. are on five year winning streaks. Both companies have received Quality Master awards from the Smyrna, TN assembly plant of Nissan North America, Inc., marking the fifth cons…

  • NPCA, NJ Paint Council Help Quell

    August 10, 2005
    l In late March, the New Jersey Paint Council and NPCA provided testimony at a hearing for a New Jersey bill that would have imposed a $0.50 per container tax on paint. Their testimony convinced the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee to fo…

  • W.R. Grace Acquires Concrete Sealer Firm

    August 10, 2005
    NPCA and the New Jersey Paint Council said they will closely monitor the bill’s activity, especially since Governor James McGreevey is not likely to agree to take $50 million from the $7 billion tobacco settlement revenue in light of the $6 bil…

  • Glidden Names Color Trends for

    August 10, 2005
    Addiment, Inc. markets specialty admixtures in North America, however its knowledge and R&D expertise covers construction chemical products such as ready mix and prestressed concrete, repair materials, epoxies, urethanes and other specialty prod…

  • IS THIS YOUR

    August 9, 2005
    ● Was your company’s fluorescent paint at the Olympics? It might have been. At the 2002 Olympics closing ceremony, skaters splashed fluorescent paint on the ice creating what looked like a glow-in-the-dark abstract painting. Dallas, TX-…

  • SIKKENS SIGNS

    August 9, 2005
    ● Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has signed a recommended supplier agreement with Pon’s Automobielhandel, an importer of Volkswagen and Audi in The Netherlands. Through the accord, Akzo Nobel’s Sikkens paint products and services…

  • CA PROP. 65

    August 9, 2005
    ● California Attorney General Bill Lockyer does expect to receive written confirmation that Kamran Ghalchi, attorney for Citizens for Responsible Business, has withdrawn 1200 notices for alleged Proposition 65 violations, out of the 3,500 fil…

  • MINWAXS

    August 9, 2005
    ● Minwax has published its latest edition of Wood Beautiful magazine. This tenth edition covers ideas for experienced woodworkers and DIYers including a paneled library, a kitchen hutch and diamond pattern entry foyer. The magazine is availa…

  • FAR EAST

    August 9, 2005
    ● The Far East paint market—China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan–is projected to post volume growth from 5,704,500 tons in 2000 to 8,288,500 tons by 2005, according to IRL’s study on the Asia-Pacific paint indust…

  • Diyers Keep Out

    August 9, 2005
    ● Looking to tap into the $276 billion professional contractor market, DIY retail giant Home Depot has opened a Home Depot Supply concept store in Mesquite, TX. “Most people think of Home Depot as a store for the do-ityourselfer, but 3…

  • METALLON FORGES PARTNERSHIP

    August 9, 2005
    ● Metallon Inc., Parkersburg, WV, has formed a partnership with White River Hardwoods/Woodworks Inc. in which Metallon finishes will be used on several wood products produced by the company. White River will use Metallon’s finishes in b…

  • U.S. ARMY TO

    August 9, 2005
    ● The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, has selected NoFire Technologies’ 1-18 NV fire protective intumescent coating to protect munitions canisters that contain 60 millimeter explosive mortar cartr…

  • AKZO NOBEL

    August 9, 2005
    ● Akzo Nobel Coatings has increased its stake in Vivechrom, a Greek paint company, from 51% to 76%. The move strengthens Akzo Nobel’s position in the Greek decorative paint market, in which Vivechrom is the leading brand, according to t…

  • ONE MILLIONTH

    August 9, 2005
    ● PPG is the proud owner of a special GMT800 series truck that marks a major milestone in its partnership with General Motors. On Jan. 17, the one millionth GMT800 series truck rolled off the assembly line in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada whe…

  • SILVER STILL TOPS THE CHARTS

    August 9, 2005
    ● DuPont and PPG agree: silver is still the gold standard when it comes to car colors. Recent color popularity surveys released by both companies showed that silver was the most popular color among vehicle buyers during the 2001 model…

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