• Loctite Corp.

    August 9, 2005
    Loctite Corp. has also been honored by Ford for zero defects for four consecutive years at its Lima., OH engine manufacturing plant, making Loctite the only adhesives and sealant supplier to win the honor. Ford Motor Company defines “zero&rdqu…

  • Moving Closer to Color-on-Demand for Auto OEMs

    August 9, 2005
    l PPG and Behr Systems. Inc. have joined forces to make mass customization and faster color changes a reality for OEM car manufacturers. Dynamic FlexColors is a new system that enables coatings components and application technologies to work in conju…

  • Nippon Paint, DIC

    August 9, 2005
    Nippon Paint and Dianippon Ink and Chemicals have announced plans to form a joint venture that will manufacture and market primers for colored steel plates for use in the construction and consumer electronics industry. The report came from the Kyodo…

  • Shes at It Again: A New

    August 9, 2005
    l Sherwin-Williams and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia have announced the pilot launch of a color palette program consisting of 416 interior paint colors under the Martha Stewart Signature name. Available exclusively at Sherwin-Williams stores, the…

  • U.S. Automotive Coatings Market Heading for The Slow Lane?

    August 9, 2005
    l Demand for automotive coatings, sealants and adhesives in the U.S. is forecast to rise 2.4% to reach 2.3 billion pounds in 2005, valued at $6.8 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, based in Cleveland, OH. Automotive coatings…

  • Hirshfields Paint Mfg. Helps Needy Families

    August 9, 2005
    Hirshfield’s Paint Manufacturing, Inc. put their recycled paint to good work this past summer at the Minneappolis, MN Metro Paint-A-Thon, which helps elderly and disabled city residents give their homes a new coat of paint. Volunteers from corp…

  • Henkel Forms New Adhesive Business Sectors

    August 9, 2005
    l Following the sale of Cognis (see Industry News, p. 78), Henkel will establish a branded consumer products business sector called consumer adhesives. This new business sector and the consequent separation of the branded consumer products and indust…

  • BASF Signs Accord to Sell Refinish Paint In Indonesia

    August 9, 2005
    l BASF Coatings S.A. plans to market its R-M brand automotive refinish paints in Indonesia through a new accord with P.T. Catur Warnaindah Sentosa, an affiliate company of P.T. Catur Sentosa Adiprana, based in Jakarta. The agreement covers marketing…

  • Electronics Industry Energizes U.S. Rad-Cure Coatings Market

    August 9, 2005
    A new study from Frost & Sullivan contends the U.S. rad-cure coatings market will rise from $1.01 billion in 2000 to $1.62 billion by 2003. Electronics are providing the marketplace with the most dramatic growth, according to the San Jose, CA-bas…

  • New Zealand Company

    August 9, 2005
    Altex Coatings, which also recently achieved ISO 9001 accreditation, joins 33 other manufacturing sites in Australasia and the South Pacific as APAS-recognized manufacturing units. APAS contains more than 200 technical specifications and 2000 listed…

  • BCF Asks Government To Look at Declining UK

    August 9, 2005
    l In mid-August, British Coatings Federation (BCF) president Peter Rieck wrote to Patricia Hewitt at the UK Department of Trade and Industry asking for official recognition of the critical state of UK manufacturing and calling for appropriate and urg…

  • Akzo Nobel Buys Remainder of Non-Stick Coatings JV

    August 9, 2005
    l Akzo Nobel has acquired the remaining 20% of its global non-stick coatings joint venture from Coatings and Chemicals Corporation (CCC). The business, which manufactures a complete range of liquid and powder non-stick coatings to the consumer, indu…

  • NPCA Offers New Analysis of U.S. Paint

    August 9, 2005
    Ravin Gandhi has been named president of the global non-stick business. Kanti Gandhi, the founder of CCC and former president of the non-stick joint venture, will remain a consultant to the business until the end of the year. l NPCA’s analysi…

  • Rust-Oleum Fuels New

    August 9, 2005
    facts, graphs and a “clearer illustration of the relationship between customer products and paint usage than ever before.” New features include rad-cure coatings, small business concerns, e-commerce, consolidations and raw material source…

  • Rust-Oleum Forges

    August 9, 2005
    While Master Lock’s locks are touted as being tougher than speeding bullets, rust was another story. Thanks to a new accord with Rust-Oleum, Master Lock padlocks will be able to combat thieves and rust forever. Through a licensing deal with R…

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