• H.S. Senior Invents Paint Saver Device

    August 9, 2005
    || l Keeping paint inside the can rather than around the rim can be quite a challenge. No matter how hard a consumer tries, paint seems to dry up in the rim and make quite a mess. But there might be a new solution to this age-old problem. Nevada high sc…

  • PPG To Upgrade Entire System of

    August 9, 2005
    || l As part of its continued ISO 9001 certification, PPG Industries will upgrade its entire collection of QUVs throughout its coatings R&D facility and automotive plant locations during the next three to five years. “We estimate we’ll…

  • Sherwin-Williams, Manco get Accolades from Ace Hardware

    August 9, 2005
    || l Sherwin-Williams has been named a vendor of the year by Ace Hardware Corporation. To be considered for the honor, vendors must perform at or above a service level of 95%, according to Ace. Ace also recognized Manco as the Children’s Miracle…

  • DuPont Addresses Article on Safety of Non-Stick Cookware

    August 9, 2005
    || DuPont has issued a response to an article published in Nature (July 19). According to DuPont, the basic findings of the University of Toronto study noted in the article—that fluoropolymers, including those products used in non-stick coatings f…

  • BASF Coatings Honored by Honda UK,

    August 9, 2005
    || According to DuPont, the study involved heating the fluoropolymers to temperatures as high as 932°F, hundreds of degrees higher than would be realized in a kitchen environment.” l BASF Coatings has been honored by Honda UK Manufacturing…

  • Duron Unveils Fast-Spec at Web Site

    August 9, 2005
    || l Duron has added what it calls one of the “most technologically advanced and comprehensive coatings specification tools available in the industry.” FastSpec “not only recommends the most appropriate Duron coatings and primers for…

  • Get Your Mojo on With Resene

    August 9, 2005
    || Yeah, baby! Resene Paints has launched its new Range 2002, a collection of 150 classic and contemporary colors tailored to “suit the New Zealand lifestyle and environment.” Among the new shades created by Resene are Mojo, an orange-red…

  • New Name for BASF's Mexican Buisness

    August 9, 2005
    || l Effective July 6, BASF’s automotive and industrial paint and coatings operations in Mexico­–BASF Pinturas, S.A. de C.V.–is operating as BASF Coatings de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. According to the company, the name change will align…

  • NAACP Pressures Paint Industry

    August 9, 2005
    || courts. “We hope that the NAACP’s publicly expressed interest in this issue will allow us to place less emphasis on litigation and lead to greater cooperation among the many groups, including our industry, who have been working to help a…

  • What A Team Rosie & ACE

    August 9, 2005
    || l Ace Paint was recently spotted on daytime television. When the Rosie O’Donnell Show wanted to makeover a house and feature it on the show, the project’s designer selected Ace Royal Touch Paints. The home was also featured in the June i…

  • Akzo Nobel Enters Vietnam

    August 9, 2005
    || Akzo Nobel has established a joint venture with Chang Cheng Securities to produce powder coatings in Vietnam. A 10,000-sq.-meter facility in Ho Chi Minh City will manufacture Akzo Nobel’s Interpon powder coatings. The facility will employ 40 pe…

  • Tyco Forms Forms Custom Coating Segment

    August 9, 2005
    || l Tyco Adhesives has launched a new custom coating segment to help OEMs, converters and suppliers reduce overall costs and leverage Tyco’s adhesives and coatings expertise. By turning the coating process over to Tyco Adhesives, the company said…

  • Paint Meets Leather in BASF Forecast

    August 9, 2005
    || Color forecasting plays a major role in the coatings industry–manufacturers need to keep tabs on what consumers want, whether it be the color of bedroom furniture or a new automobile. Earlier this year, automotive manufacturers received a sneak…

  • Simmons Retires From

    August 9, 2005
    || l After 20 years with TruServ, Robert Simmons recently retired from the company as vice president of manufacturing. He was responsible for the strategic development and daily operations of TruServ’s architectural coatings and brush and applicat…

  • New Study on Middle Eastern

    August 9, 2005
    || l Information Research Ltd. has published a new study on the Middle Eastern paint industry that covers markets around the coastline of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula. To order the report, contact Information Research Limited, 44-…