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PPG Industries Foundation Awards U.S. College Scholarships
August 6, 2013
 The PPG Industries Foundation announced that it has sponsored 55 new four-year undergraduate college scholarships in the United States this year. The scholarships include 18 Plant Community scholarships (for students living in communities near…  Read More »
August 6, 2013
PPG Automotive Refinish has announced that 5,000 subscribers of the Paintmanager software color retrieval and management program have chosen to use the Internet instead of traditional CD releases to update their systems. The announcement of the miles…  Read More »
August 5, 2013
PPG Industries, Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to divest its 51 percent interest in Transitions Optical to Essilor International, which currently holds a 49 percent interest in the venture. Transitions Optical is a global supplier of phot…  Read More »
August 2, 2013
The Valspar Corporation has completed the previously announced acquisition of Inver Holding S.r.l., a leading industrial coatings manufacturer in Europe. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With 2012 sales of approximately €16…  Read More »
August 2, 2013
Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies,  has completed the acquisition of ADCO Global Inc., a leading global provider of specialty sealan…  Read More »
August 2, 2013
Hempel has won an investment boost from the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation for research into coatings for cement factories and mineral processing plants. Cement production and mineral processing are big and growing industries - and t…  Read More »
August 1, 2013
The Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium sponsored by the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi has announced its 2014 Plenary Speaker. Professor James Rawlins of the University o…  Read More »
July 31, 2013
Nipsea Group has started construction of its third paint factory in northern Vietnam's Vinh Phuc Province. The six-hectare Nippon Paint Vinh Phuc, which will be in operation in February next year, will produce general industrial paint for automot…  Read More »
July 26, 2013
PPG Industries recently opened a new manufacturing facility for the production of heavy-duty equipment coatings in Tianjin, China. The Tianjin site also has installed equipment to help reduce VOC emissions and preserve the local environment, the comp…  Read More »
July 23, 2013
BASF has signed a contract with ROCKWOOL to sell BASF Wall Systems GmbH & Co. KG. The transaction comprises the German wall systems subsidiary including the Marktredwitz, Germany site. Currently, approximately 200 employees are working for the co…  Read More »
July 19, 2013
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) announced the availability of the 2013 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program, designed to assist communities in augmenting their local graffiti prevention activities. With municipal government funding under increasing burdens, KAB…  Read More »
July 19, 2013
The Sansin Corporation recently announced that its line of exterior Enviro Stains for siding, decks, furniture and log homes, as well as Sansin’s Purity interior stains and the Eco-ToneTM color system, are now featured at AR Paints and Flooring…  Read More »
July 19, 2013
VITEX – Yannidis Bros SA, a Greek architectural coatings manufacturer, recently won the “Environment and Green Development” award at the ACCI Awards 2013. The awards ceremony was held at the “Megaron Mousikis” in the pr…  Read More »
July 19, 2013
BASF has launched R-M, the premium automotive refinish paint brand, in Morocco. In Casablanca, the R-M experts presented a comprehensive offer, meeting the requirements of the automotive refinish paint market with a focus on color expertise, services…  Read More »
July 19, 2013
The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its American Coatings Conference, April 7-9, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2013. The Joseph…  Read More »

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