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Reactive Surfaces opens first functional coatings manufacturing facility
June 26, 2012
Reactive Surfaces of Austin, Texas will open the doors of its new coatings manufacturing plant in Hattiesburg, Mississippi starting July 2012. The company will maintain its corporate headquarters in Austin, and continue to build its bio-based additiv…  Read More »
June 25, 2012
Having to replace parts of industrial equipment is a very costly and time-consuming matter. These costs and the lost time can, however, be reduced by repairing, maintaining and protecting the parts. In its newly opened Competence Center for Coatings…  Read More »
June 22, 2012
SLIPS technology, developed by the lab of Joanna Aizenberg, has transformative potential for everyday life. A novel coating that repels almost every type of liquid and solid, from blood and crude oil to ice and bacteria, has received a 2012 R&D 1…  Read More »
June 21, 2012
Work on a new £100m manufacturing plant in the North East is underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held today. The world-class high-tech manufacturing facility will become the heart of AkzoNobel’s UK Decorative Paints operations,…  Read More »
June 21, 2012
The automotive coatings group of BASF announced that General Motors has transitioned to BASF’s CathoGuard 800 cathodic e-coat at several of its automotive plants throughout the world including Russia, China, Brazil, and North America. CathoGua…  Read More »
June 21, 2012
Along with numerous projects in the emerging markets, Dürr has recently received an order for the construction of an automotive paint shop in France. In the first quarter of 2012, Smart France SAS ordered a top coat line for their plant in Hamba…  Read More »
June 19, 2012
RPM International Inc. has acquired Viapol Ltda., a Brazilian manufacturer and marketer of building materials and construction products. Based in Cacapava, Brazil, near Sao Paulo, Viapol has annual sales of approximately $85 million. Viapol, which w…  Read More »
BASF opens new technical support lab in India
June 19, 2012
Taking another stride towards developing India as an international competence center, BASF Coatings (India) Private Limited, which merged with BASF India Limited as of January 14, 2011, has set up a new coatings technical support lab at Mangalore, In…  Read More »
June 15, 2012
ICA, one of the leading industrial groups in Europe specializing in the manufacture and marketing of special coatings for wood, is reinforcing its competitiveness on the global market through the establishment of the new Italian coatings division, by…  Read More »
June 14, 2012
AkzoNobel completed the restructuring of its activities in Pakistan by establishing AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited as a separate legal entity from ICI Pakistan. As previously announced, the split means that the company has started the formal sale process…  Read More »
June 14, 2012
Duraziv, a Romanian manufacturer of building materials owned by local entrepreneur Daniel Guzu, has set up a new production line for decorative paints and coatings with a production capacity of 50,000 tons per year in Popesti Leordeni. Total investme…  Read More »
PPG Aerospace creates custom colors for Airbus A319 aircraft
June 13, 2012
PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group created custom paint colors for British Airways’ dove livery, which is being used on nine Airbus A319 aircraft to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. PPG Aerospace coatings spe…  Read More »
June 7, 2012
The U.S. Government’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) has selected The Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division to lead a $1.4 million research and development project to develop a chemical agent resistant coa…  Read More »
June 4, 2012
Stahl is investing in a €1 million expansion in India to support current double digit growth to meet the increasing demand for its products and leather processing and finishing solutions. Production facilities at Ranipet and R&D and applicat…  Read More »
June 4, 2012
PPG Industries' automotive refinish operations in China recently relocated to a plant in Songjiang, Shanghai. PPG executives, together with nearly 200 guests from leading automotive aftermarket companies, automotive manufacturers, automotive deal…  Read More »

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