• BASF Coatings wins award at Materialica

    December 19, 2011
    After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc…

  • Fine Paints of Europe launches Bridget Beari Colors

    December 19, 2011
    Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Fine Paints of Europe, Inc. (FPE) of Woodstock, Vt., Bridget Beari Designs (BBD) is introducing a signature paint collection. Bridget Beari Colors is a set of 76 custom wall colors created by Susan Jamies…

  • Dulux and Camelpaint form new Chinese entity

    December 19, 2011
    Australia’s largest paint maker Dulux has expanded its presence in the growing Chinese market through a merger between its Chinese operations and Hong Kong-based Camelpaint group. Dulux will own 51 percent of the new company called DGL Camel In…

  • Quest Specialty Coatings acquires coatings unit of Patriot Paint

    December 19, 2011
    Quest Specialty Coatings (QSC) has acquired the coatings business of Patriot Paint, Portland, Ind. Patriot Paint was founded in 1980 and is a producer of coatings systems for metal substrates. From zero VOC, anti-corrosive transportation coatings to…

  • Daimler introduces BASF's iGloss Clearcoat for its OEM coatings

    December 19, 2011
    Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t…

  • Tnemec names 2011 Tank of the Year

    Tnemec names 2011 Tank of the Year

    December 19, 2011
    This year’s Tnemec Tank of the Year winning entry comes from Hollywood, Fla. The one-million gallon torospherical-bottom, ovaloid-style welded steel tank had 10 legs, making it the first legged design to win Tnemec Tank of the Year since the co…

  • SCS building new coating center in Austin, Texas

    November 10, 2011
    Specialty Coating Systems is expanding its parylene coating service operations into the South United States region. Build-out is underway for a new 13,000 square foot facility located in Austin, Texas. The new coating center will begin full productio…

  • Seal-Krete high performance flooring system has flooring boutique swimming in new business

    Seal-Krete high performance flooring system has flooring boutique swimming in new business

    November 10, 2011
    Exquisite Floors, a full-service custom flooring and design company, was recently approached by Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies with a floor replacement opportunity. Leslie’s had a vision for their network of more than 600 stores nationwi…

  • Eco Building Products to expand wood coating lines

    November 7, 2011
    Eco Building Products, Inc., signed a five year lease to set up a mega coating facility in Salem, Ore., located in the heart of the timber producing corridor and is approximately 30,000 square feet located on a railway spur. The company plans to occu…

  • BASF Coatings wins award at Materialica

    November 7, 2011
    After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc…

  • Fine Paints of Europe launches Bridget Beari Colors

    November 3, 2011
    Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Fine Paints of Europe, Inc. (FPE) of Woodstock, Vt., Bridget Beari Designs (BBD) is introducing a signature paint collection. Bridget Beari Colors is a set of 76 custom wall colors created by Susan Jamies…

  • Dulux and Camelpaint form new Chinese entity

    November 3, 2011
    Australia’s largest paint maker Dulux has expanded its presence in the growing Chinese market through a merger between its Chinese operations and Hong Kong-based Camelpaint group. Dulux will own 51 percent of the new company called DGL Camel In…

  • AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is first to achieve Platinum SMaRT certification

    November 2, 2011
    AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has become the first coatings manufacturer to achieve SMaRT certification, attaining platinum status. An acronym for Sustainable Materials Rating Technology, SMaRT is the major external standard for product sustainabili…

  • AkzoNobel to raise production capacity in China

    October 31, 2011
    AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy…

  • PPG releases architectural color trends

    October 31, 2011
    PPG has released its Paint Color Portfolio "fan deck" with 2012-2013 color trends to help architects, designers, commercial builders and building owners update, renovate or build new hotel, retail, office and health care facilities. Within…

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