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October 5, 2010
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has named its top ten green building projects for 2010 and at least five of them feature environmentally advanced glass or coatings made by PPG Industries. The curt…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
Colorcon, Ltd. has opened a new technical service laboratory in Turkey. Located in Atasehir, the southern area of Istanbul, the new laboratory contains fully equipped processing suites for laboratory-scale immediate and modified release film coating…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
PPG’s senior vice president of automotive coatings, Cynthia Niekamp, has been named by Automotive News magazine among the 100 leading women in the North American Auto Industry. “Cindy joined PPG just last year, but she has already led our…  Read More »
Tata Motors, Mahindra & Honda Motorcycle Recognize BASF as Best Supplier
October 5, 2010
BASF Coatings in India has received three supplier awards from Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). BASF received the Best Supplier Award for its performance in the paints category for the year 2009 from…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
Valspar closed its $142 million acquisition of Australian paint manufacturer Wattyl Ltd. Valspar announced the deal in June as part of a broader expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Wattyl, which brought in revenue of about $380 million last year, d…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
Zirconium is used as an anti-corrosive finishing/surface treatment on metal substrates. If the coating of zirconium is too thin, then the sought-for metal property will not be achieved. Similarly, applying too thick a coat means that treatment materi…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
PPG participated in a ceremony Sept. 27 that celebrated the awarding of $129 million in federal funds to create the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC), a five-year initiative designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the U…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
AkzoNobel has underlined the im­portance of wood stewardship to its sustainability agenda by signing a landmark agreement with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The agreement makes AkzoNobel the FSC’s first global partner outside of pro…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
AkzoNobel has been selected by Walmart to be the primary paint supplier for the retailer’s U.S. stores. The company will develop and manufacture a portfolio of interior and exterior paints for more than 3,500 Walmart stores nationwide. This agr…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
DuPont Shinto Automotive Systems (DSAS), part of the DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) business, recently introduced the latest global color trends in the DuPont Global Color Trend Show 2010. The event was hosted in the DuPont K.K Japan office in Tok…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
The Wall Systems business of BASF Corporation and SPEC MIX, Inc., specializing in factory preblended construction products and silo material delivery systems, have formed a joint marketing agreement. The program enables contractors to combine the adv…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
Frank Krakowski, Lord Corporation’s senior staff scientist for Materials and Process Development, has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Donald M. Alstadt Technology Innovation Award. Established in 2006 to recognize innovative technologic…  Read More »
October 5, 2010
Alexseal Yacht Coatings, the paint system manufactured by German-based Mankiewicz Gebr. and Co., moved its U.S. operations from St. Louis to Charleston, SC. Mankiewicz renovated a 24,000 square-foot building, which includes a state-of-the-art lab, pr…  Read More »
September 15, 2010
Bert Meijer, from Eindhoven University of Technology, was awarded the 2010 AkzoNobel Science award in recognition of his numerous achievements in materials science and polymer chemistry. These have included introducing patented technology which led t…  Read More »
September 10, 2010
PPG coatings used in five of AIA's green building projects.  Read More »

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