• PPG Names Auto Color Supply 2009 Platinum Distributor

    April 6, 2010
    || PPG’s automotive refinish business has named Auto Color Supply of Mur­freesboro, TN, as its 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton in February during the annual PPG Platinum Co…

  • Demand for Paint in Japan to Grow in 2010

    April 6, 2010
    || The Japan Paint Manufacturers Association has published data for the demand for paint in Japan for the fiscal year 2010. The predicted total volume is 1,434,000 tons, which is 1.1% more than in the fiscal year 2009. Market sectors predicted to grow i…

  • MPI Launches Program for Raw Material Suppliers

    April 6, 2010
    || Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formul…

  • Bayer Introduces Baymedix Medical Products Brand

    April 6, 2010
    || Bayer MaterialScience LLC has introduced the Baymedix brand of medical products, consolidating several product concepts under one unifying name. The Baymedix portfolio includes several coatings products: Baymedix CL lubricious coatings; Baymedix CH h…

  • Mercedes-Benz Approves New PPG Primer Worldwide

    April 6, 2010
    || Mercedes-Benz has approved PPG DP4000 2K primer by PPG’s automotive refinish business for worldwide refinish repairs of all Mercedes-Benz cars. The 2K primer is designed to help body shops cut costs and increase productivity. The technology und…

  • Sika Acquires Automotive Glass Replacement Adhesive Systems Business

    April 6, 2010
    || Sika Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Sika AG, has acquired the automotive glass replacement business of ADCO Products, Inc. The business acquired reaches an annual turnover of approximately $7 million and will be integrated into Sika’s afte…

  • Sika Expands its Construction Sealant Business in Japan

    April 6, 2010
    || Sika AG’s subsidiary Sika (Japan) Ltd. has acquired the construction sealant business of Henkel Japan Ltd. The acquired business includes the well-known trademarks, Bellace and Duribbon, which are well established in the Japanese construction m…

  • H.B. Fuller Acquires Industrial Adhesives Business in Malaysia

    April 6, 2010
    || H.B. Fuller Company  has entered into a stock purchase agreement under which it will acquire all of the shares of Revertex Finewaters Shd Bhd in Malaysia, a joint venture of Yule Catto & Company Plc and Jahor Corporation. Revertex Finewaters…

  • Teknos Expands in China

    April 6, 2010
    || To improve the services Helsinki, Finland-based Teknos Group Oy provide to it international customers, the paint firm will open a new sales office and technical service center in Shanghai in the spring of 2010. Ville Tuominen, managing director desig…

  • Weilburger Coatings Takes Over French Company Naber-Meyer

    April 6, 2010
    || Weilburger Coatings GmbH, parent company of Grebe Group, has acquired 90 percent of the shares in Naber-Meyer S.A.S., F-78620 Acheres, France. Naber-Meyer S.A.S. is a niche supplier for decorative glass coatings focussing on the cosmetics and beverag…

  • Deacom Named Hot Companies Finalist

    April 6, 2010
    || Deacom, Inc., producer of the Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System, has been named a 2010 Hot Companies finalist by Network Products Guide. The Deacom ERP Manufacturing Software is designed to simply man…

  • Nanotechnology in Coatings & Adhesives Market Expected to be Worth $3.7 Billion in 2010

    April 6, 2010
    || According to a new technical market research report, “Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets,” from BCC Research, the global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an estimated $3.7 bill…

  • Hyundai I-Flow Concept Car Features Liquid Metal Coating

    April 6, 2010
    || At the Geneva Motor Show held last month Hyundai and BASF presented their jointly developed i-flow concept car. The technologies and materials involved have not been combined in automobiles to date and illustrate possibilities for mobility in the fut…

  • Frost & Sullivan says Asia Pacific Paint & Coatings Market is Back on Track

    April 6, 2010
    || According to Frost & Sullivan’s Chem­icals & Materials Practice, which hosted an analyst briefing via webinar on the Asia Pacific paint and coatings market last month, despite being hit hard by the economic downturn and having to fa…

  • Steel Tank Institute names Sherwin-Williams Euronavy ES301 product of the year

    March 16, 2010
    || Sherwin-Williams’ Euronavy ES301 has been named the 2009 Product of the Year by the Steel Tank Institute. “Sherwin-Williams is extremely pleased to receive this award for an application of one of our most innovative and versatile coatings…

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