• Pipe Coatings Plant Slated for Bessemer, Alabama

    February 8, 2010
    Liberty Coating Company of Morrisville, PA an applicator of industrial coatings for the oil, gas and water industries said it’s planning to put a pipe coatings plant in Bessemer, Alabama’s Interstate Industrial Park. Liberty Group of Morr…

  • Name Change for Elastogran Companies

    February 8, 2010
    Following the introduction of the BASF corporate brand for Elastogran European polyurethane sites, the next step BASF is taking is to change the names of Elastogran companies. Elastogran GmbH with its head offices in Lemförde will be called BASF…

  • ShawCor Forms Joint Venture in Russia

    February 8, 2010
    The pipe coating division of Toronto, Canada’s ShawCor Ltd., Bredero Shaw, has entered into a joint venture agreement with ArkhTekhnoProm, an affiliate of Mezhregiontruboprovodstroi, the leading Russian offshore pipeline contractor. The joint v…

  • AkzoNobel Strikes Deal with Chevrolet Dealership in U.S.

    February 8, 2010
    Karl Chevrolet of Ankeny, IA, the third largest Chevrolet dealership in the U.S. as well as the largest Chevrolet dealership in the state of Iowa, has chosen AkzoNobel as its preferred supplier. In a move to expand its position in the greater Des Moi…

  • Tor Invests 2m in Aerosol Facility

    February 8, 2010
    County Durham, UK-based specialist paints manufacturer, Tor Coatings has invested £2 million in a state-of-the-art aerosol manufacturing facility, creating over 150 jobs. The investment allows the firm to manufacture and market a new range of a…

  • Hempel Expands R&D Center in Barcelona

    February 8, 2010
    Hempel officially opened a new R&D center at a ceremony on January 13 in Barcelona. The newly expanded center will enable Hempel to develop and customize products faster, respond to customer needs more efficiently and help customers conform to ra…

  • Commission Ponders Paints Directive Extension

    February 8, 2010
    The 2004 directive on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paints and varnishes could be extended to other products such as hairsprays, window cleaning products and wood coatings, according to an EU consultancy study published in December.  &nb…

  • DuPont Licenses Teflon to National Paints in EMEA

    February 8, 2010
    DuPont signed a DuPont Teflon surface protector trademark license agreement with National Paints Factories Co. Ltd., the largest architectural coatings producer in the Middle East. This marks the third DuPont Teflon license to be signed in the Middle…

  • Sherwin-Williams Awarded $24 Million U.S. Navy JIT Marine Coatings Contract

    February 8, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has been awarded a $24 million, five-year U.S. Navy contract to supply marine coatings per Just-In-Time (JIT) delivery to four U.S. Navy shipyards. The company was one of two low bidders in the first…

  • RPM Acquires UK-based Universal sealants

    February 8, 2010
    RPM International Inc. has acquired the Universal Sealants (U.K.) Limited group of companies, a UK-based supplier of coatings and construction products and services for bridges and large infrastructure projects. Universal Sealants, which is headquart…

  • Harald Pflanzl New Head of BASF Coatings Automotive Refinish Europe Business Unit

    February 8, 2010
    On January 1, 2010, Harald Pflanzl became the head of BASF Coatings’ Automotive Refinish Europe business unit. Pflanzl succeeds Christoph Hansen, who now heads the Dis­persions for Adhesives and Con­structions Europe unit in Ludwig­…

  • DuPont Performance Services Officially Launched at NACE

    February 8, 2010
    DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) officially launched DuPont Per­formance Services (DPS) at NACE 2009, celebrating its debut with a day of learning and demonstrations at 911 Collision Center in Hen­derson, NV, with close to 500 people in atte…

  • SSPC's 2009 Outstanding Publication Award

    February 8, 2010
    International Paint’s technical leadership and business development manager, Vijay Datta, and director of engineering and technical services, Dr. Mike O’Donoghue, have been named winners of the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2009…

  • Natural History Museum Specifies Interpon

    February 8, 2010
    The Natural History Museum has unveiled it’s new £78 million Darwin Centre in London. Designed to provide a home for 20 million plant and insect specimens, it also allows visitors to interact with the collections and scientists at work. T…

  • Kingspan-Benchmark & ALCOA Architectural Products join PPG certified metal panel program

    February 8, 2010
    PPG recently announced that Kingspan-Benchmark and ALCOA Architectural Products have joined the new PPG Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). Administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group, PPG/CMPP is a certification program that give…