• Benjamin Moore retail

    March 12, 2009
    || Benjamin Moore retail program honored by the CMA Benjamin Moore Rewards, a program designed to recognize those on the retail frontlines, was itself recently recognized for its ingenuity and effectiveness. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) cit…

  • X-Rite completes

    March 12, 2009
    || X-Rite completes sale of former headquarters X-Rite, Inc., has completed the sale of its former headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Grandville, MI, to CWD Capital, LLC for a purchase price of $7.225 million. X-Rite said it will use th…

  • Lord Corp., AkzoNobel

    March 12, 2009
    || Lord Corp., AkzoNobel deal in the works Lord Corporation, headquartered in Cary, NC, retained Grace Matthews to market its Photoglaze resilient floor coatings product line to selected buyers. With operations in the U.S. and UK, the business is recog…

  • AeonClad Coatings

    March 12, 2009
    || AeonClad Coatings launches biomedical group AeonClad Coatings has launched a new subsidiary that will focus on biomedical applications. AeonClad Bio­medical LLC is expected to utilize the company’s AeonCoat dry coating technology that woul…

  • Valspar extends relationship with Habitat for Humanity

    March 12, 2009
    || Valspar extends relationship with Habitat for Humanity The Valspar Corporation Foundation has extended its long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity International with a multi-year commitment totaling more than $20 million in cash and pain…

  • Jotun to build new U.S. factory

    March 12, 2009
    || Jotun to build new U.S. factory Jotun’s board of directors has approved investment in a new factory in the U.S. because, the company said, the U.S. is an important marine market and also becoming increasingly important for the protective coatin…

  • PPG files suit against

    March 12, 2009
    || PPG files suit against Sherwin-Williams As reported in the Pittsburgh Business Times, PPG has filed a trademark infringement suit against Sherwin-Williams for its use of the phrase “The Color of Inspiration.” PPG says it has used the phr…

  • Mercedes-Benz approves

    March 12, 2009
    || Mercedes-Benz approves PPG paints for repair work Daimler AG, manufacturer of Mer­cedes-Benz vehicles, has approved the Global Refinish System from PPG, including the Envirobase High Per­formance waterborne basecoat, for repair in North Amer…

  • Sherwin-Williams to

    March 12, 2009
    || Sherwin-Williams to acquire Altax in Poland Sherwin-Williams has agreed to acquire Altax Sp. zo.o. headquartered in Poznan, Poland. Altax is a manufacturer of protective woodcare coatings and serves multiple channels including industrial, profession…

  • RPM subsidiary acquires

    March 12, 2009
    || RPM subsidiary acquires Swiss sealants company Tremco illbruck International GmbH, a subsidiary of RPM, has acquired Karochemie AG, a Swiss supplier of sealants to the construction markets in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Head­quartered in Baar…

  • PPG awarded Military

    March 12, 2009
    || PPG awarded Military Sealift Command contract PPG’s protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been awarded the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fleet Paint and Related Services contract. During this multi-year contract,…

  • Kansai Nerolac to

    March 12, 2009
    || Kansai Nerolac to open new facility Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited, India’s second largest paint manufacturer, is setting up its second manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu at Hosur. The company has a similar facility in Perungudi at Chennai. H…

  • RPM acquires interest

    March 12, 2009
    || RPM acquires interest in Chinese licensee Carboline Company, a subsidiary of RPM, has acquired a 49% interest in its Chinese licensee, Carboline Dalian Paint Production Co., Ltd. (Carboline Dalian). The remaining 51% of the joint venture will be own…

  • H.B. Fuller opens

    March 12, 2009
    || H.B. Fuller opens Asia Pacific technology center H.B. Fuller Company has opened a new technical center in Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, China. The new lab, part of the company’s five-year strategic plan, is the company’s first region…

  • Coatings & Ink Additives Report

    March 12, 2009
    || Coatings & Ink Additives Report According to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of th…

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