• A Profile of the Central American

    March 12, 2009
    || A Profile of the Central American and Caribbean Paint Industry Information Research (IRL) has published a report dedicated to the Central American and Caribbean paint markets titled, “A Profile of the Central American and…

  • Christian Decker named Tess Award

    February 11, 2009
    || Christian Decker, director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, France has been named the Roy W. Tess Award winner in coatings for 2009 presented by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polyme…

  • Industrial Nanotech

    February 11, 2009
    || Industrial Nanotech expands to Germany Industrial Nanotech is continuing its expansion of manufacturing locations for their Nansulate coatings and will begin producing the products in Germany in the first quarter of 2009. This brings the total numbe…

  • Glasurit receives worldwide approval from Volvo

    February 11, 2009
    || Glasurit receives worldwide approval from Volvo Automaker Volvo has now approved Glasurit 90 Line paints for its authorized dealers and bodyshops throughout the world. Glasurit is a BASF Coatings’ paint brand. The engineers at Volvo tested the…

  • Goodrich selects U.S. Air Force for F-35 landing gear coatings

    February 11, 2009
    || Goodrich selects U.S. Air Force for F-35 landing gear coatings Goodrich Corporation has selected the U.S. Air Force’s Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC) at Hill Air Force Base, UT, to provide specialty coatings on landing gear for the F-35 Lig…

  • AkzoNobel to divest

    February 11, 2009
    || AkzoNobel to divest non-stick coatings activities AkzoNobel has agreed to divest its non-stick coatings business to privately-owned, U.S.-based company Whitford Worldwide. The deal involves Akzo­Nobel’s global cookware and bakeware activit…

  • Sherwin-Williams

    February 11, 2009
    || Sherwin-Williams teams up with kb Home KB Home, one of America’s largest homebuilders, has teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to use an exclusive line of co-branded, low-VOC interior paints in all new homes that begin construction after January…

  • PPG awards Hot Wheels Spectraflame Paint Your Ride Contest trophy

    January 12, 2009
    || PPG’s automotive refinish business recently awarded the 2008 PPG Hot Wheels Spectraflame Paint Your Ride Contest trophy Nov. 5, at its exhibit booth for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. Larry Wood, Mattel, Inc., Hot Wheels chief designer, pre…

  • Market for Environmental Protection in China Worth $34.4 Billion in 2013

    January 12, 2009
    || According to a new technical market research report, “The Environmental Protection Market in China,” from BCC Research, the global market for environmental protection products and equipment in China is expected to be worth $13.4 billion i…

  • Germanischer Lloyd

    January 12, 2009
    || Germanischer Lloyd awards Relius Germanischer Lloyd, a classification society for the maritime sector, has tested and certified Relius’ coating systems for offshore wind turbines. As a producer of industrial coatings and construction paints, w…

  • BASF reduces

    January 12, 2009
    || BASF reduces production worldwide BASF is temporarily shutting down approximately 80 plants worldwide. In addition, BASF is reducing production at approximately 100 plants. Worldwide, approximately 20,000 employees will be affected by the production…

  • Remmers acquires 3H-Lacke

    January 12, 2009
    || Remmers acquires 3H-Lacke Remmers, which specializes in construction chemicals products and the wood coatings industry, will acquire 3H-Lacke Lackfabrik Hammen GmbH & Co. KG. Specializing in coatings and stain for furniture, doors, flooring, parq…

  • DuPont Refinish Introduces

    January 12, 2009
    || DuPont Refinish Introduces ‘Go Pro’ Virtual Bodyshop DuPont Refinish recently introduced “Go Pro,” a virtual bodyshop aimed at informing bodyshops on how to increase productivity in all business areas. It shows how DuPont Ref…

  • Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Expands Military Market Presence

    January 12, 2009
    || Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Expands Military Market Presence Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings now has a durable, gloss topcoat certified for the military segment, MIL-PRF-85285D, Type I, Class H. The approval was recently received from the…

  • U.S. metal powder demand

    January 12, 2009
    || U.S. metal powder demand to reach $3.5 billion in 2012 According to a new study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, OH-based industry market research firm, demand for metal powders is expected to remain steady in value terms at about $3.5 billion i…

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