• AkzoNobel acquires minority shareholding in coil coatings JV

    January 12, 2009
    || AkzoNobel acquires minority shareholding in coil coatings JV AkzoNobel has acquired Nippon Paint’s 25% minority shareholding in their joint venture company in Europe, Akzo Nobel Nippon Paint Holding B.V. The former 75/25 joint venture, which wa…

  • Henkel closes four

    January 12, 2009
    || Henkel closes four adhesives plants in Europe Henkel is streamlining its expanded adhesives production and is to close four adhesives plants in Europe, following a major purchase. The integration of National Starch into the Düsseldorf-based gro…

  • Exousia Receives Initial Supply Order from Bohai Ship Building

    January 12, 2009
    || Exousia Receives Initial Supply Order from Bohai Ship Building Exousia Advanced Materials, Inc., through its China subsidiary, Tianjin Advanced Materials Inc., has received an initial order from Bohai Ship Building and Repair to supply its PowerShiel…

  • Conformal Coatings

    January 12, 2009
    || Conformal Coatings for Electronics will be Worth $9.1 Billion in 2013 According to a new technical market research report—Conformal Coatings in the Global Electronics Industry—from BCC Research, the global market for conformal coating t…

  • Industrial Nanotech Receives First Major Order from China

    January 12, 2009
    || Industrial Nanotech Receives First Major Order from China Industrial Nanotech, Inc. has received an order for 12,000 gallons of its patented Nansulate nanotechology-based coatings from Golden Horse Real Estate Co., Ltd. in China, marking the company&…

  • PPG Increases Role with

    January 12, 2009
    || PPG Increases Role with Wind Turbine Industry OEMs PPG Commercial Coatings has dramatically increased its involvement in the global wind turbine industry. With the growing international demand for alternative energy forms, PPG is assisting OEMs with…

  • Alcro-Beckers acquires Flagship Store for its

    January 12, 2009
    || Alcro-Beckers acquires Flagship Store for its Alcro brand in Stockholm Following its strategy of maintaining its position in the Swedish market, Alcro-Beckers AB, part of the Finnish Tikkurila that is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatin…

  • Research and Markets

    January 12, 2009
    || Research and Markets has published “Market Assessment on Nanocoatings” Research and Markets’ new report, “Market Assessment on Nanocoatings,” provides an assessment of industrial applications for nanoscale coatings. Nan…

  • International Paint

    January 12, 2009
    || International Paint partners with Devoe Coatings International Paint and its subsidiary, Ceilcote USA, Inc., part of the AkzoNobel family of companies, have partnered with Devoe Coatings of Canada, to deliver coating products to customers throughout…

  • Sherwin-Williams completes the acquisition of Euronavy

    January 12, 2009
    || Sherwin-Williams completes the acquisition of Euronavy The Sherwin-Williams Company has closed a definitive agreement to acquire Euronavy-Tintas Maritimas e Ind­ustriais S.A. of Portugal. Head­quartered in Lisbon, Portugal, Euronavy is involv…

  • Tikkurila to acquire

    January 12, 2009
    || Tikkurila to acquire a sales company in Slovakia Tikkurila will strengthen its position in Eastern Europe by acquiring the sales company Finncolor Slovakia s.r.o. operating in Martin, Slovakia. Tikkurila will purchase 100% of the company’s sha…

  • International Paint, Kazakhstan working

    December 4, 2008
    || International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, and one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance and fire protection coatings, is the first coatings manufacturer to sponsor the NACE Coatings Inspector Program-Level I course for key c…

  • BASF introduces waterborne basecoats in Romania

    December 4, 2008
    || BASF introduces waterborne basecoats in Romania BASF Coatings has introduced waterborne basecoats in Romania. BASF Coatings’ waterborne basecoat technology is used to coat carmaker Dacia’s Logan and new Sandero models, which are produce…

  • Durr and Ford Sign Agreement

    December 4, 2008
    || Dürr and Ford sign agreement Dürr and automaker Ford are further expanding their collaboration in the area of painting systems. For that purpose, the two companies signed a framework agreement giving Dürr the status of an aligned busi…

  • Erkki Jarvinen is new

    December 4, 2008
    || Erkki Järvinen is new president and CEO of Tikkurila Erkki Järvinen has been appointed president and CEO of Tikkurila Oy. He is currently working as president and CEO of Rautakirja Corporation, which belongs to Sanoma Oyj. He has held the…

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