• 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…

  • DuPont opens

    December 4, 2008
    DuPont opens office in Abu Dhabi DuPont has opened its second office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), focusing specifically on strengthening the company’s relationships with the oil and gas industry. Additional markets include building and…

  • Durr and Henkel cooperate

    December 4, 2008
    Dürr and Henkel cooperate on dip coating technology Henkel and Dürr have joined together to further develop Henkel’s patented Aquence technology, an autophoretic dip coating process that needs no heavy metals whatever and thus reduce…

  • Qioptiq Group completes

    December 4, 2008
    Qioptiq Group completes sale of coatings business Qioptiq, an international designer and manufacturer of optical solutions, has completed the sale of its Plymouth, UK-based coatings business. In a management buyout, the team, led by Ian Moyes, has…

  • Colorcon opens new technology center

    December 4, 2008
    Colorcon opens new technology center Colorcon, a formulator of a wide range of film coating products and other excipients for the pharmaceutical industry, has opened its new Western Region Technology Center in Irvine, CA. This new facility will feat…

  • TexCote's Coolwall chosen

    December 4, 2008
    TexCote’s Coolwall chosen to modernize USCIS building TexCote has applied its Coolwall patented energy-saving exterior coating to the new U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services immigration buildings in South Florida. The application of th…

  • AkzoNobel to supply Volvo with

    November 14, 2008
    AkzoNobel has signed a global contract with Volvo Car Corporation to supply their dealer network with its Sikkens products. This makes AkzoNobel Sikkens one of the preferred suppliers listed in Volvo’s new VIDA (Volvo Information & Diagnost…

  • PPG to Acquire BASF's Coil and Extrusion Coatings Business

    November 14, 2008
    PPG has reached an agreement with BASF Corp. to acquire its North American coil and extrusion coatings (COEX) business.

  • 3M completes acquisition of Meguiars Inc.

    November 14, 2008
    3M has completed its acquisition of Meguiars Inc., which manufactures the Meguiars brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Meguiars products include waxes, polishes, cleaners, conditioners and protectants. 3M&rsquo…

  • Inver to acquire Becker

    November 14, 2008
    Inver S.p.A., the Italian company specializing in industrial liquid and powder coatings, and AB Wilh Becker, one of the leading paint and coatings manufacturers in the world, announced the agreement for Inver S.p.A. to acquire the European powder coa…

  • PPG Acquires Automotive Coatings Business

    November 14, 2008
    PPG has acquired a private automotive coatings business in China.

  • Jotuns 1,000th Multicolor Center In Middle East

    November 14, 2008
    Jotuns 1,000th Multicolor Center In Middle East Jotun Paints has launched its 1,000th Multicolor Center (MC) in the Middle East. Located in Al Qusais, Dubai, the new center is part of the paint manufacturer’s ambitious plan to establish a total…

  • PPG wins R&D 100 Awards

    November 14, 2008
    PPG wins R&D 100 Awards for two green innovations PPG has earned two 2008 R&D 100 Awards for its Green Logic paint detackifier and Zircobond pretreatment technology. The awards, bestowed annually by R&D Magazine, recognize the 100 most t…

  • Nu-Tec Coatingsto to Expand in Northeast Indiana

    November 14, 2008
    Coatings Company to Expand in Northeast Indiana Nu-Tec Coatings, a provider of custom dip, liquid and powder coatings to companies across the Midwest U.S., plans to expand its production operations in Indiana, creating 35 new jobs by 2011. The three…

  • BASF Coatings forms strategic alliance with Atotech

    November 14, 2008
    BASF Coatings forms strategic alliance with Atotech BASF has formed a strategic alliance with Atotech, a manufacturer of chemistry and equipment for general metal finishing and printed circuit board production. Specifically, BASF will leverage Atot…