• ACS gets Green Light for 2010

    November 14, 2008
    ACS gets Green Light for 2010 Plans for the 2010 American Coatings Show and Conference have been confirmed. Following its successful June 2008 premiere, the next event will take place April 12-15, 2010 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte…

  • PPG introduces Duranar powder coatings

    October 10, 2008
    PPG industrial coatings has introduced Duranar powder coatings for architectural aluminum. The coatings are an extension of the existing line of Duranar liquid coatings and are engineered for monumental architectural applications such as building pan…

  • Double acquisition

    October 10, 2008
    Double acquisition for akzonobel AkzoNobel is to invest almost €50 million in its performance coatings activities after agreeing to two acquisitions which will boost the company’s car refinishes and industrial finishes businesses. The two…

  • Dunn-Edwards to open new technology center

    October 10, 2008
    Dunn-Edwards to open new technology center Dunn-Edwards Corporation has announced plans to build a 40,000-square-foot coatings technology center on its Los Angeles, CA campus. The new facility will consolidate the paint manufacturer’s existing…

  • BASF Coatings opens Design Studio in Europe

    October 10, 2008
    BASF Coatings opens Design Studio in Europe in Münster BASF Coatings has opened its first Design Studio in Europe for the coatings industry near its headquarters and production plant in Münster, Germany. The studio covers a total area of…

  • H.B. Fuller acquires adhesive business in Egypt

    October 10, 2008
    H.B. Fuller acquires adhesive business in Egypt H.B. Fuller has completed the acquisition of Egymelt, a manufacturer and marketer of hot melt and specialty water-based adhesives headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. “The acquisition of Egymelt establi…

  • New coatings made from whey protein

    September 12, 2008
    Vermont Natural Coatings has introduced new high-performance floor and furniture finish made from natural whey protein. In development since 2001 and in collaboration with the University of Vermont, Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey is a high-perform…

  • BASF, Yasar sign agreement

    September 12, 2008
    BASF, Yasar sign agreement BASF has signed an agreement with Turkish company Yasar to acquire Yasar’s shares in the 50-50 joint venture Yasar BASF Automotive Coatings Ltd., which markets automotive OEM and refinish coatings in Turkey. The move…

  • PPG Expands Partnership with Meiller

    September 12, 2008
    PPG expands partnership with Meiller PPG has been named the coatings supplier for the new Meiller-Dogus plant located in Sakarya, Turkey, which will produce tippers and trailers for the heavy-duty truck (HDT) market. “This continues the partne…

  • PPG to sell auto glass business

    September 12, 2008
    PPG to sell auto glass business PPG has signed an agreement with Kohlberg & Company, LLC, Mount Kisco, NY, under which PPG will divest its automotive glass and services business to a new company formed by Kohlberg.…

  • Hardide Coatings enters test program with Airbus

    September 12, 2008
    Hardide Coatings enters test program with Airbus Hardide Coatings Limited, which has developed a tungsten carbide-based coating for chrome replacement programs, has entered into a three-year coatings approval test program with Airbus and has tests b…

  • Coatings for offshore, oil and gas applications

    September 12, 2008
    Coatings for offshore oil and gas applications Sub-One Technology has rolled out a family of new coatings based on its InnerArmor technology. The coatings are being tested in surface, subsea and downhole oil and gas applications including piping, co…

  • PPG acquires Vanex

    September 12, 2008
    PPG acquires Vanex PPG has acquired Vanex, Inc., Mount Vernon, IL. Founded in 1964, privately-held Vanex is a supplier of Plascron and Breakthrough brand water-based industrial coatings for use on metal, plastic and wood in the structural steel, buil…

  • Prime Leather Finishes, 3M Form Partnership

    September 12, 2008
    Prime Leather Finishes, 3M form partnership Milwaukee-based Prime Leather Finishes Company has formed a strategic alliance with 3M Company to manufacture and market protective coatings for a variety of leather products. These new products, designed…

  • Carbon Motors Partners with BASF

    September 12, 2008
    CARBON MOTORS PARTNERS WITH BASF Carbon Motors Corp. has chosen the BASF Coatings as its partner for the development of UV-cure film chemicals and processes to be used on the thermoplastic exterior skin panels of the Carbon E7 Law Enforcement Patrol…

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