• Microban, Absolute Coatings Form Partnership

    September 12, 2008
    Microban, Absolute Coatings form partnership Microban International, Ltd., and Absolute Coatings, Inc., maker of Last-n-Last brand floor coating products, have partnered to introduce Last-n-Last floor coatings with Microban antimicrobial product pro…

  • Sherwin-Williams completes acquisition of Inchem Holdings

    September 12, 2008
    Sherwin-Williams completes acquisition of Inchem Holdings The Sherwin-Williams Company has closed a definitive agreement to acquire the Liquid Coatings subsidiaries of Inchem Holdings of Inchem Holdings International Limited. Headquartered in Singapo…

  • DuPont venture opens R&D center in Russia

    September 12, 2008
    DuPont venture opens R&D center in Russia DuPont Russian Coatings LLC has opened the largest technical center in Russia dedicated to the development of high-performance automotive coatings. The $3 million facility is located at the Yaroslav head…

  • H.B. Fuller to build specialty adhesive facility in China

    September 12, 2008
    H.B. Fuller to build specialty adhesive facility in China H.B. Fuller Company has made plans to invest further in its Asia Pacific region operations through the building of a new hot melt moisture cure (HMMC) and polyisobutylene (PIB) manufacturing f…

  • Praxair Surface Technologies expands its coatings services

    September 12, 2008
    Praxair Surface Technologies expands its coatings services Praxair Surface Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., has completed the expansion of its Indianapolis-based ceramic coating facility, which is used to coat aircraft engine…

  • DuPont Announces Price Increase of Up to 10%

    September 12, 2008
    DuPont Announces Price Increase of Up to 10% DuPont CoatingSolutions announced a price increase of up to ten percent, effective September 1, on powder and liquid industrial coatings in the U.S. and Canada. The price increases are driven partly by hi…

  • NPCA, FSCT Annual

    September 12, 2008
    NPCA, FSCT Annual Meetings to be Joined The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Fed­eration of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) will hold their annual meetings concurrently, and offer a new CoatingsTech Conference A…

  • Brush Wellman Licenses Coating Technology

    September 12, 2008
    Brush Wellman Licenses Coating Technology Brush Wellman Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Mafco Inc. of Largo, FL, to acquire corrosion protection coating technology as applied to beryllium materials. The technology will be utilized o…

  • IRL's PROFILE OF THE FRENCH PAINT INDUSTRY

    September 12, 2008
    IRL’s PROFILE OF THE FRENCH PAINT INDUSTRY Information Research (IRL) has publication its report on the French paint and coatings sector titled, “A Profile of the French Paint Industry, 2nd Edition.” France is Western Europe’…

  • BASF joins creative forces with Chip

    August 11, 2008
    BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions has signed a multi-year agreement with Chip Foose, well-known automotive and product designer, to promote its waterborne automotive refinishes and to develop a new line of automotive refinish colors under the Foose…

  • Pontoski Resign

    August 11, 2008
    Pontoski Resigns Joe Pontoski has resigned as FSCT executive director effective July 8, 2008. Following Pontoski’s resignation, Pat Ziegler will be appointed FSCT staff director, responsible for managing the day to day administrative functions…

  • Industrial Nanotech Continues to Expand

    August 11, 2008
    Industrial Nanotech Continues to Expand A fourth NASCAR race team has purchased Industrial Nanotech’s nanotechnology-based coating, NanoBoost, for use on racecars to control heat transfer and improve performance. NanoBoost is one of the produc…

  • Spartan Chassis Honors PPG With 2008 SPARC Award

    August 11, 2008
    Spartan Chassis Honors PPG With 2008 SPARC Award Spartan Chassis, Inc., a Charlotte, MI-based manufacturer of custom chassis and vehicles for the national emergency-rescue, recreational and specialty vehicle markets, recently honored PPG Industries&…

  • Kemira to Concentrate On Water And Fiber Businesses

    August 11, 2008
    Kemira to Concentrate On Water And Fiber Businesses Kemira’s board of directors has made a strategic decision to concentrate on water and fiber related businesses in the future. Kemira will initiate a spin-off process to turn Tikkurila, its co…

  • ShawCor Signs New Pipe Coating Contracts

    August 11, 2008
    ShawCor Signs New Pipe Coating Contracts ShawCor’s subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection, has received a $50 million contract to provide coatings for the Enbridge Alberta Clipper project—a crude oil pipeline that will extend from Hardisty, Al…

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