• Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea

    July 16, 2008
    Jotun breaks ground on new factory in Korea Jotun has expanded its operations in Korea due to the growing market there with a new factory. The old paint factory in Yangsan is already producing twice as much as it is meant to be, and cannot bear the…

  • Dr. James W. Rawlins receives the debut American Coatings Award

    July 16, 2008
    Dr. James W. Rawlins receives the debut American Coatings Award During the plenary session of the American Coatings Conference, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Vincentz Network presented Dr. James W. Rawlins with the first…

  • BASF production site opens in Russia

    June 12, 2008
    BASF Coatings has started up its new production site for paints in Russia. The new facility at Pavlovski Posad, 60 kilometers east of Moscow, has an annual production capacity of 6,000 tons of paints including basecoats and clearcoats. The new site w…

  • TW acquires PolySpec

    June 12, 2008
    PolySpec L.P. has announced that it has been acquired by Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). PolySpec L.P. is a manufacturer of protective coatings and linings, sealants, QPL/IMO-approved marine decking, and subsea insulation. PolySpec L.P. will be a who…

  • PPG dedicates Reno facility

    June 12, 2008
    PPG Industries has dedicated a new 95,000-square-foot, 22-acre architectural coatings facility in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about 15 miles east of Reno. “This new paint manufacturing facility enhances PPG’s ability to provide supe…

  • Industri Kapital to sell CPS Color

    June 12, 2008
    Industri Kapital (IK) has signed an agreement with Nordic Capital Fund VI regarding the sale of CPS Color Group Oy. Based in Vantaa, Finland and with approximately 900 employees in eleven countries, CPS Color is a global supplier of advanced tinting…

  • Hempel to stop paint production at Denmark site

    June 12, 2008
    Paint production at Hempel’s factory in Lundtofte, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, will continue until May 31, 2010. After that point, a new factory in Poland will take over. Hempel’s remaining departments in Lundtofte, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, will n…

  • BASF to strengthen its automotive industry in India

    June 12, 2008
    BASF has made plans to expand its offerings for the automotive industry in India with investments in plants and technology. The company will build a new engineering plastics compounding plant at its existing site in Thane, which is expected to come o…

  • Tikkurila Expands in Romania

    June 12, 2008
    Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatings business, has strengthened its position in the Southeasteuropean paint market. The company has agreed to establish a trading company by the name of Tikkurila JUB Romania with the…

  • Berger Paints to acquire Bolix

    June 12, 2008
    Berger Paints India Ltd. said in Mumbai on April 29, 2008 that it will invest $38.6 million to acquire Polish firm Bolix SA. The acquisition will be made through Berger’s wholly-owned subsidiary Cyprus.…

  • Berger-Becker Acroma Paints to launch coating products in India

    June 12, 2008
    The Kolkata-based paint manufacturer Berger Paints Ltd. has tied up with Italian Becker Acroma Spa to launch water-based and polyurethane wood-finish products for the Indian market. These two products will be followed by glass paints, clear coats, fl…

  • 3M to expand manufacturing

    June 12, 2008
    3M has announced its intent to build a new facility in Singapore to produce coatings for film-based products used in commercial, electronic and automotive applications. “This investment brings us closer to our customers and creates a regional s…

  • New VTZ coating capacity

    June 12, 2008
    The construction of a new anticorrosion external coating line for large diameter pipes began at TMK’s Volzhsky subsidiary. The maximum capacity of the line is 650,000 tons of pipes annually. These new facilities will supplement the two existing…

  • Tikkurila to sell its stake

    June 12, 2008
    Tikkurila has signed an agreement to sell its 50% stake in Sto-Tikkurila to the other party, Sto AG of Germany. The joint venture Sto-Tikkurila was established in June 2006 in Moscow, Russia, with the business idea of production and project sales of…

  • RPM acquires Flowcrete Group

    June 12, 2008
    RPM International Inc. has acquired Flowcrete Group, a global manufacturer and marketer of resin flooring systems for industrial and commercial applications. Flowcrete, established in 1982 and headquartered near Manchester, England, has sales of appr…

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