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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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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.…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »
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…  Read More »

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