• Rohm and Haas acquires powder coatings distributor in France

    June 12, 2008
    Rohm and Haas Europe Sarl acquired ACIL, its former exclusive distributor for the French powder coatings market. Based in Savigneux, France, ACIL has for 14 years positioned itself as a strong player in the French powder coating industry. “Thro…

  • Henkel reorganizes automotive division

    June 12, 2008
    Henkel has reorganized its automotive division to better align Henkel’s product portfolio with specific customer needs. Henkel has aligned its business structure into groups, which encompass the total vehicle, including: Automotive Coatings, fo…

  • A Profile of the Argentinean Paint Industry

    June 12, 2008
    Information Research (IRL) has published a new report for the South American paint sector, A Profile of the Argentinean Paint Industry. Paint demand in Argentina has been estimated at 265,000 tons in 2007 and with average growth of nearly seven perce…

  • Jotun signs marine paint contract

    May 13, 2008
    Jotun Cosco Marine Coatings (JCMC) has signed a paint contract for 80 vessels to be built at Dayang Shipyard. This is not only the first NB contract Jotun China secured in 2008, but also the biggest contract ever in the history of Jotun. The total co…

  • Cloverdale acquires Guertin Coatings

    May 13, 2008
    Cloverdale Paint, Inc. of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada has acquired Guertin Coatings of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1947 by Antoine and Norbert Guertin, the company has been operated by Phil Guertin and brother Charlie since 1987. Guer…

  • DuPont-Russian Paints to open a research and technical center

    May 13, 2008
    Recapping results in 2007 DuPont-Russian Paints Ltd. said the research and production JV of the two companies will continue the localization of DuPont semi-finished materials and car coatings on the production capacities of Russian Paints in Yaroslav…

  • Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes opens new store

    May 13, 2008
    Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation (SWAFC) has opened a new South Bend, IN store at 1201 South Michigan St. to service the South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart markets. The new retail location will incorporate SWAFC’s strategy to enh…

  • RPM's Tremco acquires Prosytec

    May 13, 2008
    RPM International Inc. announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe, Tremco illbruck International, has purchased Prosytec SAS from a subsidiary of Goodrich Corporation. With sales of approximately $39 million (€26 million), Pro…

  • Scorpion Protective Coatings selects ACCESSA

    May 13, 2008
    Scorpion Protective Coatings selects ACCESSA Scorpion Protective Coatings, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Accessa Coatings Solutions on its line of Scorpion protective coatings. Accessa will serve as Scorpion’s sales and distribution…

  • RPM's Euclid Chemical Company acquires Increte Systems

    May 13, 2008
    RPM’s Euclid Chemical Company acquires Increte Systems RPM International Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, The Euclid Chemical Company of Cleveland, OH, has acquired Increte Systems of Odessa, FL. With sales of approximately $15…

  • ADCO Global has acquired The Dolphin Company

    May 13, 2008
    ADCO Global has acquired The Dolphin Company ADCO Global, through its U.S. operating subsidiary, ADCO Products, has acquired The Dolphin Company, LLC. Based in Toledo, OH, Dolphin supplies custom-formulated adhesives, sealants and coatings to OEMs s…

  • Dürr receives large paint systems order in U.S.

    May 13, 2008
    Dürr receives large paint systems order in U.S. Stuttgart, Germany-based The Dürr Group has received a major order from the BMW Group for its U.S. plant in Spartanburg, SC, worth more than €100 million. The production capacity will be…

  • American Bureau of Shipping approves SSPC PCI program

    May 13, 2008
    American Bureau of Shipping approves SSPC PCI program The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has announced that effective February 11, 2008, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the world’s 2nd largest commercial shipping classification…

  • Tecnoglass joins PPG certified applicator program

    May 13, 2008
    Tecnoglass joins PPG certified applicator program PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business announced that Tecnoglass S.A. of Barranquilla, Colombia, has been accredited as the first international participant in the PPG CAP Certified Applic…

  • KECO Coatings acquires Teknix Powder Coating

    May 13, 2008
    KECO Coatings acquires Teknix Powder Coating Keco Coatings of Indianapolis, IN has completed the acquisition of Teknix Powder Coating in Statesville, NC. This acquisition will enable Keco to transition its Teflon and plasma coating technology into t…

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