• Accessa acquires Louisville Industrial Coatings

    May 13, 2008
    Accessa acquires Louisville Industrial Coatings Accessa Coatings Solutions has acquired Louisville Industrial Coatings of Louisville, KY, to expand its market share throughout Southern Indiana, Kentucky and parts of Tennessee, southwestern Ohio and…

  • China's paint industry becomes world’s second largest

    May 13, 2008
    China’s paint industry becomes world’s second largest China has become the second largest paint producer and consumer in the world propelled by booming real estate, auto and shipping building sectors, according to AsiaPulse. Global paint…

  • Kikuchi Color & Chemicals sells Dominion Colour subsidiary

    May 13, 2008
    Kikuchi Color & Chemicals sells Dominion Colour subsidiary Toshio Kikuchi, president of Japan-based Kikuchi Color & Chemicals Corp. (KCC) and Mike Klein, president of Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Dominion Colour Corp. (DCC), announced the c…

  • DuPont and Sniezka sign licensing agreement

    April 15, 2008
    DuPont and Polish paint and coatings manufacturer Sniezka S.A. signed a trademark licensing agreement to use the DuPont Teflon brand. Sniezka will apply DuPont’s surface protector to a range of paints, enamels and wood products, with a targeted…

  • Nansulate Coating offers protective coatings

    April 15, 2008
    Industrial Nanotech, Inc., announced that the company’s patented Nansulate energy saving protective coatings will be sold by New Zealand’s largest building material supply company in its chain of 55 home improvement retail megastores, &ld…

  • Sherwin-Williams to acquire the Liquid Coatings subsidiaries of Inchem Holdings Asia

    April 15, 2008
    The Sherwin-Williams Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Liquid Coatings subsidiaries of Inchem Holdings of Inchem Holdings International Limited. Headquartered in Singapore, Inchem produces coatings applied to wood and plastic p…

  • Akzo Nobel and DCR Intellectual Property form strategic alliance

    April 15, 2008
    Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has entered into a global strategic relationship with the newly formed DCR IP Company, LLC. “DCR Intellectual Property has developed a unique business model which defines repeatable processes for creating maximum effic…

  • ShawCor to provide pipe coating services for GJOA project

    April 15, 2008
    ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value of approximately $30 million to provide pipeline coatings for StatoilHydro’s Gjøa offshore projects in the North Sea. The contract has bee…

  • Hanfeng completes second specialty coatings plant in Heilongjiang

    April 15, 2008
    Hanfeng Evergreen, Inc., the largest producer of slow and controlled release fertilizers in China, has completed commissioning of the second phase of its 100,000 ton per annum (tpa) expansion of the Heilongjiang facility in China. The 50,000 tpa poly…

  • Lord names new custom coater in

    April 15, 2008
    Lord Corporation, manufacturer of MetalJacket coatings, has added a new MetalJacket custom coater. The coater, AquaArmour France of Bernay, France, will help Lord Corporation customers meet the growing demand for MetalJacket coatings for both automo…

  • Henkel Launches Aquence

    April 15, 2008
    Henkel has introduced Aquence as the brand name of its innovative autodeposition coating technology. This water-based technology recently set a new industry precedent by displacing conventional metal pretreatment and the electrocoat process for an en…

  • DuPont opens its first office in Bulgaria

    April 15, 2008
    DuPont has announced the opening of its first office in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Sofia office represents DuPont’s growing market reach in Central Europe, following openings in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries and S…

  • Columbia paint manufacturing plant in Helena closing

    April 15, 2008
    The Columbia Paint & Coatings manufacturing plant in Helena, MT is closing in March. Columbia Paint Co., founded in Helena in 1947, was purchased last summer by Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams. Helena’s paint manufacturing capacity will be…

  • Euronavy to build industrial paint factory in Brazil

    April 15, 2008
    Portuguese company Euronavy plans to build an industrial paint factory in Brazil, where this year the company won contracts worth a total of €30 million over the next five years. According to the company’s chairman Mário Paiva, the…

  • Industry first for International Paint

    March 14, 2008
    International Paint Ltd. has been awarded the first Lloyd’s Register IMO PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) Type Approval Certificate for its Intershield 300—an abrasion resistant, aluminum pure epoxy coating. “We h…

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