• Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings opened a facility in Dubai

    March 14, 2008
    || Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings has opened a facility in Dubai. The new factory is the company’s first manufacturing site in the United Arab Emirates. The investment, which represents an acceleration of the company’s Middle East growth plans,…

  • Dupont CoatingSolutions and American Trim Form Alliance

    March 14, 2008
    || DuPont CoatingSolutions and American Trim have teamed up to promote an innovative coating technology. American Trim recently took delivery of a physical vapor deposition chamber (PVD) that allows for the processing of a chrome-like finish without the…

  • ShawCor expands with new pipe coating facility

    March 14, 2008
    || ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd. will invest $11 million to construct a new pipe coating facility in Camrose, Alberta, Canada to provide technologically advanced internal pipe coatings and insulation systems f…

  • Rolls-Royce and UCT Coatings form alliance

    March 14, 2008
    || A strategic alliance between Rolls-Royce, a market leader in marine applications, and UCT Coatings Inc. is bringing new technology to the marine market and is about to start work on a $7 million U.S. Navy research contract. The contract, placed with…

  • Aleris to close its Toronto, Ontario, Canada coil coating facility

    March 14, 2008
    || Aleris International, Inc. will be permanently close its Toronto, Ontario, Canada coil coating facility. Production will be phased-out during the first quarter of 2008 and the site will be permanently closed shortly thereafter. The facility, which wa…

  • Sherwin-Williams acquires Flex

    February 19, 2008
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company has acquired certain assets of Flex Recubrimientos, Acabados Automotrices and related companies. Headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, the privately owned companies are leading manufacturers and distributors of automotive a…

  • PPG, Kansai expand alliance

    February 19, 2008
    || PPG Industries and Kansai Paint have expanded their alliance, known as PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF), to include the sale of automotive coatings to Japanese-owned or operated OEMs in Hungary. The business was transferred from a previous ventu…

  • BASF expands waterborne basecoat production

    February 19, 2008
    || BASF Coatings started the expansion of production and lab capacities at its Würzburg site. The investment amounts to approximately €21 million. The groundbreaking ceremony marked the launch of the construction phase. Production capacities w…

  • SigmaKalon acquires Neutron Paints

    February 19, 2008
    || SigmaKalon has acquired the South-African company Neutron Paints with its headquarters in Cape Town and a manufacturing facility in the region of Cape Town. It has 60 employees. The company manufactures and sells high performance, architectural decor…

  • Tor Coatings acquires Bollom Fire Protection

    February 19, 2008
    || UK-based Tor Coatings Ltd. has acquired the Bollom Fire Protection brand and assets. All Bollom fire protection products will now be manufactured by Tor Coatings to the original, tested and certified formulations. Tor Coatings has a history in the fi…

  • ShawCor to provide pipe for offshore project

    February 19, 2008
    || ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., has received a contract in excess of $40 million to provide a negative buoyancy coating for EnCana Corporation’s Deep Panuke offshore project in Nova Scotia. The award w…

  • DuPont Opens New Training Center

    February 19, 2008
    || Spies Hecker, a brand of DuPont Performance Coatings products used in the automotive collision repair industry, recently opened a new training center in Cologne, Germany. In conjunction with the opening of the center, approximately 500 customers from…

  • Helios acquires Avrora

    February 19, 2008
    || Helios Domale, d. d., has acquired Ukrainian paint maker Avrora. As a result Helios has gained a new production location to add to its current sites in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and in Russia. According to Helios, Avrora’s sales are approximate…

  • DuPont, Prismatic Powders enter agreement

    February 19, 2008
    || DuPont CoatingSolutions has entered into an agreement with Prismatic Powders, a division of NIC Industries, Inc. to market and sell a segment of their powder coatings under the brand DuPont Colorsplash by Prismatic. The line consists of vibrant color…

  • German paint maker signs agreement with DuPont EcoConcept

    February 19, 2008
    || Bollig & Kemper, a German manufacturer of coatings for the European auto industry, has signed a license agreement for DuPont EcoConcept, a patented coatings technology that enables auto manufacturers to realize reductions in energy use, environme…

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