• Aleris to close its Toronto coil coating facilty

    February 19, 2008
    || Aleris International, Inc. has announced that it will be permanently closing 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…

  • DuPont opens office in Serbia

    January 16, 2008
    || As part of its growth strategy for emerging markets, DuPont has opened its first office in Serbia. The Serbia office represents DuPont’s growing market reach in Central Europe, following facility openings in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary,…

  • Akzo Nobel awarded

    January 16, 2008
    || Akzo Nobel has been selected to globally supply a full range of coatings products for application to Shell’s worldwide retail network of service stations and business signage. The second biggest oil company in the world, Shell is active in 130…

  • Hi-Tech Industrial

    January 16, 2008
    || Surface Technology plc, a subsidiary of Norman Hay plc, has acquired 100% of the ordinary shares in Calmbay Holdings Pty Limited, trading as Hi-Tech Industrial Coatings in Perth, Western Australia. Hi-Tech provides specialist spray coatings and fini…

  • newbuilding contract

    January 16, 2008
    || Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd, (JCMC) signed contracts for 30 NB’s with Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (old yard) and Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (new yard), both yards belonging to the Jiangsu yard gr…

  • Henkel partners with

    January 16, 2008
    || Henkel has formed a collaboration with DuPont to distribute DuPont’s CorMax electrocoat to the North American automotive parts supplier industry. This alliance expands Henkel’s product offerings, providing customers a strong option for e-…

  • nCoat forms collaboration

    January 16, 2008
    || nCoat, Inc. has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with the European engineering firm Target Electronic Service GmbH (Target). The LOI formalizes a business relationship between Target and nCoat, specifically for the purpose of collaborating toget…

  • Teknos opens new powder

    January 16, 2008
    || The official opening of Teknos’ new powder coating factory took place on November 15 in Rajamäki, Finland. The opening ceremonies including evening reception gathered 700 guests from all over Europe. Greetings from the Finnish government b…

  • Emaar acquires

    January 16, 2008
    || Emaar Industries & Investments (EII), a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has acquired a majority stake in Caparol LLC, the Dubai arm of German decorative paint manufacturer the Deutsche Amphibolin Werke (DAW) Group. The Caparol brand is the l…

  • Sherwin-Williams receives global technical approval

    January 16, 2008
    || General Motors (GM) has announced global approval of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp.’s (SWAFC) ULTRA 7000 and AWX Basecoat/Clearcoat System for use in GM collision repair facilities around the world. The approval is the result of ex…

  • Henkel expands trial

    January 16, 2008
    || After a successful trial, Henkel is participating in expanded testing of its new Bonderite conversion coating process in the Ford Motor Company Twin Cities manufacturing facility in St. Paul, MN. Henkel’s new Bonderite conversion coating proces…

  • DuPontís new R&D center in India

    January 16, 2008
    || DuPont has announced plans to invest more than Rs100 crores to construct its first research and development center in India. The DuPont Knowledge Center will be located in Hyderabad and is expected to accommodate more than 300 scientists and other em…

  • NPCA, FSCT merger talks renewed

    December 20, 2007
    || On Oct. 28, at the National Paint and Coatings Association’s (NPCA) board of directors meeting during the association’s 120th annual meeting, a representative from the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) presented a pro…

  • Atlantic Coatings, Xiom form JV

    December 20, 2007
    || Atlantic Coatings recently formed a joint venture with Xiom Systems to provide mobile polymer powder coating services to the marine industry throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Chuck Bell, president of Atlantic Coatings began his architectural a…

  • Tikkurila companies to merge

    December 20, 2007
    || Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila), which is responsible for Kemira’s paint and coatings business, has prepared a merger plan according to which Tikkurila Paints Oy and Tikkurila Coatings Oy will merge into their parent company Tikkurila Oy. The plann…

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