• Kemira Coatings to Build Logistics and Customer Service Center in Moscow

    September 20, 2007
    || Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila) has announced plans to build a logistics and customer service center in Moscow. The investment will total approximately €20 million. Kemira Coatings has been exporting paint and coatings to Russia for decades under th…

  • Berger Paints to build

    September 20, 2007
    || Berger Paints India Ltd. will invest 500 million rupees to set up an automotive paint plant in Pune. The total production capacity of the plant will be 800 kiloliters per month and will be operational in one year. The company’s current automoti…

  • Jotun launches first Inspiration Centre in Bahrain

    September 20, 2007
    || Jotun Paints has launched its first Inspiration Centre in Bahrain, which provides a showcase of exterior and interior paint concepts for the Arabian home. The manufacturer’s latest innovation is aimed at reaching end-users in Bahrain where the…

  • Ecology Coatings completes reverse merger with OCIS

    September 20, 2007
    || Ecology Coatings, Inc. has completed its reverse merger with OCIS Corp­oration. As previously announced, OCIS Corp. and Ecology Coatings entered into a merger agreement, which called for OCIS to acquire Ecology Coatings in a statutory merger with…

  • Liquidmetal Technologies forms new subsidiary

    September 20, 2007
    || Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. has completed an $11.1 million financing transaction in which it transferred the assets of its Liquidmetal Coatings division to a newly formed, newly capitalized subsidiary named Liquidmetal Coatings, LLC in a sale tran…

  • Hempel enhances its ProSystem Superyacht range

    September 20, 2007
    || Hempel has signed an agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings related to topcoat systems technology for the superyacht market. Now new ProFinish topcoats will complement Hempel’s existing ProFiller and ProBuild products to create a distinctiv…

  • PPG Aerospace, Altairnano

    September 20, 2007
    || PPG Industries’ aerospace business and Altair Nanotechnologies have formed an agreement for the development and commercialization of environmentally friendly nanoparticle technology to replace chromate in aircraft primer that affords excellent…

  • International Paint Expands Global R&D Efforts to the U.S.

    September 20, 2007
    || International Paint has launched the first phase of expansion of their worldwide research and development team based in Newcastle, UK, to the company’s U.S. operations in…

  • DuPont opens second office in

    August 10, 2007
    || As a part of its continued growth strategy in emerging markets, DuPont has opened its second office in Russia. The Saint Petersburg office will focus specifically on the growing automotive industry in Russia. The opening follows significant expansion…

  • ICI to buy Dulux from

    August 10, 2007
    || ICI has reached an agreement to buy the Dulux business from South African corporation AECI for £52 million in cash. In addition to buying the Dulux assets in South Africa, ICI is acquiring AECI’s shares in the Dulux subsidiaries in Botsw…

  • International Protective Coatings strengthens its high performance portfolio

    August 10, 2007
    || International Protective Coatings, part of the Akzo Nobel coatings group, has strengthened its leading position in the global protective coatings market after completing the acquisition of the worldwide Ceilcote business from the German-based KCH Gro…

  • National Paint Ind. Purchases Harco Chemical Coatings

    August 10, 2007
    || National Paint Industries, North Brunswick, NJ has purchased the assets of Harco Chemical Coatings of Brooklyn, NY. Harco, established in 1953 is a manufacturer of clear finishes for the hardwood flooring industry and paint coatings for commercial an…

  • Akzo Nobel opens

    August 10, 2007
    || Akzo Nobel’s powder coatings business has opened its first production plant in Russia on a site that offers capacity for future expansion. The facility is situated in the industrial belt surrounding Moscow at Orekhovo-Zuevo. The €13 milli…

  • Houghton, Egyptian

    August 10, 2007
    || Houghton International Inc. has contracted with Franklin, TN-based Egyptian Coatings Co. to sell and market ThermadepSM, a patented, one-step, water-based coating process for metal parts requiring short-term rust protection or other aesthetic propert…

  • Jotun to build

    August 10, 2007
    || Jotun has announced plans for a new factory in South Korea, marking its largest single foreign investment ever, and is doubling production. The new factory near Pusan is not the company’s largest, but represents its largest investment in a fact…