• SigmaKalon acquires

    August 10, 2007
    The SigmaKalon Group has acquired Schoch Holding AG and its subsidiaries based in Burgdorf, Switzerland. The company is family owned for six generations, employs 67 people and specializes in coatings for metal finishing, bicycles, powder and plastics…

  • Sika opens new

    August 10, 2007
    Sika has opened a new production plant in Turkey. The 19,000 square-meter facility, located in a modern industrial park in Tuzla on the Asian side of Istanbul, employs 40 people in manufacturing admixtures, mortars, coatings as well as resins for flo…

  • DuPont refinish training

    August 10, 2007
    DuPont Performance Coatings recently opened its second refinish training center (RTC) in Bangalore, India. Equipped with state-of-the-art training materials, the center will focus on three major DuPont brands—DuPont Centari, DuPont LE and Stand…

  • Japans first Eco Mark for automotive refinish paint goes to BASF Coatings

    August 10, 2007
    Eco-friendly products from the R-M automotive refinish coatings system by BASF Coatings were certified as “Eco Mark Paints” and recognized as suitable for environmental preservation by the Eco Mark Office of the Japan Environment Associat…

  • nCoat to acquire

    August 10, 2007
    nCoat, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Metallic Ceramic Coatings, Inc. (MCCI), which operates in the marketplace under the brand of Jet-Hot Coatings. “The acquisition of MCCI/ Jet-Hot, combined with High Performance Coatings, Inc. (HPC…

  • DuPont signs agreement

    August 10, 2007
    DuPont has signed a global cooperation agreement with Hyundai Motors, the Korean car manufacturer, and will supply approved Hyundai bodyshops with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) refinish products, training and service. Under the agreement, Hyunda…

  • Teknos divests architectural coating business in Denmark

    August 10, 2007
    Teknos has sold its architectural coating business in Denmark to Nordisk Aktiv Virke A/S. The divestment covers Teknos’ Danish architectural coatings business segment including Teknos Proline shops in Denmark. Employees related to AC business…

  • R-M and Hyundai seal global cooperation for automotive refinish products

    August 10, 2007
    R-M, BASF’s automotive refinish brand, and Hyundai Motor Company have agreed on a close global partnership for the automotive refinish product business. The goal of the cooperation is to develop coordinated refinish products as well as training…

  • Akzo Nobel opens UK facility

    August 10, 2007
    Akzo Nobel’s International Paint business has opened its new €7.3 million R&D technology and administration center at Felling, Gateshead, in the UK. The facility is part of International’s ongoing development plans and follows…

  • Full steam ahead for Jotun Turkey

    July 19, 2007
    Jotun Boya in Turkey will supply interior paint to a new housing complex in Istanbul. More than two million square meters will be painted and this is the largest single project Jotun Boya has won. “This is a fantastic project to supply paint t…

  • Akzo Nobel acquires Chemcraft

    July 19, 2007
    Akzo Nobel has broadened its position in the North American wood coatings market after signing an agreement to acquire Chemcraft Holdings Corp., North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of industrial wood coatings. Established in 1…

  • Tikkurila to establish

    July 19, 2007
    Kemira Coatings (Tikkurila), the company responsible for Kemira’s paint and coatings business, is increasing its market position in Asian paint markets by establishing a sales company in China. Tikkurila (Beijing) Paints Co., Ltd began operatin…

  • ShawCor plans further

    July 19, 2007
    Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., a subsidiary of ShawCor, has entered into an agreement to purchase approximately 250 acres of land in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, adjacent to the company’s new coating facility, which is nearing completion. The purchas…

  • Akzo Nobels waterborne

    July 19, 2007
    With the ever increasing demands of cust­omers for environ­­mentally acceptable vehicles and vehicle refinishing solutions, Akzo Nobel has been working with Toyota Motor Corporation in the testing of its waterborne repair products. Sikken…

  • Russian Car Manufacturer Awards BASF Wostok

    July 19, 2007
    AvtoVAZ, one of the leading Russian automobile manufacturers, has awarded a prize to BASF Wostok, the subsidiary of BASF Coatings AG in Russia, as the best coatings supplier in 2006. The award recognizes BASF Wostok as being among the best 31 supplie…