• Serving The Irish Market

    July 19, 2007
    || Leighs Paints and Irish Distributors Industrial Protective Coatings (IPC) have formed an agreement to work together as strategic partners. The agreement calls for IPC to serve the Irish market while having the full support of Leighs Paints. The new…

  • Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings opens new site in China

    July 19, 2007
    || Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings has officially opened its fifth manufacturing plant in mainland China. The new facility, situated in Chengdu, Sichuan province, will further improve service to the architectural, general trade coater and functional markets.…

  • Carboline Makes Acquisition

    July 19, 2007
    || Carboline Company has acquired the marine and industrial assets of Finnaren & Haley, a national supplier of marine, industrial and architectural products. Finnaren & Haley is a well established, privately-held paint manufacturer and retailer…

  • Lloyd’s Register and International Paint Join Forces

    July 19, 2007
    || Lloyd’s Register and International Paint have teamed up to offer shipyards in China step-by-step advice on how to prepare to meet the requirements of the new Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) as the industry looks to increase…

  • International Paint wins Queen’s Award

    June 18, 2007
    || The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category 2007 was awarded to International Paint’s Marine and Protective Coatings Business Unit. The award is for the development of Intersleek 700, a silicone-based foul release coating…

  • Jotun Launches “Lady” Brand into the Middle East Market

    June 18, 2007
    || In a move that reflects the increasing participation of woman in their homes, Jotun Paints has launched the “Lady” interior brand into the Middle East market. The launch of the interior brand follows two years of extensive research in t…

  • SigmaKalon and Shanghai

    June 18, 2007
    || SigmaKalon and Shanghai IVY have formed a joint venture which will sell decorative coatings in the Chinese market. The joint venture company will be called SigmaKalon IVY (Shanghai) Paints Co.Ltd (SK IVY). IVY has contributed its coatings business,…

  • SigmaKalon acquires Surinamese market leader

    June 18, 2007
    || SigmaKalon has acquired a controlling interest in Varossieau, the market leader in decorative coatings in Surinam. Through this transaction, Sigma­Kalon will own a 51% stake in Varossieau. The remainder of the shares will be in the hands of a nu…

  • BASF Coatings and Termo

    June 18, 2007
    || BASF Coatings and the Turkish company Termo Teknik, one of Europe’s largest radiator manufacturers, have expanded their sales relation. The new agreement designates BASF Coatings SPA (Italy) as the supplier of white waterborne e-coat for the Te…

  • Rohm and Haas sells

    June 18, 2007
    || Rohm and Haas Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell its European automotive coatings business, including its manufacturing site in Strullendorf, Germany, to the Mäder Group, a leading independent manufacturer of hi-tech industrial pa…

  • Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes inaugurates extension of R&D Center in Bangalore, India

    June 18, 2007
    || A new 2,800 square meter extension to Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes’ Inter­national Research Center in Bangalore, India was opened on March 28. The €2.6 million extension more than doubles the size of the research center, which became oper…

  • BASF Coatings and Hyundai form global partnership

    June 18, 2007
    || BASF Coatings has formed a global partnership to provide refinish coatings products as well as training services and support for Hyundai Motor Company’s aftermarket network. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed but the program rollout is…

  • Accessa and NCP Coatings

    June 18, 2007
    || Accessa Coatings Solutions and NCP Coatings, Inc. have aligned to form a strategic partnership whereby Accessa will serve as the sales and distribution partner for NCP’s general industrial and Military CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings) p…

  • ShawCor Receives Pipeline

    June 18, 2007
    || ShawCor Ltd. has announced that through its joint venture Bredero Shaw Revestimentos de Tubos Ltda., has received a contract with a value in excess of $25 million from V&M do Brasil to undertake the anti-corrosion and flow assurance coating requi…

  • Airbus painting first A380 for Singapore Airlines

    May 17, 2007
    || Following timely completion of the cabin installation of the first A380 for Singapore Airlines, Airbus has started the paintwork on this aircraft. The A380 will stay approximately three weeks in the company’s paint-shop in Hamburg, Germany. In…