• Sherwin-Williams Buys

    May 17, 2007
    || Sherwin-Williams has agreed to buy Nitco Paints to enter the Indian market. A privately-owned manufacturer based in Mumbai with sales of approximately $18 million, Nitco Paints makes exterior specialty paints and coatings used in the construction of…

  • SigmaKalon Sells Manage

    May 17, 2007
    || SigmaKalon has sold its Manage site, including all production facilities, to Arpadis Group NV, which will continue the manufacturing activities. Arpadis Group NV is a growing international organization in the distribution of chemical products serving…

  • Asian Paints ME to Market Products Under Berger Brand

    May 17, 2007
    || Asian Paints ME has decided to market all its products under the Berger brand in Oman. This is being done to bring in more synergies within the three group companies currently operating in the AGCC. Asian Paints group is represented in the UAE and B…

  • SEI Chemical, 21st

    May 17, 2007
    || SEI Chemical of Northridge, CA has purchased 21st Century Coatings Limited of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Together the two firms offer diverse lines of high-end industrial coatings that utilize fluorinated and unique silicone resins systems that are prove…

  • GM Approves New AWX Waterborne Paint System

    May 17, 2007
    || General Motors (GM) recently approved the AWX waterborne refinish system from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes for North American collision repair centers. The AWX system has undergone the extensive certification process to meet the GM4901M stand…

  • Akzo Nobel Receives

    May 17, 2007
    || Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has received approval from General Motors Europe (GM) on the Sikkens brand paint system. The approval extends to GM’s collision repair centers as well as collision repair centers doing work on GM products as Chevrolet/…

  • Morwear Paint

    May 17, 2007
    || As part of a major advertising and promotional campaign, all Home Depot stores (formerly Homeway) in China are featuring Morwear PURE Fresh Air Odorless Formula paint. Morwear PURE was formulated to be 100% environmentally friendly and is ideal for t…

  • Tikkurila Acquires Two

    May 17, 2007
    || Kemira has recently strengthened its market position in Eastern European paint markets. Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira’s paint and coatings business, acquired 70% of two St. Petersburg, Russia-based paint companies by the name of Ga…

  • BASF’s R-M Refinish

    May 17, 2007
    || As the trend toward waterborne basecoat technology is catching on in Russia, BASF Coatings has debuted its R-M brand paint’s ONYX HD waterborne basecoat system with a training seminar in Moscow. This marked the first time Russian painters had t…

  • Dulux Launches New

    May 17, 2007
    || Dulux has launched the new Dulux Global Color Palette and selection tools for its international line of architectural paints and coatings. The new Global Color Palette features more than 2,000 colors and incorporates the most popular, frequently spec…

  • Pexa’s French Facility Commissions Aerospace

    May 17, 2007
    || Pexa, the specialist supplier of surface finishing products to the aerospace industry has commissioned its first paint production capability at its site near Marseille. Through its partnership with Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC), Pexa has insta…

  • nCoat to Increase Work

    May 17, 2007
    || nCoat, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters recently with the announcement that the North Carolina-based facility operated by wholly owned subsidiary High Performance Coatings, Inc. plans to increase its workforce to a targeted…

  • Statement by NPCA in Response to the Lawsuit Filed by Ohio Attorney General Dann:

    May 17, 2007
    || The National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc. (NPCA) strongly opposes the decision by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to sue ten companies over the issue of lead poisoning. Instead of pursuing current, effective measures that have made major prog…

  • Sherwin-Williams acquires M.A. Bruder

    April 18, 2007
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company has entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of 100% of the stock of M. A. Bruder & Sons Inc., headquartered in the Philadelphia, PA area. With sales of approximately $146 million, M. A. Bruder is a leadin…

  • Rust-Oleum

    April 18, 2007
    || Rust-Oleum, a subsidiary of RPM International, has acquired Tor Coatings Ltd., a manufacturer and marketer of specialty coatings in the UK. Terms were not disclosed. Tor is based in Birtley, England and in addition to selling specialty coatings…