• Greenkote acquires

    April 18, 2007
    || Coating company Greenkote has completed the acquisition of the assets and certain liabilities of Industrial Powder Coatings (IPC), Inc. Established in 1999 Greenkote offers metal coating services from its plants in Israel and Germany. Founded in 19…

  • Sermatech and Rolls-Royce

    April 18, 2007
    || Sermatech International has signed a 10-year strategic agreement with Rolls-Royce plc, Rolls-Royce Corporation and Rolls-Royce Deutschland & Co. KG, valued at approximately $40 million. The agreement calls for Sermatech to provide a range of coa…

  • PPG to open athletic

    April 18, 2007
    || PPG Industries announced at the NW Apparel and Footwear Materials Show that it is opening a state-of-the-art painting services facility in Pingshan, near Shenzhen in southern China. Expected to begin operation in April, the facility will enable PPG t…

  • BASF Coatings takes over R-M sales activities of DERIS and Ch‚teau-Arnoux Peinture

    April 18, 2007
    || ASF Coatings Services S.A.R.L. has announces plans to take over major parts of Michel DERIS S.A.S. in Sault-les-Rethel, France. BASF Coatings S.A.S. is acquiring Château-Arnoux Peinture S.A.S. in Château-Arnoux, France. Michel DERIS&rsqu…

  • Lord Has new MetalJacket

    April 18, 2007
    || Lord Corporation, manufacturer of MetalJacket coatings, has announced the addition of a new MetalJacket custom coater. The coater, Wuxi Zhongjie Vibration Isolators Co., Ltd., will help Lord Corporation’s customers meet the growing demand fo…

  • Univar to acquire CHEMCENTRAL

    April 18, 2007
    || Univar N.V., announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Univar USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Chemcentral Corporation for approximately $600 million in cash, including assumed debt. Chemcentral, established in 1926, is…

  • Hyundai approves PPG refinish

    April 18, 2007
    || The Hyundai Motor Company has named PPG Industries an approved aftermarket supplier for its new “Hyundai Global Body and Paint Program.” As part of the agreement, PPG will provide its PPG and Nexa Autocolor refinish brands, including the…

  • Sika divests bituminous

    April 18, 2007
    || In keeping with its plan to strengthen its focus Sika is selling its production of bituminous coatings and withdrawing from the business of supplying coatings to the cast iron pipe industry. Together with the Sika operation in Gelsenkirchen, Germany,…

  • Ford Earns EPA Award

    April 18, 2007
    || Ford Motor Company’s actions to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities have earned it the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star 2007 Partner of the Year Award in Energy Management.…

  • Edward Donnelly

    April 18, 2007
    || The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has elected Edward Donnelly as its new president. He was most recently senior vice president of DuPont and for several years was responsible for the DuPont Coatings and Color Technologies busin…

  • Honda Honors DuPont Brazil

    April 18, 2007
    || DuPont Automotive Systems (DAS) Brazil received the 2006 Outstanding Enterprise award from Honda Automoveis do Brazil at the company’s annual Suppliers Conference. The DuPont Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) automotive coatings business…

  • International Paint to open St. Louis

    March 19, 2007
    || nternational Paint LLC, an Akzo Nobel company, has opened a new distribution center to serve their customers thorughout the North Central region of the U.S. The new 20,000 square-foot facility will offer a full range of high-performance protective,…

  • Asian PPG Industries to acquire ICI India's advanced 2K auto-refinish business

    March 19, 2007
    || Asian PPG Industries to acquire ICI India's advanced 2K auto-refinish business PPG Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICI India Ltd., Mumbai, India, to facilitate the acquisition of ICI’s premium automotive refinish busin…

  • Insl-x, Invista Collaborate to Formulate StainMaster Paint

    March 19, 2007
    || nvista, in collaboration with Insl-x, has introduced StainMaster paint, a new line of paint for the U.S. architectural paint market. The high performance paint utilizes special resins and pigments that allow for thicker coverage and smoother flow on…

  • Henkel to merge adhesives

    March 19, 2007
    || Effective April 1, 2007, the Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives and Henkel Technologies business sectors will be merged to form the new Adhesives Technologies business sector, with total sales of €5.5 billion realized in fiscal 2006. “The s…