• Premium Valspar Paint

    March 19, 2007
    || Lowe’s Companies, Inc., in conjunction with The Valspar Corporation, announced that its premium-quality paint label for interior and exterior applications, previously sold under the American Tradition, Signature Colors and Duramax labels, will…

  • Pioneer Athletics teams up with

    February 6, 2007
    || Pioneer Athletics is expanding its commitment to new, innovative synthetic turf paints and coatings as well as antimicrobial protection to its 22,000 customers worldwide through a new partnership with SportCoatings. Under this new agreement, Pioneer…

  • EMU Coatings Research Institute receives $1 million Air Force contract

    February 6, 2007
    || The Coatings Research Institute (CRI) of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has secured a one million dollar contract with the Department of Defense to work with the U.S. Air Force and conduct a variety of coatings research projects for the military b…

  • Euronav chooses

    February 6, 2007
    || Euronav has made an agreement with Hempel to apply Hempasil, the company’s silicone fouling release system, to its two ultra-large crude carriers, the TI Asia and the TI Europe. The 380-meter tankers, which have a deadweight tonnage of more tha…

  • Illinois Tool Works to

    February 6, 2007
    || Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Inc., Glenview, IL, has agreed to acquire mould release and coatings manufacturer Franklynn Industries, Inc. Franklynn will become a part of ITW Performance Polymers, an international business group of ITW. The company wil…

  • Chicago Metallic Announces Sale of Chicago Finished Metals

    February 6, 2007
    || Chicago Metallic Corporation an­nounced that Precoat Metals, a division of Sequa Corporation has purchased the assets of Chicago Finished Metals, located in Bridgeview, IL. “The sale of our metal coating businesses will enable Chicago Meta…

  • ShawCor Announces $8.2 Million Pipe Coating CApacity Addition in Camrose, Alberta

    February 6, 2007
    || ShawCor Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, will invest $8.2 million in additional fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) pipe coating capacity for the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). This additional coating capacity will…

  • Tuff Coat Forms

    February 6, 2007
    || Tuff Coat, LLC, has entered into an agreement with ACCESSA Coatings Solutions on its line of Ultra Tuff coatings. ACCESSA will serve as the sales and distribution partner of Tuff Coat’s Ultra Tuff Line of water-based, rubberized, non-slip coati…

  • DuPont to sell Protective Coatings

    January 17, 2007
    || DuPont Protective Coatings has agreed to sell its Protective Coatings product lines and related assets to the Switzerland-based Sika group. DuPont Pro­tective Coatings develops, produces and sells products designed to protect concrete, steel and…

  • Historic Plock Bridge

    January 17, 2007
    || Coatings supplied by Akzo Nobel have been used to give Poland’s Plock Bridge its first ever anti-corrosive refurbishment. A high performance system was supplied by the company’s International Protective Coatings business, including Inter…

  • SigmaKalon Expands Presence in the Slovak Republic

    January 17, 2007
    || SigmaKalon has agreed to acquire a stake in two leading Slovakian paint distributors. SigmaKalon will acquire the full ownership of HCH s.r.o.. The company has sales of €13.4 million and is based in Zilina. SigmaKalon also agreed to acquire a 60…

  • ANAC Establishes Manufacturing Base in China

    January 17, 2007
    || Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC) has established a manufacturing base in Suzhou, China. The move supports its existing sales and distribution operations in Asia Pacific, first established in 1980, and is part of the company’s key strategic…

  • Glasurit Recommended

    January 17, 2007
    || BASF Coatings Services Poland has signed an agreement with IBERIA Motor Company for the technical and commercial approval of Glasurit’s products as well as services offered by BASF Coatings Services Company. The agreement regulates the cooperat…

  • Sika Acquires

    January 17, 2007
    || Sika has agreed to acquire Proxan Dichtstoffe GmbH. The German company, located in Greiz, Thuringia, is a manufacturer of sealants for the production of insulated glass and for construction joints. Proxan develops, produces and sells sealants made fr…

  • The Protech/Oxyplast

    January 17, 2007
    || The Protech/Oxyplast Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, through its Belgian affiliate, Oxyplast Belgium NV, has purchased the powder coatings business of Flanders Powder NV, Wevelgem, Belgium. The deal also gives The Protech Group a participation in Ek…