• SRZ, BASF Coatings

    January 17, 2007
    With the support of BASF Coatings, the Russian company, Samara Reservoir Zavod company (SRZ), based in the Volga Valley, recently commissioned its first coil coating plant. BASF will be supplying nearly all the coatings for the plant. A corresponding…

  • RRCI to Develop Field Weathering Study of Roof Coatings

    January 17, 2007
    The Reflective Roof Coating Institute (RRCI) has announced its design parameters for a Field Weathering Study of Roof Coatings. This study will measure the impact of various factors on the loss of solar reflectance (SR) over time. With the growth of…

  • Nippon Paint acquires Rohm and

    December 18, 2006
    Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. has acquired Rohm and Haas Company’s automotive coatings business, and will introduce NB Coatings, Inc. to serve North American customers. Nippon Paint purchased the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas business in N…

  • PPG Publishes new

    December 18, 2006
    PPG Publishes new coraflon color guide The PPG Coil and Extrusion Coatings Group has released a new Coraflon Color Guide to help architects and building owners specify color for architectural metal components. The four-page brochure encompasses fiv…

  • Akzo Nobel used in australian

    December 18, 2006
    The new ten-story Melbourne City Council Building, built at a cost of AUD 51 million, has been awarded the first six star design rating from Australia’s Green Building Council. The building initiative utilized sustainable technology that…

  • International’s intersleek

    December 18, 2006
    Hamburg-based container shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd AG has completed testing of International Marine Coatings’ Intersleek silicone paint on the underwater areas on four vessels. Intersleek, a coatings technology which does not use biocides…

  • BASF Receives supplier

    December 18, 2006
    BASF Coatings, Inc. has received an award from Nissan Motors Philippines, Inc. (NMPI) as a QCD Top Performer for 2005 in recognition of BASF’s exemplary performance in quality, delivery and cost and continuous support. BASF has been a s…

  • Akzo Nobel receives license for aerospace primer technology

    December 18, 2006
    Akzo Nobel’s Aerospace Coatings business (ANAC) has signed a commercial licensing agreement with the North Dakota State University Research Foundation (NDSU) to develop products that contain chromate-free technology. Researchers at NDSU…

  • Rohm and haas and Chemical

    December 18, 2006
    Rohm and Haas Company and Chemical Specialties, Inc. (CSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to serve the wood treatment industry. The new company brings together the wood biocides…

  • Interpon breaks ground on Nashville

    November 17, 2006
    At a groundbreaking ceremony Interpon Powder Coatings, a part of Akzo Nobel, named Nashville, TN as its North American Powder Coatings headquarters and technical laboratories. The designation will add approximately 50 new jobs to the Nashville area,…

  • FSCT Issues Call for Papers for “Coating Wood and Wood Composites” Conference

    November 17, 2006
    FSCT has issued a Call for Papers for the “Coating Wood and Wood Composites: Designing for Durability” conference. To be held on July 23-25, 2007, in Seattle, WA, this program is part of the FSCT’s continuing Advancements in Coating…

  • Colorbiotics Brings New Innovation to Landscape Coatings Industry

    November 17, 2006
    Colorbiotics is a newly formed business unit of Becker Underwood based in Ames, IA. The business unit was formed to offer innovative solutions to the landscape coatings industry and provides a full line of mulch colorants and equipment. Colorbiotics…

  • Minwax Releases Its Easy Weekend Projects Booklet

    November 17, 2006
    Minwax has released the new issue of its Easy Weekend Projects booklet, which offers ideas for home decorating. The free, 12-page booklet features a welcome from carpenter Norm Abram, host of the series “The New Yankee Workshop.” The book…

  • Kansas City Society Issues Call for Papers for “The Future is Green” Technical Symposium

    November 17, 2006
    The Kansas City Society for Coatings Technology announced plans for a Technical Symposium to be held on March 20, 2007. The symposium, titled “The Future is Green,” will be held at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in North Kansas City, MO.…

  • rading Spaces Designer, Laurie Smith, Signs with Olympic Paints and Stains

    November 17, 2006
    Olympic Paints and Stains has signed celebrity designer, Laurie Smith, of TLC’s Trading Spaces as spokesperson for the brand this fall. “Laurie is famous for using bold colors and warm tones and so is Olympic,” said Khristine Selel…