• Insl-x Acquires Trinity

    October 20, 2006
    || Insl-x Products Corp. has entered into an agreement with Trinity Coatings to acquire Trinity’s Wood Coatings Division to further develop and strengthen its wood coatings business. Insl-x will continue to manufacture at Trinity’s existing…

  • Specialty Coating Systems Opens Costa Rica Facility

    October 20, 2006
    || Expanding its parylene coating capabilities, Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) has opened its newest parylene coating facility in Heredia, Costa Rica. The 8,000-square foot facility, located in the Global Park Free Zone, is the company’s first i…

  • Chemark Awarded NPCAís

    October 20, 2006
    || The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc., has been awarded the “U.S. Paints & Coatings Market Analysis (2006-2011)” by the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA). NPCA has selected Chemark to develop a comprehensive report on the…

  • Empilsí paints have been

    October 20, 2006
    || Voluntary certification of Empils’ water dispersion paint and varnish was completed by the Center for Environmental Projects and Certification (CEPC), an autonomous, non-profit organization. All the products presented for certification, includi…

  • Sermatech Opens Science

    October 20, 2006
    || Sermatech has completed its new Science and Technology Center in Limerick, PA. The center will conduct advanced aerospace and industrial coatings research and development as well as new application rapid prototyping. The new facility is fully equippe…

  • Tikkurila Establishes

    October 20, 2006
    || Tikkurila has established a fully-owned sales company TOO Tikkurila in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for marketing decorative paints under the Finnish Tikkurila brand and the Russian Teks brand. In the future, the company will also market Tikkurila’s ind…

  • Muralo launches Color Fashions

    September 12, 2006
    || Muralo Paints has introduced a new Color Fashions program featuring 304 contemporary colors and sophisticated selection tools that include solid-color chips, large color sheets and tintable samples, enabling designers, contractors and consumers to vi…

  • Akzo Nobel Acquires

    September 12, 2006
    || Akzo Nobel Acquires The Flood Company With the acquisition of The Flood Company—the largest independent woodcare business in the U.S.—Akzo Nobel has taken a significant step to strengthen its position in the North American wood coating…

  • PPG completes two acquisitions

    September 12, 2006
    || PPG completes two acquisitions Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone…

  • Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings

    September 12, 2006
    || Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the…

  • RPMís Rust-Oleum

    September 12, 2006
    || RPM’s Rust-Oleum Acquires Watco Group RPM International’s subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired the Watco Group, based in Godalmin, UK. Watco has an 80-year history as a manufacturer and marketer of industrial coatings, as…

  • Janus, Becker Industrial Coatings Form Partnership

    September 12, 2006
    || Janus, Becker Industrial Coatings Form Partnership Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply its door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invincible than…

  • tikkurila takes over

    September 12, 2006
    || At the same time, the company name was changed to TOB Tikkurila. With net sales totalling approximately $3.7 million in 2005, the company manufactures waterborne paints in Kiev for mainly professional users under the brand name Kolorit. TOB Tikkuril…

  • Nippon Sets up In India

    September 12, 2006
    || Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will…

  • Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany

    September 12, 2006
    || Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expan…