• ShawCor to Provide Pipeline Coatings in Saudi Arabia

    September 12, 2006
    || ShawCor to Provide Pipeline Coatings in Saudi Arabia Canada-based ShawCor Ltd. announced that its joint venture affiliate, Arabian Pipecoating Company (APCO), has received a contract with a total value in excess of $60 million to provide anti-corro…

  • Akzo Nobel expands in North

    August 14, 2006
    || In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project in Pontiac,…

  • Chemarkís new study

    August 14, 2006
    || In response to the growing interest in nanotechnology, The Chemark Con­sulting Group of Southern Pines, NC, has published its new first edition multi-client study, “Nanotechnology’s Role in the Global Coatings Industry.” Accord…

  • X-Rite Completes Acquisition of Amazys Holding AG

    August 14, 2006
    || X-Rite, Incorporated, a manufacturer offering color measurement technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of Amazys Holding AG, otherwise known as the brand name GretagMacbeth. X-Rite will utilize color science and technology knowledge to i…

  • Ameron to Sell

    August 14, 2006
    || Ameron International Corporation has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. “We are pleased with the anticipated sale of Coatings,” said James Marlen, Ameron’s chairman, president…

  • Valspar to Acquire Majority Interest in Huarun Paints

    August 14, 2006
    || The Valspar Corporation has agreed to acquire a significant majority of the share capital of Huarun Paints Holdings Company Limited (Huarun Paints), one of China’s largest independent coatings companies, from Champion Regal, a Hong Kong-based i…

  • Akzo Nobel Publishes

    August 14, 2006
    || Akzo Nobel has launched its first ever global assessment of the coatings market and its future prospects. “The Global Coatings Report 2006” market overview was compiled by Euromonitor and also highlights the role of coatings in providin…

  • nCoatís Nano-Structured Coating Wins Award

    August 14, 2006
    || nCoat, Inc., an emerging nanotechnology company in the high performance coatings market, has won the Utah Innovations Award in the Chemicals/Materials Science category of the fourth annual Stoel Utah Innovations Awards competition. The winning nCoat…

  • Becker opens new factory in

    July 12, 2006
    || Formed in 1999, Becker Industrial Coatings Malaysia has outgrown its original manufacturing plant and has now commissioned a larger plant of 5,500 square meters in Kota Kemuning, Selangor. The new site was identified in 2004 and a ground breaking ce…

  • Akzo Nobel acquires

    July 12, 2006
    || Akzo Nobel has gained full control of its Asian Akzo Nobel Chang Cheng Coatings joint venture. The transaction means that the company now wholly owns its powder coatings operations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. “As global leaders in this sec…

  • Hempel opens

    July 12, 2006
    || The Danish Hempel Group officially inaugurated its new paint production plant in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province, near Ho Chi Minh City. The new factory has a production capacity of three million liters a year. “I…

  • DaimlerChrysler renews agreement with DuPont

    July 12, 2006
    || DaimlerChrysler has re-signed a global cooperation agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for the use of DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish brands. The agreement was signed at the DaimlerChrysler Global Parts and Services of…

  • ICI Paints enters agreement with MLS

    June 13, 2006
    || ICI Paints has agreed to become an official corporate partner of Major League Soccer (MLS). ICI expects this partnership to make an impression with their professional and DIY customers. “This initiative provides us with tremendous opportunitie…

  • PPG expands presence in china

    June 13, 2006
    || Looking to expand its presence in the Chinese architectural coatings market, PPG Industries has agreed to acquire certain assets of Shanghai Sunpool Building Material Co., Ltd., and its associated companies, including Shanghai IDI International Co.,…

  • BASF Coatings relocates

    June 13, 2006
    || BASF Coatings has made plans to relocate its automotive refinish business to the organization’s head office and production facility based at Deeside by July 2006. This will bring all the BASF Coatings businesses in the UK under one roof, with…