• Balzers acquires Gold

    June 13, 2006
    Unaxis has announced that its coating services business unit, Balzers, has acquired the PVD coating operations of Gold Star Coatings, a subsidiary of the industrial tooling group Star Cutter Co. Balzers will assume the function of coatings partner f…

  • Michelman acquires

    June 13, 2006
    Michelman has acquired the Wagers Corporation as part of a transaction that includes Wagers’ color coating products, inks, intellectual property and sales. The acquisition bolsters Michelman’s portfolio of water-based barrier, functional…

  • PPG bolsters its aerospace

    June 13, 2006
    PPG Industries has acquired certain assets of Eldorado Chemical Co., Inc., a manufacturer of paint strippers and technical cleaners for the aerospace industry. “Eldorado’s products complement PPG’s coatings aftermarket business, en…

  • ASTM Meeting notice

    June 13, 2006
    ASTM Committee D-01, “Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications,” will be held at the Sheraton Center Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 25-28. A highlight will be a presentation…

  • Rust-Oleum offers Virtual Solutions

    May 12, 2006
    Rust-Oleum has launched its new Virtual Solutions interactive website at www.rustoleum.com/virtualsolutions. The new site is designed to provide coating recommendations and specifications in 30 seconds or less. By clicking on the appropriate indus…

  • Akzo Nobel makes

    May 12, 2006
    Akzo Nobel has made an offer to acquire Sico, Inc. Sico’s two largest shareholders, who own approximately 34% of the company’s common shares, have signed a binding commitment to tender their shares under the offer. The Sico board of direc…

  • Sigma Kalon acquires

    May 12, 2006
    Sigma Kalon and Bollig & Kemper GmbH & Co. KG have reached an agreement for the acquisition by SigmaKalon of its coil coatings activities. With this acquisition, Sigma Kalon Business Unit Industrial Coatings intends to enforce its coil coatin…

  • jotun signs

    May 12, 2006
    During the next two years, Jotun Coatings will supply paint systems to Kashagan in the Caspian sea, the world’s largest offshore oil field. Jotun’s involvement in the project covers supply vessels, offshore barges, tank ships, pipe trench…

  • DSM Desotech sells

    May 12, 2006
    JSR Corporation has acquired the display coatings business that it and DSM Desotech have jointly cooperated in as part of their joint venture, Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. JSR will directly acquire DSM Desotech’s display coatings technology…

  • Trio Industries acquires

    May 12, 2006
    Trio Industries Group has acquired Ultra Fine Coating Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Utek Corp. Ultra Fine Coating Systems holds a license to an innovative powder coating technology developed at The University of Western Ontario, which a…

  • Pulte Homes selects

    May 12, 2006
    Pulte Homes, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, has signed a five-year agreement with to be Sherwin-Williams’ exclusive provider of paint products. In its search, Pulte looked for an exclusive paint provider that could provi…

  • Jotun Yemen Paints

    May 12, 2006
    Jotun Yemen Paints, a joint venture between Jotun Paints and Hayel Saeed Anam & Co, have opened their new paint factory in Al Alam, Aden, Yemen. The 17,000 sqm factory, which cost more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an ann…

  • ICI to sell tile adhesives

    May 12, 2006
    ICI has agreed to sell its Cimsec Business, part of ICI Paints Europe, to Henkel. ICI said it is selling the tile adhesives and grouts business in order to focus on its decorative paint brands in Central and Eastern Europe. Cimsec, which is used by p…

  • ICI Paints Set to Open Second Vietnam Plant Mid Next Year

    May 12, 2006
    ICI Vietnam Ltd, an affiliate of UK-based ICI Paints, has begun construction of its second plant in the southPPG wins environmental achievement award PPG Total Service Solutions was recently awarded the 2005 Environmental Achievement Award by the En…

  • Sherwin-Williams forms Security Coating

    April 5, 2006
    Sherwin-Williams has established a new Security Coating Systems business unit to develop and distribute coating technologies that provide detection, mitigation and protection to individuals and infrastructure from threats arising from accidental or i…

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