• Valspar to acquire venerable Samuel

    August 16, 2005
    Valspar has agreed to acquire Samuel Cabot Incorporated, the 128-year-old privately owned manufacturer of exterior and interior stains and finishes. Based in Newburyport, MA, Cabot had sales of approximately $58 million in 2004. The deal is expecte…

  • Sherwin-Williams HONORED 

    August 16, 2005
    The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Sherwin-Williams with two awards for outstanding business practices. The Director’s Award was given to Sherwin-Williams in recognition of its business acumen, cooperation, customer se…

  • Study REPORTS Articles

    August 16, 2005
    An independent study published by Environmental Science & Technology has concluded that the use of consumer articles made with DuPont materials would not result in quantifiable exposure to perfluoroocatnoic acid (PFOA). DuPont initiated the study…

  • Minwax: Home Improvement Mania Continues in THE U.S.

    August 16, 2005
    A recent national survey of 1,026 men and women revealed that home improvement continues to be popular, and maybe even addicting. Of those surveyed, 85% have done or plan to do a home improvement project in the next 12 months, according to Minwax, w…

  • Resene Goes Historic

    August 16, 2005
    Resene Goes Historic Resene has developed a set of color guidelines, in association with leading conservation architect Ian Bowman, to reflect the various historical periods of home design in New Zealand. Initially launched in the early 1990s, the…

  • Judge Denies NPCA’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction in California Emissions Fee Case

    August 16, 2005
    Judge Denies NPCA’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction in California Emissions Fee Case At a April 22 hearing in a California Superior Court in Sacramento, Judge Raymond M. Cadei denied NPCA’s motion for a preliminary injunction in NPCA…

  • David and Goliath battle over “Dutch”

    August 11, 2005
    Sherwin-Williams and Fine Paints of Europe Battle over Trademark issue Woodstock, VT-based Fine Paints of Europe is in a legal battle with the U.S.’s largest coatings manufacturer regarding the name of its architectural coating called Dutchla…

  • Durakon Awarded Daimler-Chrysler, Saab Contracts; Company Offers Alternative

    August 11, 2005
    Durakon Awarded Daimler-Chrysler, Saab Contracts; Company Offers Alternative to Wet Painting Process Durakon Industries, a provider of thermoformed products and paint film technology to the automotive industry, has been awarded contracts to supply…

  • House & Garden Designer Poll Ranks BenMoore No. 1, AGAIN

    August 11, 2005
    Benjamin Moore once again was voted the top choice of paint by interior designers in a poll conducted by House & Garden magazine. The results of the second annual “The Best on the Best” survey were reported in the shelter magazine&rsq…

  • Protective Coatings Demand

    August 11, 2005
    Protective Coatings Demand to Hit $13.4 Billion in U.S. by 2009 Demand for protective coatings in the U.S. is forecast to rise 4.6% per year, reaching $13.4 billion in 2009, according to a new study from Freedonia Group. Acceleration in durable go…

  • In Brief

    August 11, 2005
    In brief: Zinsser has completed the acquisition of Okon, Inc., the Denver, CO-based maker of water-based sealer technology for concrete, masonry and wood sold under the Okon and WeatherPro banners...BASF’s Lasurit-94 AG, a Glasurit products an…

  • Berger Becker JV opens new plant in

    August 11, 2005
    Berger Becker Coatings Pvt. Ltd.—the Indian joint venture company owned by AB Wilh. Becker (51%) and Berger Paints India Ltd. (49%)—has relocated to a larger factory in Goa. Located on 19,000-sq.-meter site, the plant can produce batche…

  • CARB POSTS FINAL REPORT ON Relationship between

    August 11, 2005
    “Correlation Between Solids Content and Hiding as it Relates to the Calculation of VOC Content in Architectural Coatings,” the final report for a research project conducted for California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) by Cal Poly, Sa…

  • Ameron Opens Korean Branch

    August 11, 2005
    Ameron has announced the opening of Ameron Korea, its new branch in Busan, Korea. Han Jin, Ameron’s existing Korean licensee, will manufacture for Ameron under a toll manufacturing agreement.…

  • BASF Takes Complete Ownership of JV with NOF

    August 11, 2005
    BASF is taking complete control of BASF NOF Coatings Co. Ltd. (BNC), its joint venture with NOF Corp. BASF will operate the company under the name of BASF Coatings Japan Ltd. Financial details of the accord were not disclosed. The joint venture wa…