• PAinted Cool Metal Roof Performs Well in Aged Reflectance Study

    August 11, 2005
    A comprehensive study conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition on the aged reflectance values for painted metal roofing and other roofing materials showed that solar reflectance and thermal emittance valu…

  • Valspar, PPG Issue

    August 11, 2005
    Valspar, PPG Issue Price Increases Two leading industrial coatings makers have issued price increases to offset rising raw material costs. Valspar said it will raise prices on all industrial powder products 15% effective March 1, and on all liqui…

  • Laurentide Licenses paint Café to Pittsburgh Paints

    August 11, 2005
    Laurentide Licenses paint Café to Pittsburgh Paints Laurentide, Inc., developer of Paint Café, has granted PPG Industries the right to use the Paint Café marketing concept in the U.S. and specified parts of Canada under PPG&rsqu…

  • DuPont Performance Coatings Adds Hot Hues

    August 11, 2005
    DuPont Performance Coatings Adds Hot Hues Online Painting DuPont Performance Coatings has launched the DuPont Hot Hues Paint Shop, a free, web-based program that allows users to virtually paint a vehicle using an array of Hot Hues custom fi…

  • Ace Hardware To Hold

    August 11, 2005
    Ace Hardware To Hold “Open Buying” Meeting for Manufacturers Ace Hardware will host an open buying meeting event at the National Hardware Show, allowing current and prospective vendors to evaluate new products for possible offering to…

  • PPG unveils IdeaScapes brand

    August 11, 2005
    Concept Unites PPG’s Offerings For Architects Looking to leverage its extensive offerings for building projects, PPG has unveiled IdeaScapes, a unified architectural brand identity that encompasses its coatings, paint and glass-based architect…

  • ITW Acquires Permatex

    August 11, 2005
    Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a maker of adhesive and sealants for OEM and maintenance and repair, has acquired Hartford, CT-based Permatex, a maker of sealants, adhesives and other products for automotive after-market and industrial maintenance applic…

  • ALTANA SELLS REMBRANDTIN LACK TO PRIVATE EQUITY FUND

    August 11, 2005
    ALTANA Chemie AG has announced plans to divest its Austrian subsidiary, Rembrandtin Lack Ges.m.b.H. to EK Mittelstands-finanzierung AG, a private equity fund of Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG. Financial details were not released. Rembrandtin, based i…

  • Sales of Cement Additives, Caulks To Rise, STUDY Says

    August 11, 2005
    Sales of Cement Additives, Caulks To Rise, STUDY Says According to a new study from Freedonia, demand for construction chemicals used in on-site applications will stay in line with average growth rates posted over the last decade, postin…

  • Product Differentiation Innovation Award GIVEN TO ANP COATING TECHNOLOGY 

    August 11, 2005
    Product Differentiation Innovation Award GIVEN TO ANP COATING TECHNOLOGY  Advanced Nano-Products (ANP), a maker of epoxy-based coatings for use in the marine, power generation, gas transmission and wastewater treatment indust…

  • Tikkurila to sell Rohm & Haas powder

    August 11, 2005
    Tikkurila is now the exclusive distributor for Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Commonwealth of Independent States including Russia. “We are excited about this opportunity of working…

  • RPM’s Sullivan Takes Part in Litigation Reform discussion WITH PRESIDENT BUSH

    August 11, 2005
    RPM’s president and CEO Frank C. Sullivan recently participated in a conversation, hosted by President George W. Bush, which focused on asbestos litigation reform. The invitation-only event was held at the Macomb Performing Arts Center in Clint…

  • SHMRC marine paint

    August 11, 2005
    The staff and facilities of Sacred Heart Marine Research Center (SHMRC), a marine paint testing center in southeastern India, survived the deadly tsunami in late December. SHMRC, an exclusive collaboration with Poseidon Ocean Sciences, a U.S.-based…

  • COMPETITION TO RISE In Brazil’s DIY PAINT Market,

    August 11, 2005
    COMPETITION TO RISE In Brazil’s DIY PAINT Market, NEW IRL STUDY SAYS While most paint coatings markets will grow in line with GDP—typically at 3.3% per year over the next five years—Information Research&rs…

  • BASF consolidates NA paint manu

    August 11, 2005
    COMPANY To END Liquid Paint PRODUCTION in Morganton, NC BASF will consolidate its coatings manufacturing operations in North America by discontinuing production of automotive liquid coatings at its Morganton, NC site and moving production to facilit…

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