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Published July 7, 2015
THE VOICE OF COLOR program by PPG Industries  released “The Book of Now,” an oversized fan deck featuring a collection of color palettes for designers and architects based on design and color trends forecasted for the residential, ho… Read More »
Published July 7, 2015
OLYMPIC Paint and Stain launched Olympic ASSURE interior and exterior paint-and-primer in one, available exclusively at LOWE’S stores in the U.S. Olympic Assure paint simplifies the painting process with easy-flow application and a hardworking… Read More »
Published July 6, 2015
Global public health organization NSF International has collaborated with the American Coatings Association (ACA) to develop the first North American product category rule (PCR) for architectural coating products for interior or exterior applications… Read More »
Rust-Oleum Debuts Revolutionary Professional Wall Paint
Published July 3, 2015
Rust-Oleum has announced the launch of Multispec Airless Pro Multicolor Finish. Now painting professionals can apply a multicolor architectural coating to interior walls using airless spray equipment. This long lasting, durable coating is made for co… Read More »
Published July 3, 2015
US demand for fluoropolymers is forecast to increase 5.3 percent per year to $2.3 billion in 2019. While advances will result primarily from continued expansion in industrial output and construction activity returning to pre-recessionary levels, fluo… Read More »
Published June 30, 2015
AkzoNobel’s contribution to fusing modern technology with classic painting techniques were celebrated in Amsterdam during a special viewing of Vincent Van Gogh’s newly-restored Field with Irises near Arles. As part of the company&rsquo… Read More »
Published June 30, 2015
PPG Industries has announced nine Excellent Supplier Award recipients for superior performance in 2014. On an annual basis, PPG purchases more than $7.5 billion in goods and services globally from thousands of suppliers. The company’s criteria… Read More »
Published June 24, 2015
The new GLIDDEN GRAB-N-GO paint collection has launched exclusively at Walmart stores, enabling customers to skip the paint counter line and grab pre-mixed cans of paint in a variety of sizes and colors right off the shelf. The paint collection fe… Read More »
Published June 22, 2015
Expected improvements in architectural coatings volumes and sustained pricing pressure on titanium dioxide (TiO2) and oil-based derivatives should continue to provide a tailwind for U.S. paints and coatings companies, according to Fitch Ratings. F… Read More »
Published June 19, 2015
PPG Industries  held a meeting for securities analysts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The meeting included presentations by Michael McGarry, PPG president and chief operating officer; and Marcos Achar Levy, PPG vice president, architectural coatings… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
PPG Industries announced the completion of its first Colorful Communities charitable-giving project in Asia, with the restoration of a mural at a child-care center in Busan, South Korea. The Colorful Communities program, which the company launched in… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
Valspar Corporation has opened a new advanced manufacturing center in Tianjin, China to serve customers with a wide range of innovative paints and coatings products. “Valspar has experienced strong growth in China as customer demand for high-p… Read More »
Published June 15, 2015
PPG Industries has announced the completion of its first “Colorful Communities” charitable giving project in Europe, which helped revitalize the Cesare Arrigo Children’s Hospital in Alessandria, Italy. The Colorful Communities progr… Read More »
Published June 15, 2015
Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema Inc., recently introduced ENCOR 662 acrylic latex, a new high performance all acrylic binder that delivers outstanding scrub and stain resistance, and washability, in low-VOC interior architectural coa… Read More »
Published June 15, 2015
Valspar's Kameleon Colors are pearlescent paints that appear to shift in color based on the lighting or viewing angle. Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
AkzoNobel is adding its own artistic flair to Dutch National Opera & Ballet after agreeing a two-year partnership to help modernize the institute’s theater in Amsterdam. The company will provide its Sikkens paint products and color experti… Read More »
Published June 4, 2015
PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries has partnered with Nautica, the global lifestyle brand with products ranging from men’s, women’s and kids apparel to home furnishings, for the launch of its new Nautica At Home pain… Read More »
Published June 3, 2015
 PPG Industries has acquired Consorcio Latinoamericano, which operates a network of 57 paint stores in Central America. Financial terms were not disclosed. “This acquisition expands PPG’s operations in the growing Central American… Read More »
Published June 3, 2015
IDG's CIO Magazine announced PPG Architectural Coatings U.S. and Canada (USCA) as a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100 Award. PPG was honored for development of a digital kiosk that aids consumers in selecting paint colors for home décor projec… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
PPG Industries has announced plans to expand its investments in global communities where the company operates with the launch of a $10 million initiative called “Colorful Communities.” The program, which will focus on renewal projects th… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
Chromaflo Technologies will demonstrate its expertise in colorants and pigment dispersions at this year’s Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 1-4, 2015. Visitors to Chromaflo’s booth #208 will be able to learn more ab… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
Olympic Paint and Stain has launched Olympic ONE Stucco and Masonry paint-and-primer in one, specially designed for use on exterior and interior stucco, masonry and brick. The new Olympic ONE Stucco & Masonry paint was designed for application… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Edtor
Published May 28, 2015
The Sherwin-Williams Company and Lowe's recently held an event at HomeStudios 873 Broadway in New York to announce that HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams brand paints will be available at Lowe's stores and on Lowes.com. The event featured small… Read More »
Published May 21, 2015
Residents of Hatay in Turkey have joined together with volunteers and AkzoNobel's Marshall paint brand to transform an area of their historic neighborhood. Part of the company's global "Let's Colour" initiative, the recent ev… Read More »
HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Features Palettes Inspired by Nature, the City and Fashion
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published May 21, 2015
The HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams product line will feature a new and improved interior and exterior paint program available at both Sherwin-Williams' company stores and Lowe's stores nationwide. Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
PPG Industries recently hosted a series of career lectures at 11 top universities across China, discussing issues related to future careers and offering tips for job hunting to college students. Building on years of cooperation with universities f… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) announced plans to tackle the issue of leftover decorative paint, much of which ends up in landfills. The plan includes implementing PaintCare, an industry-led project to help create a circular economy, aiming to… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
The second phase of the campaign shifts attention to the expertise of locally owned and operated retailers. Read More »
Arkema Adds Premium Acrylic Capacity in Brazil
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published May 15, 2015
Arkema is boosting production of premium acrylic resin products by 60 percent for paints and coatings manufacturers in Brazil Read More »
The Art of Color Forecasting: An Inside Look at Selecting Global Color Trends
By Dee Schlotter , PPG Architectural Coatings
Published May 15, 2015
Setting the tone for color collections that traverse the global landscape. Read More »
Published May 14, 2015
PPG Industries has announced executive appointments effective June 1. Vince Morales, currently vice president, investor relations, will become vice president, investor relations, and treasurer. Morales will report to Executive Vice President and Chi… Read More »
Published May 14, 2015
Marci Alvord, senior category manager for the HOMAX brand at PPG Industries’ architectural coatings office in Bellingham, Washington, has presented a PPG Industries Foundation check to Squalicum High School Chemistry Teacher Jocelyn Roger to fu… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week comes at a perfect time this year, with more than four in five homeowners saying they see opportunity to improve their home’s curb appeal, and more than two in three planning a painting project, according… Read More »
Published May 7, 2015
With home renovation season in full swing, contractors require products and tools that allow them to complete jobs in a timely and effective manner. The HOMAX brand of PPG Industries provides the ideal solution for quick and effective ceiling repair,… Read More »
Valspar Donates Paint to Military Families
Published May 6, 2015
THE PLAYERS Championship and Valspar form sponsorship to provide paint for military families expecting babies. Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
Puerto Rico home trend color forecasts for 2015 feature soothing yet bold blues, according to experts at GLIDDEN paint, a brand of PPG Industries'  architectural coatings business. Societal and consumer trends in 2015 point to the idea of… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
Olympic Paint and Stain brand has introduced its new Olympic ONE color changing ceiling paint and primer in one. The paint goes on pink and dries white, enabling homeowners to easily see which areas of their ceilings are covered and reduce the chance… Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments is introducing to ormulators a variety of new pigment shades which expand the color gamut for architectural, industrial and automotive coatings applications. Additionally, experts from Sun Chemical and DIC, Sun Chemi… Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have come together as one company at the European Coatings SHOW 2015 to explain how its product families of pigments and resins can be used together to create enticing metallic coatings for a full range appli… Read More »
Published April 22, 2015
Rich floral colors are expected to be in full bloom this coming season – not only in the garden, but in all elements of home decor. That’s the forecast of SICO paint in unveiling its top colors for spring and summer 2015. Think deep past… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Each month, North Coast Research surveys a large sample of paint retailers throughout the U.S. to get a sense for current business trends.  Please note that of the three primary architectural coatings channels (paint stores, home centers, and re… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
PPG Industries held its annual meeting of shareholders in Pittsburgh, where Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch spoke about the company’s recent strategic progress and record financial performance. “Thanks to our cust… Read More »
By Arnold Wang , China Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Based on the information released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, we can see that China’s coatings market in 2014 grew by around eight percent last year over 2013. And the fact that China’s architectural coatings market is… Read More »
PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Since PPG purchased Comex last fall, the Mexican company has taken on a large role in the Latin American operations of the parent. Michael McGarry, the president and chief operating officer of PPG responds to Coatings World questions about how integr… Read More »
Resins Market Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published April 17, 2015
Increasing home and automotive sales are helping the resins market make gains. Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
Valspar Corporation has opened a new advanced manufacturing center in Tianjin, China to serve customers with a wide range of innovative paints and coatings products. "Valspar has experienced strong growth in China as customer demand for high-pe… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
PPG Industries has reported first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations of $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a 7 percent contribution from acquisition-… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
During the European Coatings SHOW 2015, Sun Chemical will present an original scientific paper at the Coatings Congress and two additional presentations about metallic pigments for automotive and architectural coatings. The original scientific pap… Read More »
Low- and Zero-VOC Technology
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations have created a greater demand for low- and zero-VOC coatings products.   Read More »
By Johan Widheden, Senior Sustainability Expert, AkzoNobel
Published April 14, 2015
Today’s cities will need to accommodate spiralling numbers of people, servicing their needs and stimulating trade and investment to create jobs, all within the constraints imposed by mega-challenges, such as climate change. Read More »



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