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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 »
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 for… 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 C… 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 h… 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 »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 14, 2015
Behr Pro hosted a luncheon in NYC to introduce its new platform Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
The Coating Resins business of Arkema has expanded acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil by 60 percent. The new reactor will enable manufacturing of Arkema’s product chemistries previously unavailable in the region… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by AkzoNobel explores how cities can create optimal environments for citizens. The report, called Tomorrow’s cities, features city experts and executives from across the world, wh… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems announced its recent addition of 16 vibrant colors to its Alesta® Global Color Collection, an architectural powder coatings line. Now available worldwide, the second series of colors is inspired by iconic locations such as… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
According to PPG, contractors can now achieve invisible wall repairs in less time than traditional hopper gun repair methods with the HOMAX line of PRO GRADE wall textures products for orange peel and knockdown surfaces. Combining the control of a ho… Read More »
By Per Nimer, Design Manager, AkzoNobel
Published April 9, 2015
“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it.” Many will associate and sympathise with the position of the Swiss Expressionist artist Paul Klee. For many years, designers, artists, scientists… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business is helping to recreate one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World – the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in China.  Built during the Ming Dynasty, the original pagoda was mostly destroyed in the… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Registration is now open for the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America. The 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, brings together l… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
BASF will once again be present with its polyurethane experts at the 2015 UTECH International Polyurethane Exhibition and Conference in Maastricht (NL). For the first time, the company will display a new roof module based on the PU system Elasto… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced that an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group for the purchase of a total of 20 million of Axalta’s com… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
OLYMPIC Paint and Stain announced a new addition to the RESCUE IT! line with the launch of RESCUE IT! Light Resurfacer + Sealant in One. Designed for use on hairline cracks and unsightly imperfections on lightly-worn wood and concrete surfaces, the R… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
The Valspar Corporation celebrates 50 years of Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. Since the flagship architectural coating launched in 1965, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become the industry standard for both metal coil… Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
The new PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand has announced its exclusive paint-brand partnership with Independent We Stand, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revival of independent, locally-owned and -operated businesses. The PPG Pittsburgh Paint… Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
To mark Rio de Janeiro's 450th anniversary, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints has launched two new "Let's Colour" initiatives to bring color to the city's favelas. In Santa Marta, one of the city's largest favelas, the company re… Read More »
Dutch Boy Simplifies Paint Selection Process with Dura Weather Maxbond Exterior Color Samples
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 31, 2015
Customers can now test without prep or prime at home before committing to a color. Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
On Thursday, June 4th, 2015, the Eastern Coatings Show will host a Special Breakfast, in Ballroom B of the Taj Mahal, which will highlight Jeff Spillane of the Benjamin Moore Company as the Keynote Presenter.  His presentation will be followed b… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
Olympic Paint and Stain announced today the launch of Olympic ONE exterior paint, a premium latex paint-and-primer in one, now available nationally exclusively at Lowe’s. The new Olympic ONE exterior paint makes application easy with excellent… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
DuPont Titanium Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) products, will unveil its new Ti-Pure One Coat system at the European Coatings Show (21-23 April, 2015, Hall 7, stand 7-736) in Nuremberg, Germany. &ld… Read More »



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