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Published August 4, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was a sponsor and presenter at the recent Future of Coatings Under Study (FOCUS) conference in Detroit. The annual FOCUS conference is presented by The Detroit Society for Coatings Technologies, an automotive coatings indust… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
BASF's new trend collection features 65 global automotive paint colors for 2019 and beyond. The colors explore the powerful potential of Real Authentic Ways (RAW). This overarching theme emerged from trend findings that society is focused on simp… Read More »
Published July 28, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was a sponsor and presenter at the recent Future of Coatings Under Study (FOCUS) conference in Detroit. The annual FOCUS conference is presented by The Detroit Society for Coatings Technologies, an automotive coatings industry… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has introduced a new generation of waterborne tints for automotive market in China, aimed at offering carmakers and body shops a more sustainable way to meet consumer preference for stronger, brighter, more vivid colors. The… Read More »
80 MIDO Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 23, 2015
80 MIDO Coatings Alexandria, Egypt www.midoco.com PRIVATE COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1979 REVENUE: $103 million MARKETS SERVED • Automotive coatings (car refinishes) •  Wood coatings •  Decorative coatings KEY E… Read More »
78 Asahipen
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 23, 2015
78 Asahipen Osaka, Japan www.asahipen.jp PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1940 REVENUE: $114 million MARKETS SERVED • Onshore, Marine and Automotive coatings  • Decorative coatings KEY EXECUTIVES Takeshi Tanaka, presiden… Read More »
63 Tohpe
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 23, 2015
63 Tohpe Sakai City, Japan www.tohpe.co.jp PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1915 REVENUE: $181 million MARKETS SERVED • Onshore coatings  • Marine coatings • Automotive coatings  • Decorative coatings •… Read More »
58 Rock Paint
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 23, 2015
58 Rock Paint Osaka, Japan www.rockpaint.co.jp PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1952 REVENUE: $231 million MARKETS SERVED • Automotive coatings • Industrial coatings KEY EXECUTIVES Togo Utsumi, CEO, president, representative… Read More »
57 Shinto
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 23, 2015
57 Shinto Amagasaki, Japan www.shintopaint.co.jp PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1933 REVENUE: $240 million MARKETS SERVED • Automotive coatings • Industrial coatings • Automotive KEY EXECUTIVES Ryuhei Tamamura, preside… Read More »
43 Shanghai Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
43 Shanghai Coatings Shanghai, China www.chinascc.com PRIVATE COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1950 REVENUE: $350 million MARKETS SERVED • Decorative coatings • Automotive coatings • Coil coatings • Marine coatings • Plas… Read More »
35 National Paints Factories Co.
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
35 National Paints Factories Co. Dubai, United Arab Emirates national-paints.com PRIVATE COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1969 REVENUE: $514 million MARKETS SERVED • Decorative coatings • Powder coatings • Protective/Marine coatin… Read More »
32 Fujikura Kasei Co. Ltd.
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
32 Fujikura Kasei Co. Ltd. Tokyo, Japan www.fkkasei.co.jp PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1938 REVENUE: $586,760 million MARKETS SERVED • Plastic coatings • Architectural coatings • Automotive coatings KEY EXECUTIVE… Read More »
31 Dai Nippon Toryo
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
31 Dai Nippon Toryo Osaka, Japan www.dnt.co.jp PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1929 REVENUE: $600 million MARKETS SERVED • Protective coatings • Architectural coatings • Metal baking coatings • Plastic coatings •&… Read More »
24 Berger Paints India Ltd.
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
24 Berger Paints India Ltd.Kolkata, India www.bergerpaints.com PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1923 REVENUE: $847 million MARKETS SERVED • Decorative coatings • Automotive coatings •  Industrial coatings KEY EXECUTI… Read More »
18 KCC Corporation
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
18 KCC Corporation Seoul, South Korea www.kccworld.co.kr/eng/ PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1958 REVENUE: $1.555 billion s (2013: $810 million) MARKETS SERVED • Marine and container • Automotive coatings • Automotive refi… Read More »
13 Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
13 Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. Osaka, Japan www.nipponpaint.com PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1881 REVENUE: $2.172 billion t (2013: $2.29 billion) MARKETS SERVED • Automotive coatings • Industrial coatings • Decorative co… Read More »
11 Asian Paints Limited
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
11 Asian Paints Limited Mumbai, India www.asianpaints.com PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1942 REVENUE: $2.3 billion s (2013: $2.08  billion) MARKETS SERVED • Architectural coatings • Industrial coatings • Automotive… Read More »
09 Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
09 Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. Osaka, Japan http://www.kansai.co.jp/global_site PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1918 REVENUE: $3.113 billion t (2013: $3.126 billion) MARKETS SERVED •  Automotive coatings • Decorative coatings &b… Read More »
08 BASF Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
08 BASF Coatings Muenster, Germany www.basf-coatings.com PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1865 REVENUE:  $3.57 billion t (2013: $3.95 billion) MARKETS SERVED • Automotive OEM • Automotive refinish • Commercial vehicles… Read More »
01 PPG Industries
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 22, 2015
PPG Industries Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/USA www.ppg.com PUBLIC COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1883 REVENUE:  $14.25 billion s (2013: $12.78 billion) SEGMENT BREAKDOWN • Aerospace coatings • Packaging coatings • Automotive OE… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
Asian Paints today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2015. "No significant improvement in demand conditions witnessed in the decorative coatings business in India in the Quarter. Lower raw material prices ai… Read More »
Published July 20, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is hosting a kick-off event to welcome two interns from University of Superior Technology Studies of Chimalhuacan in Mexico to its Research and Development Center at its Mt. Clemens, Michigan coating manufacturing plant. The… Read More »
Published July 16, 2015
Every year, BASF Coatings' Global Trend Book presents 65 new trend colors for automotive OEM coating. In addition to original color samples from the new paint collection, it also offers the carmakers' designers in-depth background information… Read More »
Published July 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was presented with the Volvo Cars Quality Excellence (VQE) Award at a dedicated ceremony held at Axalta’s Wuppertal, Germany, site on June 30, 2015. The VQE Award is given to those companies that meet the Award requireme… Read More »
Published July 3, 2015
XSpark, BASF’s Coatings division has developed a color effect that has now been honored in one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions: the Red Dot Award: Product Design. For the first time in the 60-year history of the compe… Read More »
Published June 30, 2015
PPG Industries recently completed a $5 million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility in Wuppertal, Germany. The project added equipment to existing buildings on the campus, supporting up to a 35 percent increase in annual production capaci… Read More »
Published June 25, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems commissioned its new waterborne manufacturing facility in Wuppertal, Germany, nine months after ground was broken on the project. The facility further expands Axalta’s substantial operations in Wuppertal and reflects Axal… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
Dr. Vicki Cheng, a Senior Chemist at Axalta Coating Systems, presented her research at the 89th American Chemical Society Colloidal Surface Science Symposium, held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 15. Symposium parti… Read More »
Published June 10, 2015
Highest durability levels, outstanding coloristics and excellent processability in both, water- and solvent-based systems: Suppliers of automotive coatings have high expectations when it comes to pigments. BASF aims to meet the requirements of its cu… Read More »
Published June 9, 2015
Asahi Kasei Chemicals held an opening ceremony for a new production line for Duranol polycarbonatediol (PCD) and a 2nd line for Duranate hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)-based polyisocyanate at its plant in Nantong, China. Commercial operation of the… Read More »
Published May 29, 2015
PPG Industries has announced that GREEN LOGIC Matrix paint detackifier systems have been recognized by the Environmental Management Association (EMA) with the 2014 Environmental Achievement Award. The Green Logic Matrix system for automotive manufact… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
BASF's R-M Automotive Refinish paints has obtained approval for Acura’s in China. R-M products are designed to meet the demand for eco-efficient automotive refinish solutions. R-M waterborne paints are high in quality and efficiency but… Read More »
Published May 26, 2015
Behind the scenes at Zircotec showing how its ceramic coating is applied. Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
With its streamlined design featuring BASF’s exclusive “Mid-night Glimmer” coatings, Chevrolet-FNR concept car has made its global debut at Shanghai GM Gala Night before Auto Shanghai 2015. The car’s special design is attribut… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Patcham, a global suppliers of wide range of coatings additives and paint driers, will showcase its Pat-Add portfolio at the Coatings for Africa Expo (Sandton convention center, Johannesburg, South Africa, Stand No.827). Patcham will promote :… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has won the Green Repair Innovative Product Award from one of China’s leading automotive publications, Auto Maintenance & Repair Magazine, recognizing Axalta’s Cromax Pro waterborne refinish products for their s… Read More »
Published April 30, 2015
The convergence of industry needs, global macro trends, material suppliers’ capabilities, and material supplier formulator partnerships are the sweet spot for innovation in the automotive coatings industry. That’s part of the message East… Read More »
Published April 29, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has begun construction on a new Asia-Pacific R&D and Technology Center. The new facility, which has been approved by Axalta’s Board of Directors, will be located in Shanghai’s Minhang Industrial Development Dist… Read More »
Published April 28, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened its third Cromax® Color Center in Chiang Rai together with Northern Car Paint Co., Ltd., its key distributor of Cromax in Chiang Rai province in the far n… Read More »
Published April 28, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has introduced the latest digital spectrophotometer, the Acquire Plus EFX for car refinish body shops in Korean market. About 30,000 digital spectrophotometers are in use by Axalta customers around the world. Now this most a… 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
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened its third Cromax Color Center in Chiang Rai together with Northern Car Paint Co., Ltd., its key distributor of Cromax in Chiang Rai province in the far north… 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 »
Published April 8, 2015
BASF received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award for the 10th time in the past 13 years. The award was presented to Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts BASF Corporation, during GM’s annual awards ceremony at Cob… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems launches Imron Hydro and Imron Elite in China. The two products are part of the Imron family of coatings that are designed to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators meet productivity goals and increasingly cha… 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
The new Master Builders Solutions Training Center at BASF´s site in Oldenburg, Germany, has been officially opened. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Ralf Spettmann, President of BASF´s Construction Chemicals Division, an… 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
PPG Industries has announced that it has completed the acquisition of REVOCOAT, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry, from the AXSON Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The addition o… Read More »
Published March 30, 2015
Manufacturing centers of Axalta Coating Systems received certification of conformance with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard. The certification has been accredited by Lloyd’s Register LRQA and is valid for three years. The certifi… Read More »



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