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Published April 19, 2012
BYK has launched its first CNT dispersion. Carbon nanotubes provide unique features such as high electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as good mechanical properties. CarboBYK 9810 is an easy-to-pour, homogenous liquid that facilitates correct… Read More »
Published April 19, 2012
BYK has launched its first CNT dispersion. Carbon nanotubes provide unique features such as high electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as good mechanical properties. CarboBYK 9810 is an easy-to-pour, homogenous liquid that facilitates correct… Read More »
U.S. Paint expands line of factory certified motorcycle paint
Published April 10, 2012
U.S. Paint is expanding its line of original OEM coatings offered for the motorcycle aftermarket to include 11 colors manufactured for Bombardier Recreational Products’ line of Can-Am Spyder vehicles. Each paint product is available with its mi… Read More »
U.S. Paint expands line of factory certified motorcycle paint
Published April 10, 2012
U.S. Paint is expanding its line of original OEM coatings offered for the motorcycle aftermarket to include 11 colors manufactured for Bombardier Recreational Products’ line of Can-Am Spyder vehicles. Each paint product is available with its mi… Read More »
General Motors names BASF as 2011 Supplier of the Year
Published March 21, 2012
For the eighth time in 10 years, BASF has received General Motors’ Supplier of the Year Award. Hans Engel, chairman and chief executive of BASF Corporation, accepted the award on behalf of the company’s coatings division during General M… Read More »
General Motors names BASF as 2011 Supplier of the Year
Published March 21, 2012
For the eighth time in 10 years, BASF has received General Motors’ Supplier of the Year Award. Hans Engel, chairman and chief executive of BASF Corporation, accepted the award on behalf of the company’s coatings division during General M… Read More »
Auto OEM Coatings
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 19, 2012
Lower costs, reduced air pollution and better performance are key drivers in automotive coatings and suppliers like BASF continue to offer new technologies and new products for the automotive industry. Read More »
Published March 16, 2012
Dürr has built paint shops for its customer Shanghai General Motors (SGM) at locations in Shanghai and Yantai, as well as one paint shop in Shenyang. The company said it is building another plant at the Shenyang location as the general contracto… Read More »
Published March 16, 2012
Dürr has built paint shops for its customer Shanghai General Motors (SGM) at locations in Shanghai and Yantai, as well as one paint shop in Shenyang. The company said it is building another plant at the Shenyang location as the general contracto… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
BASF has launched M-ROB, its application robot, at its Würzburg, Germany site. The multifunction application robot allows application that simulates conditions at the paintline and as such, meets the requirements of the automotive industry. Star… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
BASF has launched M-ROB, its application robot, at its Würzburg, Germany site. The multifunction application robot allows application that simulates conditions at the paintline and as such, meets the requirements of the automotive industry. Star… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
The Asia Pacific (APAC) decorative coatings market has seen steady progress since 2010, outperforming the global decorative coatings market in volume and value. This surge in volume can be explained by the heavy investments in infrastructure developm… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
The Asia Pacific (APAC) decorative coatings market has seen steady progress since 2010, outperforming the global decorative coatings market in volume and value. This surge in volume can be explained by the heavy investments in infrastructure developm… Read More »
Container manufacturer GVU changes over to BASF paints
Published February 13, 2012
Container manufacturer GVU GmbH & Co. KG has partnered with BASF Coatings and will begin using the paint maker's commercial vehicle product portfolio on its line of containers. At its site in the German town of Ossendorf, GVU produces some 3… Read More »
Container manufacturer GVU changes over to BASF paints
Published February 13, 2012
Container manufacturer GVU GmbH & Co. KG has partnered with BASF Coatings and will begin using the paint maker's commercial vehicle product portfolio on its line of containers. At its site in the German town of Ossendorf, GVU produces some 3… Read More »
Published February 10, 2012
Dürr has been contracted to build an automobile paint shop in China for the FAW-VW joint venture. This automotive paint shop which Dürr says will have the lowest emissions in all China and a capacity of 34 vehicles per hour will go into ope… Read More »
Published February 10, 2012
Dürr has been contracted to build an automobile paint shop in China for the FAW-VW joint venture. This automotive paint shop which Dürr says will have the lowest emissions in all China and a capacity of 34 vehicles per hour will go into ope… Read More »
Published February 9, 2012
Halsan Paint & Color Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, China, has selected Cabot Corp.'s Emperor 1800 carbon black pigment for inclusion in its automotive coatings. This application of Cabot's product will enable Halsan to provide deep black coatings… Read More »
Published February 9, 2012
Halsan Paint & Color Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, China, has selected Cabot Corp.'s Emperor 1800 carbon black pigment for inclusion in its automotive coatings. This application of Cabot's product will enable Halsan to provide deep black coatings… Read More »
Published February 9, 2012
Halsan Paint & Color Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, China, has selected Cabot Corp.'s Emperor 1800 carbon black pigment for inclusion in its automotive coatings. This application of Cabot's product will enable Halsan to provide deep black coatings… Read More »
Published February 2, 2012
Last year Guangdong Yin Fan Chemistry, one of China’s largest international auto paint manufacturers, launched its Silver Sails brand of automotive refinishes in the United States and now has extended its reach across the border into Canada. C… Read More »
Published February 2, 2012
Last year Guangdong Yin Fan Chemistry, one of China’s largest international auto paint manufacturers, launched its Silver Sails brand of automotive refinishes in the United States and now has extended its reach across the border into Canada. C… Read More »
Pigments Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Although still not back to pre-recession levels, the pigments market has continued to recover. Pigment companies are reporting a decrease in supply issues and an increase in demand for certain market segments, such as automotive coatings. Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
PPG Industries Colombia and its Pittsburgh, Pa.-based parent, PPG Industries, have completed the acquisition of the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador. The parties first announced an ac… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
PPG Industries Colombia and its Pittsburgh, Pa.-based parent, PPG Industries, have completed the acquisition of the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador. The parties first announced an ac… Read More »
Bayer MaterialScience builds multipurpose plant for coating raw materials
Published January 20, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. The products hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) are used primarily for hig… Read More »
Bayer MaterialScience builds multipurpose plant for coating raw materials
Published January 20, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. The products hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) are used primarily for hig… Read More »
Bayer MaterialScience builds multipurpose plant for coating raw materials
Published January 20, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. The products hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) are used primarily for hig… Read More »
Published January 18, 2012
Japanese car company Nissan has developed an iPhone case that can automatically repair scratches. The smartphone cover, known as the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case, uses a world-first paint technology where scratches mend without any human input.… Read More »
Published January 18, 2012
Japanese car company Nissan has developed an iPhone case that can automatically repair scratches. The smartphone cover, known as the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case, uses a world-first paint technology where scratches mend without any human input.… Read More »
Published November 30, 2011
White/white pearl has emerged as the fastest growing color to tie with silver as the world's leading automotive color choices, according to the 2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report. A substantial increase in the popularity of white/whit… Read More »
White is Favorite Color for Automobiles
Published November 10, 2011
PPG introduced 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc… Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc… Read More »
Published November 3, 2011
Correction: In the first sentence of Coatings World’s breaking news item “DuPont exploring sale of its performance coatings unit” (Nov. 2), we mistakenly reported, “DuPont said it is considering the sale of its automotive pain… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t… Read More »
Published October 17, 2011
Dürr has constructed an automotive paint shop for Beijing Hyundai Motors Company in the Chinese capital Beijing. Dürr is responsible for the construction of the entire paint shop, including the application, automation and conveyor technolog… Read More »
Published October 17, 2011
Dürr has constructed an automotive paint shop for Beijing Hyundai Motors Company in the Chinese capital Beijing. Dürr is responsible for the construction of the entire paint shop, including the application, automation and conveyor technolog… Read More »
General Motors uses eco-friendly water-based "three-wet" paint process for Chevrolet Sonic
Published October 7, 2011
For the production of its subcompact Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors brought online a new paint shop at its Orion Assembly Center that features a "three-wet" paint process. The process eliminates the need for a primer bake oven, normally us… Read More »
Mexico’s Automotive Segment Driving Paint Demand
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published October 7, 2011
Mexico is poised to become one of the Top Five automakers in the world. Read More »
Color Trends Brace for Economic Uncertainty
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published October 7, 2011
How will the impending economic downturn influence color trends? Read More »
General Motors uses eco-friendly water-based "three-wet" paint process for Chevrolet Sonic
Published October 7, 2011
For the production of its subcompact Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors brought online a new paint shop at its Orion Assembly Center that features a "three-wet" paint process. The process eliminates the need for a primer bake oven, normally us… Read More »
Published October 5, 2011
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published October 5, 2011
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published October 5, 2011
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published October 1, 2011
Magazine Current Issue Issue Archive Subscribe eNewsletter Magazine Advertise Coatings World Team N… Read More »
Published September 19, 2011
MetoKote Corporation earns Volkswagen Group of America's service parts e-coat business for U.S. built Passat. Read More »
Published September 19, 2011
MetoKote Corporation earns Volkswagen Group of America's service parts e-coat business for U.S. built Passat. Read More »
Published September 16, 2011
Nubiola, the world’s largest ultramarine pigments producer, has added Jeff Cayce as technical sales manager, coatings. He will be responsible for promotion and sales of Nubiola's ultramarine pigments, iron oxides, zinc ferrites, chrome oxid… Read More »



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