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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 »
The Resins Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published April 19, 2012
Resins suppliers reported modest recovery in 2011 and are optimistic that these improvements will continue into 2012. 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 »
PPG teams with BrandMuscle
Published April 4, 2012
PPG has partnered with BrandMuscle, a provider of web-based local marketing automation software, to introduce PPG Marketing on Demand, a suite of online tools and services to help distributors and collision repair facilities produce customized market… Read More »
Published April 4, 2012
RPM International Inc., though its Rust-Oleum Group, has acquired HiChem Paint Technologies Pty. Ltd., an Australian manufacturer of automotive aftermarket coatings, as well as specialty coatings for industrial applications and home maintenance. Base… Read More »
PPG teams with BrandMuscle
Published April 4, 2012
PPG has partnered with BrandMuscle, a provider of web-based local marketing automation software, to introduce PPG Marketing on Demand, a suite of online tools and services to help distributors and collision repair facilities produce customized market… Read More »
Published April 4, 2012
RPM International Inc., though its Rust-Oleum Group, has acquired HiChem Paint Technologies Pty. Ltd., an Australian manufacturer of automotive aftermarket coatings, as well as specialty coatings for industrial applications and home maintenance. Base… Read More »
Published March 27, 2012
PPG has named Ohio Auto Kolor of Columbus, Ohio, its 2011 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Gary Bumgarner, Ohio Auto Kolor president, at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 23-25, in Orlando, Fla.,… Read More »
Published March 27, 2012
PPG has named Ohio Auto Kolor of Columbus, Ohio, its 2011 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Gary Bumgarner, Ohio Auto Kolor president, at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 23-25, in Orlando, Fla.,… Read More »
Published March 27, 2012
PPG has named Ohio Auto Kolor of Columbus, Ohio, its 2011 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Gary Bumgarner, Ohio Auto Kolor president, at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 23-25, in Orlando, Fla.,… 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 »
A profile of the Chinese paint industry
Published March 21, 2012
IRL has published the sixth edition of its report, “A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry.” The report updates IRL’s previous study released in 2009 and includes the latest industry trends and up-to-date statistics. Chinese paint… Read More »
A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry
Published March 21, 2012
IRL has published the sixth edition of its report, “A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry.” The report updates IRL’s previous study released in 2009 and includes the latest industry trends and up-to-date statistics. Chinese paint… 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 »
Published March 19, 2012
PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter… 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 19, 2012
PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter… 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 March 1, 2012
PPG Commercial Coatings and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) honored Big Tex Trailers, a leading utility trailer manufacturer, with the second annual Green Manufacturing Award. The presentation was made at the NATM’s 24t… Read More »
Published March 1, 2012
PPG Commercial Coatings and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) honored Big Tex Trailers, a leading utility trailer manufacturer, with the second annual Green Manufacturing Award. The presentation was made at the NATM’s 24t… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 45.6 million metric tons in 2015, valued at $142 billion, according to Freedonia Group's report, "World Paint & Coatings." Advances will be driven by a… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 45.6 million metric tons in 2015, valued at $142 billion, according to Freedonia Group's report, "World Paint & Coatings." Advances will be driven by a… 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 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 »
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 January 26, 2012
BASF’s Coatings Division has launched a redesigned website that offers a wide range of information on all areas of BASF’s paints and coatings. At www.basf-coatings.com, visitors will find a global website with a new design and user-friend… Read More »
Published January 26, 2012
BASF’s Coatings Division has launched a redesigned website that offers a wide range of information on all areas of BASF’s paints and coatings. At www.basf-coatings.com, visitors will find a global website with a new design and user-friend… Read More »
Published January 26, 2012
BASF’s Coatings Division has launched a redesigned website that offers a wide range of information on all areas of BASF’s paints and coatings. At www.basf-coatings.com, visitors will find a global website with a new design and user-friend… 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 »
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 »



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