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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 »
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 »
Suvinil Invests Nearly $100 Million in Brazil Positioning
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent, thurstoncw@rodpub.com
Published January 19, 2012
Abrafati says Brazil’s architectural segment will double expansion this year. Read More »
Published January 19, 2012
U.S. 7,863,375 B2 Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. has obtained a patent for a process for preparing a coating composition. The process is comprised of contacting a polyol, a silsesquioxane, a polyurethane dendrimer, an… 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 »
Robert Bender named PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year
Published January 13, 2012
Robert Bender was honored with the 2011 PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year Award at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) annual board of directors industry awards dinner held on November 16, 2011 at the Marriott… Read More »
Robert Bender named PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year
Published January 13, 2012
Robert Bender was honored with the 2011 PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year Award at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) annual board of directors industry awards dinner held on November 16, 2011 at the Marriott… Read More »
Robert Bender named PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year
Published January 13, 2012
Robert Bender was honored with the 2011 PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year Award at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) annual board of directors industry awards dinner held on November 16, 2011 at the Marriott… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
DuPont Refinish recently announced the planned March 2012 introduction of two new products designed to improve the coverage of traditionally poor hiding solventborne basecoat colors. While many refinish paint suppliers have been scaling back support… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
DuPont Refinish recently announced the planned March 2012 introduction of two new products designed to improve the coverage of traditionally poor hiding solventborne basecoat colors. While many refinish paint suppliers have been scaling back support… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
BASF Automotive Refinish introduced its COLOR-MAXmobile2 solid color tool. COLOR-MAXmobile2 is compact and portable and provides 531 color chips that are designed to be  comparale to the vehicle with up to five colors on a single swatch. Accord… Read More »
PPG introduces Envirobase High Performance EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat
Published January 6, 2012
PPG has launched its new EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat, a high-production, 2.1-VOC air-dry clear for use with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance system. The new clear is intended to support high-volume collision repair centers focused on cutting re… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
BASF Automotive Refinish introduced its COLOR-MAXmobile2 solid color tool. COLOR-MAXmobile2 is compact and portable and provides 531 color chips that are designed to be  comparale to the vehicle with up to five colors on a single swatch. Accord… Read More »
PPG introduces Envirobase High Performance EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat
Published January 6, 2012
PPG has launched its new EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat, a high-production, 2.1-VOC air-dry clear for use with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance system. The new clear is intended to support high-volume collision repair centers focused on cutting re… Read More »
Published December 7, 2011
BASF Automotive Refinish introduced its COLOR-MAXmobile2 solid color tool. COLOR-MAXmobile2 is compact and portable and provides 531 color chips that are designed to be  comparale to the vehicle with up to five colors on a single swatch. Accord… 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 »



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