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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 »
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
Valspar Automotive has introduced the latest addition to their waterborne refinish product platform with the De Beer WaterBase 900+ series. This new system features 13 additional mixing colors that have higher coverage and require fewer undercoats th… Read More »
Published November 3, 2011
Valspar Automotive has introduced the latest addition to their waterborne refinish product platform with the De Beer WaterBase 900+ series. This new system features 13 additional mixing colors that have higher coverage and require fewer undercoats th… 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
AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy… 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
AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
AkzoNobel said it is investing around €60 million to increase the production capacity of its automotive and aerospace coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy… Read More »
Published October 28, 2011
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) launched its nationwide Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network at NACE, the International Autobody Congress and Exposition, in Orlando. The new certification program is open to both dealer-owned and independent col… Read More »
Published October 28, 2011
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) launched its nationwide Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network at NACE, the International Autobody Congress and Exposition, in Orlando. The new certification program is open to both dealer-owned and independent col… Read More »
New Standox Standocryl Clear PFC 30
Published October 20, 2011
Standox has introduced Standocryl Clear PFC 30, a 2.1 clear to meet stringent VOC regulations. Specifically designed to deliver a mirror-like finish over Standox solventborne and waterborne basecoats, Standocryl Clear PFC 30 is ideal for all types of… Read More »
New Standox Standocryl Clear PFC 30
Published October 20, 2011
Standox has introduced Standocryl Clear PFC 30, a 2.1 clear to meet stringent VOC regulations. Specifically designed to deliver a mirror-like finish over Standox solventborne and waterborne basecoats, Standocryl Clear PFC 30 is ideal for all types of… Read More »
Toyota approves PPG matte clearcoat for new Lexus LFA supercar
Published October 18, 2011
Toyota has endorsed the global use of PPG clearcoat for the refinish repair of its new Lexus LFA super sports car. The approved PPG clearcoat, Global Refinish System D8113, is the first to pass Toyota’s specification criteria for the exclusive… Read More »
Toyota approves PPG matte clearcoat for new Lexus LFA supercar
Published October 18, 2011
Toyota has endorsed the global use of PPG clearcoat for the refinish repair of its new Lexus LFA super sports car. The approved PPG clearcoat, Global Refinish System D8113, is the first to pass Toyota’s specification criteria for the exclusive… Read More »
Toyota approves PPG matte clearcoat for new Lexus LFA supercar
Published October 18, 2011
Toyota has endorsed the global use of PPG clearcoat for the refinish repair of its new Lexus LFA super sports car. The approved PPG clearcoat, Global Refinish System D8113, is the first to pass Toyota’s specification criteria for the exclusive… 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 »
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 12, 2011
BASF Automotive Refinish has named Vitor Margaronis as marketing director for BASF Coatings, North America. In his new role, Vitor is responsible for directing the marketing activities of the BASF automotive refinish, OEM, industrial and commercial t… Read More »
The Auto Refinish Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published October 12, 2011
The auto refinish market faces a slow down in demand in North America and Western Europe, but emerging markets offer growth opportunities. Read More »
Published October 12, 2011
BASF Automotive Refinish has named Vitor Margaronis as marketing director for BASF Coatings, North America. In his new role, Vitor is responsible for directing the marketing activities of the BASF automotive refinish, OEM, industrial and commercial t… 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 »



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