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Published March 15, 2011
BASF Coatings’ automotive refinish products were approved by BMW for 30 countries across the globe. This means that BMW recommends the paint manufacturer for its bodyshops and dealers. The two companies are linked by a long-established cooperat… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Whether for repairing damage to the finish, refinishing scratches or fulfilling customers’ needs for tuning jobs, professional bodyshops are in demand around the globe. Unfortunately, however, uniform quality standards are not yet in place ever… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Color Communications, Inc. is now the distributor of RAL products in North America. RAL means precision and standardization of color communication. Color Communications, one of the leading producers of color tools for the decorative, automotive refin… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
French company Protex International has introduced Synthro-Pon S 596 and S 602, new polymeric wetting and dispersing agents for pigments in high quality solventborne coatings. Both are produced at the Synthron plant in Loire, France. Synthro-Pon S 59… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Color Communications, Inc. is now the distributor of RAL products in North America. RAL means precision and standardization of color communication. Color Communications, one of the leading producers of color tools for the decorative, automotive refin… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Color Communications, Inc. is now the distributor of RAL products in North America. RAL means precision and standardization of color communication. Color Communications, one of the leading producers of color tools for the decorative, automotive refin… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
The specialty chemicals Group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire Kometra Kunststoff-Modifikatoren und -Additiv GmbH. Kometra produces polymer modifiers in Schkopau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. These modifiers are specific surface-active copolymers… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated a manufacturing facility for polyisocyanates at Ankleshwar, in the state of Gujarat, India. Polyisocyanates are used as raw materials for the production of polyurethane coatings and adhesives. With the investment… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced Zircobond 4500 pretreatment, a zirconium-based metal pretreatment formulated to pass rigorous appliance-industry tests for corrosion resistance. Zircobond 4500 pretreatment replaces a… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Reactive Surfaces has expanded its existing active ingredient patent portfolio on ProteCoat bio-based anti-microbial additive technology with grants in the U.S. and Australia of several patents covering coating compositions containing these non-toxic… Read More »
AkzoNobel becomes a full technology partner of McLaren Group
Published March 15, 2011
AkzoNobel has become a full technology partner to the McLaren Group after expanding and extending the current relationship with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. The announcement of the deal coincided with the launch in Berlin of the new MP4-26 Formula 1 ca… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
BASF Coatings’ automotive refinish products were approved by BMW for 30 countries across the globe. This means that BMW recommends the paint manufacturer for its bodyshops and dealers. The two companies are linked by a long-established cooperat… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Whether for repairing damage to the finish, refinishing scratches or fulfilling customers’ needs for tuning jobs, professional bodyshops are in demand around the globe. Unfortunately, however, uniform quality standards are not yet in place ever… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co… Read More »
BASF Promotes Top Suvinil Marketer in Brazil
By Charles W. Thurston
Published March 10, 2011
One of Brazil’s top brands continues to grow under new leadership. Read More »
BASF Pioneers Coatings Technology Research
By Sean Milmo
Published March 10, 2011
In 2010, BASF’s research and development expenditure reached a new record level, rising to nearly €1.5 billion. Read More »
Focus on China: Guangdong Carpoly
By Tim Wright
Published March 10, 2011
Among the world’s top 40 paint producers, Guangdong Carpoly has ambitious growth plans for the future. Read More »
Toward a Clean Energy Future
By Tim Wright
Published March 10, 2011
Coatings World caught up with former DuPont head Chad Holliday and discussed issues ranging from corporate environmental responsibility, sustainability, climate change and the American Energy Innovation Council. Read More »
On the spot with RED SPOT
By Tim Wright
Published March 10, 2011
A conversation about the latest market and technology trends in automotive coatings with the folks at Red Spot Paint and Varnish Co., Inc. Contributors include Janice Gould, Marketing Manager, Jeff Scheu, VP of Product Development/R&D and David White, VP of Sales and Marketing. Read More »
Published February 9, 2011
Establishes new car refinishing and metal coatings centers in Slovenia. Read More »
Published February 9, 2011
Oopens industrial coatings plant for coil and plastic coatings. Read More »
Published January 26, 2011
Sells 49 percent stake to focus on environmentally friendly products. Read More »
By Dan Watson
Published January 20, 2011
It would be difficult to discuss the Chinese paint and coatings market without mentioning the Chinese economy. That vibrant, herculean economy is the heart and soul of the emergence of China onto the global scene in recent years. Read More »
Published January 17, 2011
The Valspar Corporation is expanding their automotive refinish product platform to include a comprehensive line—from primer to clear coat—of low VOC solvent-based paint products that meet the most current U.S. standards for low VOCs, incl… Read More »
Alternative Market Segmentation Models
By Thomas P. Frauman
Published January 17, 2011
Using the voice of the customer to shape impactful business strategy. Read More »
Published January 17, 2011
The Valspar Corporation is expanding their automotive refinish product platform to include a comprehensive line—from primer to clear coat—of low VOC solvent-based paint products that meet the most current U.S. standards for low VOCs, incl… Read More »
Additives Market Report
By Tim Wright
Published January 17, 2011
Coatings World discussed conditions in the paint and coatings industry with a select group of key additives suppliers to the market. Read More »
Published December 29, 2010
The APAC paint and coatings market for 2010 is estimated to be approximately $48 billion with a market size of 15 million MT (metric tons) with a growth rate of eight to 11 percent. This was aided mainly by the strong driving forces of China and Indi… Read More »
Published December 29, 2010
New facility to support auto refinish and industrial coatings operations. Read More »
Published December 9, 2010
Will continue to use Comex's distributor's for its car refinish brands. Read More »
Published December 8, 2010
Market set to rebound after significant declines. Read More »
Published December 6, 2010
Automotive OEM coatings containing aluminum pigments are subject to tremendous shear forces. These mechanical forces can have the tendency of dulling the metallic appearance of the final coating by breaking and deforming the individual aluminum flake… Read More »
Published December 6, 2010
Clariant has launched the UV stabilizer Hostavin N845PP for polyolefin (PO) compounds for automotive plastic interior applications. In addition to UV protection, the new grade offers low fogging and low migration performance plus processing efficienc… Read More »
Published December 6, 2010
Automotive OEM coatings containing aluminum pigments are subject to tremendous shear forces. These mechanical forces can have the tendency of dulling the metallic appearance of the final coating by breaking and deforming the individual aluminum flake… Read More »
Published December 6, 2010
Clariant has launched the UV stabilizer Hostavin N845PP for polyolefin (PO) compounds for automotive plastic interior applications. In addition to UV protection, the new grade offers low fogging and low migration performance plus processing efficienc… Read More »
Published December 1, 2010
The Valspar Corporation is expanding their automotive refinish product platform to include a comprehensive line—from primer to clear coat—of low VOC solvent-based paint products that meet the most current U.S. standards for low VOCs, incl… Read More »
New Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC
Published December 1, 2010
Spies Hecker has introduced Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC, a basecoat formulation that represents advanced waterborne technology. Read More »
Published December 1, 2010
The Valspar Corporation is expanding their automotive refinish product platform to include a comprehensive line—from primer to clear coat—of low VOC solvent-based paint products that meet the most current U.S. standards for low VOCs, incl… Read More »
Pigment Suppliers Directory
Published December 1, 2010
A look at the latest offerings from select pigment suppliers. Read More »
New Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC
Published December 1, 2010
Spies Hecker has introduced Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC, a basecoat formulation that represents advanced waterborne technology. Read More »
Published November 23, 2010
One of the world's leading providers of weathering test instruments acquired. Read More »
Published November 11, 2010
GM has approved several of PPG's automotive coatings. Read More »
Published November 11, 2010
GM has approved several of PPG's automotive coatings. Read More »
Published November 11, 2010
GM has approved several of PPG's automotive coatings. Read More »
Published November 9, 2010
Tetrachim became the distributor of Arkema's Kynar ADX powder coating product range. Kynar ADX powder coating is a primerless fluoropolymer coating with resistance to corrosive and abrasive media. Tetrachim was selected for the quality of it… Read More »
Published November 9, 2010
Tetrachim became the distributor of Arkema's Kynar ADX powder coating product range. Kynar ADX powder coating is a primerless fluoropolymer coating with resistance to corrosive and abrasive media. Tetrachim was selected for the quality of it… Read More »
Published November 5, 2010
Expands its lean offering by announcing the DuPont Performance Services Lean Learning Academy. Read More »



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