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By Tim Wright
Published December 7, 2009
Toyota has endorsed the worldwide use of clearcoats from the Global Refinish System, Deltron GRS and Nexa Autocolor coatings product lines from PPG's automotive refinish business for repair of Lexus LS vehicles. Read More »
Pigment Suppliers Directory
Published December 2, 2009
Here is a look at offerings from select suppliers of pigments. For more information on the products listed please contact the company directly. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 2, 2009
On the heels of AkzoNobel's recently announced plans to acquire Dow Chemical's powder coatings business, Coatings World spoke with Rob Molenaar, managing director of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, about the transaction as well as the state of the global powder coatings market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 2, 2009
DuPont announced that silver, black and white are the top colors in its ranking of worldwide vehicle color popularity. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 19, 2009
There is no doubt that the Chinese paint and coatings industry is the strongest growth market in the world. It is the second-largest producer of coatings worldwide, and it likely will surpass the U.S. in coatings production in the near future. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 19, 2009
Perstorp plans to increase the production of aliphatic polyisocyanates in response to growing market demand in Asia and China in particular. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 19, 2009
The global economic turmoil has affected the Chinese economy, slowing its pace of development. However, the first half of 2009 has witnessed a gradual warming-up of China's economy with the housing market reviving, infrastructure constructions booming and Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 18, 2009
The Chinese paint and coatings industry is a global powerhouse. In 2002, China became the second-largest producer of coatings worldwide when it surpassed Japan, and it should pass the U.S. in coatings production in the near future. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 18, 2009
During the first of two schedule National Presentations at CHINACOAT 2009, Mrs. Bai Eason, president of the Thai Paint Manufacturers Association, presented a summary of the Thailand's paint industry. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 18, 2009
At CHINACOT 2009 conversations are sure to revolve around the slowdown of the world economy, and its impact on China’s coatings industry in particular. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 18, 2009
The world is very familiar with the unprecedented economic growth enjoyed by China over the past few years. However, China, similar to other countries, has seen its financial engine slow owing mostly to the global economic decline. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 18, 2009
In 2008 the size of China's paint market in terms of volume was 6.4 million tons, according to IRL's study, Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 17, 2009
The 7th CHINACOAT Conference, “Automotive Finishes: Focusing on the Key Aspects of Durability & Ecology,” was a tremendous success in terms of presentations and attendance. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 17, 2009
At this year's CHINACOAT 2009 Conference—Automotive Finishes: Focusing on the Key Aspects of Durability & Ecology—which was held on Nov. 16-17, Heubach's Dr. Lutz Frischmann, head of business unit Inorganic Colored Pigments, presented the Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 17, 2009
Specialty chemicals company Perstorp, following a spate of recent acquisitions, will present a comprehensive overview of its extended product portfolio for the polyurethane chain at CHINACOAT 2009, November 18-20 at booth E3B75-80. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 16, 2009
BASF will be showcasing new products and customer-orientated solutions at CHINACOAT 2009 in Shanghai, the leading trade fair for the coatings and inks industry in Asia Pacific. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 12, 2009
AkzoNobel is to enhance its portfolio of sustainable technologies after signing an agreement with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) to acquire its powder coatings activities. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 10, 2009
Automotive Finishes: Focusing on the Key Aspects of Durability & Ecology Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 10, 2009
7th CHINACOAT Conference Date: November 16-17, 2009 Venue: Sheraton Shanghai Hotel, Pudong Ballroom A Address: No. 38 Pujian Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, P.R.China Nov. 16 (Monday) 12:30 - 13:30: Registration 13:30 - 13:40: Se… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 10, 2009
This prestigious event aims at presenting to CHINACOATvisitors the development of the coatings industry in China's neighboring countries. After four successful previous presentations covering India, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Russia,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 10, 2009
A Platform for Technology Exchange Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 2, 2009
BASF Automotive Refinish has launched a new web site design at www.basfrefinish.com. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published November 2, 2009
Sherwin-Williams expands operations in Mexico to offset the negative effects of the global recession. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 21, 2009
Wacker Chemie AG and Dow Corning Corporation started the construction of the second phase of their pyrogenic silica plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 21, 2009
BASF Coatings and Kia Motors have reached an agreement to cooperate in automotive refinish solutions at Kia Motors after-sales network in locations around the world. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 20, 2009
Advanced Polymer, Inc., Carlstadt, NJ, has introduced API-221F, a one component, water-based polymer/oligomer dispersion designed to protect the appearance and surface aesthetics of composite wood decking. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 20, 2009
Raw materials and technologies from Bayer MaterialScience LLC are playing an important role in Penn State University's entry into this year's U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Solar Decathlon. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 20, 2009
PPG Industries reported sales for the third quarter of $3.2 billion, a decline of 24 percent versus the prior year's third quarter including a 5 percent decline resulting from a business divestiture in 2008. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 20, 2009
Cytec Industries Inc. announced net earnings for the third quarter 2009 of $12.5 million or $0.26 per diluted share on net sales of $740 million. Included in the quarter are several special items that total $15.1 million of net expense after-tax or $… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 20, 2009
The Dürr Group has signed a €28 million contract with Volkswagen (VW) in Brazil and three orders in China. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 14, 2009
Honda recently named DuPont Automotive OEM Coatings as Supplier of the Year for outstanding performance in providing products and services. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 5, 2009
For the ninth consecutive year, the silver category, which includes charcoal and gray shades, has ranked as the most popular vehicle color in the world according to PPG. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 5, 2009
Canada's Minister of the Environment, Jim Prentice, recently announced new regulations to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the architectural coatings sector through products such as paints, finishes, dyes and varnishes. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 1, 2009
As this issue went to press, we at Coatings World are getting ready to head to China for CHINACOAT 2009. Since its inception in 1996, CHINACOAT has become the key event for the coatings industry in Asia-Pacific. In terms of exhibit size, number of ex… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published October 1, 2009
With the opening of its new Refinish Competence Center and the expansion of its training program, BASF will continue to be a leader in the refinish market. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published October 1, 2009
DuPont looks to capitalize on Brazil's growing auto refinish market. Read More »
Thermal Diffusion Coatings Protect Automotive Lock Parts
By Dan Riter
Published October 1, 2009
The new Greenkote GmbH coatings plant in Germany delivers improved corrosion protection for automotive parts. Read More »
Exterior Architectural Decorative Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published October 1, 2009
In these tough economic times, DIYers and contractors look for exterior coatings that will offer money saving benefits. Read More »
Automotive Refinish Market
By Tim Wright
Published October 1, 2009
Coatings World spoke with a panel of experts regarding the current state of the global auto refinish market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 30, 2009
BASF recently outlined its Strategy 2020 for Asia Pacific where it aims to grow on average two percentage points faster than the Asia Pacific chemical market each year. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 22, 2009
BASF Coatings has opened its new Refinish Competence Centre (RCC) at the Münster-Hiltrup site. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 8, 2009
Sauerlach plant increases production with new building. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 8, 2009
American Powder Coatings, Inc. (APC) and Kelley Technical Coatings (KTC) have formed a partnership. Read More »
Published September 1, 2009
Europe Is the end of the recession in sight? Paint firms are moving forward with caution despite signs of market stabilization. By Sean Milmo European Correspondent The consensus among European coatings companies and their suppliers… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 1, 2009
CAS-MI Laboratories, an independent laboratory and product formulation facility, has formed an alliance with Chemical Dynamics, LLC, a coatings consulting firm that also specializes in formulation development. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 25, 2009
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings recently inaugurated its new Chinese Technology Center in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 18, 2009
DuPont Automotive OEM Coatings has been named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 2008 in recognition of its performance as a global provider of finishes. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 7, 2009
As big as nine football fields, the world's biggest Mercedes-Benz branch, Emirates Motor Company (EMC) in Abu Dhabi, has recently started using Glasurit refinishes and Profit-Manager PRO, a BASF Coatings color matching and identification software. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 7, 2009
Dürr Group is supporting the automotive manufacturer Renault in building a new plant for good value medium-sized cars. Read More »
Encouraging Growth Potential for the Indian Paint Industry
By Devaraj Parthasarathy
Published August 4, 2009
The Indian paint and coatings industry is still performing well despite slower growth due to the global financial crisis. Read More »



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