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Published April 14, 2009
Metalcolour Takes Over SSAB Laminated Steel Metalcolour A/S in Nykobing Falster, Denmark has taken over 100% of the shares in SSAB Laminated Steel AB. The Swedish company will be renamed Metalcolour (Sverige) AB. SSAB Laminated Steel, which is a su… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
Sherwin-Williams, NAPA Canada Present Evercoat with Awards At its 2009 national sales meeting in Dallas, TX, Sherwin-Williams Auto­motive Finishes presented Evercoat with its Supplier of the Year award. Evercoat is a manufacturer of auto body rep… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
DuPont vp Says Economic Crisis Will Bring Permanent Changes to Titanium Dioxide Industry New economic realities resulting from the global recession will permanently change the business landscape, a DuPont vice president told business leaders at TiO2… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
BASF receives Subaru supplier award BASF Coatings North America has received a Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) Supplier Award. The award was presented to Juan Carlos Ordonez, group vice president, and Joe Schmondiuk, global account director for B… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
PPG to cut 2,500 jobs in restructuring PPG said it will cut 2,500 jobs in a restructuring plan aimed at saving $140 million annually. The plan is expected to cost the company approximately $160 million in cash, it said. A further charge of up to $50… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
Asian Adhesives & Sealants According to the consulting firm Kus­umgar, Nerlfi & Growney, formulated adhesive and sealant consumption in Asia was 7.5 billion pounds in 2008 and worth $8.5 billion. Growth in the region was strong in the fir… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
Penske Racing uses Envirobase High Performance coatings PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the team’s racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings sys… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions recently participated in the 2009 Autorama “Educational Days” reception, which is held to attract new talent to automotive aftermarket industries. During Autorama’s annual Educational Days, student… Read More »
Published April 14, 2009
PPG’s 1Q Sales drop 30% PPG has reported $2.8 billion sales for the first quarter, a decline of 30%, or $111 million, versus last year’s first quarter. Income for the quarter was $32 million. First quarter 2008 sales were $4 billion and i… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published April 6, 2009
A look at how the issue of raw material costs is affecting the paint and coatings supply chain. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published April 6, 2009
Government programs could boost construction, and paint demand. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published April 6, 2009
The global economic downturn has slowed the demand for paint and coatings. However, an increased demand for "green" products is one bright spot for resin manufacturers. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 1, 2009
With a showcase of 16 creative styling forecasts, Ciba's preview of Color Trend Vision 2010-2011 is a key highlight of the company's exhibit at the European Coatings Show (ECS). Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 1, 2009
X-Rite Europe GmbH is demonstrating the applications of the company’s new xDNA technology in measuring metallic flake, pearlescent and other effect paints at the European Coatings SHOW 2009. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 31, 2009
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments is showcasing new technologies that will improve productivity and enhance color offerings for customers in the consumer electronics, industrial, waterborne and architectural coatings markets at the European Coatings Show Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 31, 2009
New product lines underline DSM’s commitment to markets and innovation, leveraging technology cross-fertilization to produce new sustainable hybrid platforms with improved properties and performance. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 25, 2009
Metalcolour A/S in Nykobing Falster, Denmark has taken over 100% of the shares in SSAB Laminated Steel AB. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 16, 2009
PPG said it will cut 2,500 jobs in a restructuring plan aimed at saving $140 million annually. Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Cytec Accelerates product Development Cytec Industries’ polymer additives group is accelerating the expansion of its Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions stabilizers product range. Products for the automotive, construction, coatings and agricultural f… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Mercedes-Benz approves PPG paints for repair work Daimler AG, manufacturer of Mer­cedes-Benz vehicles, has approved the Global Refinish System from PPG, including the Envirobase High Per­formance waterborne basecoat, for repair in North Amer… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Cytec Accelerates product Development Cytec Industries’ polymer additives group is accelerating the expansion of its Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions stabilizers product range. Products for the automotive, construction, coatings and agricultural f… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Mercedes-Benz approves PPG paints for repair work Daimler AG, manufacturer of Mer­cedes-Benz vehicles, has approved the Global Refinish System from PPG, including the Envirobase High Per­formance waterborne basecoat, for repair in North Amer… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 9, 2009
PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the teamís racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings system. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 9, 2009
According to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, formulated adhesive and sealant consumption in Asia was 7.5 billion pounds in 2008 worth $8.5 billion. Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published March 6, 2009
Anticipating economic recovery, Western coatings companies continue to invest in growth markets like Russia. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published March 6, 2009
Industrial coatings demand in Brazil is set to rise on the heals of Petrobras' new investment plan. Read More »
By Mike Hamilton
Published March 6, 2009
It is time for a renewed commitment to technology. Read More »
The State of the Global Coatings Industry
By Scott Detiveaux
Published March 6, 2009
The current global economic downturn has affected virtually every industry, including paints and coatings. Read More »
Auto OEM Coatings: The Road Ahead
By Tim Wright
Published March 6, 2009
In the midst of the global recession, auto sales continue to plummet. This does not bode well for paint suppliers to the auto OEM market. Coatings World spoke with Cynthia Niekamp, PPG's new vice president of automotive coatings about current and future trends. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 4, 2009
DuPont has developed Lucite, an economical paint line that is sourced in China and targeted specifically at the needs of small shop operators. Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
PPG Industries has appointed Cynthia Niekamp vice president, automotive coatings. She is based at the company’s Troy, MI automotive technology center and reports directly to William Wulfsohn, senior vice president, coatings. Niekamp joins… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Cytec offers new UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives Cytec Industries Inc. has launched Gelva multipolymer radiation (GMR) 8020-02 UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA). Targeted usage for this 100% solids UV curable PSA includes high p… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Glasurit receives worldwide approval from Volvo Automaker Volvo has now approved Glasurit 90 Line paints for its authorized dealers and bodyshops throughout the world. Glasurit is a BASF Coatings’ paint brand. The engineers at Volvo tested the… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Cytec offers new UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives Cytec Industries Inc. has launched Gelva multipolymer radiation (GMR) 8020-02 UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA). Targeted usage for this 100% solids UV curable PSA includes high p… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
PPG Industries has appointed Cynthia Niekamp vice president, automotive coatings. She is based at the company’s Troy, MI automotive technology center and reports directly to William Wulfsohn, senior vice president, coatings. Niekamp joins… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Glasurit receives worldwide approval from Volvo Automaker Volvo has now approved Glasurit 90 Line paints for its authorized dealers and bodyshops throughout the world. Glasurit is a BASF Coatings’ paint brand. The engineers at Volvo tested the… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 2, 2009
The troubling trend of revenue loss continues to plague the paint and coatings industry as the U.S. economy deteriorates rapidly. In 2008 2.6 million job losses were reported. With more layoffs coming this will certainly further deepen the recession… Read More »
CHINACOAT 2008 Review
By Tim Wright
Published February 2, 2009
CHINACOAT 2008 in Guangzhou continued to receive encouraging support from domestic and international visitors. A total of 742 exhibitors gathered to greet the 2,367 international visitors and 21,488 domestic visitors. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 29, 2009
BASF Coatings receives award from Mercedes-Benz in Brazil Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 19, 2009
PPG posts record fourth quarter Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 15, 2009
BASF to close its Belvidere, NJ manufacturing site Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 15, 2009
PPG appoints Niekamp VP of automotive coatings Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Rohm and Haas introduces adhesives for Protective films Rohm and Haas has extended its line of environmentally advanced Robond adhesives with the addition of the new Robond PS-1000 series of aqueous acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives for protective… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Conformal Coatings for Electronics will be Worth $9.1 Billion in 2013 According to a new technical market research report—Conformal Coatings in the Global Electronics Industry—from BCC Research, the global market for conformal coating t… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
DuPont Refinish Introduces ‘Go Pro’ Virtual Bodyshop DuPont Refinish recently introduced “Go Pro,” a virtual bodyshop aimed at informing bodyshops on how to increase productivity in all business areas. It shows how DuPont Ref… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
BASF reduces production worldwide BASF is temporarily shutting down approximately 80 plants worldwide. In addition, BASF is reducing production at approximately 100 plants. Worldwide, approximately 20,000 employees will be affected by the production… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
PPG’s automotive refinish business recently awarded the 2008 PPG Hot Wheels Spectraflame Paint Your Ride Contest trophy Nov. 5, at its exhibit booth for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. Larry Wood, Mattel, Inc., Hot Wheels chief designer, pre… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Rohm and Haas introduces adhesives for Protective films Rohm and Haas has extended its line of environmentally advanced Robond adhesives with the addition of the new Robond PS-1000 series of aqueous acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives for protective… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Conformal Coatings for Electronics will be Worth $9.1 Billion in 2013 According to a new technical market research report—Conformal Coatings in the Global Electronics Industry—from BCC Research, the global market for conformal coating t… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
DuPont Refinish Introduces ‘Go Pro’ Virtual Bodyshop DuPont Refinish recently introduced “Go Pro,” a virtual bodyshop aimed at informing bodyshops on how to increase productivity in all business areas. It shows how DuPont Ref… Read More »



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