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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 »
By Tim Wright
Published January 8, 2009
Cars and homes aren't selling well, which means neither are paints and coatings. That's been the story since the second half of 2008 when the subprime mess caused a steep drop in the U.S. housing market, sending the U.S. economy with the rest of the… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published January 8, 2009
An up close, personal look at the automotive mess the U.S. is in. Read More »
Additives Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published January 8, 2009
Suppliers discuss the effects of the bad economy on the additives market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 8, 2009
For this year's annual pigments market update, Coatings World asked a panel of experts to address key issues facing the market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2009. The panel is made up of individuals from some of the world's largest and most diverse pigment suppliers including BASF, Ciba, Clariant, Heucotech, Sun Chemical and Toyo Ink. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 12, 2008
BASF expands coatings business in ASEAN Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
Martin Wulle became the new managing director of Relius Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Oldenburg, Germany and head of BASF’s architectural coatings for Europe. Prior to this, Wulle was head of BASF Coatings Services GmbH Germa… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
Sun Chemical has introduced Palomar Delta Blue 60, a new durable reddish blue high performance pigment for automotive coatings. By virtue of the pigment’s reddish blue shade, compared with conventional Blue 60, up to 50% of the pigmentation in… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
PPG growth continues in 3Q PPG reported record sales for the third quarter of $4.2 billion, surpassing the prior year’s third quarter results by 37%. Third quarter reported net income was $117 million. Performance Coatings segment sales in th… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
Dürr and Henkel cooperate on dip coating technology Henkel and Dürr have joined together to further develop Henkel’s patented Aquence technology, an autophoretic dip coating process that needs no heavy metals whatever and thus reduce… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
DuPont opens office in Abu Dhabi DuPont has opened its second office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), focusing specifically on strengthening the company’s relationships with the oil and gas industry. Additional markets include building and… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
Sun Chemical has introduced Palomar Delta Blue 60, a new durable reddish blue high performance pigment for automotive coatings. By virtue of the pigment’s reddish blue shade, compared with conventional Blue 60, up to 50% of the pigmentation in… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
Martin Wulle became the new managing director of Relius Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Oldenburg, Germany and head of BASF’s architectural coatings for Europe. Prior to this, Wulle was head of BASF Coatings Services GmbH Germa… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
Dürr and Henkel cooperate on dip coating technology Henkel and Dürr have joined together to further develop Henkel’s patented Aquence technology, an autophoretic dip coating process that needs no heavy metals whatever and thus reduce… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
DuPont opens office in Abu Dhabi DuPont has opened its second office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), focusing specifically on strengthening the company’s relationships with the oil and gas industry. Additional markets include building and… Read More »
Published December 4, 2008
PPG growth continues in 3Q PPG reported record sales for the third quarter of $4.2 billion, surpassing the prior year’s third quarter results by 37%. Third quarter reported net income was $117 million. Performance Coatings segment sales in th… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published December 3, 2008
AkzoNobel's operations in Brazil continue to post positive growth figures. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 1, 2008
BASF reduces production worldwide Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
BASF has appointed Juan Carlos Ordonez group vice president, coatings, in North America. He is based in Southfield, MI. Ordonez joined BASF South America in 1982. Since then he has served in a variety of management roles with increasing responsibilit… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Ciba introduces xymara fireball effect pigment Ciba has launched Xymara Fireball, a versatile “color-travel” effect pigment. Ciba Xymara Fireball combines unique effects and shade depth with excellent technical properties, according to th… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Coatings Company to Expand in Northeast Indiana Nu-Tec Coatings, a provider of custom dip, liquid and powder coatings to companies across the Midwest U.S., plans to expand its production operations in Indiana, creating 35 new jobs by 2011. The three… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
PPG wins R&D 100 Awards for two green innovations PPG has earned two 2008 R&D 100 Awards for its Green Logic paint detackifier and Zircobond pretreatment technology. The awards, bestowed annually by R&D Magazine, recognize the 100 most t… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
PPG has acquired a private automotive coatings business in China. Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
3M has completed its acquisition of Meguiars Inc., which manufactures the Meguiars brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Meguiars products include waxes, polishes, cleaners, conditioners and protectants. 3M&rsquo… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
AkzoNobel has signed a global contract with Volvo Car Corporation to supply their dealer network with its Sikkens products. This makes AkzoNobel Sikkens one of the preferred suppliers listed in Volvo’s new VIDA (Volvo Information & Diagnost… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Ciba introduces xymara fireball effect pigment Ciba has launched Xymara Fireball, a versatile “color-travel” effect pigment. Ciba Xymara Fireball combines unique effects and shade depth with excellent technical properties, according to th… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
BASF has appointed Juan Carlos Ordonez group vice president, coatings, in North America. He is based in Southfield, MI. Ordonez joined BASF South America in 1982. Since then he has served in a variety of management roles with increasing responsibilit… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Coatings Company to Expand in Northeast Indiana Nu-Tec Coatings, a provider of custom dip, liquid and powder coatings to companies across the Midwest U.S., plans to expand its production operations in Indiana, creating 35 new jobs by 2011. The three… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
PPG wins R&D 100 Awards for two green innovations PPG has earned two 2008 R&D 100 Awards for its Green Logic paint detackifier and Zircobond pretreatment technology. The awards, bestowed annually by R&D Magazine, recognize the 100 most t… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
PPG has acquired a private automotive coatings business in China. Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
3M has completed its acquisition of Meguiars Inc., which manufactures the Meguiars brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Meguiars products include waxes, polishes, cleaners, conditioners and protectants. 3M&rsquo… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
AkzoNobel has signed a global contract with Volvo Car Corporation to supply their dealer network with its Sikkens products. This makes AkzoNobel Sikkens one of the preferred suppliers listed in Volvo’s new VIDA (Volvo Information & Diagnost… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 11, 2008
Dürr and Henkel cooperate on innovative dip coating technology Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 6, 2008
BASF launches Foose Signature Colors in R-M Diamont Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 5, 2008
DuPont opens office in Abu Dhabi Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 30, 2008
BASF Coatings uses artificial intelligence for color matching Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 20, 2008
PPG transformation continues to drive growth despite economic headwinds Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 15, 2008
PPG says global vehicle color popularity starting to shift Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 14, 2008
BASF Coatings expands presence in Belarus Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 13, 2008
'Green' automotive clear coat technology Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Ecology Coatings appoints CEo, makes board changes Ecology Coatings Inc., a manufacturer of nanotechnology-enabled UV curable coatings, has appointed Robert G. Crockett chief technology officer. Crockett replaces Richard D. Stromback, who wi… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Sartomer Introduces sr533R peroxide-cured elastomers Sartomer Company has introduced SR533R, a scorth-retarding version of triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC). This new co-agent allows formulators to mitigate the rapid onset of scorth and increase in-proce… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Ciba has introduced two new dispersants for industrial and automotive coatings. Ciba EFKA 4310 and EFKA 4320 are designed to improve the stability of pigment dispersions and their compatibility with resins, thereby increasing flexibility in manufac… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
BASF Coatings opens Design Studio in Europe in Münster BASF Coatings has opened its first Design Studio in Europe for the coatings industry near its headquarters and production plant in Münster, Germany. The studio covers a total area of… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Double acquisition for akzonobel AkzoNobel is to invest almost €50 million in its performance coatings activities after agreeing to two acquisitions which will boost the company’s car refinishes and industrial finishes businesses. The two… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Sartomer Introduces sr533R peroxide-cured elastomers Sartomer Company has introduced SR533R, a scorth-retarding version of triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC). This new co-agent allows formulators to mitigate the rapid onset of scorth and increase in-proce… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Ciba has introduced two new dispersants for industrial and automotive coatings. Ciba EFKA 4310 and EFKA 4320 are designed to improve the stability of pigment dispersions and their compatibility with resins, thereby increasing flexibility in manufac… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Ecology Coatings appoints CEo, makes board changes Ecology Coatings Inc., a manufacturer of nanotechnology-enabled UV curable coatings, has appointed Robert G. Crockett chief technology officer. Crockett replaces Richard D. Stromback, who wi… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
BASF Coatings opens Design Studio in Europe in Münster BASF Coatings has opened its first Design Studio in Europe for the coatings industry near its headquarters and production plant in Münster, Germany. The studio covers a total area of… Read More »



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