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Published March 19, 2007
Pre-tax operating income (PTOI) for DuPont’s Coatings & Color Technologies segment was $282 million versus $153 million earned in the hurricane-impacted fourth quarter 2005. Excluding significant items, PTOI increased 31% due to higher tita… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 19, 2007
In this issue of Coatings World we review the automotive coatings market and report on the challenges automotive OEM coatings suppliers face as a result of rising energy costs. Innovations in the development of energy-reducing technologies is one way… Read More »
Automotive Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published March 19, 2007
Automotive OEM coatings suppliers face the challenge of rising raw material and energy costs by focusing on developing energy-reducing technologies. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 12, 2007
Lord Corporation, manufacturer of MetalJacket coatings, has announce the addition of a new MetalJacket custom coater.   The coater, Wuxi Zhongjie Vibration Isolators Co., Ltd., will help Lord Corporation’s customers meet the growing dem… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 9, 2007
BASF Coatings Services S.A.R.L. has announces plans to take over major parts of Michel DERIS S.A.S. in Sault-les-Rethel, France. BASF Coatings S.A.S. is acquiring Château-Arnoux Peinture S.A.S. in Château-Arnoux, France. Michel  DERI… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 8, 2007
Ecology Coatings has opened an office in Michigan's Detroit metropolitan area to better serve its customers in the local automotive and manufacturing industries. As part of the company's geographic expansion and preparation for an alternative public… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 8, 2007
Coating company Greenkote has completed the acquisition of the assets and certain liabilities of Industrial Powder Coatings (IPC), Inc. Established in 1999 Greenkote offers  metal coating services from its plants in Israel and Germany. Fou… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 22, 2007
PPG Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICI India Ltd., Mumbai, India, to facilitate the acquisition of ICI's premium automotive refinish business. Upon closing, the business would be acquired by Asian PPG Industries Ltd., a 50%… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
DataLase has recently completed a distribution agreement for the U.S., Canada and Mexico with Ferro Corp. Under the agreement the two companies will work together to develop a special laser markable aerosol containing the DataLase pigment for applyin… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs are some of the topics that will address the theme “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be hel… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
DataLase has recently completed a distribution agreement for the U.S., Canada and Mexico with Ferro Corp. Under the agreement the two companies will work together to develop a special laser markable aerosol containing the DataLase pigment for applyin… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs are some of the topics that will address the theme “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be hel… Read More »
2006 M&A Update
By Stephen Einhorn & Jaclyn Christiansen
Published February 6, 2007
While 2006 showed signs of a pickup in merger and acquisition activity in the paint and coatings industry, buyers nevertheless remain cautious. Read More »
Anti-Corrosion Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published February 6, 2007
Nanotechnology will play a key role in the corrosion inhibitor market as new technology is developed. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 30, 2007
BASF Coatings Services GmbH will be taking over major parts of the company Autolacke Handel GmbH in Vösendorf, Austria. Autolacke Handel GmbH belongs to the Ludwig Christ Group. Autolacke Handel GmbH’s sales activities related to automotiv… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 24, 2007
BASF Coatings Services AB is taking over major parts of Billakksenteret AS in Lierstranda, Norway. Billakksenteret AS sales activities with regard to automotive refinish paints and non-paint products will be integrated into BASF Coatings Services AB,… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
DuPont Protective Coatings has agreed to sell its Protective Coatings product lines and related assets to the Switzerland-based Sika group. DuPont Pro­tective Coatings develops, produces and sells products designed to protect concrete, steel and… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
DuPont Protective Coatings has agreed to sell its Protective Coatings product lines and related assets to the Switzerland-based Sika group. DuPont Pro­tective Coatings develops, produces and sells products designed to protect concrete, steel and… Read More »
Toyo Ink Celebrates its Centennial
By Tim Wright
Published January 17, 2007
Having grown to one of the largest ink companies in the world, Toyo Ink has marked its 100th year. Moving forward, the company is focused on growing its paint pigments business. Read More »
Pigments Update 2006
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published January 17, 2007
Although the pigments market must continue to deal with rising raw material prices, improving economic conditions worldwide and cost cutting initiatives offer some much needed optimism. Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
GE Advanced Materials has introduced CoatOSil Y-15790 and Y-15791 wetting agents. These fluorine-free additives offer high performance flow, leveling, spreading and wetting capabilities over a wider pH range for coatings formulators, according to th… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. has acquired Rohm and Haas Company’s automotive coatings business, and will introduce NB Coatings, Inc. to serve North American customers. Nippon Paint purchased the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas business in N… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
GE Advanced Materials has introduced CoatOSil Y-15790 and Y-15791 wetting agents. These fluorine-free additives offer high performance flow, leveling, spreading and wetting capabilities over a wider pH range for coatings formulators, according to th… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. has acquired Rohm and Haas Company’s automotive coatings business, and will introduce NB Coatings, Inc. to serve North American customers. Nippon Paint purchased the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas business in N… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published December 15, 2006
A look a several new plastic coatings technologies that are emerging for the vehicle components market. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published November 30, 2006
Frost & Sullivan's Chemicals, Materials & Food Practice in Asia Pacific (http://www.chemicals.frost.com ) will host an analyst briefing webinar on the Powder Coatings Market in Asia on December 13th, 2006. According to the firm, the Asian… Read More »
Published November 17, 2006
BASF Honored with gm Supplier of the Year Award For the third time since 2002, BASF’s coatings division in Mexico has received the General Motors Supplier of the Year award for outstanding performance as an automotive coatings supplier to GM i… Read More »
Published November 17, 2006
BASF Honored with gm Supplier of the Year Award For the third time since 2002, BASF’s coatings division in Mexico has received the General Motors Supplier of the Year award for outstanding performance as an automotive coatings supplier to GM i… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 26, 2006
BASF has opened a new application center in Mangalore, India for the development of automotive OEM coatings and to provide customer support to the Indian automotive market segment. “This state-of-the-art center allows us to work very closel… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Heubach has started up production for the manufacture of bismuth vanadate pigments. With a total capacity of 300 tpa, the production unit will manufacture bismuth vanadate pigments for use in industrial, automotive and waterborne decorative coatings.… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Sherwin-Williams’ pre-tax profit for the quarter to June 30 was up by 23% to $269.1 million on eight percent higher revenue at $2.13 billion. Growth came from strong domestic architectural paint sales to contractors and DIY customers, improved… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Heubach has started up production for the manufacture of bismuth vanadate pigments. With a total capacity of 300 tpa, the production unit will manufacture bismuth vanadate pigments for use in industrial, automotive and waterborne decorative coatings.… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Sherwin-Williams’ pre-tax profit for the quarter to June 30 was up by 23% to $269.1 million on eight percent higher revenue at $2.13 billion. Growth came from strong domestic architectural paint sales to contractors and DIY customers, improved… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 16, 2006
As this issue went to press, we at Coatings World, like many of you, are preparing for a busy fall. Beginning with NPCA's annual meeting at the end of the month, we will be heading to Nashville, then on to New Orleans for ICE, and finally to China fo… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 3, 2006
Nippon Paint Co. (NPC) has finalized its purchase of the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s Automotive Coatings business, and will introduce NB Coatings, Inc. to serve North American customers. NPC purchased the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Juan Gonzalo Ximénez-Carrillo Gerber has been named the new head of BASF Coatings’ automotive OEM coatings solutions. He takes over for Gerold Mahr who was appointed vice president, sales, RBU engineering plastics Europe of BASF… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expan… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
PPG completes two acquisitions Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Juan Gonzalo Ximénez-Carrillo Gerber has been named the new head of BASF Coatings’ automotive OEM coatings solutions. He takes over for Gerold Mahr who was appointed vice president, sales, RBU engineering plastics Europe of BASF… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expan… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
PPG completes two acquisitions Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published September 11, 2006
In the face of global issues such as climate change and natural disasters, demand for improved weather resistant coatings is increasing. Read More »
By Charles Thurston
Published September 11, 2006
Brazil's automotive coatings market is growing rapidly due to increased sales of autos offering alternative fuel technology. Read More »
The Construction Chemicals Market
By Tim Wright
Published September 11, 2006
Steady gains are forecase for mature markets while China's market is booming. Read More »
The Powder Coatings Market
By Tim Wright
Published September 11, 2006
A look at key trends and issues impacting and influencing the powder coatings market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 6, 2006
NeoMedia Technologies, Inc., has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its Micro Paint Repair business unit to Jose Sada, a technology partner of NeoMedia Micro Paint Repair, backed by the Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM) of New York City.… Read More »



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