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Performance Matters
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published August 10, 2006
Faced with greater performance pressures, coatings manufacturers need to recognize the key attributes high-performance pigments can deliver to their formulations—and ultimately their customers. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 7, 2006
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 wholly-owned Rohm and Haas business in North America and Ro… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 1, 2006
Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production from 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will have a minimum capa… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 26, 2006
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 expand to meet the increasing demand both from Europe… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 19, 2006
BASF has been named by Ford Motor Company as one of its preferred global suppliers, joining a select list of 36 suppliers in Ford’s “Aligned Business Framework.” The Aligned Business Framework is a crucial element in Ford’s… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 12, 2006
As of July 1, Raimar Jahn assumed responsibility for BASF's Coatings Operating Division. In addition, Jahn has become CEO of BASF Coatings AG. In both positions, Jahn has succeeded Jean-Pierre Monteny who retired on June 30. Jahn was born in Mainz, G… Read More »
Top Companies Report
Published July 12, 2006
Our ranking is based on annual sales of paint, coatings, adhesives, sealants and related products. For companies based outside the U.S., sales are translated into U.S. dollars using the average currency exchange rate for the company’s fiscal ye… Read More »
Published July 11, 2006
EUROPE Global coatings activity heats up A new report by Euromonitor paints an optimistic picture of the future of the global coatings market. by Sean Milmo European Correspondent milmocw@rodpub.com Global growth in coatings s… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
BASF will acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc. of Sturtevant, WI. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million on a cash and debt-free basis. Both companies have agreed not to disclose additiona… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
Rohm and Haas’ first quarter earnings for its coatings business was $51 million, up from $49 million in the same period in 2005. Sales in the coatings segment of $673 million represented an eight percent increase over first quarter 2005. Archi… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
BASF Coatings has made plans to relocate its automotive refinish business to the organization’s head office and production facility based at Deeside by July 2006. This will bring all the BASF Coatings businesses in the UK under one roof, with… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
BASF will acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc. of Sturtevant, WI. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million on a cash and debt-free basis. Both companies have agreed not to disclose additiona… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
BASF Coatings has made plans to relocate its automotive refinish business to the organization’s head office and production facility based at Deeside by July 2006. This will bring all the BASF Coatings businesses in the UK under one roof, with… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
Rohm and Haas’ first quarter earnings for its coatings business was $51 million, up from $49 million in the same period in 2005. Sales in the coatings segment of $673 million represented an eight percent increase over first quarter 2005. Archi… Read More »
e|5 Showcases Cutting Edge UV and EB Technology
By David Savastano
Published June 13, 2006
A record number of attendees showed up at Chicago's McCormick Place for Radtech's e|5: UV & EB Technology Conference & Expo to learn the latest developments in UV and EB technology. Read More »
Metallic Pigments Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published June 13, 2006
As pricing pressures continue, metallic pigment suppliers look to R&D for growth. Read More »
Industrial Coatings
By Tim Wright
Published June 13, 2006
Intense competition combined with raw material price increases and overseas competition is forcing industrial coatings manufacturers to invest in energy-efficient technology to stay alive in this market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published June 7, 2006
Akzo Nobel is set to expand its automotive plastic coatings operations in North America with a production expansion. Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings broke ground on the 11,000 square foot production expansion project that will incorporate sta… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 17, 2006
DuPont has announced that it will open a coatings plant in China to meet growing demand as it closes European plants that failed to achieve profit targets. The factory in the Jiading district of Shanghai will begin production in late 2007 with an… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 15, 2006
Following consultation with the Didcot-based BASF Coatings Refinish team, agreement has been reached to relocate to the organization’s head office and production facility based at Deeside by July 2006. This will bring all the BASF Coatings d… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
PPG Names Alexander head of Refinish, Kimbro, director, marketing, refinish Rich Alexander, senior vice president coatings has been named head of PPG’s automotive refinish, automotive replacement glass and insurance and services busin… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO … Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO … Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Industrial Copolymers, a Preston, UK-based chemical company, recently was awarded an Environmental Waste Management Award in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to the development of environmentally sustainable products and manage… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Clariant Pigments and Additives will discuss new stabilizer concepts for optimizing the protection of interior and exterior automotive coatings against light and temperature at the Additives 2006 symposium held in Rosemount, IL June 19-21. Gerd Faor… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
ICI Vietnam Ltd, an affiliate of UK-based ICI Paints, has begun construction of its second plant in the southPPG wins environmental achievement award PPG Total Service Solutions was recently awarded the 2005 Environmental Achievement Award by the En… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Trio Industries Group has acquired Ultra Fine Coating Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Utek Corp. Ultra Fine Coating Systems holds a license to an innovative powder coating technology developed at The University of Western Ontario, which a… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
PPG Names Alexander head of Refinish, Kimbro, director, marketing, refinish Rich Alexander, senior vice president coatings has been named head of PPG’s automotive refinish, automotive replacement glass and insurance and services busin… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO … Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO … Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Industrial Copolymers, a Preston, UK-based chemical company, recently was awarded an Environmental Waste Management Award in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to the development of environmentally sustainable products and manage… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Clariant Pigments and Additives will discuss new stabilizer concepts for optimizing the protection of interior and exterior automotive coatings against light and temperature at the Additives 2006 symposium held in Rosemount, IL June 19-21. Gerd Faor… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
ICI Vietnam Ltd, an affiliate of UK-based ICI Paints, has begun construction of its second plant in the southPPG wins environmental achievement award PPG Total Service Solutions was recently awarded the 2005 Environmental Achievement Award by the En… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Trio Industries Group has acquired Ultra Fine Coating Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Utek Corp. Ultra Fine Coating Systems holds a license to an innovative powder coating technology developed at The University of Western Ontario, which a… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 3, 2006
BASF has formed an agreement to acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc.,  a U.S.-based cleaning and hygiene products manufacturer. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million. The transaction… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
PPG Automotive Refinish has appointed three key sales management positions. Dean Worely has been appointed director of sales, Collision USA. Brett Chandler has been appointed zone 2 sales director and Russ Boston has been appointed, director, nationa… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Michael Pcolinski has been named business manager for BASF’s industrial coatings solutions business unit in North America. In his new position, Pcolinski will be responsible for BASF’s industrial coatings business in Canada, Mexico… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Bayer MaterialScience is participating in the NanoCare research project, which aims to further enhance scientific analysis of nanomaterials. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is focusing on the pro… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Degussa AG’s coatings and colorants business unit will expand its entire isophorone chemicals production line at the Herne, Germany site. The unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2007. Isophorone and its derivatives, isophorone diamine and… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Under its new slogan—“BASF Automotive Solutions. Performance Passion Success”—BASF recently launched its “Integrated Process II” at the sixth CAR symposium held at the Ruhr Congress Center in Bochum, Germany. Accor… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
New Brunswick, NJ-based National Paint Industries, a manufacturer of coatings serving the marine, industrial and automotive markets, has acquired the assets of the Wilson Imperial Co. of Newark, NJ and also Brooklyn, NY-based Garco Shellac & Poly… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Adhesive manufacturer Lord Corp­oration has signed a definitive agreement with Henkel KGaA to purchase Henkel’s rubber-to-substrate bonding and rubber coating business. The business primarily serves automotive and industrial manufacturers… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
PPG Automotive Refinish has appointed three key sales management positions. Dean Worely has been appointed director of sales, Collision USA. Brett Chandler has been appointed zone 2 sales director and Russ Boston has been appointed, director, nationa… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Michael Pcolinski has been named business manager for BASF’s industrial coatings solutions business unit in North America. In his new position, Pcolinski will be responsible for BASF’s industrial coatings business in Canada, Mexico… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Bayer MaterialScience is participating in the NanoCare research project, which aims to further enhance scientific analysis of nanomaterials. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is focusing on the pro… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Degussa AG’s coatings and colorants business unit will expand its entire isophorone chemicals production line at the Herne, Germany site. The unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2007. Isophorone and its derivatives, isophorone diamine and… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Under its new slogan—“BASF Automotive Solutions. Performance Passion Success”—BASF recently launched its “Integrated Process II” at the sixth CAR symposium held at the Ruhr Congress Center in Bochum, Germany. Accor… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
New Brunswick, NJ-based National Paint Industries, a manufacturer of coatings serving the marine, industrial and automotive markets, has acquired the assets of the Wilson Imperial Co. of Newark, NJ and also Brooklyn, NY-based Garco Shellac & Poly… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Adhesive manufacturer Lord Corp­oration has signed a definitive agreement with Henkel KGaA to purchase Henkel’s rubber-to-substrate bonding and rubber coating business. The business primarily serves automotive and industrial manufacturers… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published April 5, 2006
A new distribution network project is helping to revitalize Argentina's automotive refinish market. Read More »



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