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Published October 14, 2005
ASIAN COATING SALES VALUED AT $20.5 BILLION IN 2004 According to a new study by Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, Asian coating consumption surged to 7.9 MM metric tons (MT) with a sales value of $20.5 billion in 2004. An eight percent annual gr… Read More »
Automotive Refinish Market
Published October 13, 2005
On a global level, the automotive refinish market has slowed down, and even might be on a small decline. Emerging markets, value-added services and compliant technology offer paint suppliers avenues for growth in this difficult marketplace. Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published October 11, 2005
Indian paint manufacturer Goodlass Nerolac has reportedly formed a joint venture with Kansai Paint  to acquire the paint operations of a Malaysian coatings firm. According to an online report from Business Standard, Nerolac will hold 55% of t… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
BASF COATINGS MAKES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES WITHIN REFINISH UNIT Colin von Ettingshausen, currently managing director of BASF Coatings Refinish GmbH in Eugendorf, Austria, has moved to BASF Coatings Japan Ltd., based in Tosuka, Japan. von E… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
DuPont has appointed Terry Caloghiris vice president and general manager, Performance Coatings Transformation. In this role, Caloghiris will lead the strategic transformation of DuPont’s coatings businesses. He is currently vice pres… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
The Detroit Colour Council’s annual panel conference will be held Sept. 20 at Michigan State University’s Manage-ment Education Center. “Automotive Exterior Color Harmony Issues” will address major issues surrounding bod… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Degussa has launched Acematt 3200, a new matting agent for use mainly in the automotive and plastics industries. Imparting silky or velvety tactile properties, Acematt 3200 has been developed specifically for formulation of water-based soft-fee… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
For the second time since 2002, BASF Coatings de Mexico has received a General Motors “Supplier of the Year” award for outstanding performance as an automotive coatings supplier for the automaker’s Silao and Ramos Arizpe assembly pl… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Degussa has launched Acematt 3200, a new matting agent for use mainly in the automotive and plastics industries. Imparting silky or velvety tactile properties, Acematt 3200 has been developed specifically for formulation of water-based soft-fee… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
BASF COATINGS MAKES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES WITHIN REFINISH UNIT Colin von Ettingshausen, currently managing director of BASF Coatings Refinish GmbH in Eugendorf, Austria, has moved to BASF Coatings Japan Ltd., based in Tosuka, Japan. von E… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
DuPont has appointed Terry Caloghiris vice president and general manager, Performance Coatings Transformation. In this role, Caloghiris will lead the strategic transformation of DuPont’s coatings businesses. He is currently vice pres… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
The Detroit Colour Council’s annual panel conference will be held Sept. 20 at Michigan State University’s Manage-ment Education Center. “Automotive Exterior Color Harmony Issues” will address major issues surrounding bod… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
For the second time since 2002, BASF Coatings de Mexico has received a General Motors “Supplier of the Year” award for outstanding performance as an automotive coatings supplier for the automaker’s Silao and Ramos Arizpe assembly pl… Read More »
By Maximiliano G. Meyer
Published September 19, 2005
Exploring the use of pre-dispersed pigments, their composition, application and advantages in powder coatings. Read More »
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published September 19, 2005
With “easy” conversions and double-digit growth gone from the U.S. and Western Europe, powder coatings manufacturers are eyeing Asia for growth. But will spiraling raw materials prices and the inability to promote the value of their products hamper their efforts to remain profitable? Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
DUPONT PROMOTES WAGNER TO SALES DIRECTOR Mark A. Wagner, global business m a n g e r – Fo r d , DuPont Automotive Systems, has been promoted to North American collision sales director, Refinish Americas. He replaces John P. Gallaher,… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The Valspar Corp. has named Rolf Engh, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Engh joined Valspar in 1993 as vice president, general counsel and secretary and was named a senior vice president in 1998. Gary E. Hendrickson has… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
ECKART OFFERS SILVERSHINE THIN ALUMINUM PIGMENTS Eckart has launched Silvershine pigments for use in industrial and automotive coatings, as well as high quality plastics. Silvershine thin aluminum pigments offer formulators excellent opacity.… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The French paint market—estimated at 854,000 tons in 2004—could grow to 916,000 tons in 2009, if average annual growth of 1.4% per annum can be achieved, according to a new market study from Informational Research (IRL). This growth beli… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
ECKART OFFERS SILVERSHINE THIN ALUMINUM PIGMENTS Eckart has launched Silvershine pigments for use in industrial and automotive coatings, as well as high quality plastics. Silvershine thin aluminum pigments offer formulators excellent opacity.… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
DUPONT PROMOTES WAGNER TO SALES DIRECTOR Mark A. Wagner, global business m a n g e r – Fo r d , DuPont Automotive Systems, has been promoted to North American collision sales director, Refinish Americas. He replaces John P. Gallaher,… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The Valspar Corp. has named Rolf Engh, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Engh joined Valspar in 1993 as vice president, general counsel and secretary and was named a senior vice president in 1998. Gary E. Hendrickson has… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The French paint market—estimated at 854,000 tons in 2004—could grow to 916,000 tons in 2009, if average annual growth of 1.4% per annum can be achieved, according to a new market study from Informational Research (IRL). This growth beli… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published August 16, 2005
Eastern Europe's coatings market is beginning to show signs of dividing into separate zones with their own distinct production and supply structures and trading patterns. The paint operations of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including the Eastern… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
We've all shopped for cars. You know the drill: roaming through a showroom or dealership lot, conducting research on the Internet, and, of course, haggling with the salesperson to get the best price and throw in the floor mats for free. As… Read More »
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published August 16, 2005
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By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 16, 2005
Suppliers of UV/EB technologies look to emerging markets for growth. Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
BUTLER PROMOTED TO TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER SUN CHEMICAL Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has named Scott Butler technical sales manager, North America. Butler will lead the performance pigments sales team in strengthening current relatio… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Degussa has started manufacturing Aerodisp aerosil fumed silica dispersions at its new Mobile, AL plant. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, more than doubles its global production capacity for Aerodisp pr… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
EMD OFFERS XIRALLIC COSMIC TURQUOISE PIGMENT Xirallic T60-25 SW Cosmic Turquoise is EMD Chemical’s newest addition to its line of effect pigments. Xirallic T60-25 SW exhibits a turquoise sparkle combined with a shimmer effect. Cosmic Tur… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
A PPG-Helios joint venture has won a five-year contract with AutoVAZ to provide the Russian vehicle maker with chemical management at its new paint shop in Togliatte. The JV—which has been handling process management services for AutoVAZ since… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
EMD OFFERS XIRALLIC COSMIC TURQUOISE PIGMENT Xirallic T60-25 SW Cosmic Turquoise is EMD Chemical’s newest addition to its line of effect pigments. Xirallic T60-25 SW exhibits a turquoise sparkle combined with a shimmer effect. Cosmic Tur… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
BUTLER PROMOTED TO TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER SUN CHEMICAL Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has named Scott Butler technical sales manager, North America. Butler will lead the performance pigments sales team in strengthening current relatio… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Degussa has started manufacturing Aerodisp aerosil fumed silica dispersions at its new Mobile, AL plant. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, more than doubles its global production capacity for Aerodisp pr… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
A PPG-Helios joint venture has won a five-year contract with AutoVAZ to provide the Russian vehicle maker with chemical management at its new paint shop in Togliatte. The JV—which has been handling process management services for AutoVAZ since… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 16, 2005
With emerging markets offering high growth potential, leading paint makers recognize the need to invest in R&D facilities. Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
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 year/reporti Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
RADTECH EUROPE HOSTS 2ND INNOVATION AWARDS RadTech Europe (RTE) will host the 2nd RTE Awards for Innovation Competition at its biennial RTE conference and exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 18-20. Designed to recognize innovation and utiliza… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
RADTECH EUROPE HOSTS 2ND INNOVATION AWARDS RadTech Europe (RTE) will host the 2nd RTE Awards for Innovation Competition at its biennial RTE conference and exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 18-20. Designed to recognize innovation and utiliza… Read More »
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published August 16, 2005
With interest in and demand for the metallic look still high, metallic pigment suppliers are developing new products that can help paint formulators put a new spin on silver and other metallic finishes. Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The European Coatings Show remains the paint and coatings industry's top event. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 16, 2005
Industrial coatings manufacturers must continue to develop value-added products in order to stay ahead in this tough market. Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Cytec Industries has introduced Cylink 2000 crosslinking agent, a formaldehyde-free resin that is ideal for applications requiring exterior durability and acid etch resistance. The new carbamate functional resin is recommended for high-quality,… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Sherwin-Williams’ consolidated net sales rose 16.7% in the fourth quarter to $1.5 billion and 13.1% percent in 2004 to $6.11 billion. Net sales results include the operations of three acquisitions not yet fully annualized in the fourth quarter… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In brief: Zinsser has completed the acquisition of Okon, Inc., the Denver, CO-based maker of water-based sealer technology for concrete, masonry and wood sold under the Okon and WeatherPro banners...BASF’s Lasurit-94 AG, a Glasurit products an… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Durakon Awarded Daimler-Chrysler, Saab Contracts; Company Offers Alternative to Wet Painting Process Durakon Industries, a provider of thermoformed products and paint film technology to the automotive industry, has been awarded contracts to supply… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Cytec Industries has introduced Cylink 2000 crosslinking agent, a formaldehyde-free resin that is ideal for applications requiring exterior durability and acid etch resistance. The new carbamate functional resin is recommended for high-quality,… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In brief: Zinsser has completed the acquisition of Okon, Inc., the Denver, CO-based maker of water-based sealer technology for concrete, masonry and wood sold under the Okon and WeatherPro banners...BASF’s Lasurit-94 AG, a Glasurit products an… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Durakon Awarded Daimler-Chrysler, Saab Contracts; Company Offers Alternative to Wet Painting Process Durakon Industries, a provider of thermoformed products and paint film technology to the automotive industry, has been awarded contracts to supply… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Sherwin-Williams’ consolidated net sales rose 16.7% in the fourth quarter to $1.5 billion and 13.1% percent in 2004 to $6.11 billion. Net sales results include the operations of three acquisitions not yet fully annualized in the fourth quarter… Read More »



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