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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 »
Published August 11, 2005
TOYO COLOR APPOINTS GARLAND KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER PIGMENTS Toyo Color America, LLC has appointed Kevin D. Garland key account manager for its pigments business. Garland brings with him an extensive background in automotive OEM coatings and… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Cytec Industries has completed its acquisition of UCB’s Surface Specialties business in a transaction valued at $1.79 billion. UCB now owns approximately 12% of the outstanding shares of Cytec, and has entered into a stockholders agreemen… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
TOYO COLOR APPOINTS GARLAND KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER PIGMENTS Toyo Color America, LLC has appointed Kevin D. Garland key account manager for its pigments business. Garland brings with him an extensive background in automotive OEM coatings and… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Cytec Industries has completed its acquisition of UCB’s Surface Specialties business in a transaction valued at $1.79 billion. UCB now owns approximately 12% of the outstanding shares of Cytec, and has entered into a stockholders agreemen… Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
Although changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary in the architectural paint market, trends and hot colors move hrough more quickly now than ever before. Paint companies spend a considerable amount of time and money to create color collections and Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
Even as raw material prices contrinue to climb, leading rein suppliers look to deliver improved performance, regulatory compliance and shorter lead times. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 11, 2005
Stepped-up R&D efforts continue to push UV/EB-cured coating technology. Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a maker of adhesive and sealants for OEM and maintenance and repair, has acquired Hartford, CT-based Permatex, a maker of sealants, adhesives and other products for automotive after-market and industrial maintenance applic… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a maker of adhesive and sealants for OEM and maintenance and repair, has acquired Hartford, CT-based Permatex, a maker of sealants, adhesives and other products for automotive after-market and industrial maintenance applic… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 11, 2005
Suppliers discuss latest equipment to aid formulators. Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
The allure of Asia continues to affect company actions. Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ECKART AMERICA NAMES DAVIES TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER Eckart America LP has named Martha Davies technical sales manager, automotive, a new position within the Eckart sales organization. Davies joined Eckart in 1994 as a chemist in technical… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF-YPC Co. Ltd., a joint venture between BASF and Sinopec, has produced its first chemical product, methyl acrylate, at its petrochemical site in Nanjing, China. “This was the ambitious goal set by BASF and Sinopec when they established… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ECKART AMERICA NAMES DAVIES TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER Eckart America LP has named Martha Davies technical sales manager, automotive, a new position within the Eckart sales organization. Davies joined Eckart in 1994 as a chemist in technical… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF-YPC Co. Ltd., a joint venture between BASF and Sinopec, has produced its first chemical product, methyl acrylate, at its petrochemical site in Nanjing, China. “This was the ambitious goal set by BASF and Sinopec when they established… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
DuPont will build a $10 million laboratory in Japan to facilitate technical approvals for automotive coatings used by Japanese auto manufacturers worldwide and to support in-country assembly operations. The new facility, in Aichi Prefecture, will ope… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
COMPANY To END Liquid Paint PRODUCTION in Morganton, NC BASF will consolidate its coatings manufacturing operations in North America by discontinuing production of automotive liquid coatings at its Morganton, NC site and moving production to facilit… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
DuPont will build a $10 million laboratory in Japan to facilitate technical approvals for automotive coatings used by Japanese auto manufacturers worldwide and to support in-country assembly operations. The new facility, in Aichi Prefecture, will ope… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
COMPANY To END Liquid Paint PRODUCTION in Morganton, NC BASF will consolidate its coatings manufacturing operations in North America by discontinuing production of automotive liquid coatings at its Morganton, NC site and moving production to facilit… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CHEMARK APPOINTS LOWRY VP AND DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT The Chemark Consulting Group has appointed John Lowry partner and vice president and director of strategic development. Lowry comes to Chemark with 30 years in coatings, adhesive… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Bayer MaterialScience AG has developed a soft-feel coated film system that is characterized by excellent surface properties and economical productions. It is based on Bayhydrol and Bayhydur polyurethane coating raw materials, which are used to… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Wattyl Suffers First quarter Sales Drop Australia-based Wattyl has reported a drop in first quarter sales, but said the sale of eight of its operations has removed the last of its loss-making businesses from its portfolio. Wattyl sold its struggl… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Rohm and Haas reported third quarter sales in its coatings business of $627 million, a 12% increase over the same period in 2003, primarily driven by strong demand, higher pricing and favorable currency, according to the company. Demand was strong in… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
PPG forecasts brighter, more vibrant car colors in North AmericaN mARKET The road ahead, if not brighter, is at least more vivid, according to color experts at PPG Industries. The PPG global design and color marketing team is current showing car… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF To Supply COATINGS to Suzuki’s Hungarian Rep BASF Coatings will supply approximately 45% of the base and clear paints for chassis and bumpers at Magyar Suzuki Co., the Hungarian representative of the Japanese automaker based in Esztergom,… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo, Origin Electric Form Licensing Partnership Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has inked a technology cross-licensing agreement with Origin Electric Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, relating to the Japanese and European markets. The accord includes interior and ext… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
COVENTRY COATINGS ACQUIRES INDUSTRIAL FINISHES BRAND Garnerville, NY-based Coventry Coatings Corp. has acquired North American Technologies, a New Jersey-based manufacturer of high-performance industrial coatings and specialty finishes. Coventry Coa… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Bayer MaterialScience AG has developed a soft-feel coated film system that is characterized by excellent surface properties and economical productions. It is based on Bayhydrol and Bayhydur polyurethane coating raw materials, which are used to… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CHEMARK APPOINTS LOWRY VP AND DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT The Chemark Consulting Group has appointed John Lowry partner and vice president and director of strategic development. Lowry comes to Chemark with 30 years in coatings, adhesive… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
PPG forecasts brighter, more vibrant car colors in North AmericaN mARKET The road ahead, if not brighter, is at least more vivid, according to color experts at PPG Industries. The PPG global design and color marketing team is current showing car… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF To Supply COATINGS to Suzuki’s Hungarian Rep BASF Coatings will supply approximately 45% of the base and clear paints for chassis and bumpers at Magyar Suzuki Co., the Hungarian representative of the Japanese automaker based in Esztergom,… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo, Origin Electric Form Licensing Partnership Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has inked a technology cross-licensing agreement with Origin Electric Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, relating to the Japanese and European markets. The accord includes interior and ext… Read More »



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