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Published August 11, 2005
Degussa’s advanced fillers and pigments business unit has added a new product, Acematt HK 440, to its Acematt line of matting agents. The company has also developed two soft touch matting agents, EXP 3200-1 and EXP 3300-1 for coatings that serv… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Valspar Corp. has purchased De Beer Lakfabrieken, a privately-owned manufacturer and distributor of automotive refinish coatings based in Lelystad, The Netherlands. De Beer sells products in more 65 countries and had sales in fiscal 2003 of approxim… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Degussa’s advanced fillers and pigments business unit has added a new product, Acematt HK 440, to its Acematt line of matting agents. The company has also developed two soft touch matting agents, EXP 3200-1 and EXP 3300-1 for coatings that serv… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CORRECTION: MAHR IS HEAD OF AUTOMOTIVE OEM AT BASF In the Nov. 2003 issue of Coatings World, a photo mistakenly identified Gerold Mahr as an employee of PPG. Mahr has succeeded Raineer Michael Blair as head of automotive OEM coatings at BASF.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
two-layer automotive coat using an aqueous base coat Patent No. U.S. 6,548,119 B1 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has been granted a patent for a process for producing a two-layer coat on a motor vehicle body in an automatic motor vehicle… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF has expanded product capacity for its Paliocrom red effect pigment. BASF is investing 44 million to expand its productions capacity for Paliocrom effect pigments by 30% in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The pigment features high gloss, pure shade… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Valspar Corp. has purchased De Beer Lakfabrieken, a privately-owned manufacturer and distributor of automotive refinish coatings based in Lelystad, The Netherlands. De Beer sells products in more 65 countries and had sales in fiscal 2003 of approxim… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
The Sherwin-Williams Company has purchased Accurate Dispersions’ colorants product lines and related assets from Eastman Chemical Company. Accurate Dispersions supplies pigment concentrates and additives for coatings to the automotive, aerospac… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Air Products Launches Molecular Defoamer Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has launched a new molecular defoaming product for use in a broad range of applications. Surfynol MD-20 molecular defoamer performs beyond knockdown defoamer control, accordin… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Toyota Europe brought together some of Europe’s most talented body and paint specialists in Brussels last November for the Toyota Pan-European Body and Paint Skills challenge. The event was held in cooperation with Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes, w… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF Coatings and Shanghai Eastern Star Automobile Trading Co., Ltd., the sales and after-sales service partner of Mercedes-Benz China Ltd. for automotive refinish in eastern China, will expand their partnership. The two organizations have signed an… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
While hardly a dramatic shift, it appears that medium-dark metallic gray is gaining favor in the luxury segment of the automotive market—typically the trendsetting category in the marketplace. According to DuPont Automotive’s 2003 color… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Air Products Launches Molecular Defoamer Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has launched a new molecular defoaming product for use in a broad range of applications. Surfynol MD-20 molecular defoamer performs beyond knockdown defoamer control, accordin… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
The Sherwin-Williams Company has purchased Accurate Dispersions’ colorants product lines and related assets from Eastman Chemical Company. Accurate Dispersions supplies pigment concentrates and additives for coatings to the automotive, aerospac… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Toyota Europe brought together some of Europe’s most talented body and paint specialists in Brussels last November for the Toyota Pan-European Body and Paint Skills challenge. The event was held in cooperation with Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes, w… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF Coatings and Shanghai Eastern Star Automobile Trading Co., Ltd., the sales and after-sales service partner of Mercedes-Benz China Ltd. for automotive refinish in eastern China, will expand their partnership. The two organizations have signed an… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
While hardly a dramatic shift, it appears that medium-dark metallic gray is gaining favor in the luxury segment of the automotive market—typically the trendsetting category in the marketplace. According to DuPont Automotive’s 2003 color… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 11, 2005
The additives market showed signs of recovery in 2003 and indications are that 2004 will be even better. Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Lacks Enterprises, Inc., a Grand Rapids, MI-based tier one auto supplier, recently opened a 25,000-square-foot research and testing facility for contract testing. The lab, which employs 11 technicians and meets ISO/IEC 1725 standard, offers an extens… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
New Hiding Effect Pigments from Merck and Toyo Aluminum ● Merck KgaA will launch new hiding effect pigments in a joint development with Toyo Aluminum. The first effect pigment is a reddish orange which is comprised of aluminum flakes coat… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
New Hiding Effect Pigments from Merck and Toyo Aluminum ● Merck KgaA will launch new hiding effect pigments in a joint development with Toyo Aluminum. The first effect pigment is a reddish orange which is comprised of aluminum flakes coat… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Lacks Enterprises, Inc., a Grand Rapids, MI-based tier one auto supplier, recently opened a 25,000-square-foot research and testing facility for contract testing. The lab, which employs 11 technicians and meets ISO/IEC 1725 standard, offers an extens… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
ChemQuest: Robert A. Taylor, former president and general manager, chemical coatings division, Sherwin- Williams, will collaborate with ChemQuest. In addition, Shiv Singh, former marketing manager with DuPont Automotive Coatings (Australia and… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
BASF: Raineer Michael Blair has been named group vice president, coatings in North America. His appointment was effective Nov. 1. Mr. Blair, who had been head of automotive OEM coatings unit for BASF Coatings in Münster, has relocated to… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
ChemQuest: Robert A. Taylor, former president and general manager, chemical coatings division, Sherwin- Williams, will collaborate with ChemQuest. In addition, Shiv Singh, former marketing manager with DuPont Automotive Coatings (Australia and… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
BASF: Raineer Michael Blair has been named group vice president, coatings in North America. His appointment was effective Nov. 1. Mr. Blair, who had been head of automotive OEM coatings unit for BASF Coatings in Münster, has relocated to… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 10, 2005
Automotive refinishers continue to expand their businesses globally as well as develop easier-to-use, fast, environmentally-compliant products to meet the needs of growing and emerging markets. Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
BASF Coatings AG has announced it will implement a reorganization plan within its industrial coatings operations to capitalize on the company's position in the automotive sector and focus on profitable growth markets. The plan, which will go into eff… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
BASF Coatings AG has announced it will implement a reorganization plan within its industrial coatings operations to capitalize on the company's position in the automotive sector and focus on profitable growth markets. The plan, which will go into eff… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
There's a reason why solvent-based coatings have stuck around: they work. Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has introduced Irgazin DPP red ultra opaque, a new high-performance pigment for opaque bordeaux shades. This bluish-red pigment for automotive, coil and powder coatings combines high color strength with excellent opacity, ena… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
EFKA Additives has introduced two products based on controlled, free-radical polymerization–EFKA-4300 and EFKA-4330. EFKA-4300, based on an acrylic block copolymer, is for use in solvent-based high-performance coatings, including automotive OEM… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
PPG industries reported second quarter net income of $152 million which included after-tax charges of $7 million, to reflect the net increase in the current value of the company’s obligation under its previously reported asbestos settlement agr… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30. Consolidated net sales increased 1.3% in the quarter to $1.47 billion from $1.45 billion during the same quarter last year and 0.7… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
In addition, S-W has formed an alliance with Chemical Specialities, Inc. of South Africa. In the new alliance, Chemical Specialities will sell Sherwin-Williams automotive products through its established distribution channels. The company, which will… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l Sherwin-Williams’ automotive finishes unit has been busy in France and South Africa. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp. has acquired ScottWarren France, a Perpignan, France-based distributor. Pascal Nisi and Christian Carrier, former… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The allure of the Chinese coatings market remains strong, as two of the top coatings companies—Akzo Nobel and DuPont Performance Coatings—announced plans to expand their operations in the country. DuPont Performance Coatings announced t… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has introduced Irgazin DPP red ultra opaque, a new high-performance pigment for opaque bordeaux shades. This bluish-red pigment for automotive, coil and powder coatings combines high color strength with excellent opacity, ena… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
EFKA Additives has introduced two products based on controlled, free-radical polymerization–EFKA-4300 and EFKA-4330. EFKA-4300, based on an acrylic block copolymer, is for use in solvent-based high-performance coatings, including automotive OEM… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
In addition, S-W has formed an alliance with Chemical Specialities, Inc. of South Africa. In the new alliance, Chemical Specialities will sell Sherwin-Williams automotive products through its established distribution channels. The company, which will… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l Sherwin-Williams’ automotive finishes unit has been busy in France and South Africa. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp. has acquired ScottWarren France, a Perpignan, France-based distributor. Pascal Nisi and Christian Carrier, former… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The allure of the Chinese coatings market remains strong, as two of the top coatings companies—Akzo Nobel and DuPont Performance Coatings—announced plans to expand their operations in the country. DuPont Performance Coatings announced t… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
PPG industries reported second quarter net income of $152 million which included after-tax charges of $7 million, to reflect the net increase in the current value of the company’s obligation under its previously reported asbestos settlement agr… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30. Consolidated net sales increased 1.3% in the quarter to $1.47 billion from $1.45 billion during the same quarter last year and 0.7… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 10, 2005
Less waste, no VOCs, improved durability and more color options make powder a viable alternative to liquid coatings for a wide variety of applications. Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Southwall Technologies: Southwall Technologies, a Palo Alto, CA-based developer, manufacturer and marketer of thin-film coatings for the architectural, automotive glass and electronic display markets, has named N. Kevin Walker vice president of… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Southwall Technologies: Southwall Technologies, a Palo Alto, CA-based developer, manufacturer and marketer of thin-film coatings for the architectural, automotive glass and electronic display markets, has named N. Kevin Walker vice president of… Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 10, 2005
It�s tough times for commercial airlines, airplane manufacturers and their suppliers. The good news: aircraft in operation today need to be repainted at some point, and there�s always Asia. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 10, 2005
High performance and special effect pigments suppliers are constantly being challenged to come up with brighter and more eye-catching pigments to meet the demands of today's fickle consumers. These higher-priced pigments are especially popular… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Akzo Nobel: Chris Wall has been named global marketing manager Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes. Formerly marketing manager for car refinishes Asia-Pacific, Mr. Wall replaces Barry Tomlinson, who has headed Akzo Nobel’s powder coatings business… Read More »



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