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Published March 24, 2014
BASF recently broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for… Read More »
Published March 14, 2014
PPG Automotive Refinish has recognized Colors Edge, Inc., as its 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, announced the honor at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held Februa… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
Evonik Industries is paving the way for a new technology whose applications include automotive finishes that are more scratchresistant than ever before. The specialty chemicals company has developed an industrial-scale method for producing silanemodi… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
PPG Automotive Refinish has unveiled its 2014 distributor training schedule. Consisting of more than 30 classes across 12 critical business areas, the training is designed for owners, managers, sales staff and other key personnel involved in the oper… Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
PPG Industries has formed an agreement between the commercial coatings group of its automotive refinish business and Van Nay, LLC, to expand the line of ECK corrosion-prevention products that PPG distributes. PPG now offers the full line of ECK produ… Read More »
Published March 6, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently announced a commitment to invest $60 million in Wuppertal, Germany to build a next-generation facility that will expand capacity to produce waterborne industrial coatings. Production at the new operations center is exp… Read More »
Published March 6, 2014
BASF broke ground today on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for hi… Read More »
Published March 4, 2014
Renowned custom car painter and builder Bobby Alloway has begun a series of appearances at some of the nation’s foremost custom car shows to display his work and promote PPG Automotive Refinish products. Alloway is transporting several of his v… Read More »
Published March 2, 2014
Coatings World has always been a supporter of the academic side of the paint and coatings industry. As such we make it a point of attending as many education-related events as we can.  One event that we never miss is the Waterborne, High-Solids… Read More »
Published February 21, 2014
BASF's Coatings division inaugurated its new Glasurit Refinish Competence Centre (RCC) at its Wetherill Park site, NSW. The new RCC is a training facility and marketing platform which will be used as an education and demonstration center for tech… Read More »
Published February 20, 2014
Uni-Select Inc., a distributor of replacement parts and paint products for motor vehicles in North America, announced that its subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc. completed the acquisition of the assets of Metro Paint Supplies Group, which includes the ass… Read More »
Published February 14, 2014
BASF's Coatings division inaugurated its new Glasurit Refinish Competence Centre (RCC) at its Wetherill Park site, NSW. The new RCC is a training facility and marketing platform which will be used as an education and demonstration center for tech… Read More »
Published February 7, 2014
Heubach has launched a new and innovative production line for complex inorganic colored pigments (CICPs) in Germany that combines outstanding productivity and flexibility.   This new production line enables the production of chrome rutile y… Read More »
Published February 7, 2014
Easterby Trailers, in partnership with HMG Paints Ltd. and Supertune Automotive Ltd., recently exhibited a dark green, metallic, 12-ton trailer at the LAMMA Show and Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show to kick off 2014 in sparkling fashion. The pr… Read More »
Published February 5, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems will begin the next phase of construction to significantly expand its waterborne production capacity at the company’s operations in Guarulhos, Brazil. The 2014 construction represents the third year of a $32 million inves… Read More »
Published February 5, 2014
Jeffrey Sternberg, Ph.D., has been named DuPont global automotive technology director.  In this role, he is charged to bring the breadth of DuPont advanced materials as well as renewably sourced materials and fuels to the auto industry as it con… Read More »
Published February 5, 2014
BASF was honored with the Technological Progress Award from Shanghai General Motors Company Ltd (SGM) for the first time. The award recognized BASF's outstanding contributions to the technological progress and local innovation of SGM in 2013. BAS… Read More »
Published January 23, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently broke ground to expand its manufacturing capacity for coatings with the construction of a new $50 million eco-friendly waterborne facility in the Jiading district of Shanghai.  At a ceremony attended by dignitarie… Read More »
PPG Announces 2014 Show Truck Tour Dates
Published January 23, 2014
PPG Industries’ Automotive Refinish business has released the 2014 appearance schedule of its popular and colorful show truck. The truck, a 75-foot 2007 Coronado Freightliner tractor-trailer rig, is decked out in a vibrant paint scheme that inc… Read More »
Published January 22, 2014
PPG has introduced a dedicated color tool for the value Refinish user. The Value Color Deck provides a visual alternative for finding the best color for a refinish repair. Consisting of 1,800 large, color chips chromatically sorted and sprayed with R… Read More »
Published January 21, 2014
BASF is investing around €7 million to expand and optimize the resin production at its Münster site. Resin is an important intermediate for the production of all paint materials. The capacity expansion supports the company’s plans for… Read More »
Published January 20, 2014
Asian Piants Ltd. has released their financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2013. "The decorative paints business in India did well considering the challenging and uncertain macro environment," said K.B.S. Ana… Read More »
Published January 16, 2014
PPG Industries reported record fourth quarter 2013 net sales from continuing operations of $3.7 billion, up $459 million, or 14 percent, versus the prior year. Fourth quarter 2013 reported net income from continuing operations was $254 million, or $1… Read More »
Published January 15, 2014
PPG Industries showcased environmentally sustainable coatings and specialty materials today during a news conference at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The company’s products are used by automakers and automotive suppliers to e… Read More »
Published January 15, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently broke ground to expand its manufacturing capacity for coatings with the construction of a new $50 million eco-friendly waterborne facility in the Jiading district of Shanghai. Expected to begin production in 2015, Axa… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 15, 2014
Coatings World recently interviewed a number of key pigment suppliers to the paints and coatings industry. Here is quick look at some of their latest offering. Sun Chemical Performance Pigments recently launched its SunMica Exterior XC product line,… Read More »
Pigments Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 14, 2014
Pigments manufacturers report growth in 2013, primarily fueled by increased auto sales and our optimistic for continued growth in 2014. Read More »
Additives Market Report
By Bridget Klebuar, Associate Editor
Published January 14, 2014
Additives suppliers are cautiously optimistic for 2014. Read More »
Published January 8, 2014
A collaborative 14-year effort involving BASF, automotive and aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), material suppliers and test equipment manufacturers has resulted in a new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test standard… Read More »
Published November 27, 2013
The rising demand for polyurethane automotive coatings has prompted Bayer MaterialScience to expand the production of two important coating raw materials: hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). After a construction phase… Read More »
Published November 27, 2013
The rising demand for polyurethane automotive coatings has prompted Bayer MaterialScience to expand the production of two important coating raw materials: hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). After a construction phase… Read More »
Published November 27, 2013
The rising demand for polyurethane automotive coatings has prompted Bayer MaterialScience to expand the production of two important coating raw materials: hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). After a construction phase… Read More »
Published November 20, 2013
PPG Automotive Refinish has received approval of its new matte clearcoats D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss by Daimler AG for use on all Daimler matte-finished passenger cars worldwide. The new clearcoats use the unique PPG dual-clear repair process r… Read More »
Published November 20, 2013
PPG Automotive Refinish has received approval of its new matte clearcoats D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss by Daimler AG for use on all Daimler matte-finished passenger cars worldwide. The new clearcoats use the unique PPG dual-clear repair process r… Read More »
Published November 20, 2013
PPG Automotive Refinish has received approval of its new matte clearcoats D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss by Daimler AG for use on all Daimler matte-finished passenger cars worldwide. The new clearcoats use the unique PPG dual-clear repair process r… Read More »
PPG Industries Data Shows White Most Popular Car Color Globally
Published November 20, 2013
According to PPG’s data, white ranked first and silver and black tied for second. Read More »
Published November 18, 2013
The industrial paint market in India is being driven by automotive and high performance coatings. The auto industry in India is showing signs of pickup with car sales of 133,486 in August in 2013, up 15.4 perent from a year ago, according to Society… Read More »
Published November 18, 2013
The industrial paint market in India is being driven by automotive and high performance coatings. The auto industry in India is showing signs of pickup with car sales of 133,486 in August in 2013, up 15.4 perent from a year ago, according to Society… Read More »
PPG Supports Fifth National Transportation Vocational in Wuxi, China
Published November 18, 2013
PPG Industries supported the automotive body painting contest of the Fifth National Transportation Vocational Skills Competition by providing all coatings products for contestants. The competition was held at the Secondary Vocational School of Automo… Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
 A new experimental carbon black pigment from Orion Engineered Carbons, XPB 255, features colorimetric properties ideal for high-jet automotive coatings as well as both solventborne and waterborne polyurethane (PU) coating systems. It is also us… Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
 A new experimental carbon black pigment from Orion Engineered Carbons, XPB 255, features colorimetric properties ideal for high-jet automotive coatings as well as both solventborne and waterborne polyurethane (PU) coating systems. It is also us… Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
 A new experimental carbon black pigment from Orion Engineered Carbons, XPB 255, features colorimetric properties ideal for high-jet automotive coatings as well as both solventborne and waterborne polyurethane (PU) coating systems. It is also us… Read More »
Published November 8, 2013
PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced an updated and improved version of the COLORMOBILE software application. Designed for smartphones and tablets, the new application allows quick and easy mobile retrieval of the most up-to-date PPG color informat… Read More »
Published November 8, 2013
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes  will become 'The Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR.'  The announcement complements recent news that in May, 2013, The Sherwin-Williams Company signed a multi-year partnership designating the n… Read More »
Published November 8, 2013
PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced an updated and improved version of the COLORMOBILE software application. Designed for smartphones and tablets, the new application allows quick and easy mobile retrieval of the most up-to-date PPG color informat… Read More »
Published November 8, 2013
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes  will become 'The Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR.'  The announcement complements recent news that in May, 2013, The Sherwin-Williams Company signed a multi-year partnership designating the n… Read More »
Published November 8, 2013
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes  will become 'The Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR.'  The announcement complements recent news that in May, 2013, The Sherwin-Williams Company signed a multi-year partnership designating the n… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
The most popular colors in automotive history are celebrated in Axalta Coating Systems, LLC’s color history report titled, Six Decades of Automotive Color.   Axalta, a leader in providing color trending information for the automotive… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
The most popular colors in automotive history are celebrated in Axalta Coating Systems, LLC’s color history report titled, Six Decades of Automotive Color.   Axalta, a leader in providing color trending information for the automotive… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
The most popular colors in automotive history are celebrated in Axalta Coating Systems, LLC’s color history report titled, Six Decades of Automotive Color.   Axalta, a leader in providing color trending information for the automotive… Read More »



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