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Published January 4, 2013
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has introduced ALK28-901, a factory-packaged 2.8 VOC (volatile organic compound) alkyd enamel intended for general industrial use. The new black topcoat is f… Read More »
Published January 2, 2013
Business Development Asia LLC  has announced that its client, The Sherwin-Williams Company, has acquired 100 percent of Changzhou Pulanna Coating Co., Ltd. Pulanna is a leading manufacturer of automotive coatings for sale in the Chinese aftermar… Read More »
Published January 2, 2013
Business Development Asia LLC  has announced that its client, The Sherwin-Williams Company, has acquired 100 percent of Changzhou Pulanna Coating Co., Ltd. Pulanna is a leading manufacturer of automotive coatings for sale in the Chinese aftermar… Read More »
Published January 2, 2013
Business Development Asia LLC  has announced that its client, The Sherwin-Williams Company, has acquired 100 percent of Changzhou Pulanna Coating Co., Ltd. Pulanna is a leading manufacturer of automotive coatings for sale in the Chinese aftermar… Read More »
PPG Adds to Ditzler Big Flake Line
Published December 13, 2012
PPG Automotive Refinish has supplemented its Ditzler Big Flake product line with seven brilliant new flakes. The addition brings to 13 the number of Ditzler Big Flake selections available. The popular flakes, intended for use with PPG’s Vibranc… Read More »
PPG Adds to Ditzler Big Flake Line
Published December 13, 2012
PPG Automotive Refinish has supplemented its Ditzler Big Flake product line with seven brilliant new flakes. The addition brings to 13 the number of Ditzler Big Flake selections available. The popular flakes, intended for use with PPG’s Vibranc… Read More »
PPG Adds to Ditzler Big Flake Line
Published December 13, 2012
PPG Automotive Refinish has supplemented its Ditzler Big Flake product line with seven brilliant new flakes. The addition brings to 13 the number of Ditzler Big Flake selections available. The popular flakes, intended for use with PPG’s Vibranc… Read More »
Published December 10, 2012
White/white pearl dominates the global automotive color popularity ranks for the second consecutive year, according to the 2012 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, released today.  Black/black effect moves into second place in the global… Read More »
Published December 10, 2012
White/white pearl dominates the global automotive color popularity ranks for the second consecutive year, according to the 2012 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, released today.  Black/black effect moves into second place in the global… Read More »
Published December 10, 2012
White/white pearl dominates the global automotive color popularity ranks for the second consecutive year, according to the 2012 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, released today.  Black/black effect moves into second place in the global… Read More »
Published December 7, 2012
BASF has named Paul Whittleston as vice president for Automotive Refinish Coatings in North America. In his new role, Whittleston will be based in Southfield, Michigan.   Prior to this appointment, Whittleston served BASF as staff to the p… Read More »
Published December 7, 2012
BASF has named Paul Whittleston as vice president for Automotive Refinish Coatings in North America. In his new role, Whittleston will be based in Southfield, Michigan.   Prior to this appointment, Whittleston served BASF as staff to the p… Read More »
Published December 7, 2012
BASF has named Paul Whittleston as vice president for Automotive Refinish Coatings in North America, effective January 1, 2013. In his new role, Whittleston will be based in Southfield, Michigan.   Prior to this appointment, Whittleston se… Read More »
BASF’s R-M automotive coatings used on 
winning truck at the International Auto Show
Published December 6, 2012
IVECO showed off its Dakar rally-winning truck at the 64th International Auto Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany. The truck was painted with Graphite HD, a paint line produced by BASF’s premium R-M brand specifically for commerc… Read More »
Published December 5, 2012
PPG Industries  has announced the induction of four science and technology leaders as “distinguished colleagues” into the PPG Collegium. At a recent dinner, Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch and chief technology officer Charles F. Ka… Read More »
Published December 5, 2012
PPG Industries  has announced the induction of four science and technology leaders as “distinguished colleagues” into the PPG Collegium. At a recent dinner, Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch and chief technology officer Charles F. Ka… Read More »
Published November 30, 2012
PPG Industries  has announced the induction of four science and technology leaders as “distinguished colleagues” into the PPG Collegium. At a recent dinner, Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch and chief technology officer Charles F. Ka… Read More »
PPG appoints Thiele treasurer, announces Giga to retire
Published November 19, 2012
PPG Industries has appointed Eric K. Thiele, PPG assistant treasurer and credit director, as treasurer and a company officer. He will report to David B. Navikas, PPG senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, and he will continue to… Read More »
PPG appoints Thiele treasurer, announces Giga to retire
Published November 19, 2012
PPG Industries has appointed Eric K. Thiele, PPG assistant treasurer and credit director, as treasurer and a company officer. He will report to David B. Navikas, PPG senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, and he will continue to… Read More »
PPG appoints Thiele treasurer, announces Giga to retire
Published November 19, 2012
PPG Industries has appointed Eric K. Thiele, PPG assistant treasurer and credit director, as treasurer and a company officer. He will report to David B. Navikas, PPG senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, and he will continue to… Read More »
Published November 16, 2012
PPG's Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus waterborne brands have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. The announcement was made by Greg Benckart, vice president, Americas, PPG Automotive Refinish. Envirobase High Performance and Aquaba… Read More »
Published November 16, 2012
PPG's Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus waterborne brands have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. The announcement was made by Greg Benckart, vice president, Americas, PPG Automotive Refinish. Envirobase High Performance and Aquaba… Read More »
Published November 16, 2012
PPG's Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus waterborne brands have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. The announcement was made by Greg Benckart, vice president, Americas, PPG Automotive Refinish. Envirobase High Performance and Aquaba… Read More »
Published November 12, 2012
The mushrooming of housing complexes, office buildings and shopping malls in Kenya and Tanzania has escalated the need for decorative paint and coatings in these countries, according to new study from Frost and Sullivan. The new study, "Supply… Read More »
Published November 12, 2012
The mushrooming of housing complexes, office buildings and shopping malls in Kenya and Tanzania has escalated the need for decorative paint and coatings in these countries, according to new study from Frost and Sullivan. The new study, "Supply… Read More »
PPG brings innovation to the classroom
Published November 12, 2012
As part of an ongoing community outreach program, PPG Automotive Refinish business development manager Steve Topczewski and elite painters Jeremy Seanor and Jason Lutton recently went to Hudson Middle School, Hudson, Ohio and spent the day providing… Read More »
Published November 2, 2012
AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings (A&AC) is introducing a new matt clearcoat into the market to meet growing demand: Lesonal Multi Matt Clear. Available as Multi Matt Clear Low Gloss and Multi Matt Clear Semi Gloss, Lesonal now provid… Read More »
PPG partners with John Force racing team
Published October 29, 2012
PPG has partnered with the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) John Force Racing team. For its funny cars and high-powered dragsters, John Force Racing made the choice of using PPG’s Envirobase High Performance line of waterborne produc… Read More »
PPG partners with John Force racing team
Published October 29, 2012
PPG has partnered with the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) John Force Racing team. For its funny cars and high-powered dragsters, John Force Racing made the choice of using PPG’s Envirobase High Performance line of waterborne produc… Read More »
PPG to join up with John Force Racing
Published October 29, 2012
PPG has partnered with the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) John Force Racing team. For its funny cars and high-powered dragsters, John Force Racing made the choice of using PPG’s Envirobase High Performance line of waterborne produc… Read More »
Published October 29, 2012
BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions will unveil restyled vehicles, host autograph sessions and prize drawings and display the latest in custom color technology at booth 21455 at the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Oct. 30 to N… Read More »
Published October 23, 2012
PPG Industries'  automotive refinish business is putting an upbeat stamp on Booth 24501 at this year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. The country-and-western-style b… Read More »
Published October 19, 2012
PPG Industries  reported third quarter 2012 net sales of $3.8 billion. Net income for the quarter was $339 million, including nonrecurring charges. Adjusted net income for the quarter, excluding the nonrecurring charges, was $348 million. Third… Read More »
Published October 19, 2012
PPG Industries  reported third quarter 2012 net sales of $3.8 billion. Net income for the quarter was $339 million, including nonrecurring charges. Adjusted net income for the quarter, excluding the nonrecurring charges, was $348 million. Third… Read More »
Published October 19, 2012
PPG Industries  reported third quarter 2012 net sales of $3.8 billion. Net income for the quarter was $339 million, including nonrecurring charges. Adjusted net income for the quarter, excluding the nonrecurring charges, was $348 million. Third… Read More »
BASF’s R-M automotive coatings used on winning truck at the International Auto Show
Published October 12, 2012
IVECO showed off its Dakar rally-winning truck at the 64th International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany. The truck was painted with Graphite HD, a paint line produced by BASF’s premium R-M brand specifically for commer… Read More »
Published October 11, 2012
 PPG Industries released its annual automotive color popularity and trend data. While white retained the leading spot as the most popular car color based on 2012 automotive build data, PPG forecasts that the overall use of color is on the rise.… Read More »
Published October 11, 2012
 PPG Industries released its annual automotive color popularity and trend data. While white retained the leading spot as the most popular car color based on 2012 automotive build data, PPG forecasts that the overall use of color is on the rise.… Read More »
Published October 11, 2012
 PPG Industries released its annual automotive color popularity and trend data. While white retained the leading spot as the most popular car color based on 2012 automotive build data, PPG forecasts that the overall use of color is on the rise.… Read More »
PPG introduces new waterborne primers
Published October 10, 2012
PPG has launched two new waterborne primer surfacers, Envirobase High Performance EPW115 Waterborne Speed Prime and Aquabase Plus P950-5505 Waterborne Primer Surfacer, for the automotive refinish industry. The low-VOC products are intended for use w… Read More »
Published October 10, 2012
Designers from BASF Automotive Coatings have announced the results of its latest automotive color trend report. In the report, BASF color experts from North America, South America, Europe and Asia provide a forecast of the automotive colors of the fu… Read More »
PPG introduces new waterborne primers
Published October 10, 2012
PPG has launched two new waterborne primer surfacers, Envirobase High Performance EPW115 Waterborne Speed Prime and Aquabase Plus P950-5505 Waterborne Primer Surfacer, for the automotive refinish industry. The low-VOC products are intended for use w… Read More »
PPG introduces new waterborne primers
Published October 10, 2012
PPG has launched two new waterborne primer surfacers, Envirobase High Performance EPW115 Waterborne Speed Prime and Aquabase Plus P950-5505 Waterborne Primer Surfacer, for the automotive refinish industry. The low-VOC products are intended for use w… Read More »
Published October 10, 2012
Repair and OEM coatings markets are fundamentally very different, as one shadows automotive production and the other follows more closely with customer preferences. Luke Johnson, senior analyst at GCiS China Strategic Research, discusses some of the findings from their recent market study on automotive coatings. Read More »
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published October 10, 2012
As the paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants industries continue to grow in China so too does the amount of investments being made there by manufacturers. Pictured above, Henkel recently started construction for its 150,000 square-meter adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Read More »
The Road Ahead 
A Look at China’s Automotive Coatings Market
Published October 10, 2012
Repair and OEM coatings markets are fundamentally very different, as one shadows automotive production and the other follows more closely with customer preferences. Luke Johnson, senior analyst at GCiS China Strategic Research, discusses some of the findings from their recent market study on automotive coatings. Read More »
Investments In China Continue To Expand
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published October 10, 2012
As the paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants industries continue to grow in China so too does the amount of investments being made there by manufacturers. Pictured above, Henkel recently started construction for its 150,000 square-meter adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Read More »
The Auto Refinish Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published October 10, 2012
The auto refinish market remains flat in North America, but improving standards of living in developing countries are leading to an increase in cars in Asia and South America. Read More »
Published October 10, 2012
By Hernan Cavarra Frost & Sullivan Industrial and construction growth in Argentina during the past five years fueled the paints and coatings market and is expected to continue its fast pace. In the paints and coatings industry, like most Latin… Read More »
Published October 10, 2012
Designers from BASF Automotive Coatings have announced the results of its latest automotive color trend report. In the report, BASF color experts from North America, South America, Europe and Asia provide a forecast of the automotive colors of the fu… Read More »



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