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Published January 29, 2010
Organizational culture is created by the strategic leadership provided by an organizations founder or top management. As I observed before, and then reverified during my doctorate peer-reviewed literature research, an organization's founder is pa… Read More »
Biocides, Fungicides and Algaecides Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published December 2, 2009
The economic downturn continues to impact the biocides market, but biocide manufacturers are cautiously optimistic. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 2, 2009
On the heels of AkzoNobel's recently announced plans to acquire Dow Chemical's powder coatings business, Coatings World spoke with Rob Molenaar, managing director of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, about the transaction as well as the state of the global powder coatings market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 2, 2009
This issue of Coatings World features our eight annual Salary Survey, where we take look at what's on the minds and in the wallets of R&D staffers in the global coatings industry. As one of our most highly anticipated editorial features, this… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published November 2, 2009
To be a good manager, it is important to understand and implement the qualities it takes to be a good leader. Read More »
8th Annual Salary Survey
Published November 2, 2009
Welcome to the Eighth Annual Coatings World Salary Survey! This year’s results are derived from more than 500 respondents from our readership about employment attitudes, responsibilities, education and salaries. Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published October 1, 2009
A look at how understanding the demand environment is imperative to create business opportunities. Read More »
By Bonnie Morrow
Published October 1, 2009
Because most coatings manufacturers have a broad, complex business model that embraces multiple customer targets, the selling and marketing of coatings requires a vigilant and precise understanding of customers and their needs. Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published September 1, 2009
Moving forward the paint and coatings industry must become a more proactive partner in the new product design process. Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published August 4, 2009
Measuring the importance of customer loyalty. Read More »
Stimulus Spending: Where
By Patrick Jones, Lynda Gordon
Published July 14, 2009
In the first quarters of 2009, major paint and chemical companies reported significant declines in both revenues and profits due to the global economic downturn. U.S. Federal Stimulus spending will offset these general losses in demand in the U.S., h… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Lubrizol launches improved website The Performance Coatings business of the Lubrizol Corp. has launched its enhanced web site, www.lubrizol­coatings.com, featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation. Designed with the customer in… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Hexion Specialty Chemicals epoxy products production Hexion has announced, as a result of reduced demand driven by difficult market conditions, the company intends to shift production of certain epoxy products within its global manufacturing operatio… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
BASF names archway sales distributor of the year Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins Distributor of the year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyan… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
ISP launches web site on wood protection technology International Specialty Products (ISP) has launched a new web site focused on the major sources of wood degradation and the technical solution that will allow coatings formulators to produce highe… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
BASF has announced that it intends to cut at least 2,000 positions by 2009 as it sees no shift in the current trend and as demand weakened further at the start of the year. Quarterly sales fell 23.3% to €12.22 billion compared to Q1 in 2008. &l… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Kelly-Moore launches dealership program Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., has introduced a new Kelly-Moore Dealership Program that allows dealers to leverage the company’s reputation for high-quality products and personalized service to gain i… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
International Paint, Devoe High Performance Coatings launch integration project AkzoNobel’s International Paint Protective Coatings and Devoe High Performance Coatings have launched a two-year integration effort designed to expand its position… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
DuPont realigns industrial coatings business in Americas DuPont’s Industrial CoatingSolutions business in the Americas has been realigned to serve its customers better with a lean and responsive organization representing its total offering of l… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Lubrizol launches improved website The Performance Coatings business of the Lubrizol Corp. has launched its enhanced web site, www.lubrizol­coatings.com, featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation. Designed with the customer in… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Hexion Specialty Chemicals epoxy products production Hexion has announced, as a result of reduced demand driven by difficult market conditions, the company intends to shift production of certain epoxy products within its global manufacturing operatio… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
BASF names archway sales distributor of the year Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins Distributor of the year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyan… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
ISP launches web site on wood protection technology International Specialty Products (ISP) has launched a new web site focused on the major sources of wood degradation and the technical solution that will allow coatings formulators to produce highe… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
BASF has announced that it intends to cut at least 2,000 positions by 2009 as it sees no shift in the current trend and as demand weakened further at the start of the year. Quarterly sales fell 23.3% to €12.22 billion compared to Q1 in 2008. &l… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Kelly-Moore launches dealership program Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., has introduced a new Kelly-Moore Dealership Program that allows dealers to leverage the company’s reputation for high-quality products and personalized service to gain i… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
International Paint, Devoe High Performance Coatings launch integration project AkzoNobel’s International Paint Protective Coatings and Devoe High Performance Coatings have launched a two-year integration effort designed to expand its position… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
DuPont realigns industrial coatings business in Americas DuPont’s Industrial CoatingSolutions business in the Americas has been realigned to serve its customers better with a lean and responsive organization representing its total offering of l… Read More »
Stimulus Spending: Where
By Patrick Jones, Lynda Gordon
Published June 1, 2009
With consumers holding their breath while they wait for the next economic shoe to drop and businesses cutting costs and jobs to offset lost revenues due to the worldwide economic downturn, the U.S. government has taken bold action to jolt the economy through massive spending in several key areas. Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Atlas launches new device Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced its latest technology for ultra-accelerated exposure testing. This new outdoor testing device can provide approximately 63 years of South Florida UV radiation exposure in a si… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
LyondellBasell to Reduce LDPE Production in France LyondellBasell Industries announced a project to cease the production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) at Fos-sur-Mer, France. The unit has been partially idled since March and the company has sta… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Münzing sells leather business Münzing has sold its leather business to Zschimmer & Schwarz in Heilbronn, Germany. The transaction was effective on March 31st, 2009 and includes the transfer of Münzing’s complete line of leat… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
BASF Executives to Take Over Ciba CEO and CFO Roles The board of directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz from BASF as the new CEO of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue with his responsibilities for the… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Altana acquires additives business of DyStar group The specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt-based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sal… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
SSCT Holds Annual Meeting and Technology conference The 73rd Annual Meeting and Technology Conference of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), was held at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia on Marc… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Merck to cut back on pigment production German-based Merck KGaA is set to cut back on pigment production in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China. The company said it would put approximately 500 German pigment workers on shorter hours but didn’t… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
The Dow Chemical Company has completed its acquisition of Rohm and Haas. The deal will create a $14 billion diversified business portfolio, which will be called Dow’s Advanced Materials division. The division is intended to achieve $3 billion i… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
PPG’s 1Q Sales drop 30% PPG has reported $2.8 billion sales for the first quarter, a decline of 30%, or $111 million, versus last year’s first quarter. Income for the quarter was $32 million. First quarter 2008 sales were $4 billion and i… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Sherwin-Williams’ Sales Drop 13% in first Quarter Sherwin-Williams’ first quarter sales dropped 13% to $1.551 billion over last year’s first quarter due to weak paint sales. Sales in the paint stores group of $898.4 million in the… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Henkel’s Sales down 19% The start of 2009 saw the challenging world economic situation continue and this was reflected in Henkel’s business performance. The company’s Adhesive Technologies business sector has been affected by the w… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
H.B. Fuller’s income down $12 million in first quarter Net income for H.B. Fuller’s first quarter of 2009 was $6.1 million, down from $18.2 million in last year’s first quarter. This represents a loss of $12.1 million. Net revenue… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
RPM’s net sales of $635.4 million were down 13.2% from the $731.8 million reported a year ago. The net loss for the third quarter was $30.9 million compared to record net income of $12.2 million earned in the year-ago period. “Sales refle… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Tikkurila to layoff 163 at Vantaa site The conclusion of Tikkurila’s co-determination negotiations in Finland… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Biocoat, Agion form agreement Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious HYDAK hydrophilic coatings, and Agion Technologies, a supplier of natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, announced a co-marketing agreement to develop and promote a coatings prod… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
H.B. Fuller acquires Nordic Adhesives Technology H.B. Fuller has acquired Nordic Adhesives Technology, a developer and manufacturer of polyurethane flexible packaging laminating adhesives based in Buxtehude, Germany. Nordic’s laminating adhesi… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Sikkens Becomes Partner Of This Old House Venture Sikkens Wood Finishes, manufactured by AkzoNobel Paints, has become a Preferred Product for use in The Bensonwood This Old House Collection of energy-efficient homes. This Preferred Partner status wi… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings announces changes in Spain Rohm and Haas announced plans to exit its current powder coating production site at Castellón, Spain and build a new and smaller facility in the same area. This transition will occur thr… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Tremco acquires Canam Building Envelope Specialists RPM’s subsidiary, Tremco Incorporated, has acquired Canam Building Envelope Specialists Inc. (Canam), including its Zerodraft weatherproofing division. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada an… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
PPG unveils latest wood flooring color trends, technologies PPG recently introduced its latest wood flooring color trends and technologies to more than 100 flooring manufacturers and buyers during a seminar in Shanghai. Tom Irwin, business director o… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
Gold Supplier Award for AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has been accredited as a Gold Supplier by the Czech Republic’s largest aerospace manufacturer AERO Vodochody a.s. AERO Vodochody works closely with leading aerosp… Read More »
Published May 12, 2009
PSA approves Glasurit premium paint brand French automaker Peugeot Société Anonyme SE (PSA), which manufactures Peugeot and Citroën, has approved BASF Coatings’ Glasurit paints for use worldwide. The decision underscores PSA… Read More »



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