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Published April 10, 2015
A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by AkzoNobel explores how cities can create optimal environments for citizens. The report, called Tomorrow’s cities, features city experts and executives from across the world, wh… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems announced its recent addition of 16 vibrant colors to its Alesta® Global Color Collection, an architectural powder coatings line. Now available worldwide, the second series of colors is inspired by iconic locations such as… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. WELL is a system that focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment. WEL… Read More »
By Per Nimer, Design Manager, AkzoNobel
Published April 9, 2015
“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it.” Many will associate and sympathise with the position of the Swiss Expressionist artist Paul Klee. For many years, designers, artists, scientists… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business is helping to recreate one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World – the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in China.  Built during the Ming Dynasty, the original pagoda was mostly destroyed in the… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON polyester urethane (SPU) coating, a mid-gloss black liquid two-component (2K) topcoat that is engineered specifically to maintain and control color and gloss on metal finis… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has named Pennsylvania-based BAPS Auto Paint & Supply the 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The announcement was made by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, during… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems launches Imron Hydro and Imron Elite in China. The two products are part of the Imron family of coatings that are designed to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators meet productivity goals and increasingly cha… Read More »
Axalta Paints Winners in AMSOIL Snocross Series
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is a sponsor of Polaris Racing drivers Ross Martin and James Johnstad, who have together earned a total of two wins and seven podium finishes mid-season of the AMSOIL Snocross series. Ross Martin, driver of the #837 Polaris Ra… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
A new solar-heat-management coating system by PPG Industries’ aerospace business helps keep aircraft passenger cabins cooler. A novel PPG Aerospace solar-heat-management coating system can reduce external aircraft skin temperatures up to 25… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Registration is now open for the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America. The 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, brings together l… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED, the world’s premier green building program, to achieve their goals, acco… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Eco Chemical has announced its participation at this years’ American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) 111th Annual Meeting held in Asheville, NC from April 12- 14. The company will be in attendance to participate in a series of cust… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
BASF will once again be present with its polyurethane experts at the 2015 UTECH International Polyurethane Exhibition and Conference in Maastricht (NL). For the first time, the company will display a new roof module based on the PU system Elasto… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
The new Master Builders Solutions Training Center at BASF´s site in Oldenburg, Germany, has been officially opened. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Ralf Spettmann, President of BASF´s Construction Chemicals Division, an… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. will present new research at UTECH Europe 2015 that demonstrates how thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) based on polyester polyol building blocks from a renewable, plant-based source — Elevance Inherent C18 Dia… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced that an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group for the purchase of a total of 20 million of Axalta’s com… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
PPG Industries has announced that it has completed the acquisition of REVOCOAT, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry, from the AXSON Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The addition o… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
The Valspar Corporation celebrates 50 years of Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. Since the flagship architectural coating launched in 1965, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become the industry standard for both metal coil… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched the Water & Wastewater App designed to provide users with protective coating recommendations for the following water and wastewater operations: conventional water treatment, membrane wate… Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Announces 2014 ProVisions Vendor Award Winners
Published April 1, 2015
Global Finishing Solutions and Touch-Up Solutions named Vendors of the Year Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
To mark Rio de Janeiro's 450th anniversary, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints has launched two new "Let's Colour" initiatives to bring color to the city's favelas. In Santa Marta, one of the city's largest favelas, the company re… Read More »
Published March 31, 2015
PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Flood Australia, which manufactures and distributes specialty wood stain and paint additive solutions for consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Financial terms were not dis… Read More »
Dutch Boy Simplifies Paint Selection Process with Dura Weather Maxbond Exterior Color Samples
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 31, 2015
Customers can now test without prep or prime at home before committing to a color. Read More »
Published March 30, 2015
Manufacturing centers of Axalta Coating Systems received certification of conformance with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard. The certification has been accredited by Lloyd’s Register LRQA and is valid for three years. The certifi… Read More »
Published March 30, 2015
Sika has agreed to acquire Construction Technologies Australia Pty Ltd (CTA), one of the leading suppliers of tile adhesives and associated mortar products in Australia. CTA generated sales of CHF 22 million in 2014 and has 51 employees. The CTA plan… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
On Thursday, June 4th, 2015, the Eastern Coatings Show will host a Special Breakfast, in Ballroom B of the Taj Mahal, which will highlight Jeff Spillane of the Benjamin Moore Company as the Keynote Presenter.  His presentation will be followed b… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
Olympic Paint and Stain announced today the launch of Olympic ONE exterior paint, a premium latex paint-and-primer in one, now available nationally exclusively at Lowe’s. The new Olympic ONE exterior paint makes application easy with excellent… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
AkzoNobel's Performance Coatings business has launched its color trends guide in South Korea, showcasing how design will influence the next generation of smartphones, tablet computers and automotive interiors. The guide was developed to help… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
Sika has opened a new mortar manufacturing facility in Dubai and a concrete admixture plant on Réunion. With these openings, Sika reacts to the growing demand in the respective markets and strengthens its relationships with existing custo… Read More »
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published March 26, 2015
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced in October the 2014 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The six selected school districts across the nation are currently receiving year-round suppor… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
Benjamin Moore has kicked off the most robust and ambitious advertising campaign in company history. Under the new tagline "Paint like no other.", the campaign is rolling out in two phases: the first series emphasizes product innovations, a… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is sponsoring 250 training scholarship packages to Automechanika Chicago on April 24-26. To sign up for a training scholarship, simply visit Automechanika’s website. There are more than 100 seminars from which to choose… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. PPG was s… Read More »
Brazil Economic Doldrums Inspire Exports
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published March 25, 2015
Brazil’s flat economy has inspired manufacturers of paint and coatings to turn to export markets to make up for lost domestic sales, reckons Antônio Valdinei da Rocha, the manager of exports and imports for Universo Tintas, based in Diade… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published March 25, 2015
Consumers in Europe are now almost spoiled for choice in the range of colors available in most coatings  sectors. As a result coatings and colorant producers, as well as  suppliers of materials running in-plant coatings facilities, are hav… Read More »
Axalta Racing’s Brilliant Flames Chevrolet SS 2015 Debuts at Auto Club 400
Published March 25, 2015
The popular Brilliant Flames paint scheme on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, driven by four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jeff Gordon made its 2015 debut at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California in the Auto Club 400. Axalta Coating System… Read More »
Automotive OEM Coatings Market
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published March 25, 2015
Automotive and truck production is increasing, which is driving coatings use and growth rates. Read More »
PPG Foundation Supports Dodds Grade School Online Reading Program
Published March 25, 2015
Dan Prible, materials manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, presents a PPG Industries Foundation check to benefit students at Dodds Grade School. Superintendent and Principal Ryan Robin… Read More »
SICO Paint Unveils Its Top Colors for Spring and Summer 2015
Published March 24, 2015
SICO paints forecasts rich floral colors to be in be the popular color choice for spring and summer 2015. Specifically the company has noted that deep pastel tones, such as blue hydrangeas, dusty pink roses, saturated orange and turquoise peonies,… Read More »
Axalta Reports on 60+ Years of Color Popularity for Automobiles
Published March 23, 2015
Axalta shows global color trends for more than 60 years. Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
AkzoNobel has launched an ultra-reflective powder coating which can increase the effective output of commercial lighting fixtures by up to 30 percent. Developed by the company’s Powder Coatings business, Interpon ReFlex delivers outstanding le… Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
DuluxGroup has made two significant supply chain investments. The construction of a new factory in Melbourne to make water-based decorative paints, and the establishment of a new, purpose-built distribution center in Sydney, replacing two existing di… Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems and the Automotive Workshop Owners Association (APTA), an entity dedicated to educating future automotive repair professionals, opened the doors to the first Center of Coating Technology Training (CENTRE), in the Munro locality… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
PPG Industries held a ceremony to mark the completion of a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot plant for on-site resin production at its Sumaré, São Paulo, Brazil, coatings manufacturing facility. Resin produced at the facility will be use… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Benjamin Moore & Co. has opened a new distribution center in Oakland, California to support demand of its growing West Coast business. The Silver LEED Certified Logistics Center will support distribution of an expanded line of Benjamin Moore &… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Angie’s List has announced its first exclusive paint manufacturer relationship with Benjamin Moore. The alliance identifies Benjamin Moore as the paint of choice by Angie’s List and provides members with contractor services through its pr… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
A low carbon construction project taking place in eastern China is using AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints products for its exterior walls, highlighting the company's focus on making cities more liveable and sustainable. Now in its second phase,… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
AkzoNobel has introduced Enviroline 405HTR, a single-coat glass fiber reinforced lining system into its International coatings range. Enviroline 405HTR is designed to reduce product range complexity while meeting the ever-changing environmental, perf… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
RPM International Inc. has announced that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Spraymate Group, the producer of South Africa's leading aerosol paint brand. Based outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, Spraymate has annual net sales of approximately… Read More »



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