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Published March 12, 2009
RPM acquires interest in Chinese licensee Carboline Company, a subsidiary of RPM, has acquired a 49% interest in its Chinese licensee, Carboline Dalian Paint Production Co., Ltd. (Carboline Dalian). The remaining 51% of the joint venture will be own… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Kansai Nerolac to open new facility Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited, India’s second largest paint manufacturer, is setting up its second manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu at Hosur. The company has a similar facility in Perungudi at Chennai. H… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
PPG awarded Military Sealift Command contract PPG’s protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been awarded the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fleet Paint and Related Services contract. During this multi-year contract,… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
RPM subsidiary acquires Swiss sealants company Tremco illbruck International GmbH, a subsidiary of RPM, has acquired Karochemie AG, a Swiss supplier of sealants to the construction markets in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Head­quartered in Baar… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Sherwin-Williams to acquire Altax in Poland Sherwin-Williams has agreed to acquire Altax Sp. zo.o. headquartered in Poznan, Poland. Altax is a manufacturer of protective woodcare coatings and serves multiple channels including industrial, profession… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Mercedes-Benz approves PPG paints for repair work Daimler AG, manufacturer of Mer­cedes-Benz vehicles, has approved the Global Refinish System from PPG, including the Envirobase High Per­formance waterborne basecoat, for repair in North Amer… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
PPG files suit against Sherwin-Williams As reported in the Pittsburgh Business Times, PPG has filed a trademark infringement suit against Sherwin-Williams for its use of the phrase “The Color of Inspiration.” PPG says it has used the phr… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Jotun to build new U.S. factory Jotun’s board of directors has approved investment in a new factory in the U.S. because, the company said, the U.S. is an important marine market and also becoming increasingly important for the protective coatin… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Valspar extends relationship with Habitat for Humanity The Valspar Corporation Foundation has extended its long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity International with a multi-year commitment totaling more than $20 million in cash and pain… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
AeonClad Coatings launches biomedical group AeonClad Coatings has launched a new subsidiary that will focus on biomedical applications. AeonClad Bio­medical LLC is expected to utilize the company’s AeonCoat dry coating technology that woul… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Lord Corp., AkzoNobel deal in the works Lord Corporation, headquartered in Cary, NC, retained Grace Matthews to market its Photoglaze resilient floor coatings product line to selected buyers. With operations in the U.S. and UK, the business is recog… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
X-Rite completes sale of former headquarters X-Rite, Inc., has completed the sale of its former headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Grandville, MI, to CWD Capital, LLC for a purchase price of $7.225 million. X-Rite said it will use th… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Benjamin Moore retail program honored by the CMA Benjamin Moore Rewards, a program designed to recognize those on the retail frontlines, was itself recently recognized for its ingenuity and effectiveness. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) cit… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
International Paint Germany (Inter­national Farbenwerke GmbH) has been named Shipbuilding Partner of the Year 2008 by Meyer Werft Papenburg. This is the third year running that Meyer Werft has awarded the Partner des Jahres prize to their top sup… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Valspar’s 1Q sales drop 16% First-quarter sales at Valspar dropped 16.4% from the same period last year to $639.5 million. Net income for the first quarter of 2009 dropped to $14.2 million from $24 million the year before. Excluding non-cash ad… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
AkzoNobel reported a €1.52 billion ($1.93 billion) loss for the fourth quarter, due mostly to writedowns on the value of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), which it bought last year and was hit hard by the global economic downturn. The loss com… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 9, 2009
AkzoNobel has chosen e-distributor ChemPoint.com as their North American supplier of its Interpon powder coatings products and services. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 9, 2009
PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the team’s racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings system. Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published March 6, 2009
Anticipating economic recovery, Western coatings companies continue to invest in growth markets like Russia. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published March 6, 2009
Industrial coatings demand in Brazil is set to rise on the heals of Petrobras' new investment plan. Read More »
Surfactants Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published March 6, 2009
Surfactants manufacturers have developed products that offer compatibility, performance and economic advantages. Read More »
By Mike Hamilton
Published March 6, 2009
It is time for a renewed commitment to technology. Read More »
The State of the Global Coatings Industry
By Scott Detiveaux
Published March 6, 2009
The current global economic downturn has affected virtually every industry, including paints and coatings. Read More »
Auto OEM Coatings: The Road Ahead
By Tim Wright
Published March 6, 2009
In the midst of the global recession, auto sales continue to plummet. This does not bode well for paint suppliers to the auto OEM market. Coatings World spoke with Cynthia Niekamp, PPG's new vice president of automotive coatings about current and future trends. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 6, 2009
BASF has introduced PureOptions colorants—a sustainable, point-of-sale tinting system that can be used to produce a wide range of paint colors with low odor and zero VOC content per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 24. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 6, 2009
Hardide Coatings has developed a new coating process specifically for titanium. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 4, 2009
BASF Coatings has agreed to sell its powder business for home appliances, heating and pipe coatings to Arsonsisi S.p.A., the powder-coatings branch of the Junghanns Group, effective April 1. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 4, 2009
Rhino Industrial, a business unit of Rhino Linings Corporation, has introduced Rhino Epoxy Floor Coating Products, its new family of epoxy product coating and lining solutions. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 4, 2009
DuPont has developed Lucite, an economical paint line that is sourced in China and targeted specifically at the needs of small shop operators. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 4, 2009
Glasurit paints are now available in Egypt. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 24, 2009
Phygen investing $3.6 million in facility Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 24, 2009
AkzoNobel posts €1.5B loss in 4Q Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 24, 2009
Valspar’s 1Q sales drop 16% Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 13, 2009
RPM acquires interest in Chinese licensee Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 12, 2009
PPG awarded Military Sealift Command contract Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Management Changes in Tikkurila’s unit in Ukraine Raivo Voit has been appointed the new general director of LLC Tikkurila, the Ukrainian subsidiary of Tikkurila. Voit will be responsible for developing Tikkurila’s decorative paint and ind… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Powder Coatings Institute names New technical director The Powder Coatings Institute (PCI) has named Rodger Talbert technical director. Talbert will act as the technical liaison between PCI and the marketplace, focusing on training and education.… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Burke industrial coatings names lee industrial chemist Burke Industrial Coatings has named Michael Lee industrial chemist. Lee’s responsibilities will include helping the company continue to develop high performance specialized paint and coat… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
PPG Industries has appointed Cynthia Niekamp vice president, automotive coatings. She is based at the company’s Troy, MI automotive technology center and reports directly to William Wulfsohn, senior vice president, coatings. Niekamp joins… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
NACE International and the NACE Foundation recently opened the NACE International Training Center. Located in Houston, TX, the $2.4 million, 15,000-square-foot facility is dedicated exclusively to advancing corrosion education. “This tr… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Celanese launches EcoVAE Emulsions in Asia Celanese Emulsion Polymers has introduced EcoVAE emulsions for low odor, low VOC interior decorative paints to the Asian region. This new line of products was created to meet the regulatory requirements fo… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Henkel Corp. has introduced two versatile and durable translucent aliphatic waterborne urethane resins used for formulating industrial water-based coatings. Henkel SF18 and SF26 can be used in the formulation of high performance wood, vinyl, metal an… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Sherwin-Williams teams up with kb Home KB Home, one of America’s largest homebuilders, has teamed up with Sherwin-Williams to use an exclusive line of co-branded, low-VOC interior paints in all new homes that begin construction after January… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
AkzoNobel to divest non-stick coatings activities AkzoNobel has agreed to divest its non-stick coatings business to privately-owned, U.S.-based company Whitford Worldwide. The deal involves Akzo­Nobel’s global cookware and bakeware activit… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Goodrich selects U.S. Air Force for F-35 landing gear coatings Goodrich Corporation has selected the U.S. Air Force’s Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC) at Hill Air Force Base, UT, to provide specialty coatings on landing gear for the F-35 Lig… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Glasurit receives worldwide approval from Volvo Automaker Volvo has now approved Glasurit 90 Line paints for its authorized dealers and bodyshops throughout the world. Glasurit is a BASF Coatings’ paint brand. The engineers at Volvo tested the… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Industrial Nanotech expands to Germany Industrial Nanotech is continuing its expansion of manufacturing locations for their Nansulate coatings and will begin producing the products in Germany in the first quarter of 2009. This brings the total numbe… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Christian Decker, director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, France has been named the Roy W. Tess Award winner in coatings for 2009 presented by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polyme… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Celanese launches EcoVAE Emulsions in Asia Celanese Emulsion Polymers has introduced EcoVAE emulsions for low odor, low VOC interior decorative paints to the Asian region. This new line of products was created to meet the regulatory requirements fo… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Henkel Corp. has introduced two versatile and durable translucent aliphatic waterborne urethane resins used for formulating industrial water-based coatings. Henkel SF18 and SF26 can be used in the formulation of high performance wood, vinyl, metal an… Read More »



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