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Published April 18, 2007
Univar N.V., announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Univar USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Chemcentral Corporation for approximately $600 million in cash, including assumed debt. Chemcentral, established in 1926, is… Read More »
Published April 18, 2007
Lord Corporation, manufacturer of MetalJacket coatings, has announced the addition of a new MetalJacket custom coater. The coater, Wuxi Zhongjie Vibration Isolators Co., Ltd., will help Lord Corporation’s customers meet the growing demand fo… Read More »
Published April 18, 2007
ASF Coatings Services S.A.R.L. has announces plans to take over major parts of Michel DERIS S.A.S. in Sault-les-Rethel, France. BASF Coatings S.A.S. is acquiring Château-Arnoux Peinture S.A.S. in Château-Arnoux, France. Michel DERIS&rsqu… Read More »
Published April 18, 2007
PPG Industries announced at the NW Apparel and Footwear Materials Show that it is opening a state-of-the-art painting services facility in Pingshan, near Shenzhen in southern China. Expected to begin operation in April, the facility will enable PPG t… Read More »
Published April 18, 2007
Sermatech International has signed a 10-year strategic agreement with Rolls-Royce plc, Rolls-Royce Corporation and Rolls-Royce Deutschland & Co. KG, valued at approximately $40 million. The agreement calls for Sermatech to provide a range of coa… Read More »
Published April 18, 2007
Coating company Greenkote has completed the acquisition of the assets and certain liabilities of Industrial Powder Coatings (IPC), Inc. Established in 1999 Greenkote offers metal coating services from its plants in Israel and Germany. Founded in 19… Read More »
Published April 18, 2007
Rust-Oleum, a subsidiary of RPM International, has acquired Tor Coatings Ltd., a manufacturer and marketer of specialty coatings in the UK. Terms were not disclosed. Tor is based in Birtley, England and in addition to selling specialty coatings… Read More »
Published April 18, 2007
The Sherwin-Williams Company has entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of 100% of the stock of M. A. Bruder & Sons Inc., headquartered in the Philadelphia, PA area. With sales of approximately $146 million, M. A. Bruder is a leadin… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 18, 2007
PPG Industries has acquired certain assets of Champion Coatings, Inc., Houston, TX and a manufacturer of high performance coatings for the rail, marine and overland industries. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 12, 2007
Kemira has recently strengthened its market position in Eastern European paint markets. Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paint and coatings business, acquired 70% of two St. Petersburg, Russia-based paint companies by the name of Gamma an… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 11, 2007
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has recently launched its latest color collection—RTS Gen II—following the success of the first generation of Ready of Ship (RTS) products in 2004. The Generation II RTS Color Palette is comprised of over… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 9, 2007
The National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc. (NPCA), released a statement strongly opposing the decision by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to sue ten companies over the issue of lead poisoning. Instead of pursuing current, effective measures th… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 4, 2007
SEI Chemical of Northridge, CA has purchased 21st Century Coatings Limited of Vancouver, BC, Canada. According to company sources, the buyout is effective immediately. Together the two firms' offer diverse lines of high-end industrial coatings tha… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 4, 2007
Sherwin-Williams has agreed to buy Nitco Paints to enter the Indian market. A privately-owned manufacturer based in Mumbai with sales of approximately $18 million, Nitco Paints makes exterior specialty paints and coatings used in the construction of… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 3, 2007
Don't you hate it when you've gone out to watch a movie, have settled into your seat and as the lights dim, you are anxiously waiting for the show to begin with your popcorn and soda and from somewhere out of the darkness you are startled by…blip…bli… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published April 3, 2007
Does industry really understand that a mature market normally does not mean it is also saturated? Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published April 3, 2007
With robust sales and increased profits last year, major paint firms are poised for lots of activity on the M&A front in 2007. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published April 3, 2007
To facilitate its plans for growth in the years ahead, Comex will build two new paint manufacturing facilities. Read More »
Lab Equipment Directory
Published April 3, 2007
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
REACH: Redefining Supplier-Customer Relations
By Sean Milmo
Published April 3, 2007
With the EU’s REACH legislation set to come into effect this June, suppliers and customers in the coatings industry will have to make major adjustments in their business operations to effectively navigate the new regulatory environment. Read More »
Color Trend Forecast
By Josette Buisson
Published April 3, 2007
Today’s color trends are being influenced by many factors including culture, environmental issues and the rapid advancement of technology. Read More »
Resins Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published April 3, 2007
Resin suppliers focus on improved productivity and innovative new products to drive growth in this challenging market. Read More »
Rad-Cure Coatings Market
By Tim Wright
Published April 2, 2007
The global market for radcure coatings is robust as segments continue to innovate more uses for this technology. In addition to the environmental advantages of radcure coatings, others include the ability to coat heatsensitive materials, better overall quality of finished products, near instantanious cure and space savings. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 2, 2007
The board of directors of the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) has approved a resolution authorizing the association to continue with the Paint Product Stewardship Initiative (PPSI) dialogue for the purpose of pursuing the development o… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 2, 2007
SigmaKalon has sold its Manage site, including all production facilities, to Arpadis Group NV, that will continue the manufacturing activities. Arpadis Group NV is a growing international organization in the distribution of chemical products serving… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 28, 2007
DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) in Argentina recently opened a new Color Exacto Center in Buenos Aires. DPC has 38 centers located in Argentina.DPC Argentina plans to open at least ten more centers this year to reach more clients and continue wi… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 28, 2007
3M and E Wood Holdings PLC announced an offer to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of E Wood Holdings PLC, a North Yorkshire, UK-based manufacturer of high performance protective coatings for oil, gas, water, rail and automotiv… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 21, 2007
Cytec Industries Inc. has opened its new liquid coatings resins and additives applications laboratory in Mumbai, India. This new facility will help to proactively serve the fast growth of the Indian economy. Its location within the industrial area… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 20, 2007
In keeping with its plan to strengthen its focus Sika is selling its production of bituminous coatings and withdrawing from the business of supplying coatings to the cast iron pipe industry. Together with the Sika operation in Gelsenkirchen, Germany,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 20, 2007
The Sherwin-Williams Company has entered into a definitive agreement for the purchase of 100% of the stock of M. A. Bruder & Sons Inc., headquartered in the Philadelphia, PA area. With sales of approximately $146 million, M. A. Bruder is a leadin… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
International paint hires account executive, Sales Manager International Paint has hired Timothy Davis to serve as senior account executive for the company’s protective coatings sales throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Davis wa… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
PPG appoints GM architectural coatings PPG Industries has named Mauro Eiras general manager, architectural coatings, Latin America, to help expand its architectural coatings business in Latin America. Eiras will direct a new organizatio… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Benjamin Moore and Company has announced that effective July 1, Yvan Dupuy, chairman and CEO of the company, will relinquish the title of CEO, remaining solely a chairman. Denis Abrams, currently president and COO will succeed Dupuy as CEO, whi… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Toyo Ink International and The Research Valley Partnership have entered into an economic development agreement to build a $20 million manufacturing site in Bryan, TX. The facility will manufacture and sell specialty polymers and related product… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has launched Color Trend Vision, a design and technology package developed to provide designers, paint, ink and masterbatch producers with global and regional color trend forecasts and information, design tools, technology an… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Cognis has developed Foamaster 350 mineral oil-free defoamer for use in high performance varnishes, coatings and adhesives. Derived from renewable resource, this new universal liquid defoamer is comprised of hydrophobic elements and natural oils. It… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
In the fourth quarter, PPG’s coatings sales increased $287 million, or 21%, due to the impact of acquisitions, improved sales volumes in Europe and Asia, increased selling prices and a positive foreign currency impact. Segment earnings were up… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Pre-tax operating income (PTOI) for DuPont’s Coatings & Color Technologies segment was $282 million versus $153 million earned in the hurricane-impacted fourth quarter 2005. Excluding significant items, PTOI increased 31% due to higher tita… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Revenues at Akzo Nobel’s Coatings division grew 12% to a record €6,209 million and EBIT before incidentals was up 22% to €518 million. Car refinishes continued its turnaround, with revenues rising four percent. Industrial activities p… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Lowe’s Companies, Inc., in conjunction with The Valspar Corporation, announced that its premium-quality paint label for interior and exterior applications, previously sold under the American Tradition, Signature Colors and Duramax labels, will… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Effective April 1, 2007, the Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives and Henkel Technologies business sectors will be merged to form the new Adhesives Technologies business sector, with total sales of €5.5 billion realized in fiscal 2006. “The s… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
nvista, in collaboration with Insl-x, has introduced StainMaster paint, a new line of paint for the U.S. architectural paint market. The high performance paint utilizes special resins and pigments that allow for thicker coverage and smoother flow on… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Asian PPG Industries to acquire ICI India's advanced 2K auto-refinish business PPG Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICI India Ltd., Mumbai, India, to facilitate the acquisition of ICI’s premium automotive refinish busin… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
nternational Paint LLC, an Akzo Nobel company, has opened a new distribution center to serve their customers thorughout the North Central region of the U.S. The new 20,000 square-foot facility will offer a full range of high-performance protective,… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has launched Color Trend Vision, a design and technology package developed to provide designers, paint, ink and masterbatch producers with global and regional color trend forecasts and information, design tools, technology an… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Cognis has developed Foamaster 350 mineral oil-free defoamer for use in high performance varnishes, coatings and adhesives. Derived from renewable resource, this new universal liquid defoamer is comprised of hydrophobic elements and natural oils. It… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
International paint hires account executive, Sales Manager International Paint has hired Timothy Davis to serve as senior account executive for the company’s protective coatings sales throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Davis wa… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
PPG appoints GM architectural coatings PPG Industries has named Mauro Eiras general manager, architectural coatings, Latin America, to help expand its architectural coatings business in Latin America. Eiras will direct a new organizatio… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Benjamin Moore and Company has announced that effective July 1, Yvan Dupuy, chairman and CEO of the company, will relinquish the title of CEO, remaining solely a chairman. Denis Abrams, currently president and COO will succeed Dupuy as CEO, whi… Read More »
Published March 19, 2007
Toyo Ink International and The Research Valley Partnership have entered into an economic development agreement to build a $20 million manufacturing site in Bryan, TX. The facility will manufacture and sell specialty polymers and related product… Read More »



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