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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 »
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
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 »
By Tim Wright
Published March 19, 2007
In this issue of Coatings World we review the automotive coatings market and report on the challenges automotive OEM coatings suppliers face as a result of rising energy costs. Innovations in the development of energy-reducing technologies is one way… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published March 19, 2007
A new plasma technology is allowing topcoats of automobiles to be UV cured. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published March 19, 2007
The Cuban paint and coatings industry is showing signs of potential for the future. Read More »
Surfactants Directory
Published March 19, 2007
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select surfactants suppliers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
Testing Equipment
Published March 19, 2007
Here is a look at offerings from select testing equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
Meeting Review: 34th Waterborne Symposium
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published March 19, 2007
This yearís symposium presented a new, expanded theme: ďAdvances in Intelligent Coatings Design.Ē Read More »
Expo Review: PACE 2007
By Tim Wright
Published March 19, 2007
Coatings manufacturers and contractors attended PACE 2007 in Dallas, TX to network, attend educational sessions, and roam the show floor to learn about the newest and most innovative technologies. Read More »
Automotive Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published March 19, 2007
Automotive OEM coatings suppliers face the challenge of rising raw material and energy costs by focusing on developing energy-reducing technologies. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 13, 2007
Akzo Nobel has received an offer for the purchase of its wholly owned subsidiary Organon BioSciences N.V. (OBS) from Schering-Plough for €11 billion in cash. As a result, Akzo Nobel will no longer be proceeding with the partial IPO of OBS on Eur… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 12, 2007
Lord Corporation, manufacturer of MetalJacket coatings, has announce 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 dem… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 9, 2007
BASF 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  DERI… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 8, 2007
Ecology Coatings has opened an office in Michigan's Detroit metropolitan area to better serve its customers in the local automotive and manufacturing industries. As part of the company's geographic expansion and preparation for an alternative public… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 8, 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 »
By Tim Wright
Published March 8, 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 c… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 8, 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. Fou… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 7, 2007
The FSCT board of directors has announced the resignation of Robert F. Ziegler as executive director of the FSCT, effective February 15, 2007. Ziegler had served as executive director of the organization since January 2006. Prior to this assignment,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 2, 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 un… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 1, 2007
DuPont has successfully commercialized a new, patented manufacturing process to remove more than 97% of trace levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its homologues and direct precursors from its fluorotelomer products. This achievement meets key co… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 1, 2007
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has elected Edward Donnelly as its new president. He was most recently senior vice president of DuPont and for several years was responsible for the DuPont Coatings and Color Technologies busin… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 1, 2007
The Lubrizol Corporation has announced plans to expand its presence in China by investing approximately $40 million to build a facility in Songjiang, just outside of Shanghai. The new facility will include manufacturing, commercial and technical… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 23, 2007
Invista, 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 »
By Tim Wright
Published February 22, 2007
PPG Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICI India Ltd., Mumbai, India, to facilitate the acquisition of ICI's premium automotive refinish business. Upon closing, the business would be acquired by Asian PPG Industries Ltd., a 50%… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Micro powders appoints regional sales manager Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) has appointed Mary Seffrood as their new Chicago-based regional sales manager. Seffrood was recruited by MPI for technical sales responsibilities through the Midwest and East C… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Akzo Nobel has appointed Jim Rees to succeed Rinus Rooseboom as general manager of business unit (BU) car refinishes. Rees previously served as general manager of sub-business unit (SBU) car refinishes Americas. AB Ghosh, currently SBU manager mar… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY in 1971. In 1989, the company moved its corporate headquarters to its current l… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs are some of the topics that will address the theme “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be hel… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Eastman Chemical Company now offers a range of performance additives for the can and coil coatings market. The multi functional properties of CAB, Eastman cellulose esters, provide many benefits at an additive level in coil coatings. These include i… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
GE – Advanced Materials, Silicones has introduced Silblock, WSR masonry water repellent, a silicone-based emulsion that combines water resistance and oil resistance properties in a single additive for formulated coatings that will be used… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Alberdingk Boley has launched Albodur, a new product line of 100% solids castor oil-based polyols (COPO) for zero VOC, two-pack flooring applications. Albodur COPOs are based on renewable resources and are hydrophobic in nature. These low visco… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
ICA Group, the leading Italian manufacturer of special coatings for wood, closed off 2006 with a consolidated turnover of €98 million—up 13.5% on the previous year. Underpinning this positive result is the company’s increasing turnov… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
H.B. Fuller’s net revenue for this year’s fourth quarter was $395.6 million, up 0.3% versus the fourth quarter last year. Fourth quarter net income was $75.7 million versus $23.3 million in last year’s fourth quarter. This year&rsqu… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Tuff Coat, LLC, has entered into an agreement with ACCESSA Coatings Solutions on its line of Ultra Tuff coatings. ACCESSA will serve as the sales and distribution partner of Tuff Coat’s Ultra Tuff Line of water-based, rubberized, non-slip coati… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
ShawCor Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, will invest $8.2 million in additional fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) pipe coating capacity for the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). This additional coating capacity will… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Chicago Metallic Corporation an­nounced that Precoat Metals, a division of Sequa Corporation has purchased the assets of Chicago Finished Metals, located in Bridgeview, IL. “The sale of our metal coating businesses will enable Chicago Meta… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Inc., Glenview, IL, has agreed to acquire mould release and coatings manufacturer Franklynn Industries, Inc. Franklynn will become a part of ITW Performance Polymers, an international business group of ITW. The company wil… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Euronav has made an agreement with Hempel to apply Hempasil, the company’s silicone fouling release system, to its two ultra-large crude carriers, the TI Asia and the TI Europe. The 380-meter tankers, which have a deadweight tonnage of more tha… Read More »



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