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Published January 17, 2007
Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Foamex 858, a defoamer that is effective in low-VOC (<50 g/l) architectural gloss and semi-gloss formulations. Foamex 848, a 20% active emulsion in water, eliminates foam with minimal… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Nelson Augé has joined Kelley Technical Coatings as executive vice president. Augé was formerly president of the Marcus Paint Company and was vice president of manufacturing and operations for the chemical coatings division of Sherwin-W… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
ITW Devcon Futura Coatings has appointed Lee Curry as market development manger for the water/wastewater industry. Curry came to ITW Devcon Futura Coatings from ICI Devoe, where he was the industrial coatings specialist for Georgia.… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Smithchem & Young LLC has appointed Robert Whiteley to the newly created position of vice president, business development. Whiteley will be responsible for growing the company’s customer and supplier base in the Northeast U.S. with an… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Eliokem has appointed Richard Flecksteiner product and process development engineer. In this position Flecksteiner will provide support for existing product lines as well as new product development. Flecksteiner most recently worked as a senior res… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Eliokem has appointed Richard Flecksteiner product and process development engineer. In this position Flecksteiner will provide support for existing product lines as well as new product development. Flecksteiner most recently worked as a senior res… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Jotun Powder Coatings has appointed Kjell Vidar Bergene divisional R&D manager. He will succeed Martyn Wilmott. Bergene brings 30 years experience in the powder coatings industry to his new position. Most recently, he was regional lab manager, Eu… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Patent No. U.S. 7,078,076 B2 Metal Coatings International has been granted a patent for a method for imparting corrosion-resistance to a metal substrate. The method is comprised of forming a liquid coating composition including a liquid medium, z… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
The Reflective Roof Coating Institute (RRCI) has announced its design parameters for a Field Weathering Study of Roof Coatings. This study will measure the impact of various factors on the loss of solar reflectance (SR) over time. With the growth of… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
With the support of BASF Coatings, the Russian company, Samara Reservoir Zavod company (SRZ), based in the Volga Valley, recently commissioned its first coil coating plant. BASF will be supplying nearly all the coatings for the plant. A corresponding… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
The Protech/Oxyplast Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, through its Belgian affiliate, Oxyplast Belgium NV, has purchased the powder coatings business of Flanders Powder NV, Wevelgem, Belgium. The deal also gives The Protech Group a participation in Ek… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Sika has agreed to acquire Proxan Dichtstoffe GmbH. The German company, located in Greiz, Thuringia, is a manufacturer of sealants for the production of insulated glass and for construction joints. Proxan develops, produces and sells sealants made fr… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
BASF Coatings Services Poland has signed an agreement with IBERIA Motor Company for the technical and commercial approval of Glasurit’s products as well as services offered by BASF Coatings Services Company. The agreement regulates the cooperat… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings (ANAC) has established a manufacturing base in Suzhou, China. The move supports its existing sales and distribution operations in Asia Pacific, first established in 1980, and is part of the company’s key strategic… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
SigmaKalon has agreed to acquire a stake in two leading Slovakian paint distributors. SigmaKalon will acquire the full ownership of HCH s.r.o.. The company has sales of €13.4 million and is based in Zilina. SigmaKalon also agreed to acquire a 60… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Coatings supplied by Akzo Nobel have been used to give Poland’s Plock Bridge its first ever anti-corrosive refurbishment. A high performance system was supplied by the company’s International Protective Coatings business, including Inter… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
DuPont Protective Coatings has agreed to sell its Protective Coatings product lines and related assets to the Switzerland-based Sika group. DuPont Pro­tective Coatings develops, produces and sells products designed to protect concrete, steel and… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
H.B. Fuller has completed the sale of its Powder Coatings business to The Valspar Corporation. The company… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
DuPont updated its fourth quarter 2006 earnings outlook for significant items. The company previously announced that 2006 reported earnings were expected to be approximately $2.86 billion. The company said additional items will be included in its fou… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 17, 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 Metallic… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 17, 2007
As we begin the New Year, I've been thinking about the stories we covered in Coatings World in 2006. When all is said and done, regardless of who we talked to-manufacturers, suppliers or consultants-or what markets they serve, the year was dominated… Read More »
Published January 17, 2007
Europe REACH: What does it mean? With the final approval of REACH legislation on the horizon, the coatings industry is facing new challenges. By Sean Milmo European Correspondent The European coatings sector is complaining about… Read More »
Toyo Ink Celebrates its Centennial
By Tim Wright
Published January 17, 2007
Having grown to one of the largest ink companies in the world, Toyo Ink has marked its 100th year. Moving forward, the company is focused on growing its paint pigments business. Read More »
Additives Market Report
By Tim Wright
Published January 17, 2007
Key issues facing additive suppliers include increasing raw material and energy prices, emerging markets and regulatory legislation. Read More »
Pigments Update 2006
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published January 17, 2007
Although the pigments market must continue to deal with rising raw material prices, improving economic conditions worldwide and cost cutting initiatives offer some much needed optimism. Read More »
Interior Architectural & Decorative Coatings Market
By Tim Wright
Published January 17, 2007
As paint makers in the U.S. and Western Europe struggle to make money under current market conditions, emerging regions offer opportunities for growth. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 11, 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 w… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 4, 2007
The Coatings Research Institute (CRI) of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has secured a one million dollar contract with the Department of Defense to work with the U.S. Air Force and conduct a variety of coatings research projects for the military b… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 20, 2006
ICI is investing in a second emulsion polymerization facility in China, underlining its strategic commitment to 'aggressive growth' in the region. Construction has started on the $20 million facility at the Songjiang Industrial Development Zone in Sh… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 20, 2006
The Protech/Oxyplast Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, through its Belgian affiliate, Oxyplast Belgium NV, has purchased the powder coatings business of Flanders Powder NV, Wevelgem, Belgium. The deal also gives The Protech Group a participation in Ek… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
PPG names general manager protective marine coatings PPG Industries has named Tom Mauck general manager of protective and marine coatings, a business created with the acquisition of the performance coatings and fin… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
International Paint names regional sales manager International Paint LLC, Houston, has hired Kevin Coleman as protective coatings regional sales manager for the Southeast. In his new position, Coleman will direct the company’s long-term effor… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Donahue named VP Valspar global wood coatings The Valspar Corp. has named Joseph Donahue group vice president, global wood coatings. In his new position, Donahue will be responsible for the leadership of Valspar’s wood coatings busines… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Charles Ross and Son Co. has completed its manufacturing plant in Wuxi, China. The expansion adds approximately 20,000 square feet to the existing building. The facility is located in Wuxi City, approximately 70 miles from Shanghai and manufactures s… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Huber Engineered Materials has released a new technical brochure discussing the use of its kaolin clay for use in industrial applications. The brochure includes discussion on the importance of brightness, particle size, finishing forms and engineerin… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
The Shepherd Color Company has introduced Dynamix, a line of sitr-in inorganic color pigments, to the coatings market. Dynamix pigments features superior dispersion characteristics. This new dispersion technology eliminates traditional milling and re… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Dow Corning Corp. has introduced two new low-cost antifoams for waterborne systems. Dow Corning 76 and 77 additives are effective, low-cost foam control solutions for a variety of waterborne formulations, including protective coatings and coatings fo… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Halox has launched its latest hybrid product, Halox 750, which integrates inhibitive synergies and is designed to save money, bridge inorganic and organic corrosion inhibitors into a single product, as well as reduce dependence on high zinc-containin… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
GE Advanced Materials has introduced CoatOSil Y-15790 and Y-15791 wetting agents. These fluorine-free additives offer high performance flow, leveling, spreading and wetting capabilities over a wider pH range for coatings formulators, according to th… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Rohm and Haas Company and Chemical Specialties, Inc. (CSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to serve the wood treatment industry. The new company brings together the wood biocides… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Akzo Nobel’s Aerospace Coatings business (ANAC) has signed a commercial licensing agreement with the North Dakota State University Research Foundation (NDSU) to develop products that contain chromate-free technology. Researchers at NDSU… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
BASF Coatings, Inc. has received an award from Nissan Motors Philippines, Inc. (NMPI) as a QCD Top Performer for 2005 in recognition of BASF’s exemplary performance in quality, delivery and cost and continuous support. BASF has been a s… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Hamburg-based container shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd AG has completed testing of International Marine Coatings’ Intersleek silicone paint on the underwater areas on four vessels. Intersleek, a coatings technology which does not use biocides… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
The new ten-story Melbourne City Council Building, built at a cost of AUD 51 million, has been awarded the first six star design rating from Australia’s Green Building Council. The building initiative utilized sustainable technology that… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
PPG Publishes new coraflon color guide The PPG Coil and Extrusion Coatings Group has released a new Coraflon Color Guide to help architects and building owners specify color for architectural metal components. The four-page brochure encompasses fiv… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. has acquired Rohm and Haas Company’s automotive coatings business, and will introduce NB Coatings, Inc. to serve North American customers. Nippon Paint purchased the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas business in N… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Huber Engineered Materials has released a new technical brochure discussing the use of its kaolin clay for use in industrial applications. The brochure includes discussion on the importance of brightness, particle size, finishing forms and engineerin… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
The Shepherd Color Company has introduced Dynamix, a line of sitr-in inorganic color pigments, to the coatings market. Dynamix pigments features superior dispersion characteristics. This new dispersion technology eliminates traditional milling and re… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Dow Corning Corp. has introduced two new low-cost antifoams for waterborne systems. Dow Corning 76 and 77 additives are effective, low-cost foam control solutions for a variety of waterborne formulations, including protective coatings and coatings fo… Read More »
Published December 18, 2006
Halox has launched its latest hybrid product, Halox 750, which integrates inhibitive synergies and is designed to save money, bridge inorganic and organic corrosion inhibitors into a single product, as well as reduce dependence on high zinc-containin… Read More »



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